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Allbirds Review

I don’t like wearing shoes. Where possible, I go barefoot or wear the minimal footwear possible.

But Allbirds sneakers are the least shoe-like shoes I’ve ever worn. They are soft and snuggly, more like slippers than running shoes, but they look good enough for city exploring.

What makes Allbirds eco-friendly shoes stand out is their use of New Zealand merino wool. I have long been a fan of this superfine wool for socks and t-shirts as it’s soft, breathable, moisture-wicking, and odour-resistant.

I wasn’t sure how wool would work in shoes but was intrigued by the claim that Allbirds make the world’s most comfortable shoes.

Could this possibly be true? I bought a pair over two years ago and have put them to the test on our travels from winter in Australia to all seasons in New Zealand.

This Allbirds Wool Runners review focuses on the pros and cons of the original Allbirds Wool Runners, but I’ll also compare them to the Allbirds Tree Runners, which John has.

Women’s Allbirds are identical to the men’s version, so my review applies to both.

Different Styles of Allbirds

Allbirds has grown hugely in recent years, and there are now multiple styles beyond the original Wool Runners.

All come in versions for men and women, except for the women-only Tree Breezers.

Here’s their current lineup:

  • Wool Runners – The original merino wool shoes that caused such a sensation. This is what this Allbirds review will focus on.
  • Wool Runner Mizzles and Runner Up Mizzles – These are similar to Wool Runners but are water repellent and have grippier soles. They also come in a high-top version. Read my Allbirds Mizzles review for how they compare to the original Wool Runners.
  • Tree Runners – A summer version of the runners made from silky smooth and cooling eucalyptus tree fibre along with the classic merino wool insole. John loves these. You can read our Allbirds Wool vs Tree Runners comparison below.
  • Tree Dashers – The Allbirds running shoes, which I love for running. They offer more support for walking if you need that. They also come in a water-repellent version. See my Allbirds Dashers review for full details.

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  • Tree Breezers – Women’s ballet flats. I love how comfy and light these are, and they can be dressed up for dinners out. See my Allbirds flats review for details and comparisons to other popular ballet flats Tieks and Rothy’s.
  • Loungers (Wool and Tree) – Slip-on, laceless shoes in either wool or tree fabrics.
  • Tree Skippers – A slimmer version of the runners but with less support. These boat shoes are ideal for warm days.
  • Tree Toppers – A high-top version of the Tree Runners.
  • Pipers (Wool and Tree) – These casual sneakers are soft and cosy like the Wool Runners but have a lower profile and more retro aesthetic. A versatile look that can be dressed up or down.
  • Trail Runners SWT – Running shoes designed for off-road terrain with the most rugged soles.

Allbirds Wool Runner Details

Sizes: Women’s US 5 – 11 and men’s US 8 – 14 (no half sizes).

Colours: 17 colours in the US (fewer options in other countries)

Weight: 199g (7oz) per shoe (size US 8)

Price: price varies by country

Buy from: Allbirds website in many countries including US, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Allbirds Wool Runners Sizing

Most Allbirds shoes (including Wool and Tree Runners) come in whole sizes only, and John and I have both found them true to size. We ordered our usual sizes (I’m a US8) and they fit perfectly.

Allbirds recommends that you size up if you are a half size.

Allbirds Wool Runners do stretch a tiny bit (about a quarter of an inch) after a few weeks of wear. This isn’t something I noticed or that caused any problems—they only became more comfortable over time. The Tree Runners don’t stretch.

If you are unsure about sizing, Allbirds has a fantastic return policy—see below for the details.

Allbirds Wool Runners Review:

Pros

Free Shipping in Many Countries

Much of our favourite travel gear is available in the US only, so I’m really pleased that Allbirds are available online in the US, Canada, UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and China.

Best of all, shipping is free for all orders over $50 (which is all the shoes).

I ordered my Allbirds Wool Runners in Australia and they took four working days to arrive.

In the US, shipping takes 5 – 10 business days, or you can pay for expedited shipping ($12–20). John ordered his Allbirds in New Zealand and they arrived in a couple of days.

I love the simple packaging that the Allbirds arrive in. They use just one box made from 90% recycled cardboard that’s easy to open and works as the shoebox, shopping bag, and mailer all in one.

