I've been struggling with this and although I'm fairly sure most other people don't experience this exact problem because their bodies aren't wonky, but I'm hoping people on here will have some helpful input.
So basically my right lower leg is on crooked. I'm not disabled (it's not like my foot is on at a 90 degree angle), but when I stand with both knees facing forward my right foot points out to the right somewhat. It's not a hindrance in day to day life but it does mean that I have some troubles with clipless pedals.
When pedaling along my heel has a tendency to hit the chain stay. In an attempt to counter this I adjusted my cleat to limit the inward motion of my heel. Trouble with that is that when I want to unclip, I have to swing my heel out even further than I'd normally have to, because I have to pick up all of the float first, before the unclipping mechanism engages, while the swinging out of the heel is already more difficult to do because that's exactly what my crooked foot doesn't want to do.
So I'm looking for input. I could try a zero float cleat on the right foot, but there seem to be a lot of stories of people buggering up their knees with those. Are they universally bad? I suppose I could also try one of those pedal axle extenders to give my heel some extra clearance? Are there different systems (I've tried SPD, SPD-SL and Look) that don't require the heel swing to unclip?
Thanks for any input!