Think of the Perigree as a performance trainer for the trails. Its light, responsive
and grippy, and our faster testers loved it. Because the foot sits low to the ground, and because unusually it has good grip in the rearfoot as well as the forefoot, the Perigree has a confident, surefooted feel. Three deep forefoot flex grooves add to the shoes quick character, and it has an easy, comfortable fit.
What the Perigree doesnt have is a ton of cushioning somewhere between Asicss Gel Lyte DS and Asics DS Trainer
in terms of its protection or stability. Thats not a problem for the lighter, faster, more efficient off-road runners its designed for, though you wouldnt want to run far over stones in them. You also wouldnt want to run much on wet pavement in them, as they slip, but thats nearly always the cost of good off-road grip. If you have any biomechanical problems, this is not the shoe for you. The heel area is too narrow and the heel counter is too soft.
Puma quietly continues to dot its range with some super shoes. The off-road Perigree is a good example. It has no bells or whistles, but its a grippy and attractive shoe for faster, efficient trail runners.
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