The combination of speed, endurance, and off road adventures intrigues Karhu to this day. In the mid-1980s, Karhu sponsored a Ford Escort driven by famous rally world champion Carlos Sainz Sr. who was the first non-Nordic driver to win the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland.
Nicknamed “El Matador,” Sainz held the World Rally Championship record for most career starts until it was broken by Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala. The racecar driven by Sainz at the famous Calafat Circuit inspires the “Rally” Pack concept
The Rally Pack consists of two Karhu Aria 95s and a Synchron Classic. The three respective colour ways are linked to the car’s paint, decals and suits of rally drivers. Each shoe is a mix of soft dyed panels in pigskin suede and water repellent nylon mesh.
The Aria 95s lycra elastic mono sock provides support and slip on like comfort. The asymmetrical lace across the Synchron Classic gives it not only support, but also an iconic look.
On August 16th, The Karhu “Rally” Pack is globally available at select retailers, Karhu.com and the Karhu Concept store in Helsinki, Finland. The next time you take to the roads, trail, or step behind the wheel, you’ll want the Karhu Rally Pack on your feet.







About Karhu
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand, and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 100 years. With an authentic heritage in athletics and a deep connection to the outdoors, KARHU follows the Finnish principles of design simplicity and running purity. KARHU shoes have been worn on the feet of the greatest Finnish runners, including Paavo Nurmi and five Boston Marathon champions. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers.