It's frustrating, because just as I'm getting to be pretty good at catching waves with the fins, my foot is bothering me--actually you get pain from the toes to the ankles with a fallen arch. Last year, I hurt my lower back and the fins aggravated that so I was arm paddling. Now that the back's better the foot's acting up. Sucks to get old and start falling apart.
I did get some of those webbed paddling gloves, and I probably should just go back to arm paddling for a while to let the foot recover. The surf's gonna be tiny anyway.