I was only a subscriber to Stridebox for a short time in their inaugural year, but they continue to impress and go the extra mile. For the 2nd year in a row, I got a Happy Birthday box from them. No, not my birthday… their birthday! I wrote about their birthday box last year and one of the boxes I got in their inaugural year.
Stridebox was at the forefront of the monthly subscriber revolution. At least in my eyes, now there are a lot of them from snack food to men’s clothing. I originally signed up in early 2013 and enjoyed getting boxes for almost a year. The boxes contained a variety of sample nutritional products and as time went on more actual products that were just starting out. And it seems more Stridebox branded products as well.
The Stridebox box is a great size for organizing and having around the house. Every box also comes with nice tissue paper wrapping, although not usually gold! And the handwritten (really?) cards are a nice touch! This year’s birthday box had less nutrition and more products!
From the top, clockwise:
- Bandana thing
- Shoe mileage counter
- Stride lights that flash when they shake (so with every footstep of your shoe)
- Nuun Energy tablets
- Stridebox training log (nicely done, but who uses paper and pencil?)
- PR Bar
It is probably safe to say that this box is worth $15. The question is more about is it $15 worth of stuff I would have bought on a monthly basis? When I was running consistently and training for longer races I easily used all the nutrition products and some of the other random ones. Now that my mileage is way down I don’t go through nutrition products at the same rate.
I would still recommend signing up for Stridebox. If you haven’t why not?