Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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I have a pair of 2008 MXZ302s. One heel separated in that first season, and the other has not. I had it fixed at a local shoe repair shop. Lake sent me a few spare BOAs in compensation. I'm happy.
When I bought mine, I was wearing size 46 three-season cycling shoes, so I ordered the Lakes in size 48 wide. It was after they arrived that I remembered I wore 46s because the three-season shoes didn't come in wide. My current three-season shoes are 45. I could probably go with 44 wide, and I will order Lakes in that size when I wear these out.
Knowing this now, I should have ordered the MXZ302s in 46 or 47, but the 48s are okay. The BOAs tighten the boots enough that their pontoon size isn't an issue, well, except for toe overlap with the fenders.
The Lakes are warm enough that I don't have to add extra socks until well down into the teens. Even then I use a second pair of my regular socks, not extra thick winter wooly socks.
All said, the Lakes seem to run true to size, so I would suggest you go with whatever size your current winter hiking boots are. These will be as warm or warmer than your winter hikers, so let that be your guide.