Review: Saucony Peregrine 10 | A general trail shoe with a performance edge

A reliable trail buddy that can handle tough terrain
Review: Saucony Peregrine 10

The Peregrine has long been one of Saucony's stalwart product lines, delivering a reliable and all-round enjoyable experience for general trail runners.

The latest version receives a few updates to the design, specifically in the midsole material that now uses Saucony's PWRRUN foam, along with modifications made to the upper that incorporate the new FORMFIT technology.

Like its predecessors, the Saucony Peregrine 10 is an all-rounder built for those runners that want a bit of everything. For shorter, slower runs it delivers comfort and an enjoyable feel, for races or more technical challenges it offers support and grip on muddy surfaces.

We've spent the past few weeks putting the Saucony Peregrine 10 through its paces to see if it's worth including in your trail shoe collection.


The specs

Price: £110 | Weight: Men 303g/10.7oz (Men), 264g/9.3oz (Women) | Type: Trail | Stability: Neutral | Heel to toe drop: 4mm | Sizing: Sizes small - go half a size up | Alternatives: Hoka One One Speedgoat 4, Inov-8 Parkclaw 275, Brooks Cascadia 15, Merrel Rubato



Design

Review: Saucony Peregrine 10

If you're already into your trail running you will no doubt have tried – or at least heard about – the Peregrine range from Saucony. For most, it offers a great all-round option if you're looking for a reliable shoe that ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to taking things off-road.

The most important update that has been made in the latest Peregrine model is the addition of PWRRUN foam in the midsole. It's the same foam that Saucony has introduced to a number of its staple running shoes in recent months and has received a welcome reception from runners that have tried out the newer shoes.

The upper now includes Saucony's FormFit design, which replaces the previous ISOfit midfoot wrap to deliver a fit that's secure without feeling tight or constrictive.

There's also a tough new rock plate to protect the feet against sharp objects and a PWRTRAC outsole that's designed to add a high level of grip and traction across multiple surfaces.

Finally, the upper is a reinforced mesh material that's built to take the brunt of cold, wet weather but still retain a level of flexibility and comfort.

Road testing

Review: Saucony Peregrine 10

Not a lot has changed in the overall design of tenth iteration of the Peregrine, but those things that have changed are adjustments that improve an already enjoyable experience.

Like it's predecessors, it's a shoe that offers great value for the trail runner that wants a bit of everything. By that we mean it offers a good level of comfort and cushioning but still delivers competent technical performance when you need it.

The sweet spot for the Peregrine 10 is muddy tracks and trails where you need grip, protection and comfort, especially if you're looking to head out onto the trails for your daily training needs. Although it can handle technical miles to a point, it's not a shoe built for sky running, lacking the more advanced level of grip you'll need for tougher terrains.

Review: Saucony Peregrine 10

It isn't a semi-road shoe either, with the stiff lugs and rock plate lacking the cushioning or the bounce for hard concrete that you might find in the Adidas Parley Two or the Brooks Cascadia 15.

Neither of those points are bad things. As long as your target area takes you straight out onto the fields and hills you're prepared for pretty much anything nature can throw at you.

The addition of PWRRUN midsole foam is both cushioned and responsive, which opens up an increased level of performance which means the Peregrine 10 can cover you for races as well as training miles.

We also found that the upper design feels flexible and comfortable – more so than many trails shoes we've tried – without losing a level of support and a secure fit that's necessary for technical trails.

Review: Saucony Peregrine 10

Summary

The Saucony Peregrine 10 is a subtle but welcome update to the series that's a great option for general trail runners that want comfort and performance. The new upper offers comfort whilst still feeling stable while the PWRRUN midsole manages to balance cushioning with a responsive feel.

For the price, the Peregrine 10 is a good mid-level shoe that hits the sweet spot between muddy trails and semi-technical terrain.

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