They felt good; not too heavy, comfortable and stable. My final run with the shoe was 13 miles, starting around noon and the temperature got well over 70° - and I had zero heat concerns. Overall, the Peregrine 6 is an exceptionally comfortable and I was never in a hurry to change into flip flops following a long run even multiple hours. Fit My feet are narrow, with a couple unexpected curves due to arthritis. The laces are attached to the harness system that connects directly to the upper, promoting torsional rigidity. A bonus was the flexibility which was unusual but welcome in a trail shoe.
The Saucony Peregrine 7 does just that. This is Powerfoam, which is all along the midsole, so there are not any blocks or pronation-control devices. It does well in this category. A thin rock plate might also do the trick - something to dull the multitude of rocks. The toebox was one of two pleasant surprises I had with the shoe.
This held true for the Peregrine 7, and after around 100 miles of use, a tiny hole started to form right over my big toe. As mentioned above it has an average sized toe box, not too narrow and not too wide. Stability The highly flexible midsole has a 4mm drop the difference between the heel height and the toe height , enabling a natural foot strike. I experienced soft landings at slower speeds and firmer landings with a pop on take off at higher speeds. This particular model, the Peregrine 7, has a reconstructed heel that is meant to break in faster and cause less pain. For the first time in the Peregrine's history, designers pulled out the rock plate and substituted about 2.
Not only is the shoe comfortable, but it breathes well too! This Best Buy winner offers lightweight cushioning with a zero-drop platform and wide toe box. The Peregrine is a more precise fit where the Lone Peak is generous with the wide toe box. My pair of Challenger 5 are 10. This lightweight and low profile trail runner sports fantastic performance and a fair price, making it our Best Buy award winner. Contemplated going up a size but the length was perfect in my regular size. It created a skating thing, which was not always fun when you encountered those types of obstacles.
The Peregrine 8 still hits the mark in terms of versatility. After my first couple runs, this was no longer something I thought about. In any case, I found that I could tape up my heels before using these shoes and it took care of the rubbing issue. This means that if you purchase an item through one of these links we will earn a commission. Having run in similar terrain, I found the lugs collected much more clay deposit in the Peregrines. Definitely not the all mountain ripper of old.
We took it out on a 15-mile run right out of the box, and experienced nothing but cushioned and protected bliss all day long. I think this area might lead to the shoe wearing out at the front end. Overall, this improves the fit of the shoe, yet delivers runners a flexible and breathable shoe. With my neutral stride, I was surprised at the lack of support on the medial side of the heel. Weight This was one of the lightest shoes tested with a weight of just 9. They look good - not too flashy in black, grey and blue. Traction is burly, biting into sandy or rocky trails.
Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review. The upper and shoe's tongue wrap around the foot for a wonderfully precise fit. Best Applications The Peregrine 8 is one of the most versatile shoes tested doing well in pretty much any and all conditions. The other problem the low-cut heel presented was feeling moderately unstable when I began using them. It kind of changed the overall look and feel of the upper.
When it came time to picking out the most appropriate and versatile footwear to bring along, I chose the Saucony Peregrine 7. This promotes comfort for all-day wear. That said, after many months of testing my big toe broke through the upper material. Its foot-shaped platform mimics the natural shape of the human foot. The new midsole loses its protective rock plate but beefs up its composition by adding in an additional, more rigid layer.