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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Yeezy 330 Boost Red Black No.3692 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 Thick UGG Brooks Tall Women's Brown 1023897, 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 Thick Nike Free Run 3.0 v2 Women Find Nike Free V2 Womens Running Trainers cheap Nike Free Run Shoes Australia Nike Free Run 2 3,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Yeezy 330 Boost Black No.3694Thick New Balance 576 Men Women NEW BALANCE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE PACK 576 New Balance NB 1500 Limited Edition Black Purple For Men, 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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Up Casual Shoes Black No.3420 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 Succinct Women Adidas Pure Boost X Purple,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Ultra Boost St Glow Shoes Black CPeacock Green No.3668Striking White V By Long Sleeve Crochet Beach Playsuit Women,.

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 Stan Smith new Women Adidas Stan Smith new sneakers Sneakerjagers Women Adidas Stan Smith new Onix S75108 Allike Women,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Ultra Boost Sneakers Light Gray Black No.3651Soft Black V By Long Sleeve V Neck Side Split Jumper&Nbsp Women, 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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Ultra Boost Shoes Royal Blue Purple No.3650. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Silver Nike Free TR Fit 3 Athletic Shoes Women Summit White / Metallic,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Ultra Boost Shoes Mint Green Gray No.3625Sexy Dark Tan Tan Fitflop Women Toe Post Sandal Ibiza Cork,, 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 Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Ultra Boost Shoes Black Red Blue White No.3645.

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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 River Island Black Print Women Ed Lace Insert Pyjama Cami Print Vibrant,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Superstar 2 Sneakers Mint Green White No.3542Report Womens Shoes / Black Shoes Report Cruz Sandals FR345014a1h, 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. Reef Womens Shoes / Brown Coral Shoes Reef Slap 3 Thong Sandals EG556349r1c,Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Stan Smith Knit Shoes Black White No.3525Reebok Womens Shoes / Black Shoes Reebok Dance Urrhythm RS 3.0 Dance Sneakers RH888668u1e, 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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