I have done a lot of searches, but can't seem to find an answer to my specific problem. I'm new to cycling, so I'm still trying to get everything figured out. I got my bike a couple of weeks ago and the guy at the LBS recommended the Speedplay Light Action pedals due to my knee issues. These are the first and only clipless pedals I've ever used. I've been riding for a couple of weeks now and rode my first metric century yesterday. I cannot get used to the pedals. I have no problems clipping in or clipping out...it's just the stopping part. For example, I start slowing down coming up to a stop sign, I unclip my right foot, but leave my left foot clipped because I need to pedal a little more. I go to stop and put my right foot down, slip a little, and fall over to the left. I AM REALLY TIRED OF FALLING. After almost falling into traffic at a red light with 1 mile left yesterday...I started wondering if it was just me or would a different pedal help. I am looking at the Look Keo's and the Shimano SPD-SL. These give me a little more platform, which may make it easier to unclip both feet and still be able to pedal those last few feet.
I am going to be doing a lot of riding and want something comfortable and "safe". Any help would be great!!!