Lake MX170 Shoes

DESCRIPTION

Lake MX170 MTB Race Shoe: Our all-new lightweight race shoe. All leather, all BOA, all race....

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 04, 2013]
brado
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

grip when walking. stiff sole, but still walkable. (Does it sound like I walk too much :) )

Weakness:

poor boa cable routing

I'd give the shoes a 1 or 2 because the routing of the cable is poor. After about 2.5 yrs the cable broke and it is impossible to thread a new one in. I'd give Lake customer service a 5 since they replaced the shoes for me. They have discontinued this model (altho I see they are still available online) and the other models look like they would be much easier to rethread a new lace (it is not one long tunnel to push through anymore). I'm going to regularly clean & lube the laces as recommended by Lake & hopefully get quite a few more years out of these shoes.

Similar Products Used:

sidi, pearl izumi

[Mar 25, 2013]
Like2bike
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Comfortable toe box area

Weakness:

The BOA system fails because of it's location at the rear of the shoe.

Save your money DO NOT BUY THIS SHOE!!! Unfortunately, Lake misplaces the location of the BOA system it has to overcome a great deal of friction to operate effectively. As the plastic coated strings slide back and forth along the inside of the upper the coating wears off leaving exposed steel wire and then the BOA will barely close or open. The right shoe system failed after maybe 15 rides and the left. I own two other pairs of Lake shoes one of which has a BOA located near the front of the shoe/boot and works perfectly. On the bright side BOA does honor their warranty and will send you new parts so essentially you will be riding with a steel wire lace with a bow tied to keep your shoes on your feet. Finally, If Lake was a responsible company they'd recall this horrible and extremely flawed design which ruins the name of quality system such as BOA.

Similar Products Used:

Lake winter MTB shoe with BOA

[Sep 08, 2012]
Bill Fancher
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

When new shoes worked well and were comfortable. I bought these shoes for the wide width, but from experience with other lake shoes I bought them a half size larger and the fit is good.

Weakness:

After six weeks of use the cables system used to tighten them stopped working in the right shoe and it would not loosen to allow them to be taken off easily. Then a week later the other one stopped working, also the left sole is starting to separate.
Very disappointing after having had my last pair of Lake Shoes for five years without any problems.

Although I have used Lake shoes and have liked them, I will not be buying any with the cable lacing system in the future.

[Nov 16, 2011]
fat guy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Warm for PA climate

Weakness:

BOA system

After 9 months the BOA lacing started jamming in the tube that goes along the side, I tried to pull it out to replace it and it snapped off inside. I now have a $150 pair of paperweights. Shoes with the BOA ratchet on the back of the heel SUCK!

[Apr 14, 2011]
ktac
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

good looks,boa lace,heelfit,comes in wide width.

Weakness:

none

Great shoes comfy,light,stiff comes in wide width.(lakes run about a half inch large).This is a good shoe for most light duty cycling.Racers will want something that breathes more,the only dis like is the tounge seems to slip right or left its not uncomfortable just annoying.

Similar Products Used:

lake mx190,sidi dom,diadora

[Feb 02, 2011]
scotawful
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Boa lacing system. Comfort. Slick looking if you like the semi-soccer shoe look

Weakness:

bolt-on toe cleats and plug bolts come loose easy. Don't forget to retighten every other ride or so, otherwise you lose them and they're not easy to find replacements

So far so good with these shoes. I have not put them through the full ringer yet, but they've been on some solid rides over the last couple months. No problems with the boa system yet, but I'm definitely suspicious about the longer-term durability. The rest of the shoe seems very solid and well built in terms of fit and finish. I'll definitely post an update in a few more months. I got a smokin deal on these, so I think they're great value so far and I would recommend them. Also, the boa system is definitely convenient. I ALWAYS find my shoes tend to loosen part way through a ride. With these, you just reach down and give em another click or two and your set: takes 2 seconds and no need to get off the bike.

Similar Products Used:

Diadora, Shimano, Adidas

[Aug 06, 2009]
Captn
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

I've had the shoes 2 months, and liked them until today. Shoe is very comfortable, natural rubber sole grips slick rock and loose terrain easily. Shoes are much lighter than the Vibram sole models. BOA lacing system worked great until I couldn't adjust the tension.

Weakness:

The protective sleeve covering the stainless steel cable is worn away. Shoe's don't tighten or loosen easily. I had to take off the BOA cap, unwind the cable, and then use extreme force to get the cable loose. I have narrow feet, perhaps tightening the shoe to fit my feet, and the winding of the cable, has caused abrasion to sleeve? I think the ratchet and velcro of my Sidis works easier.

Very comfortable shoe. Rubber soles grip slick rock. Shoe may be great for those with normal width feet. They also make a wide shoe, but nothing in the narrow width. There is a 1 year guarantee, so we'll see if they replace the cable.

Similar Products Used:

Sidi Dominator 5

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