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THEATRICALS

Adult "Baby Louis" 1.5" Character Shoes

Style No: T3100
OUR PRICE: $27.25 - Join Rewards Get $1 Dance Dollars On This Item!
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3.5 stars ( 42 ) down arrow to reveal review stats

This 1.5" character shoe is made of a synthetic leather upper with a scored leather sole. Other features include a soft breathable lining, an attached ankle strap with a pin buckle, and an improved heel lift attachment. Excellent for tap or stage!

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Content:
Upper: Man-Made; Sole: Leather

Suggested Fitting: Same to 0.5 size larger than street.
Available in sizes:
(adult) 3.5-12.0 M,W
(W only available in sizes 5.0-12.0)
Converting Girls to Womens Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Girls Street Size Womens Street Size
1.0 3.0
1.5 3.5
2.0 4.0
2.5 4.5
3.0 5.0
3.5 5.5
4.0 6.0
4.5 6.5

This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • Anonymous   06/18/2022
    Franklinville,NY

    2 star rating

    Color is orangish tan. Very strange color.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Tootsie   05/10/2022
    Bonita Springs,FL

    5 star rating

    DANCE LESSONS

    Like the height of the heel. Love the bottom of the shoes they slide very well on the dance floor. She fits my foot initially a bit snug but after breaking them in they're quite comfortable!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Tabby   03/23/2022
    Rome,GA

    5 star rating

    USING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

    I won't know about durability til I use them awhile. I have lots of foot pain, so I need shoes with good support and cushion. These are better than others I've tried. Also, make sure as others recommend, that you go up a half size from your regular street shoe size. You'll need that!

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Deb   03/04/2022
    Garnet Valley,PA

    4 star rating

    PERFECT FOR THE MUSICAL!

    These are perfect for my daughter who suddenly needed new ones in 2 colors! At a time when stock was low s many places, these came quickly. Not knowing the size we need, I ordered 2 sizes and they were all too big. Thankfully, the next size down came within 2 days. The smaller size fit like a dream and now I need to return the extras. Fast, easy and comfortable.

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   02/16/2022
    North Richland Hills,TX

    5 star rating

    Traction is quite good except for the heel its a bit slippery but over all a really good character shoe

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Tam   02/04/2022

    4 star rating

    COMP SHOES

    Got these for a comp dance. So far so good. Will see how they hold up to practice. Sizing seems to be about a size or half size up from Street shoe size. Very pretty color

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   02/03/2022
    Van Buren,AR

    3 star rating

    I like the shoe but the left and right were midsized. The left shoe was about 1/2 -1 size larger

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Twosteppengranny   07/29/2021
    Fairview,PA

    4 star rating

    GREAT FOR REENACTMENTS

    I would have given a 5 star rating, but the sizing is a little large. Mainly too wide a width allowing foot to slide forward causing a gap at the back of the heel bed.

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   07/13/2021

    4 star rating

    I wished they were softer. They feel hard on my foot.

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   05/24/2021
    Cambridge,VT

    3 star rating

    I ordered an 8 m and it was really small. I also wasn’t impressed with the quality of the shoe. I bought a pair 3 or 4 years ago and they were much sturdier.

    Fit: Runs very small     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Amand   06/01/2019
    Santa Clara,CA

    3 star rating

    OK SHOE

    I bought several pairs of character shoes to try on I ordered 5 and a half the same as my street shoe and they were about a half a size too big The inside is completely lined with a knit fabric but it was not as good of a quality as the Capezios I would image it rubbing off pretty quickly I ended up choosing the Capezio JR Footlight T strap

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Grace   03/30/2019

    2 star rating

    BARELY LASTED ME A SHOW

    I bought these shoes for my school's production of hairspray (Which is a dance heavy musical) and 3 days after I got them, the pin buckle fell off on one shoe, luckily this was still during rehearsal so I took them to get them fixed. 1st show comes around and the other pin buckle fell off, which didn't cause any massive problems but I had an unsecured shoe the rest of the shows. On my last show, the "improved heel lift attachment" fell out which caused me to injure my ankle and the shoes made a screeching noise of the floor which was hard to stop. I was hoping these shoes would last me for at least 2 shows but it barely go me through my first one. These also get scratched very easily so be cautious! The only reason it has two stars is because after you break them in they are somewhat comfortable for being a character shoe. Thank god I got them about 2 weeks before tech, if I would have had these since the beginning of the show they definitely would have broken earlier and I would have no shoes for the shows. Our director recommended us these shoes so many of the people bought them, one girls "improved heel lift attachment" broke (like mine) and she slipped and broke her ankle during tech week, this could have been a bit of personal fault but if she had actually working "improved heel lift attachment" it definitely could have helped prevent the issue.

