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Avenue A by Adidas Summer 2017 Box Review – Version #2

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 25, 2017 | 120 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).

For the first time, Avenue A sent two variations of items in a box. This is my review of the alternate variations. (See my original review of the Summer 2017 Avenue A Adidas Box for comparison.)

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 either this color or the black print.)

Out of all the tights/leggings/capris I've received from this subscription box, these are my favorite. The pattern is fabulous (even in the brighter red compared the black varitiona), 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 Seamless Bra - Value $35

(Subscribers will receive either this bra or a gray bra.)

Out of the two bras sent this season, both are great, but this one is my favorite. It is SO soft and stretchy. I like the removable cups, and adjustable straps, too.

The back panel has a mesh detail for ventilation, too. (90% nylon / 10% elastane seamless)

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: First, here's my original verdict on this box from the first review:

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!

Next, comparing the two variations, I really like both options, but my favorite 3/4 tights are the black ones, and my favorite bra is the coral one from this box.

 What do you think of the Avenue A by Adidas Summer Box? Which variants did you receive?

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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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120 comments

ASHLEY

Anyone get a refund or replacement item (for those who requested a different size in something)? I got a response 12 days ago that they ordered me a new pair of leggings in my size but I have yet to see them, let alone tracking info (even when I log into all my shipping service accounts…)

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Emily

Has anyone who exchanged their items gotten their new sizes back yet? I sent mine back on May 31st and havent gotten anything back….

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Emily C

I can’t get anyone from customer service to reply to my emails I’m so disappointed in this company because I love adidas clothes and I was really happy with this box but I’ve been emailing for 3 weeks and no one is replying. I’m so annoyed!!

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Jessica

It took me a few emails but I finally got a response. I had trouble with my package being lost in transit and they are shipping a replacement box so as of now, I’m happy with their customer service!

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Jennifer

When will fall spoilers be released?

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Tjhanna

I’m bummed. I didn’t dislike the box (Yes I would’ve liked one more item) but I wanted was to exchange the top to a smaller size and despite submitting an exchange request I haven’t heard anything. I had one other exchange in fall of 2016 and it was prompt. I’m not disappointed in the box itself, just the cs this time. I hope this isn’t the end for Ave. A. It’s my all time favorite sub.

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ashley

I’m in the same boat, I just want to exchange my leggings for a size larger but I can’t even get the exchange request form to work, let alone get a response to my 2 emails. I understand they must be swamped/overwhelmed but even just giving a reference # and saying they will respond as soon as possible I would be fine with that. Just acknowledgement that my emails are being seen.

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Tjhanna

Good news. I got an email from the this morning so I know they are working on it. Hopefully you’ll get a reply soon 🙂

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Wendy

I filled out the return form a week ago and still no response. Hmmm

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Izumi

Hi! I also want to return the whole box and emailed them but have gotten no response… where did you find the return form (I know there is an exchange form but couldn’t find a return form)? Thanks in advance 🙂

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Wendy

Sorry, i meant exchange firm, but I also sent them an email with no response.

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Lisa Marie

Has anyone received the return label?? They haven’t responded to me since last week. I wonder if I should have my credit card company call? I don’t what to do. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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Izumi

Did you hear from Adidas regarding the return label? I emailed them on 5/30 but haven’t heard back anything.. I hope they’ll respond soon.

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Ashley

Did you try contacting your credit card company? I’m at a loss for what to do.

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Nicole

I haven’t heard back yet either 🙁 I have the orange pants and I find the seam going down the front really odd too. The seam is bright orange so it’s stands out as a straight line. Wish I received the black pants- would have been less noticeable.

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Lexy

I have sent 3 emails – 1 received back saying they would send me a label if I wanted to return. I sent one requesting the return slip – no answer. Then, 4 days later I sent one saying I haven’t received an answer. Still no response.

