Foundation Member – Karhu

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.

At KARHU, we don’t dictate how our shoes should fit. We let you, the runner, be involved. Using the data from state-of-the-art 3D foot imaging machines, KARHU builds its shoes based on real runners’ foot scans. As a result, Karhu delivers a footwear collection created by the runner for the runner.

KARHU shoes are sold globally at running specialty retailers.

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