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Level of Arch Support

Level of Arch Support

It is impossible to adequately cater for all feet with one arch profile, as a result, Archies Flip flops come in a Standard Arch support model and a High Arch Support model. Having the two arch profiles allows us better cater for you arch type and support needs.

Which one is better, the High Arch or the Standard Arch?

One arch profile is not necessarily better than the other. Both arch profiles have substantial orthotic / arch support and have a similar amount of support to that found in "off the shelf" orthotics. It’s just that the High Arch has increased support in comparison to the Standard Arch and one arch profile may be more suited to your foot type, personal preference and what you are used to. E.g - If you are used to wearing orthotics or other support footwear.

So, how do I know which model is the right one for me?

This is very easy and is not a big decision!

Arch Profile:

Select if:

High Arch

 

- If you are used to wearing orthotics or other supportive shoes and sandals.

- If you have high or normal type arches.

Standard Arch

 

- If you are not used to wearing orthotics or supportive footwear.

- If you have low arches / flat feet as the High Arch will likely feel that it has too much support (unless of course you are used to wearing orthotics with a lot of support).

- If unsure of which arch profile to go with, definitely go with the Standard Arch as it contains legitimate orthotic support, is super comfortable and almost every person absolutely loves and raves about this flip flop! You can consider going for the High Arch for your next pair, once your feet are used to having the support.

 Arch type guide:

      

Getting used to the feel of Archies

Most people put on Archies Flip Flops and they find them to be instantly and unbelievably comfortable! However, for some people, getting used to the support can take some time and in some occasions you may even experience some soreness. In the unlikely event your flip flops are not instantly comfortable, do not worry, after several days of wear, the flip flops will gradually mould to the shape of your foot and will become much more comfortable!

If you feel you have given the flip flops a good try and they are not starting to get much more comfortable (they should be very comfortable!), then it is likely that the arch profile that you have chosen is not the right one for your foot. In this case, the best thing would be to try the other arch profile and in most cases the result is an immediate improvement in comfort level!

In the unlikely instance that you are not 100% satisfied with your chosen arch profile, do not stress, we have an awesome returns policy! No charges to swap them if they are in a new condition and just $10.00 to swap them if they have been worn. Must be with 30 days of delivery. See our Exchanges, Refunds & Warranty Policy for further information. 

It is important to note; a bit of soreness when wearing the flip flops in can be the normal experience for some people, however, if you experience actual pain then you should not push through this. If soreness or pain persist, discontinue wearing the flip flops and please contact your health care professional.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the arch type, please feel free to contact our customer service team at customerservice@archiesfootwear.com 

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Size Conversion Chart

Archies Flip flops are unisex flip-flops, we do not have a separate size system for men and women.

Archies Flip flops sizing runs very true to your normal US running shoe size (for both men and women), so we suggest to select that for your size.

If you are often different sizes in different brands, or if you have any doubts as to which size to choose and or you simply want to confirm your size selection, then we suggest to measure your foot length using the instructions below and check the recommended corresponding size via the Archies Flip flops size conversion chart.  

Please click here for instructions on the best method to accurately measure your foot length

Women’s Size Conversion Chart

Using your normal ladies running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help you choose your Archies Flip flops unisex size. If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common ladies shoe size.

Please note: Even though the sizes are unisex, the sizes that are marked on the bottom of the flip flops are men’s sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex Size US Men’s 7 / US Women’s 8, the flip flop you will receive will be marked with the men’s sizes (US 7 UK 6 EURO 40), however, it will be the exact equivalent of the women’s size (US 8 UK 5.5 EURO 39).

Any questions about sizing? We would love to help! Please click here to contact our customer service team.

 Men's Size Conversion Chart

Using your normal men’s running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help choose your Archies Flip flops unisex size. If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common men’s shoe size.

Please note: Even though the sizes are unisex, the sizes that are marked on the bottom of the flip flops are men’s sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex Size US Men’s 10 / US Women’s 11, the flip flop you will receive will be marked with the men’s sizes (US 10 UK 9 EURO 45).

Any questions about sizing? We would love to help! Please click here to contact our customer service team.