    Age: 19 to 21     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • bo bo jo jo   12/11/2017
    Morgantown,WV

    2 star rating

    EH

    (this is all within a 1-2 month time span) Okay so I was going to be in a production of Shrek the Musical and I thought i would need character shoes so I ordered the cheapest pair. That was my first mistake. I wore them to one rehearsal and all of the inside padding fell apart, so i ripped what was left of it out.I didn't even wear the shoes for the show. I was then in another production and I wore these shoes for the entire show and almost every rehearsal. The inside still sucked but i used them anyways. We just closed the production and wow. First of all they were wayyyyyy too big. I got a 7.5 and I wear usually a 6.5-7.5 in street shoes. I've twisted my ankle multiple times in the shoe. The bottom of a heel is also about to come off. These were a quick buy and i do not recommend I will hopefully get a better pair before my next production.

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • shipping woes   09/23/2016
    Scranton,PA

    2 star rating

    The shoes looked nice but I bought a half size bigger than I take because the reviews said they run small. Because of all the shipping costs coming and going I will not order from this company again.

    Fit: Runs very small     Comfort: 2 star rating    

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  • Tori   04/16/2016
    Magna,UT

    5 star rating

    I have not had much experience with character shoes, but I needed them for Madrigals. My teacher ordered some cheap, uncomfortable, stiff shoes that were hurting my feet to the point that my feet would go numb after awhile. When I was told we would be dancing a bunch of swing dance numbers in our character shoes, I immediately decided to buy a better quality character shoe. These shoes are amazing! In contrast to the character shoes I was bought, these shoes are soft, comfortable, and they have enough flexibility in the material to comfortably move my foot without the shoe being floppy. I only ordered a 9, which is half a shoe size bigger than what I normally wear, but I ordered them wide because I was having more issues with my toes being squished.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating    

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  • commtheatregeek   11/13/2015

    4 star rating

    COMFORTABLE SHOE THAT RAN TRUE TO SIZE

    I purchased these shoes for a show I was in. I made the mistake of ordering on the large size (some reviews said they ran small) but found out they are true to size same as street shoes. Unfortunately they dont have return shipping and that was costly. Otherwise I am a person with sensitive feet and found them to be comfortable once I got the right size. I would definitely recommend them.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • PrincessesMom   10/26/2015

    1 star rating

    CHARACTER SHOOES

    We were told this item runs true to regular shoe size. Yet what arrived that was labeled as her regular size was clearly 2 sizes too big. Since she needed them for rehearsals immediately there was no time to reorder. Returning these and have had to find a store that we could drive to and try them on. The cost is that I have to pay shipping both ways for an item that is not satisfactory.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • TheaterShoes   02/16/2015

    5 star rating

    EXCELLENT

    Beautiful shoes, comfortable. Ordered size 6.5, fit perfectly. Very nice and fast shipping!!! Got here in three days.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • LaCarlotta   12/25/2014

    4 star rating

    GREAT SHOES BUT..

    I am National Honor Thespian so I wear character shoes pretty often. These are some of the most comfortable I've ever worn. They seem nice, but I have to send them back for a smaller size. I normally wear a 7, but most of the reviews said they ran a half size small, so I ordered a 7.5 and they're to big. Other than that I really like these shoes and will be recommending to my Thespian Troupe!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • MosaicoAcademyOfArts   09/28/2014

    4 star rating

    EXCELLENT PRICE, GOOD QUALITY

    Excelente precio para la calidad de la cual están hechos. Empezamos usando este calzado para las clases y prácticas ... pero ahora , lo estamos utilizando hasta para las presentaciones. Lo único que a las estudiantes no les gusta mucho es la hebilla del zapato, pero funciona. Excellent price for the quality they are made. We start using this shoes for classes and practices... but now, we are using them for performance too. The only thing girls don't like so much is the shoe buckle, but it works

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Mollyjun   08/04/2014

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR YOUNG GIRLS

    Great heel height and comfort for 8, 9, 10 year olds.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Haymom   06/02/2014

    4 star rating

    First time purchase. My daughter's foot measures a women's size 5. Bought size 5. Shoe is too small. Returning and purchasing a size 5.5. We will soon see if it fits.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • Moda   05/14/2014

    5 star rating

    SHOES WERE NOT WIDE ENOUGH.

