The Saucony Peregrine is an old favorite that we have been following for many versions. This best seller is called Peregrine ISO. There is no doubt the Peregrine DNA is there: chunky grip, high traction power, sitting on the ground
Its strong point is definitely its sole. In all situations, on the uphill and downhill (where it also grips well thanks to the reversed orientation of the lugs) it is confidence building, grips and grips! It does not hang on to mud which means its grip remains effective at the heel and the tip at all times.
The torsional stiffness is well-balanced, you would expect the shoes to be stiff but this isn’t the case. The canted foot stays lively and adapts to the terrain easily. The foot strike is fluid.
The cushioning though is almost nonexistent. There isn’t any under the metatarsals (but we don’t feel rocks underfoot) and it is reduced under the heel. Runners who liked the older versions with more cushioning will be disappointed. Yet followers who prefer more direct contact and finally more precision with the ground will love them. It should be noted that the Saucony Peregrine ISO spreadsheet targets training and short to medium distances.
The reduced drop to 4mm, must be taken into account for your personal quality and characteristics of your foot strike.
Overall they are comfortable, Saucony did not skimp on the presence and thickness of foam padding on ¾ of the surface of the foot. It is sometimes even a bit over the top: around the ankle it’s a bit bulky.
They have a thick tongue, which also protects the instep well. It holds in the axis well yet is on the other hand very short, you get the the impression that the laces will pass over the top of it, although they don’t.
The foot is held securely. You can adjust the four enveloping zones well. Plus: the flat laces are widely proportioned and well-guided so they don’t twist.
The Saucony Peregrine ISO weigh 315g in size 42.5. A fairly standard weight for this type of off-road shoe.
The upper is low, similar to the La Sportiva (http://www.test4outside.com/produit/sportiva-bushido-ii/).
The Saucony Peregrine ISO is very stable on technical grounds. With a 4mm drop, a very aggressive sole, they distill a lot of confidence. Other views – low cushioning.
We used this equipment over a long period of time
These are our thoughts after intensive use:
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