Karhu "Laulujoutsen Pack"
The Whooper Swan is a greatly admired fowl in Europe. In fact, the bird is so special that it is featured on Finland’s 1 Euro coin. Despite the bird’s large size, it is considered a powerful flier capable of traveling thousands of kilometers during seasonal migrations. To pay homage to the Karhu Trainer and the Whooper Swan, Karhu releases the “Laulujoutsen” Pack. We have two of the three pairs from this latest release: the Aria and the Fusion 2.0. The material selection for each model consists of soft pigskin grey suede accented with tonal hits of yellow. Each model features a solid white EVA midsole oering a light feel when combined with the upper’s colour selection. As mentioned above, the overall impression is reminiscent of the 1985 Karhu Trainer and the Whooper Swan’s beak. Karhu swoops online (main-source.co.uk) at midnight on Thursday and in store on Friday May 4th, as well as the Karhu Concept Store in Helsinki to take flight with the Laulujoutsen Pack.
The Karhu Legend collection is designed to honour the brand’s heritage, while curating an assortment modern in its look and feel. Remembering past Karhu models is important for preserving a legacy rich in history. In 1985, Karhu launched the “Trainer.” The pair that caught our attention consisted of soft yellow nylon, light grey suede and a dark grey M-logo. In turn, the colour combination reminded the product team of Finland’s national bird, the Laulujoutsen (Whooper Swan), which has a yellow and black beak.
Karhu Fusion 2.0 “Laulujoutsen”
SILVER BIRCH/SEDONA SAGE
Launch: Friday 4th of May ONLINE; 00:01BST
Karhu Aria “Laulujoutsen”
SEDONA SAGE/LEMON DROP
Launch: Friday 3rd of May ONLINE; 00:01BST