To save my feet, I got some cycling specific shoes (Shimano-SPD compatible) many many years ago, but continued to use toe clips. These were mountain-bike shoes, so they were useful without the cleats, and I could walk in them off-bike. Many years later it was time to replace my pedals and I now use SPD-based pedals. The reason I'm on SPD at this point is that's where I started, and then I added SPD pedals to the tandem, so that makes three sets of SPD-based pedals, and now my wife and kids have SPDs on their singles, so they can go back and forth on/off the tandem, and now the kids have a tandem, and so of course that is also SPD.
I'm not recommending SPD, but we have now eight pair of SPD pedals among us, and switching any of them means two sets of shoes for at least one person, more likely several people. So it's now hard to switch.