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Capezio Boy's 442 Tapster Tap Shoe
- Synthetic sole
- See chart to verify correct sizing
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Capezio's Tapster is a great beginner's shoe. The lace-up design offers a custom fit and has a foam footbed for keeping them light on their feet. A rubber patch on the sole offers a non-slip grip.
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.
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B002G9UFOO
- Item model number: 442
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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I was hesitant on which size to choose since this would be our first time buying any time of dance shoes. I read the reviews and most said to order up one to two sizes. I also asked a few friends who's daughters had already taken dance classes before and they also suggested to order up at least one size no matter what dance shoe you were going to need. My son just switched up a size in regular shoes to a 10 Toddler which are slightly big. So I ended up ordering a 11 Little Kid which is almost 2 sizes up. There's room in the toe for some growth and he doesn't slip out of them.
Other reviews also said these shoes ran really narrow. I didn't find them to be narrow. If you child's foot fits just fine in a pair of Chucks or Vans then narrowness is no issue.
After two classes, my son thinks he is a professional tap dancer and swears that his shoes gave him dance powers. I'd say he likes them and they fit just fine.
For what its worth, it appears to be a nice shoe, but if you're going to buy them, purchase a show that's at least 2 sizes larger than you need it.