I just finished my first sprint triathlon (had done a very short beginners tri previously), but although I did a lot of my training barefoot, chose to wear Soft Star Moc3s since I haven't worked up to the race distance of 5K yet. However, since I AM up to a comfortable 2 miles barefoot, I'm already beginning to think of doing it next year barefoot. My concern is that going from wet swimming to the bike in shoes, then to running, that my feet might be soft. I am very hesitant to ride the bike barefoot, due to both spikes on the pedals or the possibility of needing to put feet down quickly. I have tried riding the stationary bike in flip flops, but find they have a tendency to slide sideways and catch on parts of the bike. I'm afraid that might cause me to crash in a race. I do hope to do a completely bare running race this fall, so should have that experience. Can anyone with experience in triathlons give me input?