Karhu is one of these sneaker companies that aren’t in it for just the hype. The Finnish brand established in 1916 and named Karhu in 1920 (Karhu = Finnish for bear) is a classic running shoe company famous for world-class running trainers on tracks around the globe. Famous for its three stripes, which they later sold to a brand from Germany, they produced athletic shoes with great international reputation. Karhu was the first company to patent air-cushioned shoes and pioneered also on the basketball shoe market with the Harlem Air.
As part of the “Linnut” Pack Part 2, this Silver Birch / June Bug Karhu Aria pays homage to the bird-watching culture in Finland. Made of finest pigskin suede, the upper sports some extra reflective 3M accents as well as a sock-line construction with nylon lining. The White sprinkled EVA midsole and rubber outsole round of Part 2 of the “Linnut” Pack.