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Avenue A by Adidas Subscription Box Review – Summer 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 22, 2017 | 223 comments

Avenue A by Adidas
4.5 overall rating
37 Ratings | 8 Reviews

Avenue A by Adidas is a quarterly fitness and running subscription box. Every season they send subscribers at least 3 premium fitness items, (most will be sized).

If you are looking for a fitness/workout-gear box – I can’t recommend this one enough. I’m thrilled with the value of these boxes so far!

This box was sent to us early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: Avenue A by Adidas Box

The Cost: $150

The Products: Every Avenue A box is filled with at least 3 premium items (mix of shoes, apparel and accessories) selected by celebrity curators who exemplify style, fitness and performance.

Ships every 3 months

Check out all of our Avenue A by Adidas Box reviews!

The Summer box is curated by Wanderlust.

And inside there is an opportunity for a subscriber to win a ticket to a Summer 2017 festival of their choice.

The info cards are a little different with this box. Instead of a fold-out card, we have cards for the shoe and curator:

And some healthy recipe cards:

Cardamom Cardio Green Smoothie:

Kale Greek Salad:

 

Now, onto the items!

adidas Edge Luxe 2 shoes – Value $95?

These shoes aren’t available for sale yet, so I’m guessing on the price. (I love that Avenue A subscribers get early access to Adidas products.)

These edge lux shoes have a textured fabric upper, with mesh details on the sides.

These shoes are SO lightweight. They provide good support and fit snuggly.

 

The patterned material is gorgeous!

Wanderflex Iconic Three-Quarter Tights – Value $55

(Subscribers will receive 1 of 2 colors)

Out of all the tights/leggings/capris I’ve received from this subscription box, these are my favorite. The pattern is fabulous, and my favorite part is the wide waistband. It’s a high waist cut, with a wide, flattering waistband. It’s perfect for making your stomach look just a little flatter 😉

And this capri pant is part of the adidas sustainable product program. The material is 79% recycled polyester / 21% elastane interlock.

Wanderflex Cross Back Bra – Value $35

(Subscribers will receive 1 of 2 colors)

This bra has a thin layer of padding covering the entire front. (No removable cups.) And it is made from the same sustainable fabric as the pants.

I’m always a little skeptical of any strappy sports bra. They always look cute, but sometimes lack comfort or support. This one is still simple enough to still be plenty comfortable, and I found it to be supportive for any light or medium workouts.

Wanderflo Tank Top – Value $35

This top has the Wanderlust logo screen printed in front, with a mesh panel in back for added ventilation:

The material is a little see-through. And the arm holes are larger, so you’ll be able to see your sports bra underneath. (50% recycled polyester / 25% cotton / 25% viscose single jersey)

I really like the simple design and high neckline. This is a very versatile piece for me. Here it is on with the rest of this box:

(I added the Adidas jacket from the Fall 2016 Box since my arms are way too pale right now!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $220-245 depending on the value of the shoes. I love every single item in this box. The Wanderlust line for Adidas is great – these are pieces I would pay full-price for, and I’ll likely buy some items from their line now!

One thing to call out, though, is that this is the first Avenue A box that has included 4 items instead of 5. (Usually the value is higher, too.) They only guarantee 3 items in a box and made no mention of guaranteed value, but compared to other boxes I first felt like something was missing.

That being said, I think this is the most wearable and versatile box for me – I LOVE the outfit and shoes!

 What do you think of the Avenue A by Adidas Summer Box?

Every Avenue A box is filled with at least 3 premium items (mix of shoes, apparel and accessories) selected by celebrity curators who exemplify style, fitness and performance. Box ships once a quarter. A New box will be released quarterly, sometime in March, June, September, and December. When ... read more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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223 comments

Sarah

I got the peach/orange set, and I was pleasantly surprised. I have been totally underwhelmed with the other boxes, but I was actually excited when I opened this one up. I don’t generally like orange, but it appears more peach on my skin tone.
However, I have to say that I was a little disappointed today when I received an email from Adidas about their new Wanderlust items. If there were about to launch new items in that collection, I would have thought they’d be in the box so that it we’d be getting early access. Although I really liked the items, it doesn’t feel very special when the items received are old stock and go on sale right after the box arrives to make way for a new collection.

