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Uncle Sam's Cycle-Blog (NSFW at times)

The Lake Cycling Shoe Story or Why Bigfoot buys cycling shoes and spin shoes at Bicycles NYC

This is the unexpurgated version. I don't know what that means, it was used when I was a teenager to describe Lady Chatterly's Lover and it's a big word. So here goes Episode 1, Volume of Uncle Sam's free flowing thoughts. Read the second paragraph first if you want a clearer explanation of why we are now carrying Lake Shoes. Note: I didn't change a thing, not a period, not a comma, didn't spell check, grammer check. WYSIWYG.

If you have feet shaped like toothpicks, stop reading now.  These are not for you.  These are Lake shoes and they are not for emaciated stick footed bird people.  These shoes are for big footed monsters.  The type of cyclist that’s had a hard time finding shoes big enough or wide enough.  There are millions of riders afflicted with what I call “Entry level shoe syndrome”  You see…entry level shoes are typically wide enough to encompass the feet of most of the population and typically they suck.  Poor quality, messy stitches and they’re heavy.  Unfortunate people who have to keep buying them because their feet have a zip code of their own must stick to the entry level world.  Cycling companies know that the majority of people buying shoes that creep easily into the triple digits of price probably ride a lot or even race but that’s not everyone.  They’re the stick footed bird people.  Let me say it this way….if you can afford a steak at Peter Lugers and wash it down with a heavy pour of Mcallans 12yr, or go through office chairs every two years, or prefer a Harley Davidson to say a just-salad then they’re for you.  Lake’s are for people that love to ride, want comfort, but don’t shop in the kiddie section of Macy’s.  Do you play Hockey?  Do you eat hot dogs and drink beer and love a day on the couch?  Do you find your sixth toe sticking over the edge of every cycling shoe you’ve ever owned?  Go Lake.  To put it simply, Lake shoes come in two widths, their normal width which is wide enough for most wide feet and X…which would save your ass if global warming ever melts the polar ice caps and most of Manhattan is submerged.  You’d just erect a sail onto the top of the shoe and row your way to Appalachia.  The X shoes are crazy wide.  They resemble half pizzas more than shoes.  They’re for Bigfoot himself, his cousin the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster.  People need them.  People need comfort.  People need a platform that their whole foot will fit on.   So, if you have a wide foot don’t buy a Mega, or an HV.  Buy a Lake.  If you have barely enough velcro overlap once you’ve crammed your foot in the shoe then buy a Lake.  If you want quality, stiffness, and attractive shoes and are tired of replacing your entry level shoes every two years then buy a Lake.  Remember their motto, Not for Stick Footed Bird People.  They’re made of freaking Kangaroo leather for christi sake!!

Lake makes quality cycling shoes and spin shoes for people with bigger than normal feet.  Wide feet, tall feet, normal feet to fat feet.  Lake uses materials like Kangaroo Leather, which is lighter and stronger than cow.  Lake likes the Boa…because velcro is for suckers.  Boa’s produce equal pressure across your foot without having to strap and re-strap velcro all with the twist of a dial.  Lake makes shoes specifically for cyclocross!!!  I mean…who does that??  Lake does. 

 

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