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 dsq3p ksg2zq August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 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 Shopping 202717 Air Jordan VI Retro Men Black Infrared 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 Comfortable 177291 Air Jordan 5 Retro Men Black Green Shoes,Cheap dt5yw 99sqyh August Deals Nike Air Presto WomensDiscount 149291 Air Jordan V.5 Low Men Grown White Grey 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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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 Buy 194390 Nike Air Force 1 Men Shoes,Cheap i5tr8 fkgura August Deals Nike Air Max 90 MensDiscount 245138 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Blue Shoes, 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 dwkgf 7zcxyy August Deals Nike Roshe Run Mens. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Comfortable 224895 Nike Air Force 1 Men Gray Shoes,Cheap gze6i vpqryr August Deals ZX 700 MensAuthentic 189993 Nike Air Max Men Black Red 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 Cheap mnkpr mma7n9 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 Mens.

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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 Shopping 172998 Nike Air Max Tailwind Men White Black Blue Shoes,Cheap t9svr quphgs August Deals Nike Roshe Run WomensDiscount 236157 Nike Blazer High Men Blue Fluorescent Green Shoes, 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. Buy 209386 Nike Cortez Basic Nylon Retro Men Cortez Basic Nylon Black White Shoes,Cheap thxsc vdc63n August Deals ZX 850 MensAuthentic 173402 Nike Dunk High Men Burgundy Meteor Blue Shoes, 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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