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Lake Sandals – Also No

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Lake SandalsMy search for the best cycling sandal continues. When I called the folks at Harris Cyclery to return the Shimano Sandals they suggested Lake Sandals so I bought a pair.

They aren’t quite as nicely made as the Shimano Sandals and they have that same toe ridge on the sole that hurts my foot on the Schaminos. Plus the sole is quite curved and this effectlivey shortens the length of the sandal. If you buy a pair buy a size larger than normal. They have a toe bumper ridge on the front of the sandal and my big toe winds up sitting on top of the bumper ridge because of the curved sole. These sandals definitely don’t work for me but might work for you. They are lighter than the Schimanos and a good looking sandal.

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Written by Roland

April 6, 2006 at 8:06 am

Posted in Pedals and Shoes

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  1. I found that the Lake sandals worked very well for me, alas, I am now needing a new pair and have found that Lake has discontinued making them. I can buy the Euro version from Bike Nashbar, but I’m still looking for the US version, in a 10 1/2-12. If you can point me in the right direction, I’d appreciate it.


    August 10, 2006 at 9:04 pm

  2. Sorry, I have only seen them with Euro sizing. Are you sure they are really different? Most manufactures in Europe offer in the 3 or 4 sizing systems but don’t change the product.

    However, American lasts are different than European lasts and if you have a wide foot you may need an American last.


    August 11, 2006 at 8:49 am

  3. check out the KEEN bike sandals at REI. Nice…


    March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

    • I have KEEN standard walking sandals. I do NOT like the KEEN sandals. They have some sort of anti-odor, anti-microbial inner sole. Sounds like a good idea right? It is a little bit tacky and has sort of a microfiber feel. Well, it is just tacky enough that every little speck of dirt or grain of sand gets inside the sandal and sticks to the inner sole. You are constantly having to stop and take them off to brush off the debris. I even get stones under my feet walking on concrete. It is amazing how much they pick up. If the cycling sandals are anything like the ones I have, I would look for something else.


      September 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  4. Stange, I just bought a pair from Sierra Trading Post and like them a lot. I haven’t ridden with them yet but plan to definitely give them a try.


    March 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm

  5. I have been riding with Lakes for several years, both road and MTB, and I’m about to buy my second pair of Lakes. I hear they may be a little heavier than Shimanos but I really like the lip around the toe. I have never had a foot injury mountain biking with them, although I have had other injuries. I recommend them highly.


    March 21, 2008 at 2:46 pm

  6. Jud, shoes and sandals are very personal, glad you like that toe rim on the Lakes. Finding a sandal you like is a great discovery.

    They are much more open than the Shimanos and do have a heavy lip. If they didn’t have that ridge inside that hit a nerve in my foot I would have rated them just below the Shimano sandals. But unfortunately I can’t wear either.


    March 21, 2008 at 10:26 pm

  7. Mine totally falling apart after one year. Shite!
    My olde shimanos lasted pretty well, new model looks pretty sturdy too, but ya never know….


    July 19, 2008 at 10:30 am

  8. I haven’t found a cleated that works well for my foot yet. I’d be happy to replace every year if they are comfortable.


    July 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm

  9. I would like to buy the lake sandal LX SDL 2, looking for size 45-46. Please let me know how I can purchase these sandals. Thank you.


    January 17, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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