Who should buy Lake MX176

You should purchase the Lake MX176 if you:

  • are looking for an MTB shoe that can accommodate wide feet
  • need footwear for hike-a-bike sessions
  • want a BOA cycling shoe which can be adjusted on the fly

Lake MX176 label

Who should NOT buy Lake MX176

If the weight of Lake MX176 (14.3 oz / 405 g) is a bit heavy for your preference, consider getting the Lake MX238 (11.6 oz / 330 g).

And if you need a more close-fitting shoe, try the Lake MX218.

Lake MX176 outer sole

The Lake MX176 can accommodate those with wide feet

“Awesome wide fitting shoe” is how cyclists who have used the MX176 cycling shoe from Lake describe this model. These users can attest that there is “enough wiggle room for comfort,” which will allow the toes to splay.

Lake MX176 toe part

The MX Sport Last is responsible for this wide fit as it features a large and roomy toe box. Not only is this construction suited for those with wide feet, but it also “provides expansion room on long, hot days.”

The MX176 has an efficient closure system

The BOA lacing system of the MX176 from Lake will allow quick tightening and loosening. Cyclists can even adjust these while riding, which makes the experience comfortable even when the feet start to swell. Likewise, the fit of this Lake cycling model can be loosened on the fly.

Lake MX176 boa and strap

Your new best friend for hike-a-bike sessions

Reviewers note that the Lake MX176 is “easier to walk in than other bike shoes” and has a “good grip when running.” At the same time, it is considered stiff enough for most trail riding, which makes this an excellent cycling shoe for hike-a-bikes since comfort and power are not compromised. 

Lake MX176 outsole

MX176 is a good way to enjoy a relaxing ride

Cyclists praise the great balance of performance and all-day comfort, which allows them to ride through a mix of pavement and gravel and feel “no sore toes or aches or pain” at the end of the spin.

Lake MX176 side profile

The fit is also secure and snug enough, with sufficient room for the toes to splay, which makes this shoe comfortable to walk in.

The shoe's weight is noticeable on the foot

The Lake MX176 is not a lightweight shoe, so cyclists will definitely feel this on their feet. It weighs 405 grams per shoe, which makes this 19% heavier than the rest of the cycling shoe collection here at RunRepeat.

Lake MX176 low cut

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 405g
Use: Mountain, Cyclocross
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: BOA, Velcro
Features: SPD
Material: Nylon composite sole, Synthetic/Mesh upper
BRAND Brand: Lake

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