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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!

Sfx Split Flex
Sfx Split Flex Posted: 5/21/16
Reviewer: Szilvia Molnar from New York
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am usually a size 9 (EUR 40) and ordered a half size larger because most of the reviews suggested going at least a half size up. The shoe fits like a glove and I think the leather will give more the more I wear them so I am glad that I did not go a full size up. I use it for argentine tango classes (beginners) and think they are perfect because I am 5'11 and do not want a crazy heel to make me even taller. My order also went through in less than a week so I did not miss a new class without them!

Dansoft
Dansoft Posted: 5/18/16
Reviewer: Debra Finfer from Santa Cruz, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Unlike most of the other reviewers of this product, I found these ballet shoes to run true to size. In fact, I trust the Zappos reviewers so much that I didn't even purchase the shoes in my daughter's normal size, and in fact ordered 1 and 2 sizes down but was surprised when my daughter couldn't get them on her feet. So I went back & ordered her normal size and lo & behold, they fit. I'll still keep reading (and writing) reviews but just take note. Otherwise, the shoes are great. Exactly what you'd expect out of a dance shoe.

Tap-Flex
Tap-Flex Posted: 5/17/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I bought these shoes as a replacement for an older pair of Bloch Tap Flex shoes. I was especially excited that Bloch still made this shoe in narrow. Unfortunately, in the intervening years they have changed the material of the sole of the shoe. When I first tapped in them they hurt, but I thought perhaps they just needed to be broken in. I added performance insoles; the shoes still caused pain. In class yesterday I yanked them off to return to my old pair with dead taps, and noticed that the sole the front taps are attached to are not the same material as on my old pair; they seem to be some sort of plastic now. I think Bloch cut corners, which is a shame, because now I have no idea where to get decent shoes for my narrow feet. Those of us with narrow feet have less natural padding, so our shoes matter. I do not recommend these at all.

Synchrony
Synchrony Posted: 5/16/16
Reviewer: Emily Alrick from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I was excited to see these because I loved the Bloch Pro Elastic and they were true to size for me (ordering 2 sizes down from street). These seem like they'd be awesome but they just will not stay on my feet! The actual shoe fabric is stretchy which makes them very comfortable but they flopped off the back of my feet after a couple jumps. They seem maybe slightly too short but are also loose across the tops of my feet. I've never encountered a fit like this so I'm not sure if I should try bigger or smaller! I'm going back to Pro Elastic because I know they work.

Contour Barre
Contour Barre Posted: 5/13/16
Reviewer: Marilyn Sliva from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I was extremely disappointed in these. There is no substance to them at all - feels like putting on a pair of socks & the bottom is rubber - so terrible for what I wanted them for. Sending them back.

Contour Barre
Contour Barre Posted: 5/11/16
Reviewer: from NC
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I purchased these for my kickboxing/strength training classes. We work on mats, and can't wear shoes, but I needed support because of my Plantar Fascitis. I thought these would help. While there is SOME heel support, it is otherwise, like a sock - a very expensive sock. In addition, they have already started to fray along the elastic strap, and I haven't even owned them a month. Sizing is off as well. I wear a 9 1/2 in regular shoes, so I ordered the 10. I wish there was a 10 1/2.

Tap-Flex
Tap-Flex Posted: 5/11/16
Reviewer: from Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are so comfy! I switched from Capezios and will never look back. As with all tap shoes, the size is off. I take a Women's 10, but needed an 11 in this shoe.

Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker
Boost DRT Mesh Sneaker Posted: 5/9/16
Reviewer: Michele Clarke from Pittsburgh
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very, very comfortable...but order at least one size larger! Great for salsa practice and zumba no matter how clunky they look. Worth the comfort and protection for legs and feet.

Contour Barre
Contour Barre Posted: 5/7/16
Reviewer: from Annapolis
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I am really pissed that these shoes are a full size smaller (if not more) than marked. I usually wear size 10½, so I got a size 11. I swear they felt like a size 9½. I could tell though that they would have been super comfortable if the right size. I am really pissed now because there is no size 12. I do not understand why the sizes are so far off.

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