Walkable shoes and pedals for biking in light rain
March 22, 2011 4:23 PM Subscribe
I'd like some clipless pedals and corresponding shoes that are moderately walkable, have some float, and are dual-sided. What pedal system and shoe do I want? The more specific, the better.
posted by 0xFCAF to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
On my road bike, I'm currently using Speedplay Light Action pedals on some Specialized shoes with a crabon shank and giant clicky-clack cleats. The float is a little too wide for my tastes (it takes a lot of ankle motion to unclip) and the cleats make walking around nearly impossible. That's fine for road biking, but I'm looking for something a bit more versatile for my commuting bike. I'm not interested in straps or external toe-clip systems - tried it, didn't like it.
The general requirements are:
- Dual-sided pedals - I don't want to have to look down to clip in
- Shoes which can be walked around in with at least some comfort and lack of click-clack
- Shoes that are waterproof enough to withstand the constant Seattle light rain
- Some float (3-7 degrees probably)
- Moderately stiff sole - I don't want to bike in running shoes, but a full crabon sole is no good either
I'm asking because I've been having a really hard time finding a good chart comparing various shoes, pedals, cleats, and what kind of compatibility (e.g. 0.75" of adapter cleat sticking out the bottom of my shoe?) exists. A good reference for that would be very helpful.