Are these good for snorkeling with no boots?
These fins would not be good for snorkeling with out booties you'll definetly need at least a pair of 3mm booties with these fins
Yes, but you have to size them correctly or they will flop around and rub on your heel.
If you plan to have them off and on lots (i.e. more than one person using them, kids, multiple locations like on a tour) or warm water where you would use a thin dive sock or nothing that would be the way to go.
Closed heel is better where I live(northern CA) since the water is very cold so I wear a thick boot and heavy gear(less in and out of the water) and we have lots of kelp up here(gets stuck on the buckles of open heel fins).
Hope that helps!-Al
Open heel fins are not good for anything without boots. They will cut up your feet causing very large blisters. It happened to some one I was diving with. Get either a set of boots, they are very inexpensive, or, if all you do is snorkel, buy full foot fins.
They would not fit very well since the foot pocket is designed to accommodate boots. Aqualung Hot Shot is a travel fin that has the same type of foot pocket with adjustable straps that is made to be worn with bare feet.
I have used these fins for 10+ years for scuba diving and love them. But always with boots. If you are only going snorkeling, I suppose they would work fine without. May want to give some neoprene socks just for comfort (small amount of rub all fins have) and walking in the surf, beach, etc. All in all these are comfortable. For more power/high current situations, I do use a higher level fin thou, but you should not need for surface/short dive snorkeling. Good luck.
I would not wear these without boots. My son tried to once and ended up with sore feet.
I have not tried them without boots, they fit well over boots, so they might be big without any. They would be perfect for snorkeling though, I bought them for scuba diving and struggle with how positively boyant they are.
I don't know, they were only used once on a scuba trip about 6 dives and were only used with boots.
I wear a pair of footie socks with mine because they are a little to big bare footed. I bought mine for diving with boots, but they work fine with the footie socks.
Yes i have used them with and without boots
from personal experience with all fins, boots make them more comfortable! So yes, boot are recommended!
That is how my wife has used them. She doesn't own boots and these never gave her any issues.