Item # LKC001X
Lake MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe - Wide - Men's $319.95
No more pinching, binding, or pressure points.
If you've been stuffing your oversized feet into traditional off-road shoes, you'll delight in the ample room and pressure-free comfort afforded by the Lake Men's MX237 Endurance Wide Cycling Shoe. Designed for the needs of elite cyclocross racers and discerning cross-country riders with wider feet, this pair of off-road cycling shoes won't bind your feet or create uncomfortable pressure points, especially when you're laying down the hammer on punchy climbs and all-out sprints toward the finish line.
The MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe is built on Lake's MX Competition last, which is especially snug in the heel to avoid slippage when you're cranking away at a brisk cadence, transitioning to a wider toe box to avoid uncomfortable binding and pressure points, especially when you're dismounting over rugged hike-a-bike sections. Overall, it designed for competitive cross and cross-country racers seeking a glove-like fit with just enough room to get off your bike and scout technical trail sections or shoulder your cross bike over barriers.
As a premium off-road shoe, you'll find the full grain leather upper wrapping your feet with a glove-like fit and supple feel, reinforced with anti-abrasion panels where you're most likely to scuff the shoes. This supple leather upper is controlled with a dual Boa L5 dials, which tighten down precisely with a micro-adjustable fit. It's rounded out with a full carbon sole for unrelenting power transfer underfoot, then covered with rubber lugs for plentiful traction over hike-a-bike sections.
- Race-savvy shoe for off-road cyclists with wider feet
- Designed to accommodates wider feet without pressure points
- MX Competition last is snug in the heel, wider in forefoot
- Dual Boa L5 dials provide a secure, micro-adjustable fit
- Full grain leather upper with abrasion-resistant panels
- Stiff carbon fiber sole maximizes power transfer
- Rubber overlays for grippy traction while hiking
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Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43.5 Wide
First and most important insight is, use the instructions on the Lake website to determine the proper size shoe. It works! Do not go by any chart that you might see on some product pages that equate the Lake fit to another brand of shoe. I came from a Giro Code HV 44.5, and unwisely went by a chart I saw on the product page for one of the versions of this shoe which indicated I'd wear a 44.5 Wide. Hah! I could've filled them up with water and swam in them. Going by the Lake guide, I actually might be a 43, but that seemed like it might be too small width-wise, so I went with the 43.5, and I can wiggle my toes when I first put them on, although my feet fit perfectly after a little while of riding. It's amazing that the Lakes are so much roomier than the Codes, yet the 44.5 HV Codes look like clown shoes next to the 43.5 Wide Lakes.
Four stars so far because out of the box there have been some niggling discomforts. Some little things here and there that disappeared in a day, but the biggest impression is that the rear of the shoe is somehow too big. Not just too roomy, which it does seem to be, but also too high on the ankle, and reducing the size of the heel by tightening the boa makes it too tight over the instep. Makes me wonder if this isn't the source of the complaint that some people have stated regarding the tongue of the shoe not being comfortable. I've got a few hundred miles on them now, and this is definitely becoming less of an issue, but I do think that, at the very least, the shoes have required a break-in period. For the sake of completeness, I do use the more aggro Giro arch supports and footbeds, so it could affect the fit over the instep, but shouldn't affect the fit in the heel compartment. It's also possible that I should be wearing a 43.
The boas work great in both directions, and although I've only used these with my gravel bike, it's obvious that they have a great surface on the bottom for all manner of walking, although the fit in my heel compartment would preclude any cross-style running in my opinion - unless that issue continues to sort itself out over time.
I am wearing them at the office
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Still trying them out, but so far, the arch support is great for my high arches. The instep has plenty of room for my foot volume. And the toe box is SUPER roomy. So I am not 100% yet, but so far so good.