The Amazing Allbirds Return Policy

I was on the fence about buying Allbirds. I wasn’t sure they’d be warm enough for the chilly Melbourne winters or comfortable enough for long days exploring.

But what convinced me to give them a try was the incredible Allbirds return policy. You can return them for free within 30 days—even if you’ve worn them outside! I know of no other shoe company that offers what is essentially a free trial.

It was so reassuring to know that if they didn’t work out for me, for any reason, I could return them no questions asked.

Spoiler: I did not return my Allbirds.

If you do want to return your Allbirds or exchange them for a different size, it’s easy to do by attaching the included return label to the box they were sent in.

Allbirds donates the lightly used returned shoes to charity for use by people in need.

Soft and Cosy

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My Allbirds Wool Runners felt amazing as soon as I put them on—they are so fluffy and cosy inside that they feel more like a pair of slippers. They feel especially good when worn without socks.

Merino wool is superfine so it’s much softer than regular wool and there’s no itchiness at all. Merino is also breathable, moisture-wicking, and odour-resistant.

Although I don’t usually like wearing shoes, putting on my Allbirds sneakers always feels comforting.

No Break-In Period

My feet are awkward and I often struggle to find shoes that fit well. Amazingly, I had no break-in period with my Allbirds.

They felt great straight away even on a long walk around Melbourne, and I had no rubbing, blisters or discomfort.

John had a similar experience with his Tree Runners.

Comfortable for Walking

As a full-time traveller, I have no space in my luggage for shoes that are pretty but impractical. All my footwear must be comfortable for long days of exploring.

Allbirds Wool Runners really are comfortable shoes. The foam soles are light but bouncy, and my feet don’t ache even after spending all day walking in them.

I’ve worn them on plenty of short hikes—through the forest, on beaches, and on gravel trails in Australia and New Zealand.

I wouldn’t want to wear them on muddy trails or very uneven, slippery surfaces, but they have more grip than I expected and are fine for easy hikes.

Lately, I’ve been wearing the Allbirds Mizzles for hiking as they have more ankle support and traction. Learn more in my Wool Runner Mizzles review.

Although they are called runners, Allbirds sneakers are not designed for running, and they don’t have as much support as running shoes. See the FAQ below on can you run in Allbirds?

Allbirds has a high-performance running shoe called the Tree Dasher, which is what I’ve been running in for nearly two years. See my Allbirds Tree Dashers review which includes a comparison with the Wool Runners.

Can Be Worn Without Socks

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As Allbirds sneakers are so soft, you can comfortably wear them without socks, which is what I do most of the time. They feel great on my feet and I’ve had no issues with rubbing.

I even find them easy to pull on and off without untying the laces (yes, I’m lazy). They were especially convenient to wear to yoga class—they kept my feet warm on chilly mornings, but I could slip them off easily before class.

I haven’t worn them to Japan yet, but they would have been ideal for our trip there in early spring. I would have appreciated a warm pair of shoes I could slip off easily at temples and traditional restaurants and hotels.

My Allbirds were ideal for sailing in early autumn when I wanted to alternate between being barefoot and wearing shoes. I could put them on easily when the weather turned colder or when I wanted more protection when dropping the anchor.

The non-marking soles were ideal on the yacht and gripped well on the wet deck.

Simple Design and Range of Colours

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I love the simple design of Allbirds Runners. There are no logos or extra details, and they have a low profile design that works well in the city or countryside.

They would be ideal for a trip to stylish Europe where they’d blend in better than bulky running shoes but be comfortable enough for pounding the cobblestone streets.

Allbirds are casual and look great with jeans or leggings, but you can also wear them with a skirt or dress. John pairs his Tree Runners with a shirt and blazer for a smart-casual look that works well for dinners out.

They are available in a range of colours. The Wool Runners come in six classic colours—I have the Natural Grey (with a light grey sole), and there’s also Natural Black (with black sole), Tuke Jo (black with cream sole), Natural White (with cream sole), Dapple Grey (a pale grey with cream sole), and True Black (with cream sole).

In addition, there are many limited edition Allbirds colours that vary from pale blue, pink, and apricot to earthy green and more vibrant shades of blue and red.

