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Adult "Jr. Footlight" 1.5" Heel Character Shoes

Style No: 550
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 - ST
3.5 Stars

 - TT
4 Stars
Capezio's "Jr. Footlight" character or tap shoe has a PU upper that is lined with an absorbent, brushed microfiber. The upper is comfortable, lightweight and durable. The insole has more padding and matching socklining. Other features include a leather sole and top lift, smooth folded edge top line, an Achilles notch, a non-slip heel counter and a slightly thinner ankle strap for ease of use. 1 1/2" heel

Taps not included. Please see fitting chart.

This item ships for FREE! However it may not be eligible for some discounts .

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.


Suggested Fitting: Women order 1/2 size larger than street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 4.0-12.0 N,M,W
(N not available in Caramel. W not available in sizes 4.0 and 4.5)

Suggested fitting for this item:

Super Taps
4.5 D OO OO
5.5 C OO OO
6.5 C OO OO
7 C OO O
7.5 C OO O
8 C OO O
8.5 C O O
9 G O O
9.5 G O O
10 G O O
10.5 G O O
Shoe size Toe Heel med. width Heel wide width

4 T3 - Use Super Taps
4.5 T3 - Use Super Taps
5 T3 - Use Super Taps
5.5 T3 - Use Super Taps
6 T3 - Use Super Taps
6.5 T3 - Use Super Taps
7 T3 T2 H6
7.5 T3 T2 H6
8 T3 T2 H6
8.5 T3 T2 H6
9 T3 T2 H6
9.5 T2 - H6
10 T2 - H6
10.5 T2 T1 H6
11 T2 T1 H6
Shoe size Toe med. width Toe wide width Heel

Converting Girls to Womens Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Girls Street Size Womens Street Size
1.0 3.0
1.5 3.5
2.0 4.0
2.5 4.5
3.0 5.0
3.5 5.5
4.0 6.0
4.5 6.5

This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • Geneva   02/16/2024

    5 star rating


    This shoe looks great and fits true to size. The heel is a great size for tall actors who need heels, and feels stable while walking. The strap and shaping allow for a nice range of movement. Nice choices for neutral colors that go with everything. Great choice for a first character shoe.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Wanda   06/07/2023

    3 star rating

    Although it is a confortable shoe it is not stylish enough for me.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 3 star rating    

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  • kb   03/10/2023

    5 star rating


    Purchased these for the waltz scene in Swan Lake. Nice stable shoe and easy for the dancers to adjust to.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Character shoes   10/30/2022

    5 star rating


    I love these shoes for my character classes!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Niuris Torres   07/24/2022

    5 star rating


    I wear them to teach flamenco and I love them. They're very comfortable and perfect for the class.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Rach   05/07/2022

    5 star rating


    These are my favorite character shoes! The are comfortable and affordable. They also work well for wide feet. And I like that they heel is not too high.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   12/04/2021

    5 star rating

    This shoes are really comfortable. I use them to teach my flamenco classes

    Age: 22 to 29     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Sarah A.   12/03/2019

    5 star rating


    These shoes are truly fabulous! They look like quality leather, have lasted me over a year of constant use, and were very easy to break in. The only downside is that they made my feet look big. Probably that could be remedied with getting the t-strap version, the only difference between the two being that the t-strap heel is 2", not 1.5". ALL of my street shoes are size 9, and I purchased a size 9 wide. Many reviewers say the shoes run small. Really, I think they might run thin. I tried a regular 9 at the store and it sort of fit. The 9 wide was a little more roomy and didn't pinch. (I got these shoes at a dance store, but my online review should still be accurate since I have used this same product.)

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • BalletMomL   03/15/2018
    Elkins Park,PA

    5 star rating


    My daughters say the shoes are comfortable and don’t pinch. Some other reviewers say the shoe runs small so i got each a size 9.5; which is a half-size large to find the shoes were too big. I returned and ordered their true size (9m) and the shoes fit perfectly.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • steffeycruz   11/29/2017

    5 star rating


    We purchased these shoes to go with my daughter's formal chorus outfit. The girls are required to wear character shoes with 1.5" heels with their dresses that are provided by the chorus. I was glad that I read the previous reviews prior to purchase because they are accurate. The shoes run small, so purchased 2 sizes bigger to get the right fit (not too small, not too big). My daughter is 11 years old and wears a 4.5 in other shoes. I purchased a size 7 in these shoes and they are just a little big. But that's what I wanted so that they will last through this school year. I simply purchased an item that goes into the shoes right under the heel to prevent sliding or slipping. Works like a charm!

