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Bloch Arabian Ballerina III Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

46% "Felt a full size smaller than marked"

85% "Felt true to width"

64% "No arch support"

Additional 19 Arabian Ballerina III Bloch Reviews

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May 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

I ordered this a full size larger to replace a worm out pair of Cole Haan flats and they're perfect! Very comfortable, simple, and elegant. Highly recommend.

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable and stylish in a minimalist, classic way. If you are used to wearing flats or barefoot style shoes, these are very comfy. They do run a full size small. I usually wear a 39 in European sizes, but I wear a 40 in this style. Do not let that deter you. The toe box was originally too snug, but he leather is very soft and loosened up within a day or 2. I wish Zappos sold them in other colors or textures, because I would definitely buy more!

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

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Felt true to width

 

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May 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I heeded the advice to buy a size larger and I am glad I did. At first I was worried they might be too big, but as I walked in them, they molded nicely to my feet. The first time I wore them, I got a small blister on the back of one foot. After that, the leather was like butter and it's now a second skin. I only wish they made this flat in more colors as I already have black and nude in other flats and cannot justify spending $100 on duplicate colors. Suede material is great on the feet. Simple, basic, and great with pants or a dress/skirt. Hands down, the best pair of flats I own.

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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May 4, 2013

Anonymous

from New paltz, ny

Amazing style that fits comfortably, the heel is padded and overall is a great shoe. There is a part of the shoe that helps it stay on your foot...which I love. They are stylish flats that are great to wear anytime.

Brands I'd also recommend: Madden girl

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Modesto, CA

Excellent, classy ballet flat. I was looking for a plain, quality-made flat that can stand up to my active nature but still look sleek and fashioable for work (and is made well enough to take in for repair work rather than disposing). These shoes are it! So comfortable and beautiful, makes me feel and walk like a dancer. I am a solid size 9 and size up (US 10) fit me perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Born, Keen, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full 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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April 21, 2013

Amber K

from Phoenix, AZ

These are amazing! I ordered my true shoe size and they were a bit tight at first, but since they're leather I had a feeling they'd stretch and break in. A larger size would have been too big after they broke in. And yes, these did require a bit of break in, but after that period they are amazing - they even fit my wide feet, which is always hard to do!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, WI

The leather is top notch and the shoe is very comfortable. The leather in the toe box is a little stiff, but I think it will break in with time. I usually wear a 9.5 and I ordered a 40.5, the fit is just a very little bit snug.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from San Antonio, TX

Beautiful ballet flat! Very soft and comfy inside. Unfortunately, the sizing is off. I am a solid size 9.5 (corresponding to 39.5 on Zappos), but when I received the shoes and tried them on, they were definitely a full size too small. Interestingly, on the Bloch website, size 9.5 corresponds with 40.5. So, I am returning these beautiful shoes, but ordering them again in a size up.

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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December 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Hartville,Missouri

This shoe runs small. I ordered an 8 1/2 had to return for a 9 which is perfect! Very comfortable ballet shoe, I will buy more. I cannot say enough good about Zappos they are great company to do business with. Lightening fast shipping is magical!! love you , love you, Zappos

Brands I'd also recommend: cole haan, nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 4, 2012

JuliR

from Dana Point, CA

This brand (or just this shoe?) runs extremely small. I'm typically a 9.5 (which I first ordered), then just tried the 10.5, which was still too small. Now I'm going to order an 11 and 11.5. Never in my life have I even tried on anything larger than 10; most 10's are too big. I want this color grey, which is why I keep trying.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 22, 2012

Jessica

from United States

I adore these flats! They are well worth the money. They did feel tight immediately slipping them on, but they loosened and formed to my foot. I haven't tried this yet, but wearing thick socks and hitting the shoes with the blow dryer until hot to the touch and wearing them until cool would likely solve any tightness issues if the length and width are okay. I want every color!

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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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Charleston SC

The shoe looks great, but is way too small. I normally wear a 10, I ordered a 10.5, and it's still too small. Must return.

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 narrower than marked

 

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October 23, 2012

Michelle b

 

This is a beautiful shoe. It feels like a very high-end product at an inexpensive price. They are also packaged in a pleasing manner - they would make a great gift!

