I have said this before and I will say it again. The shoe people who really get running, who really understand the needs of the consumer, can fit into a school classroom. Pat O’Malley would be on my short list in that classroom. O’Malley is a lifer in the running business. A very good college runner, Pat spent time at Nike, then Reebok and now, for nearly a decade, at Saucony.
O’Malley reinvented the Saucony footwear line. His aesthetic sense is seen in the shoes and he has developed a remarkable team around him, who shares his philosophy on making great running shoes. With strong support from Saucony management, O’Malley has developed a place for Saucony in the performance running shoe world that has given brand some its finest products.
Here, Pat speaks with the Shoe Addicts on Saucony running and where the brand is headed for 2013:
Saucony Running Shoes from The Shoe Addicts on Vimeo.