Women should start 2 - 2.5 sizes smaller than their regular street shoe size. Pointe shoes should be an exact fit to ensure the shoes are properly supportive of your foot and ankle. Your toes should feel flat and touching the end the of shoes when in a plie at the barre. Enpointe, your foot should feel supported in the box of the shoe with limited sliding. The wings of the shoe should cover and support the toe joints, and the shank should not twist on the foot. The shoe will mold to your foot with wear.
Women should go an additional half size smaller and consider one size narrower if they intend wear the pointe shoes without padding.
For styles ES0160, S0172, and S01732, women should start 1.5 - 2 sizes smaller than their regular street shoe size.
Product sizing is to be used as a guide as the actual fit may vary. If you have any concerns about product sizing please contact us prior to ordering.
The European Balance Pointe Shoes by Bloch allows you to perform with control.
The Balance European allows the dancer to feel as though they can stand en pointe all day, as the curved last and shank remain in close contact with the instep, significantly improving injury protection
Tapered box with less internal space for the toes creates a snug and secure fit
The exterior of the shoe has a more streamlined appearance without losing the width of the platform
The generous platform encourages balanced weight distribution and can reduce pressure on individual metatarsals
Diagonal side seam reduces satin creasing
The low profile of the shoe, medium side, open throat line of the vamp shape, and elastic drawstring, creates a streamlined, snug fit