Saucony Peregrine 11 – 350 Mile Review

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Overview

Adventure is one of the main topics I wanted to cover when I refocussed the site back in 2019. We live in a part of Cardiff that’s perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside.

Trail running is a big part of my life so I thought I’d share some thoughts on a runner’s most important piece of equipment. This is my long term “review” of the Saucony Peregrine 11 after 350 miles.

Peregrine 11 Trail running shoe

I bought my first pair of Peregrines in 2019 from Moti on Queen Street in Cardiff. I’ve run over 1,000 miles since then in subsequent versions.

Peregrine 11 trail shoe outside Castell Coch

Style

The Peregrine 11 is quite vibrant! I was a big fan of neon socks back in the 80s so these colours took me back.

The heel padding felt a little bit too big initially but this quickly felt fine once they were worn in.

Performance

The Peregrines feel light and sturdy with the lugs providing plenty of grip on all surfaces. My typical runs include Fforest Fawr, the Garth and Craig yr Allt. They’ve coped well in all conditions and I feel confident wearing them.

Earlier versions had a very thin upper which were nice in the summer but didn’t feel very protective in muddy conditions. This version has more material on the top layer and feel much stronger.

Durability

After 350 miles there is very little wear on the uppers. The laces and eyelets are all still in great condition.

I run from home most of the time so I do quite a few miles on tarmac. This has probably caused the tread to wear on the heel but the rest of the shoe still has plenty of grip.

Impressions

Saucony fixed the only issue I had with the Peregrine 9. The 10 was such a good trail shoe so I purchased the Peregrine 11 without considering switching brands.

The Peregrine 11 is another great trail shoe and fits my requirements. I’ve been really impressed with the durability and the performance is as good as ever.

Peregrine 11 trail running shoes overlooking the Taff Valley
Enjoying the view down the Taff Valley towards Tongwynlais from the top of the Garth.

Previous Models

Peregrine 9 Trail running shoe
Peregrine 9 ISO
Peregrine 10 Trail running shoe
Peregrine 10

Summary

This is not a recommendation to buy the Peregrine 11 as I haven’t got the experience of other shoes to compare. I would recommend speaking to an expert who’s worn different shoes. All I can say is that I’m really satisfied with the quality and performance of the Peregrine range and I’ll probably be shopping for the Peregrine 12 soon.

Specifications

  • Cost: £115 (August 2021)
  • Weight: 10.0oz (310g)
  • Offset: 4mm (27mm/23mm)

Disclosure

This is not a sponsored post or advertisement. I purchased all the shoes from Moti at retail price.

About Jack Davies

Founder and editor of Tongwynlais.com and CastellCoch.com.

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