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#1415 - 08/01/01 12:43 AM fins for large wide feet
adndvr Offline
just got here

Registered: 07/31/01
Posts: 1
I am relatively new to diving, but I am getting more and more hooked. So far, I have always rented gear, but I think it's time to get my own.

However, I happen to carry with me a set of rather nonstandard feet: large (US size 13) and - what's more important - very wide. The painful problem I encounter every time I dive is that whatever fins I try, I end up crying under water when the fin pockets squeeze the sides of my feet.

Does anyone has a recommendation for a fin with extra wide pockets? The width of the pockets will have to be the primary criterion; design/performance will have to take the back seat.

(I guess the obvious answer is that with feet that large and that wide, who needs fins! Unfortunately, I do not have webbing between toes...)

Of the rented fins I tried, ScubaPro Twin Jets were the least painful. Atomic Aquatics SplitFins were distant second.

Thanks!


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#1416 - 07/31/01 02:56 PM Re: fins for large wide feet
Rebecca Offline
veteran

Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
The Genesis Aquaflex in XL run super wide! You can also get the Apollo Bio fin in XL and not have to give up the performance.

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#1417 - 08/01/01 09:05 AM Re: fins for large wide feet
martinjc Offline
avid diver

Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 8
Loc: Columbus, OH, USA
I have size 14 feet and purchased the XL Genesis Aquaflex from DiversDiscount - they fit great!

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#1418 - 08/07/01 12:11 AM Re: fins for large wide feet
bpadivers Offline
veteran

Registered: 03/19/01
Posts: 88
Loc: Roswell, NM
SCUBApro twinjet. I have wide feet as well, they are the only split fins I have found that will fit

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#1419 - 08/06/01 02:01 PM Re: fins for large wide feet
Rebecca Offline
veteran

Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 561
I just sold a pair of Apollo Bio fins to a guy with a wide size 15 foot. I don't think you will have a problem fitting into the Bio-fin with a wide size 13.
If you are looking for a split fin the Apollo was rated the best by scuba lab.

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