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Saucony Peregrine 2 Trail Shoe Review

I wanted a new pair of trail shoes to replace my Saucony Xodus’. I bought them mainly to use on and off road in the winter, but I planned to do more trail running this summer.  I figured I could do with something more breathable, and “flatter” for this. I basically do all my summer road running in Saucony Kinvaras so the 4mm drop of the Peregrines appealed to me. They also seemed to be a nice balance of weight and durability.  They weigh in at a couple of ounces less than my Xodus’ and feel noticeably lighter.I have run about 50K on trails with these shoes and like them more every time I lace them up. It took a few runs to get used to the stiffer sole, but they feel good now.  The sole is definitely aggressive enough to handle everything from gravel to soft mucky stuff. They inspire confidence even on twisty, slippery single track trails. The uppers seem breathable enough to prevent overheating (although it’s only spring so we’ll see how they do in the summer heat).  They only come in 2 colors, but they’ll likely be dirty enough that the color won’t matter much anyway!

So far I am happy with these shoes. If you are a Kinvara (or other low drop, lightweight shoes) user these would be a great shoe to hit the trails with. I debated waiting until the trail version of the Kinvara was released later this summer but I think these are better suited for the running I will do on the trails around Niagara anyway.

Once I get a bunch more trail miles in over the next few months I’ll update. I am planning a trail half marathon and racing a new local trail race series (aktiv trail running series) this summer so I should have lots of time to work them in.

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I am a 33 year old father of two. I take great pride in my family - I am lucky to have an amazing wife and kids. I see myself as a cyclist, and have recently started running (easier to do at night, after bath/bed time for the kids). Between family, work, and a bit of training, my days are pretty full!

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