Saucony Shoe Manufacturing began operations in the late 1890's at a small plant in Pennsylvania, following the 1st Olympic and Boston Marathon's. Saucony recognized the need for better running spikes and shoes and through innovative designs and a vision for performance running footwear they transitioned runners into a performance based track spike in 1958 with the introduction of the 7446 Spike.
Soon after the 7446 Spike was unveiled, and following both a factory move to Massachusetts as well as American runner Frank Shorter winning the Gold Medal in the 1972 Olympic Marathon, Saucony recognized the need for runners designed for the road in addition to the track.
Following the 1972 Olympics, interest in running exploded in the US. Saucony began designing its first road running shoe designs culminating in the company receiving the 1977 Consumer Reports “Best Quality” Award. Saucony Originals arrived on the scene in the 1980’s and solidified Saucony as a leader in cross-country, track and road running manufacturing.
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