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How do you know which level of arch support is best for you?

Level of Arch Support

At Archies Footwear we know that it is impossible to adequately cater for all feet with one arch profile, as a result, Archies Arch Support 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 a similar amount of support to that found in off the shelf orthotics. It’s just that the high arch support model has increased support in comparison to the standard arch support mode 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!

If you are used to wearing orthotics or other supportive shoes and sandals, then it is likely that you will prefer the feel of our of high arch support model.

If you are not used to wearing orthotics or supportive footwear, then our standard arch model will likely be a better choice for you.

If you have low arches / flat feet, then you will likely prefer our standard arch model, as the high arch support will likely feel that it has too much support (unless of course you are used to wearing orthotics with a lot of support).

If you have high or normal type arches, then you will be fine in either our high arch support model or our standard arch support model, it would just come down to personal preference of what you are used to and your support needs.

Flat-Low Arch Profile - Archies FootwearRegular - Normal Arch Profile - Archies FootwearHigh Arch Profile - Archies Footwear

Click the following text to find out how to know if your last pair of flip flops was a High Arch or a Standard Arch model.

Not sure which one to go with?

If unsure of which one to go with then definitely go with the standard arch support model, it still contains legitimate orthotic / arch support, it is super comfortable and almost every person absolutely loves and raves about this flip flop! You can then consider going for the high support model at another stage once your feet are used to having the support.

Regardless of which model you choose, do not stress, it’s not a big decision! Both models have substantial orthotic / arch support and it is highly likely you will be happy with whatever you choose! In the unlikely event that you choose a model and are not 100% satisfied, simply post the flip flops back to us in new / unworn condition and we will happily send you a replacement pair in the other model free of charge. To prevent misuse of this offer, return postage of the original pair is at the expense of the customer, but we will happily pay for the postage on the replacement pair.

Size Conversion Chart

Archies Flip-Flops are unisex flip flops; however, the sizing follows US Men's sizing.

We do not have a separate size system for women (it is very easy for ladies to convert their size to their Archies Flip Flop size using the size conversion chart).

Archies Flip-Flops sizing runs very true to your normal US running shoe size, 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

If after all of this, you still have any questions or doubts as to which size to choose, then please contact us at customer service and we will provide you with our best recommendation as to which size to choose.

In the unlikely event that you do happen to get the size wrong (we have very low returns); no stress, we have free returns for incorrect size choice so we can get it right the second time not cost for you (even for international orders).

Women’s Size Conversion Chart

For women, your Archies Flip-Flops size will always be one size less than your normal ladies running shoe size (as the sizes are in men’s sizes).  For example; if you are normally a Women’s Size 9 US in running shoes, then the corresponding size in Archies Flip-Flops would be an Archies Flip-Flops Size 8 (US).

Using your normal ladies running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help you choose your Archies Flip-Flops size.

If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common ladies shoe size.

Archies Footwear - Female Flip flops Size conversion chart - which ladies size will I be in Archies?

Men's Size Conversion Chart

Archies Flip-Flops sizes follow the same size system as US Men’s sizes. Using your normal men’s running shoe size, simply use the size conversion chart to help choose your Archies Flip-Flops size.

If you do not own a pair of running shoes, just select your most common men’s shoe size.

Archies Footwear - Mens Size conversion Chart - which size will I be in Archies?