Karhu's success began a long time ago, when in 1916 he began producing equipment for the Finnish Olympic team: a few years later he also created a line of running shoes, the basis of all Scandinavian Olympic successes in the field of athletics. The logo Bear we all know today is a side "M", which derives from the word "Mestari" and means "champion" in Finnish. Focusing on lightness and flexibility, the sneakers Bear they have gained increasing popularity.