The good old Aussie thong has been a staple of the Australian footwear range for many years. They turn up just about everywhere, from the supermarket to the beach, you can just about be guaranteed to spot someone wearing a pair of pluggers!
What most of us never realise, is that the traditional design provides little or no orthotic support and can in fact be harmful to your feet and lower limbs.
Daniel Jones, a local Australian Physiotherapist found himself continually warning his patients to stop wearing typical flat thongs, but despite his best attempts to get his patients to wear more supportive footwear, his pleas were almost always ignored.
The realisation soon set in that there was presently no orthotic arch support thongs on the market, so Daniel set out to design an arch support orthotic thong that any health and fitness conscious individual would happily wear.
After five years of extensive testing, research and development, with input from some of Melbourne’s leading Podiatrists and Physiotherapist, Archies Arch Support Thongs were born!
The orthotic thongs incorporate the same amount of support that you would find from an ‘off the shelf’ orthotic, however with the patented design, they look just like normal thongs.
Try out a pair of Archies Arch Support Thongs at the 2017 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo, 21-23 April, Nambour Showgrounds. http://caravancampingexpo.com.au