i am looking for shoe suggestions. I have tried clip-ins and do not like them. Looking for reasonably priced non clip-in shoes. (under $125)
What kind of riding do you do Philip? I don't like clip-ins either. For road riding away from town, I use Sidi bike shoes with old-fashioned cleats on conventional pedals with loosely-adjusted straps, which provide just a suggestive feeling of containment.
In-town I just ride street shoes with platform pedals. Either way, both are easy to exit...and never that 'trapped' feeling when coming to a stop. And very inexpensive; my Sidis are 20-years old!
I used non-clip Chrome brand shoes for a long time. Obviously, the footbed needs to work for you, but their waterproof, non-clip work boots lasted a long time (2 years) and I rode every day during that time.
Thanks for the info. Now I need to do some investigation on my part to find the shoes in size 14.
When I'm not riding SPDs, I've long preferred whatever shoes I feel like wearing, on (preferably pinned) BMX pedals. The large platform is friendly to everything, even my beloved boat shoes.
Maybe I mis-stated my question. I thought when I said "clip-less" I was referring to shoes that were not attached to the pedals. I have a pair of shoes now (Bontrager) that do attach to the pedals. I’m looking for shoes that are not attached at all.