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I’m a Uk size 5.5-6. These fit perfectly, I felt an immediate difference when I put them on. Unfortunately, the pool 8 swim in doesn’t allow them, it is worth checking that out beforehand if you want to use them in the pool.
I’ll still be keeping them, for holidays. They are light compared to other fins and a comfortable fit. Walking around in them is difficult. Recommend.
So this is an update several weeks after I bought them. I use them for every swimming session (i changed pools) and they are awesome. They are light and are not big. I use them to build strength in my lower back and legs. I had a car accident in which I sustained a lot of back and lower limb damage which left me with atrophy and weakness, Ive seen a significant difference in my swimming speed. I think it's important to let you know I always warm up, so do 4 laps in my pool before putting them on. Some fins can cause cramps - I've not had this issue with doing a warmup.
Hope this review helps. Merry Christmas everyone.
Tried the swim fins yesterday = Disaster! (They are now packed up ready for return to Amazon!) During my usual 60 min sessions I do quite a few different things on my "to-do" list. Some 60%-75% necessitating me to stand by the end wall for 30secs (plus! Smile ) having a "breather" - and working out what I ought to do next (and better!) - before continuing. So I need to stand up for some 2 dozen times during a session.
When I sat on the widening-fancy steps (which have support rails on each side) at the pool entrance, to put the fins on, I had no idea what was about to happen! I stepped down into the deeper water - and my feet shot from under me, there was no way that I could stand up in that 4ft+ uniform depth water - it was like standing on a surface slippery as ice! I flutter kicked on my back to the end wall - more "uncomfortable" - (thinking I would have little opportunity for any rest at all - just keep swimming all the time) - than I had ever been since my days of learning to swim at 21. I tried to stand up again - no go - so got out (after a major struggle "inching" my way along to reach the end of pool conventional ladder) - and bid farewell to my attempts at using those fins!
The reason for the underside of the fins poor contact with the pool floor was apparent on examination. The undersides had 2 ridges (rather like car window ice scrapers) extending from the underside of the foot pocket, diminishing in height until the ridges merged with with the flatter toe end of the fins. No wonder it was difficult, or next to impossible in my case, to keep ones balance while standing on the "ice-scraper" edges. Let's face it - swim fins are meant to be used while swimming - not standing or tramping around! I don't suppose for one moment that the floor of the DWfitness club 20m leisure pool I use is much different from that of other pools. Ah well, that was another idea that crashed out! Rolling Eyes
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Brought these mainly for the pool. I am size 8 and went for the 7/8 (41/42) size - and they fit perfectly. They are painful only on my THIGHS - which means as a training aid they are doing what they are suppose to. As a training aid, when I then take them off and use my own strength, I have found they have really improved my previous lazy kicking. The only slight negative is that they are negative buoyancy (they sink) - in the pool this won't be a problem, in the sea...well just hope I don't drop them - but not going to knock a star off just for that as these are training fins, not pucker diving fins.
Perfect fit. I'm a size 6 so ordered a size 5.5-6.5 (39/40) The rubber shoe part would allow for a larger foot (6.5 UK) as it can stretch. I think a smaller foot (5.5 UK) would struggle to keep the fin on when swimming at a fast pace, so advisable to buy a smaller size. Have used in the pool for a training session and they felt secure on my feet even when swimming hard. Fins are flexible and not rigid so fits in my swim bag. Comes in a clear plastic bag which will need to be replaced with a proper fin bag eventfully.
Cressi Light Short Swimming Fins in blue, They arrived fine but there is to much plastic with a plastic insert to keep the foot form of the fine as well as a plastic bag labelled Cressi both could be replaced with cardboard to the help reduce plastic on the environment and save the planet as these items will never be used again!! 🤔🤔 Ok to the review of the product unfortunately I have not been to use the fins in the open water, however they fit very well I'm a size 11 ordered 10-11 and they fit nice and snug, the size of the fins is a nice size not to big just perfect for swimming front crawl, colour of blue and black is very nice😁😁 !! So people I will get around to using them and try and give an update when I do so!! I cant wait!! 🏊♂️🏊♂️😎😎🏊♂️🏊♂️
Good product. I got them for snorkeling but I wasn't impressed (the longer ones are better). They are short and for training (as stated in description). The 4 stars are for some little defect inside the fin (I had to trim some plastic/rubber). Good materials, good fins, but they are better for training than snorkeling.
Super speed! I got these as I could not afford the proper rocket or jet fins but these make my legs like a jet. My legs were pretty useless before them but with these it is now the the main limb that gives me my speed and thrust. Easy to use and great quality!
Very good - I got the same shoe size but I would get 1/2 a size smaller for swimming in the sea because of the cold but in any case they worked well - didn't hurt my toes and easy to put on and take off without sliding off when you don't want them too! The bag they came in when to Greece and back - no issues!
Really great fins, super quick in the water, easy to concentrate on arm technique with few kicks to keep you going. Small enough to fit in a bag and would be great as snorkelling fins. As training fins (for freediving) they let you concentrate on technique and really let your legs build in the right places. Cressi have made another great product.
Be aware of the sizing in the title however because it is a little confusing. I thought I was getting 6.5-7.5 when it is actually 7-8! Still five stars because they are great.
Obviously not as powerful as full sized fins, but are a great compromise when you have limited space and are all you need for some lazy snorkelling. You can get decent speed if you put a bit of effort in, and in my opinion they're just as good as the sub-standard fins that most tend to pick up on holiday.
Obviously these don't compare to proper full sized diving or snorkelling fins, but I don't know why you would compare them.
I had these on in my trip to the med, and they fit in my carry-on perfectly. All I needed, and fit as expected.