Hey all, I'm looking to get new pedals and shoes (the velcro sucks on my 9-year-old Vittoria shoes and they never held my forefoot very tightly to begin with, and the 9-year-old Look pedals have a couple of cracks in the plastic body) and for the riding I do, would prefer to go with something walkable. Am considering eggbeaters and SPD (and SPD clones).
What I'm wondering: do Shimano SPD double-sided ("mountain") pedals use the same cleats as all the SPD clones from Performance and Nashbar and Wellago and Ritchy etc.? Perhaps some SPD-style pedals use slightly different cleats that aren't compatible with the Shimano pedals, but some are compatible with Shimano SPD pedals.
Basically, I'm wondering how much I can mix-and-match SPD pedals and cleats. I might like to put such pedals on a few diff bikes.