shinfinTM fins give Mauricio natural swim training, solving his sinking legs problem and the bad ankles he got from standard flippers. This is because shinfinTM fins improve his swim technique by lifting his legs horizontal to keep his body horizontal. So this gives him a better swimming style with smooth, streamlined swimming. Furthermore, they are not bad for his ankles like regular flippers because they strap just above his ankles. So this gives him supple ankles and relaxed feet. Overall, he has less dependence on his arms and is more motivated to swim.
Mauricio’s review from McLean, USA
“I have used the shinfinTM fins for a couple of years now and I absolutely love them! I swim 3-4 times a week, around 2K each time. Would not be able to do it without these fins. I was never able to solve the problem of “sinking legs” (which makes swimming very hard on the arms and on the motivation…) And the standard flippers are bad for my ankles. Thanks again for this wonderful, wonderful product.”
Mauricio’s review: Natural swim training fins for no sinking legs or bad ankles
“Just wanted to confirm that I received the fins and they are working very well so far!”
“My interest in this equipment stemmed from the facts that my legs sink a lot and that flippers, while useful, have several drawbacks. The shinfinTM fins are helping my body to keep horizontal while not providing excessive propulsion as the flippers. Therefore, I feel my swimming to be more natural, in line with the other swimmers in adjacent lanes.”
“One question I have is that they tend to rub and create some scrapes around my ankles in particular (the sides and front). No big deal, but I wonder if you have any piece of advice to minimize them.”
“Thanks again for your excellent product.”
I’m glad to hear they are working very well and they feel natural and help to keep your body horizontal. We get a lot of feedback like that. I think you will find that your technique and speed improves as you use them and your muscles get stronger for the natural kick. I’d love to hear how you progress over your next few swims if you get a moment to email me. And perhaps then I can offer a few more tips.
I’m very sorry to hear that they were rubbing your ankle. Perhaps the straps weren’t adjusted correctly. If they were a bit loose then that might have caused the rubbing. They don’t need to be over tight, just enough to feel comfortable and secure. Do the fin tips reach about to the toenails with toes pointed? Perhaps try fitting the fins a little higher or lower, as a little up or down might be more comfortable. By the way, if they are not rubbing as much on one leg, then the fitting position on that leg is probably closer to the most comfortable. I hope this helps you. Please let me know how you go.
Here are some more general fitting tips that may help you too.
“I have used the shinfinTM fins for a couple of years now and I absolutely love them!”
“I swim 3-4 times a week, around 2K each time. Would not be able to do it without these fins. I was never able to solve the problem of “sinking legs” (which makes swimming very hard on the arms and on the motivation…) And the standard flippers are bad for my ankles. It took me only a bit of time to get used to them and now it takes me no time to put them on and remove them.”
“Thanks again for this wonderful, wonderful product.”
That is wonderful to hear how you love them and how they have helped you swim. Can I ask a favour please? Would you mind if I put some extracts from your emails on the website?
“Sure Marc, please go ahead and use my write-up.”
Thank you for your kind permission Mauricio. 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.
shinfinTM fins can help stop your legs sinking and avoid the bad ankles you get from wearing standard flippers. Overall, they give you natural swimming and improve your swim technique by lifting your legs horizontal to keep your body horizontal. This gives you smooth, streamlined swimming with a better swimming style. What’s more, because they strap above your ankles, unlike foot flippers, they are not bad for your ankles. Instead, you can have relaxed ankles and flexible feet, less dependence on your arms and more motivation to swim.
Other reviews demonstrate less back and foot pain and less back, knee and ankle pain. Further reviews reinforce their horizontal swim style and how nearly all ages of swimmers can use them to fine tune their natural swim technique.