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Two fused ankles: lake & pool swimming fins


With two fused ankles, Dave’s shinfinTM fins allow him to enjoy his pool and lake swimming again. Now, with the stronger kick from his fins, he swims freestyle faster. Furthermore, he can turn his head more easily to breathe. He also uses his fins to swim back crawl and breaststroke arms with a dolphin kick. Like other people with fused ankles, Dave finds it more comfortable to adjust the position of his fins to be a little higher up his shin, so that the fin tips reach about the middle of his feet. Overall, he finds his shinfinTM fins to be well-designed, unique and valuable.

Dave’s review from Baraboo, US

“I have two fused ankles, and because I can’t point my feet parallel to my legs, my freestyle kick was very ineffective. Thanks to shinfinTM fins, I can swim freestyle enjoyably again! I’d forgotten how a strong kick is necessary for easily turning my head to breathe. Thank you for producing a unique and valuable product. I’m finding that if I pull them up just a little higher than the normal position, they work well. With freestyle and back crawl, the shinfinTM fins give me a big boost in speed. With breaststroke, I’ve figured out a sort of bent-knee dolphin kick that works adequately. Thank you for making a well-designed product.”

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Swim fin changed my life: below knee amputee


Tracy is a below knee amputee whose shinfinTM swim fin has changed her life. She absolutely loves the improvement in her swimming style and the increase in speed. What’s more, her leg muscles, balance and mobility have all improved too. This is because shinfinTM fins encourage her to kick from her hips, strengthening the muscles in her thighs, buttocks and torso. They also encourage constant speed throughout her stroke. So Tracy swims about a mile most days, summer and winter.

Tracy’s review from Cedar Rapids, USA

“Thank you swim fin! I’m a below the knee amputee and use your fin just about every day. It’s made a difference in my mobility. The fin has helped my leg (Stella) develop muscle a lot faster than just walking. My balance has improved 300%. I recommended trying the fin out! You’ll be surprised at the results and it happens quickly. I swim a mile just about every day and my time improved by 8 minutes. In just a month!!!”

One shinfinTM fin changed her life: below knee amputee
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Short stump propulsion below knee amputee fins


Steve, a below knee amputee, definitely feels the extra propulsion from fitting one shinfinTM fin on his short 6 inch stump and the other fin on his other leg. This is because both fins combine to smooth his swimming stroke. They streamline his entire body and give him a smooth propulsion throughout his kick. They work so well that he finds he needs to tell his amputee friends, and others too.

Steve’s review from Newhall, USA

“My amputation is 6 inches below the knee. I could definitely feel the difference, mostly in the amount of additional propulsion. Yea, I really like these suckers. I try to promote them all the time. They work so well, I feel I need to let ohers know about them, especially my amputee friends. They are the bomb.”

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Better kicking technique, faster snorkeling fins


Andrew loves the better kick technique that shinfinTM fins give him for more efficient, faster snorkeling. This is because shinfinTM fins encourage him to kick with power from his hips and a smooth, streamlined technique. He found this new shinfinTM kick to be very different to his kick when snorkeling with his old foot fins.

Andrew’s review from Melbourne, Australia

“Loved the fins. Took a while to get used to them but once I was kicking differently they were surprisingly fast. Already they have proven their worth for reef snorkeling. I found I was much more efficient and faster since using the shinfinTM fins and the kicking technique was much better!”

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No foot cramps: lap swimming fins


Alan has loved his shinfinTM fins for over four years, swimming laps for an hour or so up to five times a week, especially because they don’t cramp the small muscles in his feet like regular fins do. He feels the fin propulsion being transferred directly to his shins, so avoiding cramping his feet and making them more comfortable. What’s more, the lifeguard instructor at his pool thought they would be good for lifeguards, as you can even run wearing them and then get extra propulsion in the water.

Alan’s review from Newark, USA

“I just swim laps in the pool, but I swim a lot of laps. For three of the last four years I was using them 2 or 3 times a week, sometimes 5 times. I guess that averages to something near 600 uses. What happened with regular fins is that they work in such a way as to cause cramping of one the little muscles at the bottom of my foot. This would cause me to have to stop swimming. The shinfinTM fins work in such a way as to transfer all the propulsive effort from the foot, to the shin. This has worked great for me. I was easily swimming an hour at a time. Folks often ask about the shinfinTM fins. I always tell them, because it is true, that I love them. Then refer them to you. Good luck with your unique product.”

