Force Fins are designed to let your toes really breathe, move and wiggle about like they’re meant to do. Because of our true, open foot pocket, your toes are finally free!
One of the most common complaints that people have about diving is that their feet and legs hurt when they try to kick with today’s long, stiff or flat fins. Their arches or calves cramp, their toes are smashed into the end of the foot pocket, their legs tire… Sound familiar?
The primary cause of all this pain is that most fins are designed to concentrate much of the force from kicking on the smaller muscles of the lower leg and feet. And those muscles simply can’t take the stress of powering a fin blade through the water. The result? Fatigue and cramping. But with the trail-blazing Force Fin, our unique foot-pocket design transfers much of the effort of moving the blade to the largest muscle group in your body, the quadriceps, removing pressure from the toes and feet. Because your entire leg is now doing the work, muscle fatigue and cramping is significantly reduced.
Try this simple test to see the difference between how our fins work with your body as compared to other brands. While seated, cross your ankle over your knee, grab your toes and pull them in the direction of the sole of your foot.
Do you feel the stretch and tension running from the top of your foot up and along the shin? Those are the primary muscles that other fins work because the fin blade extends from your toes.
Now, hold the top of the foot – pull again toward the sole of the foot and resist with the leg. The tension has moved up to the upper leg, hasn’t it?
Because of their unique design based on human bio-mechanics, Force Fins work the larger muscles of the upper leg in addition to the lower leg. These muscle groups are large and powerful. They are best equipped to efficiently power your fin blade.