I am just about to buy a recumbent trike and have heard many dire warnings about the need of clipless pedals and cleats.
I have wide feet and have had a hard time finding bike shoes that are comfortable and on and off the bike.
I had an idea I want to get a reality check on if you don't mind.
Couldn't I cut a metal plate to the shape of my regular walking shoe, bolt cleats to it and rig quick release straps to it so I can strap the cleat to regular shoes?
If you are having a hard time picturing this, think of ice crampons with an SPD cleat instead of spikes.
Using a metal plate the full length of the shoe should give me the stability to twist in and out of the pedal and mimic the stiffness of a road shoe. I hear that road shoes are stiff to deliver extra power to the pedal, but I could be wrong.
Well, What do you think? Will it work? Has it been done? Can I save myself the time and buy this somewhere?