Saucony Peregrine 6 Trail Running Shoe Review

I wear specialist insoles to avoid over pronation which makes finding the perfect trail shoe that bit harder. Due to its wide toe box and generous, roomy heel depth the Saucony Peregrine 6 trail running shoe has ample room for even high arched insoles like mine.

With teeth like grip, the Saucony Peregrine 6 sticks to rock and offers a precise footing on almost any surface. This is another feature I really like, you can take these out in any weather and on multiple terrain bar thick mud. If I had to choose one all round, multi purpose off road shoe the Saucony Peregrine 6 would be my go to choice.

Saucony Peregrine 6 Trail Running Shoe Features

  • EVERUN – Located in the heel, it provides the runner with superior impact cushioning and responsiveness on every run.
  • PWRTRAC Compound – Provides great durability on the heelstrike and rearfoot strike respectively.
  • Co-Moulded EBO Rock Plate – Engineered from nylon fibre mesh, the rock plate protects the foot from sharp rocks without adding extra weight to the shoe.
  • Rundry Lining – A superior lining material that has great moisture wicking properties as well as a plush hand feel.
  • FlexFilm™ – A strong yet pliable material innovation that adapts to your foot and provides a lightweight and seamless feel.
  • SSL – Saucony Super Lite EVA – An advanced EVA blend that maximises rebound and durability while minimising weight in the shoes, giving you a comfy and cushioned ride.
  • Airmesh Upper – Provides lightweight breathability for your foot, keeping it cool and free from sweat.
  • Gusseted Tongue – The tongue is fully attached to the shoe, keeping debris out.
  • High Traction Rubber Outsole – Ensures good grip on uneven ground.
  • Outsole Lugs – Improves traction on mud and uneven terrain.
  • Moulded EVA Sockliner – Anti-microbial and breathable while providing superior cushioning and ride.
  • Gaiter Compatible – This ensures easy attachment of a gaiter.
  • 8mm Offset – Delivers a more natural ride, for more experienced runners.
  • Weight – 266g

Pros – What Is Good About The Saucony Peregrine 6 Trail Running Shoe?

Comfort is king during long trail races, all feet are different but I found the Peregrine 6 forgiving on tough terrain. The ‘Everun’ technology helps soften impact but doesn’t increase the rise too much for those who prefer a minimalist shoe.

I have tried many trail running shoes and my major issue comes in room and depth to fit a specialist insole. The Peregrine 6 is the only truly comfortable shoe I have found, bar maybe one.

And finally, these shoes offer fantastic grip on all surfaces especially dry trails and rock. I was initially concerned the teeth like soles may prove too harsh on hard, compact surfaces. Within an hours run around some tough trails my concerns were put to bed. I feel confident with my footing while wearing the Peregrine 6, much more precise than others I have tried.

Cons – What Is Bad About The Saucony Peregrine 6 Trail Running Shoe?

While the Saucony Peregrine 6 is a multi terrain shoe, it isn’t perfect in mud. Dry mud is fine but wet, thick mud tends to stick to the teeth and can be hard to get out. Unfortunately it doesn’t always just flick away as it may with more mud specific shoes.

Conclusion – ” The Saucony Peregrine 6 is the best trail shoe for any runner with specialist insoles”

Value for money - 9/10

Precision - 10/10

Grip - 9/10

Versatility - 8/10

Durability - 9/10

Performance on compact trail - 10/10

Performance on technical trails - 8/10

Performance in mud - 4/10

Overall Rating - 8.5/10
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Darren Smith

Training with purpose since October 2016 Darren has gone from trailing the pack to winning local races and the times keep on falling. A true believer in hard work over natural talent he writes to help others realise their true potential. Darren's race schedule for 2018 includes the Hardmoors Wainstones marathon (1st place), Keswick Mountain Festival (10th place), Scafell Skyrace and Salomon Ring Of Steall (World Championship race.)

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