Karhu’s skis were one of the first items produced by the brand in a small workshop located in downtown Helsinki where locally sourced birch was transformed into winter forms of transport. Worn by everyone from the Finnish army to world champions like Harri Kirvesniemi cross-country skiing has helped to shape the brand.
Last winter, the Karhu design team paid a visit Harri Kirvesniemi at the Karhu ski factory in Kitee, a small Finnish town in the East of Finland. Where they got to know more about the factory, the technical aspects of producing ski’s and of course Harri’s cross-country ski experiences and anecdotes. SO impressed were the team that they decided to honour the man who is still part of the Karhu legacy at the place where they still make their skis via the launch of the Karhu Fusion 2.0 “Kitee” pack.
Matching the season, the material selection on both Fusion 2.0s in theb pack consists of a mix of pigskin suede, water repellent nylon and lycra. Extra detail is included with speckled EVA midsoles and rope lacing to add an outdoor sport feel to the shoes. The Fusion 2.0 remains a salute to the original Fusion model from 1996, when it was one of the most technical running shoes in the collection.
Shop the Karhu “Kitee” Pack at Fresh Store here.