Chucks: Great for lifting. Great for looking cool. I can’t stand running on pavement with them. I ran hills and trails with them and actually enjoyed the experience.
Sambas: Great for lifting. Good for most other CF activities. I can run fine in them (compared to the chucks), but I would prefer not to pound too much pavement with them if I can help it. The occasional 400,800, mile and only if the workout calls for it. If its mono-structural running, I prefer not to run in them.
Nike Frees: Love them for running. Great for box jumps, burpees, and jump rope. Not great for lifting, but the occasional HPC, Hang Snatch, I don’t mind.
Puma H-Streets: Narrow fit. Great for sprinting. Comparable to the free’s (with less padding). Extremely narrow, so I don’t know if I would lift anything relatively heavy in ‘em.
Crosstrainers/Running shoes: I still have some old ones that I just can’t throw away. (pack rat maybe?). I use them for walking around.
VS Dynamos: Good for my meager O-lifting.
Vibram 5 fingers: I did some trail running, and some street running, and some beach running. Not bad, but I couldn’t see myself doing box jumps, or jump rope in them. I don’t use them often because they look hideous.
Lately I’ve strayed away from the mindset of “the all-purpose shoe” for everything. The “train as you fight” mentality. Basically if I can improve my performance or technique with a particular shoe (my VS’s or running shoes), regardless of how little the gain is, then I can maximize my training session.