Lake CX401 Road Shoes
Lake CX401 Road Shoes
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Top Features of the Lake CX401 Road Shoes
Lake® shoes are constructed for both aspects of your ride. The part that wants beauty, and the part that demands strength.
- The CX401 - patent pending custom thermoform heel counter
- Klite Kangaroo leather/mesh upper
- Outlast® temperature regulating heel & tongue liner.
- 3K weave Custom Fit Carbon Fibre sole with ventilation.
- Available in a 3-hole or Speedplay® specific cleat pattern for use without adapters.
- Replaceable heel pad
- Side mounted Push/Pull BOA® lacing system
- Powerzone in the forefoot.
- Weight: (Size 42) 270g
- Cleats - 3 Bolt Look Type
Kangaroo leather, BOA® Closures, 100% Carbon soles and these are just the beginning. Lake shoes always strive for comfort. For durability. For strength.
BOA Lacing System
BOA micro-cable closure system provides a fine-tunable, evenly distributed closure that eliminates pressure points & hot spots. It is the first mechanical system to meet Lake’s exacting standards.
K-Lite kangaroo leather
K-Lite kangaroo leather, for Lake by Packer Leather, is the lightest, strongest & most durable natural leather. It utilizes multiple surface treatments to better protect & increase the comfort of your feet. Duratek treatment strengthens the leather & protects it from abrasion, & Microblok antimicrobial treatment renders the leather uninhabitable to microbes & germs.
About Road Shoes
Road racing cycling shoes are designed without compromise to provide optimum power transfer between your foot and the pedal, a good quality road cycling shoe is a wise investment for performance and weight saving and is often overlooked. High-tech materials and precision manufacture keep weight down and stiffness up, this means your rotational mass is lower and power transfer is higher, resulting in more forward momentum for your effort.
About the Lake brand
Lake has been a leader in bicycle shoes since 1982, and has produced bike shoes with one goal in mind-to let the rider focus on the ride! What sets Lake cycling shoes apart from other bicycle shoes is our Function Specific Design, as well as the use of the most advanced materials from around the world. Our flagship bike shoes are custom shaped for the ultimate fit, providing long-haul comfort for epic days.
Shoe Size Guide
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|US - Womens||5.5||6||6.5||7.5||8||9||10||10.5||-||-||-||-||-|
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|UK - Womens||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||-||-||-||-||-|
|European scales do not exactly match UK scales and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.|
Lake Shoe Sizing
|Please note that the US sizing does not match the size labels on 2009 and older models, please follow the Euro size for older models.|
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Magazine reviews for Lake CX401 Road Shoes
Review from road.cc
Lake's CX401 race shoes are expensive, there's no two ways about that, but they might just be the most comfortable you ever buy thanks to their custom fit.
When we say 'custom fit', we're not talking about moulding the insole or even heating the upper with a hair dryer, as you can with shoes from some other manufacturers. No, it's the carbon fibre sole that's shaped to your foot ?" or, more precisely, the section of the sole that wraps around the sides of the shoe to form the heelbox.
They can adjust things considerably so that the shoe holds your foot securely and, if necessary, the process can be repeated as many times as you like.
The uppers are made mostly from kangaroo leather which Lake reckon is the lightest, strongest and most durable leather out there. It might be ?" who knows? It certainly scores highly on all those counts. It's extremely soft and supple too, and is lined with an Outlast fabric that helps shift sweat and keep your feet comfortable. There's a fair bit of mesh on the toebox to let air in and several vents in the sole too.
Closure is handled by a Boa system over the padded tongue. You know all about Boa? Several manufacturers, including Specialized and Scott, use Boa laces on their high-end shoes, and Lake use them on a lot of their models. Essentially, it comprises a mega-strong line that's tightened by a dial-driven ratchet.
What are the advantages? It's light, it tightens evenly all the way up your foot, and it's easy to adjust on the fly. We're big fans. The only potential problem is that you can't separately control the tightness at different areas of the closure.
Huh? Say you found the Lakes a little loose down at the bottom of the closure; you couldn't tighten that bit without tightening the top section too. Well, that's not completely true. You kind of can. the lace guides allow you to double the loop at a couple of points, but you don't get as much adjustability for the different sections as you do with, say, a three-strap system. We had no problems on this front, but it's something to be aware of when you try on any shoes like this.
That little leather tab that reaches across the front of the tongue, by the way, doesn't help the Boa system with closure; it's there purely to give Lake a little extra advertising space.
Out on the road, I found these as comfortable as any bike shoes I've ever used, and I've used a lot of bike shoes. Lake offer them in Euro half sizes (42-48) and in a wide fit as well as the standard version. Along with the custom fitting, this means you're sure to get shoes that are absolutely right for your feet, and that's half the battle.
I've been wearing the CX410s for short rides, long rides and everything in between and they've felt great throughout, no hotspots, no heel slip, no pressure points... no nothing. They've kept my feet cool enough however hard I've been going, and the soles are really stiff so power transfer through to the pedals is spot on. We've really got nothing negative to say about the performance. Weighing in at 644g for the pair (size 46), they're pretty lightweight too.
You do need to bear in mind, though, that these are race shoes, not everyday shoes. You get a rubbery toe bumper and a tiny, replaceable heel strike pad, but there's really not much protection for the shiny carbon soles when you walk. The leather panels reach around to the bottom of the outsole up front too. They don't touch the ground when you have cleats fitted, but they're not far off. What we're saying is that you don't want to be clip-clopping around in these any further than is absolutely necessary... they're race shoes.
As well as a standard three-hole drilling, the CX410s are available with a Speedplay cleat pattern.
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