(Closed) Are nina shoes comfortable?

posted 12 years ago in Shoes
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The culver is lower, and not as uncomfortable as the taller heels.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Dancy905 good tip about wearing them in with the sports socks, hadn’t thought of that. 

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I happen to wear Nina shoes very often because they have such cute styles but don’t break the bank 😉

I was in my friends wedding last Fall and we wore the Culver with a 4 inch heel (cause we are all short!). I broke mine in before the wedding…I wore them to a cocktail party a few weeks before the wedding. 3 out of 4 of us danced the night away at the wedding in our heels…we are pretty die-hard heel wearers though 🙂

One thing I would advise is going up a half size…I wear a 7 in most shoes and a 7.5 in Nina because of the narrowness of the shoes.

Hope this helps!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got a pair of gorgeous nina heels for a wedding I was a bridesmaid in.  Let’s just say I ended up in bare feet for the second half of the night.  In the shoes’ defense, It was the first time I wore them.  But they were super painful after the first hour.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wore the Nina Culver for my wedding and darling, don’t go there.  My feet were hurting and I had to take them off for the photos, and then during the ceremony the were killing me.  fine for ten minutes, but when I wore them for an hour for my dress fitting and hemming, I was like “Oh NO!!!”

Bad news.  Baaa-aaa-aad news. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am wearing the Nina Parys 1 inch heels. they arent AMAZINGLY comfortable but at the same time they arent hurting my feet. I did try on a pair of her 4 inch heels and within 5 min my feet were DYING!

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am wearing Nina Electras for my wedding. They have 4″ heels. I am used to wearing heals though. For me they are comfortable. If you are not used to wearing heals, you will not be comfortable in any heel. The 2 1/2″ heel that you are contemplating should be okay for you, if you practice wearing them prior to your wedding. Practice walking on different types of surfaces and going up and down stairs.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wore silver Culvers as a bridesmaid this summer, and they were fine.  In fact, the bride gave me flip-flops to wear later in the evening, but I didn’t have to switch into them until about midnight.  And then, after I did, the bride’s own feet started to hurt (she was wearing different shoes, and had forgotten her flats at home).  So I put my Culver shoes back on and gave her the flip flops!  Of course, my feet were a little sore, but I think that is inevitable after an entire day of standing and dancing!!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It appears that love/hate of Nina shoes has to do with how wide or narrow your foot is. I am a heel-wearer. Not a champion heel-wearer, but a decent one and I think Nina shoes are craptastically uncomfortable, sadly because they’re so cute! BUT, they do run narrow and my feet are particularly wide at the ball. I ordered about 4 pairs to try on from Zappos and all of them went back. I found the satin really unforgiving.

You *could* break them in, I suppose, but my rule of thumb is that if it’s not comfortable out of the box, it’s never going to be comfortable. But order from Zappos and you get free shipping both ways and hassle-free returns for up to a year. Seems like a good way to try it.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was in a wedding last year and I bought Ninas to go with my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. They were beautiful and comfortable. I danced in them all night and didn’t have any issues. I did find that they were a tiny bit narrow, which is typically not an issue for me. I just bought mine a half size larger and they were fine.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i would expect them to be awful since they are so cheap

Post # 28
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Worker bee

I wear higher heels pretty regularly, so take it with a grain of salt…

I have worn high ninas and mid-height ninas and have found them as comfortable as any other heeled shoe.

I would suggest regardless of the shoe you choose to buy some inserts or padding to help reduce the stress on your feet!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I recently purchased Nina Electra. I got 1/2 a size larger and they just weren’t comfortable for me. Plus, they made a rubbing sound when I walked (top of my toe hit the interior of the shoe). I was a bit disappointed as they are reallyk, really cute.

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I have a pair of sparkly Ninas, bronze & silver heels & they are surprisingly comfy.  Just wore them to dinner last night.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Ninas weren’t comfortable for long wear.  It wasn’t even the height of the heel, they were only 2.5 inches tall.  The heel area must have been a little stiff.  By the end of the night my ankles were rubbed raw and I needed to change into flip flops.

I think they would have been ok if I hadn’t walked so much.  We walked a fair amount taking pics before the ceremony.

 

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