When swimming long distances in open water, fatigue and injury are common, mainly due to poor equipment. Swimming with a monofin involves generating energy through the entire body and directing it to a flat plate at the end of the toes. While this concept allows for great speed underwater, all of that energy is pivoting about the ankles causing strain and sometimes injury. As a result, monofins cannot be worn for more than 15 minutes making their use in long-distance swimming impossible.

Kutta revolutionizes the way monofins are worn with a support system that extends to just below the knee. The shin covers can be put on before getting in the water and then attach to the ankle support piece to lock the feet into a safe and secure position. When getting out of the water, the whole fin detatches easily from the top of the calf

In addition to preventing chafing and cuts, the curled edges on the top of the feet, back of the lower calves, and top and bottom of the shins make this fin more comfortable for longer periods of time.

In addition to preventing chafing and cuts, the curled edges on the top of the feet, back of the lower calves, and top and bottom of the shins make this fin more comfortable for longer periods of time.

The attachment joints between the shin covers and the fin use existing pieces from bike shoes, which can easily be replaced. The ankle support detaches from the main fin with several hex screws, making it easy to travel with.

The attachment joints between the shin covers and the fin use existing pieces from bike shoes, which can easily be replaced. The ankle support detaches from the main fin with several hex screws, making it easy to travel with.

Martin Wilhelm Kutta was a German mathematician who was a prominent figure in fluid dymanics, which is both employed by the use of this fin and referenced in the painted graphic

Martin Wilhelm Kutta was a German mathematician who was a prominent figure in fluid dymanics, which is both employed by the use of this fin and referenced in the painted graphic