nice large platform, decent grip from molded pins. inside the spindle are smallish loose ball bearings , and a lock nut that contacts the cone nut making it difficult to adjust the amount of pressure on the bearings.
When I picked up my Mukluk, your stock for regular pedals was limited to these and some high-end pedals for the style I was looking for. Since I am a more casual rider, I did not see the benefit of spending $100 on a pair of pedals. These fit the bill and seem to work very well for back roads cruising and occasional trail riding. They are plenty grippy, but not so much so that I have to wear a thicker soled shoe.