I would say that I’m definitely more bag than shoe person, but never the less I need to buy shoes once in a while too and maybe few times between ;) Anyway, the plan was to find new pair of ballerinas from Finland and at the same time keep an eye of the sneakers, since the old ones gave up already few months ago. I do have pair of Converse, but I was after sneakers which are really nice and soft and something else than Converse as everyone has a pair...

When we visited the Pop-up shop Pläkä ( my husband noticed sneakers from Karhu (bear in Finnish). Karhu has been doing sport stuff since 1916. 

They original logo for Karhu was three stripes which they then sold to Adidas on price of two bottles of whiskey and 1600,- € ( I really hope the whiskey was good! :)

The sneaker we looked at where called Albatros and they were originally launched in 1980s and seems to be they are doing comeback now, which does not really surprise me as they are really comfortable! 

Unfortunately Pläkä did not have a correct size for my husband so he ended up ordering his from Karhu online shop ( I found mine from Design Forum Finland shop (, they also sell items from different designers, for example from Emmi Malmström

It took for a while my husband to get his shoes because of the midsummer break they had in Finland (or Sweden as the shoes were sent from there), but they are finally here and we are both ready to try out our new cool sneakers ;) Unfortunately the picture below does not show the orange colour properly... It is really orange! :)
If you would wear Karhu Albatros sneakers, which colour would you go for?
Oh and the customer service in Pläkä and Design Forum Finland was brilliant! They were really nice and helpful in both places, tho maybe Pläkä was little bit better... 

Not like the OVVM shop which also sells items from different designers... Huh, I would not go there again, as it is amazing how much more important the laptop was to the shop keeper instead of serving customers...

I did find beautiful ballerinas for myself too and more about them in the next post :)

Cheers for now,

Please note that the pictures of the Albatros sneakers belong to Karhu. Except the one taken with the box ;) All the shop pictures are taken by me.