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Lake - MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe - Men's

Lake MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe - Men's

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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
full-grain leather, Helcor abrasion resistant leather panels, mesh
hook lycra heel
dual BOA L5
MX Competition last
Race carbon fiber, Mountain Race X rubber
Cleat Compatibility:
Recommended Use:
cross-country, cyclocross, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe

Sung fitting mountain bike shoes are wonderful for maximizing efficiency, but if they are a little too tight, they can start causing foot pain on longer rides forcing you to loosen the buckles and dials defeating the purpose of the tight fit. If you're looking for a pair of mountain bike kicks that give your feet a little more wiggle room but don't need to jump to a full wide last, the Lake's Men MX237 Endurance Cycling Shoe might be the ticket. Lake still instills its race-bred heritage into these shoes but optimizes the fit so your feet can still lay down the power 5-hours into a ride. Make no mistake, these shoes are still very much performance oriented, but thoughtful details increase the scope of these shoes from a 1:30 hour XC race to more epic endeavors. Dual Boa L5 closures offer refined tuning and the full grain leather upper breaks-in like a Barcalounger. The Helcor Abrasion resistant leather panels add durability over the standard MX237 giving these shoes a little more robustness in the backcountry and protection while scrambling up rocky hike-a-bikes, so they're likely to last as long as your favorite chair too.

What's key to the MX237's Endurance comfort is in part courtesy of Lake’s Competition last. It focuses your pedaling efforts on the ball of your foot, harnessing every watt into forwarding propulsion. Where it deviates from the 332's MX Race Last is the added room in the toe box giving your feet some much needed real estate, hours into your ride. Another area where the Endurance splits from the standard 237 is in the heel lining. Hook lycra makes an appearance and grips your socks with authority preventing heel slippage and further contributing to perfect pedaling. Lake’s stiff Race carbon fiber sole offers excellent pedaling efficiency and drops some grams and its covered with grippy Mountain Race X rubber sole for sure footing while off the bike. The resulting shoe is comfortable and highly efficient, both good things if you a looking at longer rides.

Boa closures are almost ubiquitous on every higher-end cycling shoe, and for good reason. They offer easy fine-tuning and stay tight throughout your entire ride. Having one at the top of the shoe and midfoot allows you to easily adjust tension independently on the forefoot and the heel, so you can lock down your heel, without having to over-tighten the rest of the shoe. This encourages a near custom fit that offers better blood flow and greater comfort. Mesh panels on the side and tongue maximize cooling airflow and are appreciated on hot, humid days. These Lake MX237 Shoes are available in sizes starting at 37 and going up to a massive 50 and in the colors Black/Black, Camo Forest, Enduro Brown, Red/Black, and Orange/Black.

  • A comfortable fitting shoe with durable features
  • Full grain leather uppers for durability and fit
  • Race Carbon sole adds efficiency and drops grams
  • Competition last offers a roomier toebox
  • Two-bolt cleat compatibility for mountain pedals
  • Dual-boa closure offers independent adjustment and fine-tuning

Best Shoes. Ever?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45.5

I purchased these after several weeks of agonizing on what new shoes to buy. I primarily race endurance races and mix in a few XC races. The big selling point for me is the wider toe box. The dual BOA and carbon soles were also key features that I was looking for.

I used these out of the box in a 50 mile MTB race and was pleasantly surprised. I followed this up with a 6 hour training ride and the NUE Lumberjack 100. They are so nice, I am looking to get a second pair.

Best shoes ever? Yes in my opinion.

A bit of advice if buying: follow the Lake foot measurement guide carefully.

Stiff! And comfy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 44.5

I already ride a pair of Lake road shoes and ordered the same size. Although the last looks the same these ran a good half size bigger. Swap was easy peasy and I love these just like my others. The only shoes I’ve found that I don’t have to jam my wide forefoot into and suffer until they break in or stretch out. Plenty of room in the toe box. You won’t mind the price at all if you have wider than average feet.

If you want some toe wiggle room!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

If you have higher volume, to slightly wide feet you will love this shoe! My feet, as it turns out, are very much average in width. I went to Lake's website and followed their sizing guide, going through the trouble of measuring my footprint. I even took out my digital caliper to measure the width of my forefoot under different cycling specific stresses. For your reference my footprint while seated measured 282.6mm in length, while the width varied from about 105 to 107mm at the extremes. While not part of their sizing guidelines, but maybe useful to you, the circumference of the widest part of my forefoot is 276mm. Lake's sizing guide placed me in a 45.5 to a 46, and I was right on the fence between their wide and standard shoes. I emailed their sales staff, and they got back to me promptly. Their recommendation was that I choose the standard width shoe over their wide shoes if I'm choosing anything other than their high end race fit shoes. It was good advice, as I followed that up with a purchase of their road CX237's in a 46 standard. They fit perfectly! So I purchased these MX237 Endurance shoes in size 46 for my mountain biking habit. I wouldn't say they are significantly wider by any means, but they have noticeably more volume through out, but especially in the toe box. If you have normal width feet and want a shoe you can wear a thick winter sock with, this is it! For me, there is just a bit too much bunching in the toe box when I cinch them down to race mode! But keep in mind, this is a foot volume issue, you could have the same width and length measurements as me, but a different volume. As much as one eighth inch of overlap on both sides of the midline when I really crank down. I can certainly live with it, the toe wiggle room is lovely after all!

My only complaint that I hope Lake takes to heart is that their BOA shoes would be perfect, with a little reinforcement behind the upper BOA laces. A little extra padding or a thicker material to distribute the tension of that upper lace across the top of the foot would be a welcome improvement. It's easy to back off the upper BOA as they are two way adjustable. The lower BOA is perfect and you can tighten it to your liking without feeling the laces, this is a saving grace for the shoe, if I felt those lower laces I'd return them ASAP.

As for walk-ability, the rubber has nice grip, it is just soft enough to actually grip the rock. I always felt like the rubber on my Giro MTB shoes was much too hard for good traction. On the down side, the sole is too stiff for a normal walking gait. You will definitely have heel lift especially with that upper BOA loosened to a comfortable spot. This is a compromise though, as it makes it a much better performer for pressing on the pedals!

Finally, the camo color is very cool in person! If you're tempted, give them a try, you won't regret it, Lake shoes are beautiful!

Almost great, but didn't work for me

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 47

These are very well crafted shoes that fit great and are very comfortable.

Unfortunately, they have a fatal flaw (for my foot): The way the upper BOA wraps around the instep and ankle leads it to dig into the front of my ankle. Unlike many shoes with a traditional tongue, these have the upper actually wrap around the inner ankle. The "pulley" that receives the upper BOA lace makes contact with the tendon on the front of my ankle, causing painful chafing.

This is a real bummer, as otherwise the fit is fantastic. Try these on if you can; but for this issue they'd be a winner!

A note on fit: these are a good deal wider than Sidi/Fizik/Giro. I'd put them between standard and "mega" Sidis. Not a bad thing, but if you're used to narrow race-fit they might feel wide.

Hello Andrew,

Thanks for the review!! I'm bummed these didn't work out for you, but please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with the return, or if you have any other questions for shoe fit!

Awesome...If They Had Size 49

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I would love to own pair of these. Nothing fits like genuine leather, and these are top-grain leather, not pleather or action leather or any other leather-ish stuff. But alas! Lake only makes sizes 39 through 48, then 50, skipping size 49! (My size.) Furthermore, backcountry doesn't have any size bigger than 47. All I can do is keep pestering Lake and backcountry, until they get what I need. Thus this review.