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Bloch Lightening Deleted Reviews

105 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

40% "Felt a full size smaller "

66% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 85 Lightening Deleted Bloch Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Katherine F

 

I have tried several shoes for Zumba and dance aerobics (New Balance, Nike, Rika). None worked to my satisfaction...hard to turn, and/or not enough stability or arch support for me. I also found many were too wide for my foot...although I am a B width. So I tried the dance shoe... Duh! I had a pair of the Bloch split sole shoes, http://vip.zappos.com/bloch-boost-drt-mesh-sneaker-black, and hated the lack of lateral stability. This shoe meets all of my requirements!! Thanks to the Zappos staff for guiding me to a half size up. Just right for me. I wear very thin socks, and want a close fit for a dance shoe, perfect! And turning is smooth as silk...amazing! Yes, this is not an all purpose shoe and I will not wear them off the dance floor... Just sayin'.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Bloomfield indiana

After reading other reviews, I ordered one full size larger than I wear. Perfect! I would recommend this. These are great for Zumba, however, be careful what surface you are dancing on. On a gymnasium floor they can be slick but they are meant to help you move with ease and they sure do! I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

I really like these shoes for Zumba. I had been looking to replace my old Nike dance shoes, but they do not make that style any more. I had never considered Bloch in the past because they only had the split sole shoes, which are not appropriate for Zumba. I ordered these in the black/silver and they are super cute. Initially, the pivot point in the front was very slippery and I had to be careful. Either they got a little more grip as the pivot point got scuffed up, or I got used to where to put my weight to hit the spots with more traction when I need to. As far as size and support, they run super small. I wear an 8-8½. I know that Block runs small, so I got a 9 to be safe, but ended up needing a 9½ because my feet are a little bit wide. The support is decent. It is better than some, but not great. I ended up buying a better insole and replacing the one that they came with, which helped a lot. Overall, I am still looking for those perfect Zumba shoes, but these are the best that I have found so far. I wish someone would design shoes with the support needed for all the jumping around we do, and a pivot point as awesome as the one on these shoes.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Bollywood Shake, Austin TX

Pros: unique sole of this shoe is perfect for twisting/sliding/spinning in Zumba or other dance. Before getting this shoe my knee felt strained in Zumba, now I can easily twist my foot on the floor without getting stuck and straining my joints. Cons: Shoe runs small and fits narrow at the ball of foot and toe. Upper seems to be made of cheap materials--even when tightly laced, the upper stretches and fits loosely around the top of foot. I bought the pink/purple, the colors are ugly and clownish. I would never wear this shoe for anything but Zumba/dance. All that said, the negatives of this shoe are worth it to me because the sole is so good for sliding, I think these shoes are protecting my knees from injury.

Brands I'd also recommend: RYKA STUDIO D

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Gal Y

from Chicago, Illinois

Everybody else seems to like this shoe, but for me it's a total loser. It's at least a half if not a whole size too small. I wear a 9 street shoe and a 9.5 athletic shoe, I could not even get my foot into the 9.5 with a sock on. Very narrow, short toe box, no lateral support (for Jazzercise and Zumba lunges). The only thing I really like about it is the non-treaded sole, much better for indoor aerobic workouts.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, Oregon

For 3 months I read review after review for the best zumba shoes until I finally found the winner: "Bloch Lightening." Yes, it is a little tricky to get used to the slippery sole especially on wood floors but they are providing my knees and ankles a wonderful brake - plus my technique has gotten so much better. I do zumba at least 5 days a week for 45 minutes each and loved them. I have wide feet and countless foot surgeries. I am a size 8 in sport shoes and ordered size 9.5, perfect! About Zappos, only two words: the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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  

April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Very comfortable, lightweight shoe. Perfect for Zumba and other dance classes. I normally wear a size 6.5 to 7. I ordered a size 7.5 and it's ok but I could easily have gone to an 8.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2012

Janine S

from United States

I love this shoe for Zumba(R)! I usually size up a 1/2 size, but in this style I went up one full size (shoe a tiny bit narrow). This shoe is almost weightless, and the sole is great for dance moves. I love the color combination. Zappos was great in facilitating a speedy exchange of sizes. Go for it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka Studio D

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

K. R

from Sarasota, Florida

I ordered these not only for a zumba class I take but also a dance aerobics/weight training class. I really like them. At fist I was nervous because they were really slippery and I wasn't used to such little traction, but once I got adjusted they are perfect! I can pivot and move and my feet don't get stuck. I would definitely recommend these. I normally wear an 8 in tennis shoes and I bought an 8 in this too. Most reviews said to go up a size but I feel like this 8 is pretty true to its size. It may be just a tad tight but I like that considering I'm doing all kinds of moves and jumps etc. Plus I figure they will stretch out over time as most shoes do when we break them in. By no means do they feel too small.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

