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I would suggest a mountain biking shoe vs. a road shoe. As catfish stated, while touring you will have to do some walking. Mountain shoes have "lugs" that provide traction off the bike, road shoes are like "ice" off the bike. Shimano makes a 3/4 rise shoe that provides some ankle protection, yet doesn't interfere with movement. Cannondale makes a shoe that looks like a Cross-Training shoe. Many other manufactures make "recreational mountain shoes" that should accomodate your needs.
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