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Osteonecrosis aquatic therapy exercise fins


Martin benefits from shinfinTM fins for standing and walking leg exercise work-outs, as part of his aquatic therapy for osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis, bone infarction). So he uses them as recommended by his physiotherapist. He opens and closes his hips and strengthens his legs by swinging them forward, backward and sideways. Furthermore, for sideways kicking, he adjusts the fins around to the sides of his legs. He also finds the extra speed and straighter legs of shinfinTM fins for freestyle kicks more psychologically rewarding.

Martin’s review from Hong Kong

“The shinfinTM product has been working well for me. Also using it for aquatic therapy. Doing exercises standing in the pool with the fins, gives more resistance and more of a work-out for strengthening. Most of the exercises have been about swinging the legs forward, backward, sideways, and doing opening and closing of the hip.”

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Legs work better: faster club training fins


Like many swim training club members, shinfinTM fins help Reto to swim faster and make his legs work better. This is because shinfinTM fins let him kick with his own swimming style, without messing up his kick like foot flippers do. So this is why Reto feels his swimming style with shinfinTM fins is very similar to swimming without fins. Just what he wants for his swim training.

Reto’s review from Dubendorf, Switzerland

“I’m very happy with shinfinTM fins and I have several friends that want to order them too. What I like most is that the feeling for the water when you swim with shinfinTM fins is almost the same as without. The only difference is that I feel my legs work better and that I’m faster!!!! The swim club members are wondering what I wear but they hesitated until now to ask.”

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Both ankles fused: easy to walk snorkeling fins


With both ankles fused, Gary finds shinfinTM fins fantastic, giving extra propulsion for snorkeling plus easy to walk in. Because they strap above his ankles, they reduce his fused ankle foot drag by directing water flow over the tops of his feet. Their adjustable fit means he can position them to suit his fused ankles, so they stay securely in place.

Gary’s review from Minneapolis, USA

“They worked fantastic!!! Perfect thing for someone who has both feet fused. Easy to walk in, stay in place and is a big difference to not wearing any. You need to add more information on your website as to the benefits for fused ankles. Great idea and invention!!! As an engineer, I was thinking of ideas and when I saw these I knew you nailed it.”

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Fused ankle Masters Swimming fins


Darlene has a fused ankle with very little ankle flexibility and loves the power and speed of shinfinTM fins for her Masters club training, swimming about a mile a day. They work so comfortably for her because they strap to her legs above her ankles. So they don’t strain her fused ankle and the fins remain streamlined along her legs. Furthermore, she finds them great for working her thighs and hips because they guide her to kick from her hips. Understandably, she finds all regular foot fins impossible to use, having tried all kinds.

Darlene’s review from The Woodlands, USA

“I love the fins. They really are comfortable and help so much with power and speed. I have the fused ankle which makes it impossible to use a regular foot fin. But fused ankle or not, they are great for working your thighs and hips. I use them for Masters Swimming. I have a fused ankle with very little flexibility.”

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Power, wave control & push off: body surfing fins


For Doug (previously a professional lifeguard), the key body surfing benefits of shinfinTM fins are a strong punch of power, control in the wave and feet free to push off from the bottom. He gets the power he needs because shinfinTM fins are hip powered by the larger muscles in his thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso. Control to get into the wave pocket happens because the fins are on his legs, not his feet. What’s more, a wave slamming and rolling him doesn’t rip them off, unlike foot flippers.

Doug’s review from Venice Beach, USA

“I’ve been using the fins extensively. I got a strong punch of power out of the shinfinTM fins. And just like you guys said, I got an impressive increase in control while in the wave. But here is what was really cool. Because of the design of the shinfinTM fins, I was able to plant my feet firmly on the bottom/reef and push off and kick. It takes the right tide level to pull this off. But when you can do it, it’s awesome. It allows you to get into waves and places in the wave I’ve only seen dolphins utilize! It seems that the added vector control realized by the shinfinTM fins allows me to control angle of descent and climb. This equates to the ability to get into the wave pocket, which is really what it’s all about!”

“I just realized something else Marc. When I got rag-dolled on that first wave, any normal fin would have most likely been ripped off my feet (it’s happened before). My shinfinTM fins were moved around but I still had them! And that’s what’s counts.”