I'm wondering if any of you have experience / recommendations for an SPD compatible shoe that's reasonably good for moderate amounts of walking (moderate = no serious hiking, but only shoe for a weekend trip staying in hotels).
I currently ride in the summer with Sidi MTB shoes. Great on the bike, and they are sort of "walkable" off the bike...but not for long distances. I can wear them into a cafe or store, example...but they have hard plastic soles and aren't good for much more than a little bit of walking. I wouldn't clomp around in a nice restaurant on them, for example, and even during a shopping trip to REI they get a bit tiresome.
I would like to find another pair of shoes that will work w/my SPD pedals, have the stiffest soles possible, but still be OK for walking around like a civilian. Say, if I want to go grocery shopping on my way home from my (bike) commute....or if I want to take an ultra-light overnight trip where I just take clothes in a seat bag and I don't want to pack an extra set of shoes.
So I think this means I need one of the MTB shoes with a softer sole, and/or cycling sandals.
I've been thinking about:
- One of the soft-soled Shimano MTB shoes (I forget the model numbers, they seem to change a lot)
- The Specialized Tahoe:
- The Keen SPD cycling sandal