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Bloch Apex Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

40% "Felt a half size smaller "

58% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 21 Apex Bloch Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Florida

Love this shoe! Very comfortable and perfect for my Dance Trance class. I highly recommend it. Runs a bit small so just size up by a half size.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

These are great for Zumba and other classes of dance. They are great for turning around smoothly. They run a little small, but after a few times, they stretch a little.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

October 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I teach Zumba at Curves locations; I find this shoe is ideal for teaching on carpet over concrete. I don't do a lot of jumping in class so it offers adequate support and it makes it very easy to pivot. They're very light and well ventilated so feet are happy after my classes.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I really wanted to send these back. I packed them up and everything. I just found them so unattractive on my 9 1/2 foot (as viewed from above). Then, desperate to do some Zumba Rush in my living room, I put 'em on and did a short class. I suspect these might be the very best shoes for Zumba that are made. Try them. I cannot find anything wrong with them and they make Zumba 100 times more fun.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

I originally ordered these in my size and had to return them for a full size larger. The larger size fits very well. These are the perfect shoes for Zumba, especially if your knees are getting sore from the twisting.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 19, 2013

Anonymous

from ma

I am a Zumba instructor and our club has carpet. These are the first pair of shoes I have found that are both comfortable and let me move easier on the carpet with out torquing my knees! I love these shoes and have ordered a 2nd and 3rd pair.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

I teach Zumba on carpets 3x per week and I love this shoe! Here were my needs, which this shoe met pretty much perfectly: Must have smooth-as-glass turn point on ball of foot (because of aforementioned carpet. I cannot even think about risking a knee injury!) Must have full sole (I've Zumba'd in split sole shoes and they wrecked my achilles. I just need more support than that). And, less importantly, must look cute. These ROCK! They are true to color, kinda of pink/purple/ leaning towards mauve. Not crazy neon bright, but they make a statement! they look very 'sneakery" with a low profile. The only cons with this so far is, as others have noted, there isn't a lot of arch support and the the shoe is fairly narrow, with a narrow toe box and toes are right up against the top of the shoe. So, if you are thinking of putting in your own insoles for support I'm not sure they would fit comfortably. My feet run on the wide side of "normal" but I haven't needed to take these to a shoe repair shop to have them stretched, although that would be an option. All in all, very happy with these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 4, 2013

Susan

from Nashville, TN

I normally wear a 9.5 wide shoe, so I was taking a risk ordering these shoes because they do not come in a wide. I decided to order a 10 after reading other reviews. I wore them in my Zumba class after walking about a mile to get used to the feel. They were fantastic! The shoe did not fit too tight, and being able to slide and turn easily made all the difference in the world. I asked my instructor (who has been teaching for 2 years, and who recommended these shoes) if they could be worn outside, and she said "no." So wear some flip flops and change after class.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 19, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Love these shoes. I have bought them twice and they are the shoes I go to Jazzercise in. They are meant for dance, so on the bottom of the shoe at the ball of the foot is an area that is very smooth and sleek. I had to scratch that part up a bit for Jazzercise because otherwise it was too slippery. It would be great as a street dancing shoe because you can do spins. But after breaking them in I love them and will probably keep buying them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 30, 2013

Maria S

from Miami, Ok

I ordered this shoe so I could do Zumba at home on a carpeted floor. I think they would work great for Zumba on carpet because they slide and support where you need it. Unfortunately, I didn't get to try them out because they were way too narrow for my wide (D) feet and they run about a 1/2 to 1 size too small lengthwise too. Normally I can fit a 10 with no problems. I'll be sending these back.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 13, 2012

Kate F

from SF, CA

My first pair of dance sneakers so nothing to compare them to, but love them! Perfect for zumba and a pretty decent price point. Also, bonus points for being adorable. Heck yes! Runs a bit small but I think they are stretching out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Mascoutah, Il

Great to do Zumba on carpet. These run small. I ordered a whole size bigger for myself. They are perfect.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 10, 2012

Andrea S

from Oregon

I am happy with these, the only problem so far is just a tiny bit tight through the toe area but I think they will stretch a little. These are my first dance shoes, using for Zumba, I wasn't sure I would like the slick portion under the ball of foot, but have had no problems. The insole has no arch support, and a slightly raised portion under ball of foot, felt strange at first but causes me no pain.

