Dedicating a connection to its Finnish heritage, Karhu chose to travel to Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest city founded over 800 years ago. The city sits along Finland’s southern coast with the river Porvoonjoki flowing through the middle. For centuries, the city has served as both a home and source of inspiration for numerous Finnish artists.
Karhu transfers the inviting look and feel of the traditional red houses and surrounding water of the city into the design of two timeless silhouettes. The “Porvoo Pack” consists of the Aria and Synchron Classic each receiving distinct treatments. The Aria is full pigskin suede and perforated at the toe and on the “M-logo”. A speckled midsole adds detail on what was once a premium running model in the 90s. The Aria is dressed up in two bold colour ways associating back the historical town of Porvoo with rich off reds and deep blues and greens. The Synchron Classic is the second model in the pack which hits with striking colour blocked pigskin suede, original nylon mesh and the notable cross lace through the toe box. The Synchron Classic features an air-cushioning unit in the heel, which is visible on the outsole. The first colour way incorporates a brilliant Poseidon blue toe, black mesh and grey tones in the heel while the second colour way hits with off red tones in the heel and subtle greys through the toe and midsole. If you don't want to miss these massive release mark on your calendar that the "Porvoo pack" will be released on Thursday, March 9th, and it will be available in selected Karhu retailers, such as Kosmos and Suppa.