Hey do any of you bodyboarders know what the problem is when your bodyboardig and the sides of your feet hurt after a while? Like i was wearing a 3mm boot with XL custom x fins and after like 10 minutess the side of my feet start to hurt. Do you think maybe the boot/fin is too tight? Or maybe the boot is too big and the air inside is trapped after all the movement? IDK. If you can help me, or tell me what to do lemme know here....
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Nov 12, 2007, 07:10 AM #2
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- Lewes, DE
wearing boots and fins can be a pain (literally). Its just too tight and putting pressure on the sides of your feet. Try a different fin brand to see if that helps out. If you are using hard bottom booties, switch to h20 booties (much more comfortable). Also stretch your feet and ankles out as much as possible will be a big help.
Yup sounds like your fins arent big enough for your feet and the booties. Your going to have to go out and get yourself a bigger pair of fins. Oh just to let everyone know, if your going out grab them boots cause I went out this morning without them and my feet were completely numb after an hour and a half. Just now getting the feeling back.
Nov 12, 2007, 01:24 PM #4
The brainpower around here is overwhelming.
Heres a lesson for, lets hope, these 12 year old teabaggers:
cold = booties
tight = pain (in the sense of booties, or fins, not much else)
Nov 12, 2007, 03:01 PM #5Senior Member
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- over there, around here
When I put my booties on I use a bigger sized fin. Just go up from a Large to an x-large.
But there's no larger size then a XL for the Custom X's and I'm pretty sure for every other fin brand. Otherwise, idk? I guess I'll try stretching my feet as Swellinfo said. I'm only wearing 3mm boots so. I just don't wanna buy another pair of booties since most of them are the same and I guess I'll look into the H20 boots, and the fins if it's not gonna make much of a difference because I think XL is the largest size...
And they aren't hard bottom booties, I don't think. There's like hard plastic or rubber grip at the bottom like surfer's booties. No straps on top. They are O'neill. IDK the type/name of them though?
Something like this....
Nov 12, 2007, 07:08 PM #9Member
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- Oct 2007
- north jersey
Hey, I had the same problem last winter with a new pair of churchills. I was forced to tough it out all winter because of lack of employment, but by the spring my fins seemed to stretch out a little, and didn't bother me to much. The downside was that when I took my boots off, they would slip off and I had to get some "socks" with straps that held them on.
Those ones you have a picture of seem like they will make it an even tighter fit...
I just looked at that site ^ and my socks are the h2o's. Mine are the mini 2mm, but I've checked out the 5mm socks and they seem to have a lighter, more flexible neoprene that would probably solve your problem. I'd say definately go for them.
Last edited by steelwave42; Nov 12, 2007 at 07:16 PM.