Lake CX402 shoes review£369.99

High-end road shoes offer a fit like no other

BikeRadar score5/5

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.

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

    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.

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

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Robin Wilmott

    Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
    Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
    • Age: 45
    • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
    • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
    • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
    • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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