We’ve just received a pair of Lake’s CX236C cycling shoes to test. They sit midway in the company’s range and retail at £149.99.
For that you get a soft, full grain leather upper, with mesh vents and a molded, vented heel counter for protection and stability at the back of the shoe.
The sole is 100 per cent carbon fibre, and is available with a three-hole drill pattern, or four holes for riders who use Speedplay pedals.
The shoes use a BOA closure system, with cables that snake up the tongue and along the top of the shoe, adjusted at the back by turning the dial clockwise. Pull the dial out, away from the shoe, to release the laces and remove your foot.
The BOA system aims to provide an secure fit, with pressure spread evenly across the foot, rather than pinched where there’s a buckle or Velcro strap, while minor on-the-bike adjustments should be a breeze.
Two colours are available – white or black – and sizes range from 41 to 48, with regular and wide fits on offer.