About Capezio

The Beginning: 1887

Capezio was born over a century ago when Italian émigré Salvatore Capezio opened a small theatrical shoe repair shop at stone’s throw away from New York’s old Metropolitan Opera House.

Capezio History

Today: 2018

Today, Capezio is the foremost name in dance. With over 130 years of quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and timeless design to its name, Capezio is the brand of choice for athletes and performers in the world over. As Capezio evolves and extends into the lifestyle category, it is these artists who will champion the brand and foster its ongoing success among dancers and non-dancers alike.

Capezio Beginnings

Broadway, Fashion + Magazines: 1930s-1950s

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.