The foot pocket and blade of the Nova are joined by an articulated joint, allowing for full flexibility and maximum efficiency. An extended heel plate in the foot pocket helps relieve leg strain and marine bungee heel straps ease donning.
Inspired by Cressi's Gara free-diving fins, these long full-foot blades are made from flexible polypropylene material that responds best to long, even strokes and is suitable for both free diving and scuba diving.
Available for 2010 in eye-popping pink, the Slingshot hinges the blade to the middle of the foot pocket for additional power. The twin adjustable bands, which store and then release energy on each kick cycle, maximize thrust.
At just 9½ by 22 inches and 2½ pounds dry weight, these compact fins will fit in nearly any bag. Up top, a soft, fully adjustable foot pocket accommodates everything from bare feet to drysuit boots. Available in yellow or black.
Large, flexible tabs in the center of the Mach II Turbo's blade help reduce the amount of water that spills over the sides of the blade during a down stroke, therefore keeping the water moving behind the blade for maximized thrust.
In this case "classic" stands for a traditional full-foot design that is equally at home snorkeling or diving. But the Palau's true standout feature is a soft, accommodating foot pocket that slips comfortably over bare feet.
Using three different materials to balance stability with flex, the Jet Sport employs a vented paddle blade design that is easy to kick for a wide range of divers. And the open-heel foot pocket is ergonomically shaped for a streamlined fit.
Extra length makes these fins ideal for free diving, but also enticing for some scuba divers because of the easy, flexible kick and noteworthy thrust. And the tapered plastic blades employ flexible side rails to reduce wobbling.
Designed to be easy on the legs, the Frog Plus has a paddle-style blade that uses special materials to reduce kick resistance while maintaining adequate thrust. A lowered foot pocket also maximizes blade surface for additional boost.