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The 5 Best Snorkelling Fins for Big Feet 2020

It’s a huge pain shopping for footwear as a tall person with big feet. Previously we covered wetsuits for tall people.

Now it’s time to take a look at the best fins/flippers on the market today.

Being 6’6″ and growing up around beaches, i’m definitely no stranger to going a dive or snorkel on the weekend.

I have taken in to consideration things such as open or closed heel fin, barefoot or diving booties, and most importantly whether the fin is comfortable enough to accommodate your large feet.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced diver/snorkeler – hopefully this list makes sure you have comfortable feet whilst you explore the waterways.

Let’s go.

 

5. Mako Spearguns Freedive Hunter Fins 

Mako produces a variety of fins but I’ve chosen this because it is probably the best snorkeling fin for diving beginners with big feet.

Mako Hunter Fins are made from carbon and fiberglass making them very durable. They come in various sizes with closed and open heel options.

Key Features

  • Made from carbon and fiberglass
  • Fixed blades
  • Open and closed heel design

What I Like

Mako brand fins are large! Unlike other brands that you usually have to order for a size up for your big feet to find one that fits you. With Mako brands, you can order for your actual size and be sure that it would fit right.

It goes up to men’s size 15 in the open or closed heel version.

What I Don’t Like

The Mako fins are fragile. Despite being made from quality materials, many users have made complaints about its durability. 

A customer claimed that the fin broke in half when he accidentally dropped it.

Pros

  • Available in different sizes
  • Large size
  • Open and closed heel design
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • They are fragile

Ratings

  • Design: 4/5
  • Functionality: 4.5/5 
  • Durability: 3.5/5
  • Price: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5

 


4. Tilos Getaway Snorkeling Fins

Tilos designed this fin with snorkeling and wide feet in mind. They are excellent for people with big feet. With a sleek and traditional open heel design, its also one of the more affordable snorkeling fins.

Key Features

  • Long blades
  • Adjustable fins
  • Open heel design
  • Mesh fin backpack

What I Like

They are designed specifically for large feet so you do not have to squish your feet in.

I love the open heel design of the fin. The strap allows for a lot of adjustability, so you can adjust until it feels comfy.

While the largest men’s size is size 13, they have multiple width E sizes which would fit people with wide feet.

What I Don’t Like

While Tilos Snorkeling fins are made for people with large feet, the largest size for men is size 13. People with a foot size greater than 13 would miss out.

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Sleek design
  • Adjustable strap

Cons

  • Lacks great propulsion power

Ratings

  • Design: 4/5
  • Functionality: 3.5/5     
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Price: 5/5
  • Comfort: 4/5

3. ScubaPro GO Travel Fins

ScubaPro has become a trusted brand in the diving equipment market and their snorkeling fins go up into larger sizes for people with larger feet.

The fin has an open heel design that provides comfort. It is designed to be worn either barefoot or with diving booties.

They might not be the most advanced fins, but they are great for those that enjoy diving in their leisure time.

Key Features

  • Dimension: 24 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • 100% Monprene construction
  • 25o pre-angled blade
  • Open heel design
  • Adjustable straps

What I Like

I love that ScubaPro designs its fins to be durable. It is made from moldable Monprene enabling them to withstand heavy-duty use and are long-lasting. You wouldn’t deal with broken blades or torn foot pockets.

Also, the bungee heel straps allow users to slip them on and off without a hitch.

What I Don’t Like

I am not a fan of the travel fins in terms of its limited speed and power. It has decent power and speed in low current waters, but when swimming against strong currents, the ScubaPro Go Fin doesn’t offer enough power. 

They tend to be small if you do not wear them barefoot. If you want to wear it with a dive bootie, you would purchase a vastly oversized one.

Pros

  • Travel friendly – Lightweight and compact
  • Durable
  • Super comfortable for big feet

Cons

  • Not suitable for advanced diving
  • Limited thrust

Ratings

  • Design: 4/5
  • Functionality: 4/5
  • Durability: 4.5/5    
  • Price: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5

 


2. Deep Blue Gear Aquanaut II Fins

The Aquanaut II fins are designed to offer maximum propulsion efficiency while minimizing fatigue. The lightweight design ensures it does just that.

The medium fin length makes it easy to pack for travel. It comes in various sizes up to men’s size 15. So irrespective of the length or width of your feet, you’re sure to find a suitable and comfortable size. 

Key Features

  • Dimension: 20 x 9 x 4.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.25 pounds
  • Made from 100% rubber
  • Soft fin blades
  • Closed heel design

What I Like

I love how soft and comfortable these fins are. They can be worn with or without swim socks/shoes. Compared to most other brands of snorkel fins, its medium-length blade allows for easy packing.

You do not have to worry about losing your fin to the ocean if it accidentally slips off. The Aquanaut II is buoyant and would float to the top for easy retrieval.

What I Don’t Like

While mostly durable due to its composition, the back of the fin is super thin and can tear easily.

Pros

  • Made with soft materials
  • Comfortable
  • Travel friendly
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Back of fin can easily tear

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Functionality: 4/5
  • Durability: 4/5        
  • Price: 5/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5

 


1. Tusa SF-22 Solla Scuba Fins

With years of experience under their belt, Tusa designed a fin that gives superior propulsion, speed, and maneuverability to allow you to move quickly through the water.

These fins are made for the more experienced divers that want to go to deeper parts of the ocean with speed. It comes in various sizes that are suitable for people with big feet.

Key Features

  • Dimension: 8 x 4 x 10 inches
  • Weight: 6 pounds
  • Powered by ForcElast Technology
  • Tusa patented 20o Angled Blade Design
  • Optimized 3-channel crescent-shaped blade
  • Anatomic open heel foot pocket

What I Like

If I have to use one word to qualify the Tusa scuba fins, it’s “Speed”. It is made from advanced materials, including Tusa’s ForcElast Technology that allows divers to propel further and faster.

The blades are also set at an angle that cuts through the water efficiently making you move faster. It’s all about the speed!

If you have big feet and you need a fin that gives speed and performance, then Tusa SF-22 Solla is for you.

What I Don’t Like

Many customers have complained that even if they got their actual size, there is still way too much room in the fin. Making it too big.

Pros

  • Superior Propulsion and speed
  • Lightweight
  • Quality materials
  • Suitable for deep diving

Cons

  • Pricey

Ratings

  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Functionality: 5/5    
  • Durability:  4.5/5
  • Price: 4/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5

 

 

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