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Power your way to new levels of water-filled fun with the NRS Swim Fins. Wear them over wetshoes, wetsocks or your bare feet when you're river boarding, snorkeling or swimming for exercise.
  • The soft toe cup is comfortable on a bare or wetsock clad foot.
  • The web is stiff enough to transmit the full power of your kick to the water, while still having some flex for walking comfort.
  • The heel strap stretches nicely for a secure fit.
  • If you will be wearing these fins with wetsocks or a thin wetshoe, consider ordering one size larger than you normally wear. If you are wearing thick wetshoes or boots, consider ordering two sizes larger than what you would normally wear.

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  • Weight: 2.6 lbs
  • The web is 9"W (at the widest) and 7"L
  • Soft toe cup
  • Stretchy heel strap

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5.0

Good Stuff

By teddy

from New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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Bodyboarding. These are excellent.

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4.0

best fins that NRS sells

By whitewater_superman

from Asheville, NC

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      • Riverboarding

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      I totally recommend these fins for riverboarding over the other styles that NRS sells. Maybe not quite as much thrust output over a few fins, but still good. I bought a small size to try out barefoot or with thin socks. Look forward to ordering some larger sizes to try with a heavier soled neoprene boot.

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      4.0

      Solid fins

      By ARRacer

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
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        • Riverboarding

        Comments about NRS Swim Fins - Closeout:

        Used these fins for a riverboarding section on the New River in West Virginia during an adventure race in late September. They worked great, good control through the rapids and good power on the flat section. Comfortable and easy to put on and take off.

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        4.0

        Moves Lots Of Water

        By Turk

        from Southwick,Mass

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            • Rapids Paddling
            • Rivers

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            I love these fins in whitewater.Size xxl a touch snug over size 13 NRS paddle boots ,but they never fall off .Can go laterally in fast water no problem.

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              Q:

              I want NRS swim fins closeout and see two sizes - med and xxl.
              I have feet which are size 9.5, which should I order?
              Asked on 12/4/2013 by walt from IN

              8 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

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                I would say medium, but they might be a kittle tight.
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                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous
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                Bare feet maybe medium. With booties you need a large/xl

                Answered on 12/5/2013 by Tom C from Washington DC
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                Squeeze into the M if no socks or booties, XXL are too big unless you wear
                a hard bottom 6mm dive boot. L might be your size. M might be best if you
                are using them in tough situations eg. surf.

                Answered on 12/4/2013 by teddy from New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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                Unfortunately the Med will be too small, and the XXL are going to be way
                too big. If I were you I'd go with the XXL's and get some booties to fill
                in the empty space. Which you it still may be too big, your ideal size
                would be L/XL.

                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous
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                I would think that neither would work for you, the XXL would be too big and I am guessing that the medium would be too small
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                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous
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                Walt, the Medium is definitely too small for you. The XXL may work just fine when you're wearing a water shoe.

                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                You should get XXL size

                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous
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                Med
                My feet are 13-14 and the xxl is actually almost loose but perfect for
                swimming pool. Not sure med will fit but expect the other sizes are slid
                out.
                Good luck

                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Doug.pdx from Portland, OR
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              Q:

              Hello, I am a 15 year old white water river boarder. I had flippers from Dick's Sporting Goods but the broke after a few days. Do these brake easily? Also I wear size 7 or 8 shoes so what will fit me? Thanks!- Thomas
              Asked on 11/25/2013 by Thomas the daredevil

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              • VERIFIED BUYER

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                I have found them to be very tough, in both materials and design.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Chip the Trip Leader from Salt Lake City, UT
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                No, these things will never break. Riverboarded the New River last year in West Virginia and they worked great, very durable, very comfortable.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by ARRacer from Atlanta, Ga
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                The NRS fins are excellent. Not too large a fin, smallish and manageable,
                you can walk in them. The heel is a flexible section, looks good for the
                long haul. Size will fit, even if you wear soft boots, not a hard sole
                type, more a neoprene sock type.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by teddy from New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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                Thomas,
                These NRS fins are very sturdy and they run true to size. You would want
                to purchase a size 7-8. If you are interested in other fins as well there
                are at least 20 or so brands that you can purchase from different
                bodyboarding websites. Where are you boarding most? Cold water? Warm
                water? I suggest wearing a pair of booties inside you fins regardless of
                the water temperature in order to protect your heals from sharp rocks and
                to keep your feet from getting sores from rubbing against the rubber of the
                fin. I recently purchased a pair of neoprene socks from NRS as well which
                are 3mm they are very warm and comfy. If you are in colder water you might
                want to consider a 5mm thick sock. If you go with a thicker sock you might
                want to size up the fins one size. I hope this information helps you out,
                have fun out there on the river and tear it up!
                Anna

