Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes

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

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.

Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes

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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.

Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes

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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.

Crane Mens Memory Foam Athletic Shoes

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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.

The Verdict:

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.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

7 Comments

  1. My husband loves these shoes. He said they are more comfortable than his sketchers. If we can find them again will definitely buy more

  2. I like these blue shoes but I’m a female that wears size 9. What size of these mens shoes would fit me?

  3. I found my size 11 crane shoes at Aldi on sale for $8. I bought one pair and now wish i had bought them all. Im on my feet all day indoors and after more than 1000 hours of brisk walking they are still holding up great with no signs of wear. I came to th is site looking for another pair for when these wear out. I give these shoes a 8 of 10 points.

  4. can these sneakers be washed in the washing machine?

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