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Wide open.

Among cycling shoe manufacturers, few names have been as supportive of the wide-foot crowd as Lake. As evidence for this assertion, we present the Dutch firm's Wide line, which is the exact same as the standard shoes with an added "wide" designation. So cyclists with wider metatarsals and heels can enjoy about 15mm more width while still netting the benefits of kit like Lake's mid-range workhorse, the men's CX237 Wide Shoes.

The key to the CX237s' power transfer lies in Lake’s Competition last. Like the moldable CFC last used in the CX331, 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. It all rests on Lake’s stiff Race carbon fiber sole. The result is a comfortable fit, packaged in a highly efficient shoe.

The dual Boa closure has been quickly adopted by the professional ranks due to the fact that it offers easy fine-tuning, and it stays tight throughout your entire ride. And since you’re able to independently adjust tension on the forefoot and the heel, you can lock down your heel, without having to over-tighten the rest of the shoe. As you probably know, that means better bloodflow and greater comfort. The Boa closure runs underneath the full-grain leather upper, enhanced with mesh panels to maximize foot-cooling airflow.

  • Carbon fiber sole
  • Boa closure system
  • Full-grain leather upper
  • 15mm wider than regular width CX237
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
full-grain leather, mesh
leather heel
2 Boa
carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility
3-hole road
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Recommended Sizing Guide

Men's Cycling Shoes
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 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 43 44 44.5/45 45.5 46 47 48 49 50  
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
Scott 38   39 40   41 42   43 44   45 46   47 48   
Sidi  39 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 / 42.5 43 43.5 44 / 44.5 45 45.5 46 / 46.5 47 47.5 48 48.5 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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Best biking shoe for wide feet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9 US; 43 EUR

This is my second pair of Lake CX 237's - they are hands-down the most comfortable bike shoe for anyone with a wide foot (and I mean anything past a D-width). The Boa closure is the very best - allows in-ride adjustment and precise fitting. As with all bike shoes, I recommend investing in a pair of custom orthotics (not Dr. Scholl's that you buy for $2 at CVS. They are worthless). You would be amazed how the extra support adds to the comfort especially during long rides. I had an issue with the heel of my prior Lake shoe. As we all know, that part wears out, and it would be great if Lake would sell an inexpensive replacement part. Otherwise, these are the only shoes I will ever buy. Thanks!

Positive first impressions

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I think it's safe to say that Lake is one of the most fit-obsessed shoe brands out there. If you take the time to measure out your foot, and follow their recommendations accordingly, your dedication will be rewarded with the perfect fit.

The 237s feature a true full-carbon sole and a leather upper for significantly less than most of the other top-end offerings. I'm very impressed by the quality of construction, stiffness, and high-end BOA dials (as opposed to the entry-level ones they used to spec.) The only downside so far is that the heel is overly stiff and high, and it digs into my Achilles a little more than I'd like.

Look for an update soon!


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I decided to splurge and get these shoes in hopes they would help alleviate foot pain on rides. As soon as I put them on, I could tell they were going to be a huge improvement. The sole is nice and stiff but the upper is supple and conforms to my foot for a great fit and comfort. Just wish I would have bought them sooner.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have been looking for a road bike shoe for over a year. All the shoes I would try were too narrow despite my feet being narrow. I decided to try this shoe because it is known for having a wide toe box, very glad I did, this shoe is fantastic. I bought them last month (Sept 2018) and I’ve ridden for hours at a time with no complaints. Would definitely recommend!

Comfort Finally

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I've been through 3 sets of shoes and thought when I switched to Shimano, I would have a shoe plenty wide enough. Unfortunately not. after a lot of research, I settled on Lake CX237 wide. These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. Not only is the toe box wide enough, but the leather upper has nicely conformed with ongoing use.

The sole is plenty stiff. Good energy transfer and feels solidly connected to the bike.

I was a bit skeptical of the measuring system, but it was right on and really was as simple as tracing my feet onto paper. Definitely true to sizing chart.

This is the first time in over 10 years that I haven't had hot spots on my feet for thought about foot pain while riding...just sad it took me so long to bite the bullet and spend the money, but well worth it.

Would recommend these to anybody with a wider foot or bunions.

Great road shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Love this shoe! It perfect if you have a wide foot like me. Also having multiple adjustments for your foot on how tight you need it is great. To top it off they are very light. Highly recommend these shoes!

On my second pair

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43.5 Wide

Best shoe I've tried so far. Really like the dual Boa closures which make it easy to adjust and with a size 10 / EEE foot my toes are not cramped. They are definitely a bit "delicate" (soles not the uppers) and I was surprised at the amount of heal/sole wear since I tried really hard to avoid any sort of walking. Finally wore a hole in the sole so had to get another pair - a bit pricey so only 4/5 but otherwise a great shoe.

Lake Shoe - Excellent Purchase

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41 wide

The Lake Shoe CX237 fits my wide, high instep foot perfectly. It is a very comfortable shoe and I could tell the performance increase immediately. I have greater response to my pedal power with this carbon sole, in sprints and climbing and all around. Some customers have mentioned the thin padding in the tongue, and I agree the padding could have been doubled. I have experience no discomfort with the current padding. I'm glad I took the time to research this shoe and I'm pleased that I upgraded to this shoe. Would highly recommend this shoe.

For me... Great!

