Saucony Peregrine 10 Men
Big G Says…
The Saucony Peregrine has been one of the most popular trail running shoes over the last few years - comfortable, relatively light, and nimble, performing well on a wide variety of surfaces. It has always been a neutral shoe with a low heel/toe drop and a good mix of cushioning, traction, and protection.
The new FormFit upper cradles the foot keeping it nicely locked down into the shoe. The fit is snug and comfortable like a road shoe. The ISO lacing system is gone but the gusseted tongue and overlays give security and support. The toe bumper is protective and pretty substantial for a lighter weight shoe. lt wraps around the toe box keeping the mesh above it in place, maintaining the toe box height.
The Peregrine 10 has a much thicker midsole than previous versions with PWRRUN replacing EVERUN as it has in many Saucony models. It gives a smooth responsive ride on flat and easy trails but is also sturdy and aggressive on rougher ground. A full length flexible woven rock guard adds to the underfoot protection without reducing flexibility. The aggressive lugs of PWRTRAC rubber grip well on all surfaces. The lug profile has been reduced a touch to 5mm but a word of caution -this is not designed as a hybrid and does not perform as well as others on tar.
So again a significant upgrade from Saucony and just like its stablemate, the Xodus 10, marks a return to the characteristics of Saucony's popular models of yesteryear. There are lighter trail shoes on the market and there are those that offer more protection and durability and those that are more versatile (hybrid), but if you are a shorter distance trail runner on moderately technical trails, then the Peregrine 10 has a lot to offer.
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