Who should buy the Lake CX237

The Lake CX237 is offered at a mid-range price. Get this shoe if:

  • You want a cycling shoe that can accommodate average to wide feet
  • You are in search of a cycling shoe for the cold season
  • You don't mind the lack of micro-loosening capability
  • You are a professional rider or seasoned biker who loves uber stiff soles, as this pair's carbon soles might be too much for casual road cyclists

Who should not buy the Lake CX237

Avoid them if superb breathability and padding are your priorities. We suggest checking these breathable alternatives: Giro Imperial or Fizik Infinito R1. For something more padded, especially around the heel, look at Sidi Ergo 5 or Bont Vaypor S

Optimal power transfer without compromising comfort

The carbon sole is exceedingly stiff, which makes pedaling efficient; its 100% carbon fiber sole doesn't waste any watt of energy exerted. On the other hand, its Competition last lets you focus your power on the balls of your feet.

To avoid compromising comfort, it has a roomy toe box that will allow your toes to splay while applying downward force.

Also, according to the majority of reviews, this road bike shoe feels excellent while on the bike. They attribute this to the shoe's padded collar and toe box room that allows toes to splay.

The efficient closure system of the Lake CX237

The CX237's double BOA dial mechanism offers easy, accurate, and on-the-go adjustments, according to plenty of users. However, a couple of wearers say there should be an option to tighten the heel area, as slippage often happens. 

The double BOA dials provide a highly customizable fit in the forefoot and midfoot areas and yield an easily adjustable fit even while on the saddle.

The Boa dial does its job well in adjusting the fit of the shoe But, its tightening system is one way only, so cyclists will have to pop the dial for a quick release, making micro-loosening impossible.

Tough road shoe

The materials used on this Lake cycling shoe make this ideal for training; it can take a lot of beating. Its full-grain leather upper and 100% carbon fiber sole enhance the durability of the CX237.

Lake CX237 allows easy attachment

On the outsole, cyclists will find a three-hole cleat pattern that will allow the Lake CX237 to attach to the pedals easily and with high accuracy.

Look great while cycling

The shoe's unique full-grain leather offers a bit of breaking in, excellent durability, and style. A handful of consumers adore this pair's design and think it looks great.

Lake CX237: Spacious road shoes

With road bike shoes' infamous narrow fitting, the Lake CX237 comes like a breath of fresh air for most road riders. There have been many reports about how cyclists with wide feet find this model very accommodating and comfortable. This construction basically promotes the foot's overall comfort and performance efficiency during long rides.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.6oz / Women 10.1oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Look Delta
Material: Leather, Full carbon sole
BRAND Brand: Lake

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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.