Jennifer

I was optimistic before I received my box. Only four items and another pair of grey shoes? I’ve only tried on the sports bra and tank. The tank is really comfortable but the sports bra is kinda big. I’m waiting for the rain to stop before I wear the shoes. Hopefully we will get more than one spoiler for the fall box.

Anne Ramsey

I have emailed Adidas three times in the past twos weeks to ask for a refund and have received no responses. I’m surprised to see such good reviews of their customer service – this hasn’t been my experience at all.

Winnie

I finally received a return label today after waiting for 2 weeks. They may just be running behind on emails.

Kristen

I’ve always had great experiences with their customer service team… up until now. I emailed them on 5/24 saying that I saw the contents of the box and would like to stop payment. They emailed me back within a day to say that if I received the box and was still unhappy with the contents, they would provide a return label and a refund.

I emailed them when I received the box – no answer.

Followed up three days later – no answer.

Followed up again three days later – no answer.

They’re obviously working through some backlash here, but a response would be appreciated, especially since they already agreed to issue a refund and allow me to return the box.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

KL

I emailed them 3 times and all 3 emails got bounced back.
What is their email address to contact them?

Kristin

I’ve been getting this box for a year now and in the past have always received very prompt responses from customer service. I’ve also sent two emails in the past two weeks asking for help with an exchange (the online exchange form is not working) and have not received any response at all. Very disappointed this time around and now thinking about cancelling.

Jen

I emailed 5/30….still waiting for a response.

Lauren

I like my box i got the orange and at first I was afraid but the color grew on me. I went for a short run in the pants they fit awesome. I do feel like we are missing something in this box. But its not the rita ora box where i wear the sweatshirt and pants as a joke so at least everything is useable for me. I also got the items in the some box from Winter. It makes me wonder if adidas is going to phase Avenue a out or if the wanderlust collection wasn’t profitable for them and they just tried to cut their losses. Needless to say I like the surprise and will continue to subscribe, wait for a spoiler, and hope for an amazing Fall box!

Asa

Is there a suggestion box somewhere? I agree with the post. I like the box. They did give me the more colorful options. But I feel like something is missing. It feels undervalued. I honestly thought maybe they forgot to put something in my box. So I checked this site to make sure I got all of my items. Maybe they went overboard with the last 2 boxes (2 pairs of sneakers and expensive Rita Ora gear; Stella bag in HBFs)

Anyway like I said first…a suggestion box. I’ve seen flip flops and casual Adidas. I’ve seen 2 running sneakers in one box. Can we NOT do a running sneaker EVERY box? How about a multi-use trainer for weight-lifting or a high top casual. Or at least a 2nd shoe that serves a different athletic purpose. We women are multifaceted. We do more than just run. Using running shoes for weights or playoffs isn’t really recommended. This was a perfect opportunity to include some type of Barre or yoga flat even textured grip socks.

That being said…I’m going to keep my subscription. I really only shop Adidas outlet stores so that’s how I estimate the box values. Then as much money as I save at the outlet everything evens out.

lilia

These are training shoes, not running shoes FYI.

Jennifer

Nooooo, I live for the running shoes and my feet love that I actually have a programmed replacement…

Asa

Yea I realize it was originally advertised as a subscription box geared towards runners.

So in reviewing all of the previous boxes, the trend has been…
1. Pair of running shoes
2. A big $$ ticket item Box 1-Stella bag, Box 2- Fit Smart watch, Box 3- Z hoodie, Box 4- Banned from Normal Hoodie and tights, Box 5- Stella Bag
3. 3 other clothing or shoe items.

So this Box 6 had running sneakers & 3 clothing items. For whatever reason, they didn’t include a Big standout item. Which is why I think most of us instinctively felt so strongly that something was missing. If they had a really big item and say only 2 pieces of clothing it would of been less apparent.

