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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.