Work hard, Play hard
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Diego, California
Bikes: Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
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I got rid of my road pedals/shoes and now use a pair of eggbeaters on both my mtb and road bike.
Also since I ditched the road shoes and only have one pair I figured they might as well be a damn nice pair so I got some Sidi Dragon SRS's. Dang expensive at $190(covered by the sale of my road pedals/shoes) but they are great and I can replace the soles/lugs when they wear out.
Of course you don't have to spend anywhere near that amount of money for a good setup. Look around at shops and on the internet(once you know you're size). Shoes are on sale alot and you can find some great deals. Some sites like www.pricepoint.com
even have combo deals where you get the pedals and the shoes.
Also, I would have to say not to buy online unless you are absolutely sure what size you wear. Cycling shoes come in Euro sizing (39, 40, 41, 42 etc.) so you have to find out what size you wear in Euro sizes.
About wearing the shoes when you get off the bike, it's alot easier with mtb shoes but you can walk around in road shoes as well. The mtb shoe has some tread so the cleat is recessed off the ground so the cleat isn't grinding into the ground. The road shoes are smooth on the bottom with no tread, so the cleat is slipping around on the ground. On top of that road pedal cleats are usually much bigger than mtb cleats so it makes walking that much harder.