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This is a Lake CX332 review.
You will learn whether these road cycling shoes are worth your attention or you should look elsewhere.
Below, you learn why.
Lake CX332 Pros & Cons
I found the following pros & cons of Lake CX332.
Lake CX332 Pros
- Upper made from kangaroo leather
- Stiff yet comfortable
- Available in 3 widths
- Available in multiple colors
- Available for 4-hole cleats
- 2 BOA dials for precise fastening
- Replaceable heel
Lake CX332 Cons
- They could be lighter (522g/pair, size 42)
- They could be better ventilated
- Sole curvature and thickness require compensating for the higher stack by increasing your saddle height
Lake CX332 Summary
The Lake CX332 are high-end road cycling shoes with the upper made from kangaroo leather.
The leather stretches around your feet over time, providing excellent comfort.
The fastening system consists of 2 BOA dials that ensure a tight and precise fit. As a result, you won’t experience excessive pressure or hotspots on your forefoot.
You can also mold the carbon heel cups for an even better fit. I also recommend using cycling insoles.
The upper is perforated to provide ventilation, but it’s not as effective as on Giro Imperial shoes, for example.
The Lake CX332 shoes are perfect for riders with wide feet because they are available in 3 widths (standard, wide, and extra wide). See the sizing section for more info.
Another downside for some riders could be the sole curvature and thickness. If you are sensitive to your bike fit, you will have to adjust your saddle because of the increased stack.
They also could be lighter. Yes, they are lighter than most Sidi’s, but a weight under 500g/pair would be nice.
Lake CX332 Sizing
The following table shows the sizing for Lake CX301, CX302, CX332, and CX403 road cycling shoes.
|Shoe length||Width (mm)|
|224.5 - 227||36||83|
|230.5 - 234||37||85|
|234.5 - 237||37.5||85|
|237.5 - 240||38||87|
|240.5 - 243||38.5||87|
|243.5 - 246||39||88||97.8||100.24|
|246.5 - 250||39.5||88||98.8||101.24|
|250.5 - 253||40||89||99.8||102.24|
|253.5 - 256||40.5||90||100.8||103.24|
|256.5 - 260||41||91||101.8||104.24|
|260.5 - 263||41.5||92||102.8||105.24|
|263.5 - 266||42||93||103.8||106.24|
|266.5 - 270||42.5||94||104.8||107.24|
|270.5 - 273||43||95||105.8||108.24|
|273.5 - 276||43.5||96||106.8||109.24|
|276.5 - 280||44||97||107.8||110.24|
|280.5 - 283||44.5||98||108.8||111.24|
|283.5 - 286||45||99||109.8||112.24|
|286.5 - 290||45.5||100||110.8||113.24|
|290.5 - 293||46||101||111.8||114.24|
|293.5 - 296||46.5||103||112.8||115.24|
|296.5 - 300||47||103||113.8||116.24|
|303.5 - 306||48||105||115.8||118.24|
|309.5 - 313||49|
|313.5 - 316.5||50||108||119.8||122.24|
*Add +5mm to your measured length to get the correct shoe length.
To choose the correct size, follow the Lake sizing guide.
Lake Road Cycling Shoes Lineup Explained
Lake offers multiple shoes (CX) ranging from entry-level to premium.
The CX1xx line starts at around $170. The upper of these shoes is made of Clarino Microfiber. They only have one BOA dial and nylon sole and are not heat moldable.
The CX2xx line ranges from around $240 to $380. These mid-range shoes feature 2 BOA dials, are lighter, have carbon soles are heat moldable.
The CX3xx and 4xx lines are similar to the CX2xx line. I didn’t find many differences except their lower weight and higher price, which ranges from $370 to $560.
Lake CX 332 are high-end road cycling shoes that you can heat-mold at home to ensure the best fit possible.
They are available in three widths and are popular among riders with wide feet.
With proper care, these shoes will last you for years, thanks to their Kangaroo leather upper.
Furthermore, it will stretch and wrap your feet like a glove, providing excellent comfort.
The only main disadvantages of these shoes are their higher price and worse ventilation compared to some alternatives.
They also have a higher stack because of the shoe curvature and sole thickness, so you will need to compensate it with the saddle height.
Product picture source: lakecycling.com