The new CX331 is a top-class mouldable shoe that offers an excellent combination of comfort and efficiency.
Despite the £250 price tag, this is actually the second tier road shoe in the Lake line-up. We tested the range-topping CX401 last year when it was £299.99. It has now gone up to £339.99. Yikes, that's hot! I have to say, though, that this CX331 is just as good as the CX401, it's just a little heavier.
Lake's CX401 race shoes are expensive, there’s no two ways about that, but they might just be the most comfortable you ever buy thanks to their custom fit.
When we say ‘custom fit’, we’re not talking about moulding the insole or even heating the upper with a hair dryer, as you can with shoes from some other manufacturers. No, it’s the carbon fibre sole that’s shaped to your foot – or, more precisely, the section of the sole that wraps around the sides of the shoe to form the heelbox.