Saucony, a shoe company, was founded by Abraham Hyde in 1898. Hyde created Hyde Athletic Industries, then went on to make SpotBilt and PF Flyers. By 1990 Saucony was Hyde's dominant brand, so the company changed the name to Saucony. In 2005 Stride Rite Corporation, a shoe company... Read More, acquired Saucony. Today the company is a popular racing shoe producer, making spikes, cross-country flats, and track and field products. Popular products include running shoes, apparel, and accessories. Popular athletic apparel includes running tights and shorts, tech tees, and athletic jackets. Bestselling shoe lines include Virrata, Mirage, and ProGrid Ride. The Mirage 2, a popular running shoe, is lightweight and responsive. Its HydraMAX collar lining on its apparel features moisture-wicking technology and a plush feel. In addition to apparel and shoes, Saucony manufactures running accessories such as running caps, arm warmers, calf sleeves, and backpacks.