KARHU “Outdoor pack” part II

by Henrik Buzzi

After a successful introduction of the fall 2017 “Outdoor Pack”, Karhu looks to back up the release with a refreshed second edition. Inspired by the hiking and walking trails in Finland, the second pack consists of two colour ways of the Aria, a Synchron Classic and the Fusion 2.0. In addition, the collection draws its colour direction from the mid-90s Karhu outdoor catalogue. To fit the season, the drop incorporates durable, weather resistant materials and subdued colour ways.

The main inspiration for Karhu’s Outdoor Pack second edition is the Karhunkierros Trail, also known as the “bear’s trail,” a legendary path in Finland that welcomes thousands of nature and sports enthusiasts every year.

The Aria is featured in two colour ways. The Aria (Friar / Poseidon) is a direct interpretation of the 90s version called the “Karhu Cherokee” while the Aria (Taupe / Syrah) pays homage to the “Karhu Navajo”. Extra detail is included on the Aria with speckled EVA midsoles and a D-ring eyelet construction for an outdoor feel. The upper is made of a mix of pigskin suede and water repellent nylon mesh to match the season.

When it comes to the Synchron Classic, Karhu packages the model with the same heritage and craftsmanship as the original 1995 version. The fall version is inspired by the mid-cut cult classic, the “Karhu Corsair”. The colour way incorporates the same pigskin suede for a soft comfortable feel and stylish look. The traditional Synchron nylon mesh is tightly woven to limit water entering the shoe.

The Fusion 2.0 features Olive green pigskin suede and water repellent Joia yellow nylon mesh. A grey and black speckled injected EVA midsole adds detail while nylon rope laces complete the outdoor package feel. Releasing September 29 at selected retailers such as hanon.