Part of the Ruska collection, this Fusion 2.0 consists of pigskin suede panels and water repellent nylon at the toe and midfoot sections. The gradient colour blocking is subtle like the changing leaves in nature, but the heel panel receives a seasonal colour pop. The “M-logo” taping, D-ring eyelets and rope laces provide structure to the midfoot and give an overall outdoor look. In Finland, RUSKA is a unique word that is used to describe the time of year when the aspen, mountain ash, and birch leaves begin to turn brilliant shades of gold, burgundy, and caramel. The farther north you travel towards Lapland, the more intense the changing colours of leaves become to not only the trees, but also the surrounding bushes, vines and berries.
In 1996, the Karhu “Fusion” model was the top running shoe in the collection. To bring it back from the archives, Karhu reworked the model with its original designer launching it as the Fusion 2.0.