The Karhu Legend collection is designed to honour the brand’s heritage, while curating an assortment modern in its look and feel. Remembering past Karhu models is important for preserving a legacy rich in history.
In 1985, Karhu launched the “Trainer.” The pair that caught our attention consisted of soft yellow nylon, light grey suede and a dark grey M-logo.
In turn, the colour combination reminded the product team of Finland’s national bird, the Laulujoutsen (Whooper Swan), which has a yellow and black beak.
The Whooper Swan is a greatly admired fowl in Europe. In fact, the bird is so special that it is featured on Finland’s 1 Euro coin.
Despite the bird’s large size, it is considered a powerful flier capable of traveling thousands of kilometers during seasonal migrations.
To pay homage to the Karhu Trainer and the Whooper Swan, Karhu releases the “Laulujoutsen” Pack.
This latest release lands in three popular Karhu styles: the Aria, Fusion 2.0 and Albatross. The material selection for each model consists of soft pigskin grey suede accented with tonal hits of yellow.
Each model features a solid white EVA midsole o ering a light feel when combined with the upper’s colour selection. As mentioned above, the overall impression is reminiscent of the 1985 Karhu Trainer and the Whooper Swan’s beak.

About Karhu
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand in Europe and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 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 at running and lifestyle specialty retailers