The Lake CX165 Women's Road Shoe has a fiberglass-injected nylon sole that provides excellent power transfer from your foot to the pedal. I have found this shoe to be true to size (something a lot of companies cannot say). The shoes are held in place with a triple Velcro strap closure. Once you strap these shoes on they are going to stay in place, but I still found them easy to adjust while cycling. The uppers are made of leather and have mesh inserts for breathability. Personally, I wish the mesh inserts were larger because my feet were getting hot when I rode with these shoes today and the temperature was only 84 degrees. However, riding with these in cooler weather is a very pleasurable experience.
The shoes are on the broad side, though the toe box is quite low so they don’t feel over-roomy if your feet aren’t particularly wide, and they can be cinched in easily.
They’re quite light (290g without cleats, size 39), with a good level of stiffness. Minimal heel and toe grips mean they’re not great for walking in