Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort: Most users find the Lake MX218 to be super comfortable.
  • Fit: A lot of wide footed wearers appreciate the pair's true wide fit.
  • Breathability: Several cyclists commend this MTB shoe's leather upper material as it provides adequate airflow and prevents the foot from getting too hot.
  • Stiffness: The MX218 yields excellent energy transmission to the bike, say some reviewers.
  • Quality: A number of owners claim that the model has excellent quality in both quality and materials.
  • Closure mechanism: A couple of individuals appreciate the BOA's accurate and easy fine-tuning.

1 reason not to buy

  • Thin tongue: One user claims that he can feel the laces and BOA press down when cinched too tight due to the slim tongue design.

Bottom line

The MX218 mainly features premium style and high-performance on the bike. It is a durable MTB shoe made from quality materials. The shoe is also designed specifically to cater to riders with wide feet.

Buyers, however, should gauge if the misfire mentioned will affect them. All in all, this Lake bike shoe could be the ideal companion to aid you to push further and faster in your trail rides.

Tip: see the best mountain cycling shoes.

Lake MX218: The brand's MTB shoe for cyclists with wider feet

The MX218 from Lake offers bikers with fuller feet more comfort for all-day wear by applying the brand's MX Competition last. This design features a roomier toe box, slightly more volume, and a tighter heel area compare to Lake's other last designs. Overall, the shoe yields a secure lockdown that's ideal for racing and training with plenty of toe box room for feet swelling and off-bike comfort.

What is it for? This bike shoe is suitable for the following biking endeavors:

  • Performance riding/training
  • Mountain racing
  • Trail riding
  • Routes with hike-a-bike sections

Main features of the MX218

  • 100% carbon fiber soles for optimal power transfer
  • Mountain Race X rubber sole and option for additional toe spikes for traction
  • Action leather and mesh upper for durability and comfort
  • Single BOA L6 dial and micro Velcro strap for a lockdown fit


How Lake MX218 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 43% mountain cycling shoes
All mountain cycling shoes
Top 47% Lake cycling shoes
All Lake cycling shoes
Top 47% spd cycling shoes
All spd cycling shoes


The current trend of Lake MX218.
Compare to another shoe: