Lake MX140 mountain bike shoes review£136.00

All-terrain amphibious footwear

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Lake have thought outside the box here and the results are impressive when it’s wet yet mild. Rather than a conventional boot, these use a breathable, waterproof eVent fabric and Neoprene sock inside a sandal outer skeleton, with Boa winch lacing and hard toe and heel cups.

The result is extremely comfortable, light and surprisingly warm thanks to the soft, pinch-free upper. They also dry much faster than conventional boots. An open soft-compound rubber tread on a stiff race sole makes these firm underfoot, although there is movement in the upper, which softens your stomping power.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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