One of the perks of working at a big fancy bike company like Soma is you get to be the first to get your hands on exotic bike gear from places like Japan and Colorado. Here are two such specimens for your consideration.
Part one is the fancy new King Cage toe clips. Handmade by the guy who makes the waterbottle cages found on custom bikes everywhere.
Attached to these fine toe clips are the new MKS Urban Platform pedals. Designed to be more sneaker friendly than a track or road pedal, but smoother to get in and out of than a mountain bike pedal.
Triple Sealed bearings feel smooth and keep the gunk out. The long flippy tab should be quite sturdy and won't break off like other designs. Cr-Mo spindles are good and sturdy and will install with a 15mm or a 5mm allen wrench. Get some.