Saucony Peregrine 10 Shoe Review
I won’t lie; the word “Peregrine” has been a bear for me to remember how to spell. Nothing to do with the shoe, but I think I’ve misspelled it 99.9% of the time I’ve typed it out. Anyway, the Saucony Peregrine 10, however, is a good trail shoe.
The Saucony Peregrine 10 is made in a few different models including:
- Saucony Peregrine 10 GTX (the GTX or Goretex means the shoe is Waterproof)
- Saucony Peregrine 10 ICE + (made for icy conditions. If I still lived in upstate NY, it would be great for the icy/snow).
- Saucony Peregrine 10 ST (made for even sloppier and muddy trails. If you find yourself sinking into more mud then not, consider the Saucony Peregrine 10 ST)
Saucony Peregrine 10 Quick Facts:
Weight: 11 oz
Heel to toe drop: 4 mm
Despite being around for a while, I haven’t tried the Saucony Peregrine 10 until now. I hadn’t needed a trail shoe, but I’ve been running on as much soft surface as I can. This year, the Saucony Peregrine 10 has been completely overhauled. Saucony has done a lot with their trail shoes recently, and inserted themselves as one of the better brands for trail running.
The Saucony Peregrine 10 is one of the more versatile trail running shoes out there. It can be used on soft bike trails to climbing mountains. I think of it more like a “jack of all trades trail shoe.” While the Saucony Peregrine 10 is not specific to any terrain, you can use it for a lot of things.
Saucony Peregrine 10 Fit:
The Saucony Peregrine 10 upper mesh has a lot of overlays. All of these overlays are rare for a road running shoe, but in trail shoes, they protect the foot from obstacles as well as keep the foot dry during stream crossings. You won’t find me running through water, but the local trails in my neighborhood have been muddy. Again, the heel is built to be tight and secure for protection. But it may be too much for some runners, depending on your feet, natural gait and other individual factors.
I found the Saucony Peregrine 10 fits about 1/2 size too big. That’s rare in the running industry! Typically I wear between 10-11 wide in running shoes, the Saucony Peregrine 10 size 10 was a good fit. Size 9.5 was slightly smaller than I liked so I went with the 10. The Saucony Peregrine 10 has a narrow heel, so while you have plenty of room in the toebox, your foot will feel secure. Saucony uses a trail-specific FORMFIT design to give a lockdown fit over uneven terrain.
While running, I found the Saucony Peregrine 10 to fit well and my foot doesn’t slide around or move with uneven terrain.
Saucony Peregrine 10 Ride:
Compared with previous models of the Saucony Peregrine, it’s gotten a considerable overhaul. I never ran in the Saucony Peregrine ISO or anything beforehand, but the fit and feel of the shoe are different. Not different in a bad way, just different. According to Saucony, the Saucony Peregrine 10 is more responsive. It’s more designed for training or longer distance, so if you are racing on the trails, you might look for something lighter.
The Saucony Peregrine 10 uses aggressive lugs made of PWRTRAC tacky rubber. The PWRTRAC tacky rubber allows you to grip the ground and now worry about slipping and falling. It also allows you traction on both downhill and uphill.
Finally, like most trail running shoes, the Saucony Peregrine 10 has a rock plate that provides additional protection. It’s also reinforced to protect feet from trail debris.
Saucony Peregrine 10 Conclusion:
After running in the Saucony Peregrine 10, I’ve found it to be a good shoe for a lot of things but not the best shoe for everything. For me and trails, that is precisely what I need. I wanted a trail shoe that can handle a wide variety of terrains without getting too specific. It’s an excellent shoe for any of the local NJ parks as well as Wissahickon because it’s not too technical. It’s not a good shoe to take on the roads, but that’s not what it’s made for.
Easy/Daily Runs: Saloman Sonic 3 Balance, Hoka One One Elevon 2, Brooks Glycerin 18, Mizuno Rider Waveknit 3, Nike Vomero 14, New Balance 1080 v10, Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5, Asics Cumulus 21
Trail Running/Hiking: Saucony Peregrine 10, New Balance Hierro v5
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Questions for you:
Have you tried the Saucony Peregrine 10?
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