Facts

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
Weight
Men: 9.4oz
Women: 8.4oz
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.

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

12 reasons to buy

  • Many wearers enjoyed the breathable upper unit of the Saucony Peregrine 7.
  • A reviewer noticed that the padding in the heel collar was thicker than the previous version’s, and that it was shaped in a way that allowed it to hold the foot better.
  • Ground feedback is noticeable despite the presence of the very aggressive lugs, based on the comments of some reviewers.
  • Several testers appreciated the inclusion of protective components such as the rubber toe tip and the rock plate; they felt shielded from the harsh surfaces and objects.
  • A reviewer praised the upper unit’s TPU exoskeleton because it locked down the midfoot section of his foot incredibly well.
  • Several reviewers wrote that the external heel counter was efficient when it came to supporting and protecting the rear of the foot.
  • The mid-sole was fast and responsive, according to a number of purchasers.
  • A handful of runners lauded the seamless upper construction as it prevented them from getting hotspots or blisters.
  • The addition of the Everun top sole gives the shoe more bounce.
  • Several runners and expert reviewers loved the fact that the heel counter is no longer as rigid and as unforgiving as the one found in the earlier model.
  • The roomier toe box was appreciated by a handful of runners.
  • A moderate number of runners really liked the upper’s ability to keep off debris.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The toe bumper was soft and it wasn’t very efficient at protecting the front of the foot, according to a tester.

Bottom line

Many consumers considered the Saucony Peregrine 7 to be a worthy update to the popular series of trail shoes. They welcomed its design, its protective elements, as well as its strong features. Though some had some concerns with the effectiveness of some of its components, it was still generally lauded by neutral runners for its superb performance on the unpredictable terrains.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 73 ratings

5 star
56%
4 star
16%
3 star
7%
2 star
5%
1 star
5%

My Rating

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 8 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 by Rob Andro • Rob Andro • Level 4 expert

    It's a very comfortable ride. I know you're gonna be happy with it.

  • 80 / 100 by Men's Running • Men's Running • Level 3 expert

    Overall? A functional trail shoe that feels grippy, cushioned and fairly breathable.

  • 90 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Jeff Valliere • Level 4 expert

    I would recommend the Peregrine 7 for anyone looking for a fast all mountain racer/trainer, or anybody just looking for a high quality, lightweight, versatile trail shoe for just about any terrain.

  • 88 / 100 by GetOutThereGear • GetOutThereGear • Level 2 expert

    I've been on the trail a lot recently and a big part of this is because I really enjoy having the Peregrine 7 on my feet.

  • 80 / 100 by iRunFarMedia • Travis Liles • Level 2 expert

    To wrap it up, the seventh version of this shoe is definitely, in my opinion, the best to date.

  • 91 / 100 by Runner's World • Leiah DeVito • Level 1 expert

    The shoe no longer feels stiff, but molds to your feet. The rock plate in the shoe is a godsend and doesn’t make the shoe feel stiff.

  • 89 / 100 by JH Outdoors • JH Outdoors • Level 1 expert

    This is a lightweight, high traction shoe that does great on many of the trails we encounter in our area. It’s fast drying and provides excellent grip on wet and slippery trails.

  • 86 / 100 by iRunFarMedia • Travis Liles • Level 1 expert

    The seventh version of this shoe is definitely, in my opinion, the best to date.

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Updates to Saucony Peregrine 7

  • Made for varied trails, the Saucony Peregrine 7 offers protection and fast performance on a variety of off-road terrains. Its façade has a smooth and non-bulky look that’s still evokes durability and quality construction. The color schemes aren’t too flashy, but they’re enough to show off the modern design of this update.
  • The upper unit of this trail shoe features a tightly-knit mesh material, as well as durable synthetic fabrics, to provide a strong and protective wrap for the foot of the wearer. A web-like overlay system made with thin yet sturdy materials assist in hugging the foot and giving a snug fit. A moisture-managing collar lining keeps the interior environment dry.
  • The Saucony Peregrine 7 offers a variety of protective components in order to keep harsh debris and potentially injurious surfaces from causing discomfort to the foot. They’re placed between the mid-sole and the outsole, and they aptly act as shields against such hazards on the trails.
  • The underfoot cushioning systems that are present in this running shoe are efficient when it comes to providing responsive performance on the trails. The full-length platform carries the foot responsibly, keeping it comfortable and secure with each step. The springiness makes every heel-to-toe transition more agreeable.
  • The outsole unit features a durable rubber compound that’s meant to protect the rest of the platform from wear and tear. It doesn’t wear off easily, as well. Multidirectional gripping lugs serve as clamps that cling onto the ground, basically delivering traction on a variety of terrain.

Saucony Peregrine 7 size and fit

The sizing schemes for the Saucony Peregrine 7 agree to the regular preferences of runners. The available width for the men and women’s versions is medium. It is able to accommodate those who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape mimics the natural shape of the human foot.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Saucony Peregrine 7 makes use of the PWRTRAC material, which is a rubber compound that’s long-lasting and aggressive against the unpredictable terrain. It covers the mid-sole foam and protects it from the abrasive nature of the trails. It also delivers traction.

Multidirectional gripping lugs with hexagonal shapes significantly enhance the traction by acting as claws that cling onto the surfaces. They also make upward and downward traversals much easier because of their aggressive structure and composition.


Midsole

The first layer of the mid-sole cushioning system makes use of the SSL EVA or the Saucony SuperLite Ethylene vinyl acetate, which is a lightweight foam that’s responsive and durable. It provides long-lasting cushioning to the foot of the wearer, thus aiming to make the running experience as comfortable as possible.

The EVERUN Full-length Topsole ensures springy steps because of its highly responsive nature. With every step, it returns energy to the runner, essentially making the running gait energized and enabled.

In between the mid-sole and outsole, placed in the midfoot section, is an External Bedrock Outsole or EBO that’s meant to protect the underside of the foot from rocks and other trail debris.

A nylon fiber mesh rock plate is placed in the forefoot section. This lightweight material shields the foot from the unpredictable objects on the trails.

The Premium Sock Liner provides additional cushioning to the underfoot. Made with Ortholite technology, it is also able to provide breathable, anti-microbial support.


Upper

The upper unit of the Saucony Peregrine 7 features a tightly-knitted mesh. This material coves the foot protectively, keeping debris and other objects from causing damage to the shoe and the wearer. The tight construction also ensures longevity of the upper unit.An external webbing called the TPU Skeleton holds the dimensions of the foot securely, thus rendering a fit that’s snug, precise and comfortable.

The Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that’s fused with the upper fabrics without the use of stitches and unnecessary seams.

The Gusset Tongue prevents small objects from invading the interior environment of the shoe.

A moisture-staving collar lining is present in the Saucony Peregrine 7. Called the RUNDRY, it aptly keeps the interior foot-chamber dry and free from moisture throughout the running experience.

An external heel counter assists in keeping the foot in place. It holds the rear of the foot and secures it, preventing unintentional shoe-removals. A rubberized toe tip protects the forefoot area from rocks and surfaces.