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 Cycling jersey Set Women Long sleeve(S~5XLoption:bib3D pad) N21 B00SEMEP3O, 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 2018 Cheap Mens adidas Performance X 17.2 Fg Football Boots Black, 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 2018 Mens British Knights Roco High-Top Trainers Dark Blue,EKS Women's Lwquy Manmade Leather Transparent Edge Pointed toe Middle Heels Pumps Plus Size B01EFCX6UY,2018 Original Mens s.Oliver Casual Lace-Ups Grey, 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 Lily & Me Beach Comber Summer Birds Womens Tunic B06XKJSK8V, 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 Best Mens Pier One Lace-Ups Cognac,NYDJ Women's Bi-Stretch Ankle Crop Trouser B00VC8FFWC,Best Price Mens Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Trainers Shoes Beige,.

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 Best Price Mens Zign Boots Boots Oliv,SALES: BELUCIA NOVELLO WOMENS SHOULDER BAG EXTRA LARGE GENUINE LAMBSKIN LEATHER DARK BROWN FREE UK RETURNS B00AE9THSS,Best Seller- Mens J.CREW Ludlow Slip-Ons Shoes Black, 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 ul19 Sweathsirt for women Trips Fluffy Red Flamingo B06XKQTDL8,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Buy Mens Brett & Sons Slip-Ons Mottled Red,Women's sandal with Ristpolster-Various Colours B00EUDHPO2,Buy Mens Marc Jacobs Trainers Beige,, 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 Nike Wmns Air Force 1 Flyknit Low Women Black,.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Buy Mens The North Face M2M Trainers Shoes Blue,Nike Wmns Air Max 95 Women Gray,Ceate Fashion with Mens Nike Performance Air Zoom Vomero 12 Neutral Running Shoes Black,, 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.

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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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