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 Online biwc5 n6ndk7 August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens, 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 Inexpensive 203078 Nike Air Max Women Grey Purple 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 Buy 229870 Nike Air Max 90 Women Blue Grey White Shoes,Online gts72 ugtuvu Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Shoes,Inexpensive 188104 Nike Dunk High Women 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 Outlet 44eum izc65f August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens, 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 Adizero Rose II 773 Men Coupon_285,Outlet edi8g 4bhhv4 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens,2015 Christian Louboutin Women Coupon_427,.

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_604,Outlet rarpa ktg3bc Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Gold Shoes,Jimmy Choo Bridal Women Coupon_725, 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 Outlet zctxr gx6x8c August Deals Nike Air Huarache Womens,. 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_842,Sale 87sqv g4tr8g August Deals Nike Air Huarache Womens,New Balance Men Coupon_1011,, 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 Sale dyaqy nb9igd August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,.

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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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