I have my first season of racing this year & I'm wondering whether having triathlon specific cycling shoes offer many more advantages over normal road cycling shoes?
thanks in advance
If you are comfortable with your bike shoes and in your first season I´d suggest you stick with what you have.
Triathlon specific shoes can be good/better if you´re looking for a fast T1 by clipping your shoes to the pedals and running off, mounting then slipping into them (and the reverse into T2). On the other hand, there are plenty of peole who do this with bike shoes more than adequately.
This obviously needs a lot of practice and confidence and I´d suggest you are better focussing on the training and getting this right before investing in shoes that may not offer you much more than you already have!
Hope that helps