KARHU Mestari Run

Women's Running Shoes View Men's
Star Rating is 5 / 5
8 Verified Reviews
Raspberry / Strawberry #1127896-RSRW-ABIW
Happy Fit Guarantee
Fleet Feet Reviewed
Read our review of the KARHU Mestari Run


Cushion and comfort combine to make the running shoe of your dreams in the KARHU Mestari Run.

Whether you are going for your long run or standing all day, the maximum cushioned Mestari Run gives you the perfect balance of cushion, softness and energy return. One runner stated "the cushioning in the Mestari Run offers a perfect blend of memory-foam-like cushion and firmness. The shoes are soft and absorbent, and feel barely noticeable—in a good way—during runs,” in our KARHU Mestari Run Review. You will roll smoothly through each step as you reach your fitness goals with ease.


  • Upper: IdealKnit mesh gives you structure and security throughout the midfoot and this upper features a more accommodating fit. Asymmetrical lacing and Karhu's MLock features a nice snug fit around the arch, while the stretchy upper is accommodating for many foot shapes.
  • Midsole: An enhanced AeroFoam midsole material with a thick stack height that gives you maximum cushion. A deeper Fulcrum acts like a lever, encapsulating the foot while giving you guidance, smooth transitions and additional toe spring to let you roll effortlessly through your runs. Your foot sits into the foam, cradling it for a plush experience.

Tech Specs

KARHU Mestari Run


8 mm

Stack Height

Heel: 33 mm / forefoot: 25 mm


9.9 oz (W), 12 oz (M)




Everyday training

Who It’s Best For

The KARHU Mestari Run is a maximum cushioned neutral shoe perfect for those who run, walk or stand on their feet all day long.

Why You’ll Love It

If you like a lot of cushion, you will love the KARHU Mestari Run. From long runs to walking the dog, you will love the comfort and roll of these shoes.

Read More in Our KARHU Mestari Run Review

Popular Women's Neutral Running Shoes


Star Rating is 5 / 5
Based on 8 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

Super cushioned on heels my 2nd pair

AS.Chattanooga 3 months ago Verified Purchase

5 Star. Karhu has become one of my go-to brands. The Mestari Run is a great design for walking with a lot of cushion and heel comfort. The inside arch area dips inward fairly deep so they may not be comfortable for wider feet at Standard width. If you want this same style but less cushioned with a more stable grounded feeling needed for weight lifting at the gym go for the Fusion 4 model instead. I loved the Mestari Run for everyday wear so much I bought a 2nd pair. I would recommend you spray them with a good sneaker/vinyl safe waterproofer if you get the off white color because mesh always collects dirt easy but it's a well made good quality comfortable shoe!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Best tennis shoe ever

Gail 3 months ago Verified Purchase

Great tennis shoe!! They are the best for my heel and foot pain. Great support!!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

5 star satisfaction

TrishaG 6 months ago Verified Purchase

This shoe gave me the max support and cushioning that I was looking for. The Mestari is my new favorite KARHU shoe.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great shoe

L. D 7 months ago Verified Purchase

Very comfortable shoe with great support and cushion

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Running long miles in these!

skirtonbear 7 months ago Verified Purchase

I bought these for a recent half and a coming full marathon and am so grateful for the cushion and the space for my wide foot. Nearly a hundred miles on them already and I’m still smiling. Tongue doesn’t slide and I don’t seem to need to lace them differently for my high arch and instep. Good ventilation too. Plus they’re blue and Jody from Fleet Feet really took the time to help me find the right shoe for me. I demoed the Ikoni and really liked it too.