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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                They are tough, no doubt.  Watch the size.  Based on reviews I got the largest thinking I could wear them with my water booties but can not.  They are way too big for my bare feet and therefore of no use to me.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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                These seem really sturdy and will probably not break, I have size 13+ shoe
                and these were actually roomy, I ordered the biggest size tho and even then
                I could probably wear these with neoprene socks, maybe not river shoes
                unless they were very light.
                Not sure about your size, I would say order them to fit loosely and you can
                probably were them with river boots.
                I wear these in the swimming pool to work on kicking. If I try to kick
                across the pool I never make it. Like I really like these and recommend
                them.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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                vary durable product, I think that you will be happy with them. I believe
                that NRS has a sizing chart. A word o advice get a good
                pair of river bootys and get the fins one size larger.
                good luck.
                On Monday, November 25, 2013, NRS

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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                Dear Thomas: These won't break unless you take some dynamite and a hammer and chisel to them. Even I, a 60 year old river guide who breaks things by just looking at them couldn't do it. Having said that, you're welcome to try, but I'd suggest if you never ever wear wetsuit booties or socks (like you always swim in the tropics or subtropics)k, to get a large (you may still grow a bit). But if you do wear booties (like I do when I teach swiftwater rescue here in Australia, as well as a drysuit), I'd suggest XL to fit over that. I wear a 9 and a half shoe, and have to use an XXL to fit over my booties. Good boarding to you!
                Jeffe

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
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                I haven't used them in the river. They are not as sturdy as other brands but should last a season or more. They ran a little large. I'm not sure what you bought at dicks but it sounds like it was not a national bran or fliiper built for body boarding, the nrs fins are built for the job.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Tom C from Washington DC
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                Hi, these still feel a little weird and uncomfortable when using a smaller
                size on bare feet, but they will last. I would recommend going slightly
                larger so that you can wear a neoprene bootie with a hard sole under them.
                Welcome to the riverboarding tribe. Please check out www.teamfli.com which
                is an online social community of riverboarders and other fellow face level
                type sports participants. Feel free to email me at
                ****@***.*** if you have any other gear questions.
                Kevin,
                Appalachian Riverboard Company - owner, designer, trainer, guide

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by whitewater_superman from Asheville, NC
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                Thomas, these are very sturdy, they won't break on you. It's a closeout item and the Medium that's left fit men's shoe size 7-8.

                Answered on 11/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                No they do not break easy or wear out. A friend of mine has had them for years on the Ocoee river. You would want to get a medium cause you wear them over a pair of shoes.
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                Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
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              I want these for lap swimming so will never wear over a bootie. I wear 13 _ 14 shoe so it looks like the xxl is my only option. Is this true?
              Asked on 9/1/2013 by doug from portland or

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              • Staff Reviewer

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                Yes, you'll need the XXL and it may be snug.

                Answered on 9/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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                I bought these with the intent of squeezing out some double duty: swiftwater rescue use with a bootie, and, barefooted lap use. I wear a 9.5/10 street shoe, and bought these in size 10-12. They are a little tight with a bootie, and a little loose barefooted, but I can use them for both. If you just want them for lap swimming, I think the sizing is probably reliable as stated.
                Mike
                SLCO SAR

                Answered on 9/5/2013 by Chip the Trip Leader from Salt Lake City, UT
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                I wear a size 12 shoe and without booties the XXL fins are a little sloppy
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                Answered on 9/5/2013 by Anonymous
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                don't know if its too late , but I wear mine over my bootie usually , its a little tight , I wear size 13 shoes , but I have gone w/ out booties and they are great w/ or w/ out the booties for me.
                chris

                Answered on 9/11/2013 by Turk from Southwick,mass
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              Hi, my name is Will Chambers. I worked for Wild Water Adventures, out of Lake Louie AB, for two summers. We did one staff trip down the Lower Salmon, and stopped by in Moscow to pick up some inflatables. Anyways... I've riverboarded the upper and lower of the Kicking Horse here, and the fins I had both times were not adequate. I'm looking to get some real fins, however I see that you don't have L in stock. Think I'd need L fins to fit over booties.
              Any suggestions?

              Will
              Asked on 4/6/2013 by Will from Calgary AB

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              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Will, this swim fin model is a closeout, so it's only existing sizes left. The newer model is # 18981, available in two sizes. The larger one should work for you.

                I hope you got a tour when you were here. Stop by anytime you're in the neighborhood!

                Answered on 4/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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