The best cycling shoes in the business
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Lake are by far the best cycling shoes out there. I have owned 2 pairs of CX237, and now a pair of CX332 Wide.
The CX237 were excellent comfortable and stiff soled shoes. I recently parted with a relatively new pair that i had bough, because upon some professional advice i discovered I didnt actually have an unusually wide foot and didnt need all the room I thought I needed from the CX237.
So I ordered a pair of CX332 after consulting with one of the LAKE Team members. While I was waiting for my CX332's to arrive, i temporarily invested in a pair of Bont Vaypor+ shoes so i could continue riding. The Bonts are ok, they are the same lenmgth and width of the CX332 I ordered, and are made of the same Kangaroo upper, the Bonts however have a fully moldable sole made of a bucket type carbon tub.
I rode the Bonts 2-3 times and they didn't feel right. Even after I moulded them twice, there were sore spots. The cleat holes felt too far back and I had no room to move them up. The front of the shoe extended pretty far out and looking down at my feet it looked weird, sio affected how I rode.
The CX332 arrived yesterday, opening the box was like opening the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. The shoes are sleek and gorgeous. I was nervous as these were a signifcant investment. I loosed up the BOA's removed the paper stuffed inside them and slipped them on. Honestly, i dont know why i had any doubts. the moment when your toes go ionto their position and sit comfortably, no pressing against the front, no touching the sides or top, just perfection. The upper, although is the same as the Bonts, is just pure plush. A way better designed shoe. The CX332 is slimmer, so when I look down everything looks smart and sleek. the CX332 are about 5 mm shorter than the Bonts, even though the internal dimensions are the same, this means no hitting the front tyre with the front of the shoe.
Forget the rest, Lake are the best. Lake are the only shoes that cater for pretty much 90% of the feet out there. Most other shoes are built for slim feet. This is about 10% of the riders out there.
I am now selling my Bonts.
You will absolutely not regret buying these shoes, or any Lake shoes for that matter