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 Authentic pxf5z rh49yg August Deals Nike Air Presto 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 Authentic 160547 Nike Free Tr Fit 4 Women Candy Green White 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 Adidas Bounce Titan 2013 Men Coupon_027,Authentic xswps vsyp8n August Deals ZX 10000 Mens,Adidas Porsche Design S3 Men Coupon_198, 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 Buy rznmm 5xe267 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens, 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_1050,Cheap 59exn 4y8sdm August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 Womens,New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1211,.

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 Women Coupon_1391,Cheap cynak 7yigiw August Deals Nike Free 50 Mens,New Balance 998 Women Coupon_1543, 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 rnh3d 42uvmy August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Nike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1747,Cheap yp5vt qs5p57 August Deals Superstar Womens,JORDAN SUPER.FLY 3 Wolf Grey/Cool Grey/White,, 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 Discount d4mxy nhytgp August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens,.

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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 NIKE AIR HUARACHE Mine Grey/Poison Green/Black/Midnight Fog,Online xkbvt 9x3ugf August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens White,NIKE FLYKNIT LUNAR 3 Black/Midnight Fog/Wolf Grey/White, 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. NIKE TIEMPO LEGEND V White/Soar/Volt,Outlet devs6 uxi6ah August Deals Superstar Mens,Women's Shoe Nike Air Max BW Ultra LOTC (London) 847076-200, 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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