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Bloch Prolite II Hybrid Reviews

46 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

85%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

2%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

76% "No arch support"

Additional 41 Prolite II Hybrid Bloch Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2011

Caroline P

 

I am a size eight and these sixes fit perfectly. Would recommend! But buy two sizes down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2010

Anonymous

from Texas

I love these shoes. Wore them all day the first day and they didn't cause a blister, and stretched nicely. A little narrow at the toe, but decided not to return for bigger size. Glad I didn't.

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 narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2008

Ellen L

from HAWAII

I liked this shoe for dancing it is flexible, made well, and comfortable. As with all Bloch products, you have to order 2-3 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size. I ordered the C width and am very pleased with the shoe being a little wider for my feet. If you normally need a little extra room, C is a good way to go. I wish the elastics were already sewn on as they are with the regular ballet slippers.

Brands I'd also recommend: all Bloch products are of very high quality

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2008

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful - These were on my door the next day. They do make my foot look beautiful. I read the reviews and went down 2.5 sizes, but my foot is narrow, and I might have done better with the 3 sizes down.

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

Felt wider than marked

 

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Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2008

Tracey H

from New Jersey

Love it - They are so comfortable, I wear a 9.5/10 I ordered an 8.5, still comfy but I could do a 9, I would recommend just going one size down. Great find!!!!

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2007

Lisa T

from New Joisey

Very happy - I use these shoes for cha cha dance class practice. They hug the foot really well; they stayed on even without the elastics sewn in yet. Even though they have no "arch support" I do feel that the shoes hug the arch very comfortably, especially with the elastics in. I only needed to go down 2 sizes rather than the recommended 3. Then again, it was a C, or wide shoe. Very comfy.

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 26, 2007

Anonymous

 

Good ballet slipper - I had to order a half size larger than I needed, but these are still very good ballet slippers, especially for those of us with narrow feet! The canvas middle helps hug your foot. Follow sizing guidelines- ordering 3 sizes smaller than street shoe size.

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

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 7, 2007

Jackie

 

Love - I love the Bloch Prolite II Hybrid. They are the only ballet shoe I will wear. Last year, I bought Capezio and ended up hating them and "losing" one. This year I bought Bloch. They’re way more comfortable and I love the canvas and leather. <3

Brands I'd also recommend: ES0150 - Balance Bloch Pointe Shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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  

March 22, 2007

Anonymous

 

Nice shoes - These shoes make my arches look fantastic. They are also extremely comfortable, but the heel feels a little loose. I needed a size 4B but they only had 4C, and they are true to size (that's why the heel is loose). The heel also felt a little thick on the bottom when I first got them but that will wear down with time. I love Bloch's jazz shoes and ballet flats. They hold up really well, feel like they were made for my feet, and don't fall apart easily. If you want them to fit like a glove, buy all your Bloch shoes 2 to 2.5 sizes smaller that your street shoes. I like this cut of ballet flats much better than the Bloch SO258L Economy Split that my old studio required. If you have a choice in shoes, it's worth paying a bit more for the Prolight II Hybrids. I just wish the elastic they come with came pre-sewn. I'm lazy.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2006

Katy

from Chicago

Get 2 - 2.5 sizes down!! I originally got 3 sizes down as recommended but these were way too small my toes were all scrunched up! I got 2.5 sizes down, a very snug fit. Order 2 sizes down for some room, 2.5 sizes down if you want your shoes to fit like a glove. A pretty shoe with low sides that flattered my square flat feet and did not slip off my narrow heels.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2005

Anonymous

from Glendale, California

Excellent ballet slipper - Very well constructed. Top notch materiels. My only complaint is the toe is too tapered for my foot. Would like it if they offered the same shoe with a more rounded toe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2005

Anonymous

from Ohio

Best ballet shoes ever! Shoes are 2 sizes smaller than my street shoes. This is my first year in split soles, and my mom wanted to try these new ones. I'm really glad we did!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2005

Kathy

from England

fabulous - I just got these yesterday. They are just what I wanted. 2 1/2 sizes smaller fit perfect. They felt fabulous and no break in period. I bought them for my combat conditioning and they are just what I needed. I can still feel the floor and develop strength in my feet without getting dirt in between my toes. I said it felt a half size larger than marked bc it said to order 3 sizes down from your street shoe size and I only went 2 1/2 down bc of an earlier review.

