The Saucony Peregrine 7 was the third highest scoring shoe overall in our 2017 review, drastically improved from a year ago. While the changes made in this year's model are minimal in appearance, they are very noticeable in improving the comfort and fit, especially in what used to be a very problematic heel. The insanely aggressive and grippy PWRTRAC outsole remains this shoe's top selling point, but solid performance across the board, including surprising sensitivity, helped vault it to the top of our ratings. There is no doubt this is a versatile shoe, as home in sloppy mud as smooth and dry trails, and one of the best options for off trail running and scrambling.
Saucony released the Peregrine 8, updating the EVERUN topsole technology for increased cushioning. They also released some fresh colorways.