Karhu’s big theme for spring has been ‘The Forest Rules’. For those with a weaker grasp of English, (like ourselves) we can inform you that there is a double meaning in the term - ‘the rules of the forest’ but also ‘the forest rules’. As one of the selected few retailers, we had the great honor of interpreting this in a Grandpa way. And it became a tribute to our hometown Stockholm and clarification that we like contrasts in life and that we have one foot in the city and one foot in nature. In short, it became a film to illustrate this. Enjoy!
This season, Karhu encourages you to grab your tent and sleeping bag and heed The Forest Rules with three unique forest-themed drops. Each specially curated release is inspired by a specific set of rules. The Forest Rules fall into three main areas of focus—Wildlife, Safety First, and Preservation.
Drop 1: The first drop of the season is dedicated to the proper etiquette around Wildlife. When it comes to enjoying nature and the animals that live there, remember these three simple rules: look but don’t touch, avoid using flash photography, and never share food. Karhu hopes that you not only obey the forest rules but that you think the forest rules, too! We've chosen to bring in two sneakers from this drop - the Legacy 96 and the Fusion 2.0, we love the earth-toned colourways that clearly are inspired by nature, the outdoors, and wildlife, which one is your favourite?
Drop 2: When it comes to enjoying nature, whether it be camping, hiking, or observing wildlife, always remember Safety First. Don’t forget to buddy up and be sure to mind your step. We think you should be stepping around in a pair of Synchron Classics! The model Abbey Stone/Turbulence has different natural tones with orange elements - a colour that pops and screams Safety First.
Drop 3: Karhu rounds out “The Forest Rules” pack with their third and final camping-themed drop of the season with a Fusion 2.0 in brand new colorways. In the drop, they are highlighting the importance of protecting the natural world. Now more than ever we need to take care of our forests and other wild places so that they can continue to provide beauty and adventure for future generations. When it comes to preservation, one of the simplest rules to follow is to “Leave No Trace” by carrying out whatever you carry in. They also encourage you to volunteer whenever and wherever you can. This can be in the form of trail maintenance, forest clean-up, or planting new growth.