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Karhu F802621

Karhu x Paavo Nurmi Synchron Classic (black / white)

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Product details

  • Karhu x Paavo Nurmi Games collaboration
  • Soft grain premium leather upper
  • Performance air mesh underlays
  • Rubberized heel with laser cut signature
  • 3M reflective detail on heel
  • Diamond mesh lining
  • Tongue label with injected rubber print
  • Speckled midsole
  • Rubber outsole
  • Special printed insole
  • Special 100th anniversary Karhu x Paavo Nurmi box
  • F802651
  • white/black
Paavo Johannes Nurmi is one of the most successful athletes in Olympic history and one of only two track and field athletes to win nine Olympic gold medals. Nurmi was a Finnish middle and long distance runner who set 22 o cial world records at distances between 1,500 meters and 20,000 meters. He was nicknamed the “Flying Finn” as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. His twelve Olympic medals remain as the most ever received by a track and field athlete in the history of the Games.

In an era when all track and field athletes wore black racing spikes, Nurmi began wearing all white Kangaroo leather Karhu shoes. The colour concept of this release is dedicated to Nurmi’s trendsetting character and athletic accom- plishments on the track.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Karhu’s founding, we collaborated with the Paavo Nurmi Games to honour the spirit of the Flying Finn. The Paavo Nurmi Games (PNG) is a Finnish track and field event that attracts top interna- tional talent to Nurmi’s hometown of Turku, Finland. This year represents PNG’s 60th anniversary and what better way to celebrate their success than collaborating with Nurmi’s choice of footwear brands.

The materials used on this Synchron Classic feature a mix of conventional soft grain, premium leather representing Karhu’s past combined with more technical performance air mesh and a rubberized heel with laser cut signature as a look to Karhu’s future. The tongue label receives a special injected rubber treatment highlighting the Karhu x Paavo Nurmi project. The footbed showcases Nurmi’s accomplishments at the Olympics and the respective medals won. The special 100th anniversary Karhu x Paavo Nurmi box is black and white themed, features the athlete’s signature and provides unique wrapping paper to honour the record holder. Finally, a choice of two laces come with the Synchron Classic to complete a balanced look paying homage to Nurmi’s glorified past as one of the most victorious Olympic athletes.

About Karhu
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand in Europe and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 100 years. With an authentic heritage in running 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 some of the greatest Finnish runners, including Boston Marathon champion Olavi Suomalainen and Paavo Nurmi, giving rise to the Flying Finns. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers. For more information, visit Karhu.com.

About Paavo Nurmi Games
The first Paavo Nurmi Games was arranged in 1957 as a birthday present to Nurmi on his 60th birthday. During his career Nurmi won 9 Olympic Gold medals and was among the first athletes to be nominated in the IAAF Hall of Fame. The tradition has gone on ever since and the event is held every year at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium named after the legendary runner.
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