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Open Heel Fins for X-tra small feet?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Mike81, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Mike81

    Mike81 Guest

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    Hello!

    So my wife and I just got back from Cozumel, and had a great time. My wife had an equipment malfunction which we need to fix before our next trip. Her fins were too big and kept falling off, so for a quick fix we wound up jambing a washcloth in each fin pocket to push her feet out further so the straps didn't slip off.

    Some details:
    Shoe size is a womens size 5. Fins were Mares avanti x3 in size x-small.

    Booties:
    Deep See 5/3mm Aqua-Purge Medium Sole Low Top Boots

    Does anyone know of an open heel fin that is suitable for a woman with size 5 feet? She would prefer to keep these booties, as she tried about 7 other pairs (diff manufacturers) and none fit as well as these. She loves the fins too, but not if they fall off!



    Thanks!
    Mike
     
  2. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

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    consider changing the strap to a spring strap? if the problem is that the straps don't get tight enough, that might fix it. then again, if the problem is that the foot pocket is way too big, i don't think it would.
     
  3. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Nancy wears a size 4 or 5 (depending on brand) shoe. She loves her medium Scubapro Lightning Jet Fins.
     
  4. Mike81

    Mike81 Guest

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    Thank you both for the suggestions.

    Walter, I checked the Scubapro jet fins offered by Leisure pro, the medium says its for a women's 9-10? Seems like a big difference? I guess my wife will have to go into a store and try them on.
     
  5. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    The medium is tiny. There is no size small. They work for Nancy and she is teenie tiny.
     
  6. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    My wife also has a size 4 or 5 and she also wears Scubapro medium jet fins.

    At first she also had a hard time getting small booties that would fit her, but now she actually has two different models that work for her.

    Good luck
     

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