The increasingly popular brand name of footwear, the Archies Arch Support Thongs are designed by a physical therapist coming from Melbourne, Australia. Around Australia they call ‘thongs’ what the rest of the world terms ‘flip flops’ which can cause a good deal of misunderstanding as well as some humour as in Australia thongs does not refer to a scanty item of underclothing. This kind of footwear can give a great substitute for flat thongs and sandals, while at the same time offering some good orthotic type arch support and they are unbelievably comfortable. The quantity of arch support they have is very similar to what you can purchase in the chemist in the retail type of arch supports. Consequently they could be easily used as an alternative to foot orthotics or as an adjunct to foot orthotics if you can not wear the foot orthotics. In the event you use foot orthotics yet find it too difficult through the warmer weather climates to use your orthotics as much as you should, then the Archies really are a answer for this issue. Most of the people who use them just enjoy using Archies thongs around the house to save walking on hard tiles or floorboards. The Archies Arch Support Thongs come in a selection of sizes, colours and they are ultra-lightweight and are also thought to be high on style and desirability. This kind of footwear is very consistent with the lifestyle in Australia. They could be bought on the internet and quite a few podiatry and therapy practices are also stocking them because they are selling that well. Most of these clinicians who sell these thongs often comment that just about anyone who tries on a pair purchases them because they are that comfortable. It is often telling that these clinicians, their staff and their families who have a pair. People that use them like them. Although the product launched in Australia, now it is distributing internationally.