Our flip flops have been designed to be slightly narrower fitting than regular flip flops. The reason for this, is so the foot is held securely in the flip flop and the orthotic sits in the correct position under the foot. If you have a particularly wide foot, we recommend choosing one size up and expect some overhang of the outside edge of the foot. However, please be aware, most people with a wide foot-overhang a little but still absolutely love the flip flops and wear them without any issues once they adjust the straps to suit their foot.
Please see the image below of normal overhang.
If you receive your Archies Flips and they feel too narrow or tight please follow the steps below:
How to stretch the strap on Archies:
1. 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.
2. Continue to do this, trying the flip flop on and off, stretching the strap and toe pole until it has reached your desired level of tightness.
3. It is important to note, that while the straps are very elastic, once stretched, the strap will not return to its original tightness, so please be careful not to overdo the stretching!
If they are still too tight after trying this step we recommend going up a size! Simply fill out an exchange form and our customer service team will be in touch!