Women's Shoes Neutral Running Karhu

KARHU Ikoni 2020


[Looking for the latest version? The women's KARHU Ikoni 2021 is now available.]

New year, new Ikoni.

The Karhu Ikoni 2020 builds on the shape that made it work for a wide range of runners. Designed using data from more than 100,000 3D foot scans taken at Fleet Feet, the Ikoni pairs a roomy forefoot with a heel that locks in the fit, making it a comfortable running shoe for beginners and experienced runners alike.

Plus, Karhu this year added a high-volume option, called the Ikoni HiVo, to provide even more options. The extra option gives you the same ride but with a wider width for a better fit.

Built on top of a lightweight and energetic AeroFoam midsole, the Ikoni uses Karhu’s half-length Fulcrum technology to add a fluid transition and a touch of stability. Fleet Feet runners tested the shoe for the Karhu Ikoni review, and they say it pairs a nimble ride with a comfortable fit.

The updated Karhu Ikoni combines an easy fit with a smooth ride to make it capable of knocking out your long run or picking up the tempo.

Tech specs

Karhu Ikoni 2020




8.9 oz (women’s); 10.9 oz (men’s)


8 mm




Everyday trainer


Road, track

Reviews (16)

4.8 out of 5 stars.

4.8/5 on 16 total reviews

Diana Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great shoes

This is the 3d pair of Karhus I purchased; these shoes are wonderful. I have plantar fasciitis & wear custom inserts; they fit nicely in these shoes & help keep my feet from aching. I do some slow jogging & the support of these shoes is really good. My feet and legs feel awesome after a run. I will continue to buy these shoes. :-)

Cathy Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

Karhu ikoni are the BEST shoes I have ever had for running!!! I will definitely be recommending these and buying more! I normally wear a size 7, but had to buy 7.5 in these and they are wonderful!!!

Pamela Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Good fit, good support

These are well made, well fitting running shoes for wide feet with high insteps. With my particular shaped feet, I have trouble getting shoes that fit well, but I think I’ve finally found them after 60 years of using my feet!

Donna Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

I’ve always had difficulty finding a comfortable walking/running shoe due to not enough arch support in most shoes. I went into Fleet Feet prepared to purchase a different brand and after trying every one the very patient and knowledgeable sales guy showed me, I purchased this one and have not been disappointed. These shoes flow with your stride, I’ve never experienced anything like them before, amazingly comfortable! Thanks Flleet Feet!

Bridgette Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great neutral shoe

I have been wearing Asics Gel Cummulus for years. I haven't been as impressed with the last couple versions. I went with these starting in July 2020 and LOVED them! These are a perfect neutral no frills shoe. Highly recommend!

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