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Lake CX238 Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's

$329.99

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  • Black/Black, 39.0
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 39.5
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 42.5
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 45.0
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 46.0
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 46.5
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 47.0
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 48.0
    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 50.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 39.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 39.5
    $329.99
  • White/White, 40.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 41.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 41.5
    $329.99
  • White/White, 45.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 45.5
    $329.99
  • White/White, 46.5
    $329.99
  • White/White, 47.0
    $329.99
  • White/White, 50.0
    $329.99

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CX238 Wide Cycling Shoe

Lake evolves the CX237 to the new CX238 with updates to improve the longevity and performance of this long-time favorite road racing shoe in a wide model that is 15mm wider than the standard. The Competition last is shaped for better fit and comfort during hard efforts, with a slimmer heel and wider forefoot to allow for foot expansion under pressure. Supporting it all is Lake’s Race carbon fiber sole, providing the stiffness we need for better power transfer and durability. A panel at the heel and a rubber bumper at the toe protect from prematurely wearing out the full-grain leather upper, which has mesh panels and venting to improve cooling.

  • A premium road race shoe
  • Race Carbon sole efficiently transfers power
  • CX Competition last provides secure fit
  • 15mm additional space in the wide model for an alternate fit
  • Full grain leather is supple and comfortable as well as light weight
  • Mesh paneling and vents enhance cooling
  • Dual BOA dials provide precise, secure closure
  • Compatible with 3-hole road cleats
  • Item #LKCZ02B

Upper Material
full-grain leather, mesh
Closure
2 IPS-1 BOA dials
Sole
carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility
3-bolt road
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Perfect for my wide feet!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40
Height
5` 4"
Weight
135 lbs

I have especially wide feet, and these CX238 wides are a perfect fit for my feet. My previous Giro Empires would cause seriously red and painful hot spots along the widest parts of both of my feet after about two hours, even after trying to stretch them out and using anti-chafing cream. I've pedaled in the Lakes for 4+ hour rides with no discomfort whatsoever. While the price is high, they have been well well worth it. Other things to note: the IP1 BOA dials are bi-directional so it is possible to both micro-tighten AND loosen them. Many other lower end BOA dials are uni-directional, where you can only micro-tighten but have to completely disengage them if you want to loosen them. The kangaroo leather is nice and supple and the white looks way better than the black IMHO, but obviously shows up scuffs and blemishes much more then the black.

>Rating: 5

Your feet will thank you

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
47
Height
6` 0"
Weight
190 lbs

At 75, my feet are getting wider and give me problems. I have gone to shoes like Altras and Lems: wide toe box, zero drop and I have tried to find wide cycling shoes as well. These shoes seemed to be way too expensive for my budget but the reviews were great. I guess you really do get what you pay for: these are the best shoes ever. The toe box is the first I have enjoyed that is actually wide enough: I can spread and splay my toes. The twin Boas are great. Imagine: comfortable cycling shoes. The first I have found in 45 years. I have ridden about 150 miles in my new shoes over the last month.

>Rating: 5

THE PERFECT FIT, CX238 WIDE

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
44 wide
Height
6` 0"
Weight
210 lbs

I tried mountain bike shoes, and "wide" road shoes from other companies, they all ran from 98 mm to 100mm. Lake's web site has all the info you need for shoe sizes. They show 102mm standard to 114mm wide, the wides I have are closer to 109, my foot measures 108 but there is room for more foot because it doesn't feel tight and the length was spot on. When I open the box I could finally see a wide shoe, they were like putting on a pair of socks to go riding in, I took them out for a fast 11 mile sprint and my feet were fine, no numbness. Another plus is the multiple boa release option. Another plus is the fast shipping from competitive. "Best purchase I've ever made on line"

>Rating: 2

Could be good....but isn't

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Bought size 45 and left seemed extra small, but have lived with that, and they still seemed more comfortable than other brands I had tried. So, the next year I bought size 45.5 to try to remedy that, and the left shoe is MUCH smaller than the 45! Of course, the only way to know how comfortable a shoe is is to actually use it- of course, so small, that it's super painful after just a few miles, making the shoes useless. Speaking of useless, LAKE decided to also completely ignore my email about the problem, although I was very nice in that email. Looks like I will look for another brand- hopefully one with both a quality control system in place and a customer service system.

Customer service is everything in the purchase of something so expensive. Thanks for heads up on this issue.

I had issues wth my lake shoes and communicated directly with the owner and he just downplayed everything and essentially was rude and dismissive in his reply.

I experienced something similar with LAKE customer service, I tried to return a pair of new shoes and they didn't even write back...

>Rating: 5

My best fit

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40.5

5 stars on service & shoe, best fitting athletic shoe worn, first time not sizing up to accommodate width. Rough feet measurements, 250x106 mm & ordered size 40, really snug, no wiggle room. Spoke to JT who suggested going up to 40.5 & arranged return of first pair. Out of the box they felt great, feet fell into insert & all meshed. Correct fit meant not having to torque BOA to numbness level. Wide tongue & low ankle cut, heel stays put. 2 rides, 74 miles Fl heat/humidity, real coolness test to come soon. No ball of foot pain, all toes comfy. Average 6k miles a year.