So, I'm riding singlespeed with platform pedals. However, everyone seems to think that clips and straps are pretty much absolutely neccesary for riding fixed....
Can someone explain why this is? What are the real advantages to clips and straps? I've ridden with them before (on someone else's bike) and they don't seem like they hold your foot well enough to give you many of the benefits of clipless pedals, but then maybe those weren't adjsuted right for my feet or something?
I'd like to get some of the benefits of clipless pedals without having to wear cycling-specific shoes, and I'm thinking about getting a fixed rear-wheel, and I don't want to be riding around unsafely or anything... so can someone explain the reasoning behind these things?