Capezio's "E" series slip-on jazz shoe features a low profile design and is constructed with a soft durable leather. Other features include an EVA outsole patch and heel, Neoprene stretch arch insert and heel counter features an Achilles relief that provides a softer top line.
we rec'd the jazz shoes (very quick shipping i may add!). i saw on other reviews that the shoes ran small, but we had tried on a few pairs in a store and they didn't run 2.5 sizes smaller like some other reviews had mentioned (on my daughter). My daughter's foot is very small and narrow. We ordered 1.5 sizes larger just to be safe (she wears a 10 and we ordered an 11.5). they fit and actually were a little big, but she has a little growing room so that's good. they dont ride up and she says they are comfortable, so that's a plus. I am happy so far. They appear to be well made but we have only had them for a week now. We saved about 25% ordering here vs going into the store and buying retail. I am a happy customer :)
The sizing said to order your child's shoe size. My daughter takes a 1 so I ordered a 1and1/2 for room to grow.. Way too small!. Her toe was tight in the end of the jazz shoe. If I were to re-order, i would order a a size to a size and a half size bigger. Bugs me that I have to pay return shipping for shoes that are NOT sized correctly!
My daughter is 11.5 in normal shoes. I ordered 11.5M and they fit her right on the dot, which is considered too small. I am getting a refund but I did re-order for a bigger size (13W) because I did like the jazz shoes.
This review is a little preliminary as we haven't started jazz classes yet, but I needed a lace-free jazz shoe for my narrow-footed dancer. The local stores didn't have any that fit her width, and I couldn't find a reasonably priced narrow shoe! But I ordered a pair of these in her normal street size, and the length and width are perfect. The standard size is definitely a good shoe if your dancer has narrow feet, but if they are average to borderline-wide feet, I would recommend either the wide width or a different style shoe.
It has a very plastic feel but it's just fine for the beginner. Capezio is a trusted brand. My daughter wears a 12.5 street shoe so I ordered a 13. It's a whole size too small. We will order another pair in a larger size and also going to try the wide instead of the M. This size looks on the narrow side.