Saucony Peregrine 11 Review
Good trail running shoe, effective and responsive in all conditions
The Peregrine is Saucony's flagship trail range alongside the Xodus. It's a great shoe with fantastic versatility that despite its weight continous to impress according to other reviews I have read. I also love the colourway on the new model, very bright and bold.
The outsole and its lugs are almost identical to those of the Peregrine 10 just as effective. They offer great grip on the most technical surfaces, there's also an ST (Soft Terrain) version for soft surfaces such as mud. It comes with 6.5 mm lugs compared to 5 mm for the standard and GTX versions.
The stack height is higher than before, with 27 mm under the heel and 23 mm under the forefoot. PWRRUN foam has remained with a similar medium density, slightly firm, cushioning. The midsole absorbs shocks well while still allowing some ground feel. This configuration is beneficial on technical terrain as it provides good stability while ensuring a smooth run.
The upper shows some small changes here and there, such as a thicker tongue and a better overlay system. It gives a secure fit and adequate ventilation with plenty of toe room.
In summary, the Saucony Peregrine 11 is a fantastic trail shoe for a wide range of terrains and situations and is very comfortable. The slightly firm cushioning may not appeal to everyone but it's a matter of preference. This weight is its main issue, with 10.9 oz/310 g for men and 9.5 oz/270 g for women, but thats not an issue for me!!