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La Sportiva Helios Trail-Running Shoes - Men\'s


    La Sportiva Helios Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

    The La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you featherweight, minimalist performance that rides close to the ground without compromising cushioning. See details

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    The La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you featherweight, minimalist performance that rides close to the ground without compromising cushioning.

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    The La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you featherweight, minimalist performance that rides close to the ground without compromising cushioning.

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    The La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you featherweight, minimalist performance that rides close to the ground without compromising cushioning.

    • Nylon and EVA mesh uppers reduce weight and enhance breathability; thermoplastic urethane overlays provide lightweight support
    • Polyurethane toe caps protect feet and uppers
    • Mesh linings wick moisture to help keep feet comfortable
    • Injection-molded 2mm EVA midsoles offer lightweight cushioning without reducing the responsive feel; 4mm heel-to-toe drop encourages a more natural foot strike
    • Shaped FriXion® AT rubber outsoles of the La Sportiva Helios shoes offer increased traction and a great feel

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    La Sportiva Helios Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Specs
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    Nylon mesh/EVA mesh/thermoplastic urethane overlays/polyurethane toe cap
    EVA mesh/nylon mesh
    Multidensity EVA
    FriXion AT rubber on EVA wave
    1 pound
    Running shoe type
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    La Sportiva Helios Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

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    La Sportiva Helios Trail-Running Shoes - Men'sis rated4.5out of5by4.
    Rated5out of5byfromIncredible shoe for wet runningI spent a lot of time researching trail running shoes for my upcoming tough mudder and spartan races. Critical to me were a "minimalist" shoe and something that sheds water easily. I think I found both of those things in the Helios. First, the shoe is incredibly lightweight and also doesn't feel overly padded or "jacked up" in the heel. I get a great feel for the terrain but without sacrificing protection from sharp edges and rocks. Second, it is AMAZING how quickly the shoe sheds water. On my first couple outings, I ran straight through several 6" plus deep streams to really test them out. Within just a few hundred yards of running after the stream, the shoes naturally squeezed out nearly all of the moisture, and while my socks were sill moist, I didn't feel like I was running with wet feet. I also want to comment on the great traction of the soles. My current training run is a very steep trail with wooden and rock steps, wet tree roots and lots of rocks and mud. These shoes make me feel like a mountain goat. The shoes seem to run a half size small, so order up a half size. HIGHLY recommended for serious trail and mud running.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated4out of5byfromLight and FastThe design of the sole on this shoe is what brought me to it. I was looking for a light-weight, flexible shoe which would flex with my foot so as to not worsen heel abrasions which I get after hiking/running up hill for long distances. I bought the shoes with just barely a thumb's width between the end of my toes and the end of the shoe. I wore these shoes for 100 miles. The first 25 they always felt great, because I never ran/hiked more than 8 miles at a time. I got them wet a few times and they always dried out incredibly fast due to their almost see-through mesh upper. The next 75 miles was spent backpacking on a rugged section of trail. Note that I had a light-weight kit and have never had ankle support issues, so no boots were necessary. I could almost forget that I was wearing shoes for the first two days they were so light. However, it was raining during this whole time. So, despite all efforts to dry them out, my feet, and particularly my toes, started to become water-damaged and look like raisins. The next two days had lots of elevation change but were dry. At this point, partially because my feet were weakened by water, my smallest two toes on each foot became somewhat conformed to the inside of the shoe. By the end of the trip my small toes were extremely tender on the toes from being pressed together. This led me to discover that the shoes were too narrow for my feet. One final note is that due to my short term use of the shoe, I cannot speak to its durability. There was very little sign of wear after the first 100 miles. Bottom line: If you have narrow feet, buy these shoes. If not, don't. I knew that La Sportiva has a track record for narrow shoes, I'd just never had a problem with it before. I wish I could fit them!
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated5out of5byfromlightweight, comfortable, handles wellVery comfortable, very light. tread pattern works well on road, nontechnical fireroad, technical single track-- great if you are running a varied route. Cushions well on rocky trails. Very pleased with these shoes. Can't say anything about durability since just started running in them.
    Date published: 2013-04-26
    Rated4out of5byfromTrail RunnersI've used these as trial runners and hiking shoes. They have excellent traction and grip. I've felt good on rocks, wet rocks, mud, dirt, and hard packed trail. I've also run with them on the street and they were not too bad. I wouldn't use them for a road only run but for a few extra miles on the road after a trail run I just keep these on and don't bother with switching to my road shoes. The laces could use some work. I find them difficult to get tight on my feet. I might try switching them out. Also, the gaiters that are internal to the shoe sometimes rub my feet. I think has more to do with my inconsistent tightening ability though.
    Date published: 2013-04-24

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