DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Peregrine 8
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.
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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.
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WeightMen: 9.6ozWomen: 8.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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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.
The shoe is very firm, with an aggressive outsole tread that is among the more stable rides, as reported by our wear testers.
My feet feel centered in the shoe when walking and snug inside even without a tight lacing.
I am very thankful that the shoes have an extended rubberized toe tip. as this has saved me on numerous occasions.
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.
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.
- 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.
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, just like the Peregrine 8.
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.
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.
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.