Capezio's "Pirouette" shoe consists of Second Skin leather with Lycra and features a supple suede sole that has been crafted and stitched to the upper in the most streamlined manner allowing for a "seamless" feel and improved fit. A tonal Capezio C is embossed on the upper and the Capezio signature can be found on the soft elastic binding. This versatile shoe is suitable for many disciplines of dance including lyrical, ballet and contemporary dance.
The Pirouette is the most advanced and a step above the competition. Designed with movement in mind, the Pirouette embraces classic design and employs the latest technology. Second Skin Leather with Lycra creates a wonderfully soft and mobile shoe and allows for full toe articulation. A soft elastic binding keeps the shoe in place without pinching. One-sized Capezio plush elastic is attached as the primary elastic with secondary elastics attached under the arch. The elastics are attached so that each user may customize how the shoe is worn. Designed for the rhythmic gymnast, this shoe is a perfect crossover for lyrical, ballet, contemporary dance, gym, body movement, yoga and Pilates. This shoe is also the perfect answer for scholastic programs that prohibit open toed shoes on their stages and in their classes.
This shoe fit perfectly and made turning easy but the bottom split after only 1 1/2 wks of daily class! Evidently, this has been a common complaint of this shoe (very atypical of Capezio!). After discussing with customer service (they were great!), another brand in the same style will be ordered.
I ordered these because I am beginning a lyrical class in a couple of days and just received them in the mail. I tried them on and immediately they were uncomfortable. They were tight and too small even though the sizing chart told me to get this size. Anyways, I literally did one pirouette and the bottom sole ripped about 3/4 from stitching to stitching. I am very angry and disappointed because one, I was looking forward to these shoes and two, what am I supposed to use for my lyrical class? I will not be buying these again.
I love these shoes they are wonderful! Great for contemporary dance and lyrical! I've always have had a hard time turning on the dance floor with any other contemporary shoe with an open toe. With this shoe since it's a closed toe you can spin very easily and do great turns. I think this shoe is the best for turns... LOVEEE THEM!
This product looks cheap. Not something I will be taking to comp. They spin, ok. But not a very smooth spin. The bands are a little tight. I am a size 8 in women's and ordered a Medium.....still a tad bit tight. They are nicely packaged but still not sure! The shoe doesn't look like it would last a very long time. We shall see!