Capezio's "RockIt" Dansneaker is lightweight and the breathable SBR nylex mesh complements the combination nubuck and imitation suede upper. The PU soles feature vents for air circulation and the contoured EVA footbed provides shock-absorbing comfort. Other features include a perforated arch for ventilation and breathability and a padded Achilles notch for added comfort.
I have ordered 5 pairs of Rock-its. The first pair I bought at a high priced shoe store to be sure of my size. I am 73 and teach at a Active Adult Community. The shoes definitely are 1/2 size bigger than street size and you should wear thin socks with them. If you buy one size bigger they will slide up and down on your heel. Once enough of my students had shoes than I would have them try on a shoe of a student who had the same street size. I have had many complaints about the long shoe laces but if you lace them up correctly across every loop they aren't too long. I had a very hard time lacing them up last time. The loops weren't big enough for the laces and they arrived only partially laced. My husband finally got them laced with a pair of tweezers. Another student who had ordered a pair got hers laced with a knitting needle. They were really hard to lace and if my husband hadn't finally gotten the loops opened and the shoes laced I would have sent them back as defective. I like this shoe much better than the Bloch mesh shoes. The Bloch shoes stick to the floor and I have trouble with twisting or scooting my foot to the back in a deep stretch.
I have loved dancing in these shoes. The only criique I have about size could have been solved by myself if I would have referred to the Euro size rather than the US size. Whenever I order Euro 41.5 I get the right fit - street shoe, dance sneaker, pointe shoe. I based my purchase on the US size and got it wrong, but when I compared to the Euro size I found that was the issue!
I spoke with a representative prior to purchasing this product due to concerns that arose by the number of people noting the sizing issues with this shoe. I was assured that the sizing issues were only males not reading the sizing instructions prior to purchasing. Well I am a female and ordered a size 6 which is my street shoe size. I only wear a 6 and I don't vary in size based on the type of shoe either. This shoe is definitely too SMALL. I should have ordered a 1/2 size up. Very aggravating.
The size of the shoes is not explained properly and ordered size 8 thinking it was for a man and turned out I had to order larger size. Return item service is from the dark ages. Check zappos for how it should be done. WIll never use this company again.
Amazing. I'm so happy with these shoes. I bought them in the same size as my street shoe and they fit perfectly. Like a hug for your feet-- SO comfortable!
I use them for teaching to lessen the wear and tear on my feet and ankles, especially when teaching on unyielding surfaces. They have the support and cushion of a sneaker but with the ability to point your feet! They don't look bad, either... I was hesitant to buy a sneaker when I generally teach in ballet flats. The heel is a tad bulky but nothing you can't get used to. Can't speak much on the durability yet, other than to say that they seem sturdy and well-made.
These are my new go-to shoes for teaching! Worth the price!
Well, I bought 1/2 size larger based on the reviews, but they wound up being 1/2 size too big. Guess there is no standard to their sizing standards on this model. I also found them to have poor arch support compared to other Capezio models or Blochs. The toe box does seem like it would hold up well to toe stands and it has a nice flat platform, but I'll still be returning this pair and going back to Bloch.