Grumpy Old Bugga
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Bikes: Europa, Hillbrick, Road Chief, Repco Superlite (Ol' Rusty)
I've got nike spd shoes and walking isn't a problem. You hear the cleats grinding when you're on concrete, but that's it and I've done a lot of walking in them. I don't have pull out problems but I'm not a super aggressive rider either, just an enthusiastic recreationalist.
My son has SPD Ls and to be honest, watching the hassles he has, I can't see why anyone would buy cleats and shoes you can't walk in if they aren't racing.
Crank Brothers apparently have setups you can walk in.