Adidas Avenue A: Fall 2016

The Avenue A box is $150 a quarter–this makes it $50 more a quarter than my Sub Box staple (the Box of Style)–but it is AMAZING.  I fall into the category of people who LOVE athletic clothing and I’m a big fan of the Avenue A presentation.  The goods come in these really cool printed cardboard packaging that’s really versatile to use around the house/in your closet/at work to sort things, etc.

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The box typically consists of these sorts of items:

  1. Workout Outfit — YES a complete outfit!  The pieces differ depending on the other items in the box but there’s usually a top/bottom.
  2. Workout Extra — Something special that goes with said workout outfit .  Depending on the outfit, there can be more/less items in this category.
  3. SHOES — There is always always always a pair of running shoes.

The double-edged sword aspect of this box is that YES there is always a pair of shoes (and I do forsee us all starting to toe the line of how many athletic shoes does one girl need?).  If I don’t dig the pattern too much, I sell them on Poshmark.  Currently, I use my first pair to run outside and I keep my second pair clean to exercise in the house.

But anyway–this is what was in the Avenue A Fall Box.

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OUTFIT: Supernova Workout Bra + Leggings, Performer Tank.  An entire outfit!  The bra is strappy and designed for high-impact activities (it also works well for yoga) and the pattern really pops when layered under the black performer tank (not pictured).  THANK YOU ADIDAS for making a bra with the padding sewed in!  That’s one of my love-hate things about Lululemon bras.  I love the option of removal but everytime you wash it and you have to readjust the little pads (or you lose one), it’s such.adfjklajf;ajf;a–sorry.  That’s my laziness talking.   Back to the leggings– like the reflective details and all the special things like mesh on the calves, the pocket which is GREAT for when you take your dog sprinting and all you need is your house key…

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OUTFIT: ZNE Hoody.  I guess this could be considered the ‘extra’ since this box included an ENTIRE OUTFIT (yeah!) but to me, it’s more of a hero item.  This is a GORGEOUS white hoodie that has a bit of a dolman cut to the sleeves–it’s fitter in the lower half.  The material makes it the perfect amount of warm for Fall and I really like the feel and texture.  If anything, this jacket is made for taller people–I’m 5’2″ and it bunched a little too much because the torso is longer (and the fit is kind of dolman-like).  Because of the fit and the fact that I live in Hawaii which is always warm (aka we can get a little sweaty/sticky at times and this jacket is WHITE), I sold it on Poshmark.  AHHH if it was black, I would have kept it FOREVER.

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SHOES: Adizero Boston Sneaker.  From what I read on past spoilers/comments, this shoe was intended to commemorate the Boston Marathon.  It’s a REALLY comfortable shoe–extremely lightweight and flexible.  I use mine to workout in my house but I think I’ll upgrade it to sprint duty later because they’re really that comfortable.  I like that the sole is made of Continental Tires?  Isn’t that pretty neat?  (I used to own a really nifty pair of leather Adidas sneakers that had Goodyear soles.  Man, I loved those shoes)

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What’d you guys think?  I’m in the process of purging old stuff in my closet that has lost its stretch over the years, I’ve loved to death, or has slowly been pushed to the back of my closet (this is what Poshmark is for).  I love that the Avenue A box helps me fill-in-the-blanks!  I hope that they send a pair of long leggings for Winter’s box.  I’ll selfishly (and boringly) wish for them in black.

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