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 7r3sr ktvfdg August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens, 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 Jimmy Choo Sandals Women Coupon_880, 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 New Balance Men Coupon_1039,UK ethnv zaayxy August Deals Nike Air Max Thea Womens,New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1196, 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 Shopping 176722 Adidas Crazy 8 Kobe Retro Men Black White Shoes, 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 Men's Basketball Shoe Jordan Extra.Fly 854551-610,Comfortable 215336 Adidas Springblade Razor Men White Blue Shoes,Men's Football Cleat Nike Vapor Carbon Elite 2014 TD 631425-600,.

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 Men's Nike Basketball Shoe Kyrie 2 819583-444,Buy 195983 Air Jordan 12 Retro Men White /Black Taxi Shoes,Men's Nike Shoe Jordan Flight Runner 2 715572-018, 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 Comfortable 224947 Air Jordan 6 Retro Men Black/Infrared Black Shoes,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Men's Running Shoe Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 818676-004,Discount 184663 Air Jordan VI Retro Men Red Shoes,Men's Shoe Jordan Trainer Prime 881463-601,, 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 Inexpensive 187253 Asics Gel Lyte 3 Men Black Blue Shoes,.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Men's Shoe Nike Air Max 90 Ultra SE 845039-003,Inexpensive 156201 Jordan Fly Wade 1 Men Black White Pink Shoes,Men's Shoe Nike Air Zoom Vick III 832698-100,, 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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Now, is all of this worth the $220 price tag? If your running shoe or fashion sneaker budget is high, then Women's Shoe Nike Air Rift Breathe 848386-800,Buy 166470 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Orange Shoes,Women's Shoe Nike Roshe Two Flyknit 844929-003, 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. Adidas Messi 15.1 Fg Boys Preschool Semi Solar Slime/Solar Red/Black Soccer Shoes V74369,Shopping 153841 Nike Air Force 1 Men Shoes,Nike Air Max 2016 Boys Grade School Wolf Grey/University Red/Black Running Shoes V99113, 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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