Capezio's "Fluid" tap shoe features a suede flexible outsole with light texon board shank for flexibility with support. Other features include a PU upper, Achilles notch, plastic heel, moisture absorbing microfiber lining, folded edges, and padded collar for comfort and Capezio TeleTone taps.
This is a Third pair I order for my son through discountdance. None of them fit. My son 13yo wears size 9.5 street shoes. I followed the website guidance as well customer service "help" and ordered size 12 thinking it will be little big. It is way small. Just by measuring, it's 1 inch smaller than his old tap shoes which apparently are not for sale anymore. Also, they are for narrow feet. I ordered W. I can't imagine how narrow shoes would look because these look not wide at all. Not for male dancers for sure!
The Capezio Tap Shoes arrived a day before my tap lesson. On first
try they were a little tight and felt like a 1/2 size larger would have been more comfortable. Went online and researched the proper fit for Tap Shoes and the description fit the feel of the shoe. After the tap lesson my feet did not show any signs the the shoes were not the proper fit and there was no discomfort dancing in them. Completely satisfied with the purchase.
This shoe ran a half size bigger than expected but is extremely comfortable, especially if you have huge dancer bunions like I do. I was disappointed with the durability of the synthetic material but time will tell. Comfort ultimately won out and I kept the show.
I ordered these shoes after a few years away from tap. They do run small, so I would recommend ordering half a size up from street size. The rubber on the ball of the foot behind the tap is quite grippy, which interferes with some of my movements.
I have danced for years, but I am new to tap so I wanted a mid-range shoe. After much research I chose this one and have been satisfied with it, I guess. However, after only three wearings in bare feet, the lining on the inside of one shoe is already coming unstitched; is pulling up from the bottom of the shoe and is bunching in the bottom of the shoe.