Neutral. The Karhu Forward 3 utilizes advanced lightweight design and composite materials to achieve superior performance. Breathable air mesh upper with a new, improved fit will leave you running further and accomplishing that new PR.
Upper: Open air mesh in vamp and collar supported by a tight, single ply and lightweight mesh in the saddle increases breathability and provides a lighter weight with an anatomical fit around the foot. The air mesh upper also ensures breathability throughout the forefoot and instep while supporting the medial and lateral saddles. Anatomically mapped tongue provides comfort and protection from the laces without interfering with the fit. Eco synthetic fiber collar lining with rolled collar is breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. HF Weld/Mesh reinforced toe tip provides lightweight abrasion resistance. HF Weld/Mesh reinforced toe tip gives you increased visibility in low light conditions.
Midsole: EVA padded lasting board provides step in comfort. Precision engineered compression molded EVA midsole with tuned durometers provides ultimate forward efficiency. Injected molded composite Fulcrum made of Pebax is based on two years of dynamic bio-mechanical research and helps the runner transition onto their forefoot and into toe off efficiently. Anatomically designed, EVA forefoot insert with hourglass shape aligned to the metatarsal heads ensures support and cushioning of the met heads during the propulsion phase. Combination PU foam and molded EVA heel pad breathable insole gives you excellent cushioning, moisture management and durability for a great step-in feel.
14 mm heel to toe offset.
Outsole: T lug compression molded rubber outsole with anatomic flex relief and backfilled EVA is lightweight yet provides durable performance traction and forefoot cushion from the backfill of the T lugs.
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