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LakeMX176 Cycling Shoe - Men's


Item # LKC002K

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Why We Like The MX176 Cycling Shoe

Lake realizes that to go fast, you must be comfortable which is why it creates the MX176 Cycling Shoe. Utilizing its MX Sport Last, it features a larger, roomier toe-box than its MX Comfort last, giving you a bit more real estate for your dogs during those marathon events without sacrificing efficiency. Lake calls the resulting fit aggressive yet comfortable, making it ideal for bike messengers, touring cyclists, or anyone else who plans on being in their cycling shoes for long periods of time.

Lake uses its Race Sole to transfer the power to the pedals and covers it with its Mountain Race X non-marking rubber outsole for grip anytime you are off the bike. The Clarino microfiber upper is soft and durable while its mesh panels keep your feet from overheating on long rides. The closure system consists of a side mounted push/pull BOA L6 lacing system up top with a hook-and-loop strap closer to the toes. The BOA uses a micro-cable that provides fine-tuning and evenly-distributes the closure eliminating pressure points and hot spots.

  • A comfortable shoe build for long ride adventures
  • Lake Race Sole balances pedaling efficiency and off the bike comfort
  • Mountain Race X outsole hooks up on the hike-a-bike sections
  • Soft and durable Clarino microfiber upper uses mesh panels for ventilation
  • A BOA L6 dial and hook-and-loop strap secure the fit

Tech Specs
Upper MaterialClarino microfiber
ClosureBOA L6 dial, hook-and-loop strap
MidsoleLake Race
SoleMountain Race X outsole
Cleat Compatibility2-bolt mountain
Manufacturer Warranty2 years


Cycling Footwear
36 4.5 5.5 224.5 - 227
37 5.5 6.5 230.5 - 234
37.5 6 7 234.5 - 237
38 6.5 7.5 237.5 - 240
38.5 6.75 7.75 240.5 - 243
39 7 8 243.5 - 246
39.5 7.5 8.5 246.5 - 250
40 7.75 8.75 250.5 - 253
40.5 8 9 253.5 - 256
41 8.5 9.5 256.5 - 260
41.5 9 10 260.5 - 263
42 9.5 10.5 263.5 - 266
42.5 9.75 11 266.5 - 270
43 10 11.5 270.5 - 273
43.5 10.5   273.5 - 276
44 11   276.5 - 280
44.5 11.5   280.5 - 283
45 11.75   283.5 - 286
45.5 12   286.5 - 290
46 12.5   290.5 - 293
46.5 13   293.5 - 296
47 13.5   296.5 - 300
48 14   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.
Add 5mm to your actual length measurement to get recommended size.
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: 3

Can’t get a good fit

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
6` 1"
200 lbs

I started out with a size 42, but that was too small. Exchanged them for a size 43 which proved to be a the correct size. I have a pretty average foot (9.5 pretty much always works). A little on the wide side, but otherwise pretty easy to please. The MX176s have a comfortable toe box as mentioned in other reviews, but the heal slippage while walking, as also mentioned in previous reviews, is very noticeable and annoying. The only solution is to crank down on the BOA laces, but the tongue material is very thin, and a lot of accute pressure gets placed on the top of the foot which is actually painful. An obvious design flaw in my view. I’m sure i can come up something in the garage to relieve the pressure and make it work. It’s amazing what you get / don’t get with a $160 shoe. Anyway for now, I will probably stick with my trusty 10+ yr old Pearl Izumis which are worn out and stink but fit great. BTW- Backcountry has been great in trying to get things right. Great customer service, fast shipping - all around 5 stars!

>Rating: 3

Didn’t work for me

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
6` 2"
200 lbs

I have been pretty happy with the MX 168 for the past year, with its generous toe box and overall comfortable fit, so I was excited to try the 176 since it uses the same last and cuts down on some weight. Unfortunately, the boa and fit was inadequate to keep my foot locked in place, so with my foot sliding fore/aft, my toes were getting jammed into the toe box eventually causing pain during a ride. I tried a few different insoles, tried thicker socks, and tried to tighten the Velcro strap and boa with my foot slammed into the heel cup, but I could not lock my foot in place without pain from the overtightened boa. Differences between the 168 and the 176: the 168 has two Velcro straps and a boa, whereas the 176 just has one lower Velcro strap and boa. With the extra middle Velcro strap on the 168, you can better hold the foot in place and keep it from sliding forward. The 168 is a slightly beefier shoe, with less airflow and a heavier boa dial, but otherwise they are very similar, using similar last and similar sole. Note there is an “enduro” version of the 168 - this refers to the regular version.


When will size 43 be in stock?

>Rating: 5

Fits wide feet nicely

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
170 lbs

My feet are problematic - wide and with a high arch. My old Shimano shoes pinched the ball of my foot until they "broke in," but even then they never really felt right. The Lake MX176 fits my problem feet right out of the box. Love the BOA lacing system - fast and easy to get the shoes on, same getting them off. Easy to tension the laces to get them just right. I wear a size 43 in Shimano, so that's what I ordered. Lake's sizing seems right on the money. I cycle commute and do long recreational rides, brevets and gravel. Did a 48 mile ride today, mix of pavement and gravel, and at the end, no sore toes or aches or pain. My next shoe will most definitely be a Lake.

>Rating: 2

not my fit

I returned this product before using it
Runs small

I ordered my normal size because of the wide toebox. These were very snug for me in the front and middle and my heel slipped out. I'll keep using my old Shimano's for now

>Rating: 5

5k miles and still are fantastic

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

I usually don't write reviews, but I absolutely love these. My feet are a bit wide and they fit! I use them as a road shoe (150 miles a week) because I like to get off a bike and still be able to walk. I've easily tried on 50 different pairs over the year and after awhile you start to realize that most European manufacturers seem to run too narrow...for me. Lake, Specialized, Bontrager...all seem to fit better. Just one person's opinion, but I have not been disappointed with Lake's. They are not particularly light, but that's ok because they are sturdy.

>Rating: 5

so far these are great for muddy cross

I've used it several times
Runs large
Size Bought
5` 5"
145 lbs

I saw on the spec for these that they were meant for "hike a bike" situations, which is, well literally cyclocross. I've been pleased with how easy the leather is to clean after a crazy muddy race -- just take out the insoles and give it a gentle scrub and dry in front of a fan. super happy with these. do think they are just the tiniest bit big in the footbed but I am a woman so not sure if I should have found something more narrow!