Sunday, June 23, 2019

Saucony 2020 Trail Introductions: New Midsole Foams, Three Flavors of Peregrine 10, Xodus 6

Article by Sam Winebaum
Front: Peregrine 10 GTX Back: Peregrine 10 ST
Saucony surprised us with a blizzard of new big updates which included changes in midsole foams and upper designs. Bottom line Everun and PWRFOAM midsoles go away starting Spring 2020 in both road and trail and are replaced by two new compounds:
  • PWRRUN+ is a TPU bead based material which is said to be 3x more durable and 3x less temperature sensitive than EVA, 2x as flexible (we saw that), and 25% lighter and absorbing 5% more impact than Saucony previous best foam (assume also TPU based Everun). A more plush springy feeling foam, it will be in shoes such as Triumph 17, Hurricane 22, Freedom 3, and the Xodus 10
  • PWRRun is a TPU EVA blend.  A responsive yet well cushioned feeling foam it will be in shoes such as the Kinvara 11 and the 3 flavors of the Peregrine 10.
ISOFit uppers start to go away replaced by FormFit which combines integration of upper, sockliner, midsole walls and underfoot board. Models are now named and numbered as to their version in a simpler scheme than before.

Peregrine 10
The Peregrine will now come in three flavors: Peregrine 10, Peregrine 10 ST for soft ground, and Peregrine 10 GTX. All share the same POWRUN midsole with the ST having a slightly higher stack due to its more aggressive 6.5mm lugs with the standard 10 and GTX having 5mm lugs, a drop from prior 6.5mm lugs. 

Peregine 10  ($120)
Peregrine 10 women's color
The Peregrine 10 gets a new PWRUN midsole for a responsive protective ride with a top sole of the slightly bouncier PWRRUN+, 
We see FormFit (upper, midsole walls, and topsoie) to lock down the foot to the platform (ISOFit is gone). A gaiter hook is included.  
The outsole is PWRTRAC tacky rubber with a more spaced out multidirectional lug pattern as well as a rock plate. 
It also gets designed in locations for shoe traction screws and for drilling drain holes as first seen in the Mad River TR (RTR Review)
The 27mm heel, 23mm forefoot all-arounder gains a few 0.2 oz to come in at 10.7 oz / 303g (men's), 9.3 oz / 264 g (women's). It releases 1/1/20

Peregrine 10 ST ($120)

Designed for soft ground use the ST comes in at 11.3 oz / 320 g men's, 9.9 oz /281grams women's. It features the PWRUN midsole with an EVA rock plate and  a high abrasion, water resistant, ripstop nylon upper.  
It has aggressive 6.5mm lugs in its PWRTRAC outsole.The outsole shown below is not quite the final production design. Given the height of the lugs and outsole design it does not have pre placed traction screw locations.

Peregrine 10 GTX ($140)
Front: Peregrine 10 GTX Back: Peregrine 10 ST
The Peregrine 10 GTX will come in at 11.2 oz / 318 g men's, 9.9 oz women's. It has the same stack height and outsole as the Peregrine 10 and also comes with the option of installing shoe screws in pre planned locations. It differs in having a a GORE-TEX Invisible Fit upper. Unlike more conventional Gore bootie uppers, Invisible Fit is laminated directed to the outer upper. This reduces weight and makes the upper less crinkly and smoother fitting. It will release 1/1/20.

Xodus 10 ($150)
The formerly near hiker Xodus sees the most significant changes making it a great new option for a super cushioned, more maximal trail cruiser. It drops a massive 2.3 oz / 65 g as the midsole changes from Everun to the plush new PWRUN+, the Peregrine 10's having the more responsive PWRUN midsole foam. It will weigh 11.7 oz / 332 g men's, 10.5 oz / 298g women's with a 31.5mm heel 27.5mm stack, 4mm drop. Releases 2/1/20. 
Its outsole is PWRTRAC in a chevron oriented 5mm lug (dropping for 6.5 mm) design pattern .  It includes shoe screw placement locations down the center red strips.
Please Watch as Saucony introduces
 Peregrine 10 and Xodus 10 at Outdoor Retailer 

Please Watch as Saucony introduces 2020 Road: 
Triumph 17,  Guide 13, Freedom 3,  Kinvara 11

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Bobcat said...

Any word on the new Skechers Go Run Speed Trail Hyper and release date?

Sam Winebaum said...

Hey Bobcat,
You should follow RoadTrailRun on Instagram. I reported from Outdoor Retailer with a pic of the Skechers Performance Speed Trail Hyper. I have been testing many months and it is sensational. It will release sometime this fall.
Sam, Editor

Bobcat said...

Hi Sam, thanks for the info.
I've been waiting for "Super-foams" to come to the trail and I love the React forefoot of the Kiger 5. If the rockplate doubles as a propulsion plate then even better! Now I need to find a way to get Skechers Performance in Switzerland...

Σπύρος said...

I think that because the space between the lugs and the locations for the screws is very small it will collect small rocks and stones that will get stuck between them. Saucony should release a separate model