Not sure about the shape of the heel/sole on these ones... was this taken (blurry - sorry) to demonstrate the strap thing?
Add another velcro strap to these ones and you've got a bike shoe! You could even combine laces/straps if you had the lace knot hidden under a wide strap - would stop it from coming undone and getting in the chain.
I love these... the aesthetic would translate really nicely to a bike shoe... less of a hard edge than most of the bike shoes out there now - more casual and less technical.
I love these too. In black. With bigger/more patterned perforations.
With plastic straps or some sort of upper support, you could do something like this. You could keep the canvas look (trendy!) by having a support mesh under the canvas and by having the straps have kevlar cores? Or some other plastic...
For the material on the side?
A way to make soles accommodate cleats w/out being hideous or stereotypically mountain/hybrid shoe looking. Fuck Skechers.