Looking for extra speed during ocean swims or bodysurfing? These fins will propel you farther, faster. Standard-issue for many lifeguards, their unique V shape slices through the water every time you kick, boosting you through the breakers. They're lightweight to reduce foot fatigue, and they float in case they happen to fall off. [$45; originalwatermen.com]
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