Nina Shoes is one of the pioneers in the industry of custom shoes. The company was founded by Mike and Stanley Silverstein way back in 1953. This now big enterprise started from humble beginnings – a small loft on Prince St. and a Cuban-inspired clog that jumpstarted their popularity.
This shoe empire is now being distributed in several department stores as well as specialty stores in the US. Additionally, over 20 countries worldwide also carry the brand. After decades in the business, the brand still keeps its tradition of designing their shoes in New York, where it all started.
The Nina brand offers a wide variety of products aside from shoes. They also carry handbags, T-shirts and even jewelry. Mostly though, they are known to cater to the bridal market. They have almost every kind of shoe for the bridal entourage, for the Mother of the Bride to the Bride herself. They even have flip flops with beautiful rosette details for the honeymoon.
Their selection of fashion shoes is very much note-worthy. Aside from the typical high-heeled pumps, the site also offers some very fashionable boots and ankle booties. You’ll be very happy to know that the price tags are quite affordable. Flip flops start at just $39.99, the heeled pumps and sandals range from $79 – $109 and the edgy boots are $119 – $139.
One of the best things that standout in the Nina Shoes website is their Design Your Own Shoes feature. Unlike the other DIY shoe companies, Nina has invested in getting great software to accurately portray your design choices. It will not just display the color options you choose, it also offers different views so you can inspect the byproduct closely. Unfortunately, the DYO Collection is pretty limited to just a couple of pumps and heels with satin finishes. No other leather texture is available. The price range for DYO shoes range from $125 – $175.
Orders are received in 3 to 5 business days, but they do not ship internationally. Returns are accepted within 30 days of receipt and refunds can be made. However, custom designed shoes can neither be refunded nor exchanged. Exchanges for their other products are also not accepted.