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mpmartin
February 18th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Has anyone had any experience with Speedo Breaststroke fins?

JoeBob
February 18th, 2009, 02:15 PM
I've been using them for the past several months. My kick catch has greatly improved. At first I felt like I had no feet after wearing them. Now that my kick is better, I feel fine after I take them off.

Redbird Alum
February 18th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Link to speedo site with picture:

http://www.speedousa.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3106939&kw=breaststroke+fin

Look like two scoops built into the bottom of the "shoe" designed to emphasize the outward turned foot.

I haven't seen these in use yet... can't wait to hear if they overstress the ankles or knees.

Jeff Commings
February 18th, 2009, 02:32 PM
I bought a pair last summer, but I had to send them back the day after I received them, because the largest size was too small for my feet.

Because my feet didn't fit comfortably, I couldn't truly tell if it was doing good work on my kick. But a friend tried them on the same day and he liked them. I would have given him mine but they were a little too big.

Karen Duggan
February 18th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I LOVE my breaststroke fins! They helped me to narrow my kick as I was kicking too wide. I started out with small distances, about 300 yards, and had to work up to more as too much yardage started to make my feet cramp. I recommend starting out easy and building up yardage.
But I love 'em.

gigi
February 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
A friend of mine got a pair of these for Christmas and I ran into her at the pool one day and had a chance to use them. I was pretty cautious with them because they seemed like they could do some serious damage if you were to use them too strenuously without building up some experience.

I only used them for about a 150 of mixed kick and whole stroke breast and the scooping action opened my eyes to the sensation of really grabbing some water with my feet and inner calves. They made me say "OH THAT"S what breast kick is!" Just using them a tiny bit one day gave me something to consider in my breast kick.

If I were a gadget buyer, I'd definitely invest!

pshepard
February 19th, 2009, 02:29 PM
I bought them, and they weren't exactly true to size. They were a little big, but they work. I wouldn't buy the next size down, since my son can also use them.

ALM
February 20th, 2009, 01:18 AM
We had a visitor who swam with us for a couple of days. She had a pair of these and she let me try them. I was very cautious at first because I was afraid they could really stress the knees. I was wrong - they were great. They really help you "feel" the proper kick. I'd consider buying a pair.

Anna Lea