The Saucony Peregrine 7 is a high-performing, low profile trail running shoe that we continue to love. In the past, it won our Editor's Choice award, but for the second year in a row, it is our Best Buy pick instead. This year's model sports an aggressive outsole that has you whipping around switchbacks. The Everrun midsole provides comfort that keeps you on your feet for tens of miles. The fantastic lateral stability prevents rolled ankles, while the synthetic overlays wick away water. In addition, Saucony made a slight tweak to the midsole making it a little more responsive. For only $120, this is a great deal!
This shoe is the second highest scorer overall because of its great versatility. It's dialed in. The toe box is roomier than ever with a precise fit around the heel and midfoot. It has a great level of cushioning that isn't too soft or hard in addition to a protective rock plate that boasts sensitivity on super technical trails. The only thing it could use is a Gore-Tex overlay to make it more water resistant, like our Editor's Choice winner, the inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX - Women's. To add to all these pluses, the Peregrine 7 is lightweight and low profile. So if you're looking for a super-versatile trail shoe that is cute and high performing with great value, look no further - this Best Buy award winner will liberate you without draining your cash flow.
In 2018, Saucony released the Peregrine 8. Saucony told us they enhanced the EVERUN topsole to provide more cushioning, but aside from that and some new colorways, the shoe hasn't changed very much.