Concepts x Karhu Aria ’95

by Henrik Buzzi

Concepts has come together in partnership with Karhu on a special collaborative product. After combing through the Karhu archives, Concepts decided to revive the ’95 Aria silhouette. Working closely with the design team at Karhu, not only did the shoe get a visual upgrade, but the sole, silhouette and other details have been reworked to give this classic runner a respectful update to it’s industrial design. The shoe pays homage to the brand’s homeland of Finland and more specifically, the iconic Helsinki train station. Green copper roofs, famed glowing granite stone, orange Finnish sunsets, and a vibrant blue sky help tell the story behind Karhu’s brand origin. Releasing June 20th at Concepts