The ever more popular brand of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs were created by a Physiotherapist from Melbourne, Australia. In Australia they call ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world names ‘flip flops’ which may create a good deal of bafflement and some humour as in Australia thongs doesn't refer to a tiny piece of under garments. This type of footwear can give an excellent alternative to flat thongs and sandals, while at the same time offering some good orthotic type arch support and are exceptionally comfortable. The height of arch support that they have is quite similar to what you can buy in the retail store in the retail kind of arch supports. Because of this they could easily be used instead of foot orthotics or as a possible adjunct to foot orthotics if you can not wear the foot orthotics.
If you use foot orthotics yet find it too difficult in the hotter weather climates to use your orthotics as much as it is best to, then the Archies really are a remedy for this problem. Most people who use them just love wearing Archies thongs in and around the home to save walking on hard tiles or floorboards. The Archies Arch Support Thongs come in numerous sizes, colours and are also ultra-lightweight and they are thought to be high on fashion and desirability. This kind of footwear is very consistent with the lifestyle in Australia. They could be bought over the internet and numerous podiatry and physiotherapy practices are also offering them since they are selling that well. Most of these clinicians that offer them frequently comment that basically anybody who tries on a pair purchases them since they are that comfortable. It is often telling that these clinicians, their employees and their families who have some. Those that use them like them. Although the product began in Australia, it is now growing internationally.