Originally hailing from the 90s, the Aya was Saucony’s answer to a lightweight running style, ideally perfectly designed to beat your personal records. Having a hugely reduced weight, enhanced flexibility and also plenty of breathability, made this silhouette a go-to choice for athletes and runners alike.
Collaborating for the first time, Saucony have partnered up with Canadian street wear giants, Raised by Wolves to bring us this up-to-date rendition of the Aya – Which translates as “To Fly Swiftly”. Taking inspiration from the Raised by Wolves styling and 90’s skateboarding footwear, this shoe has been given an urbanised look which is even reflected in the name given, ‘Asphalt Jungle.”
The shoe is dressed in predominantly tonal steel grey across the upper with subtle colour pops throughout the extremities of this shoe (Inspired by stained piles of hard rock Canadian maple). The panelled construction makes use of almost a dozen different materials with highlighted suede round the toe and lace stays and lightweight breathable mesh through the toe box and a variation of mesh at both the lateral and medial sides.
One of the most unique aspects of this shoe is its use of a stash pocked hidden within the tongue that is accessible via an enclosed zip at the top. Inspiration was drawn from Professional Skateboarder, Chad Muskas signature styles he developed with eS that featured similar versions of a hidden pocket.
To complete this style, Raised by Wolves branding is embroidered into a reflective heel tab along with large embroidered Aya branding on the tongue.
The Saucony x Raised by Wolves Aya Asphalt Jungle Grey / Multi – S70501-1 is available 24/01/2020 at 23:00PM online and 25/01/2020 at 10:00AM In Store.