New year, new you. Vibrant sneakers loaded with technology provide yet another good reason to get back on track.
Cross-trainers for women (wider forefoot, narrower heel) get the stamp of approval from a toned talk-show host.
The Kelly Ripa Collection by Rykä, $80; Ryka.com
Outdoor explorers will appreciate this cool-looking, low-profile trail shoe with gripping rubber treads.
New Balance, $80; NewBalance.com
This versatile, lightweight trainer with airy mesh and wicking lining will suit both casual runners and dedicated racers.
Saucony, $85; Saucony.com for stores
Serious shock absorption—the abrasion-resistant heel takes the impact—and extra cushioning make running easier on knees.
Asics, $85; Asics.com for stores
Springs built into the forefoot, combined with a hyper-resilient midsole, help reduce foot fatigue mile after mile.
Spira, $100; SpiraFootwear.com
The nonmarking sole on this twilight blue sneaker is perfect for the weight room, basketball court, or kickboxing class.
Nike, $110; Nike.com
From the cycling brand: Trainers meant for outdoors, with reflective visibility and toe guards for durability.
Pearl Izumi, $110; PearlIzumi.com
Innovative padding in the heel and under the ball of the foot provide added shock absorption and a custom fit.
Reebok, $120; Reebok.com
Mary Janes take an athletic turn as ultralight jogging shoes.
Adidas by Stella McCartney, $150; ShopAdidas.com