At present, not all of our thongs are marked as Standard Arch or High Arch, however we are in the process of doing this.
In the meantime, if you have purchased a thong and it is not marked as either High Arch or Standard Arch then it is very easy to tell by looking at the size system on the bottom of the thongs because they both follow a different system. We are also in the process of converting the size systems of the Standard Arch so that it is the same as the High Arch system, however this will not be finished for some time.
Please see the below High Arch Size Chart and the Standard Arch Size Chart:
Archies Arch Support Thongs are a unisex thong, however the sizing of Archies Footwear follows US Men's sizing.
For women, your Archies Thong size will always be one size less than your normal ladies size. For example, if you are normally a size 8 US Womens, then the corresponding size in Archies Thongs would be a size 7 US.
The table below is only a size guide and if you are a NEW CUSTOMER, we strongly recommend that you provide us with a measurement of your foot length as this is the most accurate way to get your size correct. Why is it important to measure my foot length if I am new customer? What is the best way to measure my foot length?
Even if you are an EXISTING CUSTOMER and you already know your Archies Thong size, we still strongly recommend that you and provide this with your order. Why do I need to measure my thong if I have already know my Archies Thongs size? What is the best way to measure my current thong length?
Archies Footwear Size Conversion Chart
Providing us with an accurate measurement of your foot length or the length of your existing thong with your order is an extremely accurate way to get you the perfect size pair of thongs and is far more accurate than just going off your normal shoe size as we can custom fit the thong to the length of your foot. As such, when we have your foot / existing thong measurements, we more or less disregard the size number you select e.g Size 8 and instead we use the measurements you provide to us to find you the perfect fitting thong e.g 26.3 cm.
The size number is more there to help provide us with additional information, keep control of our inventory and for those who are too busy (or lazy, haha) to measure. However, where both measurements and normal size are provided, the measurements will always take precedence over the Archies Size number when it comes to selecting your thong. So please take the time to measure accurately exactly as per our measuring instructions, as it will help us to get the best fitting thong possible for your foot.
It is important to understand that peoples feet do not fit perfectly to a size chart, therefore, using your foot / existing thong measurements is simply a much more precise way to get a fit that is specifically suited to your foot, rather than just using a size chart that does not account for quarter and half sizes etc.