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Lake MX238 Cycling Shoe - Men's

$329.99

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  • Black/Black, 39.0
    $329.99
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    $329.99
  • Black/Black, 40.5
    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 40.5
    $329.99
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    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 43.0
    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 43.5
    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 44.0
    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 44.5
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
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    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 48.0
    $329.99
  • Black Camo, 50.0
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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 and 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
  • More volume than Lake's Sport fit, less volume than their Comfort fit
  • Item #LKCZ02N

Upper Material
[upper] premium fullgrain water-resistant Ecco leather with mesh, [toe, heel] Aramid and Helcor abrasion-resistant leather panels
Lining
[heel lining] hook Lycra
Closure
dual side-mounted BOA IP1 dials with releasable lace guides
Sole
[sole] Lake Competition carbon fiber, [outsole] Mountain Race X rubber
Cleat Compatibility
2-bolt
Recommended Use
cross-country, cyclocross, enduro, trail, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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>Rating: 1

Expensive Lesson

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
46.5
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

These are so good.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
43.5
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I paid full price for these, and they’re worth it. Absolutely awesome. I’m coming from Giro Empire shoes, and also tried on Giro Sectors and Specialized Recons. These fit far better. I like the gripper stuff in the heel, the super comfortable upper material, the reflective bit on the heel, the wide toe box, and the rubber on the insole. If you miss a clip-in, these got you. Carbon is obviously high quality. And the BOAs: holy sh*t. I’m never going back. These do the micro adjustments both ways which I love. And at the end of a ride, it takes half a second to pop these off. No more fighting wet laces. Be aware that cheaper shoes don’t have the same BOA dials. Overall, these are the single best MTB purchase I’ve made apart from my bike. Sizing is dead on. I wear a 10 in running shoes, 9 in boots, and a 43.5 here fit perfectly.

>Rating: 5

Very happy with the MX238

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
45.5
Height
5` 11"
Weight
155 lbs

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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How is the heel hold on these?

>Rating: 5

Comfortable Versatile Shoe

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
177 lbs

I’ve been using these shoes on both road and MTB and they’ve been fine for both. I know, it’s sacrilege to use a non specific road shoe on the road, but my Lake 332 were getting a bit old in the tooth and my prior MTB shoes were pretty beat up. So, why not try 1 shoe for both? I’m not racing and after 30 years of riding on and off road I figured I deserve all day comfort with a single shoe. This fits the bill. Comfortable, stiff, boa system for great fit, I’m liking these shoes. An unanticipated benefit is when stopping at a light, these shoes aren’t slippery and I can walk around in them when off the bike. Plus, the dark camo is a very cool look.