On Test: Lake CX401 Race Shoes

On Test: Lake CX401 Race Shoes

Lake Cycling CX401 race shoes When we pulled our test pair of Lake’s CX401 shoes out of the box we were struck by the beautiful pearl black and red color. These striking shoes are sure to catch any rider’s eye right away and Lake’s Custom Fit Carbon moldable carbon heel are designed to make these shoes fit anyone’s feet like a glove.

This year the Lake CX401′s have lost their Velcro strap and now fully-enclosed by the micro-adjustable Boa lacing system that make putting these on a snap and shave access weight. We can’t wait to get on the bike and take these performance shoes for a serious spin.

Besides traditional SPD-SL three-hole cleats, the CX401 are offered in a version that will accept Speedplay pedals.

Check back when Cycling Shoes Online features a comprehensive review of the Lake CX401 road shoes. The Lake CX401′s are Lake’s flagship shoe worn by Tour de France Champion Carlos Sastre and American-sprinting-sensation Tyler Farrar.

Lake Cycling has agreed to an exclusive distribution partnership with Veltec Sports to bring Lake Shoes to local bike shops across the US.

Veltec has long-offered cycling apparel and performance components to bike shops and done so with 25 years of experience in marketing and distribution to bicycle retailers.

Manfred Krikke, chief executive officer of Veltec Sports, is excited about the recent transformations in cycling footwear and recognizes that Lake has been inventive in new shoe designs “In the past couple of years, we’ve noticed a strong demand for the innovation and design that Lake Cycling Shoes offers,” Krikke said.

Lake Shoes can also be ordered directly online from their website.

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2 Responses to “On Test: Lake CX401 Race Shoes”

  1. CliveDS says:

    I have done a review of these on my blog, would be interested to see how opinions differ.

  2. Chris says:


    I read your review of the Lake CX401 and couldn’t agree more. I have yet to get even 50 miles on these shoes but I can feel the difference. I just “cooked” them today; I hope that makes even more of a custom feel. They are a tad bit roomy in the toe box for my taste, but I could not see going down even a half size (I wear a lake 46/US 11.5/12). That said, the Lake CX330s are very, very close to being as good as the 401s.

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