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 UK Classic combination - Vans SK8-Hi Slim Womens Shoes Winsome Orchid/Blanc De Blanc, 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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Superstar Rize Shoes Black White No.3588, 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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Outdoor Climacool Boat SL Water Shoes Camouflage Ye No.3040,UK Fashion style - Vans Old Skool Lite Womens Shoes Hemp Pewter,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Neo X Lite Tm White Black Running Shoes No.3278, 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 UK Official authorized - Vans Braided Suede Slip-On Womens Shoes Blanc De Blanc/Blanc De Blanc, 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 Women Jersey Finest Materials Black Customized Free Exchange 365 Days Return Reebok Pittsburgh Steelers,UK Original Product - Vans Digi Aloha Slip-On Womens Shoes Black/True White,Women Adidas Pro Model Metal Toe & Core Black,.

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 Wholesale MBT Voi MBT Women's Time Service Velcro W Slip Women MBT Nama Affordable NIKE Air Max 1 Essential Mbt Women Shoes UAE prices MBT Shoes Clarks Originals Shoes Boots Outlet Online,UK Quality assurance - Women Asics GT-2000 2 Black Lightning Raspberry dc shoes,Wholesale Adidas Madoru 2 M Men adidas Madoru M Running M21577 Mens Trainers adidas Men's Shoes Men's Women's Kids' Shoes adidas madoru m Grey adidas Mexico, 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 Adidas NMD XR1 PK Primeknit Pure Platinum Women Core Original White BB3684,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Unique Air Max Popular 97 OG QS 2017 Silver Bullet 884421-001 Fashion Men/Women Sports Shoes,New Nike Mens/Women Benassi JDI mandarin duck Slide Sandal Black/White/Yellow,UK.Shoes New Balance 996 Men Women New Balance Men's MC996 Lightweight Tennis Shoe Google Sites New Balance Shoe 996 New Balance Shoe 996 Deals,, 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 Air Real Max 90 Diamondback "Shanghai" Women Shoe Pink,.

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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 Sandler Baleno - BLACK/PEWTER - SA682SH79HGM - Women's Flats,Cheap Kyrie Shoes Nike Kyrie Irving 3 Womens Gold Red,S by Sempre Di ELIZA - WHITE - SB147SH98UCJ - Women's Sandals, 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. Running Men Adidas Supernova Glide Boost 7 Women's Running Shoes - AW15 Black Wholesale,Cheap Nike Air Force 1 Low Womens Blue Grass Green White Black,ROC Roman - Tan - RO991SH14JJX - Women's Sandals, 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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