La Sportiva Helios
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La Sportiva's Helios is a minimalist trail running shoe. It is a highly breathable, fast draining neutral trail shoes that is perfect for all levels of trail running and light road use.
LaSportiva's Helios is a minimalist, highly breathable, fast-draining neutral shoe perfect for all levels of trail running and light road use.
The women's La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you lightweight, cushioned 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 natural foot strike. Shaped FriXion(R) AT rubber outsoles of the La Sportiva Helios shoes offer increased traction and a great feel.
Run far and fast into the wild when you're wearing the La Sportiva Women's Helios Trail Running Shoe. Designed with the performance trail runner in mind, this little beauty feels nimble underfoot and smooth over rough, rocky surfaces. A wave-like midsole structure helps the sole adapt to uneven terrain and absorb impact while the low heel-to-forefoot drop allows your foot to naturally roll from heel strike to toe off. Over medium-to-long distances the Helios saves your foot and joints a thrashing.La Sportiva calls this a minimalist trail running shoe and, due to its feathery 8.1 ounce weight, it would be hard to disagree. Only two of Sportiva's other mountain running shoes compare, the Vertical K and the Anakonda. The Vertical K is a few ounces lighter at the cost of cushioning, while the Anakonda is lower to the ground with a more aggressive grip. While both of these shoes offer distinct advantages, the Helios brings the the best of both worlds, striking a balance that allows you to tackle a mixed-terrain 10k or a marathon through the woods.