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 Shopping 149077 Nike Shox Nz Men Black Purple Shoes 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?

Women's Shoe Nike Juvenate Premium 844973-001
Ultra Boost All Terrain (Adidas)

Well, Adidas did just that with the Authentic 167476 Nike Roshe Run Women Purple Green White 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 Adidas Bounce Titan 2013 Men Coupon_035,Buy 200607 Nike Shox Conundrum Men White Purple ShoesAdidas Clima Cool 5th Men Coupon_097, 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.

Adidas Porsche Design S3 Men Coupon_191,,Discount 207352 Nike Roshe Run Men Black White Fluorescent Green ShoesAdidas Springblade 2013 Men Coupon_255,,Adidas Originals JS Women Coupon_319,Comfortable 179704 Nike Roshe Run Men Black Green Lightning Yellow ShoesChristian Louboutin Sale Men Coupon_407,.

The original Ultra Boost is an extremely popular fashion sneaker, and new colorways are regularly sold out online and in store (check Portland's Shopping 234441 Nike Roshe Run Men Red White Black Shoes 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 Cheap 158455 Nike Lunarglide 3 Women Black Blue White Shoes,Authentic 198558 Nike Shox Nz Men White ShoesChristian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_518,.

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 Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_624,Cheap 202594 Nike Shox Nz 2.0 Men Black Red ShoesJimmy Choo Boots Women Coupon_688, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

Nike Roshe One Boys Toddler Light Crimson/White/Racer Blue/Obsidian Running Shoes V60929
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 Buy 146435 Nike Shox Nz 2.0 Men White Blue Shoes. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Jimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_784,Inexpensive 238563 Nike Shox O Leven Men Black Purple ShoesAsics Gel-Noosa Tri 8 Men Coupon_343,, 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 Authentic 210419 Nike Shox O Nine Men White Black Shoes.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Jimmy Choo Wedges Women Coupon_934,Discount 220935 Nike Shox O Nine Men Black White ShoesNew Balance Men Coupon_1002,, partially down the Eastbank Esplanade and back on a damp day. It wasn't raining, but it had rained plenty earlier, and the path was slick and covered with fallen leaves.

And I just completely disappeared into my run New Balance 1400 Men Coupon_1087,Comfortable 194898 Nike Shox Nz Men White Yellow ShoesNew Balance 574 Men Coupon_1143,. Maybe it was because the Old Town sign was extra-glittery that evening, but, New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1239,Cheap 244242 Nike Shox Qualify Men Black Yellow ShoesNew Balance 996 Men Coupon_1327, as one wants when on a fairly intense run, I barely noticed the shoes on my feet as I jogged along the Willamette.New Balance 574 Women Coupon_1448,Discount 170176 Nike Shox R2 Men Black Pink ShoesNew Balance 580 Women Coupon_1515, I had no issues with tightness, and the traction was excellent along wet concrete and the ostensibly slick floating metal bridge of the Esplanade. The only thing I really noticed was a slight bounce between my foot and the sole as I ran.

Now, is all of this worth the $220 price tag? If your running shoe or fashion sneaker budget is high, then New Balance 999 Women Coupon_1556,Discount 183807 Nike Shox O Leven Men Black Blue ShoesNike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1717, 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. Nike Kobe Bryant Men Coupon_1809,Discount 236080 Nike Shox Qualify Men Black White ShoesKD7 EXT Black/Sail, 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.

Men's Basketball Shoe LeBron XIII Low 831925-016,Comfortable 171221 Nike Shox R4 Men White Blue ShoesMen's Cleat Nike Force Lunarbeast Pro TD 833421-016,

(Cool Stuff is a new feature at Willamette Week where we feature product reviews, roundups, sales and other commerce and shopping-oriented content. All Cool Stuff reviews are editorially independent, meaning we provide honest reviews and aren't paid by the brands we write about. If you do choose to purchase something after following one of our links, Willamette Week may receive a commission, which helps fund our journalism.)