The type of footwear should be designed to protect the ankles. It should be slightly wide so as not to squeeze your feet too tightly, as it is normal for them to swell a little as you walk, which is why you should stop along the stages and loosen the shoes to relieve the pressure.
It should be waterproof footwear that allows perspiration. While in accommodation, try to wear other footwear, such as sandals or flip-flops, which you can also use for bathing. To make walking easier, you can use a staff or a walking stick, which will also help on steeper paths.