1. Best Running Shoe for Runners: Reebok ZPump Fusion

When Reebok first introduced its pump technology in 1989, it was gimmicky. Now it’s a game changer. Pressing a bulb inflates the upper to create a fully customized, locked-in fit that makes other shoes feel like clodhoppers. $110, finishline.com

2. Best Running Shoe for Lifters: Brooks Ravenna 6

Due to their mass, weightlifters need running shoes with more joint-protecting stability and impact-absorbing cushioning. The Ravenna 6 delivers both with an adaptive sole that adjusts to your weight and a roll bar to curb pronation. $110, brooksrunning.com

3. Best Strength-Training Shoe: Nike MetCon 1

Designed to help you conquer both circuits and heavy lifts, this shoe is light, comfortable, and tough. Minimal heel-to-toe drop enhances stability, and a rubberized midsole boosts traction for rope climbs. (Are you listening, CrossFitters?) $120, nike.com