Saucony Peregrine 3 Product Review

Short Take

Blending low-profile performance with rugged construction and protection, the Saucony Peregrine 3 is an ideal choice for longer and faster runs over varied terrain.

Big Updates

  • FlexFilm: Saucony’s welded overlays provide structure around the midfoot and toebox for a more flexible and seamless fit.
  • Carryover Platform: No changes here – the Peregrine 3 sports the same low-profile midsole and aggressive outsole as its predecessor.

Trail Test

For those new to the Peregrine, it is the middle child of Saucony’s three trail running shoes, which also include the Xodus and Kinvara TR. Blending lightweight performance and rugged protection, the Peregrine is a versatile option on a variety trails.

This version of the Peregrine features a new upper with welded FlexFilm overlays, which deliver flexible and lightweight structure around the forefoot. Though the fit remains snug, we found the shoe to be less constrictive than its predecessor, while a seamless interior should help keep the foot irritation-free.

Falling somewhere between minimal and cushioned, the Peregrine 3 offers a firmer, responsive ride, while retaining a feeling of protection underfoot for longer outings on the trail. The low-profile design promotes a nimble run, while a lightweight rock plate helps reduce incidents involving sharp rocks and other trail hazards.

The Peregrine 3’s outsole is aggressive, featuring multidirectional lugs for sure footing over technical and uneven terrain. Testers found the Peregrine 3 suitable across a range of terrain types, making it a good option for trail runners who like to mix up their off-road outings.

Runners Say

Erik

“The Peregrine 3 continues to supply both a fast feel and a protective platform, which makes it ideal for performance over longer distances.”

Joanna

“I really like the outsole on this shoe. It provides excellent traction over all sorts of surfaces, allowing for a confident run.”

Taro

“I liked the Peregrine 2 but the upper was a bit too constrictive for my tastes, so I’m happy to see a more flexible upper in this update.”