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 Sale Air Jordan Spizike 3.5 Retro Mens Shoes Cheap Sale Black Green In the UK online, 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 Big Discount NINA RICCI Double Face Virgin Wool - Beige women's Coats - 21XW669, 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 Classic-fit BLUGIRL Floral Printed Stretch Cotton Dress - White / Fuchsia women's Dresses - 46LX622,Discount Sale Air Max 90 Mens Shoes Cheap On Sale White Silver In the UK online,Economical COLIAC 50Mm Crackled & Metallic Leather Sandals - Silver / Yellow women's Wedges - 94EF981, 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 Discount Sale Cheap To Buy For Sale Nike Air Presto 5.0 Mens Shoes Black Red In the UK online, 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 Nike Juvenate Print Womens Grey,Discount Sale Fashion Nike Blazer Low Men's Premium Leather Red-Royal In the UK online,adidas Climacool X II 2 Pack No Show Socks Womens Running Accessories Black/Flash Orange/Flash Pink/,.

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 Timberland Atlantic Heights Suede Chelsea Boots Black Iris - Women's Shoes,Discount Sale Men's Air Griffey Max Shoes in 22966 In the UK online,Asics Gel Contend 4 Neutral Running Shoes Pink Glow/Silver/Black - Women's 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 Discount Sale New Nike Aie Jordan 3.5 Spizike Mens Shoes Online Black Red In the UK online,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Reebok Zpump Fusion 2.0 St Trainers Blue/Black/Pink/White - Women's Shoes,Discount Sale Nike Air Jordan 1 I Mens Shoes High Buy Online Black In the UK online,Reebok Pheehan Run 3.0 Trainers Cherry/Silver/White/Gravel - Women's 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 Discount Sale Nike Air Jordan 3 III Cement Mens Shoes Black Blue Orange In the UK online,.

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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 Nike Blazer Low Print Womens Black Grey White Shoes T35j1695,Discount Sale Nike Air Zoom Kobe IV(4) Olympic Sneakers For Men in 61185 In the UK online,Nike Dunk High Top Womens All White Y68n3277, 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 Free Run 3 Womens Blue Red Shoes N45k9311,Discount Sale Nike Hypervenom Phantom Premium FG Soccer Cleats yellow purple In the UK online,Nike Roshe Run Mid Womens Marine Volt Shoes X27g9279, 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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