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LakeCX238 Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's


Item # LKCZ02B

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  • Black/Black, 39.0 ($329.99)
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Item # LKCZ02B

CX238 Wide Cycling Shoe

Even the best shoes in the world are nothing without a proper fit, as too many of us have experienced by trying to make a pair of shoes work for us to the detriment of our comfort and ride. Lake’s wide line of shoes delivers the exact performance and quality in a last 15mm wider to provide an alternate fit in their legendary footwear. The CX238 Wide has a dual BOA closure, and full-grain leather upper, to feel every bit as luxurious as Lake’s highest-level shoes.

The CX238 uses Lake’s CX Wide Competition Last for optimal power transfer and comfort. Specifically designed for high-cadence and high-output riding, the Competition last has a tighter heel for better fit and added room in the toe box to allow for foot expansion under hard efforts. Lake’s Race carbon fiber sole provides the stiffness we need for better power transfer and durability, with plenty of cleat position adjustability.

The CX238 has a redesigned upper with added panels to improve durability without sacrificing weight. A panel at the heel and a rubber bumper at the toe protect from prematurely wearing out the full-grain leather upper, which has mesh panels and venting to improve cooling. The dual Boa closure provides an enveloping fit and allows us to cinch down our heel for greater efficiency, without having to over-tighten on our forefoot.

  • A premium road race shoe
  • Race Carbon sole efficiently transfers power
  • CX Competition last provides secure fit
  • 15mm additional space in the wide model for an alternate fit
  • Full grain leather is supple and comfortable as well as light weight
  • Mesh paneling and vents enhance cooling
  • Dual BOA dials provide precise, secure closure
  • Compatible with 3-hole road cleats

Tech Specs
Upper Materialfull-grain leather, mesh
Closure2 IPS-1 BOA dials
Solecarbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility3-bolt road
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warranty2 years


Cycling Footwear
36   5 224.5 - 227
36.5   5.5 227.5 - 230
37   6 230.5 - 234
37.5   6.5 234.5 - 237
38   7 237.5 - 240
38.5   7.5 240.5 - 243
39 5 8 243.5 - 246
39.5 5.5 8.5 246.5 - 250
40 6 9 250.5 - 253
40.5 6.5 9.5 253.5 - 256
41 7 10 256.5 - 260
41.5 7.5 10.5 260.5 - 263
42 8 11 263.5 - 266
42.5 8.5 11.5 266.5 - 270
43 9 12 270.5 - 273
43.5 9.5   273.5 - 276
44 10   276.5 - 280
44.5 10.5   280.5 - 283
45 11   283.5 - 286
45.5 11.5   286.5 - 290
46 12   290.5 - 293
46.5 12.5   293.5 - 296
47 13   296.5 - 300
48 13.5   303.5 - 306
50 15   313.5 - 316.5
How to Measure:
Take your foot measurement In a standing position while wearing your cycling socks.
Step 1: Trace your foot onto a sheet of paper.
After you trace your foot take a ruler and make a line to mark the furthest point on all four sides.
Step 2: Length measurement.
Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the longest distance from heel to longest toe (first or second toe).
Step 3: Width measurement.
Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the widest distance of foot from side to side.
Step 4: Repeat steps for other foot as your feet may be different sizes.
Typically you will want shoes that accommodate your largest foot the most comfortably.
Please Note: for accurate measurement please obtain a 3 digit millimeter measurement. Accurate measurements cannot be obtained from only 2 digits.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Perfect for my wide feet!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 4"
135 lbs

I have especially wide feet, and these CX238 wides are a perfect fit for my feet. My previous Giro Empires would cause seriously red and painful hot spots along the widest parts of both of my feet after about two hours, even after trying to stretch them out and using anti-chafing cream. I've pedaled in the Lakes for 4+ hour rides with no discomfort whatsoever. While the price is high, they have been well well worth it. Other things to note: the IP1 BOA dials are bi-directional so it is possible to both micro-tighten AND loosen them. Many other lower end BOA dials are uni-directional, where you can only micro-tighten but have to completely disengage them if you want to loosen them. The kangaroo leather is nice and supple and the white looks way better than the black IMHO, but obviously shows up scuffs and blemishes much more then the black.

>Rating: 5

Your feet will thank you

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
190 lbs

At 75, my feet are getting wider and give me problems. I have gone to shoes like Altras and Lems: wide toe box, zero drop and I have tried to find wide cycling shoes as well. These shoes seemed to be way too expensive for my budget but the reviews were great. I guess you really do get what you pay for: these are the best shoes ever. The toe box is the first I have enjoyed that is actually wide enough: I can spread and splay my toes. The twin Boas are great. Imagine: comfortable cycling shoes. The first I have found in 45 years. I have ridden about 150 miles in my new shoes over the last month.

>Rating: 5


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
44 wide
6` 0"
210 lbs

I tried mountain bike shoes, and "wide" road shoes from other companies, they all ran from 98 mm to 100mm. Lake's web site has all the info you need for shoe sizes. They show 102mm standard to 114mm wide, the wides I have are closer to 109, my foot measures 108 but there is room for more foot because it doesn't feel tight and the length was spot on. When I open the box I could finally see a wide shoe, they were like putting on a pair of socks to go riding in, I took them out for a fast 11 mile sprint and my feet were fine, no numbness. Another plus is the multiple boa release option. Another plus is the fast shipping from competitive. "Best purchase I've ever made on line"

>Rating: 2

Could be good....but isn't

I've put it through the wringer

Bought size 45 and left seemed extra small, but have lived with that, and they still seemed more comfortable than other brands I had tried. So, the next year I bought size 45.5 to try to remedy that, and the left shoe is MUCH smaller than the 45! Of course, the only way to know how comfortable a shoe is is to actually use it- of course, so small, that it's super painful after just a few miles, making the shoes useless. Speaking of useless, LAKE decided to also completely ignore my email about the problem, although I was very nice in that email. Looks like I will look for another brand- hopefully one with both a quality control system in place and a customer service system.

Customer service is everything in the purchase of something so expensive. Thanks for heads up on this issue.

I had issues wth my lake shoes and communicated directly with the owner and he just downplayed everything and essentially was rude and dismissive in his reply.

I experienced something similar with LAKE customer service, I tried to return a pair of new shoes and they didn't even write back...

>Rating: 5

My best fit

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought

5 stars on service & shoe, best fitting athletic shoe worn, first time not sizing up to accommodate width. Rough feet measurements, 250x106 mm & ordered size 40, really snug, no wiggle room. Spoke to JT who suggested going up to 40.5 & arranged return of first pair. Out of the box they felt great, feet fell into insert & all meshed. Correct fit meant not having to torque BOA to numbness level. Wide tongue & low ankle cut, heel stays put. 2 rides, 74 miles Fl heat/humidity, real coolness test to come soon. No ball of foot pain, all toes comfy. Average 6k miles a year.