The increasingly popular brand of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs are designed by a physical therapist coming from Melbourne, Australia. In Australia they name ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world calls ‘flip flops’ which may create a lot of misunderstanding plus some humour as in Australia thongs doesn't refer to a tiny item of underwear. This kind of footwear does provide a good substitute for flat thongs and sandals, while at the same time offering some legitimate orthotic type arch support and are amazingly comfortable. The amount of arch support that they have is quite similar to what you could buy in the pharmacy in the retail type of arch supports. Therefore they can be easily used rather then foot orthotics or as an adjunct to foot orthotics if you can't use the foot orthotics. If you use foot orthotics but find it too difficult in the hotter weather environments to wear your foot orthotics as much as you ought to, then the Archies are a remedy for this issue.
A lot of people who use them simply enjoy using Archies thongs in and around the home to save walking on hard tiles or floorboards. The Archies Arch Support Thongs are available in a selection of sizes, colours and are ultra-lightweight and they are thought to be high on fashion and desirability. This type of footwear is very consistent with the lifestyle in Australia. They could be purchased over the internet and numerous podiatry and physiotherapy practices are also offering them because they are selling that well. Most of these clinicians which offer these thongs frequently remark that basically anybody who will try on a pair buys them since they are that comfortable. It is often telling that these clinicians, their staff and their families who have a pair. Those who use them like them. Even though the product started in Australia, now it is spreading overseas.