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 Cheap Lebron 14 For Kids Black White, 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 Nike Off-White x Cheap Nike Off White x Nike Air Zoom VaporFly, 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 Nike Roshe Slip City QS Black Grey v,Cheap Lebron Soldier 11 Black Light Blue,Online Sale Fashion Sneakers Air Jordan 12 Retro GS Gold Black White, 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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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 well-designed Customized Nhl Jersey Pittsburgh Penguins For UK Blue World-famous Men Online Shopping,CHEAP NIKE AIR FORCE 1 NK AF1 HIGH MENS ALL WHITE,Vince Camuto Black Light Weight Down G8411 HMM054808, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

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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 Nike Air Huarache Ultra White Black Fluorescent Green,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Vans Sk8 Hi Reissue Zip DX shoes Beige,Cheap Nike Air Jordan 32 Retro Black Red Blue,Vans Era Mens Trainers 2 Tone Pewter Racing Red D20 Outlet,, 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 Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 Leather Black,.

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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 Top Nike KD 8 Easy Euro Men Newest Nike Top Kevin Durant KD 8 VIII Shoes Rainbow Black Grey Nike Top Kevin Durant KD VIII 8 Return Of Buy The King Sneakers,Cheap Nike Air Maxs 2018 Black Silver,Timberland Black Nubuck 14 Inch Premium Boots GLB201772, 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. Thick New Balance 574 Kids New Balance 574 Sale New Balance ML574 Cheap New New Balance 574 'Vintage' Pack Spring Summer 2018 Original New Balance 574 Shoes,Cheap Nike Air Nike Air Huarache All Black,Thick Air Jordan 11 Men The History of Air Jordan Foot Locker Jordan Xi Retro 70 OFF Jordan Air Jordans 11 Low Shop Air Jordans 11 Low, 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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