Introducing The New CX / MX 242 Cycling Shoe

Introducing The New CX / MX 242 Cycling Shoe

Written by Robert Thorpe


We’ve been at the forefront of cycling shoe development and design for over 40 years. In that time, we’ve always looked to the future, producing cycling shoes that aim to maximise rider comfort and performance. It’s in our DNA, and we recognise that not all feet are the same - in fact, they’re as unique as you. We also don’t like standing still; especially when we’ve got so many new ideas to develop – like our new 242 cycling shoe, for both road and off-road cycling. It takes our earlier 241 model and the separated side panels, to a whole new level, bringing in extra lateral support for your feet.  


We looked at the previous 241 model and introduced some new elements, whilst improving other key areas, to produce one of the most comfortable cycling shoes in the world – whatever your foot shape. Having problem feet is no fun, we understand that, and that’s ultimately why we have so many size options here at Lake.  

New Features

  1. A Wider Toe Box
  2. Releasable BOA Lace guides for all sizes
  3. More support at the instep and arch for improved foot stability


With these new additions, it’s a shoe that takes comfort and performance to a new level – especially for those feet that need a little extra care. It’s designed to benefit those riders with foot issues, such as bunions, deformation or an extremely narrow foot and who need a cycling shoe that will not beat up their feet. Instead, the new Lake 242 wraps the rider in comfort, giving them the endurance to stay on the bike for longer.


The shoe has separated panels on the full grain leather upper, another Lake Cycling innovation, which allow for fine tuning the pressure and the fit. These separated panels, and the Dual BOA Li2 Fit System allow the shoe to conform around the sensitive and painful areas of the foot, without the constraints and without the pain felt in ordinary cycle shoes.   

We also added a new Carbitex Omni Flex Carbon Fiber Stabiliser, to ensure that the foot is kept stable inside the shoe. This new addition, another change from the previous 241 means that the 242 shoe maximises power transfer to the pedal. A heat moldable heal, ensures that the shoe is literally wrapped around every part of your foot, giving the rider the perfect balance between comfort and performance. We like to think that the new Lake Cycling 242 shoe literally becomes a second skin for your hard-working feet. Best of all, there’s a version to support every cycling style, whether you ride road, gravel or mountain bike, with both the new CX 242 for roadies, and the MX 242 for those who want to ride the off-road trails.


Along with the pressure release zones on the upper, a carbon sole to lighten the shoe and to maximise power transfer and stability, as you tackle those steep climbs and tough tracks, the new Lake 242 cycling shoe takes your cycling comfort to a whole new level, on tarmac or on the trail - and that’s important to us here at Lake. Why not visit one of our specialist fitting centres at a Lake Cycling partner, and let Lake measure your feet. It’s definitely time for wrapping things up, so let Lake wrap your feet in comfort, with our new CX / MX 242 cycling shoe.

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  • Dave Jordaan

    If you live in Southern California your go to Lake dealer CyberCycleCoach has all 242 sizes available to try on. We will measure you and recommend and try on suitable size.

  • Martin

    Please make this shoe, where you have more space for the big toe to splay! Dont taper it please! It is the only thing missing – look at barefoot shoes from Freet. Make the same shape for your shoes, please!

  • Oli

    Still no white?? Also, per previous commenter, size chart?

  • Louisa

    Where is the size chart for cx 242 37 wide? Can’t find the difference in width between regular and wide.

  • Will

    I echo all comments. I have the CX242 and 241 in white plus the MX241 in Cameo now the MX242 in black. Please offer the MX242 in white too!!

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