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LakeMX238 Cycling Shoe - Men's


Item # LKCZ02N

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Item # LKCZ02N

MX238 Cycling Shoe

Combing Lake's legendary fit with a tough, ruggedized exterior, the MX238 Cycling Shoes are a great option for adventure races and hardy mountain bike rides. The full-grain leather construction wraps your feet in supportive comfort, while Helcor toe, heel guards, and Aramid panels work together to provide protection, abrasion-resistance, and exceptional durability. Lake builds the shoes with their full-carbon Competition sole to keep the weight down while boosting your pedaling efficiency, and then gives you two Boa dials that make it quick and easy to get a perfect fit.

  • High-end cycling shoes for mountain biking and adventure rides
  • Carbon Competition sole delivers lightweight efficiency
  • Full-grain leather uppers mold to your feet for superior comfort
  • Abrasion-resistant panels boost protection and durability
  • Dual Boa closure provides quick and secure micro-adjustments
  • Hook Lycra on the inside heel grips your socks to prevent slippage
  • Aggressive rubber outsole is compatible with toe spikes
  • More volume than Lake's Sport fit, less volume than their Comfort fit

Tech Specs
Upper Material[upper] Ecco leather, mesh, [toe, heel] Aramid, Helcor abrasion-resistant leather
Lining[heel lining] hook Lycra
Closuredual side-mounted BOA IP1 dials, releasable lace guides
MidsoleMountain Race X
Sole[sole] Lake Competition carbon fiber, [outsole] Mountain Race X rubber
Cleat Compatibility2-bolt
Activitymountain biking, cyclocross, trail, cross-country
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: 2

Great for wide feet, but...

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
150 lbs

Great fit for wide feet, but the laces from the BOA closure closest to my ankle dig into the top of my foot causing discomfort. To get relief, I have to have just about zero tension in the laces which leads to the heel coming out of the shoe. The front BOA closure works fine and the laces don't cause any discomfort. With an old pair of Specialized S-Works shoes, I cut out the padding from the tongue of the shoes and put it under the tongue of the MX238s - the pain went away regardless of the tension I put into the BOA. Great! Now, I'd have to pay a cobbler to put more padding in the tongue of these shoes to make them wearable. Unfortunately, I did not discover this until putting the cleats on and riding for an hour. Wearing them around the house did not reveal the problem. Don't make the mistake I have made. The thin BOA laces will cut into your foot without adequate padding to disperse the tension from the cables.

>Rating: 1


I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Less than a year after purchasing, these shoes are so noisy I’m ready to toss them in the trash. I chased a noise for a month that I thought was coming from the bike only to finally learn it’s coming from the shoe itself. I tried new cleats, new pedals, and even a different bike. Noise follows me everywhere. These shoes are expensive, and while nice- should not be this annoying after less than a year. I reached out to Lake, and was disappointed in their customer service. My previous Pearl’s were 3 years old and never made a peep. I can not recommend these shoes.

>Rating: 3

Heal lift is real (ly bad)

I had hunted for a long time to find a MTB shoe to fit my EEE width forefoot and skinny heal/ankle and read a ton of great things about this shoe. When I first put them in my living room on I was so excited as they fit perfectly then I stood up and my heal almost came out of the back. I tried everything to fix it (different socks, tightening down the BOA) and nothing worked so I had to return them and keep searching.

>Rating: 4

Lakes: Please make a women's shoe!!

I returned this product before using it
True to size
Size Bought
5` 6"
132 lbs

I love EVERTHING about this shoe, BUT although I wanted more forefoot room for my toe-warmers in winter riding... my foot, probably average for a size 41 shoe female, is still lower volume than most males. So...not only was my foot was moving around a bit, but the dreaded heel slip was also unacceptable, especially for a person used to older model SIDIs which fit like the proverbial glove. I would have purchased SIDIs again, but HATE their new Tech-NO closure system (Hello...I live in the northweat and those are NOT manageable when wearing long-fingered gloves)! LAKES: PLEASE MAKE SOME WOMEN'S MODELS!!

