Aspiration pointe shoe provides stability and support with a wide box and strong shank.
The Aspiration is designed for the advanced student dancer with highly flexible insteps and ankles. It is designed to give the dancer when 'en pointe' the feeling of being elevated up out of the shoe and held away from the floor.
The shank has an extra board shortened under the metatarsal which provides stability and support however this extra strength in the shank does not extend to the heel. This allows the foot to arch at the ¾ point with the heel being able to bend away from the foot.
The platform is both high and wide to allow maximum balance when 'en pointe'.
The Bloch Amelie Pointe Shoe is an excellent choice for beginner to intermediate pointe students. Amelie features a tapered box and wide toe platform that assists with balance on pointe, and is designed with gently curved sides that help position the foot into correct alignment.
The shank is of medium strength, graded to allow the dancer to roll up onto pointe more easily. Amelie also features a longer vamp, medium profile, and medium box.
The Eurostretch is one of Bloch's new and exciting range of pointe shoes featuring groundbreaking innovation in a category virtually unchanged in over 120 years. With the latest stretch materials, these features combine to allow ultimate articulation of the foot and unparallelled connection between foot and shoe. One seamless, flawless line is now a reality.
Patented European Balance-type last combine the ultimate in support and function.
Unique Stretch satin adheres to the foot like a second skin
Split sole design allows maximum stretch at the arch as the dancer moves from flat to pointe; never compromising the streamlined fit against the foot
A firmer pasting method called "A Paste," has been incorporated to withstand conditions of heat and humidity
High and wide platform encourages easy weight distribution while en pointe
Low profile with elastic draw cord
Leather grip at heel to ensure non-slip off fit
Cotton insert designed for easy ribbon and elastic stitching
Offering all the wonderful attributes of the Serenade with a stronger shank, the Serenade Strong is designed with extra support to control the foot laterally, offering a narrow, snug fit at the heel.
The design of the shank under the metatarsal assists in holding the foot back in the shoe consequently the foot is well supported.
The platform is an oblong shape with less height in the box, which helps to give lateral support when 'en pointe'. The wide platform of the Serenade can help support a dancer that is inclined to sickle or fall off pointe sideways.
The Serenade is available in standard and strong shank which makes it ideal for class and performance
The European Balance has a curved last that follows the natural contours of the foot, providing comfort and injury protection.
The Balance European allows the dancer to feel like they can stand 'en pointe' all day because the curved last and the shank remain in close contact with the instep significantly improving injury protection.
Tapered box with less internal space for the toes which 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.
The European Balance has a diagonal side seam which reduces satin creasing.
The low profile of the shoe, open throat line of the vamp shape, and the elastic drawstring, creates a streamlined, snug fit.
The Heritage is inspired by Russian heritage with low V-vamp design that lengthens the aesthetic line of the foot.
The shank is designed to be flexible, supportive 'en pointe' and durable which makes it an ideal shoe for both rehearsal and performance. The medium strength shank promotes foot articulation and can help the dancer achieve demi pointe.
The flat pleating under the box creates a smooth surface and greater stability when running, walking or standing flat.
The cupped heel shape incorporates a heel counter. This provides the dancer with a feeling of security and assists in maintaining the shape of the shoe in both the standing and 'en pointe' positions.
Inside the box at the platform is a soft sponge cushion insert which gives extra comfort and protection when standing 'en pointe' and acts as a shock absorber.
Bloch's "Amelie" pointe shoe features gently curved sides on the box that encourage the foot into the correct alignment. The shanks are graded in strength to allow the dancer to roll up onto pointe with ease.
The Amelie Soft is an introductory pointe shoe for dancers new to pointe work