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

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

Brought these shoes a half size larger then I normally wear and they fit great. Wonderful for Zumba class but don't feel they work as well for Aerobic class.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics for Aerobic exercise

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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 10, 2012

Mickey

from Utica, Michigan

These are the perfect Zumba shoes! They are light, and flexible, with just enough support. I love the 'spin spot' on the ball of the foot. The size, and color are perfect! I will order them in another color soon!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 8, 2012

Jenny

from Fort Smith, Arkansas

est shoes for Zumba on CARPET. Slip-on carpet gliders don't work for me because they make me slip when I need to stay still. These work great. I wore a whole size larger than usual. Extremely breathable. Not amazing cushion, but I only wear them once a week. Great lateral edges don't come apart like regular cross-trainers. I will be taking these to Convention to wear on the carpet. I bought the plain Jane white because I think the colored versions are kinda ugly. Wish they would come in cute, modern colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bloch

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 4, 2013

Megank

 

I have a wider foot and ordered a size up and these fit/felt great. I'm returning because I like the colors of the bloch traverse better. Otherwise, they feel pretty much the same as the traverse. They don't feel like they have a ton of support, but not sure how much there really could be in a lightweight shoe like this.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 26, 2012

Mary K

from Texas

Shoes are very small, I am usually a 6 1/2, very seldom bigger or smaller. I could hardly get my foot in this shoe.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 15, 2012

Pooja L

from New Jersey

These shoes were suggested to me by my Zumba instructor. This is surely one of the lightest shoes I have ever wore and style is great too. I realized that I heard couple other gals talking about my shoes. The first day I was really not comfortable dancing in these, after using my running shoes for Zumba for about a year these were really slippery and too light for me. But the very next day they were just perfect. They are very light and dancing is so effortless in these shoes now. I would surely recommend these for any kind of dance workout. And I am sure gonna try the other styles and colors from Bloch now. The only thing is they run on a smaller size, I normally ware 9 but ordered 9.5 for this one and I am wearing thin socks to make them fit comfortably.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

I was looking for shoes for my Zumba class, which is on carpet (unfortunately). I needed something that could glide on carpet, and my Nike Musiques just weren't cutting it. These shoes would definitely fit the bill! However, I normally wear a women's 9.5-10 shoe, and even though these shoes come in a size 10, it's a dance size 10 and not street size. They were entirely too small for my feet, and the size range doesn't go high enough for me to order a larger shoe. I had to return them. Really hoping that Bloch increases the size range for these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Gel Ipera

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

The shoes are great in terms of comfort. You need to make sure that you have a floor that is clean and not overly waxed. After teaching one class on a dirty floor, the hard plastic was scratched and the shoe lost a lot of traction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka dance shoes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 13, 2012

Anel I

from Los Angeles, CA

Great shoe! I am a zumba instructor and this gives me a great "spin" on the sole. I use it on a mat and on a hardwood dance floor. Works well on both. Shoe runs small though, so order at least a full size up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Augustine, Florida

These are good shoes for zumba and dance. As some people recommended I got a full size larger than my normal shoe size. The fit is good. I am glad I got the larger size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Maryland

These shoes run very small. I ordered a half size bigger than I would normally wear and they are still too small. They look cute though!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Delmar NY

Way too small. Both Bloch shoes I ordered were cute but too small. Back they go. I ordered a couple of pairs and really ended up liking the Ryka's. Ryka and Nike fit true to size but Bloch, Capezio too small and Reebok too big.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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