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Protective enough for the pavement, yet rugged enough the trails, the La Sportiva Helios offers door-to-trail runability with moderate cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


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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.

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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


The Helios is a minimum feature, minimum neutral trail shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. 


  • Morpho Dynamic EVA is a soft, highly compressive foam that deforms upon impact to dissipate impact forces, creating a smooth stable and cushioned ride. 
  • Morpho Dynamic EVA is a soft, highly compressive foam that deforms upon impact to dissipate impact forces, creating a smooth, stable and cushioned ride.
  • 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.
  • FriXion AT is a full length lightweight and resilient outsole that is engineered for wear resistance.

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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