Karhu navigates you along the coastline and the archipelago. Finland is known to have a special relationship to the ocean and its archipelago. Travelling along the coastline and the archipelago of Finland, it is common to see old maritime inspired structures and buildings. The most notable ones are the lighthouses.
In honour of the times that captains, and sailors had to rely on these historic structures for safety reasons, Karhu have released the Lighthouse Pack.
Dark coloured suede’s and tougher mesh options are used as an inspiration for the intense weather conditions that are faced while experiencing mist and storm at sea. Brighter colours like orange and yellow hint to the use of light from the lighthouse’s system of lamps and lenses to guide the ship’s crew.
Karhu was the first sports brand to develop a midsole system using air cushion. The air cushion under the heel and the elevated arch support considerably reduced strain on the knees, pelvis and small of the back.
Back in 1977, the karhu Mestari made its debut and stayed as a fixed value until 1984. Forty years later, karhu brings back the international hit that sold over 1,000,000 pairs globally. When it first launched, the Mestari was known for the patented karhu air cushion midsole and the colourful design caught the attention of competitive runners.
A great retro feel to this shoe and a store favourite.