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
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (11), Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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2.0

Small toe box and heavier than the competition

By gulfcoastdave

from Florida

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

    After reading reviews decided to try the Lake shoe because most Lake shoes have a larger toebox area - not this one. My Bontrager shoes have more room. I returned these and purchased Northwave as a replacement - much better.

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

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    4.0

    Roomy toe box

    By Sirhog

    from Jupiter, FL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable fit
    • Uniform Tighening
    • Wide toe box

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

      Have just used on two rides thus far. Shoe easy on and off. Seems a bit loose when initially put on and tightened, but BOA system will take up slack many times and can be tightened as firmly as I would like. No toe numbness.

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

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      5.0

      For Wider Feet

      By SLTom992

      from San Leandro, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable On Centuries

      Cons

      • White Blemishes Easily

      Best Uses

      • Long Sport Rides Racing
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Lake CX226 Road Shoes:

      The forward half of my foot is wide while the back is normal. I seldom find a set of shoes that doesn't leave me almost crippled after a long hard ride. These lakes are the outstanding exception. I have never had a more comfortable ride ending one of the local centuries with very much climbing with no foot pain whatsoever. What a relief!

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

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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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        (3 of 3 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

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        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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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