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. 


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.