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Sfx Split Flex
Sfx Split Flex Posted: 7/22/16
Reviewer: Patty Shreve from South Bend, Indiana
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Nice shoe but ran very short.

Dansoft
Dansoft Posted: 7/21/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I did as the others had suggested and got two sizes smaller than my normal shoe size.This is an excellent piece of advice as the shoe fit really well. In got the medium width which was a little wider than my foot but since the shoes are adjustable this worked out perfect as I can just tighten then around my feet.

Dance Sneaker
Dance Sneaker Posted: 7/14/16
Reviewer: Norma Wilson from Newport Beach, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Good for dance class; I put an insert in for a bit more cushion

Dansoft
Dansoft Posted: 7/12/16
Reviewer: Dana from Wildwood Fl
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these! I ordered a 5.5, normally wear a 7, and they are a perfect fit! I'm already looking so I can buy 1 of every color. They are perfect !

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 7/8/16
Reviewer: from US
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wonderful shoes: comfortable, supportive and pretty. Out of the box, the soles are quite sticky and can leave black marks but this is simple and quick to fix. Just take 160 grit sandpaper, wrapped over a wood block, and vigorously sand the bottoms. This only has to be done once. Also, the size 8.5 was equivalent to a 7. 5 or even a 7.

Troupe
Troupe Posted: 7/8/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I bought this shoe because it was white and Bloch... I own about 15 different pairs of dance sneakers... including the DRT... There is little lateral support compared to the drt... the pivot point is mehhh -at best (but in all fairness-I am a large woman) the dirt pivot point is much better. I don't wear socks to that I can grip better--but the breathability of the shoe was sad...It seemed very cheap to me...and just to repeat myself--I own about every brand out there. I wish Bloch would stop making DRT in funky colors and just come out with a white because Troupe doesn't cut it. I buy a lot from Zappos and I rarely do reviews. but I don't want anyone else to waster their money if you are putting in any serious lateral movement or spins.

Dance Sneaker
Dance Sneaker Posted: 7/7/16
Reviewer: Liz from NJ
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I normally wear a 6.5M street shoe and athletic shoe, though my forefoot is a bit on the wide side. After reading the reviews and the advice in the product description, I ordered a 7.5. I tried them on with athletic socks and they were WAY too small in the forefoot. In fact, I'm not hopeful that an 8 would be big enough, and I assume anything larger would be too long. Will shop around a little more and see whether to try exchanging for an 8 or find a wider shoe. FWIW, I did cram my feet into them and tie them for a moment so I could test their pivoting action. Seemed fine on the wood, but did not try carpet.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 7/1/16
Reviewer: Allison from New Orleans
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have an advanced Morton's Neuroma in my left foot and one developing in my right. I cannot wear closed in shoes other than my UGGS, which I don't wear for long. I want to go to Zumba and other dance classes for exercise, so it was essential I find something I could wear, if only for an hour or two. After reading the reviews, I ordered a ten for my size 8 foot. My foot is wide in the front but my heel is narrow. My arch is exceptionally high. I ordered up a size for the width/neuroma and up a size due to the manufacturer's errors in marking sizes. I do have a little extra room at the front which those without a neuroma could get away with. Granted, no closed in shoe will do for the long run with a neuroma of this magnitude, but after wearing them for several hours, I can see they will enable me to take a class every now and then without injuring myself. Nice pivoting! I deducted a star for the mismarked sizing.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/28/16
Reviewer: from Newbury, Ma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have resisted buying a pair of Bloch's over the years because of their ugliness. However, after wasting money on Zumba brand and others, I finally made the right choice with the Bloch shoe. They were immediately comfortable with lots of support and cushioning. I will ALWAYS wear Bloch shoes. Make sure you order at least 1/2 size larger than your usual size. And thank you Zappos for handling the returns and replacements so quickly!

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/24/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable shoe. I use them for dancing. I've used the Capezio before I found these and the Blochs are so much more comfortable and flexible. They do run small. I usually wear a size 9-1/2 and I bought these in an 11. The 10-1/2 fit the foot but too short in the toe.

Prolite II Hybrid
Prolite II Hybrid Posted: 6/23/16
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

First let's clarify the sizing issue. Those who say order down 2 full sizes are adult women. For children the size is the same as their US children standard shoe size. So a size 2 kid gets a size 2 "adult" Bloch ballet shoe. Size 4 kid, order size 4. If you're a size 8 adult woman, then order the size 6 or 5.5 as to your preference. That said, I got these in 2 for my daughter who wears a 2 and there is a little wiggle room in the toe - not too much, the perfect amount for a growing foot. When I get bloch ballet slippers for myself I might go down the 2.5 sizes as my feet (hopefully) aren't growing anymore. As for this particular shoe it's great. Feet look great on stage, leather is soft and buttery. Great ballet shoe! And Great customer service Zappos! (I did something dumb with autofill and my CC and live chat customer service helped fix my problem) Thanks for getting my daughter's new shoes here in time for her show after 1 slipper vanished during performance week.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/17/16
Reviewer: c laverne from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Comfortable but no arch support. I take 8 1/2 - 9 and had to trade up to 11 so size is not accurate. Made my feet smell like hell. Never had smelly feet. Soaked them in baking soda, the dye ran, machine washed better, bought odor eaters.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/13/16
Reviewer: Stacy from Scottsdale, AZ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes have been wonderful for Zumba class. I originally bought them in black and liked them enough to also purchase the pink ones. I searched out shoes that would protect my knees when dancing. These slide well on the ball of the foot when turning or pivoting in class, but seem to have a good balance with a little traction on the other parts of the shoe so they aren't too slippery. It took a couple classes to get used to wearing these dance shoes instead of fitness shoes, but now I can't imagine Zumba without them.

