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Reviews Lake TX212

Lake TX212

Super-comfortable shoe with most of the key tri-features

For under £90, the Lakes come with injected nylon soles. They aren’t as stiff as their pricier carbon competition but they ride well; there’s not a massive drop in performance and they should be durable.

You pay a bit in weight but 349g for a UK 10 isn’t bad. They’re one of the most comfortable shoes we’ve tested and, although lacking drainage holes, the excellent ventilation through the mesh upper makes them quick drying.

The antimicrobial liner is soft for sock-free riding and should stop nasty smells developing. The smaller lower strap allows for easy adjustment across the top of the toes. The large tabbed main strap is easy to grab and simple to operate on the fly, and there are no crank arm flicking issues.

A solid heel bumper will protect the shoe running into T2 but, if we’re being picky, we’d like the heel loop to be a bit bigger.

Contact : www.todayscyclist.co.uk

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Mike Anderson was 220 Triathlon's staff writer between 2011 and 2014.