Women's Shoes 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 (15)

4.7 out of 5 stars.

4.7/5 on 15 total reviews

Cathy Ann Goss 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 Pescosolido 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!

Joy Streight Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Best shoes

I wore my first pair out with daily use, so gladly purchased another pair. (But they held up admirably for a lot longer than brands I've worn before.) They have the right amount of stability and cushion. Hard to admit I've reached the age where cushion is important... but it is! Highly recommend.

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