A lot of SPD shoes (not SPD-SL) have the cleat recessed into the shoe so you can walk with it. Has anyone found a way to get Look Keo cleats to be recessed so they are better for walking?

I suspect this is not easy due to the way they clip in and the only improving walking things you can do are grip cleats and the cleat covers.

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    SPD-SL cleats are basically the width of the shoe. Looking at the sole of the shoe its difficult to imagine how the cleat could be recessed to allow walking. My "solution" to this one is to have 2 sets
    – PeteH
    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:37

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I doubt you will find a way to do this; it would require a shoe with a pretty deep sole to recess the cleats into (that's what SPDs do).

Note that the SPD-SLs are pretty similar to the Looks but much more walkable.

  • Yeah, I figured as much. I'd probably swap to plain SPD instead, but I'm too cheap to buy new pedals and new shoes.
    – Batman
    Mar 10, 2014 at 23:32
  • Many shoes with a 3-bolt fitting also have a 2-bolt fitting which may be hidden by a 3-bolt cleat.
    – Emyr
    Mar 11, 2014 at 13:30

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