    Shoes said they were wide but they weren't. My daughter couldn't even wear them. But we thought the shoes were nice just not wide enough.

    Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • novice   04/29/2014

    1 star rating

    MARSHMALLOW SHOE

    This shoe looked very puffy and big on my foot, like a marshmallow. Was a tag big and looked awful. Immediately returned and kept the other pair of a similar style that were much slimmer and better looking on.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • ks11   02/12/2014

    3 star rating

    TRICKY BUCKLE

    The buckle is a slip buckle. My daughter accidentally turned the strap before putting it in and it got stuck. But even the right way it is hard to adjust.

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • disappointedinpgh   02/09/2014

    1 star rating

    SIZE NOT RELIABLE

    unlike Capezio's, these were not true to size, so what i saved on trying them out, i am more than paying in returning them.

    Age: 15-18     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • sandis   02/02/2014

    5 star rating

    GREAT SERVICE

    The shoes are very comfortable but what I really liked was the service. Somehow the size on the box didn't match up with the shoes inside so they didn't fit. When I called they were so polite and I got my replacement shoes just a few days later. Fantastic service! They chose to donate the first shoes so I got them to a local community theater.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Foxxy   12/12/2013

    3 star rating

    CHEAP

    Pros: These look great. They feel comfortable. They were inexpensive compared to similar character shoes. Cons: The buckle broke within about 2 of 3 weeks of wear. These are obviously cheaply made. I'm now keeping my shoes on with a twisty tie.

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Worshipdancer   11/13/2013

    5 star rating

    ADEQUATE CHARACTER SHOE

    We bought my child's true size yet in a wide width, because her foot is on the wide side though she wears normal width shoes. I figured from the reviews that I'd rather her have room than have squished toes. She says it's rubbing a little on the side but that's to be expected. I'd buy this good value again.

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • RuthC5555   11/11/2013

    5 star rating

    COMFORTABLE DANCE SHOES

    I have actually only worn these shoes one evening at this point - two classes - cha cha and Argentine tango. They were quite comfortable and I think they'll be great for all my ballroom/Latin classes. I can't say anything about durability since I've just started wearing them!

    Comfort: 5 star rating    

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  • TucsonMom   10/12/2013

    4 star rating

    STURDY, PRETTY SHOE

    I bought these shoes for my daughter, who is taking a dance class as well as theater in high school. She will be able to wear these pretty, comfortable, and sturdy shoes in her classes, as well as wear them out during a dressy occasion. They're well made and have no rough edges anywhere inside the shoe. I am definitely impressed and would recommend them.

    Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • kjm2   09/14/2013

    3 star rating

    RUN VERY LARGE!

    I have ordered these shoes twice for my daughter, and she still does not have a pair that fit. Her regular shoe size is a 6, and other reviewers said to order a size up. I ordered a size 6.5 and they were huge. I then ordered a size 6, and they are still too large. Now I have two pair to return, and don't know what size to order. Overall, these shoes run very large.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Nmarie   09/01/2013

    2 star rating

    SIZES RUN LARGE, AND ONE OTHER ISSUE

    I am solidly a 7.5 street shoe, and ordered this shoe in a size 7. It was still about a half size too big. Besides this issue, on one of the shoes, the buckle was sewn on backwards! Not that it would have mattered much if it was sewn on correctly, because the buckles on these shoes are not like normal ones, and slip loose easily. 0/10 would not recommend.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 2 star rating    

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  • LinaKay04   05/20/2013

    4 star rating

    GOOD, AFFORDABLE, STYLISH AND DURABLE SHOE

    I bought these shoes because they were cheaper than the other character shoes and most of the reviews were good. I wear a size 7, but i got a size 7.5 and they fit perfectly. I also got the M and not W. My feet are not very wide, but they are also not slender, so i was a little weary about this. They fit my width perfectly though. I definitely recommend getting a wide if you consider your feet to be wide. I am using these shoes for a jazz dance and they work well. they are very slippery, but are better with rosin and after they have been worn on the bottom. they were also comfortable overall. I tried them will tights and socks, and my toes were not squished. The only part that was uncomfortable was that the shoe dug into the sides of my heels. It wasn't unbearable though, just uncomfortable. This might just be part of all character shoes, I'm not sure. Anyways, i hope this helps!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Dancerdancer   02/21/2013

    4 star rating

    OKAY..

    I ordered these shoes for my theater class and all the reviews I read said try ran about a size to a size and a half small. I Haeckel a street size 8.5 so I ordered a 9.5 when they came they were about a half size big and now I wish I ordered a 9 :/ still fit okay and I'm still going to wear them but their not as small as everyone says they are.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Dbdzr   06/27/2012

    3 star rating

    SHOES RUN VERY NARROW

    I bought these shoes for my daughter who has a long, narrow foot (most shoes are too wide for her) and even she could barely squeeze into them. The length was perfect to size, however, I would estimate they're an A width and not the B (medium) stated in the description. The overall quality appeared good, however, I cannot attest to their comfort or durability as she never got the chance to wear them. If you have a very narrow foot, these may be the shoes for you.

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  • Sara     03/31/2014
    Age: 18 to 24    

    Shoe Sizing Enquire

    Hi everyone, I am normally a AU size 7 ladies. The site says to go one size smaller, but i notice you say go .5 larger. I also have narrow feet. What size do you recommend? Thanks in advance

    The suggested fitting for this shoe is to order 1 size smaller than street shoe. This shoe also tends to run narrow.
    - DDS Customer Service (04/04/2014)

    I agree to go .5 larger... - Haymom (06/02/2014)

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  • Mrs. K     07/23/2013
    Hawaii     Age: 45 to 54    

    Do these shoes come with the taps??

    I want these for tap shoes do you sell them separately?

    This particular style does NOT come with taps, but we do sell them separately. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-470-1664 for assistance in fitting. We also offer style T9800 which does come with taps.
    - DDS Customer Service (07/24/2013)

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  • Anon     02/14/2013

    Shoe Sizing?

    I'm usually an 8.5 street shoe size. I've heard this shoe runs very very small. How many sizes up from my regular shoe size should I order this shoe!?

    The sizing for this item does state to order the same as street shoe size. If you would like a little more room for a more comfort fit, you can go .5 size larger.
    - DDS Customer Service (02/14/2013)

    I'm a street size 8.5 and heard they run small so I ordered a 9.5 and their too big so if I were you I'd order a 9! - Dancerdancer (02/21/2013)

    I heard this also before i bought them. I wear a seven in street shoes usually, and i bought a 7.5 in these and they fit perfectly! If you have really wide feet i would recommend getting a W. My feet are in between narrow and wide and I got a M and they fit perfectly, but they are slightly narrow shoes. these shoes are comfortable, but the only thing is that they kind of dig into the side of my heels, even with tights. It isn't unbearable, just a little uncomfortable. Hope this helps! - Linakay04 (05/20/2013)

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  • Lori     01/23/2013
    St. Louis, Mo, Usa     Age: 55 to 64    

    does this shoe have the rounder toe box or the more tapered narrower toe?

    My first Capezio shoes were the t-strap character shoes and were comfortable from day one. When I replaced them with last year's version, the toe box was more tapered and pinched my toes so badly that i've never been able to keep them on for more than 5 minutes. I've now decided I will try the shorter 1.5 inch heel, but don't want to bother if this has the tapered toe box.

    The toe in this shoe is more rounded than tapered. I guess it's somewhere in between. - Tucsonmom (10/12/2013)

    These have a round toe and are very comfortable - Lacarlotta (12/25/2014)

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  • jeanbean     09/29/2012

    Do the adult 11/2" character baby louis shoes run narrow like someone said in a review?

    Our Theatricals Department says that they have not had any comments on the medium width of this shoe running narrow, however the T9800 Baby Louis that comes with the taps attached runs a little wider than the T3100.
    - DDS Customer Service (10/01/2012)

    width seems appropriate. The size runs small by 1/2 size. Daughters foot measured a size 5. Size 5 too small. 5.5 fits. - Haymom (06/10/2014)

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