About Product Testing
At Saucony we are constantly thinking about
how runners run. You are our inspiration
and the reason we do what we do. You – the
runner – are out there every day putting
our work to the test, so we care what you
have to say. This is your chance to be on the
forefront of innovation by helping us
develop our newest product.
Let's run for good, together.
Boston Area Testers
We need your input. By studying your biomechanics on the treadmill in our Human Performance and Innovation Lab or meeting you on the banks of the Charles River, we want to know how you feel and move in our shoes.
We will send you our latest products fresh off the design table and you do what we all love to do – run with them! Afterwards, we use your comments to make our products even better.
Apply to Be a Saucony Tester
Check out our FAQs >
What would you consider 'Nationwide'?
We are always looking for runners who live in the lower 48
states of the US to wear test our shoes and apparel.
Due to timelines and import/export duties we are currently
unable to ship testing gear outside the US.
What would you consider the 'Boston Area'?
Since our HQ and Human Performance and Innovation Lab is
in Waltham, MA we consider everything within a 50mile
radius around our office to be in the ‘Boston area’.
Do all of the Boston area testers have to come to your Lab in Waltham, MA?
We either ask people to come to our Lab or we meet them
out there in the ‘real world’ – it depends on the project
we are currently working on. Also, during sign-up you can
decide if you want to check “willing to come to our Lab
in Waltham, MA”. Please be aware that you have to provide
your own travel arrangement.
How much of a runner do you have to be to be considered as a tester?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a pro. But you have to
run at least a little bit on a regular basis. We appreciate
and value feedback from different types of runners on different
levels – beginners, recreational runners, marathoners - everyone
is more than welcome to apply.
- For testing in our Lab, we are looking for people who feel comfortable running on a treadmill.
- For our wear test program we are looking for high mileage runners to test our products extensively.
A weekly average of 40-50 miles is required to participate.
What are the responsibilities of a wear tester?
After you are chosen and accepted to take part in the wear
test program, we will send you gear in which you have to run
for a certain amount of time (usually around 6-8 weeks).
During that time we ask you to provide feedback on certain dates
as well as to return the gear within a specific time frame.
Providing feedback won’t take much of your time, and we ask that
you commit to submitting your surveys on time so that we can
consider your input as we make development decisions.
Who is paying for the shipment?
Shipping and returning will be at no cost to you.
Am I allowed to take pictures and share them with my friends?
We know it is exciting to test stuff no one has ever seen
before but by accepting our terms and conditions you
agree not to share pictures or any other confidential information.
Do I get to keep the shoes I have tested?
Unfortunately, no- we need the prototype shoes back for further
testing. We also do not compensate testers monetarily. Taking
part in our testing is a unique experience, and by providing
your feedback you get the chance to influence future product.
Depending upon frequency of test you may earn Saucony
footwear or apparel.
I applied for testing but haven’t heard back yet.
After you submit your application, you are entered in our
database from which we choose our testers. We are always looking
for specific types of runners depending on the project we are
working on- specific sizes, cushioning demands, terrain etc.- and
unfortunately not everyone who applied will fit our testing
criteria. We do test year-round, so even if you don’t hear from
us right away, you may hear from us in the future, however we
cannot predict or promise any future testing. If you are chosen
to participate in a test, you will receive an email from us with more information.
Apply to Be a Saucony Tester