CX/TX Sport – Lake again raised the bar for performance level cycling with the CX177. Feature for feature no other shoe can be compared to the CX177 in the same category.
Road Sport Fiberglass injected nylon outsole, only compatible with 3-bolt style road cleat and pedal systems.
What really makes the CX177 standout is it’s amazing Fiberglass injected Nylon sole. Lake’s Nylon sole is world famous for it’s uncompromising comfort and performance. No other injection nylon sole offers the same level of stiffness or comfort.
Clarino Microfiber & mesh upper. The CX177 features form fitting and durable microfiber and mesh upper with a comfortable and secure BOA® closure utilizing Carbitex tongue panels for reduced friction lace adjustment.
BOA® Fit System L6 dial. The L6 dial offers a precise, micro-adjustable fit, maximum impact protection and durability.
I have Morton's (Greek) toes, which means that my big toes are shorter than the second toes. Additionally, I have comparably wide feet and a slight bony bump on top of one of my big toe joints (beginnings of a bunion?). I tried the wide models in this price range from four different manufacturers, and these were the most comfortable shoes of them all. Why? 1) The toe box is wider and less pointed than on other shoes, resulting in less squish and no need to upsize even further. 2) Other shoes have metal velcro straps hooks or other stiff material in the area on top of the big toe joint, which causes pressure, rubbing and potentially nerve issues on bony protrusions. These are relatively soft in that area. And 3) Where my foot is widest on the outside (just behind the little toe), these shoes have some ventilation mesh, which lets the width of the shoes expand even a little bit further. Love it!