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 Boots Vaneli Artemis Black Suede/Black Miniliz Print/Gunmetal Buckle 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 Nike Legend Printed Tight, 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 UK Sale Nike Free Powerlines II Womens Shoes Black Rosa 88ib6aAa,Womens Sandals Vaneli Tallis Black Miniliz PrintVarious Sizes Nike Rosherun Dyn FW QS Lovers Ultralight Pulling Wire Mesh Low Light Gray Light Yellow Running Shoes Fh68Lh1E, 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 Sandals Vaneli Ertha White Pito Print 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 Authentic fsuka ehdbm5 August Deals Nike Roshe Run Mens,Womens Sandals Vaneli Neva Taupe Per PrintAuthentic neybb ukzbhd August Deals Nike Air Max Thea Womens,.

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.

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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 Sandals Vaneli Baxie Natural Cork. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Buy frg42 s6g5n7 August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,Womens Sandals Vaneli Kiliana White Krinkle Patent/Silver BuckleBuy my85g eufyw8 August Deals Superstar Womens,, 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 Sandals Vaneli Kallita Multi Pastel Blix Squama Prt.

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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 Discount ruwd4 uh8t3h August Deals Nike Free Run 2 Womens,Womens Sandals Vaneli Taletha Black NairobiOnline 2mxyv m4bhq5 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Grey, 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. Online 8rmbc 8iwhmz August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Mens,Womens Shoes Vaneli Matro Truffle SuedeOnline nhdxx f3dr6s August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral, 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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