It’s Footgear Friday today, as we take a look at some of the new kicks recently released by cycling shoe companies. While we already previewed the top-of-the-line Sidi Tiger, today we’ve got looks at new cyclocross-worthy shoes from Lake, Garneau and Scott. First up this morning is Lake Cycling.

Lake Cycling brings many options for the offroad cyclist, from the top-shelf $350 MX332 up top to the $99 MX80 (not shown). © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling brings many options for the offroad cyclist, from the top-shelf $350 MX332 up top to the $99 MX80 (not shown). © Cyclocross Magazine

Everyone Is Cinderella with the Lake MX241 Endurance

Lake Cycling has been making cycling shoes for over 35 years and the brand’s reputation for quality shoes, especially for extreme weather conditions, is well-known. While we’ve previously covered the company’s MX332 Super Cross shoe and MX237 gravel-oriented shoes at Magura Camp and at Sea Otter 2016, at the recent Sea Otter Classic, we got an up-close look at Lake’s latest offering, the MX241 Endurance, a shoe that falls between the top-shelf MX332 and the MX237.

Lake Cycling's new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe comes in black or blue/gold and retails for $350. The name suggests that it should be a comfortable gravel shoe, or help you double up on race day. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling’s new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe comes in black or blue/gold and retails for $350. The name suggests that it should be a comfortable gravel shoe, or help you double up on race day. © Cyclocross Magazine

The MX241 Endurance is labeled by the company “the world’s most adjustable shoe.” With two available widths, two BOA IP1 dials and a moldable heel cup, the MX241 was designed to be highly adjustable by the rider to really dial in the fit—all but eliminating heel slip, pressure points or low-volume feet swimming in the shoe with the enclosure bottomed out.

While many shoes offer two Boa dials, the MX241 uses abrasion-resistant Helcor leather and a mesh structure under the dials to eliminate pressure points.

Lake Cycling's new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe opens wide for any foot size, but still comes in a wide option. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling’s new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe opens wide for any foot size, but still comes in a wide option. © Cyclocross Magazine

The heel cup is heat moldable for a custom fit. Five minutes at 200 degrees is all you need to soften it up.

Lake Cycling's new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe sits above the MX237 Super Cross and below the MX332 but beats both in fit adjustment options including a heat moldable heel cup. Five minutes at 200 degrees is all you need. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling’s new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe sits above the MX237 Super Cross and below the MX332 but beats both in fit adjustment options including a heat moldable heel cup. Five minutes at 200 degrees is all you need. © Cyclocross Magazine

Natural rubber is used for the sole and toe guard, with carbon to keep things stiff. Toe spikes are optional, but unlike the MX332 there are no big metal cleats.

The MX241 Endurance from Lake Cycling is available in two colors (black and blue/gold) with a retail price of $350.

Lake Cycling's new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe offers big, thick lugs around the cleats, but will they impede mud shedding? Stay tuned as we await our test pair.There are optional toe spikes, but it does not come with the big metal cleats found on the MX332. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling’s new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe offers big, thick lugs around the cleats, but will they impede mud shedding? Stay tuned as we await our test pair.There are optional toe spikes, but it does not come with the big metal cleats found on the MX332. © Cyclocross Magazine

The shoe should be available this summer before cyclocross season. Stay tuned as we hope to compare the MX241 and MX332 Super Cross.

More info: lakecycling.com

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Lake Cycling's new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe opens wide for any foot size, but still comes in a wide option. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lake Cycling’s new MX241 Endurance mountain bike / cyclocross shoe opens wide for any foot size, but still comes in a wide option. © Cyclocross Magazine

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