Most people put on Archies Flip Flops and they find them to be instantly and unbelievably comfortable! However, for some people, getting used to the support can take some time and in some occasions, you may even experience some soreness.
So in the unlikely event, your Archies Flip Flops are not instantly comfortable, do not worry, after several days of wear, the flip flops will gradually mould to the shape of your foot and will become much more comfortable.
This is similar to when someone first starts wearing orthotics, rarely are they instantly comfortable and it is very common for the user to feel some initial soreness as their feet adjust to having an arch underneath them and having their posture re-corrected.
To combat this, when wearing orthotics for the first time, Podiatrists frequently recommend that you wear them for short periods of time while your feet adjust to the orthotic. If you have started wearing Archies Flip Flops for the first time and you have felt some discomfort, then we suggest following a similar principle to what Podiatrist recommend and to wear them in gradually. E.g - You might like to wear them for an hour or so a day and gradually increase this until your feet become more comfortable with the arch.
We have had loads of experience with people who nearly wanted to throw the flip flops in the bin due the initial discomfort, only to never want to take them off their feet once they had moulded to the shape of their feet after a couple of weeks of use!
In fact, our customer surveys show that of the small number of people who experience discomfort when initially wearing the flip flops, this disappears in 80% of cases once they are properly worn in.
We normally recommend a minimum of 2 weeks of a ‘wearing in’ period before you decide whether the flip flops are right for you.
This is why we have our 30 Day Comfort Guarantee in which we allow you to wear them in over 30 days and if you are still not 100% satisfied, then you can still send them back for a full refund, even though they have been worn (for all refunds, you just need to pay for return postage regardless of whether they are in a new or used condition).
The fact of matter is, nearly always, once properly worn in, the flip flops will become super comfy.
However, in saying all of this, we absolutely do NOT advise any customers to 'push through' actual pain. A bit of discomfort YES, but pain, NO!
As such, if you do happen to feel some minor discomfort (not pain), we suggest to follow the above advice and see how this goes for you, you really have nothing to lose (it will not cost you a cent more or affect your refund in any way) by giving this a try.
If any soreness or pain continues to persist, then please contact your health care professional.
If the wearing in is not working – Try Heat Moulding:
The best process to make the flip flops comfortable is to gradually wear them in, however, if the discomfort is significant or it is not going away, then the other solution is to heat mould them. This normally instantly fixes the issue and can be done in a matter of minutes. Again, to reiterate, heat moulding does not affect your ability to get a refund.
For instructions on how to heat mould your Archies Flip Flops, please click here.