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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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$120
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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 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The 5th version of the Peregrine delivers great fit as mentioned in some reviews.
  • The upper of the shoe is breathable and stretchable enough to hug the foot comfortably.
  • It feels light, according to some reviews.
  • The cushioning is reliable enough for technical trail running.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners that they experienced blistering with the Peregrine 5.

Bottom line

The Saucony Peregrine is a trail running shoe that is designed for neutral pronators. It is equipped with the necessary elements that help runners survive the toughest terrain.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 524 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
19%
3 star
6%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

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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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85 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    In this version, more-flexible V-shaped lugs rim the outsole, providing better grip, while firmer, more-durable lugs in the center dig deeper into the dirt.

  • 92 / 100 by Run Haven • Adam Chase • Level 3 expert

    Saucony really got it right with the fifth version of the Peregrine, which our testers unanimously characterized as an impressive “all-around mountain shoe.”

  • 88 / 100 by Run Oregon Blog • Matt Rasmussen • Level 3 expert

    My feet feel centered in the shoe when walking and snug inside even without a tight lacing.

  • 88 / 100 by Run Oregon Blog • Matt Rasmussen • Level 3 expert

    I am very thankful that the shoes have an extended rubberized toe tip. as this has saved me on numerous occasions.

  • 79 / 100 by GEARIST • GEARIST • Level 2 expert

    I definitely noticed that the shoe has a nice amount of cushion but not so much as to deaden the performance and kill the ground feel.

  • 100 / 100 by Marathon Barbie • Marathon Barbie • Level 1 expert

    I think this shoe offers a great combination of stability, comfort and traction, and performs well on a variety of surfaces, from dirt and rock to ice and snow.

  • 94 / 100 by Saucony Peregrine 5 • Saucony Peregrine 5 • Level 1 expert

    The shoe is very firm, with an aggressive outsole tread that is among the more stable rides, as reported by our wear testers.

  • 90 / 100 by Move Through Space • Steven Jachym • Level 1 expert

    Since I’ve made the switch to trail runners I’ve never looked back to boots. Your feet are just so much lighter and your ability to cover distances increases dramatically.

  • 90 / 100 by Kintec • Meredith Cale • Level 1 expert

    So if you live in a rainforest, traction on slick rocks and roots can be problematic. I would highly recommend the Saucony Peregrine 5 to any trail runner looking for that minimalist feel in a higher mileage shoe.

  • 88 / 100 by Quadrathon • Quadrathon • Level 1 expert

    I have not had any issues with grip or slipping and no problems with blisters and the like.

  • 86 / 100 by The Trail Shop • Willian van Zyl • Level 1 expert

    But what I like most about the Peregrine 5 is the aggressively lugged outsole. The lugs on the front foot are directed forward to aid when running uphill.

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Updates to Saucony Peregrine 5

  • The Saucony Peregrine 5 updated its rock plate. It is now made of nylon mesh from the previous version’s rigid plate. It gives added protection and flexibility while running.
  • The upper of the shoe was also enhanced in this 5th version. The upper comes with a breathable mesh that does not only offer comfort, but also provides a secure fit all throughout your run.

Saucony Peregrine 5 size and fit

The Saucony Peregrine 5 has a standard running shoe length. It gives a nice and secure fit from the heel area to the forefoot that holds up on technical trails. This shoe is also available in medium widths.


Outsole

Throughout the outsole of this shoe is the XT-900, which is a carbon rubber material that features a durable traction. This ensures that there is a less chance of slipping off the ground, especially in wet conditions. A sticky rubber compound called the High Traction Rubber that gives traction on various trail surfaces.

To protect your foot from rocks, it has the External Bedrock Outsole specifically located in the midfoot. In addition, it has the nylon fiber mesh rock plate located in the forefoot that offers flexible protection from trail debris that you might encounter.


Midsole

The 5th version of the Saucony Peregrine features the premium midsole material of the brand, the SSL EVA, which offers great durability, rebound and lightweight comfort. Also, for a cushioned and responsive ride, this shoe also has the Heel PowerGrid that combines the Powerfoam material and the shock dissipating Grid technology.


Upper

The upper portion of the Peregrine 5 is composed of different technologies that improve the comfort, cushioning and fit of the shoe. In order to prevent debris from entering your shoe, it features the Gusset Tongue. This shoe also gets rid of moisture through the RUNDRY Collar Lining that secures the heel. In addition, it has the Premium Sockliner that is highly breathable and has anti-microbial and anti-odor properties. To improve the protection and durability that the Saucony Peregrine 5 offers, it has a rubberized toe tip.