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Karhu shoes are part of Finnish sporting and design history

Karhu shoes are part of Finnish sporting and design history | Finland | Scoop.it
Today’s Karhu with its Dutch-American owners uses Finnishness as selling point.
For decades, the athletic shoes and sporting equipment made by the Finnish manufacturer Karhu, who this year celebrate their 95th anniversary, have been as much everyday reality for the people of Finland as Iittala’s Teema dinnerware or Marimekko shirts.
Especially from the 1970s many can still remember the brightly-coloured running shoes, the heels of which were decorated with round reflector stickers.

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281st issue: Karhu shoes

281st issue: Karhu shoes | Finland | Scoop.it
Karhu means bear in Finnish. Bear is also our national animal. Murr..Ricky wearing Karhu Fulcrum Star. Karhu is also a famous Finnish sporting goods company, which produces shoes, baseboll accessories...
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