After a few months of riding with good old-fashioned toe clips while researching clipless pedals, I finally took the leap and purchased a pair of Look pedals and some Shimano shoes. What a difference! When I put the clips on a few months ago, I immediately noticed and liked the feeling of attachment. This is even better. Much easier to get that feeling of pedalling circles. In my opinion, the Look pedals are actually easier to get into than clips/straps. Easy out, too. I also got a pair of the Winwood inserts with clips/straps so I can wear old shoes when it rains.
The only thing I will really have to get used to is those big, slick cleats. I have not come close to falling because I could not get out of the pedals, but have had a couple of close calls because the cleats slide when I put my foot down! And they are hard to walk in because you have to keep your weight on your heels to keep the cleats from slipping and sliding on smooth floors.
Does anyone make any kind of rubber or plastic cover for the cleats that at least makes walking more secure? Like the blade covers skaters use? It sure would be nice to have something to slip on just to get from the front door of the building to my office.
The great feel on the bike more than compensates for the minor inconveniences off the bike.