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Finally: you can stop lamenting your relatives for passing on the paddle feet genes to you and ride with the same opulent cycling shoes as your slender-hoofed ride buddies. Sure, not every cycling shoe comes available in a wide width, but the Lake's enviable CX402 Wide Road Shoe does, and you won't feel like you're missing out on a thing when you slide your foot into this slipper.
Hailed across the industry for its luxuriously soft kangaroo leather uppers and heat-moldable carbon fiber outsole, the CX402 might be the most comfortable shoe you've ever put on. Yes, that's right: the outsole is heat moldable, which means the CX402 won't force you to try and cover up an unyielding, and uncomfortable, carbon fiber sole with an ill-equipped EVA insole. The uppers are highly customizable as well, with a dual BOA dial closure giving you infinite adjustment possibilities as well as the promise of kangaroo leather gradually molding to your foot over time. With the well-placed mesh inserts and perforations along the uppers, your foot will still be able to breathe as you test the carbon fiber sole's impressive power transfer at the end of a brutal climb.
- Accommodate your wider foot in a top-end racing shoe
- Durable, soft kangaroo leather uppers mold to your foot
- Perforated kangaroo leather liner ensures air reaches your feet
- Heat-moldable carbon sole for uncompromising power transfer
- Dual BOA dial closure delivers infinite fit customization
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- Q & A
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Wide
After the initial fit, and the the way these shoes "seem" tight, I wasn't sure about them. The thing is, what I thought was tight, was actually the shoes fitting my whole foot, which is alien to me. I've never had a shoe fit my foot correctly, so this is new territory to explore. Once I rode and raced with them, I'm a total fan. They're comfortable, no after-race foot pain that I'm usually accustomed to, and they appear to be very well constructed.
As an added bonus, Kyle contacted me by email shortly after placing my order, and the level of customer service he and Competitive Cyclist exhibit, is second to none.
I'm completely satisfied with the product and service.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43
I have a very wide foot, EEE, and have always found it very difficult to find a shoe that fits correctly. Usually I have to buy too big to get the toe room. On Lake's website they have a sizing chart. It is very accurate. Use it. I didn't on my first urchase and ended up returning them for the correct size. My last shoes that were Shimano were 45s. The correct Lakes are 43. The insoles that come with them don't have the highest arches so you may need otehr insoles if you have very high arches. The molding process take a few times to get the fit correctly. I contacted Lake about this because I followed the instructions to the dot and couldn't get the molding right. They told me to up the cooking time in 60 secnd increments until the shoes were moldable. Every oven is different. Construction is good. My only dislike at this point is the read bolo dial. I can feel it through the shoe on both feet where it sits on the top side of the foot.