Lake MX 145 Shoes

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DESCRIPTION

  • Waxed Canvas, Leather and a Waterproof membrane for a highly water resistant upper.
  • Lake Race Sole. Mountain Race X non-marking rubber outsole.
  • Dual Side mounted BOA Push/Pull lacing system with releasable guides.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 12, 2014]
Forster
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good General Design, stiff sole.

Weakness:

Fit

I'll qualify both my ratings and my review with the following disclaimer - I wear size 13 shoes and normally take a 48 cycling shoe. So far, every 48 shoe I've tried (Shimano, 45 North, Lake) is at least 1/2 size too small and most manufactures don't make a 49 so I bought my Lakes in 50 which is at least a full size too large. I added another insole pad to take up sufficient space so the Boa system would tighten properly.

These shoes seem like they perfectly fit the design limits of 20-40F. I've got about 300 miles on mine so far and with heavy socks my hour+ commute is comfortable to 25F with heavy socks and not unbearable upto 60F with lighter socks. Below 25 I'm still okay with cheap neoprene toe covers down to 12F but only for an hour or so, past that, regardless of socks you're getting cold. As mentioned above, I've got another layer of insole and that allows plenty of toe room, but my heals are not particularly secure (slide up and down) which negates some of the benefit of the otherwise very stiff sole. I think moving the ankle strap mount point toward the heal would solve the fit issue. I installed eggbeater cleats with the shield (per the instructions) and that combination works great. If I could get these in a true 13 and the loose heal cup issue was resolved I'd give them double 5s. They cover the advertized temp range and more, hard to argue with that.

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