”Paavo Johannes Nurmi is one of the most successful athletes in Olympic history and one of only two track and field athletes to win nine Olympic gold medals. Nurmi was a Finnish middle and long distance runner who set 22 official world records at distances between 1,500 meters and 20,000 meters. He was nicknamed the “Flying Finn” as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. His twelve Olympic medals remain as the most ever received by a track and field athlete in the history of the Games.
In an era when all track and field athletes wore black racing spikes, Nurmi began wearing all white Kangaroo leather Karhu shoes. The colour concept of this release is dedicated to Nurmi’s trendsetting character and athletic accomplishments on the track.”
2016 marks the 100th year anniversary for Finnish sports brand KARHU. In celebrations of reaching this milestone London’s destination sneaker store Footpatrol, unites with KARHU, for their re-interpretation of the KARHU Fusion 2.0. We will also release this collab this Sat@11:00 sizes us8,5-11,5 150€
New style from Karhu: Synchron Classic in OG grey colorway in unisex sizes & white one for men. 129€.
”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 while the original mesh appearance remains true to the era. To modernize the silhouette, Karhu makes the Air Cushion technology both visible and functional in the outsole. Most importantly, Karhu keeps the unique Synchron lacing structure which served as a way to tighten the forefoot upon repeated use.”