The well-liked brand name of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs were created by a physical therapist from Melbourne, Australia. In Australia they call ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world names ‘flip flops’ which may lead to a great deal of confusion and some comedy as in Australia thongs does not refer to a revealing piece of under garments. This kind of footwear does provide an effective substitute for flat thongs and flip flops, while at the same time giving some good orthotic type arch support and they are astonishingly comfortable. The height of arch support they have is very comparable to what you could purchase in the store in the retail version of arch supports. Consequently they can easily be used rather then foot orthotics or as a possible adjunct to foot orthotics if you can not use the foot orthotics. If you wear foot orthotics but find it difficult during the hotter weather climates to wear your foot supports as much as you ought to, then the Archies can be a remedy for this problem. Many people who use them just really like using Archies thongs in and around the house to avoid walking on hard tiles or floorboards. The Archies Arch Support Thongs are available in a selection of sizes, colours and are ultra-lightweight and they are considered high on style and desirability. This type of footwear is very consistent with the way of life in Australia. They can be purchased over the internet and numerous podiatry and physiotherapy clinics are also offering them since they are selling that well. Most of these clinicians that sell these thongs often remark that pretty much anybody who tries on a pair purchases them because they are that comfortable. It is frequently telling that these clinicians, their staff and their families who have some. People that use them like them. Even though the product launched in Australia, now it is distributing overseas.