Saucony announced the drop of its Peregrine 12, the latest version of the brand’s trail franchise. Bottom-to-top updates offer a shoe that is an ounce lighter, with a redesigned 5mm lug pattern while PWRTRAC rubber ensures maximum traction and grip.

A new and improved rock plate sheds moisture and provides more flexibility, while a more breathable upper with pliable overlays protects against trail elements. Responsive PWRRUN cushioning combines with PWRRUN+ in the sockliner.

Taking the responsive feel of the Peregrine 12, the ST (soft terrain) version is modified to excel in sloppy, muddy conditions with its dig-deep traction and nimble ride. The multi-directional lugs are 1.5mm longer, with more spacing between to shed mud quickly, and the debris-resistant upper is reinforced with 3D-printed overlays and a mesh shield over the tongue forprotection.

“Named for the fastest bird on earth, the Peregrine 12 more than lives up to its name,” said Katie Pyle, product line manager, Saucony Trail. “The latest generation of this renowned trailblazer extends the limits of performance innovation on many levels, conveying the feeling of being light and agile yet further maximizing traction and protection. Springy, faster and more comfortable than ever, the Peregrine 12 will elevate everyone’s off-road game. And for those who like their trail experience extra sloppy, the Peregrine 12 ST, with its 6.5 mm lugs, stands worthy to always get the job done.”

Product features include:

  •  PWRRUN cushioning;
  •  Sockliner made with PWRRUN+ cushioning;
  • Protective rock plate for flexible ride and sheds moisture;
  • Redesigned traction PWRTRAC outsole;
  • Minimal upper with pliable overlays to protect against trail elements;
  • D-ring for gaiter compatibility;
  • Contoured EVA sockliner;
  • Heel-to-toe offset—4mm (26.5mm heel/22.5mm forefoot);
  • Men’s 9.7 oz. (275g), Women’s 8.3 oz (235g); and
  • Recycled upper

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