Speedo's Short Blade Training Fins offer increased resistance without hindering your natural kicking tempo, making them the ultimate training aid for improving flutter kick speed, technique, strength and endurance.
Build Intensity in the Legs
Speedo designed the Short Blade Training fin's stiff silicone blade with a slightly larger surface area than the foot, allowing for more resistance and a greater propulsive force. The short, short blade shape promotes short, fast kicks. The Speedo Short Blade design perfectly balances propulsion and kicking tempo, and allows the natural flow of your flutter kick.
Really, the key to the Speedo Short Blade Training Fins effectiveness is entirely in the shape and length of the blade. It is designed to displace less water, but with still greater resistance than you would have finless. This means you can maintain your quick and steady kick tempo while increasing the power, speed and stamina of your legs. After a couple of sessions using the Speedo Short Blade Training Fins, you will immediately notice how much easier it is to swim without fins.
The Speedo Short Blade Training Fins feature a 100% silicone-soft and flexible heel with full pocket, and an open toe design for optimal comfort and unrestricted ankle flexion.
The Speedo Short Blade Training Fins are available in seven different colors according to size:
Speedo Short Blade Training Fin Size Chart-Shoe Size
A medium size Speedo Short Blade Training Fin weighs 12.6 ounces.
With specially designed grooves on the bottoms to prevent slipping on the pool bottom or poolside, the Speedo Short Blade Training Fin is intended mainly for indoor training, but can just as easily benefit any outdoor swim workout.
To really challenge your boring old swim workout, add the Finis Agility Paddles to increase upper body resistance for total body training. The Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag is a great way to store or tote your fins and paddles.
If you like the Speedo Short Blade Training Fins, you might also check out the Engine Swim Fins, a 100% silicone fin which features a similar short blade design for increased resistance to induce greater leg power. The DMC Tech 2 Swim Fins are another short blade fin alternative, where the angle of blade is relative to the natural position of the foot resulting in the least possible resistance to kick action. The Finis Zoomers Gold Swim Fins are a 100% rubber short blade fin designed to promote shorter and faster kicks for improving leg strength and muscular endurance.
The AquaGear Opinion
Though acceptable for breastroke kick, the Speedo Short Blade Training Fins are ideal for flutter, back, and butterfly kicks. The fins propel nicely even when you take your arms out of the equation, and you will immediately feel the burn in your legs... as in, within the first lap or so. The Speedo Short Blade's very short blade design allows you to kick quickly, naturally but with noticeable added resistance.
The foot pockets of the Speedo Short Blade Training Fins are based off a generalized foot mold, and may prove slightly uncomfortable for those with high arches.
The Bottom Line
The Speedo Short Blade Training Fins offer an almost effortless way for swimmers of any experience level to dramatically improve their kicking strength, endurance and technique. Order a pair of Short Blade fins today and you'll be leaving your personal records in your wake.