Who should buy the Lake CX145

The Lake CX145 might be ideal for you if:

  • A cycling shoe that offers a comfortable and more personalized fit is what you prefer. 
  • You are looking for a bike companion suitable for early spring and winter rides. 
  • A shoe for cycling with enough resistance against water to stay dry is what you are after. 

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Who should not buy the Lake CX145

Cyclists in search of a shoe that takes less effort to put on may look past the Lake CX145. An individual observed that this shoe is fiddly to wear. Also, riders who prefer a shoe with adjustable cleats might have to look elsewhere. One cyclist complains about how the cleat positioning can't be adjusted. They might want to have a look at other Lake cycling shoes and find the most ideal pair. 

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The Lake CX145's cozy fit

A majority of users love the Lake CX145 for its exceptional comfort. One owner lauded the shoe for its "amazing fit" while another wearer mentioned that its stretchability will surely help in enhancing the comfort over time. A satisfied wearer also commended the shoe for not having even a single pinch area. 

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Just dial to change

Plenty of reviewers praises the pair's dial closure as it spreads pressure evenly and provides great adjustability. Thanks to its dual BOA dial set up for making the "tension easy to adjust" and change. 

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No windchill allowed

Several cyclists applaud this winter bike shoe's warmth retention. Thanks to its adequate insulation, the shoe "makes the winter cycle experience far more pleasant without the need for overshoes." One reviewer also praised this winter bike companion for keeping his feet warm and comfortable and for preventing toe numbness even in sub-zero temperatures. 

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Stiff and effective sole

A few cyclists observed that the sole unit of the Lake CX145 is rigid enough to provide an efficient power transfer. 

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Unbox and be surprised

A number of owners mention that the CX415's materials are of premium quality. They even "ooze with quality" straight out of the box. Thanks to its canvas and synthetic leather upper, the shoe "looks classy" even more. 

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Keep out, water

Some wearers appreciate the pair's waterproof features. One cyclist even attested that the shoe kept his feet warm and dry after hours of wind and wet weather. 

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Worth every penny

A couple of buyers think this model is worth its price because of its functionality, especially during winter, and its ability to endure several cycling sessions. 

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Adaptable design

The shoe's universal cleat system is admired by a few commenters for its adaptable use.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.9oz
Use: Road, Winter
Cleat design: 2 holes, 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Waterproof, Water-resistant, Replaceable Sole Guards, SPD, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic, Nylon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Lake

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Author
Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.