Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes

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Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes
Get your CX or MTB fix in the dead of winter without your dogs howling in the cold. Lake's new MX 145 Mountain Bike shoe is the answer to cold-weather trail assaults in conditions that are wet, windy, or blustery--but cold--around 30-45 degrees cold. They feature super durable synthetic and waxed canvas uppers and a double boa dial fit setup ensures that your foot stays exactly where you want it in the shoe. MX 145s also feature minimal lugs for a little added traction when walking in wet weather.
  • Coverage of angle and foot keeps warmth in
  • Waxed canvas and synthetic leather are rain proof
  • Injected nylon platform maintains stiffness
  • Aggressively lugged sole for winter traction when walking
  • 2 boas make for ideal fit for every ride
Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) nylon/rubber/waxed canvas/synthetic leather
  • WEIGHT
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2 bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS Double Boa
  • TOE SPIKES Lugged Sole
  • Rating 4.5

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Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (4), Speed oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Typical LAKE quality

By Pointrob

from Steveston, British Columbia

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can't Beat Boa
  • Durable
  • Excellent Fit
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Workmanship
  • Quite Comfortable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • And Cold
  • Heavy Rain
  • Snow

Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

These are as waterproof as you can find
Worn in heavy 2 hour rain and no leakage at all
I would recommend sizing 1/2 up depending on your sock wear
These are light considering what you need them for
I also have LAKE mx331 and cx331 shoes and I just smile

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

So far so good; Had exchange for one size larger

By Bordeauxman

from NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

    One 30 mile ride with temperatures in the high 30's to low 40's and my feet were comfortable.

    Note: I have size 44 Specilized MTB shoes and I needed a size 45 in the Lake MTB shoes.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great shoe for cold weather

    By MTB'er

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick drying

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

      I got these so that my toes wouldn't freeze during cold weather/winter mountain biking. I wore them last night in the pouring rain (I live in the Pacific Northwest), puddles several inches deep; mud, mud and more mud. It was great. Boots stayed dry inside and toes stayed dry for quite a while (about an hour), but, eventually with all the rain and splashing, the water worked its way into the boot, but, much better than my spring/summer shoes. Temps were in the low 40's. I will be riding through the winter and feel these will work great in colder weather.

      I read reviews and got a size one larger than I usually wear (46 instead of 45) and the fit seems to be just right with a thick sock, with a bit more room for a thicker sock if I need it.

      Boot seems pretty durable and dried out quickly after my ride (hosed them off and set them in front of a fan). Good stiff sole. I use Crank Brothers Candy pedals and used the metal shim to mount the cleat. Clearance was just right.

      I've never used the BOA lacing before so we will see how they hold up. Seems to work fine. It will take some time as the boot breaks in to know how much I need to tighten them before riding. I had to stop several times to adjust them last night (mostly to tighten them).

      They didn't come with spikes to mount to the boot tip but there are holes for them. I had an extra set so added them to the boot for extra traction.

      Also, the boots came with a little T6 star driver in a bag talking about the BOA laces; I have no idea what it is for.

      Overall I think this was a great buy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great shoe

      By pghryder

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

          Bought these for the mucky, colder conditions. They are great. I like the boa, you can adjust the upper and lower sections seperately.

          I wear a 44 Sidi and bought a 45 to wear an extra sock or one thick sock. It gave me extrs room but not too much, as to be sloppy.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love them , wear size 11 and bought size 46 and fit geat

          By JKing

          from Hampton IL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Wear Standard Sock

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

            Love these, wear size 11 bought 46 can wear standard sock, not sure how long the buckle system will last but I like it if

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great MTB shoes

            By John

            from Edmonton, AB

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Lace Up System
            • Good Ankle Support

            Cons

            • Tread A Little Heavy For

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

            This is my second pair of Lakes. I like the higher style for ankle support. The previous pair used a rear zipper and Velcro straps which lasted 2 seasons before the zipper wore out. These use a ratchet system that I also use on my gloves and it is quick and easy to tighten. Overall great boots and the price was very competitive.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Seems to be a good pair of boots

            By JDF

            from Clinton, SC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

              I have ridden in cold steady rain for better part of an hour without getting wet or cold feet. I have also ridden over 25 miles in mid 20's f without getting cold feet.
              Based on reviews I bought one EU size bigger than my other shoes and like the fit.
              My only concern is the durability of the lace system. It is handy but only time will tell whether it will hold up well.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Satisfied

              By Mike

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Warm

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Winter

              Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

              I always have cold feet, and have not had much success below 40° even with shoe covers. These allow me to ride in much chillier weather. I rode for an hour and 15 minutes last week at 27°, and the cold was just starting to seep into my feet. Easily could have rode another 45 minutes or an hour.

              I wear size 10.5 street shoes and bike shoes, which translates well to size 45 Specialized or Shimano summer shoes. I bought these in size 46 which is perfect for use with a heavy pair of socks. Definitely buy at least a half size bigger than you normally wear.

              It will be interesting to see how long the BOA system lasts. This is my first experience with it. It works great, but I'm a little skeptical about it's long term durability. The shoes are easy to get on and off, and are easy to walk in. Love them.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice Shoes but Sizing Off

              By biscuitwheels

              from ohio

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Sizing

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

                I have worn Lake shoes and know to size up which I did. That still wasn't enough for me. This style is very small in sizing for me and I could have sized up another size and maybe two. I would suggest ordering two sizes to see which fits best.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                size not consistent across manufacturers

                By Skully

                from Seattle, Wa.

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Lake MX 145 Mountain Shoes:

                purchase this product to replace another pair of Mountain shoes. However, sizes are not consistent apparently between manufactures. I currently have a size 46 Specialized which are slightly large so purchased size 45 Lake. The size 45 are more similar to Specialized 42.
                Really would be nice to have a consistent size chart across the board for online ordering.
                bought these shoes at a reduced price and now with the shipping back and forth are starting to climb up to regular price.
                Thinking I should have stayed with my local bike shop.
                ordered a new size, will give review if the new size works out.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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