CX402 Wide Cycling Shoe
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
- Item #LKC000Q
What do you think about this product?
July 2, 2018
Not Quite what I expected
I have a wide foot therefore decided to try out Lakes wide shoes. The shoes are wide as expected, but I was not able to get the custom fit the manufacturer claimed possible through heat molding. Because of the extra width, the shoe rubs on the cranks, so the cleat position becomes more difficult to locate to avoid this problem.
April 24, 2019
You may want to try Dura Ace 9100 pedals. They are available with a 4mm longer spindle and you can add a few more 1 m washers as I do because of wide foot and shoes. It does the trick and you should have a lot of clearance, if you so desire.
April 30, 2018
These shoes have one considerable flaw... They'll make you hate every other shoe you own. These aren't the most comfortable cycling shoes I own, they're the most comfortable shoes I own... full stop. The combination of the heat moldeable surround, kangaroo leather, and whatever padding they use for the insole is just amazing. They just disappear on your feet. My one criticism, if it can even be called such, is that they don't make a variant of the shoe that's both wide and four hole drilled for speedplay cleats. You can get four bolt OR wide but, for some unfathomable reason, they don't make a four bolt wide. Coming from Sidi's with four hole soles, it's a noticeable difference in stack height but the shoe itself is outstanding. One other thing completely unrelated to performance but worth pointing out... the shoe runs very large, not in terms of sizing but in terms of the volume of the shoe itself. Sat beside my other cycling shoes, these look to be a size or two larger than the others... they don't feel bulky or anything and, unless you put them beside some other shoes it's not noticeable at all, purely an aesthetic thing.
May 15, 2019
I ordered a custom CX 402 in a wide size with four hole speedplay sole in black. Just $50 more. When you are spending an insane amount of money anyway whats another $50? :)
April 21, 2018
Excellent cycling shoes--not for walking
Extremely comfortable and supportive wide cycling shoe. No problem with heel comfort. Regarding walking comfort--these are not walking shoes. Their structure supports the cycling foot posture--not unlike Assos jerseys which are cut for the cycling posture vs standing up. If needed, the shoes have a moldable carbon support base. The instructions clearly detail using a oven to heat the shoes and then mold them. For wide toe/foot area, these are great shoes. The Kangaroo leather is also comfortable and the Boa tighteners are easy to use. When open, no shoehorn is necessary. Highly recommended.
April 30, 2017
So, So Bummed!
After my fitter told me, "YOU MUST GET NEW SHOES, Madam Ridiculously Wide Foot!" Well, alrighty then, new, and very expensive shoes, it shall be! After doing the research (and not being able to buy locally, sadly) I swooned over these shoes; wide AND kangaroo?! MUST HAVE!! They came in yesterday and, while the forefoot area is a fit like I've never felt before - so comfortable - that romance was quickly dispelled while realizing that the rear of my foot felt like it was in a vice grip! What the heck? Why would a wide shoe have such a narrow, tight heel cup! I just don't see any way to make these work, it hurts just putting them on, let alone walking to my bike 10 steps. I'm still wiping away the tears that have fallen on my return shipping label. GRRRR!! Back to the drawing board. Shi*.
June 7, 2017
I have the same problem with the narrow back part of the shoe. I heat molded the shoe 3 times and the heel actually got a bit wider. No issue after the heat molding
January 29, 2018
My exact experience!
April 30, 2018
You heel cup, and the majority of the rear of the shoe is heat moldable... put in the over for five minutes at 205 degrees, plop your foot in the shoe, and that vice grip will become a bespoke cradle surrounding your heel.
May 15, 2019
Should have tried heat molding/expanding the heel cup area first.
April 24, 2017
Amazing Fit - Full Stop
These shoes have ended my search for the world's most comfortable cycling shoe. The kangaroo leather upper is softer than my expensive winter leather gloves, and forms perfectly around my foot. The real star of the show, however, is the heat-moldable carbon fiber sole and heel cup. I have pretty wide, gnarly feet (accessory navicular, tailor's bunions, Haglund's protrusions, etc) from 26 years of wearing ice hockey skates six times per week. I purchased custom hockey skates four years ago and have been bouncing between cycling shoe brands since then to replicate the pillow-like comfort of my hockey skates. These shoes, once baked and broken in, are perfect. I baked the shoes twice, added my custom footbeds, and immediately put 4 rides in them. Aside from fiddling with cleat position, they've been perfect. I cannot recommend them highly enough. My feet settle into these shoes in a way that no other brand of cycling shoe has come close to replicating. Yes, these are expensive, but they've been worth every penny for stopping my foot pain while on the bike.
August 4, 2016
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.
April 22, 2016
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.