Today my ride was cut short by problems with my feet. I have bilateral post tibial tendonitis in both feet. As per a podiatrist years ago, the bone structure of my feet is very strong the way they fit together and such, but the tendons running along the bottom of my foot and up through my ankle are the not quite right. That is why I can't run to get in shape. Now I am running into some issues with biking. I can go much much further on a bike with my heart rate up than I could ever go running. But I want to go further. Right now I am in no way looking like a regular biker. On good days I wear regular shorts and a t-shirt, cold days I am in sweatpants and a tshirt with a jacket. Regardless of the weather I wear my regular tennis shoes They are a New Balance running type shoe. The pedals on my bike are flat with the adjustable toe clip. I have them tight enough to keep my foot in but not so tight that they catch the tread of my shoes and hang up. Right now the clips are set so that my foot sits solidly on the pedal at the ball of my foot. I noticed after my feet started hurting today that as I push down there is a slight pull on the tendons in the bottom of my foot. I have looked at different pedals online, more out of learning after someone mentions them here. I have not looked at shoes at all. Does anyone have any suggestions for a set of clipless pedals and if available a hard soled shoe. I am looking for something that will hold my foot very solidly so that when I push down on the pedal there will be no flex in my tendons as the shoe is holding tight and the push down is passed directly to the pedal. Ankle movement is necessary I know but I need something to hold the rest of my foot pretty much immobile. Money is somewhat of an object I can't afford to spend $1000 for shoes and pedals but any ideas will be looked into. My other option is to remove the clips on my current pedals and move my foot forward more so I am riding more flat footed. But I would rather not do that I would rather ride with my feet placed correctly on the pedals. I know no one here is a Dr. who designs the pedals and shoes but I know you all have a lot of experience with this stuff and any input is appreciated. Forgot to add I am now riding on the roads and in the future will be looking to ride railbeds and some gravel roads. Way in the future will be looking at muddy single track etc... So for now the shoes can be more tailored to cleaner riding, eggbeaters are not necessary unless they actually offer what I need.