Finnish footwear brand Karhu is rich in athletic heritage and innovative design, utilizing its sporting history and archive to build a classic casual footwear offering that is synonymous with expertise, quality and craftsmanship.
The Karhu Trampas first appeared in the 1960s as a multi purpose training shoe designed with a focus on more regular training needs in mind. The introduction of design details including a more padded heel collar and better arch support, paved the way for the Trampas to be worn by both Finnish Olympians and everyday folks that appreciated its durability and casual style.
Fast forward to 2021, and after a successful re-introduction in 2019 via collaborations such as recent link up with Amsterdam based skate label Pop Trading Company. The Karhu Trampas returns with four new iterations of the shoe constructed from cow suede uppers and luxe leather linings, alongside an accompanying capsule collection of apparel inspired by the casual nature of the original Trampas footwear design. Where some brands fight for their space via noise and disruption, the Trampas SS21 collection stands out for its authenticity: a quality that has been at the brand’s core for over 100 years.