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By Jen Birkhofer

Looking to get active in the new year? Now's the time to start!

But if your sneakers have seen better days, don't worry: Brooke Danielson from Shape Magazine stopped by the TODAY studio to reveal the winners of Shape's 2018 Sneaker Awards.

After more than 75 test runs (and walks!) Shape picked these sneakers to replace every old pair in your closet.

The best sneaker for a workout class

Nike Metcon 4 Training Shoe, $130, Nordstrom

Also available at Zappos.

Deemed "the class crusher," these shoes feature a star patterned outsole to help stick every landing in quick footwork classes. They provide a strong, stable base, flexible support and extreme durability for a wide range of training activities — from sprints and sled pushes to lifting and rope climbing. Testers loved the Nike shoe!

The best running shoe

Brooks Revel Shoe, $70-205, Amazon

Also available at Zappos.

For everyday runs, this neutral running sneaker works perfectly. Testers raved that the light, cushy style helped them fly through sprints, hills, long distance runs and anything in between. We loved these sneakers because the medium/high arch provides neutral support, and the internal bootie is designed to surround the foot for all-day comfort.

A tip from the testers: Use Hickies Snap-On Elastic laces to stop laces from becoming untied mid-run!

The best lightweight sneaker

KEDS Kickstart mesh striped sneaker, $20-130, Amazon

Also available at HSN.

This "travel light" shoe from Keds can brighten up any casual outfit. Whether waiting on the tarmac or walking a cobblestone path, the breathable mesh fabric keeps feet cool, while the Ortholite footbed adds cushioning. Plus, the lightweight shoes can easily fit in a carry-on or tote bag.

The best everyday shoe

Kinetic Sneak High Top Sneaker, $75-294, Amazon

Also available at Zappos.

Also called the "walk all day" sneaker, these Sorel kicks are as perfect for running errands as they are for wandering on vacation. These cushioned slip-ons look edgy. Metallic straps and a grooved outsole provide comfort and stability with style.

Looking for more options? Check out these articles on the best shoes for a variety of activities.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2018 on

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