I asked this question in the Long Distance, and Commuting forums, and got mixed reviews, so I thought I'd ask here as well.
I'm looking for a pedal that has recessed cleats, AND can be ridden with regular shoes (or even sandals.)
The one that attracts my attention is the Shimano A520.
It is a single sided (so other side promises to be comfortable with non riding shoes) SPD pedals, which means many shoes can be used.
Its other side doesn't look flat.
I'd like know from people who has the A520, if it's any good?
It looks like it's not one of Shimano's high end pedals, but that might mean it weighs more than a feather...
Can one ride the A520 with running shoes? I'm talking less than 10km at a time.
Are there any other pedals you can recommend?
Someone recommeded the CrankBrothers Smarty or Mallet, but the mechanism protrudes, and it doesn't seem it would be comfortable with running shoes.