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Old 11-25-2008
alanmushnick alanmushnick is offline
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Default slim fins

I am thinking of getting the slim fins. I see some places sell them larger with a comfort instep pad.
Does anyone use the force fins? Is the pad worth another $25?
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Old 11-25-2008
RadSwim RadSwim is offline
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Location: Texas, USA
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I have the one-size-fits-all version of Slim Fins with the foam upper and a fabric strap. They are very comfortable. I have used them intermittently for 3 years. Since my toes are unfettered by the fins, Slim Fins are the only ones that I own that never cause toe cramps.

However, if you want the best fins for TI drills, and want to save $100, buy Zura Alphas. They have an optimized hydrodynamic shape that extends the contour of the dorsal surface of your foot, giving a tight, compact kick. Slim Fins extend the plantar surface of your foot and give of sloppy, albeit comfortable, kick. Alphas are made of EVA foam, so are also very comfortable. They float, so they improve balance a little.
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Old 11-25-2008
ewa.swimmer ewa.swimmer is offline
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Default I agree

I've had my Zura fins for about a year. I usually use them on long ow practice swims. As an older swimmer I find them much easier on my knees because they are so light.
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