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lmparr
04-17-2008, 22:49
Okay, so I made my first purchase mistake. I purchased a pair of Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins. The Fins fit great with out boots, but I then bought a pair of Rock Boots and now I can't even begin to fit my foot into the fins with boots on. I considered exchanging the 'L' fins for 'XL' fins (foot size 11), but I'm not sure that will do the trick.

Anyone know if there is a fin brand that works better with rock boots then Mares?

TommyB
04-18-2008, 00:04
Turtle Fins work with Rock Boots and the Bare Trek Boots.

SHAGGY
04-18-2008, 07:26
I purchased a pair of XXL OMS Slipstreams to use with my drysuit and they work great.

shaggy

MSilvia
04-18-2008, 09:29
Mares makes my favorite fins, but when I dive dry with my Chuck Taylors on (I don't see Rockboots being a substantial improvement over a basic canvas sneaker), I use Turtles. It's the only fin I've found that fits. Even XL Jetfins were too small, and XXL Jetfins were WAY to big. My foot size is a 11 1/2 wide, or a 12. The Converse sneakers are size 13 so there's room for a neoprene sock.

CompuDude
04-18-2008, 13:45
There are only a few fins made large enough to accommodate really big rock boots. Jets, Turtles, Slipstreams, and other "tech" fins make up a large percentage of this small number.

mitsuguy
04-18-2008, 13:59
Okay, so I made my first purchase mistake. I purchased a pair of Mares Avanti Quattro Open Heel Fins. The Fins fit great with out boots, but I then bought a pair of Rock Boots and now I can't even begin to fit my foot into the fins with boots on. I considered exchanging the 'L' fins for 'XL' fins (foot size 11), but I'm not sure that will do the trick.

Anyone know if there is a fin brand that works better with rock boots then Mares?

I had to do the same with my Tusa Zooms... the thick sole of my tilos boots required a larger foot pocket... I found someone who needed to trade for a smaller size, and all was well...

SkuaSeptember
04-18-2008, 18:25
SP Twinjets size XL fit over size 11 rock boots quite well.

thesmoothdome
04-18-2008, 22:48
XL Mares should work. I wear a size 11 DUI rockboot and use XL Mares Plana Avanti Quattros without any issue.

RoyN
04-19-2008, 00:23
Got the XXL jet fins to fit my EVO3 boots. But I still don't have the drysuit yet. :smiley19:

Sounder
04-21-2008, 15:27
Another vote for Turtle fins.

lmparr
04-22-2008, 09:47
Thanks everyone, I tried the turtle fins on from a local scuba shop and they worked great with the boots. Now to make my purchase on Scuba Toys :)

huvrr
05-05-2008, 11:42
are you keeping the Quatros?