Capezio's "Love Ballet" Slipper features growth pocket technology that accommodates up to a 1/2 size of foot growth! Other features include a leather upper, elastic binding with no adjustment required, a suede sole and an adjustable instep strap with a heart shaped button on each end.
The heart buttons are really cute and I like that they adjust to fit each child better. As a teacher I absolutely LOVE that the kids can't untie anything! Wish more brands would do the elastic band instead of ties. The only thing that is a little strange is in the toe area, it fits perfect by their big toe but a bit baggy on the baby toe. I agree with others that the heel can have a little excess fabric or slip down a bit but the kids don't seem to mind. The parents like that they can grow in them :)
These shoes are really cute, but the sizing is weird. I bought these for 4 of my little ones and some of them fit weird. Size 1 and 13 are true to street size, but they don't come all the way up on the back of the foot, so they feel uncomfortable for the little ones feet. Plus I got 2 pairs in wide and they are very narrow, the elastic going across the foot is extremely tight. The size 11 is perfect in every area except for the back its low cut on the heel. The size 10 is so very small, it runs about 1 size small. So like I said the sizing is weird, but they are really cute, so I would suggest trying them on in store to find the right fit, before ordering them online.
As a dance teacher, I love these shoes for young children. It saves an incredible amount of time in class because the young ones can't untie anything! I just purchased these for my daughter and was very impressed with the flexibility of this shoe and the amount of stretch they have as well. We put them on and she wore them around for an hour with no complaints.
I teach dance so I thought I would try these out on my 3 year old before I recommended them to my students. My daughter has a pretty wide foot even with wide shoes I normally have to order a size bigger for them to fit right. I order these true to size and they fit perfectly. The best part is there is no laces!!! I was worried about the mesh part ripping but she has had them since Christmas with no problems. The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is that after a couple of months the button came off and I had to sew it back on.