Throw it back to the early 80s and 90s when music was pure, fashion was funky and athletes were role models. It was during this era when the Karhu Athletic was first released. Designed for marathon runners logging high mileage, the Athletic became a popular model for its comfort and durability.
The ’84 colour way featured grey suedes, nylon meshes and hits of bright red to create a genuinely appealing classic. Digging through our archived catalogs and flashing forward 32 years, Karhu pays homage to the iconic Athletic colour way with a stylishly modernized version of the Synchron Classic.
The bright red (Scooter) nylon mesh, smooth pigskin suede, and dual density midsole creates an authentic look as part of the latest Karhu Legend collection. To complete the Synchron Classic Pack, Karhu releases a second colour way featuring a strong blue nylon mesh, pigskin suede and the traditional diagonal Synchron lacing system. Both colour ways highlight the Air Cushion design Karhu invented to increase cushioning in the heel.
Karhu wants you to join the team. You can start by picking up a pair of the Synchron Classic Original Pack at select stores around the globe on September 30th, 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!