Saucony, Inc., was recognized as “Vendor of the Year” and the brand’s ProGrid Omni 6 named “Product of the Year” by the Independent Running Retailers Association (IRRA).

“The ‘Vendor of the Year’ award is given to the company that best meets the IRRA’s performance criteria,” said John Rogers, a founding member and executive director of the Independent Running Retailers Association and owner of Maine Running Company in Portland, Maine. “Saucony has set the bar exceptionally high this year, delivering best-in-class service and consistency of product to the specialty run channel,” added Rogers.

“The entire Saucony team is extremely proud to be recognized by the IRRA,” said Richie Woodworth, president of Saucony. “We view our retail partners as an extension of the Saucony team, so this honor is really a collaboration as we continue to make significant headway in the independent specialty running channel,” added Woodworth.

“The IRRA is an integral part of our running community and is dedicated to the growth and health of our sport,” said Woodworth. “Their standards and expectations are high and we will continue to strive to exceed them with great products and excellent service,” added Woodworth.