This jazz boot from Capezio hugs the foot with comfortable elastic instead of laces. The fit is smooth and secure, producing an unbroken line. Soft, supple leather and split-sole construction create great flexibility and a beautiful arch. Built with PowerPointe Construction - a scooped arch construction that eliminates excess material and enhances a dancer's performance. The pattern change enhances the look and the feel of this ankle boot, creating a clean line and a high performance tool. Soft, supple and durable leather upper features folded edges for a cleaner, more polished look. The footbed features a split design to allow the shoe to work with the dancer while minimizing the amount of material inside of the shoe. Rubber forepart and heel is connected with stretch neoprene that hugs and caresses the arch. Available with a non-marking injected PVC heel that provides longer wear, more comfort and stability. The heel also features a raked breast that virtually disappears into the arch during pointe. The contoured, smaller EVA sole patch is designed to better replicate the ball of the foot, providing superior protection and the most articulation.
I have worn this specific shoe for years when it comes to dance class as well as when I was competing with a high school dance team! I use these jazz shoes for all of my dancers and the same problem arises with each dancer. SIZING! Be VERY careful ordering specific sizes, if your dancer has a wider foot then these shoes are probably not for them, they are a very snug fitting shoe where some people, like myself, love that, others do not. My street shoe size is a 7-7 1/2 and I got a 7, wore them in a little bit, and they fit perfectly. I LOVE this shoe, it's a little pricey for some but the fabric is a nice and thick leather that is durable, supportive, and comfortable. I would DEFINETELY recommend this product to a friend, just be careful with sizing, they run SMALL!
The only thing I would warn people about would be the color. The color choice said tan, and my daughter has worn other Capezio jazz shoes before, but these were way darker. We may end up having to purchase a different shoe, because they are such a different color than what I was expecting.
Other than that, the fit seems to work.
Great shoe since you do not have to worry about the shoe laces! However, the sizing is a bit tricky! It states to order 1 to 2 larger, but we ordered 3. My daughter is a size 2, and at her dance studio I had her try on a 5 and they fit her perfectly. To think I was originally going to order the 4. Please call reps before ordering to avoid returning!