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 Low-cost direct - Nike Air Mag Back to the Future Light Up Black Trainers Shoes All Sizes NEW 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 100% Genuine Nike Flyknit Roshe One Size 81MR-9034 for Men, 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 100% original Nike 654262-115:AJ Jordan F 9.5 Teal Air-Sole Basketball Sneaker Grey White Light 93514155 for Men,Low-cost direct - Nike Air mens size 9.5100% Satisfaction guaranteed Nike Air Max Zero Pure Platinum White 80II-2949 for Men, 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 Low-cost direct - NIKE ZOOM SKYPOSITE BASKETBALL VARSITY ROYAL/BLACK SIZE MEN'S 11 [375505-401] 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 Affordabl Nike KD VII 7 SE What The WTKD Multi-color Horizon 801778-944 Aunt Pearl Black 16OU-1736 for Men,Weekend Discount - 2001 New DS OG Nike Air Max Kukini sz 10 Game Blue Grey LightningAffordable Price Nike [599839-001] LUNAR FORCE 1 FUCE LEATHER SNEAKERS WOLF GRY DP RYL - Blue 98PQ638 for Men,.

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 Amazing New Balance Vazee Summit - Thunder Toxic Black Light 12044059 for Men,Weekend Discount - 2005 Nike AIR MAX PENNY 1 624017 041 9.5 NY KnicksAppealing Nike Air Monarch IV - Black Light 73AQ539 for Men, when left untied (the laces don't reach the ground) or tied loosely.

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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 Low-cost direct - Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 White Black Volt Men Running Shoes Sneakers 819038-107. But on two particularly grueling days, the first, an hours-long punk show on wood and concrete floors, and the second, Attractive Jordan CP3.IX AE X 9 Chris Paul Basketball Air 845340-300 Green 45VD336 for Men,Weekend Discount - **Barley Used Men's NIKE Air Max--Black--Size 9**Authentic Air Jordan 4 Oregon' 37608340 for Men,, 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 Weekend Discount - Men's NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA SE Sz 8.5 CARGO KHAKI OLIVE White New 845039-300.

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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 Best-selling Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Royal RD02913 for Men,Weekend Discount - Nike Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey Size 11Big Discount Adidas nmd size 8 pre owned 13QR646 for Men, 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. Big discount Nike KD VI All-Star Size 10 77PF028 for Men,Weekend Discount - NIKE AIR JORDAN 11 XI 72-10 RETRO BLACK SIZE 14Big Savings Air Jordan 5 Bean Green 11PG320 for Men, 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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