The 7 Best Swim Fin Socks

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Although fins make it easier to propel yourself through the water when snorkeling or SCUBA diving, they can be a little uncomfortable on the feet. These swim socks help to minimize chafing during such activities, and are also useful when you're surfing or paddleboarding. In addition, they can provide protection when walking on scorching sand or playing beach volleyball. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Seavenger Zephyr

2. Nordic Essentials Booties

3. Tilos Neoprene

Editor's Notes

August 15, 2019:

The right set of dive fins can really make or break your underwater experience, but this footwear can sometimes cause chafing or blisters on your feet. A pair of swim fin socks can come to the rescue and provide a comfortable buffer between your feet and your fins. In addition, these are also great for protection for your feet when you’re kayaking or walking along a hot beach. Our selection features ones in different lengths and styles, so there’s sure to be one for your preference and your budget.

Joining our list today are the Nordic Essentials Booties, which are an affordable way to protect your feet from the Sun, hot sand, and sharp rocks or other objects lying on the ground. They come in a two-pack, bringing more bang for your buck, and you can choose a set of black and blue or pink and red. They come in a range of sizes for adults and children alike. They’re comfortable as well, thanks to their soft, breathable fabric. What’s more, you can buy them with confidence, thanks to their one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Another smart choice is the Seavenger Zephyr, which are thick enough to provide some warmth in chilly waters, yet not so thick that they’ll inhibit you from wearing your fins or water shoes comfortably. With these, you’ve got plenty of bright colors to choose from, as well as fun patterns like camouflage, paint brush, and polka-dots.

Special Honors

Sporti Nylon Spandex Swim Fin Socks Comparable to Lycra, these socks feature a soft and durable blend of nylon and Spandex. Their high cuff length protects the ankles well, and the padded soles provide extra comfort. They’ll hold up well to much wear, thanks to reinforced toes and heels. They come in a full range of sizes, from extra-small to extra-large.

4. National Geographic Fitted

5. Seavenger SeaSnugs

6. Phantom Aquatics

7. H2Odyssey Mini

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

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