I've got a tip for my fellow forum members who have generic pedals and would like to make them a little easier to get into.
Simply take a grinder or a dremel and cut the edges off the corners of the tab on the bottom side of your pedals. (Does this tab have a name?) Try to take off as little material possible while making the point.
It seems that generic pedals have a squarish tab. It seems that nicer (track and other) pedals have a sharper tab that comes to a point.
Attached is a pic of my pedal of the mod.
This mod came about because I had a hell of a time getting into my pedals when it was wet outside. I know it seems incredibly simple, but it didn't occur to for a long time and once I did the mod, things are so much better. Just thought I'd share.
Unless of course you like 2cm deep cuts across your shins.
Anyway, nice mod. I was trying to figure out something like this myself, I have MKS quills (no tab at all) on my bike right now so I can wear regular shoes on my short commute, but trying to flip them over with wet shoes is a joke. I have to stop next to a building, hold myself up with one hand and flip the pedals with the other. I'm glad someone else can relate.
I'm currently thinking about devising a kick tab I can bolt onto the backside of the pedal - I think butchering a busted set of toe clips would work, if you can visualize what I mean.