Thanks for taking the time to reply. So basically what you're saying is that the only "damage" the sole can get is if I miss the pedal clipping in and hence scratching it, and aside from that it's about protecting the cleat? (just making sure we're on the same wavelength)
Many people have told me to take along a pair of shoes or sandals to walk in but i can't see where I'd keep them, and for the amount of walking I'll be doing, I think the Look cleat covers (which I can keep in my jersey pocket or around the saddle post) might be the option for me, seeing as how I'm someone who likes to minimise unnecessary weight while riding.
Do triathletes ride with their foot on top of the shoe the whole way or just until they get their speed up?
Darren, 16, Melbourne