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Bloch Patent Ballerina Reviews

35 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

47% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

95% "Felt true to width"

47% "No arch support"

Additional 15 Patent Ballerina Bloch Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 15, 2010

Alana

from cincinnati, ohio

Fabulous ballet flat, the most comfortable of ANY I have had. These really feel like a slipper. I have shopped for hours wearing these and no pain on my bunions! They are pricey, but if they wear well, they are worth it! They look great with anything. I usually wear an 8½ or 9, in these I wear a 39½.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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November 15, 2010

Alana

from cincinnati. ohio

Love these shoes! I have a pair in black patent, as well. They are comfortable immediately, no breaking in. I usually wear 8½ or 9, in these I wear a 39½. The red is not as bright as the picture, but a rich nice red. These shoes are pricey, but if they wear well, they're worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 10, 2010

Anonymous

from NYC

The perfect ballet flat -- beautifully made out of very soft patent leather with a pale pink suede lining. They don't offer any real support or shock absorption, but they also don't need "breaking in", they're extremely comfortable from the start. Expensive, but a luxury worth paying for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 2, 2010

Barbara L

from Los Angeles

Very comfortable! Looks great. Goes with everything. A great everyday shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kenneth Cole, Repeto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Wow, are these comfortable! There's a cushy little bit in the inside heel that makes them especially boingy. The flexible sole and ample patent leather upper make these flats feel like I'm wearing slippers. I do wish that the ribbon bow was a bit nicer, but for this level of comfort, I'm willing to sacrifice on the bow. They're pricier than I would've liked, too. I'm a wide 8.5, and the 39 felt better to me than the 38.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2010

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Beautiful ballet flat. I wear a size 9 typically, and the 40 would have been best. I ordered the 40 in other Bloch ballet flat styles, and they fit well. They do stretch a bit and mold to the foot. I have a narrow foot and this shoe works, I just pulled the string as tight as it would go and cut off the excess. Footbed padding is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2010

Whitt

from Washington, DC

Love these shoes. Totally worth the price and extremely comfortable. I needed 1/2 size larger than I normally wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 3, 2010

Anonymous

from san francisco

These shoes are the greatest! This is my second pair of Bloch. They are so Comfortable. I wear a 10.5 (possibly the hardest size to find since almost no shoemakers make it!) and the size 41 fits perfectly. My only complaint is there is no support and the soles are fairly Thin. I may have my local cobbler add a rubber patch on the bottom to make them a little more durable for city walking. I will definitely be loyal to this brand!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2010

Tracy

from New York, NY

After a long search for a perfect ballet flat, I finally found it! This shoe has great style at a reasonable price. They were comfortable from the start and did not even need to be worn in. I've recommended these shoes to a number of friends already and am extremely happy with my purchase. I am either a 8 or 8.5 and the 8.5 size I ordered was a perfect fit. I will definitely order this Bloch again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 13, 2010

K. L

from Bay Area, California

LOVE this shoe!!!!!! I have semi-wide feet and slight bunions, so I need comfy shoes that can stay on my feet all day long. This does the job!!! I didn't even need to add inserts or anything at all, just wore them straight out of the box. My feet feel GREAT and I can't wait to buy more pairs of Blochs!!!! Remember to buy 1/2 size up, since they do tend to run a teeny bit small.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2010

Anonymous

 

Comfy, looks elegant with anything, and shiny! Infinitely more comfortable than J Crew ballet flats.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2010

Anonymous

from New York, New York

These are the most amazing flats that I have ever worn, and I have owned all brands of flats, from Kenneth Cole to Tory Burch to Salvatore Ferragamo. These are buttery soft and the soles are soooo comfortable -- they have some sort of ingenious padding, and the shock-absorbent heel really protects your heels from pounding the pavement, even after hours of walking. The patent leather is amazing! I am usually a 9 or a 9.5--I got these in a 9.5 and they fit perfectly. I think Bloch shoes generally run 1/2 small, so size up girls!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2011

The S

from Near Philly

Really cute shoes but I believe that the sizing listed is off in this brand - they are consistently either a half or full size smaller than marked. Had to return my pair and then this was out of stock in the color I wanted. I gave them a lower comfort mark based only upon the sizing issue.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2010

Claudia

 