>Rating: 1

major heel slip

I returned this product before using it
Runs large
Size Bought

First attempt: had to return these. the size information on the product page for competitive cyclist says size 44 equates to a 10. When the Lake shoes came they said size 44 and 11 on the box. They were too big of course. Edit - received the right size; 43. Fit is good, until you want to walk or pedal. The heel slip on these shoes is something I've never felt in a shoe; cycling or not. Should have listened to reviews on this page. The heel slip is real and too much.

>Rating: 1

Expensive Lesson

I've used it several times
Size Bought
5` 11"
175 lbs

Unfortunately, these shoes are a fail for me. On the positive side, the construction seems high-quality, which was one of the reasons I bought the shoe. And the toe box is indeed appropriately sized for me. This was the main reason I bought the shoe. So many other manufactures make the toe box too small. However, the shoe simply will not hold my heel in place when riding. I measured my foot according the the Lake website guide, and it suggested a size 47 for me. I ordered and returned the 47 as it was too big. I normally wear a 12 to 12.5 in sneakers. The 46.5 feels good just standing in them. However, there is a severe lack of heel retention when riding. If I tighten the top boa REALLY tight it will stop, but then the the wire from the boa digs into the top of my foot and my circulation is cut off. I read a review on a MTB website that mentioned that slippage could be an issue, but also said it would go away by putting the shoes in the oven (Lake recommendation) and molding them to the back of the foot. I tried this, and it made zero difference. My old $150 specialized shoes with velco straps feel so much better than these. Will probably try to recoup some of my cost on these $300+ shoes by fire selling them, if I can. Very disappointed.

>Rating: 5

These are so good.

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
185 lbs

I paid full price for these, and they’re worth it. Absolutely awesome. I’m coming from Giro Empire shoes, and also tried on Giro Sectors and Specialized Recons. These fit far better. I like the gripper stuff in the heel, the super comfortable upper material, the reflective bit on the heel, the wide toe box, and the rubber on the insole. If you miss a clip-in, these got you. Carbon is obviously high quality. And the BOAs: holy sh*t. I’m never going back. These do the micro adjustments both ways which I love. And at the end of a ride, it takes half a second to pop these off. No more fighting wet laces. Be aware that cheaper shoes don’t have the same BOA dials. Overall, these are the single best MTB purchase I’ve made apart from my bike. Sizing is dead on. I wear a 10 in running shoes, 9 in boots, and a 43.5 here fit perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Very happy with the MX238

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

Wanted a stiff trail shoe that offered some protection without being bulky. MX238 checked the boxes. Tried measuring my foot according to Lake’s guide and it resulted in a half size too small. Ended up with a 45.5, which is what I normally wear. The shoe might be biased wide, but with the dual boa system, I get a snug fit without any squeezing. Appreciate the nice boa dials with quick release. I tried a different shoe that didn’t have the QR and sent it back. The size 45 weighted in at 435g without cleats (45.5 was 440g). Very stiff, not great for hike-a-bike, but that was expected. I’ve got different shoes for those days. Summary... comfortable, quality construction, and the black/camo looks awesome.


How is the heel hold on these?

>Rating: 5

Comfortable Versatile Shoe

True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
177 lbs

I’ve been using these shoes on both road and MTB and they’ve been fine for both. I know, it’s sacrilege to use a non specific road shoe on the road, but my Lake 332 were getting a bit old in the tooth and my prior MTB shoes were pretty beat up. So, why not try 1 shoe for both? I’m not racing and after 30 years of riding on and off road I figured I deserve all day comfort with a single shoe. This fits the bill. Comfortable, stiff, boa system for great fit, I’m liking these shoes. An unanticipated benefit is when stopping at a light, these shoes aren’t slippery and I can walk around in them when off the bike. Plus, the dark camo is a very cool look.