The Saucony Peregrine is a running shoe that can best be described as minimalistic and very light, weighing in at just a bit over ten ounces. With the addition of adequate protection, the shoe still ended up light enough to be very comfortable during those long laps. The shoe is a great footwear if you have a tendency to over pronate while running on trails. The average price of the shoe is 90 dollars.
Trail shoes usually come with a substantial price tag but the Saucony Progrid Peregrine is offered at a much lower value, while still being perfect for the trail. The new design was derived from the Saucony Kinvara, resulting to a much improved version of the classic road shoe. Many people initially disliked the Saucony Peregrine when it was first introduced in February 2011, since it is incorporated with spikes and a tough sole. However, the foot protection it offers is excellent and runners soon found out that it is very comfortable and do not have negative effects on their performance.
The trail blazing Saucony Peregrine became even more minimal with its second edition, the Saucony Peregrine 2. The second version retains the low profile of the design while providing great traction and responsiveness on rough surfaces.
Saucony Peregrine Review
To give you a better understanding of this great shoe, here is a short Saucony Peregrine review:
The sole has very slight drop from toe to heel. The separation is only 4 mm, which is from 18 millimeter to 14 millimeter. The inside padding of the shoe provides agile support when you are running long distances and on trails. Progrid lite foam, which is a very light kind of foam, is used in the heel area and the front of the shoe. If you are an over pronator, you will find that the Peregrine provides a great medial support.
- Outer Sole
It was the outer sole of the Saucony Peregrine that caused quite a stir, because it is built with tiny ridges and lugs that are built all over to provide better grip on muddy terrain and rocky grounds. The outer sole is really built to be durable through the use of tough carbon fiber. The downside of this outer sole though is that it tends to attract plenty of small rock and mud because of its numerous furrows and ridges.
- Upper Parts
The uppers of the Saucony Peregrine is made with a combined leather webbing and synthetic mesh, which protects the feet while maintaining proper ventilation. The initial models of the shoe have very little room in its toe area, preventing the toes from being wiggled. However, later models of the Peregrine and the Kinvara were improved, providing better toe space.
The Saucony Peregrine is excellent on roads as well as trails and hills. If you are an over pronator and you are searching for a shoe that provides great medial support while staying very light and inexpensive, this is definitely the shoe you should invest on.