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • don't bother   09/27/2016

    1 star rating

    I ordered half a size larger after reading the reviews and STILL these shoes were too small. You will have them back, soon.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: Runs very small     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • JocelinaBallerina   02/27/2016

    5 star rating


    These shoes are wonderful and have used them for about two years! They have survived through dance heavy shows such All Shook Up and West Side Story! They are also very easy to break in! They do run a bit small so I would suggest ordering a half size up.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Kel416   01/18/2016

    5 star rating


    Love these shoes. They were so comfortable and fit well right out of the box. Got them on a Thursday, wore to a dance Saturday. Would definitely order again - and the price was right.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • 1DancingSr   11/02/2015

    2 star rating


    Most of the dance foot wear I have ever worn in my life has been Capezio brand. This particular shoe runs so small I had to return the shoes and order the next size up. Could barely squeeze my foot into the shoe, and it wasn't the "newness", it was actually just made that way. If you get the right fit, it's a nice shoe for dancing.

    Comfort: 2 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • KLo29   10/27/2015

    5 star rating


    My daughter is in theater, and loves her new character shoes. They fit beautifully, and are high quality.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • LeahInPA   09/24/2015

    5 star rating

    I've only worn them for one class so far, but they were comfortable and easy to dance in. I noticed that it was slightly difficult to point my toes while wearing shoes; that will take some getting used to.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • swingdancer   07/04/2015

    2 star rating


    These shoes are very cheaply made...poor quality with a very thin foam/fabric like insole that moves around when wearing shoe. I sent them back and would not recommend them to anyone!

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  • PrincessClovertoes   06/19/2015

    1 star rating


    I previously owned this exact pair of shoes for three years until I ripped the side of my right shoe in half towards the bunion area. Since the first pair had lasted so long I decided to order another pair. Originally when getting the shoes, I was professionally fitted and ended up going a half a size up from my street shoe to allow room to point with high arches, and for possible swelling. I ordered the same size, wore the new pair once to perform a piece from A Chorus Line and the split the same as my first pair had. Needless to say I was super disappointed and will not be ordering them again, too costly for a one use shoe.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • musicalmom   04/14/2015

    5 star rating


    My daughter has hard to fit feet and this shoe was perfect for her. The shoe had a quick break in period. She said the shoe was supportive for long rehearsals and felt good when she was dancing. Will be ordering her a pair of black ones next now that we know her size.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • mrp914   07/07/2014

    4 star rating


    I like these a lot, but I do recommend that you buy them at least a month before needed as they are very hard to break in. (break them in quicker by scuffing them on gravel or spraying rubbing alcohol on the bottoms). They do add discomfort on my big toenails, I'm not sure if that is because of the sizing or the shoe itself. Heel height is easy to dance in. I feel like the sizing is true to street shoe size, but I would suggest ordering a half size up.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • JeanO   06/23/2014

    4 star rating


    The shoe was a very good shoe but they run small. I had ordered a half size larger but it was too tight so I have returned it for a larger size. I needed the shoes as I am a line dancer.

    Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • DancerCO14   06/18/2014

    5 star rating


    I had to buy black character shoes for a spanish classical dance class. These were comfortable, a nice height and fit true to size. They also held up through 2 years of fairly regular use. Then, this fall, I had to get a pair of nude character shoes for my school musical. I had liked these in the past, so I ordered them in nude. They were again one of the cheapest shoes, and were comfortable and a good height. Also, I was a 7 when I got them and the 7 fit perfect. Now I'm a 7.5 and they feel a tiny bit snug, but not unbearably so. If you are between a size and a 1/2 size, I'd order up for growing, but they seem to be true to size. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, and will buy this style again if I need another pair.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Mona1   05/23/2014

    4 star rating


    Bought these for my girls, they are really nice and comfy , they loved them

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • nance   04/30/2014

    4 star rating


    I am glad that I ordered up a size as they do run small. I have been wearing them around the house to break them in. So far they seem pretty comfortable. They are nice looking and seem pretty sturdy.

    Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • novice   04/29/2014

    4 star rating


    I'm a novice and this is my first pair. Fits a tad snug but is a decent shoe and works well for beginner ballroom dancing. Good price for the shoe I feel.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Christijan   04/07/2014

    3 star rating


    We searched for tap shoes and these came up. They are NOT tap shoes…. you may be able to add taps to them but we do not feel comfortable doing that right.

    Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Jillh   03/31/2014

    4 star rating

    came fast had issue with address and the company called me right away. Daughter is very happy with fit.

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Libbey   03/17/2014

    4 star rating


    I would definitely order one size up! I did, and they are working great so far for my theater production. A friend pointed out that the sole is such that they would not be good for wearing outside, if that is important to you.

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • squirtsmom   03/12/2014

    4 star rating


    The character shoes I ordered run small. I ordered a size 7 but when my daughter tried them on, her toes were right up against the top of the shoe. Fortunately, the exchange policy is excellent and I was able to get a larger size without any issues.

    Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • Lianna   02/15/2014

    4 star rating


    I needed shoes for my school musical and the choreographer suggested character shoes from discount dance supply. I had no idea which ones to get, but based on the ratings i thought that these would be my best choice. Shoes arrived within two days in perfect condition. They're super comfortable and are way cuter than they looked online. I have this shoe four stars because they do run small. My shoe size is about an 8 - 8 1/2 and I ordered a size 9. If there was no strap on this shoe, I would be stepping out and tripping and getting blisters. Overall, I really like this shoe and would totally recommend it to someone looking for a strapped shoe for a play or musical.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Dancegoddess   01/17/2014

    2 star rating


    These schools are supportive and durable but run about 1/2 size small so order up. I'm a solid 9 in all my shoes and this 9 was very tight, my toes were touching the tip of the shoe and very squeezed. I gave comfort a 1 because they were too small to properly access. I returned them. I decided on a different Capezio shoe and ordered 1/2 size larger. I will write a review when I receive them.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • campingmama   09/27/2013

    3 star rating


    Most reviews said these run small, so I ordered a size larger for my daughter who is 15. Well, they were way too big! So, she borrowed a pair from a friend for a choir event, and they were right on her normal size. So, I have ordered her another pair in the regular size for her in the wide width. Maybe that's the difference, the come in a wide width. ??? She says they are comfortable, they look beautiful, really classy! The original pair is going back today and her correct size pair should be here the beginning of the week. I love the fast turn around and prompt reply from customer service!

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Niecy   11/20/2012

    5 star rating


    These are great shoes but they run VERY small!! I purchased them for my "tween" daughter who wears a size 3. The site suggests to by 1 -11/2 sizes larger so I initially bought a size 5. She couldn't even get her foot in them, so I had to exchange them (and pay the extra fee) for a size 6. The size 6 fits perfectly, but there is no room for future growth...should have exchanged for a 6 1/2 so she could wear them a bit longer. Great shoe, very comfy, just be aware of the size issue.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • A dancer   08/13/2010

    5 star rating


    These shoes are so comfortable. They are really pretty.

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  • Monica   03/11/2010

    5 star rating

    Very comfortable, very easy to break in. I wear mine as slippers. Love them!

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  • Rhiannon   12/19/2009

    2 star rating


    I bought these shoes in 2001 for swing dancing, and while they are certainly sturdy and stable, I'm always aware that I have them on. If you can't try these on before buying them or aren't willing to send them back if they don't fit, I don't recommend them. Since they have synthetic uppers there is NO stretch whatsoever. I wear a 6 or 6.5 street shoe, purchased these in a 7.5, and they are still just a little too tight.

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  • Anonymous   10/04/2009

    4 star rating

    These are great shoes. they make me feel so beautiful. The only problem I had with them is that the little silver part to the buckle fell off which was no big deal--it was easily fixable.

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  • Lizzie   03/30/2009

    5 star rating


    I wore these shoes for show choir last year. I love them. I have to order new ones for dance this year and am seriously considering them. They're comfortable to stand on and dance in for over 30 mins! I could run in them even. Five stars!

