Why We Like The CX218 Cycling Shoe
- Lake's venerable CX218 shoe with a new upper material
- High performance and comfort blend in this racing shoe
- Clarino microfiber upper provides breathable, durable comfort
- Boa closure cinches the exact right fit without pressure points
- Carbon fiber outsole delivers power transfer and low weight
- Item #LKC002I
- Upper Material
- Clarino Microfiber, mesh
- BOA L6, Hook-and-Loop
- Lake Race 100% Carbon Fiber
- Cleat Compatibility
- 3-bolt road
- Claimed Weight
- [size 40, single] 168g
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
November 21, 2020
I’ve been wearing the wrong shoe!
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 9"
- 160 lbs
My first pair of road shoes were an entry pair of Shimano shoes. Nothing fancy. They were a good starter pair to get used to riding with clipless pedals. However, as I got more into riding, I noticed that they were painfully uncomfortable and I was developing hot spots. I then tried the Fizik R4. They were a solid pair of shoes, but last about 5,000 moles. Thank he upper was completely shot. I also found on 75+ mile rides that my feet would really become fatigued. I decided to give Lake shoes a try given that they kept coming up as a recommended brand on multiple Reddit discussions. James/Francis Cade also go on and on about how much they like this brand. I now have a few hundred miles on this pair, and I can’t get over how comfortable this road shoe is. The solid carbon sole is incredibly stiff. I always assumed a carbon reinforced sole was enough, but there is a noticeable difference. I also find that the shoe hugs my foot and it feels fitter appropriately in the arch. The toe box is narrower than I noticed from the other shoes I mentioned. But again, it feels more like It just fits. I no longer have any hot spots, discomfort or issues with my feet. I finally acknowledge that I have been wearing the wrong shoes for years. I do really recommend measuring your foot and using Lake’s sizing guide and information on their website. In the Shimano and Fizik shoes, I was a 44. I am a 44.5 in Lakes (10.5 US). I was a little nervous at first that they would be too big, but was glad I trusted their fit system.