Lake CX160 road shoe review

Lake's entry into the market with the CX160 at £79.99

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The solid nylon sole means it can get a little warm underfoot but it’s a minor criticism that can be easily overlooked.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Secure

Reasons to avoid
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    Heaviest on test

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    Get a little hot

Lake’s entry-level shoes might be the heaviest on test, but then they’re also among the few brands that use real hide.

The leather uppers are neatly stitched with soft mesh areas for ample ventilation and feature a soft inner that really cossets around the ankle and heel.

As with the DMT and Pearl Izumi shoes, Lake has opted to forgo the usual ratchet top strap in favour of three broad Velcro straps that pull tight through strong metal loops to give a comfortable but secure fit.