Saucony Peregrine 11 ST: For the sloppiest terrain

In contrast to the Peregrine 11 and 11 GTX, the Peregrine 11 ST features deeper lugs (6.5 mm) to really dig into the softer surfaces. With a revamped, debris-resistant upper, you'll get all the protection you need when running. Although not a waterproof shoe, the 11 ST provides impermeability to an extent. 

Peregrine 11 ST vs. 10 ST: Functional and fashionable 

The 11th retains the signature comfort of the 10th — it's still the same "bouncy and smooth" ride. Just like the rest of the Peregrine 11s, the ST only has some upper updates, generating the following: 

  • reconstructed debris-resistant mesh upper amps up protection 
  • 3D-printed overlays for better support and structure 
  • quick lace for convenient lockdown
  • mesh guard/lace garage over the tongue to house the quick lace

With the lace garage added to the design, trail runners see it as more than just a technical feature but an element that makes the shoe look very sleek. So much so they find the shoe "elegant, sporty, and modern" and  "maybe the best-looking shoe" they've ever seen. 

What is it for? 

If you're looking for a trail shoe that can serve as an all-day cruiser on these terrains, the Peregrine 11 ST is a great option: 

  • mud
  • gravel/dirt country roads
  • anything remotely technical 
  • single-track trails
  • semi-technical trails
  • soft snow 
  • loose off-trail conditions
  • woodland debris

The Saucony Peregrine 11 ST may be slippery on ice, but experts say that it can work on packed snow if there is some texture underneath like leaves, gravel, clomped dirt, twigs, etc. Another thing to be wary about is it can accumulate mud and it doesn't shed it off easily. Lastly, when used on pavement or hard surfaces, the midsole might feel too harsh and rigid. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 11.5oz / Women 10.1oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Saucony Peregrine 11
Forefoot height: 23mm
Heel height: 27mm

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