Weight 303g (M) 261g (W)
A very good mid-market shoe at a reasonable price, which offers a nice mix of cushioning, firmness, speed and protection.
superb grip in the mud from outsole lugs
moderate cushioning suitable for short to medium length runs
sizing comes up a little small so go up one half size.
The Peregrine is one of those shoes that Saucony tends not to change much - and we think that’s a very sensible move. It has a reputation for being the Mondeo of trail running shoes: you know pretty much what you’re going to get before you fire up the engine. Number 10 is much of the same but with a few tweaks to make the ride a little less ploddy. We were impressed with the results.
Improved midfoot fit
The main change is one that has taken effect across the board with Saucony shoes: the loss of the ISOfit midfoot wrap, which provided a snug fit across the top but at the expense of flexibility and general heft. The fit on the 10 not feels more adaptable and less heavy duty, which is arguably a sensation you need on the trails even more than on the road, especially when you need to be picking your way along tricky terrain.
The cushioning has been upgraded from Saucony’s Everrun midsole foam to its PWRRUN cushioning which has a more balanced and slightly firmer feel with greater energy return. The upshot is that the Peregrine 10 feels more responsive, less spongey, and like it can now be used not just for training runs but also for races where you need your footwear to work with you on sudden changes of pace and direction.
A new rock plate has been installed to add to underfoot protection, and the outsole lugs are noticeably grippier. Our testers were united in their gushing praise for the reassurance this gave them when galumphing/floating effortlessly (we’re a broad church at RW Towers) through a variety of types of sludge. We’d flag, though, that the firm feel and aggressive feel of the outsole mean the shoe’s not suitable for door-to-trail, or terrain which is mostly firm. This is very much a mud monkey.
Delightful in the midfoot, the shoe feels a tad on the small side in the heel (although this can be solved with some innovative lacing) and a touch short in the overall length so we’d recommend trying before you buy and possibly also considering going up one half size.
A jack of all trades which will suit runners looking for reliability over high-spec performance, with just a touch of excitement thrown in.
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