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About Mares Wave Full Foot Fins

The overall design of the Wave FF is strongly influenced by the development of the blade. Based on Mares Channel Thrust Technology, it envelopes a large volume of water in the central area, which is then propelled out generating thrust with high efficiency. The three material constructions allowed Mares to select the best possible TPR for the foot pocket and thus obtain the highest comfort, while

applying materials with the best elastic properties for the blade aiming at reaching the highest performance.

The Blade of the Wave Full Foot Fins is manufactured from Techno-Polymers and has a blade length of 14 17" (36 cm). The Channel Thrust Technology incorporates soft longitudinal inserts that allow a controlled deformation of the fin blade while kicking. This channel shape moves a greater amount of water resulting in more thrust for the same effort. The Mares Wave FF Fins weigh 1.32 lbs (0.60 kg) and come in 6 Sizes: 4.5/5, 6/7, 7.5/8, 8.5/9, 10.5/11.5 and 12/13 (EUR: 36/37, 38/39, 40/41, 42/43, 44/45 and 46/47) Fins are available Black, Blue and Yellow Colors.

The Mares Wave Full Foot Fins is commonly used for Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Mares Wave Full Foot Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Casual/ Recreational among others.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Wave Full Foot Fins Features

  • Mares Wave Full Foot Fins
  • Mares Channel Thrust Technology
  • Envelopes Large Volume of Water in Central Area
  • Tri-Material Construction
  • Blade made from Techno-Polymers
  • Comfortable Thermoplastic Rubber (TRP) Foot Pocket
  • Applying Materials with the Best Elastic Properties
  • Blade Length: 14.17" (36 cm)
  • Weight: 1.32 lbs (0.60 kg)
  • 4 Color Choices
  • 6 Sizes to Choose

Mares Wave Full Foot Fins Specifications

Materials
Thermoplastic Rubber/ Techno-Polymers
Dimensions
Blade Length: 14.17" (36 Cm)
Blade Type
Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Full Foot
Weight
1.32 Lbs (0.60 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Blue, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
Weight [with packaging]
36: 2.25 lb,
38: 2.45 lb,
40: 2.7 lb,
42: 2.95 lb,
44: 3.4 lb,
46: 3.75 lb
Mares Wave Full Foot Fins Size Chart
  36 38 40 42 44 46
US Men's Shoe Size 4.5-5 6-7 7.5-8 8.5-9 9.5-11.5 12-13
US Women's Shoe Size 6-6.5 7-8.5 9-10 10.5-11.5 12-13 13+
UK 4-4.5 5.5-6.5 7-7.5 8-8.5 9-11 11.5-12.5
Euro 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47
Product Weight (lbs per pair) 2.25 2.45 2.7 2.95 3.4 3.75
Blade length (in)
14.17

Wave Full Foot Fins Customer Reviews

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Mares Wave Full Foot Fins
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Snorkeling (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        43% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    3.0

    Not all that, but a decent compact fin

    By fishhead

    from Woodstock, NY

    About Me Advanced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Efficient

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Mares Wave Full Foot Fins:

      Bought these as a travel fin, mostly because the price was extremely reasonable, and they are relatively small- and I tend to be more comfortable in non-rental gear. On the one trip I used them (11 dives) I had few complaints, but that may be because they fit my style...I'm not a person who believes in covering as much territory as possibly on a tank of air...I tend to like the back of the pack position, and branch off when I see something interesting...so for the pro's, they are a good value and get you there...for the cons, both of my other sets of fins get me their easier and more quickly....all in all a decent value...

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Spend extra $20, upgrade to Superchannel

      By Angel

      from Minnesota

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Efficient
      • Poor Design
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Mares Wave Full Foot Fins:

      I own Mares Superchannels, which are great fins, so I had high expectations when I ordered the new Waves.

      Unfortunately the Wave fins do not posses the same pedigree as their older sibling. These fins are stiff and slow. I was comparing them to the Superchannels side by side in a pool and right away they felt a lot slower in the water and my calves started hurting. I had to exert a lot more energy to swim a lap. I was relived to switch back to my old fins.

      The bottom line is this: in the water the Superchannels "disappear", it is as if they become a natural extension of your foot. With the Wave fins you always feel them dragging behind you making you uncomfortable. The end result is that you fatigue much quicker, which in a real diving situation can result in a nasty cramp.

      Mares did NOT do a good job with the Waves. I would recommend spending a little more and upgrading to something better.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      It's not the best fins from Mares

      By Frequent swimmer

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • May Be Efficient In A Str

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Mares Wave Full Foot Fins:

      I used to swim in Oceanic X-caribe fins, and I do about 40-50 laps twice a week in a swimming pool. But after 5 years of perfect workout with Oceanic I had to get a new pair, to my greatest disapointment Oceanic discontinued that model. I've chosen this fins as a substitution, but I have to admit it's not even close. These fins are way less comfortable, more bulky. Firstly I felt clumsy in them, in a while I found a balance, as well as a way how to handle a fact that they are extremely wide in a heal. When I swim in a lake Tahoe I even had to wear a pair of socks to avoid a possibility to lose them in waves. It's really average fins. Not the best choice for pro and advanced snorkeling and diving.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Good,comfortable, just dive !

      By George

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Mares Wave Full Foot Fins:

          great for snorkeling

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome snorkeling fins!

          By Joe Weider

          from Vegas, but snorkel in Hawaii

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Snorkeling

            Comments about Mares Wave Full Foot Fins:

            Comfortable and powerful. Really make a difference when swimming in ocean currents, versus the mostly recreational level fins I have used in the past. Note that they run a bit large, I wear a 10.5 shoe, but the 10-11 size was WAY too big, Leisure Pro was awesome with the return and the next size down fit snugly but comfortably.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Jorge I  Jorge: My shoe size is 10/10.5 (US), to which corresponds fin size 42 or 44? .... thank you very much
            JOHN B  sizing on these fins is difficult to judge. my size is 11 and I tried a 42 and it was too small, then tried the 44 and it was way too big. I don't reco these fins due to strange sizing.
            Jorge I  John thanks for the details, you're right are a rare size.
            sandi s  I wear a size 7 1/2 to 8 in womens US size. What size do I convert to in EU size?
            RUSSELL L  38 to 38.5 but order the size smaller as they run slightly big.
            Shopper  For a size 11 shoe, is that the size 44 fin?
            CHUCK T  It should be. Mine has 42/43 (9/10) on the bottom and I wear 9-1/2 sometimes 10 depending on the shoe and these fit good.
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