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- Canvas and mesh
- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 1/4"
- Platform measures approximately 0 ]
- Dri-lex lining is non-wrinkling breathable and odor/mildew resistant
- Non-marking split sole
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Enjoy amazing flexibility and grip with the Amalgam dance sneaker from Block. Split sole. Sleek, lace-up fit. Breathable mesh panels.
Founded in Sydney, in 1932 by Jacob Bloch, Bloch is a pioneer in the technical dance market. Since its inception, the renowned footwear brand has produced handmade pointe shoes for esteemed ballet dancers worldwide. Bloch recently entered an exciting new period of innovation and fashion design with the creation of mainstream footwear, following the demands by current customers to create street-ready shoes.
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0041IXNMY
- Item model number: S0571L
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 27, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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I read a lot of reviews on this product before I decided to get it and all mentioned to get it a size and a half bigger, which was great for getting a larger size...I am a size 10 and I ordered a size 11.5 and it was a perfect fit!!!. So much so that I will be buying another type of Bloch shoes soon for other gym classes, great quality indeed.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I ZUMBA 2 to 3 times a week and have always worn my cross training shoes. While that gives me nice cushion for the higher impact dances, they do not side or spin easily. I started to notice that my knees were tired and sore after an hour of dancing and decided to pursue a pair of "dance" shoes for these classes.
I tried the ASICS Women's GEL-Rhythmic 2 SB Cross-Training Shoe. Ouch! Too tight and they did not pass my slide/spin test. I also tried RYKA Women's Influence Cross Training Shoe. Let me just say these are fabulous shoes; BUT again they did not pass my slide/spin test.
My ZUMBA instructor suggested the Bloch brand and cautioned me to order at least a size up. I just got these and did my first one hour class in the them last night. I was amazed at how really light weight and soft they are. It was like dancing in my stocking feet. Maybe this is typical of true dance shoes, it is my first venture into this type of shoe. They do not offer much support; I would not wear them for anything other than a dance type workout. I felt like the heels offered enough cushion for the higher impact moves ... and they do spin! Finally! it was just fun to dance and not worry about modifying any of the moves around my grippy soled shoes.
My dress shoe size is a 6, and I usually wear a 6.5/7 for walking and exercising shoes. I ordered these in a 7.5 and they are just right from a length standpoint. They are fairly snug, except they gap a bit around the ankle.
I am satisfied with this purchase. I will update this review if necessary after I have worn them a few more classes.
FYI: These have no arched middle (no sole at the arch). VERY short laces. DO size up. I'm a consistent women's regular (non-wide) 8, but for these, size 9 fit me like a glove.
The bad: there is very little support in the shoe. The snugness and fittedness of the toe looks great, but after a month of owning them and going to classes I developed a Morton's Neuroma, caused by shoes that do not allow the toes room to move around. And without the support, they just were quite bad for my feet. The neuroma was caught early and I am undergoing physical therapy for it, but I would not recommend these for anyone whose foot is wider. I actually do have standard width feet, but I am now buying the So Danca dance sneaker in a wide width to prevent further injury.
On non-carpet surfaces, they also work well. You can easily spin...but there's enough grip to keep you from sliding/skidding all over the place.