Lake CX402 shoes review

High-end road shoes offer a fit like no other

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £369.99 RRP | AUD $499.00
Lake CX402 shoes

Our review

The finest of fine quality road shoes with show and go in equal measure
Skip to view product specifications

Few shoes envelop the foot like a custom moulded Lake CX402. The carbon tub rises about 20mm above the sole all around, and forms most of the heel cup too.

Advertisement MPU reviews

It offers plenty of room for your toes – even when the twin BOA dials are fully tightened, because they can’t squeeze your foot.

  • Highs: Simply perfect fit when moulded
  • Lows: Can you justify the price?

Lake uses hardwearing K-Lite kangaroo leather for the sort of soft, supple uppers not usually found outside of Harvey Nichols. Like the wide tongue, they’re heavily perforated, and they also incorporate with a mesh panel for ventilation.

The perforated Kangaroo leather heel liner provides luxuriant grip, and while the footbed itself is thin, the crucial instep support comes from the customisable carbon sole, which carries over from the CX401 and has multiple vents to disperse heat.

Advertisement MPU reviews

These shoes are comfortable all day long, with perfect fit and adjustment, style, quality and epic performance.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, CX402 (14)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Lake

Description Description, 2, 0, Description, Size Tested: 44.5 - Weight: 637g (pair) - Sizes Available: Sizes 39-48.5 men's, 39.5-46.5 men's wide fit, 36-43 women's fit, 37.5-42.5 women's
Shoe Compatibility Shoe Compatibility, 2, 0, Shoe Compatibility, 3 Bolt Cleat Speedplay