Beautiful shoe!! I just couldn't justify paying that much for them; I don't think they are an 'everyday' shoe and seem a tad 'flimsy'.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Such pretty little shoes. The red patent is a bright 1950's Technicolor dream. So soft, so shiny! The inside has a nice thick padding. I ordered a half size up based on other reviews. The width of the shoe was perfect, but the heel slipped when I walked. I also ordered the "Rosalie" in the same size, and it fit perfectly, so I'm keeping them, and sending "Ballerina" back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2010

Anonymous

from NYC

Something weird was up with the pair of shoes I received. The inner sole was bumpy and very uncomfortable. Also, as the owner of multiple pairs of Bloch ballerinas, I expected them to be softer and not as stiff. Still would have kept though if not for the sole.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2010

Phoenix

from Philadelphia, PA

This shoe is one of my favorites! It is made well, with high quality leather and the details are just so delicate. The shoe is also versatile and comfortable! Though a little pricey, it is highly wearable. The only drawbacks are the less durable finish of the patent leather (it scratches) and the lack of shape and structure in the toe bed. However, I suppose that is characteristic of a ballet flat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pour La Victoire

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

Why didn't I know about Bloch flats before?! These flats are wonderful -- comfy right out of the box, flattering, and stylish. I don't find them lacking structure. The only trouble I had with these is sizing. I normally wear a 7.5 and sometimes an 8. I ordered these in a 7.5 and another Bloch flat in an 8. The 8, though very comfortable, seemed to gape at the sides, so I stuck with the 7.5. Hopefully they'll stretch out a bit. Has anyone experienced the patent leather ones stretching out after a few weeks of wear?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Those are just perfect - they fit like a glove. If you are looking for super comfortable ballerinas - go for Bloch and you can't be wrong. I don't mind paying more for this kind of shoe comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 19, 2011

Coco

from ft lauderdale florida

Shoes don't match the color online I was looking for dark red flats. These looked dark red, but were not, more like eggplant/burgundy color. Very disappointed. The shoes were beautiful. The leather was so soft, I wanted to keep, but the fit was 1/2 size smaller. Usually I wear a 7 1/2 in flats but needed larger size. Will come back to this brand, looks like good quality beautiful shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have 11 pairs of Blochs and I love them all! They are a little pricier than some shoes, but they are so worth it! They are the most comfortable shoes you will ever own. They may seem delicate but they last forever! They are of superb craftsmanship! These make my wide feet look narrow because they come up around the foot and truly make the larger foot look dainty. I am a size 10 American, and I always am a size 41 in Blochs! Don't hesitate if you find them on sale. I purchased the lime and they are just like the picture!

Brands I'd also recommend: Joan and David, Butter London

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 31, 2011

Jennifer G

from Milwaukee, WI

Seriously the most comfortable flats I've ever worn. I don't need to wear stockings or socks with them (my other flats would rub my feet raw w/out them). They are extremely comfortable and ridiculously cute. Well worth the investment. I wear them all day for work and they remain comfy. I ordered my regular size, a 9.5.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2011

Alex

from Dallas

I like this shoe. I ordered it in the bright red, and I wear it with dark denim leggings, or for a shot of color with my black dress pants. These are very comfortable, but they have very little structure. They truly feel like a ballet slipper with a hard sole. They fit a little wide because the sides aren't very structured. It makes them comfy, but they don't look quite as streamlined and polished as I would like. However, I do wear the shoes a lot, which means that they are both comfortable and cute. I wear a 7.5-8 in ballet flats (usually an 8 in Cole Haan flats), and I needed an 8.5 in these. They run quite short.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, J Crew

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 17, 2011

Katie C

from San Francisco, CA

I love these shoes! The color is bright but they are the perfect accessory to liven up an outfit. They were comfortable enough the first wearing that I was able to wear them for a full day...now that doesn't happen very often!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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June 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisiana

I normally wear an 8.5 and ordered a 39 in this shoe and it fits perfectly. Bloch makes beautiful ballet flats that are top quality in their construction. The inside of the shoe is so much nicer than most ballet flats. There is no rubbing at the top of the heel. This flat stays comfortable from the moment I put it on until I take it off. For me, Bloch offers luxury at a reasonable price. I have since purchased two more pairs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Poor Support

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