In Australia “thongs” are what the rest of the world call “flip flops”. These types of footwear are an important part of the lifestyle there. The Archies Thongs are flip flops that have an arch built into them, so they are proving popular as an alternative and as an adjunct to foot orthotic therapy.
The amount of support that they have is roughly the same as a pre-fabricated foot orthotic, so there is no reason why they can not be used as an alternative to foot orthotics when indicated. The Archies Thongs come in multiple colours and multiples sizes.