Born in 1916, Karhu is Finland’s legendary running brand. Karhu has an authentic heritage in running and a deep connection to the outdoors. Karhu follows the Finnish principles of design simplicity and running purity in providing technical running and outdoor gear for 95 years. Karhu running shoes have been worn on the feet of some of the greatest Finnish runners, including Boston Marathon champion Olavi Suomalainen, and Paavo Nurmi, giving rise to the Flying Finns.
Karhu has always been ahead in research and development and this is proved by the numerous inventions such as the air cushioning system, the patented Fulcrum technology or the Ortix system. In 2011, in celebration of its 95th anniversary Karhu re-launched its 1986 marathon shoe, the Fulcrum Star, in different colour combinations.