The Saucony Perigrine 8 was my first trail running shoe ever and I wore them for my first 50 mile ultramarathon, which happened to be my first ultramarathon ever.
My choice to purchase the Perigrine 8 wasn’t very scientific. I started trail running this year and was mainly motivated by finding a cheap, but quality shoe, just in case this was a passing fad for me.
Even though I have no other trail running shoes to compare to I really enjoyed the feel of the Perigrine 8. The shoe feels very soft, yet snug, on my feet and the soles have great traction. A lot of the trails I run on are composed of sand and rocks, and I felt like I was getting the most out of each stride regardless of the terrain.
One thing that I marvel at is that I did not get a single blister on my 50 mile race. While my feet are tough, I expected something to happen, but nothing did. I’m pretty sure this was a testament to the soft, but snug fit on my feet.
My main disappointment with the Perigrine 8 is that the fabric over the pinky toe area rubbed through in a single race. Most of the shoe has a protective coating to prevent rocks from tearing the fabric, but I guess the pinky toe area got left out of the party.
Ready to take things off-road? You are now with our neutral trail running shoe, the Peregrine 8. The PWRTRAC outsole on the Peregrine 8 has dialed in traction across a variety of terrains. And with EVERUN you have all the underfoot protection and cushion you need to tackle the trail ahead. It's great for hiking too!
Successor to the Peregrine 7
Awarded Gear Patrol's "The 12 Best Trail Running Shoes of 2018" – “Best for Speed”
EVERUN™ Topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
PWRTRAC outsole for optimal grip and traction across multiple surfaces
PWRFOAM midsole for a smooth ride and added rebound
6.0mm outsole lugs
Shoe Category: Neutral
Construction Type: Trail
Surface: Trail, Grass
Arch: Normal (Mid)
Water Resistant: No
Heel Stack Height: 24.5mm
Forefoot Stack Height: 20.5mm
Weight: 10.0 oz. | 283 g.