One Year Review: Saucony Peregrine 7 Trail Shoe

Given my affinity for these, I’m kind of surprised I haven’t written about them previously! Last week during a training run I took a little bit of time to review how the Saucony Peregrine 7 trail shoes have held up over the past year of trail running.

In running, it’s very rare to have a one-year review since most shoes only last 2-3 months of hard running. Trails are special in that they are generally softer on shoes and that I don’t do the bulk of my training on trails. On any given month of 100 miles, likely about 30 are on trails, broken down into 3-5 total runs. The more miles I log on these shoes, the more I enjoy the confidence I gain while running in them. Massive climbs or heat-stopping descents, every foot plant is poised and secure. They aren’t overly engineered but are thoughtfully padded and protected in what feel like all the right areas.

The ONLY downside I’ve found are the laces. I just really don’t like them. I really should just replace them with some no-tie laces, but haven’t. The laces just don’t tie well, which is something you generally don’t want if you’re blazing down a rocky trail.

For anyone reading this review, Saucony has now released the next version of these shoes, the Peregrine 8s. In the next month or so, I’ll likely grab a pair and start hammering miles on those too!

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