My choice of velo footwear is a pair of street shoes. My ECCOs, as in the foto above, are very cozy, keep you in comfort all day long. If there's a problem it's slippage -- as in, losing your grip on the pedal, sliding off, possibly causing injury, certainly losing momentum. $10.00 plastic toe clips are the answer. My fave sales rep, Nick, at Tonka Cycle and Ski recommended the clips, and, as usual, was right on. If you don't wear cleats, and are happy with work shoes, then go see Nick, and tell him Poppy sent you.