Check out the current range of colours on the Allbirds website.

Lightweight and Travel-Friendly

As I travel with only carry-on luggage, my shoes must be packable and lightweight, and Allbirds are definitely travel-friendly.

The soft fabric means they flatten down to fit in my luggage easily. My Wool Runners weigh 199g (7oz) per shoe compared to my lightweight Asics running shoes which weigh 229g (8oz).

While this is heavier than my Allbirds Tree Breezers ballet flats (at 122g per shoe), they are about as light as supportive, full-coverage shoes get.

While my Allbirds fit in my suitcase, I’ve found they are my favourite shoes to wear on flights. I can slip them off easily at security, and they keep my feet cosy and warm on the plane.

Keep Feet Warm in Cold Weather

I originally bought my Allbirds Wool Runners in Melbourne because we were there in winter and my ballet flats weren’t practical.

Allbirds turned out to be perfect for the weather, which ranged from 5–20ºC (41–68ºF). My feet even stayed cosy and warm without socks when the temperature dropped close to freezing.

I’ve since worn them in all seasons in New Zealand where they also worked brilliantly. I prefer my Teva Verra sandals when it gets sweltering, but the weather is so variable there that they still came in useful on colder summer days.

In freezing weather you can maximise the warmth by pairing them with cosy merino wool socks.

The classic Wool Runners are not waterproof, so they aren’t snow shoes, but for milder winters as well as spring and autumn, I think they are ideal.

Machine-Washable

Washing Allbirds is easy as you can throw them in the washing machine.

I’ve done this three times (see the instructions below) but most of the time I find it simpler just to wipe off any dirty patches with a damp cloth—it comes off easily.

Made from Sustainable Materials

Allbirds is an eco-friendly company that is carbon neutral (by offsetting its emissions) and committed to using sustainable materials.

Their shoes are vegetarian as they don’t use leather (but not vegan as they do use wool).

The merino wool shoes use 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes.

The company says they “work with leading organizations like ZQ Merino to ensure our wool is held to high standards of farming, land management and animal welfare.” The sheep who provide the wool roam freely on vast open pastures.

The laces are made from recycled plastic bottles—one bottle = one pair of laces.

The SweetFoam shoe soles are made from sugarcane, a fully renewable resource that grows quickly using rainwater rather than irrigation.

Allbirds is working towards their shoes having a zero carbon footprint and they are already doing better than most. While a standard sneaker emits 12.5 kg CO2e, the Allbirds Wool Runner emits 7.1 kg CO2e.

Durable

I wore my Allbirds sneakers almost every day for nearly two years before I felt they needed replacing.

I replaced them with the Mizzles for winter, but I am likely to get a new pair of Wool Runners eventually as I love the light as air feel.

They held up well to this amount of use. The uppers looked a bit floppier, but this wasn’t noticeable when I was wearing them. There was no sign of holes in the uppers or soles.

The main issue I’ve had was the wearing away of the wool in the heel area of the insole. You can buy replacement insoles, which I’ve done twice and prolongs their life further. It really makes them lovely and cosy again.

My light soles had some black marks and the upper looked a bit grubby. This wasn’t an issue until after over a year of wear.

The tread on the bottom of the soles also wore away in small patches at the heel and forefoot, so they weren’t as grippy as they once were.

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You can also buy replacement laces, but mine looked as good as new (perhaps because I rarely untied them!).

Considering how much I’ve worn them, I’m happy with how the shoes lasted.

Allbirds Cons

Not Waterproof

The classic Allbirds Wool Runners are not waterproof. I often wear them in light rain without my feet getting wet, but in a heavy downpour, they will get soaked.

Due to the moisture-wicking properties of merino, I find my feet don’t feel uncomfortable even when they do get wet in heavy rain, but it’s not ideal.

If you plan to wear them frequently in rain, I recommend buying the Allbirds Mizzles instead. These are similar to the Wool Runners but have a water-repellent coating on the wool and thicker, non-slip soles.

Feet Can Get Hot

The Allbirds Wool Runners are ideal in spring, autumn, and non-snowy winters, but when the temperature rises above about 22ºC (72ºF), I find my feet get too hot when I’m walking around a lot.

