Capezio Daisy Ballet Shoes
Product Type: Ballet Flats
Style Name: Daisy
Style Number(s): 205X (Tot) 205C (child sizes) 205 (adult sizes)
Colors Available: Ballet Pink, Black, White
Toddler 6 (itty stinkin’ bitty) to Adult 10 in Narrow, Medium, and Wide widths.
Soft, quality leather, whimsical lining, and a no-lose-it ID tag make this the perfect beginner’s shoe. Moms and teachers especially love the tacked down drawstring you can’t pull out and a treated suede outsole that resists moisture for long-lasting wear.
- Best selling ballet shoe
- Constructed of high quality, lightweight, soft, durable leather
- Full chrome tanned suede leather outsole for durability
- Daisy print on hung cotton lining
- Unisex no-print lining for black colorway
- “This belongs to” satin ID tag
- Bar-tacked elastic drawstring
- 5/8″ pre-attached one-sided plush elastic rolls with the foot and does not dig in
- Wider fit, shaped especially for children on a generous last
Manufacturer’s Website: http://capezio.com
These first three paragraphs I feel apply to all full sole leather ballet shoes. Skip down to see the info on just the Daisy.
So this shoe is kind of a “gold standard basic”. Across the board, from all manufacturers, this style is one of the most popular styles of ballet flats.
Although, most of the full sole leather ballet shoes from the major companies will all fall into this description – they’re great for beginners and for those needing shoes just for a few performances (super inexpensive option). Personally, I used them in performances where I just needed them for a few shows due to their low cost. Full sole leather shoes are also good for developing strength in the foot. While there is not a lot of resistance, there is still enough that it helps.
Only drawback I currently see with this style, regardless of manufacturer, is that it almost doesn’t come in big enough sizes (however some brands have started to add bigger sizes – FINALLY). The Adult 10 sometimes isn’t large enough and we need to consider other shoes/brands. This is kind of a downer when this shoe is a super high quality shoe for under $20.
So Capezio’s Daisy ballet shoe – great beginner ballet shoe. The lining is super fun (printed flowers) but IMHO – not the best for boys. I get it… in the pink ballet shoes – the Daisy print is perfect… but not feeling the monochromatic black/white lining they started out with for the black and white leather colors. So glad it sounds like in the new versions of this shoe (especially in black leather) that’s no longer the case! 🙂
This shoe runs “short and squat” as compared to it’s main competitor – the Dansoft. My opinion – Bloch typically runs long & skinny as compared to Capezio (which I feel runs wider and a little shorter). GREAT for wider feet or higher insteps. Not so great for the pencil thin foot.
So a few other random notes –
-IMHO Capezio’s site does a horrible job of showing just this shoe. The image above – I actually got as a screen grab (cropped down) from their linked YouTube video on the shoe.
-The Capezio toddler size 6 is about the cutest darn thing you can imagine. Seriously. Yes. This is my (tiny) hand up next to it. The shoe itself it only like 4 1/2″ long!
- Begin with street shoe size
- Please note that Childrens shoes are cut wider and a size 1 child is equivalent to a size 3 adult
(However – the toddler sizes are LITTLE. I’d really suggest trying up one size from street shoe to allow for those little feet to grow – because we all know they grow FAST!)
Material/Content: Leather with cotton lining and elastic drawstring. Single piece of ½” elastic sewn across the arch/instep.
Intro Date: Unknown
Discontinue Date: n/a
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