Category: Capezio


Capezio’s Aria pointe shoes have a “So Suede®” lining to prevent moisture absorption, to reduce odor and extend the life of the shoe. These shoes suit wide, square toes. If you used to wear the discontinued Plie 1 model, these...


Capezio’s Bella pointe shoe has a tapered box and a 3/4 shank.    It’s designed for medium to wide Egyptian or Greek feet.  The drawstrings are elasticated.  The medium vamp is 1/4 inch shorter than the Glisse.  


Some dancers swear by the Contempora as a performance shoe, because it’s quick to break in and looks good – but that means it’s not a great choice for students, because a faster break-in usually means the shoe dies much...


The Capezio Glisse was designed from specifications developed by Gine Chant.  Gine is an ex-dancer herself and also had over 10 years’ experience fitting pointe shoes before designing this shoe, and the results speak for themselves – it’s one of...

Glisse Pro

The Glisse Pro is built on the same last as the standard Glisse with a few refinements including a lower cut and less material in the heel. It is also available with an extra strength shank (look for “ES” after...


Capezio’s Pavlowa pointe shoe has a long vamp by Capezio standards, and a longer heel.   The V-shaped throat offers extra support for the metatarsals, though I wouldn’t recommend them if you have bunions. These are great shoes if you have...

Plie II

The Plie II is designed for the “typical” Giselle foot – square, with short toes.    It may not be the world’s most beautiful shoe as it’s unashamedly square in shape, but that’s also what makes it so comfortable for that...


The Studio has the strongest box and hardest shank of any Capezio shoe.  It’s designed to be quieter and last longer than other Capezio models. It has an elasticised binding and drawstring, tapered box and high wings.  

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