So I bought my shoes for an upcoming tour, I wanted MTB type shoes I can walk around in so I don't need to carry two pairs. I tried them on for the day yesterday and while they're surprisingly comfortable, I did occasionally feel/hear the cleat grinding against the ground on pavement while walking.
Taking a look at the cleat, it's basically level with the sole of the shoe (even screwed all the way down) so I don't think it's installed incorrectly. Is it normal for the cleat to crunch a bit while you're walking? It didn't do it all the time, I'd say about 50% of the time while walking on pavement I heard or felt it scraping against the ground.