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Bloch Fonteyn Reviews

43 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

47% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

84% "No arch support"

38 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/8/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes. Heed the reviews and order a 1/2 size up. I didn't the first time and had to reorder. The next size up fit perfectly. You can also adjust the fit slightly with the drawstring bow - just like the classic Bloch ballet dance shoe. Got a small blister the first time I wore them, but the leather is so supple they fit beautifully the next time. Classic styling (low enough vamp, but no "toe cleavage"), high-quality leather and construction, I will wear these a ton! The leather bottoms are a little slick, FYI. Looking to get them in other colors too.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/5/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I ordered a 1/2 size up, and still couldn't even fit my foot into this shoe. They run VERY small, order at least a size up, probably more like two sizes up.

Additional 23 Fonteyn Bloch Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2012

Shelby

from Dallas, TX

This shoe is very comfortable and flexible. It breaks in easily and the leather stretches out with wear. I would love to have these in every color because they're adorable!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

These are the most comfortable flats I own. The leather is very soft and the shoe fits perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2011

Amanda F

from Vermont

I just love these. They are totally girlie and perfect. I wear them with jeans and skirts. I think they are true to size. I do not agree with the other reviews about them being too tight. Maybe a bit too high of price for what they are, but I like them none the less.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I liked these so much, I ordered a second pair. Terrific work shoes that are more durable than others like them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2011

S.E.

from Idaho

I am an 8 Medium. These fit perfect, so my advice is "True to size." I felt like a little girl opening the pretty pink box. Also comes with a pretty pink shoe bag. My inner girl and outer adult are truly happy. I believe in the tooth fairy, and Zappos’ speed of light delivery. How do they do that? Be happy with the "Fonteyn," yes they are a little bit pricey, but worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Indigo, Corso Como, Havaianas, Dansko, Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is my third pair of Bloch shoes and I love them. I wear a size 10 and have a wide foot. With this brand I need to size up to a 41 in the flats. The leather is buttery soft and the shoes are very comfortable. I've never got a blister from them. I always get compliments with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: robert clergerie, tori burch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston

These are worth the price. They are the only flats that feel good on me that are not the driving type flats. These actually make your feet look nice. They felt a little tight at first, but after you wear them for 10 minutes they feel perfect. Just like slippers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 6, 2011

Danae A

from Tennessee

I needed white flats to wear with my wedding dress, and these fit the bill perfectly. They're pretty and polished, and with Bloch there's no need to sacrifice comfort in the name of fashion. As other reviewers have noted, your best bet for the perfect fit is to pick your size according to European sizing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 20, 2011

Weisman

from Mill Valley, CA

This is a fantastic shoe. Both of my young (6 and 9) daughters have a pair that they've been wearing for about 3 years. The shoes are super comfortable and stretch as your foot grows. I'm now buying one of my daughters a new pair in the adult size because she loved them so much. A great shoe your child will turn to for many occasions for many years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2011

Jennifer P

from United States

Lovely shoes! The inside material feels delicious on my feet, and even the shoe packaging is beautiful. I think I may take them to a cobbler to add additional protection so they won't wear out too fast. For Americans, I usually wear a 9 1/2, and I ordered a size 40, which fits.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Marland

This shoe is adorable and the materials feel very luxurious. Unfortunately, I have slightly wider feet so I should have purchased a half size up. I will definitely repurchase when my size comes back into stock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Montana

Really cute and very well made. Incredibly soft, and the shimmer is very subtle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is a very high quality shoe in a fun shade for summer that helps pull together outfits in more neutral colors. The color in the photo is accurate not red or pink but a lovely deep coral with a very slight pearly sheen. I got these to replace the Boden soft leather flats in pansy that only come in whole sizes. These are available in half sizes and are softer and more comfortable than the Boden version. They're expensive but more comfortable than many other brands I've tried. I have a very narrow heel but don't slip out of these. They are flexible enough to keep my foot secure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

These are the most adorable ballerina shoes. The leather is so soft. They were too narrow for my widish foot but they still looked awesome. The American sizing is off so go by the European ones. I would also recommend having them resoled as soon as you get them to extend their life.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2012

Jenny H

from Washington, DC

With my narrow feet and extremely high arches, I've never been able to wear ballet flats-- my feet slip right out of them. But these work! They are very feminine. Like other ballet flats, they don't offer much support but I love the soft lining material inside the shoes and the fact that they didn't take any breaking in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2012

Sophia K

from San Francisco

I love these! I just got them a few days ago and have only worn them one day, but I work standing up and these almost immediately started forming to my foot, since the leather is so soft. They're delicate looking and comfy and definitely order your size or a half up because they are true to size (I wear from 7.5 - 8.5 and I got an 8.5, and I couldn't have fit anything smaller). So far, I'm really pleased. They'll probably take some breaking in since they're tight around the toes, but the leather is already shaping to my foot so I don't think it'll take long.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2012

Sandra C

from Long Beach, CA

Read about how comfortable this shoe is, but unfortunately, it was way too big. I wear a size 11 - length okay, but too wide and slipped off.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

A wonderfully soft and comfortable shoe! I usually have a hard time finding flats that fit around my narrow heel. These fit in the heel but are tight in the toe box. I'm hoping the toe box will stretch with wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 15, 2011

M P

from Bethlehem, PA

I really like these flats. I got them in the stone/putty color and they go with everything. They are a classic ballet flat; well made, nice solid heel and no toe cleavage (hard to find lately) but, as with flats in general, no arch support. One issue: they seem to run a small, I am usually a 7 (sometimes even a 6 1/2 in sandals) but had to exchange for the 7 1/2. Luckily that is easy to do with Zappos!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

I sized up a full size and could probably go up again a half-size. The shoes are a lovely style, and they make your foot look so elegant -- and the toe box is narrow. I've been wearing mine 3 months now and there are several issues. First, yes, the leather is soft and lovely. And it's on your feet. Because of the constant motion the toes started distorting. I hate when you can see toe outlines because the leather is too thin, and that is the case with these. The leather at the toe has pulled here and there and now doesn't look smooth at all, which makes the shoes look cheap and old. Another thing -- what's with that weird pillow at the heel? At first I thought it was comfortable, but if you walk a mile in the city, it really hurts. If these shoes still looked similar to when I bought them, I'd get several more pairs. But that's not the case, and they are pretty pricey. Maybe the style with the toe cap would keep its original appearance better.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2013

Rhonda M

from United States

I bought these shoes in black the first time, and liked them so much I bought the Blue Gitanes pair too. The color is just stunning. I have gotten so many compliments! Buy a half-size larger than you normally would, or else you will not be happy. They may seem a little tight on the first wearing but they mold to your foot nicely. They get very comfortable very quickly, and they are great for year-round. I am already saving up to get another color. If only I could decide... red or pink?

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I loved these flats, but had to return them because they were too small. I wear size 10.5. I bought an 11, but it didn't fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

These look very nice, the classic ballet flat style and pretty comfortable. However, heed the warnings and be prepared to return for a larger size. These shoes feel very short. I am opting to keep them since I fear that a size up would be too big, but they are probably worth trying before you fall in love.

Brands I'd also recommend: Delman, Butter

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love this very pretty shoe it comes in a cute box with shoe bag making it a very nice gift. But, it does run small. I usually wear a 6 I ordered a 6 1/2 and still had to return them. I'm currently waiting for the 7's to arrive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2012

Meg H

from San Francisco

These are the greatest flats I've ever owned. I have terrible feet (damaged by pointe shoes) and almost everything hurts me - but not these babies. They take about a day of breaking in and after that they're your best friend: light, soft, insanely comfy. And so cute with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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