    If you can calibrate the tension perfectly, these shoes are like wearing socks. I've had to reach down during a ride and re-calibrate, but once it's good, it's really good. I agree with other reviews that the tongue could have more padding, but I think re-calibrating the tension after a warm-up could be just as good as more padding. I've found the most comfortable rides (hot or cold) are with thicker socks -- probably related to the tongue issue others have had.

    Great for wide feet, poor heel retention

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 45.5

    I have the usual path to Lake shoes - trying to find something that fits! Prior to Lakes I have used DMT Radials and Northwave Exteeme 3V. The Radials actually fit - when I was a rock climber and practiced unnatural foot binding. Since switching from to my feet have splayed out more and caused those shoes to become torture devices. The Northwaves I had heard were wide, but they were not enough (they sure were light!).

    Onto the Lakes - I fumbled a bit with the size chart. In speaking with Lake they told me I'd be fine in size 44.5 based on my foot length but my big toe painfully touched the form toe cap. I went up a full size to 45 and it was bliss for foot width and toes. However, heel retention was horrid. I had to build up the heel with some heel anti slip gels and nah get my podiatrist to help me build up the tongue/heel a bit more. That being said, cinched down, they don't move. They are stiff and responsive, especially under high power puncheur style climbs.

    I have not had any more corns or blisters from rub on the outside. The breathability is not great - my feet can get quite warm, but seeing as I am in northern Canada this is a problem for two months.

    CC was great with the returns (even with the hassle of Canada/US) and I am happy with these shoes - a great compromise on comfort/power transfer and performance. Now to save up for the MX for cross.

    Amazing shoes, painful tongue

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 42 Wide

    The width and the fit is perfect on these shoes, and they are superlight. On top of that, they are one of the only white wide shoes available. The only problem I have is that the tongue is a bit thin, and it hurts the top of my feet.

    I have not had any problems with the tongue in the last 800 miles of riding.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    I love these shoes. I tried on every brand and they all hit my big toe or the other side on my metatarsal bone near my little toe. These have a ton of room. The Boa is awesome. As you ride and the leather warms up and becomes pliable you can just reach down and snug it up easily while riding. I didn't have any problem with the leather tongue. No hot spots at all. I did go down a half size on my order though. Usually I wear a 9.5-10 wide, ordered the 43.5wide and it's perfect.

    Wide 46.5 Kake mm Wide 46.5 Lake Road

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 46.5

    My first pair of Lake Shoes ever. I've always had wide feet and so few cycling products are for us "big boys." The wide shoes are exactly that, "wide." Super easy and comfortable to get into and the.Boas work great. My previous 2 pair of shoes were Specialized S Works and the pair before that was Time. The Lake's beat them all! 5 Stars

    Bought as a gift

      The person I bought these for has very wide feet, but only in the toe box. This has made it difficult for him to find good shoes, because they are either tight in the front and loose in the back, or vice versa. These fit great, and have solved his foot problems.

      This is the shoe I've been looking for!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 46

      I am particular about my feet, especially when it comes to comfort. Seems most cycle shoes are way to narrow or too stiff for me to last more than one or two uncomfortable hours in, so the softness of of the shoe plus the extra width made for the shoe I have been looking for, making me a lifetime Lake customer. I have used these all summer while training for a double century, and wore them during the double century, and my feet have never been happier. Also, wore them also in a major thunderstorm where they got totally soaked, didn't hurt them a bit. Love the boa closure system too.

      Big disappointment

      • Fit: True to size

      While the wide fit was real the very thin tongue made for uncomfortable riding. Worse however was the fact that the external heel pads wore thin within a MONTH, with very little walking (only in car park, briefly at rest stops) such that both the carbon soles and even the leather on the heel got scuffed and damaged. Lake admitted that the heel pad was too fine and that the 2017 model would fix that. They offered to send me replacement heel pads (which would require removing the exiting riveted ones), but never sent them. They refused any credit or exchanges and did not reply to follow-up emails. Fortunately Backcountry came through and offered me store credit

      Best Cycling Shoe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 43

      Been cycling my whole life. Went through many brands, many styles. I have a wide foot, but not Sasquatch - just an E width. Began to think that hot foot was something I'd have to bear my whole life, until I started riding with Lake CX 237. They are true to size and roomy enough in the toe box to prevent pain. In addition, the Boa closure system is fantastic. As I ride and my feet swell, it's so simple to just pop up the lock, wiggle my feet to get a little more room, and pop the snap the lock back down. Absolutely the best shoe ever.

      Hi Robert. Did you get the wide or normal size from Lake?

      Love Lakes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 45.5 Wide

      This is my 4th pair of lake shoes, I have 402s and 331s I won't get into the long story but I bought these to have a dual boa shoe that is not as hard core as the 402s and I expected them to be the same quality as the 331s at least but the 237s don't look or feel like real leather, especially the tongue, it looks and feels like it's synthetic. Now that said they are true to size like all Lakes and wide does mean WIDE I would say EE at least. In all fairness I have not liked any pair of lakes when they were brand new (especially the 402s) but after a little time they are the most comfortable cycle shoes I think you can buy. Just do them a favor and do not take them out of the box the first time put them on walk around your living room carpet and judge them (especially the 402s)

      Can you provde some thoughts on the 237 vs 331 vs 402 sizing? and comfort.

      I see the 237 is on a competitive last rather than the 331's racing last. So I gather that makes the 237 more comfortable for recreational riding (30-40 mile days up to century distance)