Capezio

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Salvatore Capezio was born in 1871 in Muro Lucano, Italy. Uninterested in following in his father’s footsteps as a construction engineer, he became an artist of his own right, a cobbler. In 1887, at the age of 17, he opened his shop on Broadway and 39th Street, diagonally across from the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Soon, the shop became a meeting place for dancers who would stop by to discuss their needs and to get a pair of his shoes. As Capezio’s popularity grew, dancers from around the world made it a point to visit him and purchase his shoes.

The innovation of the products that Salvatore Capezio created and the camaraderie he shared with the dancers molded the direction that his company would follow. In this image, the Capezio brand was established to promote and recognize ongoing achievements and participation in dance.

Capezio products remain in the forefront in quality and in technological advances with innovations like the split-sole, the stretch-insert, the Dansneaker® and the Tapsneaker. Capezio believes that their success is dependent upon the individual commitment of each customer to continually set new standards of creativity and performance, while preserving a reputation for dependability and distinction. Capezio pledges their support and dedication to the advancement of dance, theater and recreation in communities worldwide.

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Latest Capezio Reviews

Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We gave up on these. Way, way too small and to be big enough to fit, the silly hard top dug too far forward and rubbed the ankle.

on March 15, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Sadly, these fit in the foot but the toe bed was too short :(

from Douglasville on March 11, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are very comfortable but run very small. I usually take either a 7.5 medium or an 8 narrow in street shoes. I needed 8.5 medium in these.

from Pennsylvania on March 09, 2019

Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Way too small/tight! I should have paid attention to other reviewers who said the same thing; got my usual size 8 and had to return them. Haven?t replaced them as yet with bigger size, so can?t say much else about them. i?ve had the Capezio canvas dansneaker in the past and they were great. May just get those again.

from Hawaii on March 07, 2019

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Canvas Dansneaker®

Canvas Dansneaker®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I wore these to a modern dance class today for the first time. They were great. I noticed my instructor had a pair if Capizio’s as well. Good fit (a little eide in the toe but okay) easy to slide. Nice break in the bottom allows me to point and flex. Very good overall

from Currently in Europe on March 07, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I wear an 11w street shoe. I ordered the same size per the reviews. Not even close to fitting. I would suggest going two sizes up, however, as this is not an option, I will be returning these.

on February 25, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Too short. Capezio, please make a womens 13.

on February 16, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I think I will reconsider this shoe when I am ready for a higher heel. I didn't need to size up, just stick to my size, and still choose Wide. It is comfortable, and I think it will make a good dance shoe. For now the Jr. Footlight is the right starter.

on February 14, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is the best basic dance shoe I have found, after trying other similar styles. I stayed with my shoe size, but chose Wide instead of Medium. It is padded, comfortable, and has a low heel. Another great feature is that it has MANY holes on the strap--so helpful! Glad to discover such a great shoe, at a surprisingly low price point. Zappos Customer Service is amazing with its speedy delivery too!

on February 14, 2019

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Rockit Dancesneaker

Rockit Dancesneaker

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered these for ballroom dance practice (not zumba, as it seems a lot of folks are). I wear a size 9 in athletic/running shoes, but a 7.5/8 in the last pair of heeled dance shoes I ordered, so I ordered a few sizes to try out for these shoes and am very glad I did. My big toe rubbed against the outside in the 9s and was right up against the end of the shoe, but going up to the 9.5 gave me about half a thumb's width of clearance between the end of my big toe and the end of the shoe, and enough width in the toe box to feel comfortable. Definitely go up at least a size or a size and half for this shoe!

on February 13, 2019

Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

THESE ARE CRAZY SMALL! My daughter is 11 with a size 3.5 foot (small for her age) and we ended up with a 6.5 for her! The medium width was very narrow for her as well and she has extremely narrow feet. I have no idea where they got the sizing for these, but they are soooooooo off. I purchased 5 pairs before we got the right one. We had to put heel pads in the back to fill it out because the size 6 was too narrow for her toe, then the size 6.5 left her with a heel gap but a comfortable toe. Strangest shoe situation ever, but we finally made it work. I recommend going up 2-3 sizes and getting a couple of different sizes when you order if you are in a hurry to find the right one.

