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 Comfortable 210263 Puma Speed Super Lite Men Black Red 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 Jimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_815, 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 Jimmy Choo Sandals Women Coupon_878,Comfortable 146322 Puma Future Cat Men Black Yellow ShoesJimmy Choo Wedges Women Coupon_962, 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 Shopping 242431 Puma Future Cat Super Lt Men Black Yellow 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 New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1282,Comfortable 177946 Puma Suede Classic Eco Men Brown ShoesNew Balance 373 Women Coupon_1412,.

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 New Balance 574 Women Coupon_1486,Inexpensive 224574 Puma Speed Cat Men Brown ShoesNew Balance 574 Women Coupon_1476, 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 Comfortable 168907 Adidas Originals Dragon Unisex Blue Shoes. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Nike Derrick Rose Men Coupon_1656,Shopping 199616 Adidas Originals ZX850 Unisex Black Purple ShoesNike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1720,, 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 Shopping 218290 Adidas Originals ZX 630 Unisex Black Solar Blue Carbon Shoes.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Nike Kevin Durant War Boots Men Coupon_1758,Cheap 146866 Puma Future Cat Super Lt Men Red Grey ShoesMen's Baseball Cleat Nike Air Swingman Legend (Silver Streak) 807130-070,, 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.

And I just completely disappeared into my run Men's Basketball Shoe Jordan CP3.X 854294-400,Shopping 181728 Air Jordan 11Lab4 Unisex Red/White ShoesMen's Boot Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot 805899-003,. Maybe it was because the Old Town sign was extra-glittery that evening, but, Men's Football Cleat Nike Vapor Untouchable 698833-760,Cheap 231142 Puma Lifestyle Low Men Red Black Shoesmen's NIKE AIR MAX 2015 698902-101, as one wants when on a fairly intense run, I barely noticed the shoes on my feet as I jogged along the Willamette.MEN'S NIKE ROMALEOS II POWER LIFTING Volt/Sequoia,Comfortable 199524 Air Jordan 11 Original OG Unisex White Black ShoesMen's Nike Shoe Kobe XI 836183-154, I had no issues with tightness, and the traction was excellent along wet concrete and the ostensibly slick floating metal bridge of the Esplanade. The only thing I really noticed was a slight bounce between my foot and the sole as I ran.

Now, is all of this worth the $220 price tag? If your running shoe or fashion sneaker budget is high, then Men's Running Shoe Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Solstice 805938-001,Buy 226442 Nike Free 4.1 Unisex Blue Grey ShoesMen's Running Shoe Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 818676-102, 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. Men's Shoe Jordan Eclipse 724010-021,Buy 164818 Nike Roshe Run Unisex Black ShoesMen's Shoe Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit 817420-001, 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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