Lost Lake Kickers
Not the ones in the store
I didn't like the laces/plastic closure system so I returned them and got the ones in the store. I will say the fins are essentially the same, but the ones in the store have a nylon strap with clasps rather than laces. I felt safer with the straps.
The fins work great and move plenty of water. I think this is a great design for float tubing. I think you have to wear some sort of boots with them, though, and BPS sells some that are just fine for $22.00. With the boots your heels fit nice and tight in the fins and the straps or laces hold them on real well without cramping your feet. I like them because they will work with any size feet.
I highly recommend you get the straps they sell to keep you from losing your fins, though. Until you get used to how they tie on or strap on you might throw one. I did the first time out, and the extra strap kept me from losing it.
May 26, 2012
Don't do it!!!
These fins are terrible, spent 2 hours on a small lake this morning (my first outing with these fins). I was kicking around and felt something flapping against my boot...it was the front half of my fin! It ripped almost all the way across the mid-section of the fin, just forward of my toe. Luckily I was near the shore, one foot propulsion doesn't work so well.
Back to the drawing board White River Fly Shop!
May 15, 2009
Never even got them wet...
One of the buckles snapped as I was putting it on my boot. Very cheap product. I have a size 12 boot so that doesn't leave much surface space for propulsion. Taking them back to BPS and trading for the Turbo Thrusters. I prefer fins I can wear without boots anyway.
January 30, 2010
Decent, Not great
I purchased these last year and they fit over my wading boots nicely. I have not had the problem with durability that the others have. I have used them about 4 times. I find they give you adequate but not alot of propulsion. For the price they work for me.
March 3, 2010