Karhu was established under the name Ab Sportartiklar in a small Helsinki workshop in 1916. Karhu’s first product offering included running shoes and track spikes. Karhu sneakers have been worn on the feet of the greatest Finnish runners and five Boston Marathon champions.
Karhu’s DNA is rooted in running. Ever since 1916, Karhu manufactured running shoes. As Karhu was taking its baby steps as a brand, the Finnish middle- and long-distance runners rose to international recognition. And naturally, they were wearing Karhu.
Buy Karhu at Townsfolk
Townsfolk has been a retailer of Karhu sneakers since 2017 and Karhu Fusion 2.0 is one of our bestsellers. At Townsfolk, you can buy two different designs: Karhu Fusion 2.0 and Karhu Aria. You can find the newest Karhu items at our webshop and in the Townsfolk store at Frederiksberg, Denmark.
Karhu Aria was a mid-1990s icon. Probably the most technical running shoe in the collection. Karhu Aria has a fulcrum midsole, mono tongue upper and carbon fiber plate in the midsole. Karhu have worked really hard to bring this silhouette back to life and re-launched it after 20 years. At Townsfolk you can find a variety of the Karhu Aria sneakers.
Karhu Fusion 2.0 is a refreshed version of its iconic Fusion silhouette. After the successful re-launch of Aria, Karhu launched another icon from the same decade. In 1996, the Karhu Fusion was the top running shoe in the assortment. To bring Fusion back from the archives Karhu worked with the original designer. The sole unit and upper measurements were revised to make the silhouette more appealing. But, the original details like the tongue label and the rubberized collar print are kept in the Karhu Fusion 2.0. At Townsfolk you can buy many different designs based on the Karhu Fusion 2.0 sneakers.