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The La Sportiva Helios is a versatile trail running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion, ideal for daily training and long distance racing.


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The La Sportiva Helios is a low profile and lightweight shoe that will get you from your door out onto the trails. This versatile shoe features a dynamic midsole that adapts to the surface of the ground for optimal cushioning and protection, be it smooth pavement or technical terrain. A gusseted tongue construction in the upper keeps out trail debris and delivers a great fit, while breathable and quick draining mesh keeps your foot cool and dry.

Model Number:

*See the La Sportiva Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Weight:  7.5 oz (size 39.5)

Stack Height: Heel (20 mm), Forefoot (15 mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to wide volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved
  • Morpho Dynamic EVA is a soft, highly compressive foam that deforms upon impact to dissipate impact forces, creating a smooth, stable and cushioned ride.
  • FriXion AT is a full length lightweight and resilient outsole that is engineered for wear resistance.

  • Air Mesh covers the upper to keep feet cool and ventilated. 
  • HyDrain Nylon Mesh allows for quick drainage while keeping out debris.
  • Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer is a thermoplastic unit designed to keep the heel snug for an enhanced fit.
  • Toe Cap made from PU leather keeps toes protected from rocks.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length LaSpEVA Lasting Board, a 2.4mm thick foam for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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Customer Reviews

Comments: SIZING TIP: I'm a women's 10 in all my other running and hiking shoes, and the 42.5 is the size I needed. Also, these are incredibly comfortable!
From: Melissa, NJ, USA. April 17th 2015

Comments: Just got this shoe and went for a 5 mile hike this morning. The fit: I ordered a 10.5 which is a half size up from my street shoes. These fit perfectly, roomy enough for my toe not to hit the front when going downhill. Lots of room for my toes to spread out and provide stability. Definitely a minimalist shoe. I absolutely love the color and look of the shoe. My new favorite!
From: Sarah, Valencia, CA, USA. August 27th 2014