Karhu originated back in 1916 in Helsinki, Finland, with the company first being called Ab sportartielar Oy. They later changed their name to Karhu in 1920, with the name meaning Bear in Finnish. Karhu running shoes dominated the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, with their 'Flying Finns' bringing home 15 Gold medals. They officially registered their M-symbol as a trademark in the 1960s. For over 100 years, they have provided innovative running footwear and will continue doing so. Buy Karhu trainers including Karhu Fusion 2.0 from our great range of men's Karhu running shoes.