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FINAL UPDATE: Vostey Leather Men's Fashion Sneakers (Amazon.com)

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This review updated with final information. Original review below; added comments have been italicized. Pretty sleek-looking shoes, especially for the price. UPDATE (9/26/20): I actually put this update off for a little while, but back in August, these things completely exploded while I was moving a heavy item at work. That means I got about five months of use out of these as my main shoe, using them in virtually all situations, from work to play.  Shoe explosion. NOTE: I purchased these back in January, 2020, when they were $19.99. They have since almost doubled in price, going up to $32.99. This review is relative to a $20 price tag; it's up to you to decide if you think the added cost is worth it. Also, it's worth noting that they do come with a box, too; I just already threw mine out. In a recent previous review, I took a look at a canvas pair of Vostey shoes that I purchased at the same time, which ripped about the tenth time I put them on. In other words, they sucke

Vostey Men's Canvas Sneakers (Amazon)

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Poor lighting and rips aside, these actually look pretty good right out of the box. NOTE: I purchased these back in January, 2020, when they retailed for $16.99. They've since made the jump to $22.99 (as of April, 2020); this review assumes a purchase price of $16.99. It's up to you to decide if they're worth the jump in price. Hint: They're not. I never, ever buy myself shoes, instead relying on family to get some for me during Christmas or birthdays (or waiting for my wife to just break down and get me a pair once my current pair has completely fallen apart), but one day I finally relented. I was on Amazon, found some pairs for under $30 (always a good price point for me), and had a few gift cards to burn that I earned from GPT sites and receipt apps. Technically, it wasn't on my dime, but it was on my time, which is close enough; I can't recall the last time I spent money on clothing for myself in a non thrift-store setting I actually bought two pa

Crane Sports Men's Cycling Shirt (Aldi)

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Ignore the pajama bottoms.  We're focusing on the shirt here. Let me preface this review by saying that I am neither a cyclist, nor an outdoorsman.  In fact, I’m about as far from it as you can possibly be.  So then what business do I have buying compression and cycling shirts?  Well, I do play hockey, recreationally.  Quite a bit of it.  I played three years of roller hockey, year-round, as often as four nights a week, and made the jump to ice almost two years ago.  I wanted some Under Armour-ish undershirts, but couldn’t nearly justify spending Under Armour-ish prices…both because I couldn’t really afford them, and because I knew there had to be cheaper alternatives.  So, on a trip to Aldi around the summer of 2009, I picked up a short-sleeve cycling shirt from Crane Sports, for about $5, with the sole intent of using it as an undershirt for my goalie gear during the warmer Ohio months.  All I can say about it, is that it is absolutely fantastic, and well worth the price.