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CX330 C Lake Shoes

Old 05-29-07, 01:00 PM
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CX330 C Lake Shoes

Anyone own or know someone that ownes a pair of these shoes? I am thinking about getting a pair and would love to hear some feedback...

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Old 05-29-07, 07:56 PM
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I'd also have a look at the Shimano SH-R300, it thermo mouldable if you want it to be.
Can be had for a similiar price to the lake cx 330 shoes on ebay, its Shimano's version of the lake cx 400 but cheaper.
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Old 05-29-07, 08:15 PM
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The folks at Bicycling Magazine seem to like them. https://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...5865-1,00.html
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I was about to post a thread on this but will instead revive this one.

Anyone had experiences with these shoes over the past year and a half? Any comments on how wide/narrow they fit? How do you like the Boa closure system?

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Old 06-08-09, 01:13 PM
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bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 06-08-09, 01:20 PM
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The folks at Bicycling Magazine seem to like them. https://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...5865-1,00.html
Has Bicycling Magazine ever seen a product they didn't like?
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I have these. AWESOME shoes and the boa closure system is extremely handy and has worked real good. Good ventilation. Pretty wide fit, wider than my Shimanos in the shoebox. The only bad side I can think of is that there are no rubber grips in soles (they just got plastic/CF "nubs"), but has not mattered for me because I have no need to walk in these shoes.
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Old 06-10-09, 07:42 PM
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i have a slightly wide foot and it took a while for the sidi's to break in and fit my foot as they have a narrow toe box- the wide sidi's are too wide for me.

hopefully, this will fit the bill.


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Old 06-11-09, 08:15 AM
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Sorry I saw this late... here is my post on them. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/483934-lake-cx330-c-shoes.html

I guess I've had them since November now... I need to update that thread for anyone searching for them. They have been great shoes! I love them and they fit just like you're looking for. They're wide, but not mega wide like the Sidi megas. The leather they use just get better with time too. I even bought the mountain version now for the cyclocross season this fall!
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Old 06-11-09, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by dago View Post
i have these. Awesome shoes and the boa closure system is extremely handy and has worked real good. Good ventilation. Pretty wide fit, wider than my shimanos in the shoebox. The only bad side i can think of is that there are no rubber grips in soles (they just got plastic/cf "nubs"), but has not mattered for me because i have no need to walk in these shoes.
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Old 06-11-09, 10:23 AM
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I will have a pair of them tomorrow and am glad to hear the good feedback. Colorado Cyclist is selling them for $159.99 right now.
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I've had mine for several months and love 'em. Nothing softer than the kangaroo hide. Good ventilation. Good heel grip. Nice and light. Good closure system (though the tongue often gets pinched when I tighten them).
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I see these shoes on sale in several places and am curious about them. I see several reports that they are fairly wide, which is what I am looking for. Can anyone else confirm this? Thanks!!!
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Old 07-08-09, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by wirelessness View Post
I see several reports that they are fairly wide, which is what I am looking for.
Can anyone else confirm this?
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Pretty wide fit, wider than my Shimanos in the shoebox.
Originally Posted by bryceepoo View Post
Sorry I saw this late... here is my post on them. https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=483934

They're wide, but not mega wide like the Sidi megas.
confirm?
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Old 07-09-09, 06:36 AM
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I've been riding them for the past month, bought from the good Coloradocyclist clearance sale.

I went by the size chart and ordered a 46 which they say is an 11-1/2 to 12. In dress shoes I'm usually a 12D, although sometimes find a larger size 12 to be a bit loose...so I leaned to the smaller direction.

They're a bit wider than the Shimano MTB shoes I have, but I don't know if that's a perfect comparison.

They do have a slightly wider forefoot in proportion to most bike shoes I've owned. Given the lacing system really pulls the foot into the heel cup and supports it from the top and bottom rather than the sides, this does give your foot more room to expand and is very comfortable.

Conclusion: I wouldn't say they're really a wider shoe, but are designed that way for more comfort on a normal width foot. That being said, a person with a slightly wider foot might still find the extra width to be a plus. If I really had a wide foot I think I'd want a shoe designed for it.

Otherwise, I love the shoes. My only concern is with the BOA, but functionally it really works well.

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Old 08-14-09, 09:00 AM
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Great shoes, light weight, nice closure system, rigid carbon fiber soles, and currently they are on sale as much as half-price at several suppliers. I purchased a pair to replace my Sidi's. Compared to the Sid's, the same size in Lake is comfortably wider. Surprisingly the length of the Lake shoes measures slightly longer, but I'm experiencing some toe pressure (shoes too short?) in the new Lake shoes that wasn't in the same size Sidis. I'm hoping that with use the shoes will stretch slightly as they're made of kangaroo leather to relieve this pressure. Has anyone experienced some stretch in the Lake shoes after breaking in the leather?
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Old 08-14-09, 12:58 PM
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stretch

I'm hoping that with use the shoes will stretch slightly as they're made of kangaroo leather to relieve this pressure.
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Old 08-14-09, 01:06 PM
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I have these shoes and they've been great. Stiff, well ventilated, and I love the BOA closure. When I got them I couldn't get them tight enough so I email BOA about possible solutions. BOA got back to me within 24 hours and told me how to trim the nylon lacing and reduce slack. The 08 model can be found very cheap. I'd recommend them.

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Old 08-14-09, 06:07 PM
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I just picked up a pair last week from Nashbar. I used that 30% off and got these (not my picture, but same shoe) in white for $115. I ordered new Speedplay cleats and will mount them. The fit is spot on and they feel comfortable on. Time will tell once I get them on the road, but the BOA closure is pretty cool. For the price I paid, they are the best deal for carbon sole road shoe around. I got the white because I am so tired of black shoes.

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Old 08-17-09, 06:34 PM
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I emailed Customer Service at Lake Shoes with this question on Friday and on Monday received a reply. They said the Kangaroo leather is very supple and will conform to a riders foot shape after the short break-in period. That's my reason for purchasing a leather constructed shoe as my Sidi's make out of Lorica, are supportive but the synthetic material does't mold to your foot shape in the same way as leather will. Lake warned against using conditioner so as not to make the leather too flexible.
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Old 08-21-09, 07:29 AM
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I have both black and white. I have wide feet and usually have to order a size up to accommodate..

These Lakes fit perfectly right out of the box. I have used them for 3 months now, and love'em.

The BOA system is great!
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Old 08-21-09, 08:25 AM
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Has Bicycling Magazine ever seen a product they didn't like?
You do mean a potential advertiser don't you? However they seem to hate Tektro.
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