"BMX" pedals and "fixie" straps for touring?
I've been going back and forth on what pedals/straps to throw on my bike for this riding season and can't quite seem to make up my mind. I keep debating between something like a classic "bear trap" style pedal like these:
And a more modern BMX platform like these:
Over distance, I'm afraid the concave platform pedal could give me arch problems, but then on the bear trap, I could see the teeth creating problems as well. Curious if anyone has experience or a preference for either.
Now, for straps, I'm looking at something more like what a lot of the "fixie"
riders are using these days, similar to these:
Normally I ride with toeclips and straps, but I've found they wear my shoes in certain spots, and seem prone to eventually creating uncomfortable pressure points in certain areas of the foot. I'm theorizing that a wider nylon strap without a toe clip would alleviate this but was curious if anyone has any long distance experience with such a setup.