Asa

I meant plyo not playoffs. I was also wondering has anyone had weird activity with their shipping? This is the 3rd time my box has shipped AFTER its listed delivery date.

Connie

Received my box today and like the items but also feel this box was missing something. Even a water bottle or pair of socks would have helped this box.

Heather

My box just arrived and I love everything! This might be my favorite outfit that they have sent. I am disappointed that the value/number of items is lower than before. Was really hoping it would come with sandals but even a water bottle or socks would have been nice.

Winnie

Has anyone had any success in getting a return label for the box?

mary

I’ve emailed them twice this past week, after they told me I could get a return label, and haven’t heard anything back…

Heather

Nope! I requested one almost a week ago (in a reply to an email from them in which they offered that as an option), and I have never received a response.

Jess

Adidas has already started putting some of the items in this box on clearance.

http://www.adidas.com/us/wanderflex-iconic-three-quarter-tights/CE7664.html

Steph

I don’t look at spoilers but after opening my box I immediately came here to see what item was left out of my box and NOTHING?! This is it? I like what came overall but it definitely is missing something to round it out. I feel like I paid retail for a workout outfit and I don’t like to pay retail.

Jess

I am out of town for work, my husband opened my box and sent me pictures, I also came here to see what was missing.
This was my first time with this box, so I feel a little bait and switch, but I will use everything in the box, so it isn’t like I necessarily got ripped off.
But like you – I would never buy gym clothes at retail, so the value just isn’t there for me.

Laurie

Anyone wanna switch medium orange pants/bra for the black/grey ones (also med)?

Jennifer

I have orange in medium if you want to switch!

Emily

Check out the swaps page on here! I was able to find someone to swap my pants with.

Dee

I got my box yesterday. Black pants, gray bra, white tank. I washed everything so it was ready to go today. I wore the pants to cycle and yoga today, shirt to cycling and bra to yoga with an Athleta top. I really like everything, the pants are far better quality then the green from spring(?) 2016.

The tank, I would have very much preferred in a color other than white. I will wear it until it gets a stain, but still that is 3 white tanks and 2 of them I have NEVER worn.

Overall I like everything, but really would have loved one more item. I would gladly have traded the Stella bag from spring for the yoga bag in the Adidas line that holds a mat!!!

Erin B

I’m in the minority b/c I actually love this box! I joined after seeing how awesome the spring box was and was initially disappointed in the contents of this box after seeing the spoilers. Once i actually received the box and could see it in person, I quickly fell in love. THOSE PANTS! The most comfy pair of pants I have ever put on! I live in workout pants and these are my favorite ones I own now! I love the shoes and the bra is very comfy too! The shirt was ok, nothing to love but I feel with the shoes, pants, and bra it was well worth it.

Veronica

Agree

Veronica

I finally received my first box. I thought I would be disappointed with it like many are. But since i have nothing to compare it to i think its a wonderful box. All the sizes are right except for the sports bra , i wear a 36 DD , so i ordered a large and it’s to big around the arm holes. I love the capris, they take a couple inches off of everything 😉.

Melinda

Well I got my box today. They reused the winter box to pack mine. I got the orange pants and bra with a white tank. The shirt actually fits! First time in the 4 boxes I’ve gotten. The pants are so smooth and soft but I wish they were black. The shoes are snug so I asked for a half size up. I got a decent outfit out of this box just wish there was a wow item

Jan Judd

How in the world do you get ahold of anyone at avenue a? This is my first box and I will keep it, underwheming as it is, but I need to exchange 1 item for a different size. I tried to do the exchange for myself and it won’t take my confirmation/order #. I coped and pasted it. Then when I clicked on the link to email it asked for cloud yahoo etc. it wouldn’t take my email. I then finally found a number for adidas and called and after 1/2 hour she said there is no other way to reach them. Seriously, is this a scam?? They cannot be contacted?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Carla

Try typing in the confirmation number manually rather than cutting and pasting it. I had the same issue last year; for some reason the cutting and pasting doesn’t work.

