Discussion - General questions.

I am 47yrs old. Recently been diagnosed with cmt. Now, I know why I never was
an athlete. I would like your thoughts. I work with my hands for a living, do I 
need to inform my employer of my status. Also, shoes, what do you recommend?
Tried New Balance and the custom made Adidas. No real help. I get new orthotics
yearly. They are made of a soft material. My feet are always tired and sore. So any
advice would be great.