I went from Shimano clipless to Mallets last summer, and even once they were broken in, I still found the Shimano's much easier to into and out of. My foot always came out when I needed to with the Shimano's, but I had two crashes last year where my foot stayed stuck in the Mallets. Still, I like the platform on the Mallets better, so I kept them. I only use them for really long XC rides though...metalMTB said:i tried mallets last season and i had a hell of a time clipping in and out in race situations and when I'm about to fall. Are shimanos easier to clip in and out of? I think i would be more confiden on clipless pedals if i knew i could clip out in any situation.