These reviews show some of the many helpful benefits that shinfin™ fins give to above knee amputees (AKA). These highly adjustable fins flex to match the shape of your AKA stumps and the straps adjust to fit around your AKA stumps. Please also read the main AKA fins article.
“I learned that swimming helped me regain my strength and endurance. I use a shinfin fin on my remnant leg and also on my good leg to give me speed and a good workout. The shinfin fins can also be used for BKAs. Using the shinfin fin on my remnant leg strengthened and helped remove the excess fluids. I also wear my liner for comfort and it gives the shinfin more grip to stay on.”
Shaun is an above knee amputee who snorkels wearing a pair of shinfin fins, one fin on his prosthetic leg and the other fin on his shin. He is very happy with them, especially because of the easier water entry, water exit and streamlined kicking propulsion technique. Also, he highly values that the fins are light and compact enough to fit into his small carry-on backpack, for ultralight traveling. His story is very useful for above knee amputees and below knee amputees swimming with waterproof prosthetic legs, for snorkeling and other water activities too.
Shaun’s review from Redondo Beach, USA
“The shinfin fins worked great for me and had a ton of benefits. Overall I couldn’t be happier.”