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Jamie

Hi girls! For those who are unhappy with what you got and would like to swap, just swap it here in the MSA group! I just had a successful swap – My top and bra (won’t be able to use it) and some beauty items in exchange for another pair of Adidas from a previous box. A lot of members are looking for Avenue A items and you can swap them really quick if you don’t want to deal with Adidas.

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Celia

How do we get onto the MSA group I’m trying to swap my leggings and sport bra for the black and grey ones in small

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Erin

This is the box I received. Very happy with the products and color- love the coral/orange. I’m a little disappointed that there wasn’t one more item, especially since the last box had the Stella McCartney bag.

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Kiki

I got my box today. Orange sherbet tank, bra, and orange pants. The tank is not so sheer, but I’m broad shouldered and look redic in a muscle shirt. I was hoping for the black pants. 😕 Shoes seem to run a little snug too. The whole box is going back.
ADIDAS: please stop sending sports bras. Many women need more support for high intensity activities. Support your athletes (literally) and stop sending bras only good for yoga days.

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celia.vargas2013

Would love to change my orange yogas in small for the black and grey ones if any one wants to switch will also switch my orange sports bra for the grey one size small as well

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Emily

YES YES YES!!! ME!!! I don’t know how to get in touch on this thing though!

erodgers 726 gmail

(no spaces and add the at sign and the dot com)

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Jennifer

Would love to change my medium orange pants for the black version!

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Cate

I would love to swap mediums! cdummann at milwaukeelutheran dot org. Email me!

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Ashley

Has anyone else had issues trying to exchange sizes? I was trying to go online to exchange the leggings for a different sizes and the form isn’t working for me (I’ve done exchanges with previous boxes and never had this issue). I have also emailed their customer service and have not gotten a reply (or even an automated reply like most CS send out to let you know they received the email.

Has anyone else had these issues? I’m hoping I hear back from CS soon.

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Heather

Same. I emailed them almost a week ago. Crickets.

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MS

I am having the same issue too! No response and I tried emailing the orders email and those just keep bouncing back.

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Tjhanna

Having that issue too. Maybe they are overwhelmed.

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Amanda

I am having the same problem too!

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cat

Same issue for me.

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KarenG

I LOVE THIS BOX! Although at first glance, my heart didn’t skip a bit, after trying everything on, it’s fantastic! Every piece is super comfy especially the leggings. My husband thought they were really cool (I got the black and white version). Now, I’m going to order the online since someone mentioned they are on sale. The stretchy fabric on the leggings makes it easy to wear and it does hold in the tummy a bit more. 🙂
The shoes, bra and top are terrific too! I’m glad I withheld judgment until actually trying them on. I will keep my subscription for sure!

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AndiD

Despite the cost of $150 I still feel that this is great bang for your buck. I have a larger chest DD so o really want them to stop sending sports bras that just look cute or all together. I think that anyone with a c cup or above has to choose their sports bras personally for what works for them. I love the leggings I have gotten many compliments on them. I use my shoes just about daily and would say after 4 boxes I’m probably a pair ahead but I use them all for different reasons. It’s also great when running in rain to have a nice dry pair for next time. The tank is cute I was hoping for a higher priced item to put this box over the top. All I ask is instead of a bra send some accessories or sweatshirt. I subscribe to other boxes that are over $100 and I feel this is the most sensible and offers the biggest bang for your money.

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Jess

I agree!! I hated this box before I got it and I opened it yesterday and everything fit perfectly. I also actually really liked all the items too!! I live getting sports bras! I’m disappointed the jacket Liz is wearing didn’t come with my box but everything is amazing and the quality and customer service is too good! I canceled my subscription but will subscribe again. My husband actually thought the orange leggings were cute on me!

