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Karhu ChampionAir Trainer Black / White

£90.00

Back in 1977, the karhu championair made its debut and stayed as a fixed value until 1984. Forty years later, karhu brings back the international hit that sold over 1,000,000 pairs globally. When it first launched, the championair was known for the patented karhu air cushion midsole and the colourful design caught the attention of competitive runners.

Karhu was the first sports brand to develop a midsole system using air cushion. The air cushion under the heel and the elevated arch support considerably reduced strain on the knees, pelvis and small of the back.

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.

  • Nylon and Pigskin suede upper.
  • Front lace-up closure.
  • Logo details.
  • Contrasting colour details.
  • Leather details.
  • Air cushion midsole.
  • Rubber sole.

Karhu ChampionAir Trainer Golden / Twilight Blue

£90.00

The Golden Rod and Twilight Blue is a new colour for Summer ’20

  • Nylon and Pigskin suede upper
  • Front lace-up closure
  • Logo details
  • Contrasting colour details
  • Leather details
  • Air cushion midsole
  • Rubber sole

Karhu was the first sports brand to develop a midsole system using air cushion. The air cushion under the heel and the elevated arch support considerably reduced strain on the knees, pelvis and small of the back.

Back in 1977, the karhu Championair made its debut and stayed as a fixed value until 1984. Forty years later, karhu brings back the international hit that sold over 1,000,000 pairs globally. When it first launched, the Championair was known for the patented karhu air cushion midsole and the colourful design caught the attention of competitive runners.

A great retro feel to this shoe and a store favourite!

Karhu ChampionAir Trainer White / Twilight Blue

£90.00

The white and twilight blue is a new colour for Summer ’20

  • Nylon and Pigskin suede upper
  • Front lace-up closure
  • Logo details
  • Contrasting colour details
  • Leather details
  • Air cushion midsole
  • Rubber sole

Karhu was the first sports brand to develop a midsole system using air cushion. The air cushion under the heel and the elevated arch support considerably reduced strain on the knees, pelvis and small of the back.

Back in 1977, the karhu Championair made its debut and stayed as a fixed value until 1984. Forty years later, karhu brings back the international hit that sold over 1,000,000 pairs globally. When it first launched, the Championair was known for the patented karhu air cushion midsole and the colourful design caught the attention of competitive runners.

A great retro feel to this shoe and a store favourite!

Karhu Legacy 96 Trainer Bayou / Black

£115.00

Influence in sport means you are long lasting, memorable and measurable. In honour of this heritage, Karhu brings back a running shoe with a name that says it all “The Legacy 96”.

The Legacy 96 comes with:

  • Suede upper
  • Tech Mesh
  • Air cushion sole unit⠀
  • Special designed footbed⠀⠀

Karhu means “bear” in Finnish. The label used to be one of the best kept secrets among in athletic circles, but we think you’ll be happy we let the fashion cat out of the bag. The first pair of shoes were made for athletes Hannes Kolehmainen and Vielle Ritola aka The Flying Finns, in 1916.

Karhu Synchron Classic Trainer OG Grey

£119.00

New for Merchant Menswear but in an old school colour, the OG colourway. Karhu’s Synchron classic returns in slate grey suedes with poppy red and blue accents. this retro runner is defined by its unique Synchron lacing for the perfect fit. Layering luxe uppers with breathable mesh underneath, this pair take to the trails with air cushion technology injected within the seams, while a compression moulded EVA midsole brings shock absorbing capabilities that are built to take on any terrain.

  • Pigskin Suede Uppers
  • Mesh Underlays
  • Synchron Lacing System
  • Embroidered Branding
  • Air Cushion Technology
  • Compression Moulded EVA Midsole
  • Rubber Outsole

Karhu Synchron Classic Trainer Rooibos / Patriot Blue

£119.00 £89.00

This Synchron trainer is part of the Cross-Country Ski Range.

In 1916, Karhu produced skis, which were some of the first items manufactured in a small workshop located in downtown Helsinki. There, locally sourced birch was transformed into winter forms of transport. Because the skis were of such high quality, the Finnish army and world champions chose to wear Karhu on their feet. In welcoming in the winter Karhu have launched the “Cross-Country ski” range.

Each colour palette in the Cross-Country range is inspired by the bright pops featured in the cross-country ski designs of the 90s and 00s. The material selection for the Aria consists of a mix of pigskin suede, water repellent nylon and breathable mesh.

The category of shoes known as the synchron first made their debut in 1980. As the assortment got bigger over the years, it was always easy to recognize the group by the unorthodox lacing system in the toebox. The research and design team wanted to provide a better fitting upper and came up with the innovative lacing system for added comfort and durability. The synchron classic, the 90s edition within the synchron category, remains a comfortable model featuring an air cushion unit and a stable heel cap.

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.

Materials & Details:

  • Pigskin suede
  • Water-repellent nylon
  • Synchron lacing system
  • Air cushion technology
  • Compression moulded EVA midsole
  • Rubber Outsole

Karhu Synchron Classic Trainer Glacier Grey / Lake

£119.00

The category of shoes known as the Synchron first made their debut in 1980.

Easy to recognize by the unorthodox lacing system in the toebox. The research and design team wanted a better fitting upper and came up with the innovative lacing system for added comfort and durability. The Synchron Classic, the 90s edition within the Synchron category, remains a comfortable model featuring an air cushion unit and a stable heel cap.

This Shoe colour is inspired by the Karhu sponsored Ford Escort driven by famous rally world champion Carlos Sainz Sr. who was the first non-Nordic driver to win the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland.

Details:

  • Pigskin Suede uppers
  • Mesh Underlays
  • Synchron lacing system
  • Air cushion technology
  • Compression moulded EVA midsole
  • Rubber Outsole
  • Product Code F802643

Karhu ChampionAir Trainer Mazarine Blue / Paradise Pink

£90.00

Nylon and Pigskin suede upper. Front lace-up closure. Logo details. Contrasting colour details. Leather details. Air cushion midsole. Rubber sole.

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

Style code F805025

Karhu ChampionAir Trainer Fiery Red / White

£90.00

Nylon and Pigskin suede upper. Front lace-up closure. Logo details. Contrasting colour details. Leather details. Air cushion midsole. Rubber sole.

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

Style code: F805024