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What cycling shoe type do you wear for 70.3 or 140.6, triathlon or road shoe? Why?

Most of my clients wear traditional road shoes for long course triathlon. They take a little extra time in transition to dry off their feet, put on socks and cycling shoes, as it is more important to be comfortable on the bike for the four to seven hours of cycling. This will ensure that when they get off the bike, their feet are happy for the run portion of the race.
 
Transcript: "Most of my clients wear traditional road shoes for long course triathlon. They'll take a little bit of extra time in their transition, dry off their feet, put on socks, put on comfortable cycling shoes because it's more important to be comfortable for that four or five, six, seven hours you're on the bike. So that when you get off, the last thing in the world you are thinking about is your feet. Because as cool as the cycling stuff is for-- in triathlon, the reality is is that long course triathlon is about that run. And making sure you're comfortable and your feet are happy when you get off the bike is crucial."
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Barry Anderson

🇺🇸 Analyst - Fitter multiple Olympic teams
Most of my clients wear traditional road shoes for long course triathlon. They'll take a little bit of extra time in their transition, dry off their feet, put on socks, put on comfortable cycling shoes because it's more important to be comfortable for that four or five, six, seven hours you're on the bike. So that when you get off, the last thing in the world you are thinking about is your feet. Because as cool as the cycling stuff is for-- in triathlon, the reality is is that long course triathlon is about that run. And making sure you're comfortable and your feet are happy when you get off the bike is crucial.
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Emma Pallant-Browne

🇬🇧 Multi 70.3 🥇, 2x World Champ Duathlete
So I used to wear a road to because I found it was super comfortable and my kind of foot felt more at one with the pedal but I was just taking too long to do up. I had two screws on it as taking too long to do out the screws also found that cuz I jump on the bike and I like my elastics to be holding my shoes in place, it was harder to do without a loop at the back. So now we're traveling shoes and yeah, to be honest there's they're pretty comfortable and you get used to them and they have a loop at the back. And so they're easier to connect the elastics to and then they just have one Velcro. So Superfast a minute, you have slid, your shoe in which again, it's easier because you can make it a little bit looser with the velcro and then use just one quick movement across and yeah, you're good to go.
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Laura Siddall

🇬🇧 Long - Multiple Ironman/70.3 Champion
Hi. Well, the cycling shoe for training and racing. I wear one with a boa Fastener. I'm assuming you kind of mean is it a bow or a velcro or laces? I guess. But yeah, I wear a boa boa, tightening mechanism. I just what I prefer, I feel that I don't lose that much time. In getting the shoe on and off as I'm writing. But I feel it has a tighter. I can tighten it and it has a more our fit which hopefully translates into better pedaling and power transmission.
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Ben Kanute

🇺🇸 Short/Med - Olympian, Multi IM 70.3 Champ
We'll just walk right on over. These are the shoes that I've raced in. They got the toe warmers on because it was a cold air race the last time I raced and Ironman Arizona and 70.3 st. George, but these are the Bontrager the triple exes, same shoes. This this is a new one that I got to put together. Just love them. A lot of times, you can put a loop on the back or something, but even just some tape to hold the rubber band and it's just a simple shoe. Boas easy to twist comfortable. What I'm used to riding in and yeah, just just love it and aren't these bows just great.