Archies Thongs have 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. As such, the thongs have been extremely popular with many of Australia’s Elite Athletes and leading Health and Fitness Experts. Click here to read about what’s actually wrong with the design of typical flat thongs?
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. Podiatrists 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 lightweight 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.
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