The popular brand name of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs were created by a physical therapist from Melbourne, Australia. Around Australia they call ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world terms ‘flip flops’ which can create a great deal of misunderstanding and some comedy as in Australia thongs does not refer to a scanty item of underwear. This sort of footwear does provide an excellent alternative to popular flat thongs and sandals, whilst at the same time giving some good orthotic type arch support and are unbelievably comfortable. The height of arch support they have is quite comparable to what you can buy in the store in the retail version of arch supports. Because of this they can easily be used instead of foot orthotics or as a possible adjunct to foot orthotics if you can't use the foot orthotics. If you wear foot orthotics yet find it too difficult during the hotter weather climates to use your foot supports as much as you should, then the Archies can be a option for this problem. Most people who use them just love wearing Archies thongs around the house to save walking on hard tiles or flooring.
The Archies Arch Support Thongs come in a range of sizes, colours and are ultra-lightweight and they are considered high on fashion and desirability. This kind of footwear is very consistent with the lifestyle in Australia. They can be bought online and many podiatry and therapy clinics are also stocking them since they are selling that well. Most of these clinicians which offer them often comment that virtually anybody who tries on a pair will buy them since they are that comfortable. It is often telling that these clinicians, their staff as well as their families who have a pair. People who use them like them. Even though the product launched in Australia, now it is spreading internationally.