Customers who have narrow feet normally love our flip flops because the tight strap keeps their feet securely held in. Archies Flip Flops are designed with a ‘snug / tight’ fit in mind. They should “fit like a glove” with very little space in front of your toes and behind your heels. This will ensure that the arch support is in the correct position on the foot.
Please remember, if the strap and or toe pole is too tight and stopping you from getting your foot all the way in, just stretch it with your hands until it fits perfectly.
If you receive your Archies Flip Flops and they feel too narrow or tight, please follow the steps below:
While the straps are super strong, there are some places you should never stretch
- Directly on a seam line (indicated by a faint line through the strap).
- You should also avoid directly stretching the straps where they insert onto the top of the toe pole (the V joining shape).
- On the sides where the straps join to the footbed.
If you follow these instructions, the straps are almost impossible to break!
To stretch the strap, simply hold the strap between your fingers and in small little increments, stretch each section of the strap where it feels too tight. You can do the same for the toe pole if this feels too tight or uncomfortable.
If you try the flip flops back on and they are still too tight, you may have to increase the force of your stretching, and repeat this process multiple times until they have reached your desired level of tightness. Don’t be afraid to give them a good pull if they really are too tight!