Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: The Saucony Aya feels very comfy, numerous reviewers have shared.
  • Stylish: Its sports-inspired look is very fashionable, according to most buyers.
  • Breathable: Most wearers mention that they find this sneaker from the Saucony Originals well-ventilated.
  • Lightweight: It is airy, several reviewers have mentioned.
  • Affordable: Saucony sells this at a bargain price range.
  • Lacing: It has multiple lacing options, which are highlighted by many buyers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Width: A buyer complains that he finds the Saucony Aya a bit wider than expected.

Bottom line

The active lifestyle meets the streets with the Saucony Aya silhouette. Carrying out its original design from the archives, this classic sneaker combines the style of a running shoe with a casual sneaker's essence. Also, its light and breathable design enhance the overall cozy feel, suitable for all-day use. It is a highly recommended pair for the streets' ever-changing styles and demands without hurting the budget.

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Rebirth of the Saucony Aya

First introduced in 1994, the Saucony Aya was created to carry out the strenuous running portion in a 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, Aya can be easily differentiated 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 to its wearers. 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.

Saucony Originals Aya's style

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 low-top construction with the signature Saucony stripe on its side panel. Its upper features suede, nylon, and mesh material combination, and the embroidered cryptic "AYA" callout on its tongue gives it quite an accent.

On its outsole are the color blocking details that provide superb traction. The stability strip, one of its most notable design features, is woven from the ankle down to the toe area. Saucony added this feature to reinforce the lightweight upper of this sneaker. 

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.