Melinda

Your order number you need for an exchange is the one in your shipping confirmation email

M

I got the orange/brown capris & orange bra & I hate the colors! I tried emailing customer service & asking to be able to exchange them but they just responded with a no. I’m so disappointed, this box overall was TERRIBLE & it’s usually one of my favorite subscriptions. I hope they listen to customer feedback & improve the next box, otherwise it’s not worth the money. You can get too much of the same stuff from outlet stores. Even the shoes in this box were boring! Ugh.

ChrissyD

I resubscribed to get the summer box. I really liked last summers box. Disappointed to get cropped pants instead of shorts. I find this to be a lot like the fall box but missing the awesome item like the white jacket Liz is wearing.. from fall box. I hoped for another headband or something. I just might send this back. I wish I looked at spoilers beyond the sneaker. Should have Wanderlust be a fall box. My box came today. Got black version. I really like the sneakers.

NANCY

Love this box, I may not use all of the items but I can mix and match with the previous boxes!! Love Avenue A

Tina Ramirez

I received my box today and got the white top but got hideous orange and brown leggings and an orange bra. I hate the color orange especially when it’s paired with brown. SO ugly!!! I’m also really disappointed that there were only 4 items and it seems this is the third time we got this pair of shoes. Why always black and white? I loved Avenue A until this box. A real waste of money.

Ellen

I didn’t like the bra top either. I received the orange leggings and dont really care for the color, but it fits well and is comfortable.
I find it very odd that there were no spoilers for this box, and that even on their website they have not uploaded the contents. I remember last season, even before I received my box they already had the photos on their website. And right after it came out we already knew who was the collab for the following box. It was a very disappointing box cost wise, I would not have spent $150 on these 4 items if I had to pick them myself.

Veronica

I just got a confirmation of my box being shipped today, i ordered late in winter , so i assumed that i would get the spring box. Now Im not sure since everyone is getting there summer box. I really wanted the spring box. Dang it!

Msk1403

I do like most of the items in the box. I wish I had gotten the black and white leggings instead of the brown/orange, and the bras are always throw-aways for me because they never provide enough support (oddly, no actual athletic brands seem to be able to get sports bras right for chesty ladies!), so for me, if I had purchased the items in this box that I will use, the price would be about the $150 I paid for the box (and really, that’s being generous… I will use the shoes for sure, but all the others I have gotten since signing up are still going strong so I really didn’t need more). Someone upthread mentioned that they hope this is not the “new normal”, and I definitely agree with that–but maybe we are just spoiled by the high value and number of items that the boxes typically contain. Some boxes have had a huge $$ value, so I feel okay that this one is valued pretty close to the price the paid. But the whole point of subscriptions is to get a good deal, so if this becomes the norm, I will probably cancel 🙁

Tricia

This bra is useless for me. Absolutely no support. I was hoping I would get the coral bra because at least that looks like it offers some support. I also don’t like how nothing matches. This was my first box from Avenue A and I was disappointed with it. All the other boxes seemed like such a good assortment of items.

Lisa

I’d love the bra if you’re just going to get rid of it/trash it. I’m trying to start exercising more so I’d definitely put it to good use 🙂

Tjhanna

I received the exact color combo as Liz. I’m happy with it.
However, when I put my shoes on and look down, my feet resemble whales.

Shawn

Gahaha! I thought the same thing. 😉

Sara

They must have more than two color combinations. Mine came today and it is an orange/coral bra with the orange leggings. Hoping my daughter likes it because if not, it’s a total bust!

Tricia

Orange is my favorite color so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get orange!

Jennifer V

That is what I received as well.

Melissa

I tried to pause my sub for the summer since I thought they were going to send shorts and I don’t like running in shorts, and somehow that ended up cancelling it. That really annoyed me but I figured I’d deal with it later. The spoilers looked ok, but now seeing the big armholes on the tank and how see-through it is, and how little support the bra provides, I really feel like I dodged a bullet here. And seems like the value is pretty low!!! So, the cancellation of my sub was a boon – I’m going to wait to see what fall brings before re-subbing.

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