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Finland’s Karhu and Seattle’s LIKELIHOOD come together to celebrate the originality of the Trampas, one of Karhu’s iconic styles. Unusually named after “Cowboy Trampas” from the 1960s television show The Virginians, the editorial for the collaboration celebrates the shoes’ heritage.
Being one of the original utility shoes, the Trampas was built to provide comfort, ease and style before the track and after the track. It is the ultimate in sports utility. For today, the Trampas is the one that takes us from the proverbial field of work by day to the dance hall or party by night.
It is the one that expresses our individuality both in and out of the game.
Knowing this history, the LIKELIHOOD team wanted to create an editorial setting that put the Trampas in its element. Set in a farm in Bellingham, WA near the US-Canada border, the editorial shoot captures the feeling of the simple life among the beautiful horses on the open field.
The LIKELIHOOD Trampas is the ultimate in utility with reflective touches, durable, waterproof, premium suede and a colour palette that would give substance to any outfit. “You notice the Trampas when you wear it,” says Aaron DelGuzzo of LIKELIHOOD, “but it doesn’t steal the show, so we chose the Trampas because we love the simplicity of the silhouette and because of its strength as the workhorse that it is.
The limited-edition collaboration sneaker is hand-made in Italy, comes with two sets of laces, a one-of-a-kind box with an illustration of LIKELIHOOD’s store dog “Kevin” and “I called shotgun infinity when I was twelve,” which is a neon sign from the store experience.
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand, and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 100 years. With an authentic heritage in athletics 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 Paavo Nurmi and five Boston Marathon champions. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers.