EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated January 2018 with information about how the slippers perform after some time wearing them.
Aldi sells slippers as Special Buys (ALDI Finds) during the colder months, and some of its women’s slippers are quite good. It may feel odd to slip your shoe off in the middle of an Aldi aisle to try on footwear, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
At the time I bought my slippers, Aldi was selling two styles of Serra Ladies Memory Foam Slippers: there were open-backed slip-on mule-style slippers and more traditional moccasin or loafer-style slippers. Both are described as lounge wear. Sizes offered were 7/8, 9/10, or 11/12.
I found the open-backed slippers had a larger fit, while the loafer-style slippers fit smaller. I typically wear around an 8.5 or sometimes a 9 in shoes, and the open-backed slippers in a size 9/10 were almost too large for me. A 7/8 probably would have suited me in that style. The loafer-style slippers in a 9/10, however, fit me perfectly; they seemed a little small for being 9/10s.
I decided to purchase the loafer-style slippers. They feature temperature sensitive memory foam, “ultra soft comfort,” and a flexible outsole.
These slippers fit my feet perfectly. They are lined with a nice amount of fluff. While they do include memory foam, the padding under the feet is not that thick, especially after that material gets compressed after some wear. So if you’re looking for slippers that are super squishy, these may not be for you.
I’ve also noticed that my feet — while not overly warm — get slightly sweaty when wearing these slippers. My socks often feel a little damp around the toes when I take the slippers off. It’s bothered me enough that lately I’ve resorted back to wearing a cheap pair of Walmart slippers that don’t fit quite as snugly, but the Walmart slippers also don’t leave me with sweaty socks.
The slippers are made in China and are hand wash only. It goes without saying that you should not bleach or tumble dry these.
Aldi sells some slippers for women during the fall and winter months, including the Serra Ladies Memory Foam Slippers. The sizing can vary from style to style, so be sure to try them on in the store to get the right fit, even if you feel funny taking your shoes off in the middle of Aldi. These slippers are not the greatest — they lose their cushion over time, and my feet sweat a bit in them — but they are inexpensive.