Facts

Discontinued
Update: Peregrine 7
Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$120
Weight
M: 266g | W: 241g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • It is a lightweight shoe that provides flexibility, especially in the mid-sole section.

  • Most runners were impressed with the durable outsole of the Peregrine 6.

  • The 6th version comes with a mesh material that is comfortable and non-irritable to the skin.

  • Reflective sections improve the visibility of this shoe in low lighting conditions.

  • The premium sock liner of this footwear has anti-odor and anti-microbial properties.

  • It has an improved cushioning system that greatly surpasses the previous versions.

  • The trail-specific build of the Saucony Peregrine 6 makes it ideal for treks on the unpredictable paths.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Runners usually complain of having blisters because of its back heel plate, especially when climbing hills.

  • The shoe has a moderately high price tag.

  • There were runners who wanted the Saucony Peregrine 6 to have a bit of stability for proper foot pronation and support for the arch.

Bottom line

The Peregrine 6 is a running shoe that’s created for the various off-road trails. It is a running shoe that is designed for taking on the harsh nature of the outside environment. It’s sturdy, reliable and comfortable to wear. It’s a great running shoe for neutral runners.



World wide, Peregrine 6 is in the top 10% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 130 ratings

5 star
77%
4 star
11%
3 star
3%
2 star
2%
1 star
7%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 28 expert reviews

  • 87
    Brandon WoodLevel 5 expert
    by Gearist
    This is a fast and lively trail runner that provides a lot of great feedback while still protecting the foot. 
  • 90
    SvenLevel 1 expert
    by GetOutThereGear
    On soft, muddy ground, gravelly trail, sandy patch or snowy root, the Peregrines inspire a lot of confidence.
  • 87
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    The shoe provided good cushioning, even over heavily rocked areas—I didn’t feel anything piercing through the sole.
  • 93
    Jeff ValliereLevel 4 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    The Saucony Peregrine 6 is a top notch mountain racer/trainer geared toward technical terrain, yet versatile enough for all around running at just about any speed.
  • 84
    Rob AndroLevel 4 expert
    by Rob Andro
    You're gonna love the feel and the performance.
  • 83
    Drew RobinsonLevel 4 expert
    by Trail to Peak
    Four versions later, we’re now at the Peregrine 6, and my oh my have things changed.
  • 82
    Bryon PowellLevel 4 expert
    by iRunFar
    Not messing (too much) with a good thing seems to be Saucony’s take with the Peregrine.
  • 99
    JonLevel 3 expert
    by Outdoors Magic
    The Peregrine 6 is a brilliant blend of relatively light weight, a fast, responsive feel, enough cushioning to get you to and from the front door in comfort and levels of underfoot grip that aren't far off a full-on fell shoes, but with a lot more comfort.
  • 91
    John EllingsLevel 3 expert
    by John Ellings
    What sets this shoe apart is its ability to feel so feathery while retaining its performance chops.
  • 86
    The Athlete's Foot AustraliaLevel 3 expert
    by The Athlete's Foot Australia
    It's just our most versatile trail shoe.
  • 86
    Tom CaughlanLevel 3 expert
    by iRunFar
    For me, Saucony finally dialed in the fit by keeping the midsole snug but widening the forefoot, which will help with foot swelling in ultras.
  • 85
    TF XC Running Shoe ReviewsLevel 3 expert
    by TF XC Running Shoe Reviews
    A durable trail shoe with super stick tread and nimble enough to allow jumping over roots and rocks.
  • 86
    Relentless Forward CommotionLevel 2 expert
    by Relentless Forward Commotion
    The ruggedness of the sole leaves me currently recommending this shoe for anyone who runs technical trails full of rocks or roots that can cause discomfort under foot, or trail surfaces that prove to be slippery.
  • 83
    SeanLevel 2 expert
    by Indepedence Run
    The fit is significantly wider in the toebox but it is not a overly voluminous shoe, I have a lower volume foot and I find the fit to be perfectly secure.
  • 92
    DesertRunnerLevel 1 expert
    by Gear Institute
    I was surprised at the flexible toe area, as most trail shoes have a rigid toe guard.
  • 92
    Trail Run MagLevel 1 expert
    by Trail Run Magazine
    You know a shoe is good when a to-remain-unnamed elite trail runner supported by another flavor sees these on your feet and quips: they are awesome; one of the best trail shoes out there.
  • 88
    Ryan JohnsonLevel 1 expert
    by Debonk
    The Saucony Peregrine 6 is extremely stable, light and offers both great traction and great comfort.
  • 87
    Sasha BrownLevel 1 expert
    by Switchback Travel
    If I plan to run mainly on smooth trails for more than a few hours, the Peregrine is my go-to shoe.
  • 85
    Angela DunnLevel 1 expert
    by Angela Dunn
    I've found them to be incredibly, incredibly lightweight with great traction.
  • 85
    Tom CaughlanLevel 1 expert
    by Tom Caughlan
    While the addition of the Game of Thrones outsole may seem like too much, the increased cushioning and soft rubber continue the tradition of the Peregrine as a shoe that can handle all surfaces.
  • 82
    TrailMannersLevel 1 expert
    by TrailManners
    The transition from heel to toe is natural and smooth.
  • 82
    RossLevel 1 expert
    by Train Wise Fitness
    It has plush and really nice cushioning not unlike max cushioned shoes, but does not have that max cushioned look, which I really liked.
  • 81
    DavidLevel 1 expert
    by Big Peach Running Co
    Moderately flexible trail shoe that adapts to the conditions on the trail.
  • 80
    LaurieLevel 1 expert
    by Gearist
    Liked running even on snow and a bit of ice in this.
  • 80
    Fiona OutdoorsLevel 1 expert
    by Runultra
    They are not super cheap but the shoes are versatile, robust, durable and offer lots of cushioning.
  • 80
    Big PeachLevel 1 expert
    by Big Peach
    The lightweight feel and responsiveness, makes this shoe feel lively on the trail.
  • 78
    Hike It. Like It.Level 1 expert
    by Hike It. Like It.
    The treads are tough on these shoes and hardly show any wear after all that time spent on the granite, but the tradeoff is, the rubber is just barely sticky enough to feel secure making moves up steep slabs, etc…
  • 40
    This Marathon LifeLevel 1 expert
    by This Marathon Life
    Another major reason why I gave this shoe two stars was the ankle soreness I had from the stiff heel area of the shoe against my ankle bone.
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Updates to Peregrine 6

