Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Shoes

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Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Shoes
Good mountain biking shoes can be tough to find...you want the efficiency of carbon, but don't want to feel like Frankenstein when you're off the bike. The Lake MX236 Mountain Bike Shoes have that carbon sole, but are designed to give just the right amount of flex just ahead of the cleat for easier hiking. Full grain leather uppers and mesh work with a vented heel to give you comfort, cooling, and moisture expulsion. A mountain Race X rubber outsole is lugged for great traction, and a heel mounted BOA closure secures the perfect fit for performance and comfort.
  • Full grain leather upper is breathable and comfy
  • Mesh in upper and vented heel let air flow throughout the shoe
  • Lake Race 100% Carbon Fiber Sole is racing stiff
  • Mountain race X real rubber sole has mudstuds for great traction
  • Heel mounted BOA Push/Pull Closure system with powerzone in the forefoot
Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Shoes
  • WEIGHT 365 g
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Carbon/Leather/Mesh
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS BOA
  • TOE SPIKES Lugged sole
  • Rating 4

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Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (4), Competitive cyclist (4)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Amazingly comfortable yet stiff shoes

    By Six Hour Racer

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Boa Lacing System
    • Lightweight
    • Stiff

    Cons

    • Too Much White

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

    I got these to replace my Scott Team Boa shoes which were stolen..long story. I was in a bind since I had a race a week later. I only got a 30 minute ride on them before The 12 Hours of Santos. I did the six hour solo without a single hot spot or cramp. Typically my toes cramp after a logn ride. I didn't have a single issue. Any shoes with straps tend to cause hot spots. The Boa lacing system eliminates that. Although I have a narrow foot these fit great with even a nice wide toe box. These are an absolute steal for the money. Thank you Nashbar!!!

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

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    3.0

    Built solidly, boa tightening needs help

    By Paul the Cyclist

    from Prescott Arizona

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Not Built For Walking In

    Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

    The BOA tightening system broke on both shoes within about 2 months of use. the cable housing near the back of the tightening mechanism started to break, and it then started to bunch up, not allowing the shoes to open or close properly. I was (thankfully) able to get a replacement set, but am experiencing similar problems on the right shoe. I do admire the sleek design and lightweight design of the shoe, but this does not outweigh the apparent problems with the tightening system. The bottom of the shoes scratch very easily and parts of the tread wore off within about 1 month of riding. If the tightening system functioned properly, the shoes would be great!

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

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    4.0

    Wrong Size-They do run big!

    By Al

    from SoCal

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

        I used Lakes website for sizing and came up with 42.5. I own Specialized and Shimano shoes and always wear a 43. Rolled the dice and went for the 43 and they are too big. I'm going to send these back for a 42. They are all leather so I think (hope) that even if they are a little small they will break in and be perfect. Looked very well built and the BOA feels really nice. Excited about getting the right size and leaving a better review.

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

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        4.0

        Great fit shoes!

        By WhidbeyBD

        from Whidbey Is, WA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

          Great fitting shoes that I had to send back because I went with one size bigger then normal. Fit very true to size! Light, comfortable, and looks great! Can not speak of durablity yet as they only have a few rides in them.

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

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          5.0

          awesome shoes

          By gentry

          from bellevue, WA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

            I like them so much, they are my 4th pair of lake shoes. the boa is comfortable. The sizing on these are accurate, whereas the triathlon shoes were not accurate.

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

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            4.0

            Lake MX236 Carbon

            By Tailwaters

            from St Joseph MI

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

                First off let me start out with saying in the last couple years I have purchased 5 different pairs of shoes to replace my worn out Diadora X-Trail Carbons. Thus far the Diadora's have been the best fit for my feet. Unfortunately they discontinued the style I have (nice leather uppers) and went the way of the masses with the synthetic material. In the last couple years I've had foot issues and my arches have dropped so finding a pair of shoes that fit without pain or discomfort has been a challenge. Out of the gate I liked the fact the Lake is nearly all leather. They appear to be a very nice quality shoe, which was a nice surprise being they don't seem to be as main stream as several of the other manufacturers. First ride with the shoes was not bad but did I experience some hot spots and numbness in my feet. That turned out to the bottom cleat location. 2nd ride with that adjustment everything went well and they performed as expected. The carbon sole is very firm with no flex or pressure points. I ride with crank brothers pedals and have learned these pedals are not a perfect match for all shoes. The BOA system seems to work well and to my surprise applies nice equal pressure across the top of my feet. I was a bit concerned it maybe too tight in some areas and not tight enough in other. On the down side the location of the adjustment knob is not so ideal when trying to adjust on the fly. Now I see why they have moved it to the top of the shoe. The BOA system does require a bit of adjustment as they tend to loosen up after a few minutes of riding. Not the BOA system itself is lessening but simply the foot settling into the shoe. I normally wear a 9.5-10 and ordered a size 44 which converts to a 10. Size is pretty darn close and I would say they run just a bit on the large side. Maybe a ¼ size larger. Also would note that they do run a little wide, which offers a bit more room in the toe box. Which for me works out great due to I ride in the winter and it allows for some thicker socks. I'm assuming after a month or so the leather uppers will begin to mold to my feet thus improving fit. I've owner Bontragers, Specialized, Giro, Sidi, Diadora and now Lake. I will say next go around Lake will be at the top of my list on my next set of shoes when needed. After a few months of riding I will revise my review but at this point it's the first pair of shoes that I have purchased that have fit correctly. But like anything else it comes done to personal preference.

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                4.0

                Love the boa lacing

                By Addicted to peddling

                from Texarkana, USA

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

                  Much lighter than my previous mt shoes. Usually wear 45's (Louis Garneau), had to exchange them for 44's (took almost a month to receive). I am very particular about the tension of laces, straps, ratchets etc. The boa lacing pulls the shoes tight evenly along the foot. Fits great. They look very sleek as well which is great because I use them on my road bike too.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Shoes

                  By Rider John

                  from Sycamore, IL

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lake MX236 Carbon Mountain Bike Shoes:

                      Great shoes overall. Shoes are very comfortable and have a large toe box for my flat feet. The BOA clamping system also works well.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
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                      • No

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