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Lake MX 401 Shoes

3/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $230.00

Product Description

  • Kangaroo leather and mesh upper
  • Dual (2) velcro strap closure w/laces
  • External premolded heel counter
  • Reflective material in heel
  • SPD compatible
  • Carbon fiber sole plate
  • Carbon rubber outsole

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    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by loganross a Cross Country Rider from Westchester, New York, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2009

    Strengths:    Excellent design, materials, craftmanship. Light with a very stiff heal yet breathable. Moldability.

    Weaknesses:    No good for anyone with more than the narrowest of feet or those that have low arches.

    Bottom Line:   
    All other things equal I would ahve loved to have kept these. I tried Sidi Dominator Megas (ok), Specialized S-Works (almost as good as the shimano but the tongue is too long and presses against my angle), and the Shimano MX series.
    I ordered the Lake MX401 one size larger than normal since there is no wide size offered. Even after molding, the arch was too painful for my flat feet. I ended up keeping the Shimano 310's which are also moldable (and less expensive than the Lake). This Lake shoe would be perfect if it were designed with a more neutral footbed to accomodate flatter feet. In the end it does not matter as Lake will no longer make the moldable 401 series for Mountain Biking starting in 2010.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stewart Air Force Base

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $498.00

    Purchased At:   Lake

    Similar Products Used:   Lake Mx-170 (my current shoe); Shimano MX-310 (the shoe I have just purchased)

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel EX 8

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