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  • Gypsy   10/26/2008

    4 star rating


    I bought these to use as tap shoes after trying on several other pairs. These were by far the most comfortable. I try to avoid leather whenever possible, so I like that these have a PU upper. If the sole was man-made instead of leather I would have given these shoes a 5!

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  • Renee   09/08/2008
    South Carolina,

    5 star rating

    I love these shoes! I bought them for dancing at home or as a dress shoe and they are so comfortable! I'm planning on moving up to the Student Footlight or the T-strap shoes.

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  • Young Dancer   08/02/2008

    5 star rating


    These shoes were required for my tap class and they are wonderful! I have really big feet... I am a street shoe size 11. I got a pair of 11 wides and they fit beautifully. It just pained me to spray the comfortable leather gold for our performance...

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  • Rachel   03/15/2008

    4 star rating


    I recently did a show where I had to skip a lot, and these shoes were very comfortable! The only problem I have with these is that they make the leg line look short and stumpy! I'm planning on getting the student footlight now.

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  • Leigh   02/24/2008

    2 star rating

    I bought a pair when my old ones wore out. The achilles notch is OK in theory but it makes the shoes look short and stumpy. It also leaves a gap on the heel. The new shoe definitely has a different size ratio. The 7 was way too small and the 7 1/2 was bordering on too big. The new folded edge looks unfinished like that of a cheap shoe. As a lover of the old style shoe and the Capezio brand, this model leaves me looking for a different character shoe.

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  • Anonymous   08/22/2007

    5 star rating


    I highly recommend these character shoes! They are extremely comfortable due to the inside padding and the Achilles notch. The heels on these are not as high as the other Capezio two inch character shoes, so they don't create as long of a line. However, I've heard that these shoes are more comfortable, and they look very pretty on. I LOVE these shoes!

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  • Anonymous   06/25/2007
    San Antonio, Tx,

    5 star rating


    I absolutely love these shoes! They are my first pair of character shoes. As soon as I put them on, I fell in love with them. I never wanted to take them off. I would wear them with everything if I could. Just be careful when you start wearing them, they are a little slippery. I found this out because at rehearsal, I slipped going down the stairs of the stage. But other than that, they are extremely comfortable. I suggest these for everyone.

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  • Kathleen   10/18/2006

    4 star rating

    I love these shoes! Like it says under fitting, buy a 1/2 size up. Walk around on carpet with them to get them broken in. They're not very comfortable if they're not broken in. But other than that they're awesome.

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  • Anonymous   09/17/2006

    5 star rating

    I recommend buying a size up. They look great and they're functional once they're broken in, but they're so uncomfortable when you first get them.

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  • Terah   06/30/2006

    5 star rating


    These are some of the most comfortable shoes that I have ever done tap in.

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  • Mary A w/ MK   06/23/2006
    Spokane Valley, Wa,

    5 star rating

    THE BEST!!

    I don't use mine for dance. I use these for the most comfy shoes I've ever owned & I'm 51 yrs old. At seminar we walk tons & many end up in stocking feet, not professional. My goal for 2nd yr was great shoes and these are IT. I never had to remove them during the 5 days of long walks (except at night). I won't wear any others for comfort.

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  • Anonymous   03/29/2006

    4 star rating


    These character shoes are great!! They are very comfortable and also very perfect for performances!!!

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  • joy2dance     06/19/2014
    Santa Rosa, Ca     Age: 35 to 44    

    I am curious which color is looking the best for that natural look to blend in with tan tights. The

    I recommend this shoe in Caramel, which is warmer, truer tan color. The Tan is more of a grey-green tan.
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  • Lori     01/23/2013
    St. Louis, Mo, Usa     Age: 55 to 64    

    what is the difference between these and the Baby Louies?

    Both these and the Baby Louie's are 1.5 inch heels and both have the ankle strap only..no t-strap. How do the two styles differ? Does this one have more padding for comfort or what?

    They are almost identical, just different brands.
    - DDS Customer Service (01/30/2013)

    The lining in the Baby Louie's is non-existant whereas these have a sort of foam padding covvered in fabric. Also, these have a normal strap where you have the metal stick and the different holes on the leather, whereas the Louie's have a different fasten. - Dancerco14 (06/19/2014)

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