At this stage, we do not make thong’s that are of a different width, however, it is very rare that we cannot fit the thongs to someones feet, no matter how wide or narrow they are.
If the thongs are feeling a little narrow or tight, this can normally be worked out quite easily.
There are 3 things to consider with regards to the width of Archies Thongs:
1. The actual width of the thongs:
In terms of width, Archies Thongs are designed to be a reasonably narrow fitting thong. The outside edge of the foot hangs over the edge to some extent in most people, so please do not be concerned if this is the case for you, as this is the normal fit for Archies Thongs (Please see the below image). Even in the case that you have a bunion that overhangs, this is ok, the most important thing is that the thong is comfortable and the orthotic sits in the correct position on the foot.
Please see the image below of completely acceptable overhang.
2. The tightness of the strap:
Archies Thongs are designed with a tighter strap than normal thongs. This can lead to the perception that the thongs are too narrow and tight when it is simply the strap being too tight for your foot width. The good news is, while a tight strap is important for normal foot function, if the strap feels too tight, it is very, very easy to instantly fix this problem by stretching the strap until it reaches your desired level of tightness!
Please click here to learn more about why a tight strap is important and how to very quickly stretch it if it is too tight. Just scroll down to the bottom until you get to strap tightness.
3. Is the size in terms of length okay?
If the thongs are feeling a little too narrow, providing that you have the capacity to do so without the thongs becoming to big, often going up a size can help, as the thongs get bigger, there will be a corresponding increase in width.
If you would some advice regarding the fit of the thongs, please fill in our online fitting advice form by clicking here.