Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

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Re: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

Postby djmcmath » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:25 am

Cool, thanks for the ideas. I checked with Sound Dive Center, tried on a couple of pairs, and walked out with a $25 anti-blister solution to this problem. They carry a thin (maybe 2mm) neoprene fin-sock, which should be just the thing. Yay!

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Re: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

Postby Jeff Pack » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:52 pm

yea, I'd go thin neoprene sock
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Re: Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

Postby 60south » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:17 pm

This is an excellent question. I used rental full-foot fins in Vanuatu and my feet were shredded within a day.

I haven't tried it, but if you can find thin, snug neoprene socks, maybe 1mm, that's what I'd suggest.

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Dive slippers for full-foot fins?

Postby djmcmath » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:50 pm

Question: Let's say you're diving in some foreign place, and will be wearing a pair of (probably) ill-fitting rental fins, the full-footed kind. How do you prevent blisters and chafing on your feet after 3 or 4 days of diving?

Background: I'm visiting a friend in Malawi in a month or so, and am expending my entire checked luggage allowance bringing "American" stuff that he and his family can't get locally. But while I'm in Africa, I'll be stopping off in Zanzibar for some diving of opportunity. Unfortunately, I'll just have my carry on with essential dive gear (mask, computer, camera, etc.). Big things like fins just don't make the weight allowance.

I've seen "dive slippers," basically 3mm booties that promise to help, but I haven't talked to any divers who've done the full-foot fin thing with any success.

Thoughts from the experts here?

Thanks in advance,
Dan :)


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