bike - pedals
Clip on pedals are great for chugging down the highway, A to B style travel. That’s if you can stand clunking around the shoes all day and carrying another pair of footwear.
Once you leave the bitumen: dunno.
Soft surfaces can create problems in the staying upright department.
There’s plenty of moments, generally unplanned, when being fixed to your pedals is not a great idea. Like those occasions of spontaneous ejection from your repose in the saddle.
Clip ons? Not for me.
A pair of Keen sandals with a solid toe and flat BMX style pedals is a cheap insurance policy against injury out there in the sticks.