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Yes you can. No it's not going to be comfortable. You're more likely to slip off the pedals. One alternative is to get double sided pedals where one side of the pedal has an SPD mount and the other side is a flat pedal. I've been running Shimano M324 pedals on my commuter so I can hop on with casual shoes or use my cycling shoes for more power on longer ...
There is nothing to stop you from getting on your bike in regular trainers instead of shoes with cleats. you won't damage your pedals in any way as long as you don't have a rock lodged in the sole of your shoe. The problem, as far as I can see it, is that it is just not very comfortable due to the small surface area and flexible sole of the shoe. Your feet ...
This company (started on Kickstarter) makes flat platforms with straps on top and cleats on the bottom. They convert clipless pedals into toe clips. A pair runs $55 without the actual cleats.
Yes, you can use them with normal shoes, but as you predict, it isn't very comfortable, especially if your shoes have thin, flexible soles. Also, there's a risk of your foot slipping off, particularly in the wet. There are various options to temporarily convert clip pedals into ordinary flat ones. Fly pedals BBB BPD FeetRest pedal adaptors (SPD only)
They look the same but will not work. Found that out the hard way. Look cleats and SPD SL pedals don't fit. PC parts use it be proprietary too. Thank god that changed. Bike parts all about the money.
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