- Shoe Category: Neutral, Trail
- Pronation: Neutral
- Cushion: Responsive
- Construction Type: Trail
- Surface: Trail, Grass
- Arch Type: Normal (Mid)
- Water Resistant: No
- Waterproof: No
- Offset: 4mm
- Heel Stack Height: 21.5mm
- Forefoot Stack Height: 17.5mm
It has been 3 months and over 100 miles since I have been running in the Saucony Peregrine 5 – and my feet thank me for it. These past 90 days have been my most heavily ran ones on trails. My shoes are no worse for the wear (except from the “badge of honor” mud and dirt that has accumulated). I have run countless bark and dirt trails with them, the longest of such being the Peterson Ridge 20-miler in the beautiful Sisters outback. From that review:
I am very thankful that the Peregrine 5’s have an extended rubberized toe tip, as this has saved me on numerous occasions. During the Peterson Ridge Rumble, I fell twice and went foot first into countless other rocks adoring the trail. Despite the inability to pick my feet up, the shoes are no worse for wear as a result of this feature.
It’s hard to believe that there used to be a time when I didn’t really like running on the trails because the bottom of my feet always felt sore and battered afterwards. I solely attribute this to not having a trail-dedicated shoe with the firepower in the Peregrine. Running multiple Silver Falls halves in road running shoes just sounds like such a bad decision in retrospect. Now I don’t even think twice about finding a random trail, lacing these bad boys up, and seeing where the day takes me. I can happily thank Saucony for that.
Amazon: Saucony Men’s Peregrine 5