Swim fins/flippers

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Re: Swim fins/flippers

Unread post by nok » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:35 pm

I'm really liking the new Viper Vector V7 fins that I just got. They're a little stiffer than the older, more broken-in pair of yellow dot V7's that I've been using.

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Re: Swim fins/flippers

Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:17 am

Good to hear it. The two pairs I attempted to slip on refused to go on. Super small pocket entry and a very stiff heal.
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Re: Swim fins/flippers

Unread post by nok » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:50 pm

They're definitely harder to put on than my original pair. I have to slide my foot all the way in before pulling up the heel strap. Hopefully they'll loosen up a little over time.

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Re: Swim fins/flippers

Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:45 pm

nok wrote:They're definitely harder to put on than my original pair. I have to slide my foot all the way in before pulling up the heel strap. Hopefully they'll loosen up a little over time.
Nok, how would you characterize your feet? Long & narrow, short and stubby, high arches... etc.? Just trying to shed some light on relative fitting for folks. Thanks!
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Re: Swim fins/flippers

Unread post by nok » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:51 pm

I have a size 10 foot. My feet are on the narrower side with high arches.

I wear 3mm booties and bought the size XL fins.

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