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The Helios Trail shoe by La Sportiva contends as one of the best pure trail shoes for your outdoor running adventures. This trail shoe is constructed for the serious trail runner. If trails run through your veins, you need to seriously consider test driving the Helios by La Sportiva.

The Helios is a low profile dynamic trail shoe that will get you from the trail head to the top of your next adventure. The sole is constructed with a dynamic wave pattern allowing for ultimate traction in which it responds best in loose gravel and sticky muddy conditions. It’s light weight coming in a 8.5 ounces (Men’s size 9). This shoe also falls into a minimal shoe because of its Heel-to-toe drop of only 4mm.

Check out Good Sports Outfitters and test drive your new favorite trail shoes!


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The new iteration of the Asics Nimbus 15 has landed for both men and women here at Good Sports. We have a couple of colors for both and are already starting to see them fly off the shelf. Stop by the store or visit us Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters to get a pair while they last!

There are a few updates to the shoe that fine tune the fit and feel. The midsole is now a system that Asics is calling FluidRide, this is made up of a top layer of very plush EVA foam, a bottom later of EVA foam in a higher density, with super soft gel sandwiched in between. This multi layer cushioning system improves the ride for an even better ride on the road. The upper has panels of stretch mesh that allow it to form to the foot instead of having points that pinch or are loose.

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Stinson Tarmac Stinson Evo

The Brand

As the minimal shoe has evolved over the past few years, we’re starting to see new development in areas other than the extreme minimal world that Vibram Five Fingers live in.  Hoka One One is a company that took cushioning to a whole new level while still offering a minimal difference between the thickness in the heel and in the toe.  This means that you still have a natural gait being promoted in shoes that have a 32mm cushion under the heel.

Because of the thickness in the midsole, Hoka can use a softer EVA than what most companies use for a softer ride.  With the amount of cushioning under foot you also can go over just about any terrain and not deal with the usual fear of rock bruising or foot strain.  Hoka One One shoes have found that they are able to reduce the striking force with each stride which in turn reduced the chances for injury and recovery time.

The Shoes

What you see above are two different shoes, first is the Stinson Tarmac.  This is a road shoe with 32mm of cushion under the heel and 26mm of cushion under the metatarsal.  This leaves only a 6mm drop that is significantly lower than that of most traditional running shoes.  When you try the shoe on you can immediately feel the amount of cushioning with each step.  The laces are in a kind of speed lace design that allow you to secure the excess under an elastic band.  This makes taking the shoes on and off a ‘cinch’.

Next up is the Stinson Evo.  This is built on the Stinson platform, which means the same midsole, with a more trail oriented outsole and upper.  The outsole features direction spacific lugs that allow for traction across various terrain.  With the amount of cushion under the foot, you don’t have a rock plate in the shoe, but with 26mm to absorb each hit, a rock plate is pretty much a moot point.

We’ve got both of the Stinson models in the store and ready for you to come try on!  We’d love for you to stop by and try them on!


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Brooks Cascadia 8

Alright Brooks fans, it’s time to update those old trail running shoes with the new Cascadia 8! This new update to the Cascadia line takes the cushioned trail runner you know and updates the upper for a more dialed in fit.
Brooks uses their BioMoGo with pockets of Brooks DNA in just the right places to maximize your cushion on the trail while giving you great traction over all types of terrain. Right now we have them stocked here at Good Sports! Stop by and try them on so you can hit your local trails with a whole new level of comfort!

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We now have custom-moldable insoles to offer here at Good Sports by the way of SOLE.  We already know that everyone has different feet,  different length, width, arch, instep, heel or combination thereof.  Finding the right combination of shoe and insole (whether it be after market or stock) can be a bit challenging.  SOLE attempts to make this process a little easier by offering insoles that will actually mold to the shape of your foot.  This means that you can alter the arch to fit how you need it without having to try to find that perfect insole for yourself.

We have the moldable insoles offered in two kinds, the Softec Ultra and the Signature DK Response versions.  The first has a thicker cushion that offers more than most stock insoles do. One of the great things about a good arch support is a reduced strain on the plantar fascia.  When you stand on your whole foot instead of just the heel and ball, you can reduce the strain in the high pressure points.  This insole also features a cupped heel for added support.

The second SOLE is the Signature DK Response.  This is a thinner insole, great for running shoes that you don’t want to add too much volume to.  It has a perforated foot bed that will enhance breathability and wicking as well as a built in odor control.  Because of the great arch you still have the reduced plantar fascia strain.  Between the two this will also be the more flexible, another great feature as a running insole.

We have them both in the store and offer in store molding.  This is a great addition to a new pair of shoes or a pair you already own.  Stop by the store to see how they feel!

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The next evolution of the award winning Ghost series by Brooks is now available.  There are some recognizable features for runners who have had the Ghost series in the past.  The new Ghost 5 will feature the caterpillar crash pad in the heel strike region to cushion the impact.  There is also still DNA, Brooks cushioning material that provides a more responsive base than a regular gel.  Weighing in at 10.7 oz., the Ghost maintains a nice balance between being light weight and well cushioned.  We have both the men’s and women’s style in.  If it’s time for a new pair of running shoes, stop by the store today!

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Mizuno Wave Prophecy

The time has come! After 7 years of R&D by Mizuno, their pinnacle shoe has hit the market. Mizuno Wave Prophecy features the “Infinity Wave Plate” that dissipates the impact of heel, midfoot or forefoot striking runners.

I’m a big boy and anything that can save my size 14s from absorbing my 240 “el bees” is fine by me. No “minimal” shoe in the world can do that. Can I get an Amen? DYNAMOTION FIT™ creates an upper that moves with your foot and provides great breathability.

They now even have another color:

Stop by Good Sports today and get you some!

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