At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better. They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive. They keep us hungry. They keep us honest.
Whether it’s in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we’re constantly talking about and arguing about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make.
This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we’ve done everything to make runners’ lives just a little bit better.
At Saucony, a good day is when we get to run. A great day is when we inspire someone else to run.
Founded just two years after the first Olympic marathon and one year after the Boston marathon, we’ve got running in our blood.
In 1898, four young businessmen opened the Saucony Shoe Manufacturing Company in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The company began as a partnership between William A. Donnoyer, Thomas S. Levan, Walter C. C. Snyder and Benjamin F. Reider.
By 1910, they were turning out 800 pairs of shoes a day from their 2-storey brick factory on the Saucony Creek. That’s a lot of shoes.
The word Saucony comes from the Lenni Lenape Native American word “saconk,” meaning “where two rivers run together. Inspired by the original location on the Saucony Creek, our logo represents a running river marked by three boulders.
Throughout the early and mid 1900’s, running became the focus of serious athletes.
At the time, there weren’t any high-performance running shoes. People were running in leather, spikes, and even barefoot.
Saucony was determined to make a shoe that could change the way people run.
In 1972, an American man named Frank Shorter won the Gold in the Olympic marathon, igniting a running frenzy in the US and beyond.
In 1977, our shoes were awarded “Best Quality” in Consumer Reports magazine.
Saucony quickly went from the serious runners’ best kept secret to the most sought-after running shoe of the time.