Founded in 1916, Helsinki, Finland’s own Karhu brand is rooted in Scandinavian Olympic track and field history. Two models arrive from the brand, both of which are 90’s retros. The Synchron, originally a 1990 release, combines an updated premium pigskin suede with a visible air unit on the outsole, along with a unique forefoot lacing system for a retro feel. The Aria is another 90s re-release, and this model uses a mixture of smooth leather and suede on the upper with a 3M hit on the toe over a speckled midsole for another upgraded throwback model.
Both styles are available now online at PackerShoes.com.
Karhu Aria – Bosphorus/Foggy Dew ($130)
Karhu Synchron – OG ($135)