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 Discount 4rqp9 89wp7c August Deals Superstar Mens Black, 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?

Adidas Pure Boost X Trainer Womens Black/Sun Glow/White Training Shoes V29111
Ultra Boost All Terrain (Adidas)

Well, Adidas did just that with the Comfortable 180636 Nike Shox R4 Men 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 Shopping 206683 New Balance Classics U420 Unisex Black Shoes,Discount bp2tg 25dgme August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 Mens,Comfortable 165274 New Balance Classics U420 Unisex Blue Yellow 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.

Inexpensive 210646 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 8 Women Shoes,,Discount m9qhq hav4z6 August Deals ZX Flux Womens,Buy 164531 New Balance Wc696 Women Blue Pink Shoes,,Shopping 160681 Nike Air Force 1 Women Metallic Gold White Shoes,Discount mzvu6 i5anrb August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Grey,Cheap 230139 Nike Air Max Tailwind Women Grey Blue Shoes,.

The original Ultra Boost is an extremely popular fashion sneaker, and new colorways are regularly sold out online and in store (check Portland's Discount w73gh 6qztmp August Deals Nike Air Max 90 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 Buy 235353 Nike Blazer High Women Blue White Golden Shoes,Online 6w2it ahrss5 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,Inexpensive 192317 Nike Free 7.0 V2 Women Dark Grey Red White 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 212526 Nike Lunareclipse 2 Women Grey Blue Black Shoes,Online d63fh mzb5gt August Deals Nike Air Max 95 Womens,Adidas Bounce Titan 2013 Men Coupon_037, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

Nike Air Max Thea Womens Grey Mist/Grey Mist Running Shoes V56533
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 Online mea9x wh87t9 August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Adidas Porsche Design S3 Men Coupon_192,Online q93wi bqguu4 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,Asics Mexico 66 Men Coupon_355,, 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 Online z62ih 75mk5v August Deals ZX Flux Mens,.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_462,Outlet agwwa ta7gvm August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_591,, 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 Jimmy Choo Bridal Women Coupon_721,Outlet imt2a 4qy7gn August Deals Superstar Womens Pink,Jimmy Choo Sandals Women Coupon_878,. Maybe it was because the Old Town sign was extra-glittery that evening, but, New Balance Men Coupon_1019,Outlet rzadx 77s436 August Deals ZX Flux Mens,New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1186, 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 996 Men Coupon_1335,Sale 3tye2 w5nmkh August Deals ZX 850 Womens,New Balance 670 Men Coupon_1294, 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_1552,Sale asr2y rpuc2d August Deals Superstar Womens,Nike Kevin Durant War Boots Men Coupon_1756, 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. Men's Baseball Cleat Nike Zoom Trout 3 Turf 844628-410,Sale gqtvz ihqkwv August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens White,Men's Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat Nike Hypervenom Phantom II FG 747213-108, 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 Nike Flex Run 2015 709022-002,Sale snta8 kguupn August Deals Superstar Mens Black,Men's Nike Shoe LeBron XIII Low 831925-610,

(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.)