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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.

Capezio: Selected For You

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Economy Jazz Slip On

$41.00

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Jr. Footlight

$41.00

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Tyette Mary Jane Tap

$25.50

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Daisy

$19.95

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Economy Jazz Slip On

$41.00

Capezio

Canvas Dansneaker®

$68.00

Capezio

Manhattan Character Shoe

$76.00

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Daisy

$19.95

Capezio

Fierce Dansneaker®

$69.00

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Flat Combat Boot

$72.00

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Rockit Dancesneaker

$68.50

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Canvas Juliet

$20.00

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Latest Capezio Reviews

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I read the reviews and decided to get a wide in my usual size, but ended up having to return and get 1/2 size larger in a wide. Beautiful shoe. Very comfortable. Can be used for dancing or just as a dress up shoe with a dress.

on June 06, 2019

Daisy

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

First off, Zappos is wonderful! But . . . I wanted some slippers with a smooth sole for dancing on carpet, and ballet slippers fit the bill. I wear an 8½N but since I would be wearing sox, I chose a 9M. They were too short and too wide. Wonderful Zappos took them back, and I ordered a 9½N. The width was better, but the length is still quite short. I'll keep them and see if they stretch with wearing. Those are the reasons for the poor review.

on June 04, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great value and comfort for the price. Thanks Zappos!

on May 22, 2019

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Based on other reviews I ordered up a full size and up a width. I normally wear a 10M, but the 11W fits comfortably. I was pleasantly surprised that these are more comfortable than the pair I had 20 years ago. Decent arch support and a soft footbed. I have a bone spur on the top of my big toe and sometimes shoes will be too tight across the top of my foot. The cut of the toe actually leaves the joint exposed, preventing tightness and discomfort.

on May 09, 2019

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Daisy

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

for me, these were a bit tight and had to be broken in. i wear them as house slippers and really like them, but unfortunately around the same time they were finally well broken in, the insole linings fell apart and then came out completely, leaving behind a tacky glue residue. now i wear them with no lining, which is kind of gross and uncomfortable. please sell a replacement insole thin enough to wear in ballerina slippers.

on May 08, 2019

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Canvas Dansneaker®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I returned these because I was looking for a workout and walking shoe. That said, I have another similar pair by Bloch, and they come in very handy when I am using bands because the bands fit right under the heel and toe gap. I only use them indoors. The only thing I kept in mind when returning these is that it would not be a good option to wear outdoors in an environment that is typically wet or slushy.

on April 22, 2019

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Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

I ordered this shoe but when it arrived I could not even get it on, even though I had ordered a half size larger than I usually take. I returned the shoe and ordered the Bloch dance shoe with a heel one size larger than I take and this shoe fits perfectly. Even if I ordered the Capezio shoe the net size up it would not have fitted my foot. I felt like Cinderella when the glass slipper did not fit the step sisters.

on April 16, 2019

Jr. Footlight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I bought these shoes for my daughter who is in a musical theater production at her high school. She needed some character shoes. These shoes were true to size. I ordered a size 11 and with a wide width and they fit perfection. My daughter said they are very comfortable and they are perfect. I could have ordered these shoes from another outlet online but my go to place for shoes is Zappos. I trust their service and they always stand behind whatever product they sell. I love Zappos and have been using them for years and will continue to do so. Thank you for being such an excellent customer service company.

on April 16, 2019

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Canvas Dansneaker®

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Shoe tore up in 3 months. Do not buy Capezio dance shoes, this is the 2nd pair from them I've been burned by. It's unfortunate so many dance studios and places specializing in dance shoes sell this brand. They are made cheap.

on April 13, 2019

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Daisy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Perfect! Exactly what I needed for the dance class I'm starting. And so happy to be able to get them in black. They arrived quickly, just in time for my first class. I am a happy camper!

on March 31, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

They were noticeably short, put pressure on the tops of my toes.

on March 25, 2019

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Jr. Footlight

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

strap broke on fist wear

on March 22, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These beauties are comfortable. If you’re buying wide width make sure you down a size. I’m usually a 5 but they were a bit big & the 4.5 wide fit perfect. If you’re looking for heels to wear all day these are amazing!

from Las Vegas on March 21, 2019

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Economy Jazz Slip On

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Too short. Capezio, please make a womens 13.

on February 16, 2019

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Manhattan Character Shoe

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

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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