In Finland, ruska is a unique word that is used to describe the time of year when the aspen, mountain ash, and birch leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of gold, burgundy, and caramel.
The farther north you travel towards Lapland, the more intense the changing colours of leaves become to not only the trees, but also the surrounding bushes, vines and berries.
Karhu invites you to celebrate the start of the autumn season with the “Ruska” pack. The Ruska collection consists of two popular styles in four limited colour ways. The two Aria options are designed with a monosock booty construction for a comfortable fit.
The suede panels at the heel, midfoot and toe create seasonal colour blocking reminiscent of nature’s hues. The selected colour gradient represents the transitional change that takes place with the onset of autumn.
The second silhouette in the release features the Synchron Classic in two ruska inspired options. Both colourways come with soft suede throughout the upper with hits of multi-coloured water repellent nylon mesh at the toe, midfoot and heel.
The peak season of ruska’s deep and soft tones might only last for two weeks, but with the popularity of photographers traveling to capture Finland’s wilderness, communities far and wide are able to experience this farewell to summer.
This September, Karhu welcomes you to partake in the sensational colours found in the “Ruska” Pack.

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.