Aldi is not a shoe store, but we’ve seen a fair amount of footwear from the grocer. Whether it’s hiking shoes, slip-on shoes, kid’s shoes, or even garden boots, footwear regularly rotates in and out of the store’s center aisle.
Rachael has looked at the Crane Ladies Memory Foam Athletic Shoes. Today I’ll look at the men’s version.
Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes are an ALDI Find, which means they’re only in stores for a limited time. The shoes run $14.99, which is comparable in price to budget shoes you might get at a big box store or dollar store. The men’s version, this year at least, came in either blue or black.
The packaging boasts a few features, including a memory foam insole, a flexible outsole, and soft fabric lining. One thing it doesn’t boast: a warranty.
The shoes are fairly generic looking: the style isn’t terrible, but these aren’t going to turn heads. Also, the Crane name is imprinted on the top of the tongue, so if you’re wearing shorts and you’re self-conscious about advertising that your shoes came from Aldi, you might want a different pair of sneakers.
Comfort-wise, they’re decent. The men’s size was about right for me, and the memory foam has pretty good arch support. The left tongue felt a little rough on one side at first, but that seems to have subsided as I’ve broken them in.
In my experience, the biggest dividing line between cheap shoes and quality shoes is longevity; I’ve had generic shoes that have literally fallen apart after a few weeks. I don’t know how long these will last, but I’ll update this review as needed.
Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes are very inexpensive athletic shoes that generally fit properly and seem to do the job okay. They’re not particularly stylish, but if you’re looking for budget shoes these might be worth a look. The jury is still out on long-term durability.