Capezio freely boasts that the Hanami ballet shoe “is unlike any shoe you have ever worn”. To be fair, the shoes fit like a glove, are super comfortable and pretty much feel like you are wearing a supportive second skin. The canvas has a four way stretch and a seamless Capezio design. There are no drawstrings (hooray!) and the shoes have very flat pleats. DO be careful when ordering – women will need to size up 1 to 2 sizes (over and above their street size) to get the right fit.
And now – the colours. Both a ‘mocha’ and a ‘light suntan’ are both available for the non-beige among us. The light suntan is very light (possibly suitable for lighter FleshTones), and while we have used the Hanami shoe before in ballet pink, we haven’t yet sampled the ‘mocha’. The Capezio ‘mocha’ in tights however leans toward a VERY orange under tone. We expect to receive the Mocha Hanami in early May 2018, and will update you all as soon as we receive our pair! Prices start from a reasonable $23USD.