I'm just getting into road biking, and have decided I'd prefer to use SPD over SPD-SL. Mainly so I can carry pints across the pub to the beer garden without falling on my behind.
I've already settled on some Ritchey WCS Micro pedals. I've read mixed reports about their longevity bearing-wise, but we'll see how I get on.
Which shoes should I pair them with?
The above pedal choice might clue you in that I'm a bit of a weightweenie, so I'd prefer some fairly light shoes. I know I won't find much that will compete with high-end SPD-SL shoes for lightness, but let's try!
Comfort and stiffness (contradictory terms often, I'm sure) are also both important. I read comments about people getting "hot-spots" in SPD shoes as opposed to SPD-SL, so hopefully there's something out there that copes better than most.
Lastly, it'd be nice if they were last year's model available with a huge discount on CRC etc!
I have no local bike shopt that carries any meaningful amount of shoes, or I would go down that route.