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.
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.
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.
– 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)
– 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