The popular brand name of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs were created by a physical therapist coming from Melbourne, Australia. Around Australia they call ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world terms ‘flip flops’ which does cause a good deal of misunderstandings as well as some humour as in Australia thongs doesn't refer to a revealing item of lingerie. This kind of footwear does provide a great option to flat thongs and flip flops, while at the same time offering some good orthotic type arch support and are very comfortable. The amount of arch support they have is quite a lot like what you could purchase in the chemist in the retail kind of arch supports. Therefore they could easily be used rather then foot orthotics or as a possible adjunct to foot orthotics if you can not use the foot orthotics. If you wear foot orthotics yet find it too difficult through the warmer weather climates to wear your orthotics as much as you should, then the Archies really are a remedy for this issue. Many people who use them simply really like using Archies thongs in and around the house to save walking on hard tiles or flooring.
The Archies Arch Support Thongs are available in numerous sizes, colours and are ultra-lightweight and are also thought to be high on style and desirability. This type of footwear is really consistent with the lifestyle in Australia. They can be ordered on the internet and many podiatry and therapy clinics are also stocking them as they are selling that well. Many of these clinicians who sell them often comment that just about anybody who tries on a pair purchases them because they are that comfortable. It is often telling that these clinicians, their employees as well as their families who have some. Those who use them like them. Even though the Archies product started in Australia, it is now distributing internationally.