Orienteering Technology

Carbon Plate

Our top range product Luna is the first ever orienteering shoe with integrated carbon plate in the sole. Across the world of running, new world records are set using this technology. We expect to see positive effects mainly when the terrain is a bit smoother and harder.

The carbon plate in the orienteering shoe is not only providing extra speed and energy return, it also increase the protection of your feet. The running feel in terrain is different from a traditional sole, where you get more bounce with a carbon plate.

Arch Support

The arch is supported by additional reinforcement connected with the lacing points. This will secure the fit and give the extra stability needed in the forest.

Outsole x Options

Barku offers two diffrent outsoles, one with integrated carbide steel studs and one with butyl rubber mix. To know which is used on which shoe, the STD (studded)/RBR (rubber) in the product name indicates what type the shoe has.

Durable Materials

The super fabric ® used all around the uppers secures a long lasting shoe for all the challenges you will face in the forest. All orienteering shoes also have a protective mudguard around the splitline between upper and sole with extra reinforcement on the toebox.

The Super Fabric ® is a material developed for the U.S. military, featuring ceramic reinforcement on the outer layer. It is a material with a good track record in terms of durability.

Whether a shoe lasts forever or a season depends greatly on the individual runner. However, the foundation of the shoe and its construction are designed with long-term durability in mind.

Stress-Reliefing Heel

The heel counter has an "U-shape" which creates stability in sideways but still reliefes the heel from hard pressure. To secure the fit in the shoe, there is an extra padding section at the back.


Measure your foot from the back of your heel to the tip of your toes. Compare your foot length with the measurements in the size chart.