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Bloch Fonteyn Reviews

21 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

25%Rated 4 stars

13%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

86% "Felt true to width"

67% "No arch support"

19 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/6/12
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

These flats are great, I just got them in the mail today and they fit beautifully (if you go a whole size up). I usually wear a 7.5 in shoes and got the 38.5 (if you go to the Bloch website it actually says that 38.5=7.5, that is why I said true to size) and they fit great. they are really comfortable. They fit my super narrow heel and flat as a pancake forefoot. I gave them 4 stars because they are a little more shiny than I would like and I think the toe area could be a little cuter, but for the fit and comfort it totally worth it. I would highly recommend these (maybe not if you have a wider foot, try the Alia, which I also have but the heel is huge on me, but I still love them).

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/11/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I wear a 7.5 or an 8, and my feet are a bit wide. I'm also rather particular about comfort, but I saw these and thought they were really cute, so I went for it. I bought them in a 38, as I normally have really good luck with Euro sizing. I'm sort of regretting that decision. First off, while they felt fine at first, an hour into wear them, my feet were throbbing because the shoes were too small. It was too late to return them, so I dropped them off at the cobbler, who put them on a stretching machine for about a week. They're a lot bigger now, but I still feel like my big toes is somewhat uncomfortably digging into the top of the shoe. Also, they have zero arch support. There isn't enough room in them for insoles, which I originally thought could have helped alleviate some of the comfort issues. I think these shoes are very attractive looking, and fine for walking around the office, but I can't imagine wearing them outside on hard concrete. I will probably have to change back into my clunky, ugly walking shoes if I want to leave the building for lunch. I sort of wish I could return them, but it's way too late for that, so I guess they'll live in my office and serve as an alternative to whatever I walk to work in.

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December 5, 2013

NMarr

from Riverside, CA

I read all the reviews and thought I was informed enough to order the right size. It was one of the reviewers suggestion that I order a whole size up so I ordered a 38.5. They fit perfectly however, I feel like the nail on my big toe does not have enough room and rubs against the top of the shoe. I'm not sure if I should return them or give them a wear of two and let them mold to my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Bellingham, WA

Excellent ballet flat. Based on other reviews I ordered 1 full size up (normally an 8) and the 9 fit perfectly. I tightened the elastic string a bit and started wearing immediately with no break in period. I could a bit more arch support due to very high arches but even so, shoes are a nice, attractive wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 24, 2013

Sarah L

from United States

These are the only flats that have ever worked for my narrow feet. They would probably work on other widths too due to the functionality of the bow and the stretch of the leather. They are also the only shoes that I have ever gotten more compliments on from males than females. I guess because they are super feminine, dainty, and classic. I wear them every day with jeans or dressed up too when I know that I will not last in heels.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 14, 2013

Sophie

 

It took me two tries to finally get my hands on these gorgeous shoes - the first time I searched, they were out of stock in my size. The second time, I received an e-mail from Zappos that my size was back in stock, but I dilly-dallied too long and someone else snapped them up. The third time was the the charm, and I am so glad that I finally got these shoes. They are simple, elegant, chic and very Parisian - think Audrey Hepburn, Left Bank, and timeless style. I am so glad that I saved up my money to buy one good pair of ballet flats - the quality of these shoes is excellent and truly worth the money I spent. One word of caution: Bloch ballet flats tend to run small (I wear a size 11 and the size 12, which I bought, fits snugly), but since these shoes are made of leather, give them a chance to stretch and mold to your feet. I bought another style of Bloch flats last year and considered sending them back since they felt tight. However, after wearing them for a week, they really did stretch and felt much more comfortable. I was also very pleased with Zappos customer service and quick shipping. I will definitely be a repeat customer here!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bloch - Frye - Born - Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Maryland

Lovely leather and construction -- but I agree with the other reviewers if not even more-so. I ordered a full size larger and had to return them for 1.5 sizes larger. Order up and enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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January 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these flats. They are similar to the Bloch ballet shoes I grew up wearing in dance class. I ordered a half size up as many recommend, but order a whole size up if you have wide feet. I have narrow feet and half size up was perfect. I suspect they will stretch and break in nicely. Perfect with capri pants. Very high quality.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 5, 2013

Sue

from Baltimore

Beautiful, simple, well made. Runs a little short; had to order a half size up. Because of the leather sole, I use them for dance class, but I loved them so much, I ordered two more pair to wear on my commute to work. (I hate to have to wear bulky tennis shoes with my work clothes-these are much prettier).

