I've had all kinds of foot/quads/ankles/calf/etc/whatever problems over the years (and fibromyalgia, and probably sunken arches in my feet and who knows what else) but I've found something that is very beneficial to me is to change shoes, particularly in relation to heel height, throughout the day. It has a dramatic effect on my posture, and I do better with heels elevated/more weight on the ball of my foot, but that's me.
I suggest starting from the foot upwards, and try to determine the most comfortable position for your feet, and then try to find ways to vary that just slightly throughout the day. Many here suggest the heel first stepping, but I now from nearly 40 years of walking that it's the most detrimental to my foot/arch/leg/hip/etc health. Try to figure out whether your comfort zone is based on pressure in the ball and lifting on the arch/heel, or walking more flat-footed or something in between. Once you figure that out, what is right for YOU, then select some quality footware, and if my experience helps, then next try to find a few minor variations on that theme to give your feet their comfort while also some changes.
On a side note, I've known for over 10 years that my feet do best with at least a 2" heel. I've put myself through he!! the last several days working in the (wet, clay, muckety, future) garden in flat boots, which has wreaked havoc on my whole body. If you're not sure what works for you, don't exclude a lifted heel, even 2" or more from your trials. It's hard to find work boots for me without putting in lifts, but it makes a big difference.
Bottom line: we're not all the same, even if we hail from the same genetic lines. My family is all over the place with foot issues, so who knows what our ancestors dealt with.