Lake MXZ302 mountain bike shoes review£190.00

Stud-ready winter boots

BikeRadar score3/5

These boots are very warm – when dry – thanks to multiple layers of Outlast insulation; a metal foil, bubble wrap and wool sandwich insole; and their roomy fit.

The tall neoprene sock and double splash flap design around the ankle keep water out well and the Boa lacing system is protected by a splash flap. The grippy Vibram sole is stud-ready, so they’re capable of being great snow boots.

While breathability is excellent, the leather relies on regular proofing to stay water-resistant and even then they still get – and stay – wet eventually. We’ve had separation problems with the heel cup too.

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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