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Saucony Peregrine 12

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

When I started planning my trip to Scotland to complete the West Highland Way I planned to use my Merrell Moab 2 boots which I love and are really comfortable.

I have used these boots on many trips across Dartmoor and in the mountains.

I like many in preparation for the hike have watched lots of videos on Youtube to get an idea of the route and also the gear people use.

Through these videos my mind has been changed and I found myself considering Trail runners instead of boots because of the weight you can save.

When I started looking at Trail runners I was sure the Lone peaks were the shoes I really wanted but on reading more about the zero drop and grip whilst running and also reservations on the toe box shape I started looking a different options.

I looked at other options from Altra and Salomon but really could not decide with so many options available. It was whilst watching a video from Liam Brown discussing his kit that I looked more into the Saucony shoes.

I was still really undecided but with time running out I bit the bullet and ordered a pair of Saucony Peregrine 12's. I also opted to go a whole size bigger that my normal trainers.

When they arrived I tried them on and found them to be really comfortable and stable around the ankle area. I don't find there to be any movement of the heal which may cause blisters and no noticeable gaps by the side of the ankle either.

I have then laced fairly tight to keep the ankle in place but find this appears so far to provide just enough room in the toe box for my feet to spread which I don't find with boots. I was concerned about choosing a pair of shoes a whole size bigger but this now seems like the right move for me and so far I have had no issues with my toes fitting the top of the shoe or having excess movement.

Just need to get out and test them.

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