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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.4oz
    Women: 8.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jan 2016
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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.

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Updates to Saucony 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.

Saucony 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.