Canadian Running

Saucony Peregrine Ice+ 3 Best Winter Road Shoe


CATEGORY: Neutral cushioning (road or trail) MEN’S: 300 g (10.6 oz.)

WOMEN’S: 258 g (9.1 oz.)

DROP: 4 mm


LUG DEPTH: 3.5 mm


No shoe can really be guaranteed to keep you upright on ice without microspike­s; but the Peregrine Ice+ does a decent job. It has the brand’s new PWRTRAC ICE outsole, which has smaller, sticky rubber lugs, spaced further apart than the previous version’s Vibram outsole, so snow and other wintry gunk don’t get jammed up underneath. The outsole is split at the back of the heel for better landing stability—though with such a low heel-to-toe offset (4 mm), the shoe will appeal more to midfoot and forefoot strikers, so this may not really be much of a selling point.

The shoe has a warm, protective upper that sheds water and fits snugly but true-to-size for cold winter runs on roads or trails. There’s plenty of padding around the heel, with good flexibilit­y in the forefoot and a firm but decently responsive ride on a PWRRUN (EVA) midsole, and it still has the EVA sockliner for additional comfort on step-in. There are protective elements around the toe and sides, a webbing heel loop and gaiter ring at the front. Our only quibble is that it still only comes in black.

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