Saucony’s most popular trail shoe gets a thorough makeover in the Peregrine 6. The first most visible change is the lace, which is just about as colorful as the previous model. However, the new one has definitely more texture, which makes tying very convenient. The texture will also hold the lace firmly in place from the first to the last stride.

Up next is the tongue and its enhanced padding. The improved padding in this area will certainly add to the comfort level of this shoe. Saucony is also introducing a gusseted tongue that is about 2/3 of the way to the top. It will be handy in keeping trail debris off better than ever.

Another very clear change is a wider toe box. Most avid fans of the Peregrine have noticed that the 6th installment offers the widest toe box compared to any of the past versions. A wide toe box means better room to splay and accommodate runners with slightly wider foot. Some runners also loved the added space in this area as it somehow makes the shoe more breathable.

The heel also has a new thermoplastic support. Saucony redesigned the heel to provide better lockdown when running on uneven terrain. The TPU support cups the heel very well for enhanced security on challenging trail surfaces.

A newly-designed External Bedrock Outsole plate adds underfoot protection. This is made of more durable material without adding weight so protection from sharp objects will not break down easily.

One update that may not be readily visible is the EVERUN heel insert. The EVERUN is Saucony’s latest cushioning technology that boasts of an 83% energy return. What it does to the shoe is to make the heel a bit softer with superb rebound features. It works hand in hand with SSL EVA in the forefoot to enhance the shoe’s transition. The new feature will be very noticeable by traditional heel strikers.

The biggest update and easily the most apparent when one looks underneath the shoe is in the outsole. In the 6th version of the Peregrine, Saucony incorporates its venerable PWRTRC outsole, which the company declares as having 3 times more grip than the usual industry rubber. The countless multi-dimensional 5mm lugs have really impressed a majority of runners as they provide serious grip on different and difficult trail surfaces.

Peregrine 6 size and fit

The added space in the forefoot is the only change in the fit that runners have come to expect from this line. This wide toe box makes the Saucony Peregrine 6 even more versatile as runners with inflexible and wide feet can also have their own fun on the trail in this shoe. The heel and the midfoot are of standard measurements. Saucony is offering the shoe under the standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The shoe has regular measurement in length with sizes 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

Outsole

Saucony recognized the importance of the outsole’s performance on the trails that it has added the PWRTRC rubber compound in the Peregrine 6. It is a special compound made by Saucony’s tech specialists to enhance by several levels the traction of the shoe. The most prominent features in the new outsole are the aggressive 5mm lugs that are scattered all throughout the shoe, including the perimeter. These tough-looking lugs are also superb when the runner takes on loose rocks and shingles as they are flexible enough to just distort themselves a little to hold on to stones and other trail objects.

Midsole

This tad of flexibility and softness play an important role in enhancing the cushioning as the midsole is somewhat very firm. It will keep the runners from feeling beat up. The flared lugs also cover the perimeter, which adds leverage no matter which way the runner positions the foot on the ground.

Sitting between the outsole and the midsole in the forefoot is the EBO or the External Bedrock Outsole. While EBOs are a mainstay in the Peregrine, the Peregrine 6 sports a new nylon and molded material that not only fits naturally, but is more durable and flexible than ever. It serves as the buffer that protects the foot from sharp trail objects.

A full length SSL EVA in the midsole adds consistent cushioning all throughout. The material is quite firm, which is really what Saucony wanted for a trail shoe. It is also the firm nature of the SSL EVA that prompted them to use the EVERUN for a softer feel in the heel and with better rebound features. The
EVERUN is actually made of the same material that currently makes the Boost so popular. However, instead of forming them into tightly-grouped and capsule-like energy balls, the material is made like a traditional midsole foam but carries more resilient and more responsive features that does not suffer in different weather conditions.

Upper

The upper is a combination of an abundance of synthetic overlays, mesh, and the FLEXFILM. Saucony’s utilization of the overlays extends all the way to the toes for added protection. The FLEXFILM is basically some sort of plastic-material for maximum upper durability. It acts like an exoskeleton that holds the upper together. What makes the technology shine is it does not take away the shoe’s ability to adapt very well to the runners’ movements while it provides structural integrity to the upper.


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