I know this may be more appropriate for the winter forum, but the only reason I want foot retention is because I'll be riding FG this winter. Otherwise I wouldn't care.
I don't want to use clips and straps because I can't cram my bulky boots into them. Plus, they're a pain with mittens on.
I don't want to use my SPD shoes, cause they're really not appropriate for snow. So the obvious answer seems to be winter boots with SPDs. Anyone done this? Even if there are boots already available for clipless use, I would bet that they're far out of my price range. I won't be spending much money on this if I do it. Thanks!