> I suppose I could try to find a pair of Dettos, but I am also leery of
> traditional slotted cleats. I fear that I would not be able to get out of
> the pedals easily.
You can remove the cleats if you prefer, but just leaving the straps
slightly loose until you feel comfortable with the cleats is probably a
> I want something that looks like a bike shoe, but walks like a sneaker.
> Before I just go buy another pair of Sambas, I would be glad to hear your
The problem with this is that any shoe with a stiff enough sole to be a decent cycling shoe will simply not walk like a sneaker.
Another option is to use a platform pedal like the Lyotard Marcel Berthet or (my current favourite for street shoes) the Campagnolo Triomphe.
-John Thompson (email@example.com)
Appleton WI USA