Every dancer, young and old, knows Capezio. That's because Capezio is one of the oldest dancewear brands in the world. They make just about everything. Because Allegro specializes in pointe shoes and pointe shoe fittings, we especially love Capezio for their line of pointe accessories called Bunheads.
Capezio was born over a century ago in 1887 when Italian émigré Salvatore Capezio opened a small theatrical shoe repair shop a stone’s throw away from New York’s old Metropolitan Opera House. By the 1930s, Capezio had become a family operation whose footwear was featured on the stages of Broadway. Moving into the 1950s, Capezio shoes had gained sufficient notoriety to prompt major department stores like Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus to purchase them and Vogue to feature them on their cover. Today, Capezio is the foremost name in dance. With well over a century of quality craftsmanship, Capezio is the brand of choice for athletes and performers, the world over.