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Capezio's child "Mary Jane" tap shoe features attached Teletone Taps, a velcro strap with an ornamental buckle, a 1" plastic "stacked" heel, a non-slip heel counter and a cushioned latex foam insole providing extra comfort. The Black Patent version features a PU upper and the other color versions feature a matte genuine leather upper. Clip-on bows are included! See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.
Black Patent: Polyurethane Upper, All Other Colors: Upper: Leather
My 5-year-old loves these, especially the detachable bows. We had to return and buy them half a size bigger, and now they are perfect. She has wide feet and the W is a good width. They seem durable and well-made.
After reading the other reviews that you should order a size larger than your child's normal shoe size -- don't do it! They were way too big. I ended up sending it back and ordering her standard shoe size, which fits just perfect.
i guessed on the size, choosing one size larger than my daughters street size. they fit her perfectly, although i should of ordered the narrow fit. the Medium width size actually fit a "medium" foot while normally a medium shoe is usually quite narrow. the bows that are shown in the picture are clip-on's and after only one dance rehearsal with my daughter, both bows had come loose, fallen off and were lost! my daughter was devastated. would of been nice if the bows were actually sewn on the shoes.
the straps are Velcro; which worked out super great for my daughters quick-change on recital night! although the price is high, these shoes are worth it for a lover of Tap!
This shoe is great. My daughter loves them. There is a soft cushion inside, which my daughter says makes it very comfortable. She loves the velcro because they don't come untied in the middle of class (or recital). Highly recommend this shoe!! I ordered this shoe a half size larger so they would last longer. They don't feel too big because the adjustable velcro allows you to tighten the shoe for a more secure fit.
These tap shoes are great quality. They are long lasting and you don't have to worry about your daughters shoes getting untied. I highly recommend this shoe for any little girl or even an adult! A Quality Purchase!
The bows are removable, they clip on. - DDS Customer Service (09/28/2012)
Yes. the bows are removable. unfortunately, after only one rehearsal night my daughter lost BOTH bows from her shoes. they must have come off while dancing on stage and didn't notice until we got home. she was devastated. - French (12/11/2013)