Triathletes are as demanding when it comes to shoes as all other racing cyclists. Optimum power transmission, a stiff sole, low weight as well as perfect fit and ventilation are crucial. However, there are other factors to consider for triathlon competition. For one thing, the triathlon shoe models in this category are designed for fast and ideally one-handed operation. This includes an easy-to-use Velcro system and a robust pull-strap at the heel. Secondly, these shoes are optimised for barefoot use. This usually means an antibacterial inner lining without unpleasant seams or pressure points. Short changing times, efficiency and comfort are paramount.