The Archies Arch Support Thongs are really a approach to a frequent dilemma. Firstly, in Australia what the world term “flip flops”, those in Australia label them “thongs”. Around Australia that word does not mean a revealing piece of underwear. Australia is the flip flop center of the world and what they call thongs are an significant part of the lifestyle due to its laid back character and the environment. The trouble with using this kind of "shoe" is that not everybody is able to wear them, particularly when they have some kind of foot or lower leg problem that requires foot orthoses or insoles. There is certainly simply no way you can use these types of inserts with thongs. The thing is that people who need foot orthotics may need to use them a lot, at least to begin with, to overcome their problems. This isn't always possible if the climate and choices are not necessarily works with what the foot orthotics should be used in.
For this reason the Archies Arch Support Thongs are becoming so well received in Australia. The product comes with an arch support built into them and so you may do away with the need to have foot orthoses. The volume of arch support constructed into The Archies is around the same as what you get in the over-the-counter arch supports available on the market separately. The podiatry profession has been broadly encouraging of this product and many podiatry practices are actually marketing them. They promote these as they can be used as part of the strategy for individuals that can't or will not likely use foot supports as they want to wear this kind of footwear. Even people who do have foot orthotics are purchasing these Archies separately since they give them choices in warmer temperatures as opposed to the foot orthotics that they will be wearing in other shoes. They are now available to help flat feet in children.