Saucony PEREGRINE 8 Dominates the trails

Saucony has developed another great option for the trails.  This new version of the Peregrine has some of the best traction and cushioning yet.

For most trail runners this shoe will provide terrific comfort, feel, and quality.  This shoe is built on the chassis of a traditional road shoe.  It is beefed up in the upper and tread to handle off-road.

UPPER is super breathable with anchors in each of the lace holes that create ideal support.  The edges of the upper that meet up with the tread have sealed reinforced shields.  The upper is soft and comfortable.

EVERUN is the real deal.  The cushioning surface makes for a totally plush trail shoe experience.  I am really excited that Saucony is putting the EVERUN is every style.  If you don’t like deluxe cushioning this shoe is not for you.  The EVERUN can help keep this shoe hiking and running longer.  The Peregrine 8 is ideal for the moderate trails.

TRACTION is the best part of this shoe.  This is the most aggressive traction of any previous Peregrine.  The traction is super grippy.  The traction also has a flex in it that adds to the overall runnability in the shoe.  The chevron shaping nudges the foot in the forward direction with out any backward slippage.  I tested these shoes out in rain, snow, dirt, gravel.  The traction is extremely versatile.  The shoe takes advantage of more underfoot surface area to increase grip and control.  The edges of the shoe traction flare slightly to give more overall coverage.

OVERALL the Peregrine 8 is a good trail runner or hiker.  It is a little soft in the upper so the more expert trail runner may be wanting more structure.  With excellent Saucony construction and quality this shoe can get through most trails.  This is a great shoe for the all terrain runner.  For just $120 US this is a fair price.

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Gelder Lewis has been snowboarding for more than 30 years. He heard Mark Allen speak at a motivational meeting and wanted to do a triathlon. He decided to get in shape for the winter months so he started doing triathlon. Now he is totally addicted and loves to swim, bike, run year round. Gelder enjoys testing, writing, talking and presenting information about all things gear and how it can enhance the endurance sport experience. Gelder still snowboards until the Greatest Snow on Earth melts each season.