I'm trying clippless and went with mallets. Coming from wide flats, and getting the 06 for around $50, went ahead. Now I need shoes, I like hiking styled or walking shoes, not the stiff ones or racing type. But they must be walking comfortable and have decent traction. Something like the shimanos sh-mt50, does not have to be mid-hi. I know some shoes goes better with some pedals, easier to release, setting of cleats, etc and in the case of the mallet being able to pedal without being clipped. Ha! forgot to mention not too expensive..