Developed in collaboration with podiatrists to offer the most comfortable and supportive shoe possible, the Saucony Jazz debuted in 1981 and features the narrow heel shape popular in figure skating footwear and the wide forefoot of the football cleat. The shoe quickly became a cult favorite among female runners because this heel-to-forefoot ratio is particularly suited to women’s feet. Ideal for running on pavement, the triangular tread blocks on the sole provide both comfort and traction, and the Jazz remains the most popular model sold by Saucony.