Why We Chose It: Good versatility, hardwearing build, eye catching new look
Saucony’s Peregrine trail running shoe has been around for years now, with a new iteration practically every year, and it’s fair to say it’s been popular, with its suitability on a variety of different trails and terrain arguably what has made it so endearing.
Not too much has changed with this latest version, the Saucony Peregrine 11. It’s still a trail runner that’ll suit that kind of multi-terrain running, with the outsole and the midsole pretty much unchanged. What Saucony have done is they’ve changed the upper, switching in a more breathable mesh that’s also, as discovered by our Test Team, actually far tougher than before.
Who And What Is The Saucony Peregrine For?
With its 5mm multi-directional lugs, protective upper and decent amount of cushioning and responsiveness, this is a trail shoe that we found suited everything from hard to soft trails, short to long distance runs and anything from steep ascents and descents to plods along flat gravel tracks. With all of that in mind, while this might have a broad capability, it’s kind of a jack of all trades but a master of none. That’s not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to trail running shoes though.
“It’s pretty much slap bang in the middle of the spectrum between ultra cushioning and minimalism.”
It’s worth bearing in mind, by the way, that the newly updated Peregrine doesn’t just come in this standard version, and a Gore-tex one as well, but it also comes as an ST (Soft Terrain) version which will suit fell running, or just running in generally sloppy or sandy conditions.
The upper features Saucony’s FormFit construction, with mesh, internal padding, a TPU toe bumper and then sturdy heel too. The ankle collar an the tongue is gusseted. As with previous versions of the Peregrine, it comes with gaiter compatibility thanks to its mini ring on the lacing and an elasticated tab on the heel.