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 Wholesale UK Nike Zoom Kobe VIII 8 Mens Shoes 2013 Black Red Yellow HjDvi3bf 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 Sale 9xkf5 yimsfk August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens, 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 Sale egt8x vmihyr August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Wholesale UK Nike Air Griffey Max 1 training shoes-3 Olrs4UzrSale ngpue b5cv48 August Deals Ultra Boost Womens, 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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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 Shopping 159941 Adidas Match Play Mid Casual Men Red Shoes,Authentic 4keik u6gxzi August Deals ZX Flux MensInexpensive 213165 Adidas Springblade Razor Men Black Electricity Shoes, 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 Authentic 3pu8y mxabr5 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Discount 163748 Adidas Springblade Razor Men Metallic Silver Black Light Shoes,Authentic 4964n vvtzh4 August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 WomensShopping 202481 Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro Men Black Blue White Shoes,, 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 Authentic 4cvnt aadrm2 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Grey.

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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 Cheap 161663 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Black Shoes,Authentic dcgy6 vmq2pm Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Gold ShoesInexpensive 198005 Nike Air Max Men Black Purple Shoes, 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. Inexpensive 236035 Nike Air Max Men Black Shoes,Authentic aqqay m3wxua August Deals Nike Air Max Thea WomensAuthentic 244346 Nike Air Max Men Black White Shoes, 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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