I just bought two pairs of pumps from there and they are SO comfortable. I had never bought anything from them but I just really liked these, however I have tried on many pairs of their shoes and this really was the first time that I was comfortable wearing their shoes, so it definitely varies.
I have several pairs of aldo shoes including a pair of boots from their limited edition of italian made boots a couple years back. They are all very comfortable. I would say, make sure they fit you and in the case of boots, i actually bought a size up and used their think insole and it felt way more comfortable than any of my other boots (and it's 4inches!)
I like the quality of aldo shoes, i think they are a lot better than steve madden (which have cardboard bottoms)
so do i. i bought a pair of aldo boots and wore them in line for a club one snowy night. the next morning i couldn't feel one of my toes! i had frost bite and it took months for me to regain sensation in that toe. aldo shoes are not worth the money.
In general I find their shoes uncomfortable. I have many pairs from Aldo and they kill my feet..not sure why I keep buying from them! They have great styles I guess. I DO have one pair of boots..my first pair of fancy boots...they are really comfortable surprisingly.
Wow, i must have some really tolerant feet! Their shoes are pretty comfortable for me. The lady who worked there told me that their shoes run small and they don't carry half sizes, which is why when you ask to try on a shoe they bring you two boxes--one in the size you asked and one bigger.
I'm currently wearing some knee-high wedge boots from them and they are awesome - comfortable and have lasted over two years.
That being said, I've definitely purchased/tried on several pairs that were not very comfortable. After these boots (love them), I probably wouldn't buy another pair. I'd prefer to go to DSW/ Off Fifth and see if I can get something nicer at a decent price.
I have gone in there to look at shoes before but I don't usually buy anything because I've found their sales associates to be exceptionally pushy. I went in there today and looked at a pair and she just repeatedly told me over and over I needed to order them and this and that after I said no like 5 times. Another time I went in there and asked for help finding a pair of flat boots and she kept showing me heels and I'd say no I want a flat and she was like this is flat enough you can wear this and I'd say no I want completely flat and she'd keep showing me heels!