The Zura Alpha fin not only looks unique, but often shocks people who have used traditional fins because of their light weight. Often, advanced swimmers use a weighted fin to pull their feet down in the water in order to force them to kick harder to stay level in the water.
The Zura Alpha fin is amazingly light and encourages you to kick from a neutral position.
Another problem with traditional fins is that they often cause blisters because they are made of rubber and tend to abrade the skin. The Alpha fin is made of a soft foam and is gentle on your foot.
Fins teach you proper kick mechanics. Using a kickboard and fins together allows you to focus on finding the motion which will propel you through the water the fastest.
Love these fins! As a triathlete, they are good beacuse there does not seem to be as much stress on the knees. I had my first pair for 5 years, used them frequently, and they held up quite well. One of the heel straps finally broke, so now it's time to break in a new pair.
I really like these fins. They increase my speed as well as give me a great work out!