Bloch Dance Shoes
Awaken joy in all hearts as you find your very own poetry and rhythm in a pair of Bloch dance shoes. From its inception in 1932 by its eponymous founder Jacob Bloch who kept his promise to make better ballet shoes for a younger dancer to perfect her en pointe, the Bloch company in Australia has served professional male and female dancers through the years with exceptionally-crafted shoes that fit comfortably. Bloch's portfolio now also includes sports shoes and dance-inspired streetwear.The Need for Dance Shoes
Lighter than ordinary shoes, specialised dance shoes are designed for your comfort, and give the correct support for your feet as you practise your intricate footwork. The best kind of dance shoes move so smoothly that they feel like an extension of your legs, supporting and not hindering your movement. On the other hand, incorrect dance shoes may skid or slice easily, increasing the risk of damage to yourself, your dance partner and the dance floor.Type of Dance
Put on your perfectly streamlined Bloch ballet shoes for confidence as you attempt that en pointe. Since there are numerous types of dance forms, shoes are tailored to each discipline, such as Bloch tap shoes with their low-heel double techno tap that maximises sound, or the strappy, undercut heeled shoes for tango's bold moves.Shoe Material
Most dance shoes feature uppers of thin leather or a material that keeps your feet warm and comfortable but does not weigh them down, such as the hand-stitched satin uppers on Bloch's world-famous pointe ballet shoes. These are paired with slim and lightweight suede soles that give the right degree of traction on the dance floor.Finding the Perfect Size
How well your dance shoes fit dictate your level of comfort. Since they are supposed to fit like a glove, but without excessive pressure, measure both your feet from heels to toes and note down the exact value. Check this against the Bloch dance shoe size guide, then select the size that corresponds with your measurements for a snug, comfortable fit.