Dansoft
Dansoft Posted: 6/13/16
Reviewer: Tracy Unnasch from Milwaukee, WI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I wear a 6.5 average width street shoe; I ordered two sizes down (in my review I marked 'felt a full size larger than marked' because they are much larger than a marked 4.5 would normally be). The slipper fits my foot perfectly, but my heel comes down on the back edge of the suede sole when I stand. If I were wearing these as shoes, I would return for a half size up, but since I'm only using them for organ playing, they'll be fine; I'm afraid if I go up a half size, they'll be too long in the toe and drive me crazy. Love them, perfect for my needs. Hope this is helpful.

Element
Element Posted: 6/10/16
Reviewer: Elizabeth from Sacramento
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I have arthritis in my knees and really need shoes with a good turn pad to protect them in turns and spins in zumba class. I've worn the Bloch Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker for years and loved how the turn pad on the bottom took the pressure off my poor knees. But over time I've developed the need for more arch support so I tried these. They're disappointing. They have almost no arch support, but at least are firm enough to wear inserts. The real problem is the turn pad is not very effective. If you look at the sole in the picture, the gray portion is very grabby on the floor making the white triangular turn pad useless. Maybe it's just the angle of my feet, but these shoes kill my knees.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/6/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I finally bought these for Zumba after trying the slipper sleeve things that go over the toes of regular sneakers which were helpful but a little too slippery for certain moves. I find the shoe really comfortable, but mostly they have saved my poor knees which were causing me to consider not going to Zumba any more! As other reviews say, order up at least a size or two. I wear a size 10 to 10 1/2 but ended up needing a size 12 in these.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/5/16
Reviewer: Sarah McKibben from Indiana
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I haven't tried this out on the dance floor yet, but it looks great. I like the turn spot under the ball of the foot and the split sole has been a winner for me in the past. I'm not a professional dancer, but wanted something unobtrusive for salsa and other dancing.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 6/5/16
Reviewer: Reiko from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these for my Zumba workout. I have been wearing Bloch's Evolution pairs that are also awesome shoes for dance workouts, kickbox, dance, etc. I wanted to have different shoes with me so that my feet won't be getting used to only one shape of shoes so I also bought these to have varieties. These are again, extremely comfortable, very stable, yet so light. Most importantly, they allow you to spin, turn, and slide with ease (like Evolution). These have thicker sole then Evolution so my ball of foot feels easier for landing from jumps as well. I got so many compliment on these, especially the pink one. They look much better in person. [I bought two pairs in pink and one pair in black so that I can alternate them. I work out 6-7 days a week.] I avoid wearing most dance shoes outside studios or classrooms though since I don't want the sole getting rough by concrete surface. I hope Bloch will be making these forever (well, at least while I am alive).

Militaire
Militaire Posted: 5/29/16
Reviewer: Marie Fujita from Costa Mesa, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable to dance in them. I have a couple of split sole sneakers by other brands and their split sole felt like too far apart and uncomfortable. This pair feels right and has good arch support. I changed the shoelaces to stretchy ones and put thin heel pads for quick changing and long-hour practice. Alteration is each dancer's preference but I was able to dance all day. I love the pair! I wear 5.5 US women size, Europian size 35, 22.5 cm. 5.5 fits perfectly.

Element
Element Posted: 5/25/16
Reviewer: Carol from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my third pair of these shoes used for Zumba. Love the fact they have the smooth patch on the bottom that helps not stick to floors in the humid weather. You can pivot easier without risk of injury to knees. Get 1/2 size up though.

Spin II
Spin II Posted: 5/24/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great for modern, lyrical, or jazz. They are lightweight, but provide the needed surface area to turn on! These shoes are overall fantastic! They are great for turning, and feel very similar to Bloch's ballet flats, most specifically I own the Synchrony and the soles are the same on these shoes. The sole has a wide platform allowing for lots of turning space! I love that I can turn like in my ballet shoes, but still have my heel open to feel the floor and provide traction. These are also a very good color match for my skin tone, and from a stage it provides a barefoot look! The only downside is that because they are canvas they do wear out pretty quickly. I had mine for about four months, and they had holes through the toes. However I danced in these shoes 5+ hours a week, all of which was pretty hard on my shoes with lots of turns and such. Also the elastic on these shoes have a silicone lining that helps the straps stay in place. In the beginning this is very effective and I almost never had to readjust my shoe. However, about the same time the canvas is wearing out though, this lining "grip strip" is starting to come off. The canvas material is very stretchy and allows for toes to spread and feel comfortable in the shoe. The shoe does run very large. According to the size chart my 8-8.5 size foot should have needed a large; however, the large was much too big, and didn't hug my foot right which made the shoe twist when I turned. This could be because I have a fairly narrow compressible foot though. I ended up with a small, which worked perfectly! I am planning on buying another pair because these feel so good, I only wish they lasted a little longer, but either way I think they are so worth it! I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a form fitting, lightweight shoe that maintains the barefoot look while allowing for fantastic turns!

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