THE FUSION XC LOOKS TO CARRY ON KARHU’S PROUD OUTDOOR LEGACY

Born in Finland, Karhu has long celebrated a rich history rooted in love and admiration for the outdoors. As early as the 1930s, Karhu products such as hiking shoes, backpacks, tents, canoes, and paddles were prominently featured in Finnish sporting goods catalogues.
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The Fusion XC combines a unique retro aesthetic with efficient modern functionality. Inspired by several shoes from Karhu’s history, this new Fusion features a taped M-logo reminiscent of the 1996 Fusion AP. The outsole utilizes an updated version of our signature T-profile lug pattern that was used on many Karhu shoes from the previous century, including the iconic Synchron Classic.

In addition to these historic design nods, the Fusion XC is equipped with the same modern Fulcrum technology found in every current model from our running collection. The Fulcrum functions like a cradle, or a rocker, that keeps all forces moving forward, reducing pressure on the heel and using the body’s natural energy to create a smooth, guided ride.

 

Further technical features include a toe bumper for added protection and a fully gusseted tongue to keep out dust and dirt.

The Fusion XC is offered in three outdoor- inspired colourways.

Aztec / Jet Black invokes the palette of the 1996 Karhu Apache and utilizes HydroGuard®, a breathable, waterproof membrane designed to keep your feet cool and dry.

Gunmetal / Jet Black also features HydroGuard®.

For increased comfort on milder days, the Abbey Stone / Gunmetal colourway instead uses nylon mesh with suede overlays.

 

Photography by Justine Leenarts / @justineleenarts
Creative direction and styling by Lisa Anne Stuyfzand / @lisa_anne_stuyfzand
Models Annabel, Jismael, Sola, Toon, Mousapha @ The Movement Models / @themovementmodels
MUA by Romy Legger @ House of Orange / @romy_legger

Fusion xc - aztec / jet black
FUSION XC ''WATERPROOF'' - AZTEC / JET BLACK

FUSION XC ''WATERPROOF''

AZTEC / JET BLACK

€200,00

AVAILABLE NOW

In sizes 35-49

This same adventurous spirit of yesteryear still guides our design process to this day as the brand-new Fusion XC looks to carry on Karhu’s proud outdoor legacy combining a unique retro aesthetic with efficient modern functionality.

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Fusion xc - gun metal / jet black
Fusion xc - gun metal / jet black

FUSION XC ''WATERPROOF''

GUNMETAL / JET BLACK

€180,00

AVAILABLE NOW

In sizes 35-49

This same adventurous spirit of yesteryear still guides our design process to this day as the brand-new Fusion XC looks to carry on Karhu’s proud outdoor legacy combining a unique retro aesthetic with efficient modern functionality.

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Fusion XC Abbey Stone / Gunmetal
Fusion XC Abbey Stone / Gunmetal

FUSION XC

ABBEY STONE / GUNMETAL

€160,00

AVAILABLE NOW

In sizes 35-49

This same adventurous spirit of yesteryear still guides our design process to this day as the brand-new Fusion XC looks to carry on Karhu’s proud outdoor legacy combining a unique retro aesthetic with efficient modern functionality.

Lifestyle, Release