Saucony Running Shoes & Running Apparel Canada
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.
The company’s first factory was founded in 1898 at Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of the Saucony Creek. In 1910, Russian immigrant Abraham Hyde started a shoe company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, called Hyde Athletic Industries. Over the years, Hyde became known for making athletic footwear including brands such as SpotBilt and PF Flyers; Hyde Athletic Industries bought Saucony in the late 1960s, and moved it to Cambridge. In 1979 two of Saucony’s running shoes were selected in the top 10 by Runner’s World magazine (the Hornet was chosen best value) and by the following spring the demand for the product had gone up 20 fold. In the late 1980s, when Saucony Running Shoes & Running Apparel became Hyde’s dominant brand, the name of the company was officially changed from Hyde Athletic Industries to Saucony. Saucony’s shoe boxes once had the phrase “sock a knee” printed on them. The Saucony Running Shoes & Running Apparel brand logo represents the Saucony Creek’s constant flow, and the boulders lining its creek bed. The company is also a popular racing shoe producer, making track spikes and cross country racing flats. Saucony Running Shoes & Running Apparel also makes shoes for specific track and field athletics events.
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