Saucony – The Original American Running Shoe


Saucony (Pronounced Sock-Uh-Knee), was founded in 1898 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  The brand started by producing children’s shoes, but soon moved into Men’s and Women’s. Growth was fast, and 800 pairs of shoes were being produced daily in their own factory by 1910.

So why Saucony? The companies first factory was situated on the high banks of the Saucony creek, and just in case you happen to be interested, the word Saucony comes from the Native American word Saconk, which means where two rivers run together. Even the logo derives from its routes, with it representing the Saucony Creek’s constant flow and the boulders lining its bed.

It wasn’t until the 1970’s that Saucony had developed its esteemed reputation for quality running shoes. The running fraternity really gave the brand momentum at this point, and it has never looked back.

Believe it or not, the Saucony originals range that the company is now so famous for were originally made to be high performance running shoes. The 1980’s was a phenomenal era for the brad, with its best ever selling silhouette, the Jazz, conceived in 1981 and the ever popular Shadow in 1988.

Take a look at our recently dropped range of Saucony originals via the below link –