Beard Foot Straps are made locally, and are a nice option... easier to use with large shoes than toe clips and straps, more convenient (and cheaper) than clipless pedals, and more secure than just plain platform pedals. This is actually the second pair of Beard straps I've bought - the new ones are for the Poor Man's Pug. I've been using a pair of Beard straps on my Errand Bike since last fall, and I really like them.
I've used Power Grips in the past too, but they're much more difficult to adjust if you switch to a wider or narrower shoe. The velcro makes the Beard straps really easy to adjust.
I bought the straps at a shop up in NE Mpls called Behind Bars. It's one of the better shops in town, and has a lot of cool bikes in stock and on display. My route up to NE followed the paved paths along the Mississippi River. These paths make for a really nice ride, and bring you by some interesting sights...
|Pioneers Statue in NE Mpls|
|Downtown Mpls from the Stone Arch Bridge|
|The Guthrie Theater|