Since I got back into riding 5 years ago I've been using spd type shoes that I can walk in comfortably. As I improve and go farther I've had issues with the outside of my right foot and I've attributed that to the cheapish shoes I wear. This past winter I bought some real cycling shoes. I'm cheap and don't feel worthy so these were in the $130 range (no sidi's yet). I like them and the stiffness of the soles is noticeable, they are comfortable and fit well. I've done some 50 mile rides in them and no foot issues. My only complaint is that they are so darn slippery when not clipped in. I'm talking about while on the bike, not walking. I'm used to unclipping early when needed and riding unclipped, or starting up hill unclipped in one foot, but with these the shoe just slides off the pedal as the plastic is just too slick. I worry about climbing and stopping for some reason like I'm going too slow, and having to go back down the hill to begin again
Are there tricks/remedies? I've thought about putting some double stick tape on the shoes and maybe sticking some sandpaper to it. Or do I just toughen up and never unclip untill I fall over. Kind of like those fainting goats.