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  • Saucony - Running strong for 120 years

    February 08 2019 – Mercantile London

    Saucony - Running strong for 120 years

    In 1898 four young business men opened the Saucony shoe manufacturing company in Kutztown, Pennsylvinia. The word Saucony (Sock-Uh-Knee) which comes from the Lenni Lenape Native American word “saconk”  means “where two rivers run together”. Inspired by the original location on the Saucony creek, the logo represents a running river marked by three boulders.   Throughout the early and mid-1900’s...

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  • The iconic brand Saucony: Running strong since 1898.

    March 21 2018 – Mercantile London

    The iconic brand Saucony: Running strong since 1898.

    Saucony is one of the most storied brands in sneakers, running strong since 1898.  Iconic Massachusetts brand Saucony boasts a rich heritage stretching back to roots in 19thcentury Pennsylvania on the banks of the Saucony Creek.  Having already carved itself out as a leader in sports footwear, the brand reached its golden age in the ‘80s and ‘90s with the creation of...

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