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 Sandals Sam Edelman Randi Jute, 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 fhpfa qeek7p August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 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 stahv ngwd5v August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Purple,Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Gene Black Vaquero Saddle Leather,UK a9xex yffzir Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black Shoes, 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 Shoes Sam Edelman Delilah Modern Ivory Snake, 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 Discount 184663 Air Jordan VI Retro Men Red Shoes,Womens Shoes Saucony Originals Jazz Low Pro Vegan Grey/Blue,Cheap 239771 Lebron 11 Men Green Grey Shoes,.

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 Authentic 213431 New Balance Classics 574 Men Green Shoes,Womens Shoes Superga 2095 Metallic Linen 2095 Metallic Linen Gold,Authentic 148132 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men Black Grey Shoes, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

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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 Womens Shoes Superga 2795 Wool Black/White,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Shopping 199876 Nike Air Force 1 Men Red Valentines Day Shoes,Womens Boots UGG Adirondack Tall Obsidian,Shopping 225812 Nike Air Griffey Max I Men Red Black 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 Womens Boots UGG Sumner Chestnut,.

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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 Shopping 219779 Nike Dunk Low Men Black Purple White Shoes,Womens Slippers UGG Belle Berry Crush Hearts Suede,Cheap 182272 Nike Free 3.0 V4 Men Blue Black 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. Comfortable 189580 Nike Free Run Men Red Black Shoes,Womens Boots Vaneli Laryssa Black Nappa/Black Elastic/Mtch Zipper,Discount 231111 Nike Hyperdunk Men White Blue 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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