I wore these Shimano M075 for the last two seasons with Shimano SPD cleats and pedals. They worked out well as I was use to clicking in and out of the pedals since I was use to them from my mountain bike. They were also pretty fast to put on in transition with the Velcro straps.
|My mountain bike shoes
|My new road cycling shoes
|Reverse high heels
|Default Look pedal position
|Shimano TR52 tri shoes
Knee update: My knees are improving. They no longer hurt 24/7 which is a big improvement, but I'm far from pain free. Sometimes I'm pain free, other times there are little niggles here and there like you get during a good taper. Sometimes while cycling one or both patella will tighten up and feel like stones at which point I back off even more. I have new pains now too, but none are permanent. I've had my left IT band at the knee get sore while running (never had that in the past, have had problems with my right IT band at the knee so I know what to do for it). A little stretching helped that. I've had the inside of both knees start hurting while running and biking. I backed off and the pain subsided.
So for now, I continue to run and bike but take it easy. When I experience pain, I back off a little and so far that seems to work. I'm also using compression and ice, but not as often as I should. Need to fix that.