FIT PHILOSOPHY; ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.
Lake's mission is to make the best fitting and most comfortable high performance cycling shoes in the world.
We tailor the fit to the function of each shoe we make.The comfort and performance needs of cyclists depend not only on the type of riding they will be doing, but also on their gender and how hard they ride.This theory goes beyond materials and construction methods to the actual shape of the foot (the "last") around which a shoe is built to determine if a shoe meets a particular need.Instead of trying to create one or two foot shapes to fit every rider, we have created a variety of lasts to meet the needs of most riders. The following descriptions will help you choose the model that best meets your needs.
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Since 1982, Lake has been innovating new categories in the cycling shoe market. Mountain bike shoes did not exist until Lake produced the first shoe specifically designed to handle the rugged terrain and stiff enough not to cause foot fatigue. a category for cycling. There are not many companies that focus primarily on the foot, nor do they make shoes alone; however, Lake remains resolute in our focus, to make the most comfortable, best performing cycling shoe on the market.
We hope you will become a member of the family of Lake Shoe Supporters who will wear your cycling shoes long past their expiration date.
THE STORY OF THE LAKE
When you have a passion for cycling, as we do at Lake, it translates into a lifelong passion. It's in our blood, we're dedicated to cycling. We've ridden for hours in the trenches, endured the pain and graduated cum laude from the school of hard knocks.We've studied the shape of thousands of feet pedaling billions of circles. Designed and proven to be the most comfortable shoe in the peloton, you won't want to replace your worn out shoes, we hope you'll just want to buy another pair from Lake.
Lake was born in Evanston Illinois in 1982 and quickly became a household name for cycling shoes. As the sport grew in North America, so did its versatility and the demand for more styles. The MXZ303 (winter boot) was created because of a very cold climate that hit Lake's headquarters each year, the shores of Lake Michigan, where temperatures are possibly the coldest in North America.Many other innovative designs have emerged from Lake's shoe collections over the years. More recently, Lake was the first to design and produce the MX 331 Cyclocross-specific model and today it remains the "holy grail" of cyclocross shoes.
Our pride is born out of a simple fact, that we are first to market with many, if not most new developments in cycling shoes. Unlike most companies in the market, we have not been distracted by entering into different cycling product categories, we have stayed true to our core value and that is to produce the best fitting cycling shoe of the highest quality on the market.
WHAT MAKES A LAKE, A LAKE ?
The technologies and materials we use in our shoes make us unique, and we partner with some of the best-known brands in the industry to improve our already extensive R&D processes.
Packer Kangaroo Leather
Kangaroo leather, for Lake by Packer Leather, is the lightest, strongest and most durable natural leather, using multiple surface treatments to better protect and elevate your feet. Duratek treatment strengthens the leather and protects it from abrasion, and Microblok's antimicrobial treatment makes the leather uninhabitable to microbes and germs.
A premium leather with a classic look and incredible feel, leather ages beautifully while remaining breathable and naturally adapting to your foot.
Pittards® WR100 leather is a unique, highly water-repellent and breathable leather specially designed to maintain softness and suppleness over time. Used in our extreme condition shoes.
Extremely durable leather with unique and hard-wearing finishes, these leathers offer the great fit, feel and durability that Lake has built its reputation on.
Designed in Japan to mimic leather as closely as possible with many additional benefits. Up to 30% lighter than leather of the same thickness, fast drying and with great durability and surface finish.
Carbitex CX6, made in the USA from carbon fiber, has the highest tensile strength of any commercially available fiber, does not stretch and is manufactured in an exceptionally flexible form - allowing carbon fiber performance in soft applications.
NuFoam offers extreme breathability, lightweight performance, moisture management and antimicrobial properties all in one package-the perfect technical material for the world's most technical shoes.
SmartFabric Technology uses microencapsulated Phase Change Material (mPCM), which works at the microscopic level to maintain a constant skin temperature, acting as a buffer against the extreme temperatures generated during high activity. The result is cooler or warmer, depending on your body's needs, drier, less sweaty, more comfortable feet.
Syksol Premium Footbeds
Premium footbeds utilize our High Performance Insoles technology to create a superior footbed package. The combination of technical fabrics with ® function-specific sole design creates a footbed with long-lasting comfort and enhanced foot stability that is applicable in all footwear categories.
Vibram® is the world leader in rubber soles for extreme athletic pursuits. Our three exclusive Vibram® soles are the first in the cycling world and set a new standard for functionality and durability in cycling shoes.
BOA® Fit system
Lake's incredible fit comes from our unique pattern design, shoe lasts and material choices. The BOA® Fit system offers a precisely adjustable fit that distributes pressure evenly and eliminates hot spots. This system offers a similar level of fit and adjustability as in laces with the convenience of on-the-fly adjustment along with quick entry and exit. It is the first mechanical system to meet our high standards.