In order to commemorate the brand’s centennial milestone, the team searched deep into the archives looking for a special model to re-release. Founded in the middle of May 1916, Karhu celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary by by launching the Synchron Classic OG Pack. Karhu insert the Synchron for its notable silhouette, original materials and unique lacing system.
The Synchron Classic features a new compression molded EVA midsole, which is current in most modern running shoes. The dual density construction remains true to the original version from the early 1990s. The upper materials have been improved to premium pigskin suede from synthetic overlays, but the mesh appearance remains original to the era.
To modernize the silhouette, Karhu incorporates the Air Cushion technology, both visible and functional in the outsole. Most importantly, Karhu keeps the unique Synchron lacing construction, which served as a way to tighten the forefoot upon repeated use.
To support the release of the Synchron Classic, Karhu produced a video featuring Dutch retailers Patta, 290 Square Meters and Smith-Cruyff. These dealers remember the Synchron being a legendary model that offered premium comfort and superior performance.
The Synchron Classic OG Pack will see its Global release on May 12th 2016.

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 the greatest Finnish runners, including Boston Marathon champion Olavi Suomalainen and Olympic champ Paavo Nurmi. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers.

Photo credit: Runnerwally
We are proud to work with Hamburg based sneaker blogger and photographer, Runnerwally on the mood photography for the upcoming release. We hope you will like the work he does for Karhu as much as we do!