I find that in the summer your feet overheat and this makes it uncomfortable to wear shoes when riding a bike. As long as there is a covering covering the dangerous areas of a bike you can ride barefoot without any trouble or danger to your feet. I am asking if there is anyway to make riding barefeet more comfortable, as you place your foot on hard ridged pedals. When I was younger I used rags, but those slipped off frequently and were not that comfortable. I am not interested in any product suggestion, but I am also not opposed to it completely. What are some methods I could use?
Below are other things that do not work for me:
Cutting old shoes so that they have better ventilation.
Wearing only socks.
Disclaimer: I usually drive in the grass or softer areas of land(dirt, mud, etc) if you are riding your bike on pavement you should try to wear shoes, as this can damaging to your feet if you have to place them on the ground. Also, I tend to drive slower when I am barefoot, driving fast can cause more complications and crashes.