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Another option to that new system is the existing SPD system with the "Multi-Directional" cleat (SM-SH56). This cleat just makes the step-in and release a little easier than the standard cleat (no numbers on it). The advantage (over the Click'R) is that it's using the tried-and-true SPD system, and when you get comfortable with that cleat, you can replace ...


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The Click'R system allows for a more recessed cleat in the shoe. It is a very similar design to Shimano SPD but is marketed for commuters and trekkers who want dual purpose shoes for when they are on and off the bike. They also allow for multi-release meaning they offer a wider range of movement to release the cleat from the pedal making them easier to use. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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)


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All cycle shoes that are compatible with a cleat system are going to reduce your ability to walk naturally to some degree. However, a system with a recessed cleat (e.g., Shimano SPD or Crank Brothers) is going to create the least interference. If you also choose a shoe like these that allows some flexibility, you will have the easiest time walking while ...


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I have used Shimano M424 pedals for several years in XC and Commuting, And at least for me, they result in a very good pedal to use even with non cycling shoes. I have even commuted in regular office shoes with them and they seemed comfortable enough for a 15-45 minute commute. So, for the aim of the original question, this would be indeed my ...


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Yes opinion but cycling shoes I can walk some distance in (say a mile at a time) is not realistic. Even a recessed cleat you are going wear out with mile walks. You are going to muck them up if you walk in dirt. And they are just not comfortable over long distances. A walkable cleat shoe is for 100 yards or less in my book. You should try out some ...


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For many years, I used cheap Forte pedals (Performance Bicycle house brand) with a platform on one side and SPD on the other side. This was on a mountain bike. Shimano M-324 pedals look very similar ($45 at Amazon) I used these pedals for years for all kinds of riding, including singletrack. The dual-sided nature of the pedals made it a bit tricky to get ...


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I have a pair of Wellgo's similar to those pedals, and two pairs of walkable shoes. One pair I had to mod by cutting back the tread around the cleats. The other pair work well with no modifications, but the cleat does touch the ground when walking. I have seen combinations that plain do not work, or worse - the shoe tread jams and you cannot rotate to get ...


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M424 don't really allow normal shoes. I had a set of M545s (the same but with a metal cage) and the cleat stands proud of the cage quite a bit. You can buy single sided pedals* that will let you ride in flats on one side of the pedal and let you clip in on the other. As for shoes, something like the Specialized Tahoe? They're supposed to be wearable as ...



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