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Lake CX217 Shoes - Men's

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Item # LKC000G

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Drop the hammer in comfort.

Built with high levels of power transfer and comfort in mind, the Lake CX217 Men's Shoes give you many of the desirable traits of Lake's flagship CX402, but without its uncompromising commitment to race performance. Its action leather and mesh upper provide a well-bolstered feel, with ample ventilation for warm-weather comfort. The Boa closure dials in a precise fit with the flick of a reel, removing any slop from the shoe when you're pedaling furiously up steep climbs and attacking sprints.

The CX217's Competition last strikes an ideal balance between power transfer and comfort, giving the foot a bit more space to expand along the forefoot region. However, it still places the foot in an ideal position to transfer power to the pedal, making it a great choice for the endurance racer and long-distance rider. And speaking of power transfer, the Lake Race outsole is made of 100% carbon fiber to ensure every gram of energy is transferred into forward momentum.

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

Tech Specs

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

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

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.

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!