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Fins for Big Feet -- Size 15? Help Needed!

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by gigantor, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. gigantor

    gigantor Garibaldi

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    Hi All,

    I'm new to the board, joined because I am looking for some help and guidance. I'm planning on getting into diving more seriously, but am first looking for some decent fins for a snorkelling trip, that I can hopefully also use for diving.

    My dilemna is that I have big feet -- size 15, and am looking for a good entry level fin that won't be too tight. Does such a fin exist? I checked with a local dive shop, but they were unsure.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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  3. kidspot

    kidspot Instructor, Scuba

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    welcome to the board giganator!

    I switched to Jet fins while still only snorkeling, they are heavy and bulky, but I loved them and now that I'm diving with scuba they are really perfect. While snorkeling they made it easier to get down quicker - due partly to weight and partly to stiff blades. The XXL ScubaPro Jet fin will probably fit feet up to size 16 (maybe even 17) and IDI Turtle fins are still nice and roomy at size 15. You can check out the comparison I've done on them all at http://www.kidspot.org/personal/scubaboard/fincomparison.html

    I'm sure others will give good advice for other styles of fins, but I love my Jets and have not touched any of my other fins since I got them (no more foot cramps!!!!)


    Aloha, Tim
     
  4. kidspot

    kidspot Instructor, Scuba

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  5. gigantor

    gigantor Garibaldi

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    Thanks to both you for the quick replies! I'll look into these!

    Thanks again!
     
  6. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

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    Keep it simple... I have size 14 and wear USD Blades over Harvey's 5-MM Dri-Flex Seal Boots.

    Look at the Blades II version.
     
  7. SteveDiver

    SteveDiver Manta Ray

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    What do you need fins for? Just tape your toes together.. LOL (-:
     
  8. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Holy cow we posted one minute apart.....lol.

    If all else fails just do like goofystan stated and tape your toes together :D
     
  9. freediver

    freediver Instructor, Scuba

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    size 14W here but any XL or 2XL open heels seem to work. I have Volos and Quattros and they fit fine. If you're like me, the problem isn't finding fins but fin boots that feel right.
     
  10. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

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    >My dilemna is that I have big feet -- size 15, and am looking for a good entry level fin that won't be too tight.<

    If you're looking for entry-level full-foot models, Eyeline floating dive fins come in size 15-17. See:

    http://www.allswim.com/training_aids-legs-feet.html

    Hope this helps.

    David
     

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