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 Nike Mens Shoes / White Maroon Shoes Nike Lunar Vapor Pro EH85835841c, 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 Lebron 11 PS Elite Printing Black Red For Sale 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 Nike Latest Air Max 2015 Outdoor Slippers Men Flip Flop Green Sky blue Orange,Nike Mens Shoes / White Game Royal Wolf Grey Dark Obsidian Shoes Nike Air Max Lunar 90 BD192603d17,Nike Kyrie II 2 Green Black Tie Dye Men Shoes 819583 209, 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 Nike Mens Shoes / White Black Total Orange Poison Green Shoes Nike Magista Orden Fg DY24800716, 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 Nike Kobe 11 Elite GCR Men The Nike Kobe 11 EM Mambacurial Drops A Week From Today Nike Kobe 11 Elite GCR Colorway Images THE BLACK AND GOLD promotion NIKE KOBE 11 ELITE GCR Midnight,Nike Mens Shoes / White Black Red Shoes Nike Romaleos Ii Power Lifting KF84Rh1jn,Nike Kobe 11 Elite GCR Men Nike Kobe 11 Elite All Star Modern Notoriety Australia Nike Kobe 11 Black White Sneaker Bar Detroit Shop Nike Kobe Kixify Marketplace,.

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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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 Nike Mens Shoes / Volt Volt Turbo Green Shoes Nike Fingertrap Max Free UG81Uc1z,. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Nike Kd Outdoor Slippers 2015 Outdoor Slippers Kevin Durant Men Flip Flop Orange Green,Nike Mens Shoes / Volt Bright Crimson Boys Shoes Nike Vapor Untouchable RE33Dm1v,Nike KD 8 Easy Euro Men Nike Kevin Durant KD 8 Blue Orange Green Super Shoes Nike KD 8 KD8 sale NIKEiD Options Kevin Durant 8 KD 8 VIII Factory 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 Nike Mens Shoes / Varsity Red Met Gold Black Shoes Nike Romaleos Ii Power Lifting BD268756h16,.

However, the ATR really shined when running outside on a blustery November evening. Nike KD 10 for Sale White/Royal-Orange,Nike Mens Shoes / University Red Black Cool Grey White Shoes Nike Prestige Iv High FE84Kc1d,Nike Jr Hypervenom phade FG-R Kids athletic shoes vibrant yellow / Volt Ice / Black,, 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 Nike High 2015 Kobe 9 Ix Men Basketball Shoes Blue Green,Nike Mens Shoes / Pinkfire Ii Pure Platinum Digital Pink Black Shoes Nike Zoom Hyper Rev UG82Y95v1c,Nike Free Trainer 5.0 Men's Training Shoes Cool Grey/Stratus Blue/Pure Platinum/Blue Lagoon, 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. Nike Free Run+ 2 Men Shoes Dark Blue Orange Factory Outlet,Nike Mens Shoes / Obsidian Volt Photo Blue Dark Magnet Grey Shoes Nike Free 5.0 2014 GY38O59u1r,Nike Free Run 5.0 V3 Men shoes Black - 91575 Trainers, 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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