If you are looking for a summer shoe, I recommend the Allbirds Tree Runners instead. John found them perfect in New Zealand’s spring and summer, and they kept his feet warm enough in autumn and winter too.

See the review comparing Allbirds Tree Runners vs Wool Runners below.

Not Entirely Odour-Free

Merino wool is known for its odour resistance and I’ve been able to wear merino socks and t-shirts multiple times without them smelling.

Allbirds aren’t entirely smell-free, though. I first noticed a smell after six weeks of wearing them every day without socks. I washed the insoles (and later replaced them) and this solved the problem.

If you wear them every day and do have odour issues, it might be a good idea to buy a spare pair of insoles and alternate them.

You could also stick the shoes in the washing machine, but I found the smell was coming from the insoles.

Slow to Dry

If you get the Wool Runners wet, they take a while to dry. When I machine washed mine, they took over 48 hours to dry the first time and just over 24 hours the second time (in a warmer room).

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How to Wash Allbirds

You can wash Allbirds in the washing machine, but I didn’t need to do this until I’d had them for six months. I’ve now machine washed them three times with no issues.

If they get a little dirt on them, it comes off easily if you wipe them with a damp sponge or cloth.

If they start to smell, I recommend soaking the insoles for an hour or so in warm soapy water and then rinsing them. They dried overnight.

If you want a full clean, you can put them in the washing machine, but it’s best to brush off excess dirt first.

Allbirds recommends removing the laces and insoles first, but this seemed too much hassle to me. You are also supposed to use a laundry bag, but I don’t have one.

I kept my laces on the shoes tied up and removed the insoles and added them to the washing machine separately. John washed his Tree Runners and insoles at the same time as my Wool Runners.

I washed them on the wool cycle at cold temperature with no spin (low spin also works), and they came out fine with no issues with the insoles or laces.

You can’t tumble dry the shoes, and it took them over 48 hours to dry the first time (the insoles dry much more quickly). The second time, in a warmer room, they took just over 24 hours to dry.

Allbirds Wool Runners vs Tree Runners

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You might be confused about the differences between the Allbirds Wool Runners vs Tree Runners. As I have the Wool Runners and John has the Tree Runners, here is our comparison.

Similarities

Here’s what the Allbirds Wool and Tree Runners have in common.

They both:

  • Have a minimalist design
  • Come in a range of fun colours
  • Use merino wool insoles
  • Are soft enough to wear without socks
  • Have bouncy, lightweight soles that are comfortable for walking
  • Are light and easily packed for travel
  • Are machine washable

Differences

This is how the Allbirds Tree Runners differ from the Wool Runners.

They are:

  • Made with Tencel, which is created from eucalyptus trees, rather than merino wool
  • Lighter and more breathable
  • Cooler in warm temperatures
  • Less likely to keep your feet warm in the winter
  • Less durable

John bought the Tree Runners as summer was on the way and he loves them. He’s worn them almost every day for over two years.

Although he’s used to wearing hiking shoes with much more support, he found them very comfy and enjoyed the bouncy light feel.

The only issue he had was getting a blister when he first wore them without socks. Since then he’s worn them without socks with no problems.

The Tree Runners are less durable than the Wool Runners due to the lighter fabric.

John replaced his Tree Runners after 17 months. The toe on one foot was starting to poke through the upper and it looked like a hole would develop (this also happened to a friend with the Tree Runners).

The tread on his soles was also much more worn down than on my Wool Runners. I can’t see this is a difference in the shoes, though, as the soles are the same. It’s more likely because John is heavier or perhaps just walks differently from me.

Despite needing to replace them eventually, he still feels they were good value for the amount he wore them and was happy to buy the same shoes again.

Should you buy Allbirds Wool or Tree Runners?

If you are looking for a summer shoe, I recommend the Tree Runners.

For colder weather, the Wool Runners are a better option. John hasn’t had cold feet wearing his Tree Runners in New Zealand’s winter, but the weather has rarely gone below 10ºC (50ºF) and he usually wears socks.

In spring and autumn, we find either shoe works well.

I love the cosiness of the Wool Runners, so I plan to keep wearing them in cooler weather. When it’s hot, I wear my Allbirds flats (which are made with the lighter Tree fabric) or Teva Verra sandals.

