I'm searching for road shoes that you can walk around in easily. There used to be a bunch of decent road shoes that would take a recessed SPD cleat, but they seem to be getting harder to find. What remain are "fitness" shoes that are more like slacker sneakers or hiking boots than cycling shoes. And most MTB shoes have too aggressive a tread to make them good for walking around on manmade surfaces. I want a road shoe, darnit!
I want a lightweight shoe with a stiff sole, and the ability to walk around, climb slippery ladders, and walk around the roof of our van without getting myself killed. A few of the possibilities:
Shimano T091 (discontinued):
A decent enough bike shoe with a good walking surface, but pretty heavy and not very stiff.
Nike Granfondo WRX (discontinued):
My favorite shoe to date, and the ones I wear on tours. Essentially a carbon road shoe with replaceable lugs. Easy to walk in, lightweight, stiff sole.
Carnac M1 Touring (still available):
Pricey, but no doubt about its road shoe design. I have a pair on order, I'll report back.
Louis Garneau "fitness/multi" shoe:
Probably not stiff enough, and tending towards the slacker styling, but I have a pair on order to try out any way.
Any others that I have missed?