Clipless problems - AGAIN
If anyone remembers my prior topic, I've narrowed it down. On the Shimano pedals that are clipless X platform, I have no problem clipping in. On the round ones that are clipless on both sides, it's almost impossible for me.
Note, now, that I have some nerve damage in the feet. Heat, cold, and pain, I can feel. Pressure I cannot. I'm going to need some kind of pedal that helps me work my feet into the clips. Ideally, they would be like the pedals on the hybrid, only clipless on both sides. Any suggestions? I will mention that I'm using a Shimano 51 cleat, and am not going to get a separate pair of shoes for each bike.
Crank Brothers models with "platforms", Winwood Deckster pedal inserts
Of the Crank Brothers pedals, several models (particularly mountain bike oriented models) have a platform around the eggbeater clipping system. This helped me learn to clip in. I could place the toe/ball of foot area of the shoe on the platform, slide it forward, and engage the clips. Practice sessions on a stationary trainer were VERY helpful.
I use the Candy model, but their Mallet model has the largest platform. Since the clipping system still is slightly above the surface of the Mallet, I do not know if you would want to use it as a platform pedal for anything other than a short ride. I think the Shimano model mentioned above is the only clipless pedal that is a true platform on one side and a clipless pedal on the other.
However, if it is important to have a platform option, almost any SPD style clipless pedal can be made platform on one (or both) sides with the metal Winwood Decksters Pedal Inserts at LINK. I have not used these, but I see no reason they would not work well for casual riding. Winwood's instructions have some important information on them at LINK. You might also try searching these forums on the Deckster Pedal Inserts.
The best approach I can think of is a good local bike store that would let you try clipping in to different systems in the store with the shoes you use.