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Allbirds Common Questions

What is so special about Allbirds?

Allbirds are made from merino wool which is a natural, sustainable material. It makes the shoes ultra soft and cosy, and you don’t really feel like you are wearing shoes.

The shoes are lightweight, comfortable for walking, and have a simple design available in many colours.

Does Allbirds have free returns?

Yes, Allbirds has a fantastic return policy. You can return them within 30 days for any reason, even if you’ve worn them outside.

Are Allbirds good for running?

No, Allbirds Wool and Tree Runners aren’t designed for running. The soles don’t have as much cushioning as regular running shoes and the Wool Runners might get a little hot.

If you are used to minimalist running shoes, they might work, but transitioning to minimalist shoes is best done gradually or it can cause injury (I tried and gave up).

I can imagine running in Allbirds for a couple of miles on a treadmill occasionally, but I wouldn’t wear them on a long run.

A much better option is the Allbirds Tree Dashers which are specifically designed for running with more cushioning.

I now wear these for running and have run over 600km in them — see my Allbirds running shoes review.

Do you wear socks with Allbirds?

It’s up to you. You can wear socks with Allbirds, but they are also comfortable and warm without socks due to the cosy wool lining.

I sometimes wear my Allbirds with the Trino Sprinter socks, which are especially good for running or when you want a lightweight, breathable sock. They are highly odour-resistant and dry quickly.

Do Allbirds stretch?

The Allbirds Wool Runners stretch a bit, so if they feel a little tight at first, they will likely loosen up. The Allbirds Tree Runners do not stretch.

Are Allbirds waterproof?

No, Allbirds Wool Runners aren’t waterproof. The Allbirds Mizzles are treated with a water repellent coating, so they are the best option in the rain.

As merino wool is moisture-wicking, even when my feet get a bit wet in my Allbirds, I don’t find it uncomfortable.

Do Allbirds get smelly?

They can do. For average usage, it shouldn’t be a problem, but when I wore mine without socks every day for months, they did start to smell.

The best way to get rid of the smell is to soak the insoles in soapy water for a while and then rinse and air dry. You can also buy replacement insoles.

In two years with the Wool Runners as my main pair of shoes, I replaced my insoles three times, washed the insoles twice, and washed the entire pair of shoes in the washing machine three times (two times were due to getting caught by the ocean on beach walks!).

Can you machine wash Allbirds?

Yes, you can machine wash Allbirds. See above for instructions.

Are Allbirds Wool Runners hot in summer?

The Allbirds Wool Runners can get hot in the summer. Allbirds Tree Runners are a better choice for wearing in warm weather as they are made from a cooling eucalyptus material rather than merino wool (although they do have the same merino wool insoles).

That said, I did often wear my Allbirds in summer in New Zealand—they were fine for cooler days (20ºC/68ºF or below).

Are Allbirds really that comfortable?

John and I both find our Allbirds very comfortable. Part of the comfort comes from the cosy wool insole and the soft lining of the shoe that makes it possible to wear them without socks.

The other aspect is the lightweight, bouncy sole that provides enough support for a day out walking.

If you require a lot of foot support, Tree and Wool Runners aren’t as supportive as a very cushioned running shoe—you might prefer the Allbirds Tree Dashers or Allbirds Wool Runner Mizzles.

If you are looking for a minimalist, stylish shoe, Allbirds Wool or Tree Runners are a great choice.

How much do Allbirds cost?

In the US, Allbirds Wool and Tree Runners for men and women cost $98. The Waterproof Mizzles cost $118.

Spare insoles cost $15 and it’s worth buying a pair.

They don’t run sales or discounts.

Are Allbirds Worth It?

Yes, I think Allbirds are worth it. The price is reasonable for quality, environmentally-friendly shoes, and they are unlike any other shoes I’ve tried.

My Allbirds Wool Runners are so soft, cosy, and flexible that I don’t feel like I’m wearing shoes.

I can wear them all day without discomfort, and they are light enough to pack in my luggage easily. I love being able to wear them without socks and my feet stay warm in winter.

The amazing returns policy makes it a no-brainer. If you are interested in Allbirds, there’s no reason not to give them a try as you have a 30-day free trial.

