Saucony Peregrine 12 Trail-Running Shoes
A Longtime Favorite and Great All Around Hiking Shoe
Weight: 9.7 ounces (Men’s 9)
Trail Use: Excellent
Off Trail Use: Good Very Good
Stack Height Heel/Toe: 26.5mm / 22.5mm
Heel-to-Toe Drop: 4mm
Fit: True to size
Whenever a shoe is hitting double digits with its models, you know there’s something they’ve gotten right. This shoe continues to stay in the Saucony lineup because of its versatility and comfort for any person. The 4mm drop, medium width, stack height, and great traction all suit hikers, backpackers, and trail runners who want a versatile shoe that is not designed specifically for one type of terrain. We particularly like the deep heel cup, which allows feet to stay securely in place while hiking or running in the Saucony Peregrine 12.
This shoe will be comfortable out of the box and for long days on the trail. It fits a variety of feet, with a width somewhere in between La Sportiva and Altra. Their unique alternating lug pattern on the outsole creates excellent traction suited for steep uphill or downhill travel. These shoes are fairly lightweight and reasonably priced for their versatility. We recommend these shoes for someone who may not be quite sold on the specialty features of either Altra or La Sportiva, and wants a model that can do it all.
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- Lightweight shoe that still performs well off-trail
- Drop, width, stack height, and traction are all a happy medium to fit a variety of feet comfortably
- Comfortable out of the box and well suited for long days on trail
- Reasonably priced for its versatility
- Will not work for athletes with exceptionally wide feet, does not come in a wide model
- Will not last as long as other off-trail shoes if put in extreme conditions
- Not designed for extreme off-trail travel
- Athletes who aren’t sure what features (drop, width, etc.) are most important to them
- Hiking and running on and off trails
- A versatile shoe that “does it all;” it will take you through training and onto the trail
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