I have a question about hiking footwear and I hope to get some help here. I have some nerve damage in my right foot, and when I wear my Timberland boots my achilles tendons kill me with shooting pain and the balls of my feet get sore in just a few miles. Frequent rests, changing socks are of no help. So today, and almost on a whim, I hiked in just a pair of New Balance tennis shoes. I was amazed to learn that my feet don't hurt at all after using common tennis shoes. With that as background then, can anyone recommend hiking shoes that are more along the lines of tennis shoes than boots? I used them Timberlands for years without any issues, and all of a sudden they are like wearing torture devises. I liked them so much that I bought 2 x pair... Any help and guidance is appreciated.