"There Wasn’t Much Debate. The Peregrine 6 Simply Smoked the Field." - Outside Buyer’s Guide
LEXINGTON, MA (May 17, 2017) - The Saucony Peregrine, named after the fastest bird on the planet, once again justifies it’s speedy namesake: The all-new Peregrine 6, featuring Saucony’s EVERUN™ heel insert, has been selected by the OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide as a 2016 Gear of the Year Award winner. The annual Gear of the Year Awards recognize the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing by OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand. The Peregrine 6, part of Saucony’s Run Anywhere trail lineup, was honored as the best of new trail running shoes for 2016. The entire collection of honorees appears in the OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide, now on newsstands.
"This year there wasn’t much debate," said the OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide review of the shoe. "The Peregrine 6 simply smoked the field. As a lightweight technical trail shoe, it somehow marries a responsive, low-to-the-ground ride with a remarkably cushy feel—typically opposing characteristics. As one tester put it:‘It’s a lightweight, race-ready trail beast!’ A flexible rock plate deflects hazards without stiffening the forefoot, and the new tread pattern—shark-tooth-like rows of densely packed lugs—is aggressive enough for loose terrain but not unwieldy on tarmac. At less than ten ounces, the Peregrine motors on flats and climbs," said the OUTSIDE review.
"Today, more and more runners are hitting the dirt-whether it be on mountain tracks, through forest paths or around their local conservation lands," said Tom Hartge, senior vice president of global footwear for Saucony. "We want everyone to really enjoy the awesome experience of off-road running and the Peregrine 6 allows runners to do just that. It’s light, low and fast, encouraging runners to fly over the trails with joy and confidence. We’re excited that the entire Saucony Run Anywhere trail collection continues to resonate with runners, and the Saucony team is honored to be recognized by OUTSIDE as the top-performer in the ever-growing trail category."
The OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Award comes on the heels of the Peregrine 6 being named "Editor's Choice" in the Runner's World 2016 April Trail Shoe Guide.
The new Peregrine 6 with a protected upper, heel and forefoot rock plates, and a new PWRTRAC outsole gives runners the means to conquer any terrain. EVERUN in the heel delivers shock-dampening cushioning by distributing propulsion force over more area and reducing local peak pressures, all while returning 83% of the energy absorbed, according to research in the Saucony Human Performance and Innovation Lab.
The Peregrine 6 is available at select specialty running retailers and at www.saucony.com in men’s sizes 7-13, and 14, and women’s sizes 5-12. The suggested retail price of the Peregrine 6 is $120.00.
To find a retailer near you, call 800-365-4933 or visit Saucony.com.
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