Karhu has been around since 1916 on the feet of some of Finland’s most legendary runners. Karhu shoes have won Olympic medals and Boston Marathons and everything in between. Our fulcrum technology was created in 1987, and since then it has been tested and perfected at both the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and at Iowa State University in the US.
The Karhu difference is all about the fulcrum technology. Simply put, the fulcrum helps you move forward more efficiently. Independent research shows that runners bounce up and down half an inch less per step in Karhu than in other running shoes. Think of it like climbing stairs: runners climb fewer stories across every distance with the efficiency of Karhu Fulcrum Technology.