To celebrate KARHU’S 100TH anniversary, KARHU and Patta have partnered once again to collaborate on a special footwear release. The category of shoes known as the Synchron first made their debut in the early 1980s. Over the years, as the assortment got bigger it was always easy to recognize the group by the unorthodox lacing system in the toe box. The research and design team wanted to provide a better fitting upper and came up with the innovative lacing system for added comfort and durability.


Patta’s take on the KARHU Synchron Classic is crafted from premium nubuck on the uppers (a first for the silhouette), balanced out with durable mesh, pigskin leather lining, and 3M reflective accents. The heels feature embroidered Patta and KARHU branding on each shoe. The woven tongue label is kept intact from the original Synchron Classic, which now highlights both brands. The collaborating partners are again highlighted on the sublimated sockliners. Each pair comes with 3 sets of laces with aglet branding, including the original zigzag-pattern characteristic of the original Synchron Classic.


Additionally, each pair sold at Patta Amsterdam and Patta London will be supplied with an exclusive foldable KARHU x Patta runner jacket (while supplies last). The water repellent jacket is constructed from taffeta material, and features zipper pockets, mesh lining, 3M reflective branding on the chest, tonal branding above the hem, and a foldable hood. The jacket is fully packable for portable convenience.


The Karhu x Patta Synchron Classic (Dark Green/Marzipan) is set to release at Patta Amsterdam and Patta London on Friday December 9, and online on Saturday, December 10.

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