I'm considering some new shoes to do the transamerica ride. I'm about 215 pounds with size 13 feet and I ride with SPD clipless pedals which I want to use on the trip. I'm a little concerned about sole flex.
For a long time I've been riding in a paid of Sidi Dominator shoes which I really liked due to the very stiff soles, but I'd really perfer something a little more versatile both for this trip and commuting. A while back I bought a cheap pair of touring shoes and found them to be unusable do to the fact I could feel the cleat pressing through the sole into the ball of my foot. That's exactly as pleasant as it sounds. I realize that a touring shoe is a compromise, but this was just unworkable.
I've been considering a pair of the Keen Springwater shoes, Keen commuter sandals, Cannondale Touring shoes or something from the Shimano MT line (sh-mt60 or maybe sh-mt-41g). Are there any 200+ pounders out that can give me an assessment of these shoes or other possible options. I'm concerned about feeling the cleat or any annoying flex as well as any other issues.