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Capezio Women's FREE1 Freedom Dansneaker


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I love the shoes, no need for socks, they fit perfectly and give plenty of support.
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  • Manmade sole
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  • Strategically placed, foot-hugging elastic for arch support
  • Responsive to various articulations
  • Versatile and compact
  • Split-sole outsole of molded sponge EVA

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Salvatore Capezio was born in 1871 in Muro Lucano, Italy. Uninterested in following in his father's footsteps as a construction engineer, he became an artist of his own right, a cobbler. In 1887, at the age of 17, he opened his shop on Broadway and 39th Street, diagonally across from the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Soon, the shop became a meeting place for dancers who would stop by to discuss their needs and to get a pair of his shoes. As Capezio's popularity grew, dancers from around the world made it a point to visit him and purchase his shoes.  The innovation of the products that Salvatore Capezio created and the camaraderie he shared with the dancers molded the direction that his company would follow. In this image, the Capezio brand was established to promote and recognize ongoing achievements and participation in dance.  Capezio products remain in the forefront in quality and in technological advances with innovations like the split-sole, the stretch-insert, the Dansneaker and the Tapsneaker. Capezio believes that their success is dependent upon the individual commitment of each customer to continually set new standards of creativity and performance, while preserving a reputation for dependability and distinction. Capezio pledges their support and dedication to the advancement of dance, theater and recreation in communities worldwide.

Lightweight, padded, nonabrasive, stretch polyester upper. Split sole outsole of molded sponge EVA has multiple square cutouts for extreme foot articulation. Strategically placed, foot-hugging elastic on the upper for arch support and fit. Versatile and compact, can be rolled up to fit in your pocket.

  • ASIN: B002COJ22O
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 5 inches; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: Freedom
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,454 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Customer Reviews

    I use them for dancing in my Zumba class and love them.
    Amazon Customer
    I need more cushion near the ball of the foot area and this did not have it.
    DM
    This dance sneaker is really light weight and fits comfortably.
    Friday

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    297 of 298 people found the following review helpful By Raised.By.Wolves on July 24, 2010
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: M (US Women's 7/8 M)
    Perhaps the reviewers who rated this product poorly misunderstand the purpose of these shoes. They are made for serious dancers. As such, they are made to fit the foot snug like a girdle and also provide enough flexibility for proper foot movement while performing dance moves. These are great shoes for this purpose and the fit is much snugger than one would expect a "sneaker" to fit. Probably a little strange initially for someone who is buying them for workouts. But much safer than if they fit loosely. This shoe is a huge improvement over the ballet slippers I wore as a child.

    These shoes are also excellent for my home yoga/stretching exercises and aerobic/cardio workouts, which are done on a concrete floor with about 3/8" of mat. No problems even with exercises that require a lot of jumping around like my Zumba sessions. I find the workouts much easier on my feet than in my previous cross-trainers. The Freedom's are not in the least bit "flimsy," though they are not formed like regular sneakers/cross-trainers/running shoes. They have split soles which are made of a stiffer material than the neoprene-like body. This sole type enhances foot flexibility while providing protection for landing. Like every other Capezio product I've ever owned, these shoes are made of high quality materials, nothing like you would find in walmart.

    Capezio does make a few other dance sneakers which provide a more traditional shoe construction, but still have the split sole for the flexibility needed for dance. These may appeal to more to the people who gave this particular shoe poor reviews.

    A couple of side benefits I've noticed from these shoes is that I have almost no arthritis pain in my feet anymore, even after my most aggressive workouts, and my balance while working out is improving significantly.
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    96 of 99 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on February 15, 2010
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: M (US Women's 7/8 M) Verified Purchase
    Great for Zumba! I ordered these for Zumba as my running shoes had too much traction and were making my knees hurt. I got a size larger like some of the reviews suggested, but after several weeks' wear, they are stretching out so I would recommend ordering your real size. Not enough lateral support for heavy use but they are a great lightweight mesh shoe with no need for socks.
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    58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Stacy Kvernmo on December 8, 2009
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: M (US Women's 7/8 M) Verified Purchase
    Feels like I am not wearing a shoe. I compete in fitness and would like to perform barefoot but I dont know how to do that with a little support on those hard surfaces. So I found this shoe. Much more light weight than the cheer shoes I used to buy, but yes, a little less supportive too. I love this shoe to pieces though.

    One thing about this one, I have to buy 2 a year, but this depends on how much you use them, and in my case, it is a lot.

    I highly recommend this product if you are a dancer, gymnast, or fitness competitor.
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    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Heidi A. DeVries on July 6, 2010
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    Great pair of shoes for various different group fitness classes. I had tried a cheap pair of running shoes for my zumba, kickboxing, step and body toning classes but was having a miserable time because the shoes were very slippery on the basketball court's dusty floor.

    The Capezio dance sneaker fits like a glove and had a sole that is versatile enough to go from holding a squat to sliding for a cha-cha. I'm very pleased with how well the shoe goes from each class to the next without a problem.

    The only reason this review is four stars is because I had to put in a pair of inserts in order to give my feet enough support to do normal group exercises -- such as jumping jacks or stepping -- comfortably. Without the inserts, even zumba made my feet hurt after an hour. But with a pair of cheap (less than $10) inserts, these shoes have stood up to intense use five days a week.
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    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Colette on March 20, 2010
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: S (US Women's 5/6 M) Verified Purchase
    These works well for sliding my feet around in salsa/samba and funk moves during dance workouts in my carpeted area living room, but there is no shock absorbing cushion for higher impacts dance workouts that include high leaps, jumping jacks etc, so after while your legs start hurting. For the price, this was however a great purchase. I just need to invest a little more in a dance shoe to have it meet all my needs. I do recommend these for low impact dance.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By kamB on August 17, 2011
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: M (US Women's 7/8 M) Verified Purchase
    Bought these to use for a Zumba class. They are dance shoes and meant to be used as dance shoes. They work well and fit perfectly snug. I personally did not need to size up nor down. They were true to size. Not bulky like some sneakers can be. Great traction on wood floors. Received them quickly and in excellent condition. Priced reasonably well. Would buy again and from the same company.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Shelly on May 15, 2011
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: L (US Women's 9/10 M) Verified Purchase
    I read all of the reviews before I bought this shoe. Size is true to size. My knees were bothering me after Zumba. This shoe is great in that it allows quick turns and easy sliding. The shoe feels great on. Traction is a little weak for squats but the tradeoff of easy movement. My knees feel much better. I highly recommend these shoes!
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Roadrunner on September 18, 2010
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    Light-weight, flexible and just perfect for dancing/zumba classes. They are true to size and comfortably hug your toes; if you intend to wear medium-weight socks underneath, you may want to order one size up.
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