The Beginning: Capezio was born over a century ago, when
Italian emigre Salvatore Capezio opened a small
theatrical shoe repair shoe in 1887. A
stone's throw away from New York's old Metropolitan Opera House.
By the 1930s, Capezio had become a family
operation and whose footwear was featured on the stages of Broadway. Into the 1950s, Capezio shoes had gained
sufficient notoriety to prompt major department stores, such as Lord &
Taylor and Neiman Marcus, to purchase them and Vogue to feature them on the
Today, Capezio is the foremost name in
dance. 127 years of quality, craftsmanship, dedicated customer service, and timeless design to its name, Capezio is the brand of choice for performers, athletes all over the world. As Capezio continues to evolve and extend
into the lifestyle category, it is the artists who will champion the brand and
foster the ongoing success among the dancers and non-dancers alike.
The Capezio's name is synonymous with
everything our legacy brand as a "dance maker" represents. Embedded in our profound craftsmanship, technical precision, with grand and elegance, we possess the innate capacity to
move with the times to be both classical and contemporary. We pride ourselves as a legend and an
innovator, while always being authentic and original.
Passionate about the art we represent, we
respect and honor the loyalty of our continued patrons and all our Capezio
ambassadors. From the professional
dancers, teachers, students, and customers who share our belief in perfection