Adidas' Ultra Boost is one of the best sneakers on the market.

Since Kanye West's performed in an entirely white pair of the sneakers at the Billboard Music Awards back in 2015, the Ultra Boost has blurred the line between fashion and performance sneaker more than few others. It's understated silhouette, simple colorways and woven Primeknit upper makes it the most stylish performance running sneaker made in recent memory (especially when worn with track pants). Most importantly, of the dozens of pairs of shoes I've worn in the past couple years, the Ultra Boost is decidedly the most comfortable. The full length Boost foam-lined sole kinda looks like you're walking on styrofoam. It feels like you're walking on memory foam.

But the original low top iteration of the UK wghvf nirh23 August Deals Superstar Womens retails at a hefty $180, in the upper price echelons of performance running shoes and certainly closer to luxury sneaker pricing than casual. Now, how would you feel if you added on an ankle sock and $40 to the price tag?

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Well, Adidas did just that with the Discount 228531 Nike Classic Cortez Nylon Men Orange Yellow Red Shoes, released back in September of this year. Billed as a fall and winter weather-variant of the Ultra Boost, the ATR sports an ankle-height sock for increased stability and splash protection, plus a deeper-grooved rubber outsole for better traction while running in wet weather. The original's plastic lace cage is replaced with Primeknit fabric, plus a smaller box that sits atop the shoe. Finally, the ATR comes in darker colorways Comfortable 192663 Nike Classic Cortez Nylon VIbrant Men Blue White Shoes,UK yymye p8fgg7 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential MensCheap 237279 Nike Dunk High Men White Grey Blue Shoes, as to not show winter muck after a damp run. Adidas sent me a pair to review, so I took them not only to the damp streets of Portland, but to the streets of New York.

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The original Ultra Boost is an extremely popular fashion sneaker, and new colorways are regularly sold out online and in store (check Portland's UK ws5y7 zrnggg August Deals ZX Flux Womens for rare pairs!). The ATR keeps the original's subdued aesthetics, but the midtop construction adds a new design element which I think makes the sneaker well-suited for styling with jeans as well as athleticwear Shopping 168115 Nike Free 3.0 V3 Men Royal Blue White Shoes,UK x4cwe ivv5az August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens BlackBuy 195867 Nike Free 5.0 V4 Men Black Red Shoes,.

As for the on-foot feel, the ATR is comfortable, but not quite as comfortable as the original Ultra Boost. Though the ATR's tougher sole provides better traction than the original it leads to an on-foot feeling that isn't quite as heavenly.

Further, the shoe feels slightly tighter-fitting and more socklike than the original. The ankle sock doesn't overheat the foot, but when tied tight, the tops of my feet develop a pinchy feeling after a few hours that doesn't Shopping 198843 Nike Free Run Men Light Blue Black Shoes,Comfortable 223825 Air Jordan 6 Retro Kid Red/Red White ShoesComfortable 206484 Nike Free Run 3 Men Blue Yellow White Shoes, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

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If you plan on doing this a bunch, the ATR is an excellent option. (Adidas)

As far as long-term wear goes, I took my ATRs to the streets of New York on a recent trip to test them out. They held up nicely during what I'd consider an everyday amount of activity (~2-3 miles of walking broken up with extended sitting breaks), my feet not getting particularly sore despite a long stroll through Cheap 191430 New Balance Kids 880V4 Kid Blue Purple Shoes. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Shopping 237606 Nike Kobe Dream Season II Low Men Black White Yellow Shoes,Buy 181948 Air Jordan 11 Retro Kid White ShoesBuy 219162 Nike Lebron 11 Men Blue Grey Orange Shoes,, my dogs were certainly barkin' when I returned home. Though I don't consider those days representative of normal use, the ATR, despite above-average comfort, is not a miracle worker.

Now, what about actually running in my running shoes? I'm not a hardcore or regular runner: My cardiovascular health is slightly above average at best, but I can put away 5 kilometers without trouble, and I did just that on the treadmill and on Portland's waterfront.

On the treadmill, the ATR provided a solid, comfortable ride. Perhaps it is because running on a treadmill is excruciatingly boring, but I found myself paying more attention to my body during this run, and I noted that the ankle sock kept my feet feeling more secured than with my normal low top running shoe Shopping 147270 New Balance Kids Kl574 Kid Black Red Shoes.

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Now, is all of this worth the $220 price tag? If your running shoe or fashion sneaker budget is high, then Authentic 232436 Nike Shox R4 Men Black White Shoes,Cheap 239111 Adidas Crazy 8 Men Crazy Yellow ShoesShopping 161690 Nike Shox Rivalry Men White Black Shoes, nabs you a stylish, high-performing variant on a cool sneaker that'll help you push through Portland's blusteriest winter days. Yet, if you aren't committed to winter running, $220 is a high price to pay for a sneaker that mostly just looks cool. Inexpensive 157217 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Tb Men Black Green Shoes,Cheap 188293 Adidas Match Play Mid Casual Men Black ShoesComfortable 218755 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men White Green Shoes, As someone who gets my cardio in elsewhere, I wouldn't personally spend the $220 on a performance shoe which I am not using for its intended purpose.

Then again, I will be taking my next few runs to the streets in my ATRs as long as it isn't raining sideways.

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