Capezio Women's 102 Glisse Pointe Shoe

3.5 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
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European Pink
  • Satin
  • Leather sole
  • Ballet pointe shoe with U-throat, wide platform, and #3 shank
  • This shoe runs 1/2 size smaller than street shoe size

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Product Description

Capezio's Glisse is a great starter pointe shoe. The long vamp and wider toe box will keep you more comfortable, while the #3 shank helps you to roll up on your toes more easily.

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.

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002CMLVK2
  • Item model number: Gliss
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 9, 2009
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,581 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    I didn't actually get a chance to dance on these shoes as the sizing on Amazon.com was horribly off! As a dancer who usually dances solely in Bloch shoes, I thought I'd take advantage of the wonderful sale Amazon was having on Capezio pointe shoes to try another brand and see what I thought. Unfortunately, the recommendation to purchase shoes 1/2 size smaller than street shoe sizing was terribly off and I had to return the shoes. When I checked on the Discount Dance website (those who had actually shipped the product to me), I found that they recommend sizing the Capezio pointe shoes 1 size *larger* than your street shoe size, which is a much more accurate recommendation. I attempted to do an exchange, only to find that the shipper was unable to exchange the too-small shoes for a pair that fit correctly because the inventory had been depleted. Had I received accurate information as to sizing in the first place, I could have taken advantage of the sale pricing to try out a new shoe. I notice that this inaccuracy still hasn't been corrected on Amazon's website, so I would recommend the buyer beware when relying on the sizing information provided on this website if you have never tried this particular shoe before.
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    These are great shoes, particularly to start pointe work in. I am seeing a lot of complaints about sizing, but I just don't get why in the world anyone would order a pointe shoe online that they hadn't physically tried on. No one is the same size across brands and styles and fit is way too important in a pointe shoe to just order and hope it fits. GO GET FITTED, and by someone who knows what they are doing! I saw one mom say she ordered these for a 9 year old and they didn't fit. WHY is a 9 year old in pointe shoes, and WHY would you not get her fitted for the first pair? You are risking the long term health of you feet if your shoes aren't properly fitted!
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    Size: 9.5 M USColor: European Pink Verified Purchase
    I bought these for my girlfriend who dances several times. She likes them and they are sturdy enough. Her one complaint is that she never knows what to expect in the shoes. She says the way they feel is completely different from time to time. Sometimes she gets a really excellent pair and sometimes she gets a pair that is super uncomfortable. I guess that's the danger of getting a hand-made product online.

    She wears a size 8.5. With the silicone toe protector, she gets a size 9.5 and the fit is good.
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    Size: 10.5 WW USColor: European Pink Verified Purchase
    Had to send back. Reviews were not helpful. Still was too small even though I ordered a bigger size. Went back to my Grishko's. Capezio makes good stuff in everything else but pointe shoes are not their market.
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    Size: 7.5 WW USColor: European Pink Verified Purchase
    capezio makes a great shoe and I used them for years. I haven't danced in over 5 years and wanted a "beginner" shoe. However, the sizing was way off. I wear a size 8 street shoe, and the correct sizing for this style is 1 1/2 sizes bigger, not 1/2 size smaller. overall a great shoe, just watch the sizing!
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    Size: 10.5 W USColor: European Pink Verified Purchase
    The shoes fit as expected.
    Very satisfied customer.
    I recommend these shoes highly for anyone with any hard to fit shoe size.
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    This shoe turned out to be a half size too small even though I ordered a size larger. It's also very hard with absolutely no padding inside. The vamp is very large. I can't imagine who could possibly have such long toes to accommodate that. The Inner sole started to come apart as soon as the shoe started to break in. The draw strings started fraying after 2 wearings.
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    These shoes are awesome and durable!!!!!

    I did have to squish them to get them to fit right, but once they were used once or twice they felt fine... which is normal.
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