The fitness grind is never easy—no apparel in the world can change that. But with the right training shoes you can definitely optimize your efforts for greater gains.

That's why we've put together a list of the best training shoes of fall 2017. Some provide a little extra oomph when you hit the ground for more energized plyometric sessions. Others provide a stable, sturdy platform for monstrous lifts.

Here, we've outlined their unique benefits and the activities they're designed to demolish. Find your perfect fit, whether you're into CrossFit, weightlifting, or bootcamp classes.