Where to Buy Allbirds Shoes

You can buy Allbirds online with free shipping in the US, Canada, UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, and South Korea.

There are also Allbirds stores in New York City and other major US cities, London, Auckland, Berlin, and a few in China and Japan.

Check out Allbirds Wool Runners here.

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Allbirds Pink Running Shoes

We’ve all heard the canonical phrase, “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, but the phrase has been reincarnated in today’s launch of the Allbirds x Lindsay Lohan collab which declares, “on Wednesdays, we launch pink.” The pink to which the beloved brand is referring is a limited edition Lux pink color of the Allbirds Tree Flyer running shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe also comes in six other color options and has gained attention for being both sustainable and a comfortable and reliable training shoe.

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The shoe was most recently included in Runner’s World’s “What We’re Testing” roundup for May. Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate found the shoe to be lighter and bouncier than Allbirds’ original running shoe, the Tree Dasher. “It’s a little lighter than the Dasher, the upper feels a bit more refined for running fast, and the innovative midsole is soft but can handle my daily runs,” stated Dengate. “It’s still a little heavier than comparable shoes—and there are a lot of great daily trainers you can find for $160—but it shows promise that Allbirds is committed to making a great running shoe without using petroleum-based products.”

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While sustainability has become a top priority for countless consumers, many companies have fallen short of the mark with their supposedly eco-friendly offerings, which have either become subject to greenwashing or are simply sub-par products. But Allbirds is actually doing the work, creating a quality product that’s also actually eco-friendly. This shoe in particular is carbon-neutral and contains materials like castor beans, eucalyptus fiber, merino wool, and recycled water bottles. The brand has also pledged to continue lowering its carbon footprint as it expands its product offerings.

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Besides her fame—and ties to their slogan—Lindsay Lohan may seem like a bit of an odd choice for a running shoe collaboration, but Allbirds says that was intentional. They state on their website, “with Lindsay’s help, we’re reminding the world that anyone and everyone can lace up and move their body.”

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Overview Stradivarius

If your wardrobe is in need of a few –or a lot- more clothing items, there are a lot of clothing shops that you can go to and also a lot of department stores and retailers sell a huge number of clothing and accessories. So this might make your choice where to go quite difficult. We, from BritainReviews, have tried to make this choice a bit easier by asking real customers to write a review about their (least) favourite shop

One of the shops that we ask people about is Stradivarius. Read their reviews about delivery periods, ordering processes, quality and sustainability of the products, (un)friendliness at customer services and many more. Their reviews can help you to a closer look at how Stradivarius really run. You can expect if you decide to shop at their online store. This can make your decision to visit or avoid Stradivarius a bit easier.

About Stradivarius

Stradivarius is a clothing brand. The company founded by one single family in 1994 and its home base in Barcelona. In the years after they first started out, they have opened up many shops around the world and can now be found in, for instance, Maxico, China, Spain, Russia, Italy, Morroco, Egypt, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, France, Colombia and many more countries. In their shops, they sell both men’s clothing and women’s clothing.

Their collection includes coats, jackets, bikers, skirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, bombers, trench coats, parkas, shorts, trousers, blazers, knitwear, t-shirts, jeans, shirts and tops. But they also sell accessories like neck scarves, fragrances, purses, caps, hats, socks, belts, corsets, patches, pins, backpacks, sunglasses, underwear, cosmetic bags and jewellery.

And they sell shoes like sneakers, sandals, boots, ankle boots, heeled sandals, flat shoes, trainers and flat sandals. Besides these wearable products, they also sell lifestyle products like decoration, aromatherapy, stationary etc. And they also sell fragrances and body care.

Services of Stradivarius

On their website, you can create an account, select the products that you want and trust Stradivarius to deliver them right to your home. So you won’t even have to leave your house.

Compliments, Complaints and Tips for Stradivarius

Do you already own clothing or accessories created or sold by Stradivarius? In that case, would you be willing to tell us about your experience? We would like to know what you think about this company.

What can you tell us about the quality of their products? Do their t-shirts stay in perfect condition for years to come or they really worn off after only one season? Are their dresses fashionable? And what about the people that work there?

