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 Adidas Adipure Crazyquick Men Electricity/White/Black Basketball Shoes, 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 Cheap Bruno Premi Fashionable Over-The-Knee Boots Black for Women Online, 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 Carvela Kurt Geiger Simone - Tan - CA072SH32KKL - Women's Boots,Adidas ACE 16.3 Primemesh Firm Men's Soccer Shoes Green,Bueno Union Womens Leather Boots Made In Turkey, 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 9631 Good-feeling Nike Free Flyknit 5.0 Rainbow Men Trainers Running Shoes, 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 Boots Women Rocket Dog Camilla Chelsea Boot Black Top Quality,922908-600 NIKE AIR Coming Out ZOOM certificate VOMERO 13 Red sale,Boots Women Not Rated Mumford Western Boot Taupe Newest,.

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 Boots Women Muk Luks Malena Marled Boot Navy/White Hot Quality,892 Best Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Men Black Silver Grey Shoes,Boots Women Michael Antonio Baylen Wide Calf Boot Brown Best Buy, 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 8587 Authentic Nike Air Jordan 1 Men Black Red Shoes,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Boots Women Madden Girl Campus Wide Calf Riding Boot Burgundy/Blue Best,8158 Best Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse Men Orange Dark Blue Shoes,Boots Women Journee Collection Hana Wide Calf Wedge Boot Cognac Best Choice,, 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 7739 Authentic Nike Air Jordan 1 Men Black White Red Shoes,.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Boots Women Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Sequin Band Boot Black/Purple best authentic,7345 Authentic Nike Air Max 90 Men Coffee News For Shoes,Boots Women Fergie Cove Over The Knee Boot Black Quite Brilliant,, partially down the Eastbank Esplanade and back on a damp day. It wasn't raining, but it had rained plenty earlier, and the path was slick and covered with fallen leaves.

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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 Boots Women 2 Lips Too Too Damsel Boot Black Wholesale,5910 Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Men Green White Shoes,Black Women V By Controlwear Underwired Textured Swimsuit&Nbsp Joy, 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. Black Miss Kg Women Shoe Audrina Pointed Particular,5389 Nice Nike Free 3.0 V3 Men Black Grey Shoes,Billini Orient - Nude - BI358SH87NXO - Women's Sandals, 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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