There I feel better! My really old Shimano shoes finally packed it in, and I started using a really nice pair of Cannondale 3/4 high bike shoes. They are comfortable, warm, stiff but nice to walk in, BUT they have laces. The Shimanos had three velcro straps, never a moments problem, fast to put on and secure. The Cannondale lace ups get the #$%@ laces caught and untie at least once a ride.
I'm posting this to for two reason
1. To vent
2. And I've noticed several postings about switing to clipless pedals and shoes, think twice about lace ups.