Is customer service ready –and willing- to help you in case of a problem, question or complaint? Let us know via a customer review. Your review can help others to get a grip on what kind of shop Stradivarius really is and how they treat their customers.

Read real customer reviews about Stradivarius, a clothing brand with blazers, trench coats, bikers, jewellery, parkas, coats, jackets, shirts etc.

 

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32 Degrees Review

Activewear generally isn’t cheap, and gearing up for your morning runs, evening HIIT workouts, and days where you don’t feel like wearing real clothing can take a toll on your wallet.

32 Degrees offers functional clothing at a much lower price than some of the other brands out there, but how does its quality measure up? This 32 Degrees review will give you the lowdown on just what it is they offer, and what they don’t.

Once you’ve switched out a button-up and slacks for a compression tee and joggers, it’s tough to go back unless you’re going out to dinner, popping into the office, or otherwise being social.

These days my activity generally revolves around working at home, working out at home, and running out for groceries so I can cook and eat at home. My neck hasn’t seen a collar since 2020.

The problem I’ve run into is that wearing activewear day in and day out can cost a small fortune.

32 Degrees is looking to solve this problem and offer high-quality, low-cost activewear that isn’t as risky as picking up one of those mystery brands from T.J. Maxx.

Do they deliver? Keep reading to find out.

Overview of 32 Degrees Review

32 Degrees Review

32 Degrees is an activewear brand that has a mission of providing functional clothing at prices that won’t flatten your wallet.

They offer a full range of activewear and outerwear for both men and women, from base layers and accessories to tees, polos, puffer jackets, and more. Basically, if it’s a performance garment, 32 Degrees likely has at least a few options for you.

Basic is the name of the game with this brand. You won’t find many of the wild prints and highlighter colors that you’ll see with brands like Under Armour or Adidas.

With 32 Degrees, these are clothes that solve a problem. It’s not the most fashionable activewear around, but you also won’t have to refinance your house to pick up a new week’s worth of gym clothes after you’ve dropped a few pounds.

From the products I’ve tried and thumbing through the rest of the products they offer; fashion isn’t at the forefront of what 32 Degrees offers.

If you’re on the hunt for stylish loungewear that can handle a workout and look good enough to hit the town afterward, you’re going to end up spending more mon

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32 Degrees Review

The Cool Classic Crew T-Shirt is one of the best values for the price that I’ve seen on activewear anywhere. Ever.
On paper, this shirt isn’t groundbreaking. Its 90% polyester, 10% spandex construction is pretty standard for activewear. The fit isn’t exactly what I wanted it to be, but it’s also pretty standard for a performance tee.

What sets this shirt apart, like many of the other products offered by 32 Degrees, is the price. You can pick up three of these tees and not even be at the price of one performance shirt from some of the other activewear brands out there.

I put this shirt through a workout, and it delivers on its promises. The four-way stretch kept up with me and the moisture-wicking kept me dry from the treadmill to the kettlebells.

The knowledge that this shirt also costs about as much as a nice cup of coffee may have also affected my impression of its quality, but how couldn’t it?

This isn’t the most high-tech workout shirt I own. It also doesn’t have the most flattering fit. However, what it offers at the price it’s offered makes this shirt a great deal.

Cotton Terry Pullover Crew and Joggers Set

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It seems as if the last two years have been almost entirely appropriate for sweats, which means I’ve had to stock up.
The Cotton Terry Pullover Crew and Joggers Set from 32 Degrees gets the job done well for the price.

Honestly, when I hear “Cotton Terry,” I expect a certain softness from the quality. These sweats are certainly soft, but they’re just about as soft as any other pair of cotton sweats. However, because of their price point, I don’t hold it against them.

I opted for the olive green, which I’m happy they offer, and the set looks great. Although I’ve mainly worn this set of sweats inside while catching up on work and scrolling through Netflix, I’ve comfortably popped out of the house in them to snag groceries and pick up a latte.

The top has a regular fit that’s a touch roomy in the midsection, but it’s slim enough to fit well in the chest and arms while also being great for layering. The bottoms fit somewhere in between standard sweatpants and joggers.

I’ve found that the joggers have a much better silhouette if you pull up the pant legs a bit and let them scrunch. Then they’ll have a cropped bottom that you can easily pair with sneakers to run errands in style.

