The lightweight road racer and
long-distance specialist was a radical
departure from Saucony’s traditional
design methodology.

Technology Focused

The most distinctive Aya design feature is the woven stability strip that runs from the ankles to the toes to reinforce the lightweight upper.

The midsole was based on a foundation of Maxlite EVA foam, with Saucony’s ‘Ionic’ cushioning system added at the rear for extra bounce, while the heels featured ‘Radical Decelerator’ devices and Stytherm counters.


Flash Purple & Fire Red

The signature colour scheme of ‘Flash Purple’ and ‘Fire Red’ was a vivid combination that proved unusually telegenic.

The Aya popped eyeballs on the track and trails