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I purchased these fins in 2017 for a trip to the Bahamas and only getting back to review. I purchased the short fins to take up less space in my suitcase (packed easily). They looked great and fit great, but I didn't like them at all for snorkeling. I had to kick more since the fins were short. I used my husband's fins when he wasn't wearing his. I am looking to purchase another set of fins, but will go with the "regular" length this time around.
I think these will be good if you're in the pool or looking to get a workout while snorkeling or swimming laps, but it just didn't work for me. I would purchase the same brand again because I liked everything else about these fins, just not the length.
I took these fins with me along with another brand to the Bahamas to try out. Unfortunately they were really hard to put on and take off my foot when at the beach or the pool. Maybe I needed a larger size but then they may not have stayed on. When I had them on they worked well but getting them on and off was the problem. I ended up giving them to grandson to use and using the other brand.
Fins fit well. They seem to be made nicely. Small enough to fit into carry on suitcase. BUT Not long enough to provide adequate propulsion while snorkeling. Point of fins is getting you around in the water, while these are better than bare feet, they just don't have enough kick for snorkeling.
The fins were very comfortable and fit true to size and were easy to pack. After a couple of days of using them to snorkel in the Caribbean we both decided we could use some longer fins, and we decided to rent them from the resort.
I'd really like to give these a 2.5 star rating. I used them in a rough ocean snorkeling near shore. If you put any force against them the webbed part folds under, not very useful. Ok for little or flutter kicks.
I got a sz down 5-6. They fit & feel comfortable. They’re light but sink. Not much power due to the lightweight & short blades. Non flexible & sleek soles are not useful for improving ankle flexibility &strength compared to rubber fins. No pushing off wall with these soles!