Brands I'd also recommend: This is my only recommedation

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2005

Kymigirl

from Los Angeles, CA

Good Shoe - These shoes fit great. I took the advice of another post and ordered 2 1/2 sizes smaller rather than just 2 sizes and they fit wonderfully. I went to my first ballet class and I thought the shoes worked great.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2005

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

Tai Chi girl - I really like this shoe for tai chi, but I have not used it for ballet. It is comfortable and really molds to the foot. One should probably order two sizes smaller, instead of three.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2005

Anonymous

from Corpus Christi, Texas

A Lovely Dance Shoe - After wearing this shoe for 4 years, it's incredibly difficult to wear another. As an advanced dancer, they are ideal for class, and extrememly soft, and supple, allowing me to 'feel the floor' which is important to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2005

Celeste

from Ridgecrest, CA

Ballet Slipper Bloch's Prolite II hybrid - I am an older lady who takes ballet class for fun and these slippers are wonderful since they are wide enough for my feet and provide the protection against my foot and the dance floor.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Capizio if they have slender feet

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

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2004

Anonymous

from Maryland

Bloch Prolite II... worth the money - This dance shoe is very comfortable for all levels of dancers. The canvas foot arch allows for better breathing and minimizes sweat from the feet. No underfoot lumps, very attractive in demi-pointe. Split soles add to more pronounced arch. Very pleased over all, however I recommend only ordering 2.5 sizes smaller from street shoe rather then 3.

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

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 23, 2008

Jenni

from Ann Arbor, MI

I normally wear a size 8.5 and I ordered a size 5.5 in these. They fit quite well, as I like a snug fit. I have been a dancer for many years and like my shoes to really hug my feet. I don’t think that these make my feet look as good as they could, though, (when my feet are pointed) and so I will only give them 4 stars. I've only worn Bloch shoes my whole life but will probably try a different brand next time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2005

Iris

from New York

Love these.. These are perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2007

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Order two sizes down from street size - The instructions say to order three sizes smaller than one's street size, but that's too small. These shoes run only two sizes smaller than street size, not three. In both shoes, the insole near the toes came loose right away, before the shoes were even broken in (before I had even sewn on the elastic). The width of the front part of the wide size felt good, but the heel was too wide. Most ballerinas do not need the heel to be wide.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2005

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Not quite what I was looking for - There is no way that this ballet slipper would have stayed on my foot without sewing in the included elastic strap. :-(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 27, 2017

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Charlotte

from Santa Cruz, CA

I was confused about the recommendation to size down. My daughter was wearing a 1.5D in the kids version of this shoe which is the largest kid size. The smallest size in the adult version is 2 and Bloch recommends sizing down. I'm glad I went ahead and ordered the shoe in size 2D. It is about 1/2 size larger than kids 1.5D. I'm thinking they mean size down from Women's, but if you are a kid wear your street size. If you have wide feet, these are the best!

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 10, 2017

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Kris

from Buffalo, NY

I'm in love! I wear size 8.5W & going by other reviews, ordered the size 6C & 6.5CThe size 6 is perfect for me (2.5 sizes smaller than street shoes). This is just-right snug for my beginning adult ballet (I was a student in my teens & returning at 50!) but not so tight as to require breaking in. As others have said, someone wanting to stretch/break in for completely form-fitting should order 3 sizes smaller than street shoe size. I probably would have even liked a 5.5, but I don't want to send these beauties back. They look & feel very high quality. Elastic were sewn in perfectly. And Zappos amazes again; I received my order in less than 24 hours.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 1, 2017

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Anonymous

from New Orleans

These ballet shoes were a purchase for my budding ballerina, age 6. They fit well. The elastic drawstring tightens effectively and is easy to tuck in without irritating the top of her foot. The elastic straps just need a little turning around after the shoe is on but once aligned properly, they comfortably keep her foot in place inside the shoe. I like that no cutting and sewing are required as the straps come attached and very well positioned crisscrossing from the middle and back of the shoe near the heal. The leather is a little thin, but soft and supple--very suitable for our purposes. The first pair held up well during the entire year or so she was able to fit them, without much evidence of wear and tear. We like them so much that we've just sized up so we're on our second pair of 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

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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