Karhu sneakers

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Choosing a pair of sneakers is not as easy as it seems. There are dozens of brands, each with their own unique characteristics. That being said, there are certain brands that stand out by showcasing original sneakers of an extraordinary quality.Whether you’re already a fan or new to the brand, by the end of this article we think you’ll agree with us that Kahru can offer you what many other brand’s can’t.

Origin of Karhu

Kahru is a society that is older than it is tempting to believe. Indeed, it was founded in Finland in 1916. Originally, it bore the name of Ab Sport Artiklar and its logo was a bear. During the first years of its existence, the brand has mainly produced sports equipment such as javelins or athletic records for example.

Creation of Karhu

Faced with the ever more demanding needs of the customers at the time, the brand chose to diversify in 1920 by developing its first sneakers which immediately met with a huge success. Some athletes wore Kahru shoes at the Games Olympic Games of 1920 or 1924 and won several gold medals. In 1920, the brand decided to change its name to Kahru, which means Bear in Finnish.

Karhu and adidas

The Karhu Group has constantly innovated to offer its customers ever more irreproachable articles, until becoming what it is today. Finally, for the little anecdote, Kahru invented the iconic three-strip logo of Adidas, which she sold in 1951 for the equivalent of 1600 euros and two bottles of whiskey.