Archies Flip Flops are great for people with Achilles Tendonitis and many people with this problem find them to be far superior for their Achilles pain than normal flip flops!
There are many different causes of Achilles Tendonitis/Pain, however, two of the main factors are wearing footwear that is too flat in the heel section as well as having no arch support.
In flat footwear with no heel elevation, the Achilles is placed on a constant stretch which can stress and aggravate the tendon.
Archies Flip Flops are made from a super comfortable foam material and they have an elevated heel section with soles that are generally thicker and softer than normal thongs which is great for reducing the stress and strain that would be otherwise transferred to the vital structures of the feet such as the Achilles tendon.
When the foot is not supported properly via appropriate arch support, if the foot rolls in due to having no support, the lower leg also follows and rolls in which can produce a whipping like action on the Achilles tendon which over time, can lead to to the development and maintenance of Achilles Tendonitis. The arch support found within Archies Flip Flops helps to support the foot in a more optimal position and helps to take the load and stress on the Achilles tendon.
In fact, many podiatrist recommend to their patients with Achilles pain to wear the flip flops in and around the house as an indoor slipper. Rather than walking around on the hard tiles and floorboards, the thongs are great to give some support to the foot, take some load off the heel and plantar fascia while giving your feet a break from shoes and some much needed fresh air!