I just bought a pair of these in an XL. My shoe size is a 12 us. With 5 mm neosport sock, and my foot in the fin resting on the floor I can fit a finger between the top of my foot and the upper wall of the foot cup. That seems a little loose. Also, when I tighten the straps so that they're snug, I feel like my toes are being jammed into the front of the foot cup. Any tips on getting a better fit?
STEPHEN S These fins are not meant to be worn with neoprene socks. If you tried a pair of dive booties (either hard or soft sole), it should fix the space issue.
LYMAN P I always wear dive boots. They make all fins feel more comfortable.
JAMES G I have the same size foot and the same fins.
XL have a very big foot pocket...and wearing just a sock, there would be a lot of room on the sides.
Because this fin has a very stiff foot pocket, if you pull the straps too tight, they will end up crushing your toes.
So, what to do...well if you want to wear socks, get 7mm ones, and don't tighten the fins straps too tight .
However, I would suggest you get a nice par of heavy dive boots..the ones that have a sort of jogging shoe sole work great. This fills up the width, prevents your toes from getting crushed and makes these fins really comfy.
Note: I have springs straps on mine and love them.
earl w these fins should be used with bootie..not socks. you can try a different bootie(like pinnicle or bare) something with a med. to hard sole. I wear a regular fin size with a size 10 foot and they fit really good. sounds like you got the right size fin to me.
DONALD R An obvious answere would be to try the next smaller size. Without the 5mm sock, it might just fit.
Kent K Hello,
My wife owns this pair and has no trouble with the sizing, she does wear a full boot hard soled instead of a sock, takes up much more room than a sock, I do believe they are made to be worn with a boot.
Hope this helps.
JIM W use a boot, not a sock. It will be more comfortable while diving as well as around the boat or shore.