I've been wanting foot retention for a while now so I bought some toe clips/straps. They are not very comfortable and seem very awkward to ride (i am actually more efficient with platforms). For various reasons i can't use them.
I was about to give up but then I tried a bike with powergrip/holdfast style strap only pedals, and they worked brilliantly. My question is, is there any way to get these strap setups cheap (sub $10 each), make them cheap, or maybe use just the straps from a traditional clip/strap setup?