KARHU Trampas Blue/White Tokyo
Finland and Japan have a unique history when it comes to running. Back in the 50s and 60s, the
Finns were some of the few foreign athletes to travel and compete at the Fukuoka Marathon. A
shared appreciation for distance running became the foundation for a long-lasting friendship.
With the biggest global sports event happening in Tokyo this summer, it felt like the perfect time
to celebrate this special friendship between the two nations.
We chose to tell this story through our iconic 1960s running silhouette, the Karhu Trampas,
deemed by one of the greatest distance running coaches of all times, Sir Arthur Lydiard, as “the
best training shoe in the world”.
The “Friendship” Pack inspired by the national colours of Japan and Finland consists of the
Trampas in two versions. The M-logo Trampas, the Japan version, features a white grained
leather upper and red suede M-logo design, while the Finland version features a blue suede
upper and a white grained leather support stripe. Both shoes are decorated with a debossed
and gold printed Karhu wordmark, used initially on our footwear in the 50s and 60s.
To set the pack apart, both pairs come with free matching Made in Italy socks.
- Full suede upper
- Leather support stripe
- Leather ankle lining
- Leather topped footbed
- 100% cotton lace
- Gold printed historic Karhu wordmark
- Original inspired trampas box design