Hi, I am starting a new job in an outdoor sports store where casual shoes are acceptable. I plan to commute by bike and want some clipless shoes for it. They must:
- Be Shimano SPD compatible.
- Be comfy and biased towards walking (as opposed to stiff for the benefit of pedaling) as I may be up on my feet for extended periods (many hours) when I am not doing admin in the office.
- Less than or as close to $100 (US & Canadian - the rates close at the moment) / $ 110 (AUD) / £50. If there is clear case for spending a bit more I'll consider it on the merrits put to me.
A bonus is if they look as much like hiking/cross country running shoes as possible. To fit the setting of my workplace the most.
I am asking here in touring because you ladies and gentlemen probably spend the most time of most cyclist groups walking in your cycling shoes as opposed to near solely cycling. So I figure your off the bike comfort is a big factor for you. I do also intend to do occasional touring holidays a week here or there in France, Italy ect.