Force Fin Fins
Open Heel Fins
This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.
(based on 21 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Feels full size too small
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Feels true to size
84% (16 reviews)
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Feels true to width
100% (18 reviews)
Feels too wide
Most Liked Positive Review
I LOVE these fins
love em or hate em--not too many folks in the middle. If you get used to using these fins you will not want to go back to other big leg-crampers, ever. The ...Read complete review
love em or hate em--not too many folks in the middle. If you get used to using these fins you will not want to go back to other big leg-crampers, ever. The pro model is stiffer than the original and that does indeed translate to extra snap and more forward movement with less effort. My advice is spend the extra few bucks and buy the "pro" version--it's worth it. On my feet, the company's claims have proven true. The style of kick needed for these is different than std fins, and I think that's where many people lose the connection and don't like these. It takes a short snappy stroke (they describe it as a flutter kick)--long slow strokes will pretty much get you nowhere. But one short snappy kick will get you three times farther and three times faster (OK MIGHT be exaggerating a little bit). Oh and with little "reverse scoops" you can back up. And walk forward into the water. And a BIG bonus is how small these dudes are--If you travel they are GREAT. Just keep an eye on them--they are pricey and will walk in certain resort areas!
Most Liked Negative Review
Make my feet hurt
I am confident that I have the appropriate size..a size down would be too small, a size up would be too big. The part that goes over the top of my foot presses...Read complete review
I am confident that I have the appropriate size..a size down would be too small, a size up would be too big. The part that goes over the top of my foot presses heavily into my foot making it sore. Not uncomfortable at first, but after a day diving, it is creating such unbearable pressure on my foot that I cannot wear them anymore. This is while wearing a 5mm hardsole boot. Very disappointing considering how much they cost me.
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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
from Auckland, NZ
About Me Recreational Diver
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Comments about Force Fin Force-Fin "Pro Fins":
I bought these with high expectations from the hype I got from everyone on forums and most people here. It was a disappointment for me in many ways. First of all, the so-claimed "comfort" foot pocket actually cuts into the top bony part of my foot even when I am wearing a 5mm boot, very uncomfortable indeed, like shoes that'll give you blisters. In the water, they are positively buoyant (a good thing for some people, I guess) which worsen my floaty feet problem when I'm wearing a drysuit. I then used it with my wetsuit and couldn't get the propulsion with any kind of kick tried, including flutter. I struggled to keep up with the pack. Ok, so maybe there's a special way of kicking it - like an elite swimmer maybe as suggested by people on forums? Well, I'm not one and that's just too complicated for a pair of fins. I just want to have a relax dive - kick 'n go. One pro I must mention is that Force Fins are light and short, they may make great snorkeling fins.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Nyssa, OR.
About Me Advanced Diver
I've been diving with these things since they first came out! After about 20 dives, you get used to them...that's for sure! They are incredible fins, super to get going really quickly with, easy on your feet and calves. I started with the originals amd after 400 dives I went to the pros. I'll NEVER dive another fin! These are the greatest!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Luv my Force Fins!
from cleveland oh
2nd pair...been diving Force Fins 6 years
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Eased my cramping problems
from Pasadena, CA, dive Caribbean mostly
My feet and calves used to cramp up a lot in my old standard fins. These Force Fins seem to hold the foot at a different angle, so I experience much less cramping. I really like the well-secured fabric strap. I do not anticipate any strap breaking with these fins. My only problem was that the fins were hard to pull off. The foot really jams in to the fin (good for swimming), and my boot was very tight in the fin. Next size larger would have been too big. After several dives, putting the fins on and taking them off, I guess I wore off some rubber, so now removal is no longer a problem.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Johny Deep
About Me Technical Diver
I´m having a hard time getting used to this but think they are best for frog kicks, seems like the frontkick is so much more powerful that my head goes down when I use normal kicks. Straps broke on first dive on one fin and on the other on the next dive so be prepared to fix asap but after that.... just trying to get comfortable !
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