Hi guys and girls, welcome to the Archies Flip Flops retailer website!
My name is Daniel Jones and I am Private Practice Physiotherapist from Melbourne and I am the designer of Archies Orthotic Flip Flops. While working as a Physio, I found myself continually warning my patients who required support to stop wearing typical flat flip flops.
Despite my best attempts to advise my patients to wear more supportive footwear, my pleas would almost always be ignored, as let’s face it, flip flops are a way of life in the Australian summer!
The realisation soon set in that at the time there were no orthotic flip flops on the market that adequately catered for the younger demographic who care about their health and fitness and none that I would personally wear myself! Furthermore, the price point of many of the available options was somewhat greater than what my patients would expect to pay for a typical flip flop.
After realising there was a large gap in the market, I soon set out to create a flip flop that not only offered orthotic support, but one that was both fashionable and affordable. It was my goal to create an orthotic flip flop that any health and fitness conscious individual could happily wear to and from training, after a game of sport, down the street, to the beach or just socialising with friends.
I also attempted to eliminate many of the other design flaws of 'regular flip flops' such as them often having a loose strap, having no heel elevation and having straps that are made from hard plastic which commonly causes irritation and often breaks at the toe pole.
I started my initial prototypes in my nan and pops shed and after five years of extensive testing, research and development, with input from some of Melbourne’s leading Podiatrists and Physiotherapist, Archies Arch Support Flip Flops were born!
We are a family run business operating from our home town in the country, Echuca-Moama on the NSW-VIC border and now supply many of Australia's leading Health Practices and Sports Stores.
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.
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.
The sizes that are marked on the bottom of the Flip Flop are unisex sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex 7 (Size US Men’s 7 / US Women’s 8), the Flip Flop you will receive will be marked with the unisex 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).
This does not change anything with regards to ordering. You can see the equivalent women's sizes in the size conversion chart and they are already converted for you at the checkout.
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.
The sizes that are marked on the bottom of the Flip Flops are unisex sizes which are the exact same as men's sizes. E.g – If you order a Unisex Size 10 (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). So just order your normal US men's size!