I wasn't happy with my mtn bike shoes so I bought some Shimano road shoes that were also capable of using SPD although cleats are not "inside" so they don't walk easily. I have too many instances where I need to walk, even when using my road bike, but my road shoes are of course not good to walk in.
I'm looking for recommendations on spd shoes that are very stiff and light. I have a reasonably wide American foot. My current Specialized and Shimano shoes fit OK but some skinny European shoes don't fit quite so well.
I know some spd shoes are more or less flexible...and I'm looking for lightweight, stiff spd shoes. I use my road shoes in spite of them being a pain to walk in because they are so lightweight and cool. I'd like to find that in a shoe that has the cleat recessed but there is no such thing locally. All the local shoes are mtn bike shoes and considerably heavier than good road shoes. $250 is probably my outside price I'm willing to pay but of course would prefer a pair of good shoes for $5 .