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NEW CUSTOMERS - Why is it important to measure your foot length

Due to manufacturing variance, not all pairs of Archies Thongs are perfectly the same length and the length can vary from thong to thong, even though they have the same size number on them.

Also, just because you are normally a certain size in your regular thongs or shoes does not necessarily mean that you will be the same size in Archies Thongs!

If you are a new Archies Thongs customer, an accurate measurement your foot length is by far the best way to get the correct size.

By providing us with an accurate measurement of your foot length, our warehouse team will carefully hand pick a thong which will be custom suited to the length of your foot which will see the orthotic sit in the correct position. When we have an accurate measurement of your foot length, we almost always get the size perfect!

If you do not provide us with an accurate measurement of your foot length and you only provide us with your normal size, then we will simply send you a thong that is a ‘true / correct’ length in that size as per the Archies Thongs size conversion chart.

Please be warned, by not providing us with an accurate measurement of your foot length and just relying on the size number, you risk getting a pair of thongs that are not the correct length for your foot and you may have to exchange them…and no one wants that!

The best way to measure to your foot is to do the following:

  1. Stand on a piece of paper. This is best done on a hard surface such as floor boards or tiles (not carpet).

     

  2. The very back edge of your heel should be directly in line with the very back edge of the paper. Please be as accurate as possible.

     

  3. Mark the very back edge of the paper in the middle of the heel.

     


  4. Mark the very front of the big toe with a pen on the paper.

     

     
  5. Measure the distance between the two points in centimetres to the nearest millimetre. The line you end up measuring will be slightly diagonal.

     


 Note: in the circumstances that your 2nd toe is substantially bigger than your big toe, then measure to your second toe. If you have one foot bigger than the other, then measure your biggest foot.

Size Conversion 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 measure the length of your current pair of thongs 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

 

Already have a pair of Archies thongs?  Click here to see what Arch type you have.   

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.