Fin Tips & FAQ

shinfin™ leg fins fit on your legs. They are very different to regular foot flippers. The tips below, will help you to get the best from them. The FAQ below that, should answer most of your questions. Please contact me if you have any more questions.

Fin Tips

Click the 5 tips headings below, to get the best from your exciting new shinfin ™ fins.

Fin Size

  • One size fits kids to adults.
  • Fits all leg shapes.
  • Foot size doesn’t matter.
  • Fit everyone taller than 140cm (4′ 7″).

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Fitting Fins

  • Putting them on.
  • Tightening.
  • Taking them off.
  • Positioning fins on your legs.
  • Adjusting for best results.

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Kicking Fins

  • Streamlined kick from hips.
  • Only a little knee-bend.

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Walking with Fins

  • Walking on land.
  • Walking in the water.
  • Lift your knees a bit higher when walking in shallow water.

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Fin Care & Materials

  • Taking care of fins & straps.
  • Polyurethane fins.
  • Natural rubber straps.

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Fins FAQ

Click the FAQ headings or questions below, to learn how shinfin™ leg fins will benefit you. The FAQs use the 7 Benefits headings, to help you cross-reference.

1. Adjustable Fit Fins FAQ

Common questions about how shinfin™ leg fins adjust to fit so many different people.

Do fins fit people with small feet or narrow feet?

Do fins fit people with large feet or wide feet?

Do fins fit people with narrow calves and thin legs?

Do fins fit small people with short legs?

Do fins fit people with large legs & broad calves?

Do fins fit tall people with long legs?

Do fins keep fitting a growing child to adult size?

Can fins be worn with and without wetsuit?

Are fins easy to share with friends & family?

2. Comfortable New Fins FAQ

Common questions about why new shinfin™ leg fins are so comfortable.

Which are the most comfortable fins?

Do fins prevent toe cramps, pain, blisters & not hurt bunions?

Do fins prevent sore feet, pain, arch cramps & not hurt feet?

Do fins prevent ankle strain, pain, injury & not hurt ankles?

Fins to prevent Achilles tendon pain & not hurt Achilles?

Do fins avoid calf cramps, painful muscle strain & not hurt calves?

Do fins prevent knee pain & not hurt knee joints?

Do fins prevent back pain & not hurt lower back?

3. Feet Free Fins FAQ

Common questions about the joy from shinfin™ leg fins leaving your feet free.

Are fins easy to walk in & safer?

Do fins let me swim naturally & move easily?

Do fins let me dive safer into water?

Do fins let me flip turn & push off from pool wall?

Do fins make it easy to stand, kneel, drop-knee on boards?

Do fins make it easy to climb boat ladders & pool steps?

4. Light & Tough Fins FAQ

Common questions about the lightness and toughness of shinfin™ leg fins.

Are light fins easier to kick?

Do secure fins stay on in waves & don’t fall off?

Are fins easy to pack & not bulky?

Are tough fins durable to last many years & don’t break?

5. Best Swimming Style Fins FAQ

Common questions about the best swimming style from shinfin™ leg fins.

Do fins lift body horizontal & streamlined?

Do fins give a smooth streamlined kick?

Do fins align to match my kick direction?

Do fins allow supple ankles & relaxed feet?

Do fins give correct stroke balance between arms & legs?

6. Hip Power Fins FAQ

Common questions about powering shinfin™ leg fins from your hips.

Do fins give powerful kicks from hips?

Do fins use large muscles in thighs, buttocks, stomach & torso?

Do fins give constant speed during each stroke?

Do fins give correct kick timing for freestyle, backstroke & fly?

Do fins imprint correct kicks on muscle memory?

7. Streamlined Force Fins FAQ

Common questions about the streamlined forces from shinfin™ leg fins.

Do fins give higher, straighter knees for a better kick?

Do fins lift thighs horizontal & streamlined?

Do fins give higher straighter hips to improve kick?

Do fins streamline whole body to swim faster?

Do fins give streamlined thrust throughout kick?