The La Sportiva Helios has no qualms about taking on a multitude of terrains. Road? Why not. Trail? Totally. Stream Crossings? Child's play. This minimal, fast-draining shoe will take you anywhere your legs can go. I'm pretty sure that if the Helios' integral gusseted tongue had the capacity for speech, it would say that it's up for anything. I also imagine that it would be totally annoying about embellishing stories and you would always have to be like “Dude, that's not what happened. You don't even have eyes.” It would probably put a lot of strain on your relationship.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Helios Shoe
Integral gusseted tongue construction for an excellent fit and easy use
Highly flexible MorphoDynamic midsole adapts to trail features and delivers the perfect amount of cushioning
HyDrain nylon mesh allows quick drainage while keeping out silt and sand
SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Men's Helios Shoe
Purchsed these shoes soley for trail running but once I put them on I coudn't take them off! I wear them almost everyday, about to buy another pair to use just for running. Very well ventilated, extremely lightweight for the size and design, no cosmetic flaws yet. I've used them on several moderate trail runs, mountain biking, and hiking to some crags! Very pleased with La Sportiva and will probably never buy another american running shoe after using these.
I have logged 50 miles since I first bought the shoes and they are still going great and the tread does not seem to be showing much wear and that is even with a little bit of road wear in there as well. They work well for my feet but if you have wider feet might not be the best choice for you. I have noticed that sportiva shoes tend to be narrower than other brands.