Capezio Jr Tyette Tap Shoes

 

Capezio Jr Tyette Tap Shoes

Product Type:  Tap Shoes

Brand:  Capezio

Style Name:  Jr Tyette

Style Number(s):  N625X or T, N625C, N625

MSRP:  $26.00*

Colors Available:  Black Patent, White, Caramel

Sizes Available: Toddler 5.5 to Adult 10.  Widths available vary by size.

Manufacturer Description:

  • Shirley Temple never heard it as good as with the recently upgraded Jr. Tyette with the world renowned Tele Tone® Taps! This showstopper is comfortable with a soft upper, foam insole with cute star print and padded Achilles notch. Your foot stays secure with attached elastic across the instep and the look becomes versatile with removable matching traditional grosgrain ribbon. Strategically placed traction grooves and divots help grip the floor.
    • Best selling tap shoe
    • PVC (black patent) and PU (caramel and white) uppers
    • Recent upgrade includes Tele Tone® toe and heel taps on fiberboard
    • Foam padded footbed
    • Brushed micropoly lining for comfort
    • Cotton socklining
    • Sculpted pattern features lower side heights and vamp
    • Flexible outsole with traction grooves and divots
    • Achilles notch with foam padded sheep skin collar
    • Eyerows are attached with elastic
    • Grosgrain ribbon tie
    • Firm heel counter and light toe box offer support and a snug fit

Manufacturer Website:   http://capezio.com


Kat’s Thoughts: 

I don’t know *someone* who hasn’t started tapping in a version of this shoe!  But it’s been improved in the (many) years since I took tap as a kiddo!

Improvements made over the years?  Numerous but I’ll stick to the BIG ones that stick out in my mind.

The material of the shoe itself has become marginally softer (the Jr Tyette isn’t the “softest/squishiest” of this type of tap shoe) – but they’ve added the heel padding to keep those heels protected!  I remember getting my first blisters there…. *sigh*  That said – these shoes are pretty durable and most kids tend to outgrown them rather than outwear them.

The TeleTone taps do produce a very nice robust (not tin-ny) sound.  So that’s a definite plus if you’re looking for sound quality on these.

The lower vamp (front of the shoe) and sides also helps on the comfort factor.  Especially since a lot of kids feet tend to be “puffy” and not yet flattened out evenly.  Particularly toddlers!  So this helps when the foot hits the demi-pointe position (like when walking or doing some tap moves) and alleviates pressure points on top of the foot.

The other BIG development industry wide?  The elastic over the instep!  This eliminates the need for ribbons to hold the shoes on the foot (so the ribbons become more of an aesthetic rather than attachment usage).  Capezio’s is sewn in (other companies offer this feature as a snap in).

 

 

Sizing Info:  These really do run quite true to street shoe size.  But I’d warn you – they do run slightly narrow.  If you want growing room – add no more than one size.  They’ll flop off otherwise.  I’d usually go with a half size.

 

Material/Content:  Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) for the black patent and polyurethane (PU) for the white and caramel.

Intro Date:  Unknown (but these were preceded by the 625 line – no “N” at the front of the style name.  I think the N625 was introduced somewhere around about 2009 but don’t have a specific date)

Discontinue Date:  –

*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that.  Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS!  When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a small premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand.  That’s not cheap.  Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks.  Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it.  Support your local store. Please.  When you do, you validate why we have physical stores and why we, as store owners, dedicate ourselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.

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