Originally released and subsequently discontinued in the 90s, the AYA (meaning ‘to fly swiftly’), was built to chase PRs. Designed with reduced weight, enhanced flexibility and breathability in mind, the AYA featured a multitude of lacing options for a truly customized fit and responsive ride.
Now brought back over two decades later, Saucony Originals is proud to announce their first collaboration with Raised by Wolves: introducing the AYA “Asphalt Jungle”.
Raised by Wolves’ take on the AYA is inspired by skateboarding in the 90s and ties into the shoe’s original design objective by literal common ground. The Asphalt Jungle comes in a tonal cool grey colourway utilizing a mix of nearly a dozen different materials with a rainbow of subtle colour pops (inspired by stained plies of hard rock Canadian maple). The shoe features a concealed stash pocket in the tongue (referencing Chad Muska’s iconic shoes of the late 90s) and a functionally reflective embroidered heel tab. Included are 3 lacing options with a matching cord lock and, if purchased direct from RBW, a dual pack of sneaker wipes, courtesy of Sneaker LAB.