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Soar with the raptors.

If it ain't broke then there's usually very little need to actually fix it, but that's not to say that the Saucony Men's Peregrine 7 Trail Running Shoe isn't without a few updates. Catering to a wide range of terrain, the Peregrine 7 maintains its reign as the King of Versatility thanks to its adaptive construction.

To preserve such a prestigious ranking, the Peregrine is equipped with a mesh upper that promotes on-the-go breathability, while the TPU exoskeleton provides structural support and protects your foot from trail-side obstacles. A RunDry collar wicks away moisture and dries quickly to prevent hot spots or chafing. And speaking of the heel collar, the Peregrine 7 is equipped with a slightly more beefy foam collar to provide a more snug, comfortable fit. New to this year is the full-length TPU Everun midsole that replaces last year's dual-density midsole. In turn, this new midsole technology not only offers enhanced energy return, but also ensures added longevity and better cushion underfoot. However, much like the Peregrine 6, the Peregrine 7 features multi-directional lugs and a durable and sticky outsole for reliable traction underfoot, while the EBO rock plate safeguards your foot from harsh objects.

  • Tackle varied terrain with this trail running shoe
  • Mesh upper is reinforced by TPU overlays for support
  • Heel collar provides a snug, secure fit
  • RunDry lining wicks away moisture and dries quickly
  • Everun midsole attenuates shock and enhances energy return
  • Rugged outsole promotes traction underfoot
  • Shoe no longer features gaiter tab at bottom lace
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Pleasantly Surprised

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8.5

Have never run in Sauconys before. These are great. They are light weight, have great traction, and there are no pressure points in the arch area. I like a very flat insole with no support and that can be tricky to find. The drop is just right and the cushioning is perfect for trails. I run Ohio trails, which are wet, frozen, rocky, rooty, etc. These have really good traction on sloppy slopes and rocks. Very happy with these. Will buy another pair. They run true to size and I would say are on the narrow size, which is good for me.

Update: had been running in the wet muddy conditions in Cincinnati. Recently ran in desert /mountain conditions. These things are great on downhills, and sticky on the rocks going down. My confidence they would stick was very high. They did not let me down. Seriously, one of the best shoes I've owned and I have run in everything from NB, Inov8, Altra, and many others.

Second Pair

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Bought these as a gift for my boyfriend who had previously purchased the Peregrine 5's. He loves them. Excellent grip - less aggressive as than previous model but just as capable. Really comfortable - noticeable improvements to the cushion. Perfect for his narrow feet, too!

Great choice for recovering minimalists

    I’ve been running in Saucony shoes since the Peregrine 4 (Kinvara for road, these for trail and winters). This is a good iteration, although it seems to have more structure than the old versions, so they are more restrictive for those with a wide forefoot. The aggressive lugs will be great for packed snow, while the 4mm drop allows for a nice mid foot strike.

    Almost a perfect shoe?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Size 8

    After putting just shy of 50 miles on these shoes (rough New England mountain running) I love almost everything about them. Almost.

    My arches are on the lower side of the spectrum, my feet are pretty low volume, and pretty narrow. So I was a little worried that the additional volume in the forefoot compared to what I was used to (La Sportiva Helios V1, La Sportiva Akasha, La Sportiva, La Sportiva...) would be a problem. It hasn't been. I've actually really enjoyed the extra room.

    The greatest thing about these shoes is the tread. I have never been one to go for a super nobby outsole and these are far more aggressive than anything I've ever used. But I have a race coming up with lots of technical climbing and descent as well as a fair amount of ski trails so I thought I'd give it a shot. These. Things. Are. Awesome. Ski trails - it'll stick. Buffed trail - it'll stick. Textured schist/granite - it'll stick. The only time I'll be a bit cautious is on wet rock, but that's true of most shoes, especially those with nobby outsoles. Other than that, I feel super comfortable flying down trails and charging up as hard as I can.

    My feet also sweat a good deal and while there are a lot of welded overlays on the sides (makes for decent protection when I'm wedging my foot for purchase) the forefoot breaths super well. I'll regularly feel the breeze straight through the shoe.

    The sole is also thick enough that I don't feel like I'm really beating my feet up as I run down the trail. That is also likely helped by the rock plate. And the fact that the shoe is pretty light also means that I feel nice and agile as I'm hopping up, over, onto, around, etc everything. I was able to cruise down trail with the Akashas too but the extra weight and the bulkiness made them feel a lot less nimble.

    The one thing that drives me nuts (sometimes). The top of the midsole inside the shoe. It gives great support but it's also kind of slick. Every time my feet get dunked in a stream and I end up on some steep downhill (25% grade or steeper) then my insole will start to slide around. Eventually, it'll fold over on itself which is super annoying. And once it happens, it won't stop happening for the rest of the run. I've tried three insoles now and the third one has yet to get wet enough to see if the problem is resolved. I've read the same thing in other reviews. I may just super glue them down and be done with it.

    Overall, totally recommend them. Just be aware of that one issue.

    Almost a perfect shoe?

    Yes! Stoked you found this shoe. Awesome review and photo, Matt. Thanks for posting.

    Update: now have about 125 miles in the shoes. Ended up supergluing the insole and it's worked fine. Main downside is that I can't pull the insole out to help them dry. I've worn down some of the outter nubs a lot, but I think I could easily get another 150-250 miles out of these. Which isn't bad considering how much bare rock I run on.