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Fin training without muscle strain in legs & feet

Brock uses shinfinTM fins for his swimming fitness pool training to avoid straining the smaller muscles of his legs and feet, a problem he gets with traditional fins. Training the large muscles in his thighs and torso, avoids calf muscle strain, ankle strain and foot muscle strain. They also reduce dependence on his upper body. Increased leg power leaves his arms free for other things, such as military uses.

Brock’s review from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

“It took me a few times swimming with them before I got comfortable, but I do like them.”

Brock’s review: Fin training fins without straining small muscle groups

“I am planning on using them for pool training for fitness. I enjoy training with fins to reduce the dependence on my upper body. I used the traditional fin quite extensively while serving in the military and I know that there is too much strain on the small muscle groups of the lower leg and foot. I was interested enough by reading your website information to give them a try.”


You are clearly someone who is aware of the muscle groups and biomechanics of the body and I’d be very interested to hear how you get on with the fins.


“It took me a few times swimming with them before I got comfortable, but I do like them.”

“It would be nice to have a better way to secure them to your leg though. It takes a little too much work to put them on and take them off. Other than that, I am happy with them.”


Thank you for your reply and I’m happy to hear that you are now liking the fins. Sometimes it does take a bit of time before people get used to them, generally depending on their previous kicking style.

Thank you also for your feedback on the buckling. I am sorry you are having some difficulties. The buckles can be a bit strange at first. Here are a few tips that may help.

I assume you are keeping one side buckled up all the time, as on the website. Here is a suggestion that might help you to buckle the other side easier. After you thread the strap up through the outer slot and pull tight, bend the top of the fin well away from your leg to expose the underside of the lock slot as you poke the strap through.

Also, have you tried the quick release method on the how to fit fins page?


Training with shinfinTM fins improves your kick and avoids straining the small muscle groups in your calves, Achilles tendons, ankles and feet. Unlike regular fins.