La Sportiva Helios

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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.


The women's La Sportiva Helios trail-running shoes offer you lightweight, cushioned performance that rides close to the ground without compromising cushioning.


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.


La Sportiva's Helios is a minimalist, highly breathable, fast-draining neutral shoe perfect for all levels of trail running and light road use.


Comfortable footwear with an extremely casual look designed for leisure and short distance offroad tracksThe lightweight highly breathable uppers feature an internal slipon construction which braces the foot without constricting movement This allows the wearer to slip on the shoe without lacing a bonus for the freetime user The toe and heel are covered with a protective coating and high frequency reinforcements at the lacing point creates perfect distribution of tension during training sessions Helios features the MorphoDynamic technology that allows the boot to adapt to changing terrain conditions Breathable lightweight and comfortable all rolled into one HeliosUpper Soft EVA laminated to a breathable mesh with abrasion resistant PolyCap at the toe and heel The external high frequency frame is applied to a nylon netLining AirMesh only at the backMidsole shock absorbing injected EVA with MorphoDynamic technology and 2mm antishock insertSole MD Extra Light FriXion AT with VA lugsRampangle 4mmWeight 390g