Foot Wear for Tranisitions

Triathlon Event  What do I wear on my feet to transition from the swim to the Bike part of the triathlon?

Stefanie from New York

Triathlon Event  Hi Stefanie,
Thank you for emailing your question to!

Our suggestion is to leave some “throw-away” slip on shoes somewhere you can find them when you exit the water. Remember that you will have sandy feet, so you want something that can be put on and taken off easy. We call them “throw-away” because people lose sight of them frequently and the race officials end up throwing them away when the race is finished.

Personally, I’ve always found my “throw-aways” and it has made a huge difference because my feet aren’t tough enough for road or off-road running

So, after your “throw-aways” are on, head up to the transitions, step into your bucket of water, stuff your nice clean feet into your cycling shoes and off you go.

If you can’t find them, don’t waste any time looking for them! Suck it up and head to the transition without them.

Be well,
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