As my beloved Sonoma shoes are starting to disintegrate after 4 years of almost daily use, I bought a pair of Shimano R076 shoes from CRC. They're a road shoe that will accept either SPD-SL or plain old SPD cleats, which is great for me as I use SPDs on my road bike and MTB. Wore them this morning, but they're almost impossible to walk in with the metal SPD cleat. From the user guide, it appears that I should be using cleats with a cleat pontoon which would appear to make them much more walking-friendly (and may prevent me taking a tumble down 5 flights of stone stairs in the morning). Alternatively, there's a 'cleat stabilising adapter for road shoes' which looks to do the same sort of job. Here are both: Cleat Stabilising adapter Cleat pontoon Does anyone have any experience of using either or have advice on which is best?