I've been using good old fashioned platform pedals with clips, but I'm ready to upgrade to clipless pedals. However, I know absolutely nothing about them.
I have one road bike and one mountain bike. Because of my foot size, finding shoes that fit is very difficult, so I started this process by looking for shoes. I have found mountain bike and road shoes that should fit. The mountain bike shoes I'm considering are the Lake I/O 3 and the Shimano MT41G, and the road shoe I'm considering is the Shimano RT80 Road/Touring Shoe. Both have recessed cleat placement (which I like because I want to be able to walk around in the shoes at least a little bit) and are SPD compatible.
Can the shoes I listed be used with the same pedals and cleats? Even if I get mountain bike pedals for my mountain bike and road pedals for my road bike, could I wear the shoes on either bike? And finally, when I shop for pedals on-line (such as Nashbar and Performance), are the prices listed per pedal or for a pair of pedals?