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MX238 Cycling Shoe - Men's

3.2 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
$263.99 - $349.99
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MX238 Cycling Shoe

Combing Lake's legendary fit with a tough, ruggedized exterior, the MX238 Cycling Shoes are a great option for adventure races and hardy mountain bike rides. The full-grain leather construction wraps your feet in supportive comfort, while Helcor toe, heel guards, and Aramid panels work together to provide protection, abrasion-resistance, and exceptional durability. Lake builds the shoes with their full-carbon Competition sole to keep the weight down while boosting your pedaling efficiency, and then gives you two Boa dials that make it quick and easy to get a perfect fit.


  • High-end cycling shoes for mountain biking and adventure rides
  • Carbon Competition sole delivers lightweight efficiency
  • Full-grain leather uppers mold to your feet for superior comfort
  • Abrasion-resistant panels boost protection and durability
  • Dual Boa closure provides quick and secure micro-adjustments
  • Hook Lycra on the inside heel grips your socks to prevent slippage
  • Aggressive rubber outsole is compatible with toe spikes
  • Competition last, see size chart for fit information
  • Item #LKCZ02N
Upper Material
[upper] Ecco leather, mesh, [toe, heel] Aramid, Helcor abrasion-resistant leather
[heel lining] hook Lycra
dual IP1 BOA or dual Li2 BOA
Mountain Race X
[sole] Lake Competition carbon fiber, [outsole] Mountain Race X rubber
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 40] 12.6oz (358g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
mountain biking, cyclocross, trail, cross-country

Overall Rating

3 based on 10 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 4 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

September 24, 2023

Best MTB shoe I’ve used

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

Roomy, great power transfer to pedal and very comfortable. The wide version makes all the difference. I’d recommend it for normal width feet and bigger. Went up a half size and I love it

5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2023

Love these shoes

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I bought the MX238 size 43.5 Wide, with the recommendation of a bike fitter. I have bought many others that were too tight. Unlike the other reviews my foot and heel fit perfectly. My last shoes were 45 Shimano, they felt good, but when I placed my foot on the insert, it was more than an inch longer. This is bad for cleat and pedal placement. As the Brits and Irish say, Happy Days!

Steven A
5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2023

Runs true to size

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is the first pair of cycling shoes that fit me and fit me perfectly. They are so comfortable, even with the extremely stiff sole.

Steven A

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

August 29, 2021

Great for wide feet, but...

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great fit for wide feet, but the laces from the BOA closure closest to my ankle dig into the top of my foot causing discomfort. To get relief, I have to have just about zero tension in the laces which leads to the heel coming out of the shoe. The front BOA closure works fine and the laces don't cause any discomfort. With an old pair of Specialized S-Works shoes, I cut out the padding from the tongue of the shoes and put it under the tongue of the MX238s - the pain went away regardless of the tension I put into the BOA. Great! Now, I'd have to pay a cobbler to put more padding in the tongue of these shoes to make them wearable. Unfortunately, I did not discover this until putting the cleats on and riding for an hour. Wearing them around the house did not reveal the problem. Don't make the mistake I have made. The thin BOA laces will cut into your foot without adequate padding to disperse the tension from the cables.

Jeffery O

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

August 11, 2021


I've put it through the wringer

Less than a year after purchasing, these shoes are so noisy I?m ready to toss them in the trash. I chased a noise for a month that I thought was coming from the bike only to finally learn it?s coming from the shoe itself. I tried new cleats, new pedals, and even a different bike. Noise follows me everywhere. These shoes are expensive, and while nice- should not be this annoying after less than a year. I reached out to Lake, and was disappointed in their customer service. My previous Pearl?s were 3 years old and never made a peep. I can not recommend these shoes.

Eric H
3 out of 5 stars

March 29, 2021

Heal lift is real (ly bad)

I had hunted for a long time to find a MTB shoe to fit my EEE width forefoot and skinny heal/ankle and read a ton of great things about this shoe. When I first put them in my living room on I was so excited as they fit perfectly then I stood up and my heal almost came out of the back. I tried everything to fix it (different socks, tightening down the BOA) and nothing worked so I had to return them and keep searching.

4 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2021

Lakes: Please make a women's shoe!!

I returned this product before using it

I love EVERTHING about this shoe, BUT although I wanted more forefoot room for my toe-warmers in winter riding... my foot, probably average for a size 41 shoe female, is still lower volume than most males. So...not only was my foot was moving around a bit, but the dreaded heel slip was also unacceptable, especially for a person used to older model SIDIs which fit like the proverbial glove. I would have purchased SIDIs again, but HATE their new Tech-NO closure system (Hello...I live in the northweat and those are NOT manageable when wearing long-fingered gloves)! LAKES: PLEASE MAKE SOME WOMEN'S MODELS!!

Monica D

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

December 14, 2020

major heel slip

I returned this product before using it

First attempt: had to return these. the size information on the product page for competitive cyclist says size 44 equates to a 10. When the Lake shoes came they said size 44 and 11 on the box. They were too big of course. Edit - received the right size; 43. Fit is good, until you want to walk or pedal. The heel slip on these shoes is something I've never felt in a shoe; cycling or not. Should have listened to reviews on this page. The heel slip is real and too much.

Stewart A

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2020

Expensive Lesson

I've used it several times

Unfortunately, these shoes are a fail for me. On the positive side, the construction seems high-quality, which was one of the reasons I bought the shoe. And the toe box is indeed appropriately sized for me. This was the main reason I bought the shoe. So many other manufactures make the toe box too small. However, the shoe simply will not hold my heel in place when riding. I measured my foot according the the Lake website guide, and it suggested a size 47 for me. I ordered and returned the 47 as it was too big. I normally wear a 12 to 12.5 in sneakers. The 46.5 feels good just standing in them. However, there is a severe lack of heel retention when riding. If I tighten the top boa REALLY tight it will stop, but then the the wire from the boa digs into the top of my foot and my circulation is cut off. I read a review on a MTB website that mentioned that slippage could be an issue, but also said it would go away by putting the shoes in the oven (Lake recommendation) and molding them to the back of the foot. I tried this, and it made zero difference. My old $150 specialized shoes with velco straps feel so much better than these. Will probably try to recoup some of my cost on these $300+ shoes by fire selling them, if I can. Very disappointed.

gar3961077 g

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 24, 2020

Very happy with the MX238

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 11"

Wanted a stiff trail shoe that offered some protection without being bulky. MX238 checked the boxes. Tried measuring my foot according to Lake’s guide and it resulted in a half size too small. Ended up with a 45.5, which is what I normally wear. The shoe might be biased wide, but with the dual boa system, I get a snug fit without any squeezing. Appreciate the nice boa dials with quick release. I tried a different shoe that didn’t have the QR and sent it back. The size 45 weighted in at 435g without cleats (45.5 was 440g). Very stiff, not great for hike-a-bike, but that was expected. I’ve got different shoes for those days. Summary... comfortable, quality construction, and the black/camo looks awesome.

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Matthew A