For a hybrid I'd suggest going for MTB pedals instead, they're easier to clip out of and MTB shoes are usually much easier to walk in. If weight isn't a huge issue I'd suggest Shimano 520 or 540, they're quite cheap but extremely durable. When it comes to shoes there are plenty to chose from that are non-leather, personally I use Sidi but it all comes down to finding a model that fits your feet and feels comfortable.
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shimano do some good pedals for £30 that i use during the winter. it is recomended that you use pedals with "float" if you have knee trouble though, and whats your price range? could always go for a pair of these:
I've used Crank Bros from the word go for commuting and audax/randonneuring, mostly the roady pedals, but eggbeaters too. They just work. Time Atacs are also worth looking at: inexpensive, easy to get used to, no-maintenance, and very durable.
As far as shoes go, I've had a pair of Northwave winter MTB shoes for the last 4 1/2 years, but I'm about to buy a pair of these
yeah, i gather the knee can suffer from trying to hold the foot steady against the float.
i should really get my knees / feet sorted. they seem ok with eggbeaters on mtb where body & bike is constantly moving around, but i have better results with speedplay zeros on my road bike, with the float dialled in to almost nothing.
"No se deja de pedalear cuando se envejece. Se envejece cuando se deja de pedalear"