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Rachel

I have to say, at first when i saw the reviews for this box, I was so disappointed and thought that it was a huge let down compared to past boxes. Then when I found out there was 2 color variations I prayed I did not get orange. My box came, and of course I got the orange box. I hesitated in sending a request return email and decided to try on all the items, and I have to say, other than the tank top which is too big, everything fits perfect. And the color actually isn’t so bad because the leggings are a good material and don’t show off imperfections (which is usually why I don’t wear any color other than black or gray leggings while working out).

I think I am going to keep the box, knowing that this is the first off month they’ve had and hope for the best for next month. But if the same happens for Fall, I will cancel. I saw some people saying they “pause” their account, but I don’t see an option for that online. How do you do that?

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Cristal Guerrero

I hate these orange colored leggings! Anyine want to swap? Size is XL.

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Amanda

I’ll swap, I have the black in xl

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Kathy

I love this box! It’s my second. Great value, fun pattern, good materials. Plus SO MUCH fun to open and try it all out. It’s a bummer to see the complaints. Part of getting a subription box is the surprise/risk.

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Laurabeth

I just noticed that the orange tights are already on sale on Adidas’s webpage… Kind of a shame that they sent out a “stingy” box (compared to their other offerings) and included a sale item!

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Michelle

I almost caved and bought the summer box because I love adidas and their past boxes have been mostly awesome. However, I decided not to and feel like a dodged a bullet. Maybe next time around they’ll make up for it… I might cave for Fall.

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Jenn

Liz: you are such a good writer and reviewer. Fyi….it should be “on to the items” not “onto the items” because you’re not actually getting on the items (except in this case the shoes sort of…lol).

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Michelle

lol grammar nazi! haha 😉

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Liz Cadman

Thank you so much for letting me know!

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Janet

I took my new outfit (well, the tights anyway) out for a run. I can see now why people are saying the bra doesn’t match – in some lighting the strip matches but if I put it against the lining of the leggings it’s a different color. I had been very excited by having a top that looked like a perfect match indoors but wasn’t when I got out in natural light.

It’s funny how everyone wants more color in the shoes but then so many don’t like the color in the leggings – unless they start letting us specify preferences there really won’t be a way to keep everyone happy (if you’re listening Adidas I’d love hot pink or neon yellow sneakers!).

A lot of people had said they wished there were slides. A hat would also have been a nice addition (and appropriate for summer). Or socks, or a water bottle… I’m guessing that Avenue A didn’t make the profit they had hoped for on the Winter box with all the returns due to shoe sizes. I do hope that they return to the value we’ve come to expect. It will be hard to keep justifying the $150 cost for workout ware and more shoes than I can possibly wear (if I could run in them it would be worth it but I need orthotics and the lightweight sneakers aren’t enough support).

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Michelle

I know this collection has gotten a lot of hate but I actually really like the leggings. I tend to be a little boring in my workout attire and wear mostly black but I am loving the pop of color from this collection. Hopefully I will be bold enough to wear them in public! I do agree with the other reviewers that we have been so spoiled in the other collections that this one felt that something was missing or like the quality may have been a little off. Very interested to see what the next box looks like and if this decrease in quantity and quality is the new trend.

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Sinead

Anyone else still waiting for their box? I got shipping Notification on May 24th and the tracking said that it would be delivered on 5/26. It is 5/27 now and now the tracking says it won’t be here until Wednesday. I’m annoyed by this delay in shipping

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SCollins

I’m still waiting for my box. Received an email saying that it went out on the 25th with a 2-3 day delivery date and now it’s saying that it’ll arrive on Tuesday.

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ME

Still waiting. All mine says is that the label was created… similar problem last time.

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Luci

Adidas nailed the theme, but appear to have offered it to the wrong audience. No wonder they streamlined returns…the horse isn’t taking a drink anytime soon.

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Janet

I got this variation and while I still think the value is lacking compared to the other boxes I do like everything. I am going to write to Adidas to ask where my insert is…

I think the coral of the bra matches the lines on the leggings, or at least close enough. I’m not totally sure I like seeing it show through the tank.

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