Lake CX236 Cycling Shoe

Lake Cycling’s latest road-biking shoe, the to-be-released CX236, incorporates a Boa PowerZone closure to allow quick adjustments with a tiny snaking cable instead of Velcro or buckle clamps.

While it doesn’t come out until this winter, the company’s only new road biking shoe for 2010 has a leather and mesh upper designed to breathe well. It has a vented carbon fiber sole that has holes in the bottom to breath. The carbon decreases weight (which has yet to be released) while providing ample rigidity.

Boa PowerZone closure

The Boa dial is at the rear of the shoe to eliminate bulk up front. The shoe will be available in black and white and can accommodate three-hole or Speedplay pedal cleats.

Lake CX236

Unlike many other road biking shoes, the CX236 comes in variable widths.

The CX236 shoes will be available for $210 in February or March. www.lakecycling.com

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.