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 Discount 225641 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men White Blue Shoes 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?

Adidas D Howard 5 Mens Black/Light Scarlet/White Basketball Shoes V21579
Ultra Boost All Terrain (Adidas)

Well, Adidas did just that with the Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_561, 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 Giuseppe Zanotti Sale Women Coupon_655,Cheap 146808 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Anthracite Black ShoesJimmy Choo Boots Women Coupon_689, 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.

Jimmy Choo Bridal Women Coupon_733,,Authentic 218669 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Dark ShoesJimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_817,,Jimmy Choo Sandals Women Coupon_890,Buy 230387 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Black Gold ShoesPlatforms Jimmy Choo Women Coupon_977,.

The original Ultra Boost is an extremely popular fashion sneaker, and new colorways are regularly sold out online and in store (check Portland's Cheap 238432 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men White Blue 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 New Balance Men Coupon_1030,Cheap 245321 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Men Green Black White ShoesNew Balance 574 Men Coupon_1134,.

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 New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1208,Shopping 147101 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Yellow Black Purple ShoesNew Balance 574 Men Coupon_1286, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

Adidas D Rose 773 Iii Mens Light Scarlet/Black/White Basketball Shoes V61831
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 Buy 223913 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Orange Shoes. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, New Balance 999 Men Coupon_1339,Shopping 226176 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Yellow Black ShoesNew Balance 574 Women Coupon_1430,, 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 Comfortable 227399 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Black Red White Shoes.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. New Balance 998 Women Coupon_1544,Discount 172136 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Green ShoesNew Balance 996 Women Coupon_1526,, 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.

And I just completely disappeared into my run Nike Derrick Rose Men Coupon_1667,Discount 241878 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Black White Red ShoesNike Kevin Durant War Boots Men Coupon_1763,. Maybe it was because the Old Town sign was extra-glittery that evening, but, Converse Thunderbolt Modern Unisex Shoe 155043C-215,Shopping 175995 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Black Purple ShoesMen's Basketball Shoe Air Jordan XXXI N7 854272-003, as one wants when on a fairly intense run, I barely noticed the shoes on my feet as I jogged along the Willamette.Men's Boot Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot 805899-002,Inexpensive 235796 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Grey Total Orange Grey Black ShoesMen's Golf Shoe Nike Air Zoom 90 IT 844569-100, I had no issues with tightness, and the traction was excellent along wet concrete and the ostensibly slick floating metal bridge of the Esplanade. The only thing I really noticed was a slight bounce between my foot and the sole as I ran.

Now, is all of this worth the $220 price tag? If your running shoe or fashion sneaker budget is high, then Men's Nike Air Max Tailwind 7 683632-103,Authentic 231463 Nikes Dunk High Men ShoesMEN'S nike KYRIE 1 705277-508, 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. Men's Nike Shoe Kobe XI 836183-154,Authentic 242178 Nikelebron11 Men Black Red Green ShoesMEN'S RUNNING SHOE NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 32 749340-403, 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.

Men's Running Shoe Nike LunarStelos 844591-700,Discount 211535 Onitsuka Tiger By Asics Mexico 66 Men Red Wine ShoesMen's Shoe Jordan Eclipse 724010-029,

(Cool Stuff is a new feature at Willamette Week where we feature product reviews, roundups, sales and other commerce and shopping-oriented content. All Cool Stuff reviews are editorially independent, meaning we provide honest reviews and aren't paid by the brands we write about. If you do choose to purchase something after following one of our links, Willamette Week may receive a commission, which helps fund our journalism.)