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Lake shoe experience?(4 posts)

Lake shoe experience?Justride
Jun 1, 2002 9:46 AM
I am searching for a summer shoe to wear here in the Arizona desert. I have wide feet and wear Sidi megas in the winter but find them way hot for summer. I saw an ad for a lake shoe for wide feet that seems to have a lot of ventilation and is a light color. You would not believe how hot black shoes get in the desert sun. Any info on this brand would be helpful. Thanks!
re: Lake shoe experience?JBurton
Jun 1, 2002 10:08 AM
I used to have some Lake Mountain shoes. The model I had runs very narrow, so they may not be right for you. Also, I had a problem with the stitching on the velcro straps comming loose. It was easily solved with a trip to the shoe repair shop, though. I have a narrow foot with an extremely narrow heel. This is why I picked the Lakes. The heel seemed to fit my foot the best...or at least the best except for the regular Sidis, which were a bit expensive. Plus, the Lakes were on sale because that model was being discontinued.

Incidentally, you can get the white National Champ version of the Sidis in the new Energy model from Excel and various overseas vendors. I don't know if they come in the mega model, however. You might drop Excel a line.
re: Lake shoe experience?Scot_Gore
Jun 1, 2002 10:13 AM
I have a pair of Lake CX-125's. They are quality step down from the 201's. I don't have wide feet but I can tell from the fit that my shoe would work well with a wide foot. The combination of lacing under the over strap makes the shoe very adjustable for different kinds of feet and they have a large toe box.

From what I've seen of Lake's marketing stuff they appear to aim the 201's at the wide feet market, but I suspect all their shoes are about the same geometry. If you can confirm my suspicions take a look at the latest Performance Catalog, (or on-line), they have the CX-300 for $64.99. This is a carbon shoe and it's white.

BTW - help RBR remain viable and navigate to Performance via the Hot Deals link above.

Hope that helps.

re: Lake shoe experience?Fender
Jun 1, 2002 8:17 PM
I know what you mean by hot weather riding. I live in the Imperial Valley, and summer temps easily reach 115F + 30%-50% humidity. I also use Lake Shoes, but they are the CX100. Although they are covered with mesh all over, and are very, very cool to ride with, they are too narrow for me. When racing or doing long fast rides, my feet have actually gone numb. One time my feet hurt for two days after completing a 2 day stage race. When I bought them I thought that they would fit, but turns out they do hurt.