I've got a dilemma.
I currently run a pair of Shimano A530 SPD pedals on my bike. I got them because I liked the fact that they had a platform on one side for quick rides and commuting and the SPD clip on the opposite side. I don't have a pair of shoes, but the idea was to purchase a pair for when I finally starting doing some longer rides.
However, in my ignorance, I didn't realize there were multiple types of clips (2-bolt, 3-bolt, etc) until after I started looking for shoes. Based purely on looks alone, I've become quite interested in the Giro Empire's, which have a 3-bolt pattern clip. Obviously this shoe wouldn't jive with my current pedal setup leaving me with three options:
1) Get clip adapters:
Now, I've looked around on the web and found such adapters that exist. Some adding more height to the platform than others. So, it's a viable option.
2) Forget the Empire's and get a SPD compatible shoe:
I can certainly look at new shoes, but I really like the way the Empire's look.
Are there any comparable looking shoe out there that I'm missing? I like the simplicity of the one piece uppers of the Empire's and the laces are a nice touch.
3) Get the Empire's and new pedals:
Are there any 3-bolt pedals that also have a platform on the opposite side? I've done a quick search and didn't yield anything promising.
Thanks a lot guys in advance.