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Built with a toggle lacing system, the Saucony Aya allows you to get in and out of the shoe with ease. It helps you lock your foot down as well in a comfortable and adjustable fit. The low-top construction of the sneaker provides freedom for ankle movement and it is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing.

The active lifestyle meets the streets with the Saucony Aya silhouette. Carrying out its original design from the archives of the Saucony brand in 1994, the retro sneaker combines the style of a running shoe with the essence of a casual sneaker. Its whole sporty appeal allows it to blend in naturally with the ever-changing styles of the streets. 

Wearers of the Saucony Aya may enjoy being experimental and creative with their looks and style as this sneaker also possess a versatile character. It goes well with various outfit choices whether you want to stay sporty and active with your pair of joggers and hoodie or keep things casual with jeans and t-shirt combo. Women may also keep it fun and stylish with a cute bohemian dress or with a crop top and high-waisted skirt or shorts.

A remarkable layered design construction from the 1994 Saucony archive with eye-catching details and colorways, the rebirth of the Saucony Aya offers its respects to its roots. One of its most notable design features is its stability strip that is woven from the ankle down to the toe area which fortifies its lightweight upper. Its upper features suede, nylon, and mesh material combination, and the embroidered cryptic “AYA” callout on its tongue gives it quite an accent.

First introduced in 1994, the Saucony Aya, in which the name means “to fly swiftly,” was created to carry out the long portions of running and triathlon. The design of the silhouette was a fundamental leave-taking from the traditional design method of the Saucony brand. With this new and unique design structure, the Aya was set apart from the Saucony Jazz and Saucony Shadow shoe collections. 

As originally an athlete shoe, the Aya is built with top-quality materials that deliver high-performance for the wearers and keep up with their strenuous activities. It has been one of the top-performing running shoes of the brand in the 1990s and has been popularly spotted on the foot of the 1994 world champion “IRONMAN” triathlete.

There is no surprise that this retro sneaker will be coming out from the archives and seeing the light again today as a part of the 90s trend revival. The Saucony Originals reissue of the Aya features its remarkable lightweight low-top construction with the signature Saucony stripe on its side panel and finished off with its color-blocking outsole.

  • Saucony branding can be seen on the heel of the Saucony Aya.
  • The traditional Saucony logo on each side of the sneaker.
  • Round laces come with the pair of the Saucony Aya.
  • Speckled detailing on the midsole of this sneaker.
  • Saucony also offers a collaborative release with Raised By Wolves for the Saucony Aya in “Asphalt Jungle” colorway.

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.