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So, does every bike shoe work with every clipless pedal? ie Is there one standard size?
No, but there is some standardization. Mountain bike shoes (and "touring" shoes, which look sort of like walking shoes) are almost universally "SPD" compatible, so almost any pedal that's advertised as "SPD" or "two-bolt" compatible will work.
For road shoes, it's more complicated; there are at least 4 systems that I know about. Look, or "3-bolt" is the granddaddy of them. There's a 4-bolt system (I think that might be the "Time" system), as well as SPD-R and regular old SPD, same as on mountain shoes.
When you buy the pedals, they'll come with a set of cleats that you can attach to your shoes, so as long as the shoe has a bolt pattern that fits the cleat, you're good to go.
Sounds like that shop's a keeper. Any place that'll take the time to MAKE you learn to use something like that is a good one!
go Care Bear go!