[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.
Karhu Ikoni 2020
8.9 oz (women’s); 10.9 oz (men’s)
4.8/5 on 16 total reviews
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. :-)
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!!!
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!
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!
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!