About the Product
With up to 2.2cm of orthotic support, Archies Thongs incorporate the same amount of support that you would find from an ‘off the shelf’ orthotic, however with the patented design, they look just like normal thongs. The support found within Archies Footwear may help to support the foot in a more biomechanically appropriate position thereby easing the stresses and strains that would otherwise be transferred to the musculoskeletal system.
The thongs are made out of an unbelievably comfortable, high quality foam material and really have a “wow” factor for anyone that tries them on. Once you get used to them, you will never want to take them off your feet and most people say that they simply cannot wear ‘normal thongs’ after wearing Archies Thongs!
Podiatrists in particular are finding that Archies Thongs are perfect for their patients when they are not wearing their orthotics, giving their patients a break from their shoes and some much-needed fresh air while still giving them substantial support. Podiatrist are also finding that Archies Thongs are very useful for people suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, the soft arch support helps provide a more optimal environment for healing to occur when compared to walking bare-feet on hard surfaces or typical flat thongs. As such, many people both with and without foot conditions, especially those with hard floor-board and tiles simply wear the thongs in and around the house when they are not wearing their shoes.
One of the features of the thongs that Health Professionals like the most about Archies Thongs is the tighter strap and the extremely light weight design which allows more optimal foot function and enables the user to walk with a more natural gait pattern than what they would experience when wearing other thongs. The tighter strap, super soft foam and the arch support found within Archies Thongs often enables the user to walk for long distances in the thongs without pain, making them the perfect thongs for travelling where large amounts of walking will be done. Due to a combination of these design features, we receive an enormous amount of feedback from customers who have previously never been able to wear thongs or who used to get pain from wearing thongs but are able to wear Archies Thongs often over impressive distances without any issues.
Archies Thongs are unisex Thongs, we do not have a separate size system for men and women. Archies Thongs sizing runs very true to your normal US running shoe size (for both men and women), so we suggest to select that for your size.
If you are often different sizes in different brands, or if you have any doubts as to which size to choose and or you simply want to confirm your size selection, then we suggest to measure your foot length using the instructions below and check the recommended corresponding size via the Archies Thongs size conversion chart.
Women’s Size Conversion Chart
Using your normal ladies running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help you choose your Archies Thongs unisex size. If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common ladies shoe size.
The sizes that are marked on the bottom of the thong are unisex sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex 7 (Size US Men’s 7 / US Women’s 8), the thong you will receive will be marked with the unisex sizes (US 7 UK 6 EURO 40), however, it will be the exact equivalent of the women’s size (US 8 UK 5.5 EURO 39).
Men’s Size Conversion Chart
Using your normal men’s running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help choose your Archies Thongs unisex size. If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common men’s shoe size.
The sizes that are marked on the bottom of the thongs are unisex sizes which are the exact same as men’s sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex Size 10 (US Men’s 10 / US Women’s 11), the thong you will receive will be marked with the men’s sizes (US 10 UK 9 EURO 45). So just order your normal US men’s size!