Lake CX226 Road Shoes

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Lake CX226 Road Shoes
Trying to climb or break away without a good shoe fit is like running in sand. For the ultimate fit, check the Lake CX226 Road Cycling Shoe. It features genuine leather uppers with mesh segments offering great ventilation, supple feel, and excellent durability. A reinforced nylon sole and vented insole complements the uppers to keep your dogs cool, comfy, and dry. And Lake's revolutionary dial-in BOA closure system cradles the foot totally evenly so say goodbye to slippage, hot spots, and gradual loosening. In another life, this shoe was a glove.
  • Genuine leather creates a fitting bond like no synthetic material
  • Dial-in BOA closure strengthens fit evenly and completely
  • Mesh segments on uppers and vented insole creates excellent airflow
  • Stiff nylon sole is light and lends to excellent power transfer
Lake CX226 Road Shoes
  • WEIGHT 776g per pair
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Leather/Mesh/Reinforced Nylon
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 3-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS BOA Dial-in
  • Rating 4

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Lake CX226 Road Shoes
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (10)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    Excellent Fit

    By Andy G

    from Franklin, TN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

      Exceptional fit. Really like the roomy toe box. My previous Diadoras would pinch my toes just a bit and on a long ride could get to be a bit uncomfortable. These Lakes are very comfortable - I could wear them all day. Easy to adjust snugness on the fly.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not what I hoped for

      By Ron V

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Looks
      • Price
      • Wide toe box

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Hot spots
      • Single Boa

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

      Wanted to venture into the BOA system. Now I understand why Sidi and other top ends use a double boa and/or boa with a velcro system. Unfortunately with a single boa the entire shoe is tightened at the same specs across the 3 points. I like the toe box to be a little loose. With these they are either tight everywhere or a bit to loose everywhere. If I crank to the preferred specs in the middle and top the bottom is too tight and it creates numbness and hot spots for me. If you like a tight fit at every point these are great shoes. If not, PASS!!!

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

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      4.0

      Good fit, comfortable.

      By Pharis

      from South West Missouri

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

        Wasn't sure about the BOA system. so far seems to be very good. Easy on and off. Can adjust while riding. No hot spots.

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

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        4.0

        high quality, great for wider feet

        By Tom

        from NYC Metro

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • For Wider Feet
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

          I have wider feet, and Lake is known to offer wider toe boxes. I also own a >10 yrs old pair of really excellent MTB shoes from Lake that are still in really great shape despite 1000s of miles of abuse.
          A recent upgrade to a new pair of MTB shoes made me realize that Lake offers on their homepage very accurate measuring ans sizing instructions (width and length). After receiving a pair of excellently fitting and well-built MTB shoes, I *had* to upgrade my road shoes and got these shoes.

          They are another perfect fit, very comfortable, well built, and of high quality (very soft leather, well ventilated, stiff sole, BOA,...).
          I did not expect BOA to be such an improvement over Velcro straps. Very even pressure, no constrictions, great power transfer.
          Had I discovered BOA before, I would have bought the Lake BOA MTB shoes on sale, too. Well, live and learn...

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

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          4.0

          boa without breaking the bank

          By Echo Bike

          from Kentucky

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking
              • Triathlon

              Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

              Like all the reviews say, the boa system is GREAT. Regular price is well below other boa road shoes; these are NOT cheap - real leather upper, quality build. The dial is on the back vs the side, which may affect the wire tension somehow, but it makes for a clean shoe and easy to reach & adjust. As others have noted the toe box IS wider...which was great for me with a little wider foot. This does tend to put a bit more tension near the top of the foot as you dial down, but it hasn't been a problem. I wear 10.5 US and the 44.5 size is spot on; might do 44 if you have narrow feet. No races yet, but I have done some transition practice and YES they will work well for triathlon.

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

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              4.0

              Initially quite pleased with fit

              By Tall Paul

              from Western NC

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • FIT
              • Lightweight
              • Soft Leather
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None Seen

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

              Bought these as others said that the toe box was a little larger than other brands and this proved to be correct. Have worn them a couple of times at this point and have been pleasantly surprised at how good they have felt (vs. some fairly inexpensive Sidis I have). The ratchet system for lacing is certainly a leap from velcro but works well. Leather makes thems softer so this likely helps.

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

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              4.0

              Cool Shoes!

              By Firemans Texas Cruzer

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

                These are my first road shoes, and I've beeen using an old pair of Shimano mtb shoes for the last 10 years. These shoes are so much lighter, and I'm a real fan of the lacing system. It's really simple to make quick adjustments while on the bike which I appreciate.

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

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                5.0

                Great value; very comfortable

                By Smotri

                from New York, New York

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great Adjustment System F
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile
                • Very comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

                  Adjustment dial is over Achilles heel area. This might make it difficult to fit shoe covers over these shoes.

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

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                  4.0

                  Wish they were more available

                  By avid cycler

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Don't know yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

                  Lakes have a wider toe box than previous shoe sidi. For me the wider shoe is more comfortable. Have only ridden a few times and so far are a very comfortable shoe. The sole is stiff and so far hot spots are not a problem. Same size as Sidi worked just fine. I have wide feet and would try the wider Lake, if I could find it. The shoe is very well made and hope to ride it for years.

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

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                  4.0

                  Great Fit.

                  By First Pair of Clipless

                  from Reston, Va

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

                      Great price if on sale. First pair of clipless for me, so only 4 stars since I have nothing to compare them with. I have wide feet, and these provide plenty of room. I wear US 13 and 48 (I got the regular width Lakes, not wide) are a perfect fit for me. Have ridden a couple hundred miles with these shoes, no numbness or soreness. Was hesitant about the Boa system, but it works like a champ. Extremely easy to put shoes on and take off, and very easy to adjust while cycling.

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

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