Home | Reviews | Shoes | Lake

Lake MX236 Shoes

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Lake MX236 MTB Shoes 2011. Shoes MTB. ?Upper: Full grain leather and mesh with a molded, vented heel counter. ?Outsole: Lake Race 100% Carbon Fiber Sole with Mountain Race X real rubber sole with Mudstuds. ?Closure: Heel Mounted Push/Pull BOA lacing system with powerzone in the forefoot.

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Thomas Røhme a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2013

Strengths:    I have had my shoes for two years and have been fairly happy with them. They are stiff yet ok to walk in. They fit my narrow feet (usually an issue). The BOA laces are easy to adjust while riding.

Weaknesses:    As other reviewers have posted the BOA lacing is not perfect. The lace is coated with a thin layer of plastic which wears of after about 6 months of heavy use. You can buy spare laces however. Apart from this the shoes are still in great shape.

Bottom Line:   
All in all I recommend the shoes, even though the laces require periodic replacement.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by josh

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2012

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    BOA lace system is terrible, Stack height of shoes is excessive, heavy, heal slips etc...

Bottom Line:   
Bought these on Chainlove for a decent price. They were the correct size and fit fine. Despite them being the correct size, I could never get them tight enough to feel secure. This shoe's weakness all boils down to the BOA lace system: an answer to a question no one was asking...unnecessary complexity....another failure point added to your ride. Who would ever think clamping thin steel cables down on to the veins of your foot was a good idea? You cannot selectively tighten areas that need more tension either...everything gets the same tension. Velcro or straps are far superior: you can adjust pressure on different parts of your feet, there is a wider contact area to reduce a "biting" sensation on the top of your foot etc... I would spend five minutes trying to get these shoes tight enough and still my heel would lift out of the back, yet my foot seemed to be the perfect size for the shoe. The stack height is excessive too. Try and wear these for cyclocross and your likely to trip over every barrier, very cumbersome and no sensation of the ground. Finally, my foot got trapped in one shoe because the BOA lacing system apparently broke internally...they feel very cheap. I do not recommend at all.

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating