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LakeMX238 Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's


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Item # LKCZ02Q

MX238 Wide 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 and 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
  • Higher volume fit for riders with wider or larger feet
  • 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

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: 5

Better than the rest

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
43 Wide
5` 11"
167 lbs

43 Wide Black/Camo. First impressions are that they are very high quality, fit is excellent. They weigh 400g per shoe without the cleat. My old Shimano XC7 were about 325 without the cleat and the S-Works Recon lace were about 300g per shoe. I returned the Recon because the outside of the shoe dug into my ankle. I think most of the weight comes from the extra rubber/grip on the bottom of the shoe but the leather is thicker and more substantial all over compared to the XC7 and the S-Works Recon lace ups that I returned. I'm sure some people use these a "race" shoe but I think they fit best as an all around riding shoe that could be used for races, trail and gravel. I wish I could say that they don't have any heel slip but they do have some, very tolerable though. They are very rigid with the full carbon sole so I guess that's to be expected but the amount of heel slip they have is easy to tolerate. My Giro Chamber II have zero heel slip but they are as flexible as a regular tennis shoe. The BOA can be adjusted in both directions so that's nice.

>Rating: 4

Fit good in most places but not all

I've used it several times
Size Bought
5` 10"
190 lbs

I needed new shoes, my 25 year old Carnac's are needing too many repairs. The Lake MX238 was said to be wide so I gave them a try. Around the ball of my foot and toe box fit well. My heel also stayed in place. I can feel air flowing in and around my feet - which is great. The issue I had/have is around my inside ankles. The shoe is too high and cut into my ankles. I had a cobbler cut the shoe down and that resolved the issue at the bottom of my inside ankles. However, there is still an issue because the plastic piece that holds the boa cable is still a bit high and digs into my foot a bit. Some more cutting may be needed but this is hampered by the boa piece. There doesn't seem to be a reason the shoe is so high at that point. These shoes could be 110% a great product with just a bit of adjustment in design.

>Rating: 5

Great show for wide foot

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
9 lbs

My Lakes and Shimano XTRs arrived Thursday and new Lynskey gravel bike arrived Friday. Three days later I’ve tallied 200+ miles. I love these shoes. Light, comfortable, breathable, and beautiful. I wear a 10.5 to 11 wide. My Lakes are 44. Double boa is terrific for small adjustments on a long ride. Just the right amount of room in the toe box. No slippage. Right amount of stiffness. Enter and exit the XTRs perfectly. I switched over from an old pair of Specializeds that I use on my road bike. I won’t be wearing those again.

>Rating: 3

returned - Significant Heel Slip

I returned this product before using it
Runs large
Size Bought

I purchsed these Lakes based on reveiws noting that Lake ( and Bont) make cycling shoes that have a wide forefoot, good fitting heels and are not just "oversized shoes" that have excessive volume overall. I wear Altra's for athletic shoes because of the need for a wide toe box to accommodate foot issues (bunion, morton's neuroma, metatarsalgia). My hope was that the lakes would work well for cycling. The forfoot area in these Lakes was indeed wide & comfortable for my foot issues. Unfortunately the heel was not snug at all & the shoes slipped. This even occurred in a smaller size ( length too short & toes hit edge) than I typically wear as well as the size that was appropriate for my foot length. These seem to be Wide and high volume overall so may not work well if your Heels are Not wide.

I had the same problem with the CX238 shoes which have the same upper. You can try MX332 - they have carbon enforced heel.

>Rating: 5

Very Comfortable! Great Construction

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
48 (14)
6` 3"
185 lbs

I bought these to use with my road bike riding as I am getting tired of walking in road bike shoes! I am getting older, my balance in walking with road bike shoes is getting worse!! First time out we did a 45 mile ride....the first 10 miles I was just getting used to the different cleats, not really concentrating on the shoe itself........then I realized how comfortable the shoes are! Walking in to a convenience store was like walking in the most comfortable street shoes I own! I also need the extra with because of bunions and these fit the bill. My road shoes are also Lake's with Boa's......they are super for adjusting and having plenty of room to get the shoes on & off easily! I also have a mountain bike where I can use the same shoe for either bike! You won't be disappointed in having this shoe!

>Rating: 5

Fits like a glove, great construction.

I've put it through the wringer
Runs small
Size Bought
6` 3"
215 lbs

I use these on a road bike not a mountain bike. These are the best shoes that I have ever used. I have been riding with cycling shoes for over 45 years and tried various brands to get a good fit. I used the sizing instructions from Lake to size the shoes and sized up on width and length, because many reviews stated that they run small and I expect that my feet will swell while riding long distances. I am not sure that these shoes run small, I ordered a half size longer and the wide fit (because I have 4E feet) but I have some wiggle room in the toe box. The carbon fiber soles are very stiff and comfortable. In the heel cup, there is some rougher textured material that appears to assist in keeping the heel in place and reduce wear at that location. On the outsides of the shoes, on the sides of the heels, there is some tougher material over the leather, this is in the perfect position to prevent scuffing of the leather from striking the chain stays. The front edge of the toe box has a tough rubber edge. The bottom of the shoes have a very good rubber soles that are designed to have the cleat recessed by 1 mm. The Boa lacing system is simple to use and works great, in fact it works so well that I am looking for regular athletic shoes that use the boa system. The only potential problem may be that the outer material is leather, I like the feel of the leather but on a long touring trip with days in the rain or wet weather, I am not sure how these will handle being soaked. I have used these on a 40 mile ride right out of the box and they are comfortable and felt great. No hot spots. No flexing of the sole. I have ridden them in 90+ temps and they didn't feel hot. After a month of using them daily averaging 40 miles a day with long rides of 75 miles, they are still great. I am now a Lake shoe convert. I will need to get a pair of their other shoes for touring where there may be some wet weather.

>Rating: 5

Love them, once i got the right size

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
45 W
6` 3"
200 lbs

So let’s start by saying that my feet are a little different from each other. My left foot is longer and slightly less wide than my shorter right foot, having said that, they are within 2-3 mm in length and more like 1-1.5 mm in width difference. Using the sizing chart from Lake (CC uses an edited version on their website, suitable for the Lake models they carry), i came to a 44.5 wide. This included the 5mm Lake stated to-add to actual foot lengths to arise at a proper Size determination. CC delivered quickly as they always do, but unfortunately the sizing was a bit off and too snug, length wise, on my left foot. So they were returned and i opted for the 45.0 wide from Lake (CC was out of stock). Two rides in, totaling 75 miles and these things are awesome fitting. They replaced some Shimano mx-7’s that were just too hot for me. Bonus points to Lake as i eyeballed the cleat placement initially and tightened them down. stuck a multitool in my jersey pocket for the inevitable “on the ride” adjustment, but haven’t had to adjust at all thus far. These shoes look great, feel even better and are much more vented than the ones they replaced. One small critique to Lake is that the vent hole in the sole on the left shoe was not removed, as it was on the right shoe. I tried a pin and a knife to “stab” at the piece and to lift it out, just doesn’t appear to be fully cut through, so left it as is. This is on the inside of the shoe, up on the forefront, just “below” the point where the toes join the foot. No issues with Competitive Cyclist before, or after the sale.

>Rating: 4

Great quality weird fit

I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 8"
180 lbs

I wear a 7. 5e in most dress shoes , measured my feet according to lakes sizing recommendations. A 40.5 should have been perfect, toes felt scrunched with swiftwick socks and the heels slip when trying to walk.