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Introducing the bloch contour fitness shoes. This innovative range of barre and pilates shoes are technically advanced having multiple patents pending. These slip-on studio shoes deliver a non-slip grip to enable stability, advanced fabrics to adhere to your feet along with a reinforced heel cup to hold and support the foot and offer optimal performance. This allows stability and balance needed during barre, dance, pilates and other fitness activities.
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.
Love this design, I ordered a few styles and materials from Amazon of similar products and almost didn't order this one but I am so glad I did! It is perfect and I love the reinforced supported heel especially since I am prone to plantar fasciitis when I am in bare feet. I am noticing soreness in the balls of my feet so I found pairing these shoes with zentoes metatarsal gel pads ( https://www.amazon.com/ZenToes-Metatarsal-Cushion-Supports-Metatarsalgia/dp/B0716J6G8X/ref=asc_df_B0716J6G8X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312087935433&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1404781470524416368&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019614&hvtargid=pla-569297912288&psc=1 ) was the perfect solution for comfortable support during my long hours of teaching barre classes and rehearsing new routines. I wear a size 10 in sneakers and ordered a size 10 in these and the fit was perfect. love the leather outsole as well. highly recommend!
I ordered these for my very first barre classes as an adult. I have never had ballet lessons sadly and have always wanted to pursue this form of fitness but needed something to keep my feet protected and me stable. These are amazing in terms of comfort and grip- although I work out on wood veneer floors- they do a decent job. I do slip a little bit in certain positions like planking, but when I need to slide they’re really great. As far as sweat? Everyone does that to a degree but i can’t say it was excessive for me. In terms of barre shoes these are in my opinion the best as they hold on to your feet well and allow good range of motion along with the comfort of not slamming my heels into the floor with its heel cup which is AMAZINGLY comfortable.
If you are used to doing yoga or Barre bare foot, these will feel like combat boots. This may be a plus for people looking for foot support. The heels are very padded.
I wore these to my first barre class due to my planter's fasciitis and was so pleased. I wear 8.5 and ordered 9's which worked well. They are very soft and stretchy but firm enough to support. They look cute, too.
I teach barre and Zumba and I bought this to use in Barre class. Super comfortable. They offer some nice arch support. Very good quality. The only thing, I notice my toes get a little sweaty in them.
Work great for teaching Barre. A little slippery on the bottom and no cushion if that’s what you’re looking for.
I bought these to wear to my pilates reformer class, I love them. They are exactly what i have been looking for. The only downside , my feet do sweat a little in them.
I’m using these for Les Mills Barre class. The bottom is great for turning, I wish the pad was a little larger, to assist with balance. I don’t care for the rubber heel pad, it’s causing some “sticking”. They feel like they fit smaller than they should, but if I was to go up in size they would be too big.