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
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.