So I have been trying out various shoes with my flat gnarly BMX pedals (I am not racing clipless this year because there's not enough time for me to get a proper fitting and to acclimate).
So far I've tried two different versions of an older-style Shimano mountain/touring shoe, both with the cleat holes closed up. The low-top version can be seen in my profile photo (also in link below), and another mid-top version came my way two weeks ago. Neither of these shoes are fantastically grippy on the BMX pedals but they are so far okay enough to get the job done in a race. For the stubbornly non-clipless like me, Is there a better shoe (a trail shoe maybe) that will give me a little more flexibility on the ground while still gripping my pedals reasonably well, AND that comes in a womens' 9.5/Euro 42?