Saucony Peregrine 4 Review

SP1

In the past, I have worn Saucony shoes for road racing, and I am currently wearing a pair on the roads for training. I was excited to try a pair of their trail shoes too and they did not disappoint.

The Saucony Peregrine 4 has a soft upper and flat laces, which provide a comfortable fit. I would say the shoe is about an average fit with regard to width, but I think it definitely ran a half-size small. If I could do it again, I would definitely go with a 10.5.

SP2

The size 10 was exactly 10 oz on my scale. This amazed me! It felt like a much heavier shoe, but at only 10 oz, these could certainly be used for a longer trail race.

SP3

The heel measures 26mm and the forefoot measures 22mm for a drop of 4mm.

I love the sole of these shoes. The traction is awesome – it is definitely one of my favorite outsoles ever! I know that these are designed for trails and technical terrain, but I wouldn’t hesitate to take them on roads either.

SP4

Pros:

– comfortable fit
– fairly lightweight – lots of shoe for only 10 oz
– a perfect “middle” shoe between the Kinvara TR2 and the Xodus 4.0
– could definitely be used for a long trail race
– a lightweight rock plate that is more than adequate for most trails
– a great sole that is perfect for technical terrain – very well-suited for mud
Runner’s World Editor’s Choice (April 2014)

Cons:
– fits a half-size small
– $110 is a little pricey (but this will probably go down over the course of the year)
– the design is a little bold for me

These are available at Amazon:

Saucony at ShopStyle

They are also available at Zappos:

Saucony at ShopStyle

They are also available from Running Warehouse and directly from Saucony.

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10 Responses to Saucony Peregrine 4 Review

  1. Oh, I like the look of this shoe!

  2. Angie says:

    Have you tried the TR2? I’d be curious to know how the they compare. The Peregrine looks a bit beefier.

    • Jason says:

      I have not but I’d definitely like to!

    • PaulG says:

      i’ve run both. I ran TR2 for 6 months and went as far as 20 miles on them. I’ve gone over 30 on the Peregrine over wicked terrain. My TR2’s both ripped at the pinky toe fabric before the 6 months was up (approx 600 miles, total). Get the PG’s if you want a durable shoe that will last longer. Get the TR2’s if you want a minamilist trail shoe for quicker runs.

  3. runsaltrun says:

    Oooo those are nice looking! My first pair of running shoes were Saucony and I liked them. I have been thinking about getting a pair of trail shoes and might want to try something like this on for size!

  4. i ran in the earlier model of these.. they were okay and felt decent. i’m not sure they’d hold up too well or too long for me these days though. i enjoy all the shoe reviews you do!

  5. Erik says:

    Anyone who already have compared the Peregrine 4 to the Kinvara TR 2?

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