Evolving from the CX237, Lake has improved upon performance and durability, with its high-cadence riding favorite, the Lake CX238 Road Shoe.
Shaped for a better, more comfortable fit, the Competition last increases toe pitch and heel lift, allowing the foot to expand under high pedaling pressure. Supporting the shoe is Lake's Race carbon fiber sole, offering impressive stiffness and power transfer while remaining low in weight. To protect the shoe from premature wear, the full-grain leather upper boasts a panel at the heel and a rubber bumper at the toe, plus mesh panels for proper ventilation.
Designed for high-pressure riding, the Lake CX238's wider forefoot provides the relief you need to focus on the road ahead.
All sales are final, and not eligible for return or exchange.
CX/TX Competition Last – 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.
Lake Competition 100% Carbon Fiber Sole. Available in 3-hole cleat pattern.
Fullgrain Water Resistant Premium Leather and mesh with hook Lycra & Outlast heel lining. Helcor heel panel and rubber toe bumper helps protect the upper from scuffs and scratches. Outlast temperature regulating heel and tongue lining offers a luxurious foot feel, while maintaining a breathable, durable & firm grip to your foot.
*HiViz Yellow/Red Clarino Microfiber
Dual Side mounted Push/Pull IP1-S BOA lacing system with releasable lace guides
Check out our full size guide:
Looking for the ultimate online size guide? Check out our full size guide so you can hone in on the best shoe fit that Lake has to offer.
|LAST LENGTH / SHOE SIZE
(Add +5mm to your measured length)
|COMFORT PLUS WIDTH
MTB: MX201, MX169
|SPORT LAST WIDTHS
ROAD: CX176, CX177, CX145, CX146, TX213, CXZ176 (Wide Only)
MTB: MX176, MX177, MX168, MX1, MX145, MX146, MXZ176 (Wide Only)
|COMPETITION LAST WIDTHS
ROAD: CX218, CX219, CX238, CX241, CX242, CX1-C, TX223, TX322
MTB: MX218, MX219, MX238, MX241, MX242, MX1-C
|RACE LAST WIDTHS
ROAD: CX301, CX302, CX332, CX403 (Regular & Wide Only)
|WINTER LAST WIDTHS
MTB: MXZ200, MXZ400 (Wide Only), MXZ304
|Milimeters||EU||US Men's||US Women's||Regular||Regular||Wide||Regular||Wide||Regular||Wide||Extra Wide||Regular||Wide|
|224.5 - 227||36||4.5||5.5||92||85||87||83||78|
|230.5 - 234||37||5.5||6.5||94||87||88||85||80|
|234.5 - 237||37.5||6.0||7.0||88||89||85|
|237.5 - 240||38||6.5||7.5||96||89||90||87||82|
|240.5 - 243||38.5||6.75||7.75||90||91||87|
|243.5 - 246||39||7.0||8.0||98||91||99.76||92||104||88||97.8||100.24||84||100.2|
|246.5 - 250||39.5||7.5||8.5||99||92||100.76||93||105||88||98.8||101.24|
|250.5 - 253||40||7.75||8.75||100||93||101.76||94||106||89||99.8||102.24||86||101.2|
|253.5 - 256||40.5||8.0||9.0||101||94||102.76||95||107||90||100.8||103.24|
|256.5 - 260||41||8.5||9.5||102||95||103.76||96||108||91||101.8||104.24||88||103.2|
|260.5 - 263||41.5||9.0||10.0||103||96||104.76||97||109||92||102.8||105.24|
|263.5 - 266||42||9.5||10.5||104||97||105.76||98||110||93||103.8||106.24||90||105.2|
|266.5 - 270||42.5||9.75||11.0||105||98||106.76||99||111||94||104.8||107.24|
|270.5 - 273||43||10.0||11.5||106||99||107.76||100||112||95||105.8||108.24||92||106.7|
|273.5 - 276||43.5||10.5||107||100||108.76||101||113||96||106.8||109.24|
|276.5 - 280||44||11.0||108||101||109.76||102||114||97||107.8||110.24||94||108.2|
|280.5 - 283||44.5||11.5||109||102||110.76||103||115||98||108.8||111.24|
|283.5 - 286||45||11.75||110||103||111.76||104||116||99||109.8||112.24||96||110.7|
|286.5 - 290||45.5||12.0||111||104||112.76||105||117||100||110.8||113.24|
|290.5 - 293||46||12.5||112||105||113.76||106||118||101||111.8||114.24||98||112.2|
|293.5 - 296||46.5||13.0||113||106||114.76||107||119||103||112.8||115.24|
|296.5 - 300||47||13.5||114||107||115.76||108||120||103||113.8||116.24||100||114.2|
|303.5 - 306||48||14.0||115||109||116.76||110||122||105||115.8||118.24||102||116.2|
|309.5 - 313||49||14.5||116|
|313.5 - 316.5||50||15.0||118||113||120.76||114||126||108||119.8||122.24||106||120.2|
Very beautiful shoes that fit my slightly wide hobbit feet very well. The BOA system is very efficient in closing the shoe in a comfortable way. The upper leather has already endured two seasons of hard outside riding in all kinds of weather, although white-white probably wasn't the best choice. Shoes are wear resistant, but the white stains easily.
The only thing from a full five star review is the loose heal box. I might have made a mistake of going up a half size from the size chart recommendation, but I know I'm not the only one that experience a too wide and loose heal box. I need to tighten the shoe a tad too much in order not to feel heal slippage.
Went riding today with my new CX238s. Speed play pedals. No pain! These are hands down the best shoes I have ever had. Perfect fit out of the box. 45.5 (11) W was spot on. And to think, since they are leather, they will just get better. Good job guys and gals, I have happy feet for the first time in years.
After riding many years with sore feet, I finally found the shoes that let me ride comfortably all day.
The 238-x gives my wide feet the support and space they need. Thank you, Lake.
I have wide feet with high arches. The 238-X is the only shoe that fits well. The toe box size is perfect for my feet. Others, like Bont, use a synthetic upper. The 238's use kangaroo leather, which will naturally stretch and mould to your foot like a glove. When combined with G-8 insoles and Mid-Foot cleats, my hot foot disappeared.
I have smashed my wide-ish feet into a lot of uncomfortable shoes over the years. These aren't. They fit, and they're comfortable and efficient right out the box. That's never happened before. Tightened right, they feel like part of my foot. Awesome.
Product description is a problem. The wide CX238 is perceptibly wider than extra wide CX301.