A couple of Scandinavian sneaker stalwarts have joined forces for a colab that pays tribute to the land of the Norsemen. Finland’s Karhu have chipped in their Aria silhouette, while Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff contributed a bright colourway they’ve named ‘The Land of a Thousand Lakes.' Anyone who’s wandered that far north will know bodies of water dominate the stunning landscape: Finland hosts 187 lakes, while Stockholm sits among 30,000 islands – the world's largest archipelago.
With all that in mind, the inspiration for the blue pigskin-suede upper becomes clear. To add to the fjord vibes the 90s runner has been given a crystal-clear outsole and a custom-printed insole.
The Sneakersnstuff x Karhu Aria ‘The Land of a Thousand Lakes’ will be available from all SNS stores, as well as online, from July 8.