I'm using some very comfy Cannondale shoes on my cx, similar to this:
The cleat is recessed and I've been using them with Eggbeaters plus a shim. It's becoming painful due to the Eggbeaters, not the shoes.
Are there any other pedals that would work happily with this type of shoe? In addition I do need to be able to walk up hills so ideally wouldn't need to put cleat covers on.
Edit: haven't ruled out the possibility that the sole just isn't stiff enough.