Overall, I’m happy with this set of sweats. They didn’t blow me away, but for the price, I’m not convinced they can be beaten.

The 32 Degrees Active Mesh Boxer Briefs pleasantly surprised me. Some underwear from activewear brands tends to be too tight and rigid.

The Active Mesh Boxers are made from a performance mesh for plenty of airflow. The length on the legs is great, and they don’t ride up throughout your workout, so you’re not constantly making adjustments.

This pair of underwear also fits well in the waist, being fitted and stretchy without the elastic squeezing the life out of you.
The moisture-wicking and anti-odor qualities of these boxers, along with the mesh, make them a great addition to your gym bag, especially at the low price point that’s consistent across the brand.

I’ve found only one issue with this underwear, which is that the mesh is a magnet for lint in the dryer. Of course, this isn’t a deal-breaker, but if you’re going to pick these up it would do you well to only wash them with other performance fabrics, as I’ve spent longer than I’d like to admit picking cotton lint out of them.

Ultra-Light Down Packable Jacket

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A stylish, high-quality down jacket at an extremely affordable price point that packs down to not much larger than a two-hand burrito? They live in the same place as leprechauns, right?

They’re real. And they’re made by 32 Degrees.

 

The Ultra-Light Down Packable Jacket is by far my favorite item I’ve tried out from this brand, and it also offers a pretty insane value.

Let’s go through the specs. 650+ power down fill that meets the Responsible Down Standard put forth by the Control Union, a water-repellent finish on the polyester shell, side-zip pockets, and a hood. The jacket also packs down into a small carrying case that you can easily toss into a backpack or a carry-on.

Honestly, the only gripe I have about this puffer jacket is the fit. However, that’s not a gripe that doesn’t extend to pretty much every other puffer jacket out there—they’re just not made to have a super tailored fit.

Getting what you get from this jacket at its price point makes it a winter must-have, especially if you’re going to be traveling.

What do Other Reviewers Say About 32 Degrees?

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The reviews are a little all over the place when it comes to 32 Degrees. Some reviewers share the same sentiments I do, applauding the quality you’re getting for the price point. Other reviewers seemed to be expecting the quality and the bells and whistles that come with higher-priced brands.

I’d say overall the reviews are positive, but low price-point items like these will always be divisive.My Overall Thoughts On 32 Degree

What I Like The low price point allows you to stock up on activewear basics without spending a fortune.

I like the range of products they offer—if I need to pick up some workout sweats, tees, or performance clothing on the cheap, I know just where to go.

The quality of the puffer jacket was really surprising for the price, and I love that it packs down to such a small size.

What I Don’t Like

Aside from the puffer, the quality of the other pieces I tried wasn’t super high. This is by no means a dealbreaker, as you can’t pay the prices they offer and expect them to compete with the fits and quality of more expensive brands.

Who is 32 Degrees for?

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32 Degrees is for someone who is looking to stock up on cheap performance basics and isn’t too fussy about the fit or fabric. Their clothes are sturdy enough, but they aren’t investment pieces or stylish enough to fall into that athleisure category a lot of people are looking for right now.

These are clothes for lounging around at home or hitting the gym that you can pick up for an extremely approachable price.

Other brands like Unbound Merino or Barbell offer a more high-fashion alternative, but the price point is in a completely different ballpark.

The Verdict Activewear can be quite expensive, 32 Degrees offers

 

 a more affordable alternative.

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Now, am I a little spoiled with my activewear? Sure. However, I appreciate what 32 Degrees brings to the table. If you’re not in the spot to drop a lot of money on clothing that isn’t going to be in the office, they offer a solid option.

Their shirts, sweats, and underwear are a solid value, and they have multi-packs where you can save even more. Their performance fabrics get the job done, and the fits are solid for the money.

The puffer jacket is where this brand defied my expectations. I went out and about in this puffer, I packed down into the carrying case, and I unpacked it and fluffed it. Something that’s travel-ready and can keep me toasty in late November in Chicago at that price? A pretty sweet deal.

Overall, 32 Degrees had one standout piece and others that were pretty equal to my expectations. For activewear at this price, you’re not likely to find a better deal.

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