I am just back on my bike this summer after 18 years off. I used to ride with SPD clipless shoes. But I am not ready to go back just yet. (I have more weight to lose and confidence to build.)
I was just riding with my walking shoes which were fine for short rides. Any ride over 40 minutes and my toes start to tingle. Today my shoes kept slipping from the platform because the tread is worn. So I either get new walking shoes or cycling shoes.
I walked into LBS to use up some time. They had none of the other things I was looking for and ended up looking at shoes. I ended up getting a pair of Bontrager Evoke MTB shoes. I am hoping to use my platform pedals for a while until I am ready to go back to clipless. These don't have much of a tread because they rely on the cleat. Will these work at all with a platform pedal. Would I be better off with a touring type shoe of even something like Van's? Though I don't think Van's are stiff enough to prevent my toes from tingling.
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