Archies Guide to the Perfect Fit
Our guide to ensuring Archies are the best fitting flip flops you have ever worn!
Archies Flip Flops are designed to be tighter fitting. They should “fit like a glove” with very little space in front of the toes and behind the heels so that the arch sits in the correct position on the foot. Follow this guide to get the perfect fit!
In Terms of Width
HOW ARCHIES SHOULD FIT
Our flip flops have been designed to be slightly narrower fitting than regular flip flops. The reason for this, is so the foot is held securely in the flip flop and the orthotic sits in the correct position under the foot. We find that most people, even those with wider feet can fit into the flip flops without issue, once they adjust the straps to suit their foot.
In Terms of Length
HOW ARCHIES SHOULD FIT
In terms of length, the flip flops were designed with a reasonably ‘snug / tight’ fit in mind. Before ordering we recommend you check out our size guide.
The reason we encourage you to wear your Archies nice and snug is so the orthotic sits in the correct position under the foot.
It is important to note, that it is not a concern if some of the back edge of the heel hangs over the edge of the flip flop (as per the image).
Of course, if your heel is completely over the edge of the heel cup and squashing down on the rim of the flip flop, then that is different, however, some heel overhang is ok. Again, the most important thing is that the flip flop is comfortable and the orthotic sits in the correct position on the foot.
To see how to correctly measure your foot length please click here
Have Tighter Straps?
WHY DO ARCHIES
Archies Flip Flops have been designed with a tighter strap compared to normal flip flops. Both podiatrists and customers alike, absolutely love this feature as it allows them to walk with a normal walking motion, often over impressive distances in comfort, and without issue!
The good news is, while a tight strap is essential for normal foot function, if the strap is too tight it is very easy to instantly fix this by stretching the strap and toe pole to reach your desired level of tightness.
Stretch Your Strap
1. To stretch the strap, simply hold the strap between your fingers and in small little increments stretch each section of the strap where it feels too tight. You can do the same for the toe pole if this feels too tight.
2. Continue to do this, trying the flip flop on and off, stretching the strap and toe pole until it has reached your desired level of tightness.
3. It is important to note, that while the straps are very elastic, once stretched, the strap will not return to its original tightness, so please be careful not to overdo the stretching!