These are my current pedals. With mks steel clips, and toshi single straps. Surly steamroller running fixed.
When I wear my reebok classics, adidas stan smiths, etc. Running / tennis shoes. Getting in and out of the clip is a pain. The sole is kinda thick so the ridge doesn't bother me as much, but starting to feel it and my shoes are all getting a cut in them where the ridge is. I am sure it's only going to get worse. When wearing converse chuck taylors, they slip in nice, but the sole is way too soft. Very uncomfortable. And trying to stand and sprint is painful.
The bottom line is the ridge on that pedal hurts like hell. I want to get rid of it.
Back to the drawing board with pedals. Here is a few ways I think I can go..
1) Keep the clips and straps and go with the white industries urban platform pedal. They look pretty comfortable. Nice and wide. Can take double straps if I decide. They are kind of expensive, but if I could have a really comfortable pedal for the next few years I have no issue paying.
2) Some kind of bmx platform pedal along with something like the reload or holdfast straps.
3) Go clipless. This will be the most comfortable solution, but will have to carry shoes 90% of the time. And change shoes.
What do you guys think? I ride quite a bit. 7 miles one way to work daily, and then anything else is on top of that.