The new Jazz Athletic Shoe from Saucony is athletically inspired and perfect for their active lifestyle! Lightweight and crazy comfy, the Jazz Athletic Shoe sports breathable textile uppers with suede trim, dual hook-and-loop strap fasteners for easy on and off, and non-marking rubber outsole for premium traction. Available online at JourneysKidz.com!
- Breathable nylon mesh upper with soft suede trim and metallic accents
- Lightly padded tongue and collar with terry cloth lining for premium comfort
- Hook-and-loop strap closure for easy on and off
- Signature side stripe
- Cushioned footbed ensures lasting comfort
- Lightweight EVA midsole for support and cushion
- Non-marking rubber outsole for flexible traction
1898: Saucony is founded by four business men on the banks of the Saucony Creek in Kutztown, PA where they produce their first shoes for children.
1910: Abraham Hyde opens a shoe store called A.R. Hyde & Sons. The company manufactures ""carpet slippers"" made from rug remnants which proved to be very popular.
1932: Hyde adds his first sport-specific footwear, ""pleasure skates"", for ice skating.
1938: The athletic line grows to include baseball shoes, roller boots, and bowling shoes.
1942: During World War II, the Hyde Co. creates Army Boots.
1963: The company produces the boots worn by the first American astronaut to walk in space.
1968: After acquiring Saucony Shoe Manufacturing Company, Saucony running shoes become a closely kept secret for 10 years.
1977: Saucony shoes are recognized by a small group of serious runners and receive an award given by a US magazine. The resulting publicity establishes Saucony's name and the ongoing reputation for high quality and innovative technical performance.
1980: Saucony introduces the first slip lasted running shoe, the Trainer 80.
1981: Launch of the Jazz O, the most popular shoe in Saucony history.
1987: First technical walking shoe.
1991: First midsole technology to offer both cushioning and stability.
1993: First molded EVA dual density midsole.
As Saucony moves forward and continues to establish itself as a leading technical running company it is also placing a renewed dedication into the retro fashion category that is Originals. Built around the Jazz O, we have a number of authentic running shoes that have been brought back to celebrate our glorious past. From the Courageous to the Trainer 80, they have all played a significant role in Saucony's authentic running history.