Sneakerheads: Karhu ChampionAir

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      The deets:

      Nothing says 1970s sneaker style like the Finnish Karhu brand. These new unisex renditions of the ChampionAir--the height of air-cushioned running technology in 1977--really kick into spring in white, twilight-blue, and retro golden rod ($140). They still feel pillowy, more than four decades on, with arch support that was well ahead of its time. Grab a pair of tube-socks and you're good to go.


      The brand's signature "M" represents the word mestari, the Finnish word for champion.



      KC & the Sunshine Band's 1977 hit "I'm Your Boogie Man"