Dusted-off, polished-up, and ready to hit the streets, Karhu plucked the Legacy’s from the brand’s formidable archives to honor the decades of influence they’ve had on the world of sport. First introduced in 1996 with game-changing construction elements like air cushioning and fulcrum technology (still used in their performance lineup today), today these serve a comfortable and laid-back role more suited to the sidelines or coaching room.
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If you’ve never heard of the “Flying Finn” a quick Google search will land you on the name Paavo Nurmi, the most decorated track athlete in world history. He’s won more Olympic medals than Usain Bolt, setting 22 world records—and he did it all in a pair of Karhus. Meet Finland’s most legendary trainers. These guys have outfitted Finnish athletes for over a century and led the way in running shoe innovation with technologies (like air cushions) that we still see today.