Karhu releases two Aria colour ways that pay homage to the original design, colour and construction. The latest Aria option comes with a golden yellow suede forefoot similar to the track surface at University of California, Berkeley’s outdoor facility. Both options have a reworked booty construction that is thinner and more comfortable around the foot. Both Arias are dressed up in two OG inspired colour ways associating back to when it was a premium running model in the 90s.
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.”
The first model is colour-blocked with a warm rust suede heel and bold blue perforated toe box reminiscent of the track surface seen at the famed Drake Relays’ “Blue Oval”. A gum rubber outsole completes the look.