Saucony Peregrine 2 – First Look
The Peregrine falcon is a bird of prey known for its blazing speed, capable of speeds of over 200 miles per hour. The Saucony Peregrine ain’t that fast, but it’s plenty quick and nimble in its natural environment on the trail.
The original Peregrine was a popular trail shoe, in large part because it ticked a number of the boxes on today’s trail runner’s list, including light weight (9.7 oz Men’s 9), low heel-to-toe drop (4mm), rock protection, and a sticky outsole.
Knowing it has a winner on its hands, Saucony went easy with the updates for the Peregrine 2. They didn’t touch the mid/outsole, but made some key changes to the upper to reduce materials and make the shoe more “minimal.” Saucony claims a weight of 9.9 oz for the Men’s 9, but we expect a lighter measurement than that when we get a chance to weigh the shoe.
As you may have heard, Saucony also will be coming out with a Kinvara TR, a trail running shoe inspired by the popular Kinvara road shoe. This shoe will come in a little lighter than the Peregrine 2, and slots in as a competitor to the New Balance MT110/WT110 and Asics Fuji Racer (Men’s and Women’s). It will have a much more minimal feel than the Peregrine for those runners who prioritize being fleet of feet in the trail setting. Many more details to come closer to the Kinvara TR’s launch in July 2012.
The Black/Green Men’s shoe you see above is scheduled to arrive in our warehouse in mid-March, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day (along with a few other colors – Grey/Black/Red for men and Purple/Blue for women).