I have a case of the dueling LBS recommendations:
I currently have a Giant Sedona DX - basically a hybrid. I have slick tires on it and spend 99% of my time on pavement, either road or trails.
I recently picked up pedals that have SPD fittings, so I am looking for shoes. I have narrowed it down to Siddi because
a) they kick a**
b) they are one of the few manufacturers that make size 50 shoes
One LBS recommended that I get MTB shoes because:
"MTB shoes have cleats, so you can walk around in them. If you buy road shoes, you really shouldn't ever walk around in them"
Hmm...makes sense, I can see myself wanting to walk around a bit, especially at the random roadside store, etc. Certainly seems that MTB shoes would give you the option of non-bike mobility, plus if i ever did take my bike off road......
However, another LBS told me that you really can't walk any better on MTB shoes, and therefore I should buy road shoes, since I ride mostly road.
I thought you could buy rubber covers for your cleats, in which case, in this a moot argument ?
This is a massive investment for me - these shoes are expensive. Anyone got some advice ?