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Are Archies Flip Flops and Slides hard or soft?Updated 8 months ago

Most people put on their Archies Footwear and find them instantly comfortable! However for some people, it may feel a little firm, however after a few wears the footbed will mould to the shape of your foot making it even more comfortable, and you will find it will soften. This doesn't take long at all :). 

If they do feel a little firm we suggest giving them a little 'wear-in time'. Wearing your Archies Flip Flops and Slides for 20 minutes at a time for two weeks or so and they will feel super comfy! 

We also have a heat moulding technique we can suggest if they are still too firm after you have worn them a few times. 

What is the heat mould technique?

Archies Flip Flops and Slides are made from a special form of foam that responds to heat. When heated, the material will become soft and mouldable, so heating them and then standing on them will customize the footbed to your feet. If the strap and toe pole and/or the band are feeling tight, we also recommend stretching them while the material is warm.

How to heat mould your Archies Flip Flops and Slides

You will be using boiling water, please be very careful.

You will need the following: a kettle, a clean sink, and a towel to place on the floor

  1. Boil the kettle.
  2. Put the footwear with the arch facing down in the kitchen sink with the plug-in. 
  3. Once the kettle has boiled, pour boiling water over the footwear, making sure the arch remains covered by the water.
  4. Keep the flip flops in the boiling water for 1 minute. Leave the slides in the hot water for about 5 minutes.
  5. Take out and pat dry with the towel (of course be careful not to burn yourself with the hot water!).
  6. Place the towel on the floor and position the footwear on the towel.
  7. Stand on the footwear as quickly as possible trying to put all of your body weight into the footwear particularly trying to squash down the areas where the arch feels too high.
  8. Do this for about 3-4 minutes. It's often good to transfer weight from one leg to the other so that the majority of the body weight goes through the footwear for a period. We also recommend stretching the toe poles and straps and/or the bands if they are too tight.

You can repeat this as many times as necessary until the footwear has moulded perfectly to your feet.

 

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