Lake – Offroad Tri-Shoes

As I got the great opportunity to get a custom made offroad triathlon shoe from Lake Cycling, I am writing down a little test report.

  • MX 332 mountain bike base
  • TX 322 triathlon upper shoe

These two shoes got combined into one, with the great Lake’s SPD Compatible Bath Tub Rubber flat sole and the amazing Durable Microfiber upper with NuFOAM™ & Trek-Dry breathable, moisture wicking & antimicrobial lining combined with the 40mm hook & loop strap with fast transition forefoot L6 BOA closure.

With a profile specifically designed for very high-cadence riding & higher pressure, our Competition last features a more curved profile than the Sport last. The main differences include increased toe pitch & heel lift, a tighter heel & a slightly wider ball girth to allow the foot to expand under high pedaling pressures.

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Photo credits: Carel du Plessis

The first impression of this shoe is just amazing, the quality of the materials and how they are combined to a shoe was perfectly considered. With its very lightweight carbon sole and perfectly fitted upper part it is extremely competitive to other companies offroad Tri-shoes (at least there are a few now a days).

Photo credits: Raphael Lorenzi

After a couple of kilometers on the bike I can say, that the shape of the shoe fits perfectly, with its holes in the sole, incoming water from river sections runs out within seconds which is perfect for keeping the shoe light while competitions. Even Racing the Xterra Cyprus in them was fun as I didn’t get any blisters from riding without socks. The transition works perfectly, due to its big velcro fastener I was able to step in very easily, and even without closing the front part with its BOA-System, it was tight enough on the first bit of the course.

Photo credits: Carel du Plessis

This shoe is definitely the best I ever saw when it comes to Offroad-Triathlon competitions and I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a fast, light, durable and strong cycling shoe. More about the MX332 and the TX322 on their website, where you can also order your pair of cycling shoes.

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