Saucony

Saucony is an American athletic shoe manufacturer.  

Company began 1898 on the banks of Kutztown, Pennsylvania's Saucony Creek.  

Founded in 1910, Russian immigrant Abraham Hyde's eponymous shoe company manufactured footwear in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a variety of brands including PF Flyers and SpotBilt.  

Hyde Athletic Industries purchased Saucony in late 1960s.  The Pennsylvania brand grew until it was Hyde's leading label, and the parent company's name changed to reflect this fact in the late 1990s.

Stride Rite Corporation (parent company of Keds and Sperry Top-Sider among others) acquired Saucony June 2005.  Stride Rite was in turn acquired by Payless ShoeSource fall 2007.

Wolverine World Wide won the bidding for this portfolio of brands May 2012 and retains control of Saucony as of this writing.

Saucony remains a leader in performance running shoe market and has attracted attention to their classic models by collaborating with names like Bodega, Packer Shoes, Sneaker Freaker and Solebox.  Some of the brand's most popular retro running models utilize the GRID (Ground Reaction Inertia Device) cushioning platform, including 1994's memorable Saucony Grid 9000.