shimano M324 are single sided SPD pedals with a platform on the other side. I have used them clipless and as plain flat pedals. Clipless they work just like all the other (admittedly low end) SPD pedals i’ve used and were fine. didn’t have any complaints about the platform side either (didn’t use straps on them though).
You’d most likely have to take off your clips and straps to stop them hitting the ground when using the SPD side of the pedal as mentioned above.
I need to be able to wear normal shoes for when I’m going somewhere and can’t take two pairs… In any case, as it turns out you can just use slotted cleats with LOOK-type pedals on a lot of track pedals, including MKS Sylvans, so I’ll just go with that. They still need clips and straps but they’ll give some more security than sneakers anyway.
This thread is confusing. Just buy two sets of pedals and switch them over when it’s necessary; clips and straps when you’re ‘going somewhere’ and clipless when you’re not. It’s not exactly hard or very time consuming to switch pedals. Or even better, buy some of those Chrome shoes with the cleats in them. That way you’ll be able to ride with cleats and still have non-cycling shoes to wear when you reach your destination (I’m assuming that’s the issue here).
Dude. Ditch the roadie shoes. They are for cycling. Find some nice mountainbike shoes and you won’t need two pairs, just wear them all the time. Plus, to top it off, you can get some lovely crank brothers pedals which will look sweet.
Shimano do a clipless sandal and I’ve seen street shoes that have them too. Alternatively, get creative, cut holes in your shoes, put metal plates under your inner soles and hey presto, clipless any-shoes.