2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Swim Accessories

  • by Kim McDonald
  • Published Feb 28, 2014
  • Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

TYR Flex Fins

The draw: Selectable resistance

Color-coded with eight different sizes, these flexible fins are designed to increase swim-specific leg strength and enhance foot flexibility—two skills that former runners typically need to improve. The fins are particularly wide at the tips, which can make flutter kicking without hitting the tips difficult, but butterfly kicking is a breeze.

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