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Stamford, CT

Very comfortable for a flat. This shoe has a soft, velvety inner sole with a little bit of cushion. I would definitely order a half size larger like another reviewer mentioned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 26, 2012

Melodie

from New York

These flats are extremely soft and very comfortable. The first time I tried them on, they felt a little tight around my feet. However, they'll probably stretch out after a while and be perfectly snug. I'm pretty sure if I had gotten a size up, they would've been too big. I highly recommend these!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nine West

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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September 22, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I have been wearing the Bloch Ballerinas as my daily staple for years. They balance style, quality, and comfort perfectly. They may seem like they run small, but I prefer the snug fit. I normally wear a US 7 (and my feet are narrow), and the 37 fits the best. It usually takes a couple days to break them in to my feet, and then they're fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 18, 2014

Anonymous

from menlo Park, CA

Cute shoes. Basically comfortable but wish I had gotten a half size larger. I was wearing them in the house and didn't realize there was water on the floor and it stained the natural leather soles. So if you are wearing them around the house, stay on carpet! But they are comfortable and flexible soles, just a bit thinner than I am accustomed to.

Brands I'd also recommend: French Sole

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 10, 2013

Anonymous

from illinois

I ordered these shoes in Arazzo which looked like navy on the website. I put these on and headed out and realized when I got out in the daylight that they were actually dark green. it is a nice shade of green but was not what I wanted and unfortunately I had already worn them so I couldn't return them. they are cute shoes and I think they will be comfortable after I break them in a bit. they were not as comfortable as my Bloch Fonteyns right out of the box. this brand tends to run small and I ordered 1/2 size larger than my other ballet flats. I wish they would not give shoes weird color names. I will think twice before I order a shoe with a color name that I am not sure of.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 17, 2013

CB

 

This is a nicely made shoe from a dance shoe company. Genuine soft leather and good construction. Unfortunately, my big toe curls upward, and the toe of the shoe just didn't have enough room for my foot. Also, they do run small. I am an 8 1/2 or 9 usually, and these in 9 1/2 were still a little small for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full 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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August 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

Cute and comfortable. Run a bit small -- I usually wear a 7 or 7.5 and had to exchange for an 8 in these. Wasn't sure how comfortable they'd be at first, but I wore them all day at work without a problem. Got several compliments on them. I like the rounded toe and bit higher cut -- just what I was looking for.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 7, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

Cute shoe, definitely a tight fit though! As other reviewers have mentioned, you'll need to go up at least a half size, maybe even a full size. I ended up going with Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet flat instead, which are much more comfortable and fit true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hush Puppies

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 2, 2013

Mary K

from Brooklyn, New York

Nice shoe. A little narrow around the toe box for me but overall nice shoe for the price. The back also rubbed when I first got them but I put some inserts in to help with that. A beautiful shoe but a little disappointed with the comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great. They are a little more nude than pink, but they are a perfect neutral flat. Go up a half or whole size in order for your toes to fit comfortably. And they definitely require breaking in, they're a little tough at first.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 10, 2013

Katy Y

from New York, NY

These flats don't have much support but are very comfortable once I put in insoles. They also seem to be stretching out quite a bit which adds to the comfort for now, but I am concerned that they will be falling off my feet if they keep stretching as I keep wearing them. If you are in between sizes, I would suggest ordering the larger size and not size up a full size since they will stretch out. That's why I'm giving 4 stars for comfort and overall. I have a wide toe box and narrow heels and found that this shoe is perfect for the wide toe box but is a bit wide for the rest of my foot. That said, the insoles do help to fill up the extra space. As far as style, they are an elegant, classic looking black flat. I love how simple they look. Plus, they are super lightweight. Bottom line: cute shoe that's good enough with a bit of adjustment!

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

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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July 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Marina del Rey, CA

These were cute (got them in black) and looked very classic and simple. The only thing was sizing. Everyone recommended ordering up a size as they claimed it ran small. I am a 6.5 to 7 US and ordered the 38 which is a US 7 (Zappos has the sizing wrong...check the Block website...this must be French sizing which translates to 38/7, 37.5/6.5, 37/6, etc). I found these to be too big. They completely slipped off my foot and made my feet look large. I will try a size down to see if that works. Order your normal size but make sure you don't use the translation Zappos offers. I feel these run a bit large. Overall, the quality seems good and the shoe is cute for everyday wear. It was also comfortable on the sole.

Brands I'd also recommend: Repetto

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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