What are Slappa’s Thongs?

SLAPPA’S THONGS are a super comfy pair of thongs made out of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam. Made in a closed-cell injection mould means Slappa’s Thongs are all one piece, unlike most rubber thongs which have a plug. Slappa’s are designed to stay on and mould to your feet, obtain your personal foot shape, have great arch support, are extremely light, very durable, relax tired feet and are orthotic-friendly shoes.

They’re great for…

  • your posture
  • people who require orthotic sandals or footwear
  • people require plantar fasciitis shoes
  • shoes for heel spurs
  • provide great comfort for people with knee and back problems
  • tired feet
  • swollen feet
  • fishing or boating
  • pregnancy

AND come highly recommended by all who wear them!


Established in 2010 by Denise Dunn in Darwin, the Top End of Australia, the first shipment of Slappa’s Thongs were snapped up at Darwin’s world famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in June 2010.

Slappa’s Thongs is a proudly family owned and operated Australia-based business specialising in the retailing, wholesaling and distribution of EVA arch support thongs.

Slappa’s Thongs are made in China due to the unavailability of manufacturing in Australia. However, we ensure that our thongs are produced safely with no child labour being used in the manufacturing of our products.

Check out our FAQ page for more information.


Most people all over the world may own a pair of thongs, but at Slappa’s, we REALLY know our thongs! Thongs are an essential item when living in Darwin and all over Australia. Most people own 3 or 4 pairs!


This is the story of Slappa’s

Founder Denise Dunn tells how Slappa’s Thongs came to be:

After 16 years in the banking / finance industry, and the birth of our second child, I decided it was time for a career change to allow time with our children and not have to put them in childcare. The opportunity to create my own line of super comfy thongs with arch support was definitely the challenge I needed.

I took up the challenge to produce and design my own line of thongs, also known as flip flops, jandals (New Zealand), chappals (India), zori (Japan), slippers or sandals (China). I wanted to create a thong that had good arch support but was delightfully comfortable and still affordable. The final result is the Slappa’s Thongs as they are today. Made of EVA foam, Slappa’s are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, able to be worn in and out of the water and, most importantly, provide the arch support so many other thongs lack. 

Since commencement in 2010 Slappa’s Thongs has grown beyond all my expectations. We now offer wholesaling, have expanded into outlets around Australia, and offer e-commerce through our website so Slappa’s Thongs can be purchased with ease anywhere in the world.

Slappa’s Thongs is a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis SA foundation.