The Capezio "Pavlowa" offers a reinforced feathered box and #3 leatherboard shank to provide dependable support while the enhanced V-throat adds additional support over the metatarsals. Pavlowa also features a longer vamp and heel and a shorter, rounded outsole. For ribbons we suggest Capezio 7/8" wide ribbon.
I absolutely love these shoes. They work well for my narrow feet, but they provide enough support throughout so that I don't break them in too quickly. I have always had a hard time finding shoes that were easy to get completely over the box in, and these are perfect for me. Please get them in stock so I can order more!
If your toes are tapered, these are great. I have worn them for almost 20 years. When I danced professionally, other dancers would ask what shoe I was wearing. No one could ever believe it was the Capezio Pavlowa. People seem to think they are just for students.....NOT TRUE! If you have the right shaped foot, these look and feel great! Lots of snap in the shank for fouettes!
Great for beginners! They were my first pair and I enjoyed using them. They lasted about 6 months for me after 30 min. of class each week and rehearsal time. Not recommended for people with strong arches.