Saucony Peregrine 12 review: updated trail shoe is now faster than ever

Saucony’s Peregrine has a long been a firm favourite with trail runners and we found the 11 to be one off the best all-round off-road running shoes we tried. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Peregrine 12 is an improvement on that shoe, as it is lighter, more compact and generally more comfortable on the foot. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Saucony claims it has undergone a "bottom-to-top" update that includes things like redesigning the lugs on the sole and shedding weight. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Available in a selection of bold colours, from Blue Raz/Acid to the eye-popping Campfire Story (orange), the latest Peregrine 12 isn’t going to be missed. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
This bold new look for the 12’s upper has done wonders for overall aesthetics. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The grippy sole remains largely untouched, aside from a new lug shape that sheds mud quicker, and that’s a good thing, it works on most trail running surfaces. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
It’s a shame the heel cup has lost some of its original comfort, but there’s no denying this lighter, sleeker and prettier shoe soars on the trails. (image credit: The Gear Loop)