KARHU CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF FINNAIR WITH A UNIQUE COLLABORATION

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Finnair bringing the world together via the power of flight. What began as a simple postal route across the Baltic Sea has expanded into a vast global network intent on helping people get from one place to another with ease and efficiency. 

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Similarly, Finnish sport and lifestyle brand, KARHU, is dedicated to crafting quality running products for those on the move. Efficiency- driven innovation is in their DNA. The original “Flying Finns”, KARHU shares a century-long history devoted to forward motion and progress.

To honour 100 years, KARHU is proud to introduce a unique collaboration with their friends at Finnair. The Finnair Mestari Control was developed for the cabin and ground crews of Finland’s premier airline. Dressed in all-black, the silhouette perfectly complements the updated Finnair uniform. Additional detailing such as the tongue label, footbed, and box design were done in collaboration with Finnish designer and frequent KARHU collaborator, Sasu Kauppi.

Additionally, the Mestari Control utilizes a slip-resistant outsole equipped with a unique traction pattern that was also inspired by shoes from KARHU’s back catalogue. The upper is stitched from synthetic suede and nylon and includes an anti-microbial lining. For added in-flight comfort, an Ortholite footbed provides another layer of protection and just the right amount of softness underfoot.

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This special collaboration is a celebration of two brands’ shared heritage as “Flying Finns”. For a century and beyond, we’ve sought to inspire movement and exploration in the spirit of bringing people together. Whether by air or by foot, here’s to 100 years of getting you where you want to go. On behalf of Finnair and KARHU, thank you for flying with us!

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MESTARI CONTROL X FINNAIR

JET BLACK / NIGHT SKY

$140.00

NOW AVAILABLE

In sizes 36-48

This special collaboration is a celebration of two brands’ shared heritage as “Flying Finns”. For a century and beyond, we’ve sought to inspire movement and exploration in the spirit of bringing people together. Whether by air or by foot, here’s to 100 years of getting you where you want to go. On behalf of Finnair and KARHU, thank you for flying with us!

Lifestyle, Release