Want to swim like a fish? Well, flippers, also known as fins, can make for a much more enjoyable experience in the water, as long as you have the right pair. They are commonly used for scuba diving and snorkeling in the ocean, but they can also be a great accessory for gaining speed to get across large pools in a flash. With that in mind, and in the interest of helping you find the best flippers that money can buy, FN did some research and rounded up a few of the top models on the market for men and women.
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1. BPS Flippers
The flippers are made of polypropylene and thermoplastic rubber for an incredibly lightweight, natural feel.
Pros: Their adjustable, open-heel design allows you to easily slip them on and off and get the perfect fit. An open-toe silhouette prevents chafing. Anti-slip soles minimize cramping and foot fatigue. Short, responsive blades make for effortlessly powerful kicks.
Cons: Some may find they run a bit big.
2. Capas Flippers
The flippers have short blades, a soft foot pocket and hard soles with large non-slip inserts for foot protection and optimal comfort.
Pros: An open heel design with adjustable straps can accommodate a wider range of sizes, ideal for sharing. They’re offered in five colorways.
Cons: They fit slightly narrow.
3. Cressi Flippers
These Cressi Agua flippers feature an anatomic design with a soft, form-fitting rubber foot pocket for enhanced ankle flexibility.
Pros: Short blades deliver faster kicks. They come in three colorways.
Cons: These are better for larger feet.