Swim Fins are a vital part of any water goers gear, especially water rescue professional's, and can be used for a variety of purposes. Surfers, lifeguards, dive and salvage teams, as well as snorkeling guilds, require different levels of stiffness and comfort to do their job. Some use swim fins to train their legs for non-fin events or to increase kinetic awareness. Others use fins to explore deep below the water's surface and require the perfect combination of performance and efficiency. Joe and Schep recently sat down to try and help you make sense of it all. Below are links to the brands and topics discussed. Scuba Pro Jet Fins Voigt Duck Feet Da Fin MS Viper TYR Cross Blades Viper V5 V7 Yucca Surf Fins (Extra Stiff) Final Categories (as agreed upon at the conclusion) Dive Fins Emphasis on subsurface propulsion, efficiency, and strength of stroke delivery. Multi-Purpose Can serve for surface and subsurface duties, often the pair of fins you bring if you only can have one in your kit. Surf Fins designed for comfort and control playing in the waves. Training Fins that are designed for pool work, and are made of chlorine resistant materials. Typically cover the entire sole of the foot, with an enclosed heel pocket.