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Pre-sewn elastic over instep
Designed for young dance students, Bloch Dansoft Ballet Shoe is a full sole slipper with cotton lining and drawstring. Pre-sewn elastic attached over the instep offers comfort and strong grip. Leather upper makes it sturdy and flexible, while cotton lining provides superior breathability and absorbency. Full suede leather sole. Flexible leather upper. Cotton lining for high absorbency. Pre-strewn instep elastic.
5 B(M) US
S0205L PNK B Width Only
S0205L PNK B Width Only
5 B(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These ballet slippers are excellent for class. The full sole requires your foot to work harder (good for strength!) and the leather will mold to your foot shape as you continue to wear them. Mark left and right.
A note on SIZING: Many dance shoe sizes do not correspond to street shoe sizes. For these shoes, buy two sizes down from your US women's street shoe size. So if you wear size 8 shoes normally, you will need size 6 in these ballet slippers. Width: The widths are A,B,C,D,E with A being very narrow and E being very wide. I actually recommend buying these from a local store at least the first time, so you can try different widths. If that's not an option, search "shoe size width chart" and you can find a good chart. (Amazon won't let me post a link to a chart.) Also know that leather will stretch slightly after some wear.
I have tried both of these shoes for comparison, and chose Capezio Daisy.
The upper parts of the shoes are very compatible. (maybe Bloch's leather even a tad nicer and softer).
The bottom parts (suede soles, not-split) ARE different. Bloch's sole is notably shorter in length and narrower in width in the ball-area of the foot. On my foot, the front edge of the sole comes right at the point of transition between the ball of my foot and my toes, creating a VERY painful ridge to stand on (in poses that require elevation).
Capezio's sole is more generously sized, wider in the ball-area and longer overall, so the transition between the sole and the upper part of the shoe does not create any pain.
I am not a professional dancer, so take my review with a grain of salt. But for whatever it is worth.
Overall these are better quality than the Capezio Daisy slippers I returned. My ideal street shoe size is a 10 or 10.5, but I often size up to an 11 in ballet flats (not dance slippers) to accomodate my slightly wide feet. I ordered these in an 8.5C, which were the perfect length since I didn't want to have to wait for the shoes to stretch to fit. I could have gone with a B width, but the slippers fit fine with the drawstring completely tightened. Bloch's website says that a C is a medium width, but I disagree.
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