j_amess2184846wrote a review of Lake MXZ 303 Winter Boot - Men's on November 20, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm writing this as a first blush review. Size wise my opinion is that these run a bit small. I ordered my normal size 44 (street shoe size 9.5 US) and found them to be short and narrow. I sized up to a 45 wide (which is a US size 11) and they fit perfect with a mid weight wool sock. The workmanship of these boots is superb and the leather material looks and feels great. The toe piece is reinforced rubberized plastic and looks as though it could take a beating. There is a warning note at the cleat mounting points on both boots advising Crank Brothers pedal users to use shim/shoe shield provided by pedal manufacturer or risk invalidating warranty. I mounted Shimano SPD cleats, this shoe/cleat combo fits my pedals nicely and clicks in and out easily. There is a small "D" ring on the top of the shoe which I assume is for a gaiter attachment point. These shoes are very well insulated and there is a reflective sole liner for what I hope to be extra warmth on the sole of my foot. At 1 lb 10 oz per shoe they are a bit heavy but I expected that. I'm looking forward to riding without shoe covers and hot hands chem packs in my shoes! I'll write a followup after I get some miles on these. For now, I'm very impressed!