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Lake CX217 Shoes - Men's

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Item # LKC000G

No corners cut.

Longtime cycling footwear staple Lake has considerable experience building race-worthy kicks, and the CX217 Shoes illustrate that the focus on pro-level equipment doesn’t have to come at the expense of value. Employing many of the lessons learned from the top-tier CX402, the CX217 employs a refined carbon fiber sole, topped with a Competition last that’s built to channel every last watt straight into your pedals — without giving up the comfort you need to drop the hammer all day long.

The key to the CX217’s power transfer lies in Lake’s Competition last. Like the moldable CFC last used in the CX402, the Competition last is designed to focus your power output into the ball of your foot, and straight through to the pedal. And while efficiency is key, there’s added room in the toe box to allow for foot expansion under hard efforts. The result is that you don’t have to sacrifice a comfortable fit in the pursuit of a highly efficient shoe.

The BOA closure has been quickly adopted by the pro ranks due to the fact that it offers easy fine-tuning, and it stays tight throughout your entire ride. It’s highly effective at keeping your heel locked down, without requiring excess pressure. And as you probably know, that means better bloodflow and greater comfort. The BOA closure runs underneath an action leather upper, which has been enhanced with mesh panels to maximize foot-cooling airflow.

The Lake CX217 Shoes - Men's are available in whole and half sizes, from 39 to 47, plus whole sizes 48 and 50, and in the color White/black. All sizes are also available in the Wide option.

  • Action leather, mesh upper
  • Boa closure system
  • Competition Last
  • Lake Race carbon fiber sole
  • Three-hole cleat pattern

Tech Specs

Midsole:
Competition last
Closure:
Boa
Upper Material:
action leather, mesh
Recommended Use:
cycling
Sole:
carbon fiber
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited
Cleat Compatibility:
3-hole road

Size chart

Cycling Shoes

Men's
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514
Chrome 37.5 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 46 47   47.5   48
Diadora 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
DMT 38   39   40 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46   47 48  
Five Ten 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47   
Fi'zi:k 38 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46     
Gaerne 38 39   40   41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45   46 47 48   
Giro   39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 43.5 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Lake 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48  
Louis Garneau 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 48
Mavic (US/EU) 5.5 / 38 6 / 38.7 6.5 / 39.3 7 / 40 7.5 / 40.7 8 / 41.3 8.5 / 42 9 / 42.7 9.5 / 43.3 10 / 44 10.5/ 44.7 11 / 45.3 11.5 / 46 12 / 46.7 12.5 / 47.3 13 / 48 13.5 / 48.7  
Northwave 37   38 39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 47 48
Pearl Izumi 38 39 39.5 40 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48 48.5 49
Shimano 38.5 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46.5 47   49   50
Sidi  39 40   41   42 43   44 45   46 47   48   49
Six Six One 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46 47 48 49 50
Suplest 37 38   39 40 41   42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45   46   47
Vans 37 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46   47   48
US SHOE SIZE5.566.577.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.514

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5 5

Wide feet? Get these!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I suffer from the curse of wide feet. It was about time to replace my 2-year old Shimano R087 shoes (which served me well). I discovered the Lake brand when doing a search for wide cycling shoes. I waited a bit during the past few weeks just knowing I could catch a TdF-inspired sale. When I saw these I grabbed them! The size chart (pay attention, each brand may be slightly different!) was dead on target for me. I'm new to the Boa closure system but got the hang of it quickly. I put a short 5 miles on the shoes with a test ride and then hit a 50-miler the following day. I now have about 150 miles with these shoes NO discomfort whatsoever. I'm sure as the leather gets broken in they will feel even more comfortable! There's plenty of room in the toe box so no concerns there. I would not hesitate to recommend these shoes and will certainly look at this brand the next time I need new cycling shoes!

5 5

So much better than my old shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have big feet, really big feet. Not the length but the width. I am also diabetic and blood flow, nerve pain is an issue. These shoes take care of both issues. The single Boa has not been a problem for me. I do not find it tightens my toes too much compared to the rest of my foot. My previous shoe was a Specialized with velcro straps, these far exceed them. I ride them with Speedplay pedals and have had no issues. The wide width fits the way I would expect a wide shoe to fit. Not too tight, not to loose. My feet feel just as good after a few hours in the saddle as they did at the start. Highly recommend.

5 5

Great Shoes For Wide Feet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I never had problem buying a pair of shoes until I started shopping for road cycling shoes. I have tried various shoe brands including Shimano, Sidi, Northwave, Mavic, Specialized, Giro, Pearl Izumi, and Bonts and none of them would fit me properly. I have narrow heels, high instep and probably average width toe area so most shoes that I have tried were not wide enough. Lake shoes seem not only run true to size, but also have accommodating forefoot area. The BOA system requires some time getting used to because it is very easy to over tight the shoes. Probably having two enclosures would be better for fine tuning, but even a single system works great. Overall, I'm pretty happy with these shoes and their performance.

Responded on

I got regular size because these shoes run wider than Sidi Mega or Shimano wide last shoes.

2 5

Wanted to like them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Well made upper, stiff sole. Upper is well ventilated. I needed a shoe with a little extra width and these have it. Perhaps a little too much room in the toes. Combine that with the single Boa and I am constantly adjusting these shoes on a ride, I just cannot get comfortable. If I tighten them down, the top of my foot is pinched but my toes are nice and snug. If I loosen them my toes bang around as I go over bumps in the road as if they were in a pinball machine. I should have bought a shoe with a more standard velcro and ratcheting strap closure system. I've been riding them all spring summer hoping that they would "break in" and all of a sudden become comfortable. Hasn't happened.

5 stars for the upper and the sole, minus 3 stars for the closure system.

Responded on

MVC makes a good point. The single boa is an all or nothing proposition so if you have one area of your foot happy and the other isn't it doesn't work. I, too, went for the wide forefoot and rounded toe, and this shoe provides it well. The boa is strong and works well, but what I have found is during upstrokes of the foot, where force is applied to the upper and not the sole, the effect is that the boa tightens the forefoot more where I don't want tightening. My solution was to disassemble the boa and remove it from the forefoot loops. Now only the arch receives tightening and my forefoot is left to breathe freely (which I like). I have found on all my shoes (Specialized, Sidi) I always left the forward straps loose.

Anyway, it does take a while to break these in. The are tougher than they look with quite stiff leather. I see the leather as a great advantage as it will mold to me over time, but it does take a while...just about a whole season for me. I think if I did it again I would just soak them in water first, ride, do it again. Or just ride in a lot of rain. The shoe can take it and it would accelerate the forming.

Overall, it's a cheaper shoe with great construction and simplicity, but it doesn't have the suppleness of the kangaroo leather. The sole is very stiff and pretty flat. I like Specialized footbeds a bit more, with a bit better arch/midfoot support, but Specialized as a company is a pain in the %$@%^ to deal with zero customer service. BackCountry, on the other hand, is simply awesome!