Call me old-fashioned if you will, but I have always toured using soccer training shoes and toe clips. The situation at the moment is that my trainers are a health hazard and the bearings in my pedals are just about worn out. I visited my locall bike shop recently where they suggested I buy Shimano shoes with funny looking pedals. I would like to know whether there are makes of shoes and pedals that will not only be useful on this summer's tour but also for the rest of the year. I cycle to work every day and in the winter I have to wear hiking boots. When I am touring, I sometimes like to get off and walk. Any suggestions as to which shoes/pedals would fit my lifestyle? Or do you suggest I stick to the trainers and toe clips.