Saucony is synonymous with running shoes. With a storied history of improving performance plus styles that transcend trends, Saucony running shoes are timeless favorites for men, women, and kids.
Talk about a track record! This classic running brand took its first steps just two years after Athens' inaugural Olympic Marathon and only one after Boston's, opening a Pennsylvania plant in 1898. Starting on the heels of distance running becoming a sport, Saucony is named after a Native American word for when two rivers run together - it inspired the original logo's parallel bending lines, and perhaps also served as a metaphor for perfectly balanced pairs moving forward as one. During the first half of the 20th century, Saucony attracted more and more top track stars with its spiked, lightweight track shoes made with soft, flexible kangaroo leather. This adored athletic label moved to Cambridge in 1968 to innovate the next level. It was a fitting move, since the Boston area is not only known as a hub for higher education, but also a hotbed for footbeds - Saucony and several other top footwear brands still call it home.
When running really took off after America won the 1972 Olympic Marathon, Saucony kicked off a series of more advanced running shoes. Consumer Reports chose Saucony for the "Best Quality" running shoes in 1977, soaring the brand's global popularity with enthusiasts of all skill levels. Still a staple style today, the Jazz joined the scene in 1981 with Saucony's now trademark silhouette and triangular tread lugs. Its modern cushioning traces back to 1991's GRID midsole technology, absorbing more shock, reducing shoe weight, and balancing the foot better from stride to stride. After decades of marathon winners and other top runners sporting the Saucony logo, their expertise helped shape the groundbreaking Kinvara collection in 2009 - the pro training shoe featured a 4-millimeter decline from heel to toe, creating a more natural motion. As a result, its other best-selling performance lines - including the Guide, Ride, and Triumph styles - recently took their heel-to-toe drops from 12 millimeters down to 8. While those all boast striking features and designs, some fans prefer the more casual Jazz and Bullet models for their retro-cool looks.
Simply put, Saucony is a tradition that keeps a keen eye on the horizon. Get ready to run, jog, or walk with more comfort and confidence, whichever you pick.