Saucony Peregrine 8
Weight: 11.2 oz. (US M9); 10 oz. (US W8)
Stack Height: 25mm heel/21mm forefoot (4mm drop)
Price: $120; available now
For its version 8, Saucony’s Peregrine turns towards more comfort and greater distance utility. It is the “easy going, long haul, any terrain, moderate paces” option here. It offers a toothy, very-aggressive outsole and 6mm sticky lugs as well as a new cushy midsole. As the stack increases overall, so does the weight over its predecessors. The rock plate is gone, but not to worry, as the outsole and extra midsole stack provide plenty of protection. And as a bonus it has plenty of long, easier-yet-stable flex, the most of any shoe listed. The upper is higher-volume with minimal overlays and a wider, comfortable toe box and solid midfoot hold.