About Lake Cycling CX170 Road Cycling Shoes - 3-Hole (For Women)
Closeouts. Enjoy the comfort of a breathable, durable and form-fitting Action Leather upper with the convenience of a quick-fitting BOA micro-cable lacing system in Lake Cycling's CX170 road cycling shoes.
Three-hole compatible with optional SPD compatibility
Action leather upper is breathable, water-resistant, durable and form-fitting
Heel-mounted BOA lacing system snugs the fit with the twist of a dial
Reviewed by seattleskichic from seattle, wa on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The BOA lacing is great concept - mostly seen in other brand of more expensive shoes - but after a dozen times wearing them, I could start to feel discomfort from feeling the lacing through the padded tongue and onto the top of my foot. I like to ride fast and climb, so I do tend to lace my bike shoes firmly for optimal power transfer. Perhaps for leisure use, one would not have the same issue as me, as a looser lace tension may not be problematic.
Also, I find the heel area near the achilles tendon is cut too high, I got irritation there. I guess it is to accomodate the BOA dial. This design flaw however can be remedied by lifting the inner sole and placing an inexpensive drug store heel lift under it.
As for the sizing, I'm a US size 6 and the size 36 was absolutely the right choice (NOTE that the website indicates size 36 = US size 5). I got the silver with black accents - it looks classy just like the photo.