Hey sneakerheads! One model that is becoming more and more popular among my circle of friends is the Karhu Fusion 2.0. However, many of them don't really know much about the Finnish brand or don't have the budget at the moment (students, you know). Well, I'm here to help!

I've looked into the history of the Finnish brand and will take you through it in the first part of this post. Want to jump straight to the offers? Then scroll down for four really great prizes!

Back in history

Karhu is one of those brands that many know, but still know little about. Are you aware that Karhu has been in business for over 100 years? The brand was founded in Helsinki in 1916 under the name 'Ab Sportartiklar'. From the beginning, the first products from the Finns included all kinds of sporting goods, but also shoes. The sneakers Karhu produced back then were made as running shoes, including track spikes to improve performance on the tracks.

Urho Kekkonen wearing Karhu sneakers
1966 Finnland’s President Urho Kekkonen chilling in some Karhu sneakers

In 1920, the brand changed its name to Karhu, the Finnish word for 'bear'. In the same year, the record-breaking marathon runners, the 'Flying Finns' conquered the world, and some Olympic medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Antwerp. Karhu was only four years old at the time, but was already managing to offer award-winning footwear. It's safe to say that this gave Karhu a great entry into the market. Logically, the brand was selected as Finland's official supplier for all Olympic Games at the next Olympics.

Shoes have been part of Karhu's line-up from the beginning, but these international victories for the brand ensured that they became the focus of the brand's marketing and production strategies. Intense research began to create shoes with the best designs.

Shia LaBeouf trägt ein Paar Karhu Fusion 2.0
Shia LaBeouf wears a pair of Karhu Fusion 2.0 while walking along the Seine with FKA Twigs

That was in the 1920s. So it's safe to say that now, 100 years later, Karhu knows what they're doing when it comes to offering the best shoes on the market. But the very smart shoes are not only perfect for walking, they are also really nice to look at.

Celebrities have also picked up on the hype surrounding the Karhu shoe, especially the Karhu Fusion 2.0. Take Kanye West and Shia LaBeouf, for example.

Kanye West trägt ein Paar Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Mount Pallas Caramel'
Kanye West in Brentwood, Kalifornien, wearing a pair of Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Mount Pallas Caramel'

The four best pairs currently available below retail price

Now I'd like to introduce you to all my four favourite pairs, all of which are available very far below retail price!

Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Walnut' | F804096

The Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Walnut' stands out with its contrast of warmer, darker tones, a crisp white beige and a soft cream collar. The pair is now available for only €84! Get this bargain from Foot District. Or check out all the retailers for the Fusion 2.0 by clicking the button below.

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Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Walnut'

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Karhu Fusion 2.0 'Walnut'

Karhu Fusion 2.0 Speckled Pack 'Sparrow' | F804094

This year Karhu has given us some very good releases, including the Speckled Pack. The sneakers feature speckled soles and add even more character. Click the button below to find out where to buy these fantastic kicks.

Karhu Fusion 2.0 Speckled Pack 'Sparrow' | F804094

Karhu Fusion 2.0 Legend Pack 'Bright White' | F804098

The last two fantastic pairs are both part of the Legend Pack. This 'Bright White' colorway is one of Karhu's cleanest pairs. But when it comes to design, it still gives us great vibes. This is because Karhu has opted for different shades of white as well as different materials, giving the shoes many layers and therefore depth. Check out all the shops for the Karhu 'Bright White' by clicking the button below.

Karhu Fusion 2.0 Legend Pack 'Bright White' | F804098
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Karhu Fusion 2.0 Legend Pack 'Dawn Blue' | F804100

Finally, the Legend Pack's 'Dawn Blue' colorway combines soft blues and greys with a bright red. This red is not only visible on the side, but also on the sole that ties the whole design together. If you want to go straight to the best price, click the button below to get the 'Dawn Blue' colorway!

Karhu Fusion 2.0 Legend Pack 'Dawn Blue' | F804100
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See you next time, community!