The company's first factory was founded in 1898 on the high banks of the Saucony Creek. In 1910, Russian immigrant Abraham Hyde started a shoe company called Hyde Athletic Industries. Over the years, Hyde became known for making athletic footwear including brands such as SpotBilt and PF Flyers; Hyde Athletic Industries bought Saucony in the late 1960s. By the late 1990s, when Saucony became Hyde's dominant brand, the name of the company was officially changed from Hyde Athletic Industries to Saucony. Believe it or not, the correct pronunciation of Saucony is "sock- a- knee". Saucony has done some crazy collabs the latest years. Here are some of our favourites.