I finally consulted a foot doctor and he prescribed custom orthotics which made all the difference.
For everyday shoes, I wear New Balance. I go up a half size to accommodate the orthotics.
The all black ones allow me to "sneak" into a nicer restaurant. I always get back up pairs just in case.
For dressier occasions, I have a pair of Munro Pisces sandals in black patent. Very comfortable.
Or I wear my Joseph Seibel Theresa loafers. The buckle allows me
to adjust to accommodate the orthotics.
What really helps me is to wear sandals with arch support as house slippers at the end of the day. I have
Merrell and Joseph Seibel. These have worked pretty well to help my feet recover at the end of the day. My foot doctor told me I can never go barefoot.
I've also tried Naot, Keen, Brooks Ariel and Saucony, but the above have been very satisfactory for a long time.
The downside of custom orthotics is if I walk a lot, my feet can get very hot even though my New Balance has a lot of mesh. But I live with the compromise because PF is horrible and I don't want to stop traveling. Good luck with your feet. Hope this helps.