Lift in chucks, but sprint in saucony something or others. For some reason shoes with raised heel (work boots, riding boots, rubber boots, etc...) cause me foot pain. The sauconys have almost no slope from heel to toe, and have been the most comfortable running shoe's I've ever had. Tried to overhead press in them once. Felt like I was standing on a bosu ball. Worth owning a couple different pairs for different things imo.