I've read everything at What should I look for in clipless pedals and shoes? and I'm still not sure I can have what I want. I mainly use the bike for commuting (which will be bike-train-walk) and running errands, including with a baby seat when I don't want to be clipped in. So I'm looking for:
- Ability to ride in normal shoes as well as cycling shoes.
- Cycling shoes I can walk some distance in (say a mile at a time), and sit around in on the train.
To me the second point suggests the cleats should be recessed - but does this then rule out the first point? Shimano M424s (cheap/beginner option) and MT50 both allow normal shoes but I can't see how they'd work with walkable clipless shoes. Should I give up and just get some half clips and normal shoes?
I've also looked at walkable clipless pedal shoe to replace normal shoe? but there's no definitive answer there either.