Okay, so I'm thinking really hard about getting "bicycle shoes." You know - the funny looking things sold only in bike shops that you would never walk in, but claim to make your ride better. I don't even have clipless pedals! Even more extreme, I use chinese slippers to ride in! O I just bought some water sport shoes... they might just work out... but when on rides over 30 miles, my toes hurt from digging into the clips. Can I use "bicycle shoes" with platform pedals and clips? So far every article of "bicycle clothing" that I've bought has really improved my comfort - but those expensive shoes! Yikes! What are you guys wearing out there? Thanks.