D

from nashua, NH

I have tried 3 other dance/ Zumba sneakers and none of the worked for me. They were either too heavy (the ones with thick split sole) or they made my feet hurt (I have a high arch). These were perfect. The sole is awesome and it even worked on carpet. I wear fit 9.5 wide or 10. I ordered 10 and they fit perfectly. I have had them for 2 months now, doing Zumba 5-6 times a week and still love them. I truly recommend them. The colors are cute too. :-)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

For me, these shoes are far more comfortable than any other dancing shoe with a substantial structure. They also have a great turning sole, and they're pretty cute. If you dance a lot, they are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

Sadly, I had to return these shoes because they were at least one-half size smaller than marked, and they don't come in sizes larger than a 10. What a shame, as I loved everything about them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Josceleyne D

from Texas

Just love these. Absolutely love the colors, love the fit and they work well for Zumba. Especially well. They are light, bright and many people I have met along the way wish to purchase these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2012

Kim C

from North Greenbush, NY

I got these for Zumba. They are very comfortable. I had to go a full size bigger. I usually wear a wide, but with the size up the width is ok. I love how there is a little lift in them. My last pair of zumba sneakers were very flat. This is not the case with these. The sole has a hard piece of plastic on the pivot point. I find them very slippery. The more I wear them, the more worn in they are getting, and are not slipping as much. All in all, I love these sneakers.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

Definitely buy them at least 1/2 to 1 size larger. I normally wear an 8 1/2, sometimes 9. I bought the 9.5 and when I took them out of the box, they were laced so tightly, I could not put them on. I had to spend at least 5 minutes tugging on those laces to wear I could finally put them on. They may be still a bit snug so I put on thinner socks and went to Zumba class. They seem very responsive to all the pivots and turns, and quick steps. Hopefully they will stretch a bit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2012

Lisa

from IL

I have been teaching zumba and really needed a pair of shoes that provided support that I could wear on carpet without using carpet gliders. These worked aweseome! They provide excellent support as well as allow turning and pivoting on carpet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Birmingham, AL

Great shoe for zumba. My knees are saying thank you for using these shoes. I followed the advice of others by ordering 1/2 a size larger and they fit perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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1 person found this review helpful  

July 5, 2012

Karen

from Madison, WI

I absolutely love these shoes. I am a line dancer and all the reviews were for Zumba but I tried them anyway. They are perfect. They are so light and I love the ball that helps me do great turns. I have always worn Bloch split sole sneakers for dancing but these work even better. And the colors are fabulous. I wear them two sizes larger then my street shoes. I have wide feet and these are even wider than the split soles which is perfect for me. And they are a little cheaper. I cannot say enough about these shoes. I am so glad that I tried them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bloch is the best dance shoe out there for people with wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Grand Rapids, MI

These shoes are perfect for zumba. I have owned Nike and Ryka shoes, and I would have to say these are the most comfortable. I was never interested in Bloch before because of the split sole, but these are more like a regular fitness dance shoe. I did have to order a 1/2 size larger than my normal size. Zappos has excellent customer service and delivery was within a few days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

1 person found this review helpful  

June 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

These shoes are very trendy and great for Zumba or dance style classes. These are my first pair of Bloch shoes but they won't be my last. Compliments everywhere I go.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 16, 2012

Alysia P

from Spokane, Wa

Love these for Zumba! The have a great pivot point but are not as slippery as the Bloch Evolutions that I've been wearing for a while. I ordered 1/2 size up and am happy with the fit. They are not super wide through the toes but fit me well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 10, 2012

Annette B

from Upstate New York

Shoe is a really fine product on higher price end, worth it. Zappos' service a delight to deal with. Thanks for being reliable and friendly.

Brands I'd also recommend: n/a

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 10, 2012

Regina Y

from Scottville, MI

I really love this shoe for Zumba. It has good support and allows you to move freely. I normally wear a size 9 shoe, but ordered a 9.5 and the fit is perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure. I wn 3 pair of Bloch shoes for Zumba.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Northeast PA

I love these dance sneakers. I teach Zumba and many of my classes are on carpet. I no longer have knee pain and can pivot with ease. I recommend them for carpet or any other type of flooring. I am going to order them in other colors as well. I recommend buying 1/2 size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

1 person found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

D. H

from Maryland, USA

Ordered these as an experiment and I love them for Zumba on carpet! Although they run small (I normally wear an 7.5/8 and had to get these in 8.5), they have adequate support. I am recommending these to anyone who takes fitness classes on carpet!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka Transitions

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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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