Lake cycling shoes provide excellent value with high-end features on even the entry-level cycling shoes. Lake has a full range for road bikers, mountain bikers, and triathletes. Learning about the features of each one is the key to choosing shoes that help riders get the most power out of every stroke.
Lake Road Cycling Shoes
Lake's road cycling shoes offerings range from the CX160 at the budget-friendly side of the spectrum to the high-end CX401 and CX402. The CX160 has three hook and loop closures and a fibreglass-injected nylon outsole. At the other end of the range, their professional quality road cycling shoes have BOA lacing and carbon fibre soles. Lake CX models in the middle, such as Lake CX170, are a compromise between the most coveted features and more affordable ones. For example, the CX175 has BOA lacing with a high-impact nylon outsole. When the firmness of the sole is a higher priority than the adjustability of the lacing, the CX300 is a good choice with a carbon fibre sole and hook and loop closures. The CX401 Custom is a high-end shoe with a heat-moulding sole bed and a temperature-regulating heel and tongue liner for riders who find achieving a good fit impossible with anything less than a custom shoe.
Lake Mountain Biking Shoes
Mountain biking shoes have different requirements than road cycling shoes because they need to permit the rider to walk, often in off-road conditions. The entry-level Lake MX model, the MX100, looks like a casual hiking trainer on the outside but hides a stiff midsole that transfers energy from the rider's foot directly to the pedal. The outsole is a rugged rubber sole by Vibram with SPD-compatible slots that makes walking easy. Elastic lacing and a quick-drying microfibre upper make this shoe comfortable and perfect for outdoor adventures like sudden rainstorms. Higher up in the line-up are MTB shoes for competition. These feature hard non-marking rubber outsoles and buckles, hook and loop closures, or BOA lacing for secure closures that a rider can depend on in the heat of a race. The top-of-the-line Lake MTB shoes feature kangaroo leather uppers, a heat-moulding carbon fibre heel counter, a carbon fibre sole with replaceable toe and heel spikes, and of course, BOA lacing.
Lake Triathlon Shoes
Lake knows that triathletes need a shoe that is easy to put on and take off, comfortable even without socks, and allows water from the swim to drain quickly. These unique requirements have led to the development of Lake's TX line. The TX212 is the entry-level model, with fast-drying breathable anti-microbial uppers and two hook and loop closures. The TX312 has a one-of-a-kind heel locking system with BOA lacing in the back and dual hook-and-loop closures in the front. Unlike other high-end Lake shoes, these feature microfibre uppers instead of leather, for its quick-drying properties.