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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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Lowa, a brand you might normally associate with hiking boots also has a great line of trail running shoes.  The S-Curve Mesh for men is one.  Lowa is known for having a great fit and this is not compromised in their trail running shoes.  They add in some great features like a floating tongue, microfiber materials, and arch stabilizers.  The upper is made from a very breathable upper and fast drying materials to keep your feet cool on the trail.  The tread along the bottom provides great stability and traction between the shoe and the ground.  These trail runners are a great way to go for someone looking for a comfortable, cushioned trail runner.  We have them in the store today, stop by and try one on for yourself!

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We all know it’s ridiculously hot these days. This week alone isn’t supposed to drop below 100 degrees… AWESOME! At least Osprey has got your back. Literally.  The Raptor series are the perfect size for trail running, mountain biking or trekking through the urban jungle. Enough space for snacks and a small change of clothes that haven’t been sweated out. With a 3 liter (100 oz.) bladder inside, you’ll be plenty hydrated.

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Tucked away outside of 1604 on NW Military, Eisenhower Park is one of my favorite parks to run or hike. I don’t have a lot of time off so I can head out at the beginning of the day and have a quiet run to myself before starting the doldrum chores and errands. Starting with a flat(ish) warm up through Hillview, it gets the heart pumping before a steep incline of stair stepping rocks gives me a swift kick in the pants just to let me know how out of shape I am. It quickly calms down and declines into Red Oak that is all shaded and gorgeous. Typically being the only one back there, its easy to forget that I’m only a couple of miles outside of the busy highway of 1604. Cutting back through the middle of the park, Yucca provides a smooth ride, especially when coupled with the new Salomon Crossmax, on a bed of cedar chips. 40-45 minutes and this fat kid is done. A couple days a week out there can definitely get the metabolism going. For the family man or woman reading this, there are plenty of paved roads out there for the stroller patrol to enjoy. And if you’re just wanting a cool, chill place to kick it, Eisenhower is it.

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