Karhu Shoes NZ

Karhu is a footwear and athletic heritage brand from Finland. They are incredibly comfortable and made from premium materials - visit our online store today to see our selection of Karhu shoes in NZ.

Karhu Shoes & Footwear

Karhu, meaning "bear" in Finnish, has been a leader in the running shoe industry since 1916, pioneering much of the technology found in modern shoes. In the 1950s, they sold their three-stripes trademark to a well-known athletic shoe company for two bottles of whiskey and approximately 1,600 Euros. Today, Karhu continues to dominate the running shoe market and has expanded into the lifestyle category, regularly releasing new sneakers which we are excited to offer.

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Karhu Shoes NZ

Legacy 96

Karhu's influence in sports is all about quantifiable endurance and memorability. To celebrate this legacy, Karhu has reintroduced a lifestyle running shoe named "Legacy 96." The new release of 2023, part of the "Synergy Pack," uses a subdued "cityscape" colourway with grey, green, and speckled soles. The shoe's body features premium pigskin suede uppers, synthetic overlays, and a compression-moulded EVA midsole, reminiscent of the original 1996 version.

Fusion XC "Waterproof"

Fan-favourite Finnish footwear brand Karhu's latest sneaker release, the Fusion XC, is an exciting addition to their collection. Inspired by the legendary Fusion 2.0 silhouette, this shoe blends a retro aesthetic with modern functionality, continuing Karhu's outdoor legacy. The uppers, made of nubuck leather and water-resistant nylon, feature a HydroGuard® waterproof membrane and a fully gusseted tongue to keep dirt out. Toe bumpers and rubber side mudguards provide additional protection. The shoe's colourway is based on a pair of 1996 "Apache" sneakers from Karhu's archives.


Karhu, Finland's legendary sports brand, has brought back a classic with the return of the Synchron. First released in the 90s, this shoe features an innovative lacing system that provides added support to the front of your foot when walking or running. It also features Air Cushion technology to add exceptional comfort and cushioning. Karhu was the pioneer in developing the air cushion midsole in the 1970s. This revolutionary technology garnered much attention and was subsequently replicated by several notable shoe brands. We stock this model in a variety of colours.

Fusion 2.0

The Karhu Fusion 2.0 sneakers draw design inspiration from hiking shoe styles - combining soft suede and technical mesh with ballistic nylon overlays. The shoe's rope laces and metal eyelets contribute to its outdoorsy aesthetic. Originally released in 1996, the Fusion continues to be one of the brand's top sellers due to it’s unique design and premium comfort.

Albatross 82

The Karhu Albatross 82 is a retro runner, first launched in 1982, and is regarded for its innovative functionality, simple design, and good quality. As a brand rooted in running shoes, Karhu has continuously drawn inspiration from its DNA to influence its design team, even after launching its lifestyle category in the early 2000s.The Albatross is a more conservative style in the Karhu range whilst maintaining the same comfort and quality, this style is for someone wanting a sleeker sneaker look that is still unique.

Aria 95

The Aria 95 sneakers from Karhu boast a unique blend of retro style and innovative design. They are crafted from a mix of breathable mesh and premium suede, with a "monosock" feature and Fulcrum technology in the sole for added comfort and support. Karhu prides itself on designing sneakers that seamlessly blend form and function to offer wearers both style and support. Their unique colour combinations also make them stand out from the crowd.

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