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Creating shoes that fit: that's our specialty. With our size charts, shoe lasts and fit matrix, we think you can find the perfect shoe for your foot.

How you can get the most out of our size guide.

We get it, sizing shoes online is hard. The best way, undeniably, to get the best fit is always to try the shoe on in person. With that in mind, if you have close access to one of our stores – see our store locator here – we recommend trying on a few pairs to hone in on your sizing.

Assuming you don’t have access to a store, our guide here is the best way to ensure a good fit for a Lake Cycling Shoe.


  1. Get an accurate measurement of your foot. See our guide for measuring your foot here.
  2. With an accurate measurement in hand, review our Sizing Chart page.
  3. Want to go a little more in-depth? Check out our Fit Matrix page that helps you hone in on nuances about your foot relative to others.
  4. Finally, check out our list of shoe lasts that we use while modeling and producing our shoes. If you’ve worn Lake Cycling shoes in the past, this could be a great way to hone in on a shoe that you know will fit.


Disclaimer: This size guide is for reference and for best fit. Trial and error fitting may be necessary for proper comfort. Perfect sizing through online 2 dimension sizing is not guaranteed. Shoe sizing is not a perfect science as we all have unique foot dimensions. These variables in foot shape are individual to each of us and may require sizing up or to a wider shoe. In some cases that are not easily measured without having in-person interaction.

Step 1

Tips for accurate foot measurement

  • Take your foot measurement in a standing position while wearing your cycling socks.
  • Please obtain a 3 digit millimeter measurement.
    • example: 267mm or 26.7cm will provide the correct amount of data.
    • Two digit measurements, like “26cm”, does not provide enough data to determine size.


  • Step 1: Trace your foot onto a sheet of paper. After you trace your foot take a ruler and make a line to mark the furthest point on all four sides as shown below.
  • Step 2: Length measurement (Points 1 to 2 as shown below). Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the longest distance from heel to longest toe (first or second toe).
  • Step 3: Width measurement (Points 3 to 4 as shown below). Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the widest distance of foot from side to side.
  • Step 4: Repeat steps for other foot as your feet may be different sizes. Typically you will want shoes that accommodate your largest foot the most comfortably.
Video Guide

Step 2

LAST LENGTH / SHOE SIZE (add +5mm to your measured length to get correct
shoe length)


ROAD: CX176, CX145, TX213, CXZ176 (Wide Only)
MX176, MX168, MX1, MX145, MXZ176 (Wide Only)

ROAD: CX218, CX238, CX241, CX1-C, TX223, TX322
MX218, MX238, MX241, MX1-C

ROAD: CX301, CX332, CX403 (Regular & Wide Only)

MTB: (Wide Only) MXZ200, MXZ400

MilimetersEURegularRegularWideRegularWideRegularWideExtra WideRegularWide
224.5 - 227369285878378
230.5 - 234379487888580
234.5 - 23737.5888985
237.5 - 240389689908782
240.5 - 24338.5909187
243.5 - 24639989199.76921048897.8100.2484100.2
246.5 - 25039.59992100.76931058898.8101.24
250.5 - 2534010093101.76941068999.8102.2486101.2
253.5 - 25640.510194102.769510790100.8103.24
256.5 - 2604110295103.769610891101.8104.2488103.2
260.5 - 26341.510396104.769710992102.8105.24
263.5 - 2664210497105.769811093103.8106.2490105.2
266.5 - 27042.510598106.769911194104.8107.24
270.5 - 2734310699107.7610011295105.8108.2492106.7
273.5 - 27643.5107100108.7610111396106.8109.24
276.5 - 28044108101109.7610211497107.8110.2494108.2
280.5 - 28344.5109102110.7610311598108.8111.24
283.5 - 28645110103111.7610411699109.8112.2496110.7
286.5 - 29045.5111104112.76105117100110.8113.24
290.5 - 29346112105113.76106118101111.8114.2498112.2
293.5 - 29646.5113106114.76107119103112.8115.24
296.5 - 30047114107115.76108120103113.8116.24100114.2
303.5 - 30648115109116.76110122105115.8118.24102116.2
309.5 - 31349116
313.5 - 316.550118113120.76114126108119.8122.24106120.2

Step 3

The Fit Matrix is to help explain the difference between Lake models and how our collection is designed to fit various foot shapes. The chart is for reference only. Trying and buying shoes with your local dealer is recommended.

Step 4

Shoe lasts are like a template used by shoe manufacturers to ensure consistency and accuracy in shoe production. Lake Cycling has a variety of shoe lasts built for a variety of conditions. Read more below on each. 

MX Comfort

Our Comfort last is designed to provide foot control while pedaling without restricting the foot during off-bike activities. With a feel similar to traditional athletic shoes, this is an excellent choice for commuting, on & off trail sport rides & gentle terrain trekking.

MX Sport

This last features a larger, more roomy toe-box than our Comfort last while providing increased foot control through the heel & saddle of the foot. The resulting fit is designed for aggressive riding while remaining comfortable to wear all day. Ideal for couriers, adventure cyclists & anyone else who wears their cycling shoes for long periods of time.

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MX Competition

Featuring a larger toe box & tighter heel than the Comfort last and with slightly more overall volume than the Sport last. Exceptionally secure for hard riding/racing with enough room in the toe box to prevent binding when running up inclines or negotiating a hike-a-bike section. Designed for performance riding & racing.

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MX Race

Featuring a slightly narrower toe box & tighter heel than the Competition last and less overall volume than the Sport last. Designed for a slimmer fit & most suitable for racing.

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CX/TX Sport

The higher cadence & longer ride times which characterize road cycling require excellent foot control to avoid hot-spots & numbness. With a much closer fit than any of our off-road lasts, our Sport last cradles the foot securely to prevent any unwanted movement. This last features a precisely fitted toe-box, high arch & mid width ball girth.

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CX/TX Competition

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.

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CX/TX Race

Featuring a slightly narrower toe box & tighter heel than the Competition last and less overall volume than the Sport last. Designed for very high-cadence riding & higher pressure and a slimmer fit.

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With a much wider & taller toe box than our traditional lasts, the Winter last allows the foot to maintain proper circulation even when thicker socks are worn. Our winter last is the standard for winter cycling footwear.

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Winter Extreme

This last features our largest & tallest toe-box for ultimate insulation in extreme winter conditions. The Winter Extreme last allows the foot to maintain proper circulation even when thicker socks are worn. What’s unique about our last is the cycling specific heel, instep and arch shape that still maintain proper conforming fit to keep your foot securely in place while riding or walking without the need to over tighten. Our Winter Extreme last continues to forge ahead to comfort and warmth for winter cycling footwear.

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