The sport of track and field is close to Karhu’s heart. Across the decades, Karhu has appeared on podiums at the Olympics, national and at collegiate championships. At its core, track and field’s various disciplines serve as the basis for all sports, which is why it is also known as “athletics.”
Karhu’s latest release of its Legend collection draws inspiration from the sport we admire most: the “Track & Field” pack. “In the 60s and 70s, when I was training and racing in Finland,” says Karhu Chairman, Franco Arese, “I learned the tracks had a unique colour compared to other countries, they were black! However, these tracks were really good for racing.”
A passion for track and field and the different competition surfaces around the world influences the colour assortment and material selection in this concept. For the second release of the Track & Field Pack, Karhu uses athletics as the thematic backdrop for the two colour ways.
The suede heel on the first colour way is reminiscent of a track’s reddish brown rubber, which provides runners a consistent surface for fast times. The perfectly manicured grass infield where javelins and discuses land, inspired the green suede on the front of the shoe.
The second Fusion 2.0 colour way features a blue suede heel and front palette to celebrate newer stadium constructions like the one in Berlin, where championship athletic events are hosted.
The Karhu Legend “Track & Field” pack 2 will release globally on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at select dealers worldwide, online and at the Karhu Concept store in Helsinki.

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.