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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

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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Tyette Mary Jane Tap

Tyette Mary Jane Tap

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

Seemed a full size too small. Very cute and shiny patent tap shoe for my daughter. She loves them!

on January 14, 2019

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Rockit Dancesneaker

Rockit Dancesneaker

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

Shoes feel great...but had to try 3 different sizes to find correct one. For me definitely had to go a full size up. I do Jazzercise and it is wonderful to wear actual "dance" sneakers!

on December 23, 2018

Fierce Dansneaker®

Fierce Dansneaker®

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

Nice shoes. Not wide enough for my feet.

on December 23, 2018

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Canvas Dansneaker®

Canvas Dansneaker®

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

I ordered a half size larger based on the reviews. I'm able to wear a light weight sock. I've worn the shoes to one dance class and found them to be comfortable.

on December 20, 2018

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Daisy

Daisy

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

I normally take size 8 and followed other recommendations and sized up to 8.5. Glad I did as these run small. You can adjust the fit with the pull ties around the top of the slippers. These are classic capezios thus don't expect any arch support. I purchased them as a portable slipper for long airplane trips and to wear around the house.

on December 20, 2018

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Canvas Dansneaker®

Canvas Dansneaker®

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

Finally. A great sneaker for Zumba. It is not as big and wide as a regular sneaker.

on December 15, 2018

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Jr. Footlight

Jr. Footlight

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

Basic shoe as pictured but they run at least a half size small, and they are pretty narrow. We ordered wide a half size up (9.5) and that worked.

on December 13, 2018

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Daisy

Daisy

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

not comfortable in the toe area (too tight); i assume this will improve after the material stretches but i have broken toes etc. so having to break the shoes in (and not have them be comfortable from the start) is not ideal. there is also a lump under the ball of foot in both shoes where the fabric and leather are gathered in, it is especially noticeable since the shoes are otherwise very flat. i wanted something completely flat barefoot-style to wear as slippers. so that lump in the sole is my main complaint but it is just how the shoe is made. i will still wear them and may buy again in a larger size.

on December 06, 2018

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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 were purchased for my teen who is in the drama department at school. She has a wide foot and it's super hard to get shoes for specific needs for wide and needed character shoes. These were perfect. The reviews made me order a half size up with wide width. Normally she would be a 9W or 9.5M and she said they are perfect as a 9.5W. Leaves enough in the toe box without any cramping or crowding. She seems comfortable in the heel. The only comment was that they were slippery on a wood floor. I mentioned that would change with surface use. I guess these could also be a pretty nice dress shoe as well. These will be used without taps.

from Orange County CA on December 04, 2018

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Canvas Dansneaker®

Canvas Dansneaker®

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

My husband usually wears 9 but needed a 12 in these. They just fit but I wish they would make wide dance shoes. Not everyone has narrow to medium width feet

on December 01, 2018

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Daisy

Daisy

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

Perhaps all ballet shoes are sized differently than regular shoes, but I had to order 2 sizes larger than my daughter’s typical size.

on November 30, 2018

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Daisy

Daisy

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

i went up a half size and selected the widest option but they're still a bit too snug in toe area. i have extremely sensitive feet (injuries, nerve damage) and bought these to wear as slippers—for something almost barefoot that still qualifies as a foot covering. if you get these for that purpose and need shoes that don't require breaking in, consider going up one size. also, the insole doesn't cover the gathered leather under your toes, which isn't ideal if you have sensitive feet or nerve damage and need a smooth surface under your whole foot.

on November 29, 2018

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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

After the third attempt this was the shoe that allowed an orthotic insert. It's comfortable, not the most stylish by any means but helps in Zumba to keep your knees from getting twisted.

from cerritos on November 26, 2018

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Fierce Dansneaker®

Fierce Dansneaker®

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

Got these for dance lessons and they allow better slipping on dance surface, better comfort overall than any street shoe.

from albuquerque on November 25, 2018

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Manhattan Character Shoe

Manhattan Character Shoe

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

Normally, I wear a 9 1/2 B width but after reading the reviews, I ordered a size 10 Wide. The shoe fit but the top of the back of the shoe dug into my ankle. I added heel inserts and put pads in the sole for some cushioning. The ankle strap needed to be on the tightest setting so it hangs down quite a bit. I am hoping the extra padding is enough to get me through four months of dancing in a musical.

on November 24, 2018

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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

I have to insert an orthotic so I need the depth in the heel area. These fit the bill to a T. I need the sole for Zumba classes so I usually order this type of shoe. If you don't have an orthotic issue Bloch provides an equally good shoe for dancing. Not recommended for walking on sidewalk or treadmill.

from Cerritos ca on November 21, 2018

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Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

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

Having read suggestions regarding fitting this particular shoe, in that I wear size 11, following those directions, I ordered my shoe two sizes larger than I would normally wear. The size 13 shoe that arrived was a tad short, in that my big toes were lightly brushing the very end of the shoes. Hence, I summarily returned them and ordered the same model but in size 14. Zappo's, true to their promise, the size 14 shoes arrived the very next day. This time, the fit was perfict in every way. Needless to say, these shoes now have a new and loving home. And the fella and his new size 14 Tai-Chi shoes lived happily ever after. "And, now you know, the rest of the story." The End :-)

from Kenner (New Orleans), Louisiana on November 17, 2018

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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

My daughter likes it very much.

from IL on November 16, 2018

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Economy Jazz Slip On

Economy Jazz Slip On

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

Unfortunately, these run too small. We had to go with size 14 for proper fit.

on November 09, 2018

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