Shimano PD-A530 pedal is my favourite pedal mainly because it is a Road Touring Pedal. It has dual platform which one is the SPD pedal and the other is flat platform. I love to ride wearing my Touring Shoes with SPD cleat because I love the secure grip on the pedal especially when spinning or pushing/pulling pedaling during climbing. I also feel safe when standing on the bike with the SPD pedal as it grips the cleat and prevent slipping. But sometimes for short rides to the shop, i prefer wearing sandals. So, the flat platform will be suitable for it.