on February 11, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

My normal size is 10.5 (unavailable in many styles). For these dancing shoes, I took the suggestion of other reviewers to go up a half size or a full size. The half size (11) was tight, but the 11.5 works fine. The strap buckle is stiff and I hope it loosens up as I use it! Note that these shoes are for indoor use only, so when I get to my Irish dancing (ceili) events, I do not want to waste much time buckling the strap, so as I said I hope it stretches out some.

from Alexandria, VA on February 11, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Bought this shoe for Tango. I wear an 8.5 or 9 normally ( B width) Ordered a 9 which fit well. Needed to add an additional hole punch for the strap to hug my foot, but that was a minor alteration. Would like to have this shoe in leather rather than man-made material, but the FIT of the shoe is great.

from Nebraska on February 09, 2019

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Canvas Dansneaker®

Canvas Dansneaker®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I might have kept these had I not also tried the Bloch Boost, which fit my foot better and provided a little more arch support. The capezio is hands down better for spins and slides.

on February 06, 2019

Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes help with my dancing initially tried my regular size but needed to increase a full size. I would order 1 size up and order a 1/2 size up try them on and return other

on February 02, 2019

Daisy

Daisy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I ordered these in my normal street size shoe as directed but they feel at least a full size too large. I am returning them and re-ordering a smaller size because they are just what I was looking for except the size.

on January 29, 2019

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Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My daughter normally wears a 9, but after reading the reviews, I decided to go up a size and order a 10! The fit was perfect! I placed the order at 10 pm, and the next day I got a message while I was at work at 1pm saying that the shoes were delivered! Zappos never disappoints!!!

on January 27, 2019

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Fierce Dansneaker®

Fierce Dansneaker®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

This is a very useful and comfortable shoe for ballroom dance lessons. I will never get over how strange they look but several people were wearing something similar. I could wear these for hours. I ordered others and sent all the others back because all were less comfortable.

on January 26, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

As so many have already said, I ordered my street shoe size and it's a perfect fit. I have narrow feet, so ordered narrow. The width is good; my toes are definately snug though not terribly uncomfortable. I'm generally pleased with them.

on January 24, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I generally wear a size 11 but ordered them a half sized larger for a perfect fit for all night dancing and had no problem with the arch support. (Really, it's minimal.) The heel is just the right height for us tall gals and the style, while nothing to speak of is perfect for a variety of settings.

on January 23, 2019

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Flat Combat Boot

Flat Combat Boot

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I’d skip these boots. I fell in love with the look however they fell apart rather quick. Also the left foot had shorter laces. No matter how I laced the boots one was smaller than the other. The screw in the right boot was poking through the shoe and I had to work my whole shift at work with the screw poking my heal. I bought insoles because at this point it was about a month and couldn’t return these. While they look adorable they had terrible wear. After the added soles I got about 3 months. After that they were so far gone I had to pitch them. I’ll stick to Steve Madden for trendy boots.

on January 19, 2019

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Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is crazily MUCH smaller than the stated size--the review only let me choose "full size smaller" but it is more like two to three sizes smaller.

on January 17, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

I ordered the Capezio Jr. Footlight to wear to dances because it comes in narrow. I have a low arch and usually wear AAA or AA shoes. This shoe is light in weight and is narrow, but it is at least one size too small. I would like a little higher and more stylish heel. The Capezio character shoe has a heel I like, but does not come in narrow. The character shoe is one half to one size too short and is wide. I tried the Bloch split flex in medium. It was too wide and 1/2 to one size too short. \x5c

on January 15, 2019

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Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Shoes were exactly as expected. The point I want to make is my reason for purchasing these shoes on ZAPPOS. Over the past few years, My wife and I have purchased several pair of shoes from you, and one was a pair of Uggs for my daughter. She had them several months and they developed hard spots on them. My wife called and the rep from Zappos credited the Uggs and we bought her another pair. I found these dance shoes on a couple other sites cheaper, but ZAPPOS customer service sold me on buying them from you!!! Thank you!!

from Bradford PA on January 15, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I ordered a 5 D (wide) where my feet are a size 4 D. The shoe itself is actually a 4 B (medium). Too narrow! Returning.

on January 14, 2019

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