Brands I'd also recommend: corso como,franco sarto, eli tahari

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 12, 2012

Anonymous

from New York City

Bloch makes one of the most comfortable flats I have ever worn. I have somewhat wide feet, and these flats make my feet took small and narrow, and I never feel like my feet are spilling out of the shoes. They do not take any breaking in whatsoever. You do have to order one size larger than your typical size, as these shoes run quite small, but I don't think that warrants removing any stars. The price is amazing considering the quality of the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is the first product review I have ever written. I am just so happy with these flats! I have been looking for weeks for the perfect, everyday black flats. I purchased the Ferragamo "My Joy", Cole Haan ballet flat, and Tory Burch Reva. I sent them all back! This shoe is perfect if you want that classic Bridget Bardot/Audrey Hepburn look. They are simple, but elegant, and a lot more comfortable than I expected. You can't beat the price either! They look just like the French classic Repetto flats that retail a lot of money. These are just absolutely fabulous. I really hope they hold up. You must ORDER 1 FULL SIZE UP. I am normally and 8.5 in flats and I ordered the 39 1/2 which is a US 9.5. Much to my surprise, the 39 1/2 fits like a glove!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2013

Marsha A

from NYC

The size recommendations were about right. I did order one size up and the fit was good lengthwise but the toe box slopes too much and rubbed on the top of my toenail, especially on my left foot so I reluctantly returned them. (Since that toenail was split years ago and never grew back right, I don't want to risk aggravating it by wearing these.) Too bad because I was counting on these as a basic shoe in the months to come and now I have to find something else.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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May 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

I usually wear size 6 or 6.5, so I ordered 37 -- too big! I measured my foot length. It was 22.5 cm. The 36.5 fit like a glove.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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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March 26, 2013

Gail M

 

I love the look of these shoes, but the toe box crowds my toes. I returned the first pair for a half size larger so the length is fine. They just aren't wide enough. Fingers crossed that the soft leather will stretch and conform to my feet. I was expecting something a lot more comfortable than I received.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 18, 2013

Katie

from Los Angeles

I'm really happy with these shoes. It was time to replace my tattered cheapy flats and upgrade to something quality. These were just what I was looking for. I would maybe agree with the other reviewers who suggest sizing up a bit. I am typically a 6, sometimes 5 1/2. I ordered 6s and they're just fine, even with those little tiny no-show sock thingies. But tue, if you have a narrow foot or are in between sizes, be aware they might be snug. They're very comfortable. They cushioned heel is very nice and the soft leather is very flexible. I also like the tiny bit of height added by the heel, as opposed to super-flat ballet flats. The heel gives these a bit more structure, and style as well!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Illinois

I have two pairs of this same shoe in the same size I ordered in other colors that I absolutely love but this pair is much smaller. I could hardly get them on much less wear them. I held them up to one of the others and there was a distinct difference in the length. they look great but are not wearable. don't know if this pair is a fluke or if this color is cut differently. I have to return them but am afraid to try another.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Tampa, FL

Felt very, very small to me. I usually wear a 10 and I tried and returned the 40, 40.5, and 41. The 41 was finally long enough, but I had no room in the toes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 2, 2012

Anonymous

from MA

I am an 8AA and trying hard to find a stylish, comfortable flat that fits. I had hoped this one would work. I bought an 8.5 due to other reviewers saying they run small. After wearing them for a week, they feel wide, and short. My toes are killing me. Despite the elastic that allows for some customization, these shoes do not fit me. I'm very disappointed, and wish I could return them. I will have to settle for consigning them. Ugh.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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