I've always used toe clips, mostly because I am on a limited budget. But this weekend I tried something different: Power Grips.
I really love them. They are much more comfortable and they can be adjusted much more closely to the contour of my foot or the degree of tightness I desire. They are very easy to get in and out of, but they are snug.
They are simply a pair of straps about an inch or so wide that run from the top outside of the ball of your foot to the bottom inside, or diagonally across the pedal. You point your toes inward to get in to them, and as you straighten your toe naturally on the pedals, they pull more tightly around your foot.
When I used them Saturday, I really felt like my feet were one with the pedals, and I hardly noticed I was "wearing" anything to hold me in.
Anyone else have experience with Power Grips?