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Wearing swim fins on bare feet is a bad idea, even for a leisurely swim in the pool. The fins are strapped tightly on the feet, which can easily rub them raw when paddling through water. Buy a good pair of neoprene socks to go under the fins. Ideally, you should wear the socks when trying on the swim fins so that you know if they are a good fit together. Also, tethers should be bought to connect your feet with the fins. That way, if you accidentally kick off your fins underwater, you won't lose them.