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Don’t aggravate Achilles: smooth lap swimming fins


shinfinTM fins allow Francis to swim laps again, with a smooth swimming style that doesn’t aggravate Achilles tendons. This is because they give a smooth kick action which is more comfortable. In particular, lightweight yet very tough, they allow relaxed feet and supple ankles, which takes the strain off the Achilles tendons.

Francis’ review from Mount Eliza, Australia

“The shinfinTM fins have been fantastic. Great for swimming smoothly, controlling the fast-paced foot kicking action that aggravated my Achilles. Allowing me to continue lap swimming, something I really want to do! So they have been great, worth every cent!”

Francis’ review: Smooth lap swimming fins that don’t aggravate Achilles tendons

“Thus far really enjoying the fins. Though I have not yet worked out how to get the tension right, as one is slipping a bit. Not a problem with the flipper. Just something I am doing wrong in putting it on.”

“I got these flippers because I have Achilles problems, to the point that I could not swim naturally. My kicking style aggravated it. So far these flippers don’t seem to pose any problems in that regard, which is great.”

“Anyway will stick at it. All the best.”

Reply

I’m glad to hear you are really enjoying your fins and getting the benefits from them.

Yes, we have lots of customers using shinfinTM fins to help strengthen themselves after injuries and operations, especially ankles, Achilles, knees, hip and back. These benefits arise because shinfinTM fins promote a streamlined kick (like good swimmers use), with smooth delivery of power from your thighs and torso, and only a little knee-bend.

I’m sorry the straps aren’t as intuitive as I’d like but I think I can help you with these tips.

Francis (~5 years later)

Ordered spare straps.

Reply

I noticed that you have had your fins for about 5 years. So I’d love to hear how you have been going with them and how they have helped you, if you get a moment to email me please. Also, did the original straps wear out?

Francis

“We got a new dog for my children and he chewed the straps! They had started to lose a little of their grip anyway, as in they could pull lose a little of their own accord, which I think was due to extended use.”

“I purchased the shinfinTM fins because I had Achilles problems and could not lap swim with any regularity, well not without aggravating them.”

“The shinfinTM fins have been fantastic. Great for swimming smoothly, controlling the fast-paced foot kicking action that aggravated my Achilles. And, as I say, just allowing me to continue lap swimming, something I really want to do! So they have been great, worth every cent!”

Reply

That’s the second dog story in a couple of weeks! (The other one was a large “Rescue Dog” of some sort, that actually chewed through the tough polyurethane of the fins!)

That’s great that you have found the fins fantastic, without aggravating your Achilles.

Conclusion

shinfinTM fins give you a smooth lap swimming style that doesn’t aggravate Achilles tendons because they give a smooth kick action which is more comfortable. In particular, they take the strain off your Achilles tendons by being lightweight yet very tough and encouraging you to have relaxed feet and supple ankles.

Furthermore, this other review shows how they avoid toe cramps as well as Achilles pain.