Our verdict

For long-time trail runners, the Saucony Peregrine 10 is a shoe I'd recommend if you want ultimate comfort and multi-terrain grip. And for beginners, I think this shoe hits the sweet spot in the 3-6 mile range. But where it shines for me is in short distances. It's stable and gives me all the protection I need. However, if you want a fast shoe, this is not it.

Pros

  • True to size
  • No heel slipping
  • Breathable
  • Stable
  • Superb protection
  • Durable, grippy outsole
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Dull ride
  • Not for long runs
  • Slow

Audience verdict

88
Great!

Who should buy it

I recommend this shoe to runners who are looking for an extremely functional trail shoe that is also protective, attractive, and can handle a wide variety of trail surfaces. Entry-level runners who run three to six miles will find satisfaction in this shoe. 

Who should NOT buy it

I recommend looking elsewhere if you:

  • fast and lightweight trail shoe (in this case, the Saucony Switchback 2 is worth checking for)
  • need a shoe for long-distance runs (check out the Saucony Xodus Ultra)
  • prefer a pair of stability shoes; the Saucony Guide is a popular shoe line perfect for moderate overpronators

Saucony Peregrine 10 summary

The Peregrine 10 takes its place as one of the most popular trail shoes from Saucony. It is a fantastic option for a variety of runners, from entry-level trail seekers to those veteran trail runners.

There is no doubt the Peregrine 10 fits best for short-distance runs. Anything over six miles would probably be a stretch for the feet to handle on any technical terrain given the lack of cushioning and response. However, the sweet spot where my legs weren’t beat up at the end of hard trail runs seemed to land in the three-to-six-mile range.

Standard Saucony fit

The overall width, from heel to toe, is standard with space in the toebox. My size, 10 US men’s, fits true to size.   

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It’s a dull ride

Also, during foot landings and stepping off-ground, the Peregrine 10 did not offer any real energy return due to the standard PWRRUN midsole technology. The overall ride felt dull over short and extended distances. 

I felt stable in the Peregrine 10

The shoe has enough heel collar cushion to prevent any slipping in the back. Also, the simple yet functional welded overlays offered some stability for the top of the foot as well as a great lockdown feel from heel to toe.

The Saucony Peregrine 10 offers next-level protection 

When I accidentally took a wrong turn, making my planned 3-mile trail run into a 6 miler, the Peregrine 10 delivered. I was able to get through the additional highly technical miles of natural springs, rock beds, steep single-track, and switchbacks due to the dense midsole combined with Saucony’s carbon mesh rock plate which offers a little flex while protecting from sharp and jagged objects.

The Peregrine 10 is not for fast-paced runs

Those with the need for speed may want to look elsewhere, as the Peregrine 10 weighs 10.7oz/303g (trail shoes on average weighs 10.5oz/298g). 

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Durable outsole that bites down on loose ground

The lugs on the outsole are properly placed apart and made with a chevron pattern that really bites down on loose ground. I noticed no sign of wear on the outsole after taking the shoes on some rather abusive hill climbs and rocky descents.

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Sleek, breathable upper

Saucony did their homework for the Peregrine 10’s updated upper. The air mesh material ventilates the foot properly while deflecting moisture from the outdoor elements. 

Simple design is better

The Saucony Peregrine 10 is spot-on when it comes to “no-gimmicks” approach to both function and design. The shoe offers runners a stable platform, ample traction, and superb protection without having to worry about the latest “bells and whistles” not functioning properly. 

The sleek design color choices of blacks and greys provide a sinister and sleek look to the shoe while preventing most debris from being visible on its surface. 

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Great value for money

The Saucony Peregrine 10 is a bit cheaper compared to other trail shoes that have an average price of $128. At $120 USD, the Peregrine 10 is a great value for what you get in this shoe, including the gusseted tongue, durable and ventilated air-mesh upper, extra TPU overlays in high wear areas of the upper, lockdown loop for laces, and proper outsole traction. 

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Overall Impression

The Saucony Peregrine 10 is a neutral low-profile trail running shoe for entry-level runners to experts alike. The Peregrine 10 outshines other shoes in its class by offering an amazing amount of protection from the outdoor elements, superb outsole, midsole, and upper durability - all at a value price point.