Patta and Finnish running brand Karhu present their debut collaboration on the iconic Karhu Fusion. In 1996, Karhu’s highly technical Fusion was the top running shoe of their collection. To bring the Fusion back from the archives, the silhouette’s original designer personally revised and updated the model.
The modernized Karhu x Patta Fusion 2.0 is outﬁtted in dark navy premium pigskin suede, grey nubuck, sportive mesh in a rich tone of magenta, understated deep green eyelets and nylon heel pulls. Topping it off, you’ll ﬁnd a camouﬂage sockliner print. Branding is kept to a minimum for this collaboration, with logo’s only appearing on the footbed and the tongue’s woven label.
Staying true to its trail running-feel, the Karhu x Patta Fusion 2.0 comes with three matching sets of hiking laces. The resulting aesthetic exempliﬁes Patta’s approach to blend classic performance with present-day sensibilities, balancing between subtle and ﬂamboyant.
The Karhu x Patta Fusion 2.0 was ﬁrst released at Patta and Stussy New York on Saturday, December 12th, followed up with a worldwide release December 19th at selected Karhu Titan accounts.
KARHU TITAN STORE LIST
Patta – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Woei – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dover Street Market – London, England
Foot Patrol – London, England
Hanon – Aberdeen, Scotland
Colette – Paris, France
Sneakersnstuff – Paris, France
Sneakersnstuff – Stockholm, Sweden
Le Fix – Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Kilates – Barcelona, Spain
Slam Jam – Ferrara, Italy
Sneakers76 – Taranto, Italy
Overkill – Berlin, Germany
The Good Will Out – Cologne, Germany
Afew Store – Düsseldorf, Germany
Suppa – Stuttgart, Germany
Asphaltgold – Darmstadt, Germany
Titolo – Zürich, Switzerland
290 Square Meters – Istanbul, Turkey
Karhu Concept Store – Helsinki, Finland
Stussy – New York
Dover Street Market – New York
CNCPTS – New York
CNCPTS – Cambridge
Saint Alfred – Chicago
Ubiq – Philadelphia
Feature – Las Vegas
Sneaker Politics – New Orleans
Beams – Tokyo, Japan
Dover Street Market – Tokyo, Japan
24 Kilates – Bangkok, Thailand
Out of love and necessity rather than proﬁt and novelty, the Patta store opened it's doors at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in 2004. Situated right in the city heart of Amsterdam, the store literally became the center of attention by bringing new excitement to the Dutch scene. Within a relatively short span of time Patta went from parallel importing footwear from overseas, to being rewarded with the top tier accounts from all of their favorite brands, to collaborating with them on products, resulting in Amsterdam's true one-stop shop and platform for streetwear culture.
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KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand in Europe and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for nearly 100 years. With an authentic heritage in running 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 some of the greatest Finnish runners, including Boston Marathon champion Olavi Suomalainen, and Paavo Nurmi, giving rise to the Flying Finns. Karhu shoes and apparel are sold globally by running and lifestyle specialty retailers.