In 1996, the Karhu “Fusion” model was the top running shoe in the collection. To bring it back from the archives, Karhu reworked the model with its original designer launching it as the Fusion 2.0.
After a successful 2015 introduction, Karhu felt it was time to honour the Fusion by releasing a version inspired by the shoe’s original details. The Fusion 2.0 “OG” differentiates in look from the existing inline version to deliver an authentic aesthetic.
The printed lycra surrounding the ankle and heel collar provides a retro feel in look and material. The webbing tape on the medial side is shortened like on the original version and the Karhu word mark is added to the leather panel.
The Karhu word mark is also added in red to the heel tab just as on the original Fusion. Finally, the Fusion 2.0 “OG” comes in white and ultramarine green and keeps it true to the colour way of its 1996 predecessor.
The Fusion 2.0 “OG” comes in a special box, a salute to the shoe’s original heel print and tongue label.
BUT that is not all, the show stopper of the project is a collaborative Karhu & Finlayson towel, which comes for free with each pair. Finlayson is the Finnish home textile market leader since 1820 and to honour the 60th anniversary of their classic Coronna print, designed by Aini Vaari in 1958, Karhu and Finlayson came together to produce a special sports towel, in the colours of the Fusion 2.0 “OG”.