Carole’s review from Languedoc, France
“I use them for recreational swimming. I am 70 and find other fins uncomfortable, especially with an Achilles problem. Great success. I have used them daily for almost 3 months and can now put them on and off easily. I have had no problems with my Achilles or cramping in the toes.”
Carole’s review: Recreational swim fins for no toe cramps or Achilles problems
I use them for recreational swimming. I am 70 and find other fins uncomfortable, especially with an Achilles problem. Hope these will let me exercise in comfort.
I think you will enjoy them and really benefit from them. They won’t strain your Achilles like foot flippers.
Yes, we have a lot of customers using shinfinTM fins for recreational swimming. They are designed to work best with a good streamlined kick like swimmers use for freestyle, backstroke or fly (not breaststroke). We get a lot of great feedback from swimmers saying that swimming with shinfinTM fins (especially full stroke swimming) improves their horizontal body position, breathing, speed and overall swimming technique (arms too).
The shinfinTM kick does more than just add leg power. It balances your arm pull and supports good breathing technique. For example, in freestyle, there is often a larger kick down with the left leg when the right arm pulls (and with the right leg when the left arm pulls). A diagonal force balance across your body.
Are they OK on your Achilles tendon?
“Yes, no problems with Achilles and certainly a source of interest!”
Glad to hear it is getting better so you can enjoy them more and get the exercise benefits from them.
“Great success. I have used them daily for almost 3 months and can now put them on and off easily. Sad I cannot use them in UK, as fins not allowed in pools!”
Thank you for your kind reply Carole. Wonderful that you are having great success with them and the fitting is now easy. I assume that you still have no problems with them hurting your Achilles?
Have you tried discussing the specific use of shinfinTM fins with the people at the UK pools? My understanding is that they don’t allow foot flippers because they stick out behind your feet, so you can accidentally kick people with them. And that can hurt, as foot fins are generally hard around the edges. But none of this applies to shinfinTM fins of course.
“Yes, I will ask. Do use anything you want from what I have written. I have had no problems with my Achilles or cramping in the toes.”
Thank you for your kind permission. Personal recommendation is very important to help a new product like this along, so I really appreciate it. And the shinfinTM word is spreading well thanks to people like you. There are many thousands of pairs out in the world now. All the best.
You can enjoy recreational swimming and other activities with shinfinTM fins because they don’t give Achilles problems or toe cramps like foot fins. This other review shows that shinfinTM fins can help you to recover from Achilles tendon inflammation and a broken foot. A further review illustrates that they also don’t give you calf cramps.