Shoe Review: Saucony Peregrine 5 – Final thoughts

Run Oregon receives and tests running shoes from time to time. This post is the last about the Saucony Peregrine 5, which Matt has been testing. Check out the initial post here and the 50-mile update here.

Shoe: Saucony Men's Peregrine 5

Here is a reminder of the technical details:


  • 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

About Matt Rasmussen (1569 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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