Bloch Balance European Strong Pointe Shoes

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The Balance European is suited for the serious student and professional. The shape closely mimics the natural contours of the foot significantly improving injury prevention for the dancer. The low profile feature of the shoe increases the amount of surface area that is in direct contact with the foot, improving weight distribution and reducing pressure on individual metatarsals. The insole shape conforms to the arch, providing a higher level of support for the ankle joint and surrounding tendons

The wide toe provides a larger balancing platform that also enhances support for the ankle transferring through to the knee and hip joints. The wide platform enhances stability and reduces lateral and medial movement when on pointe. The improved fit of the balance pointe allows the shoe to move inline with the dancer, increasing the dancers control of the shoe. The dancer can be sure the shoe will work with them, complementing their technique.

Please note this is the "strong shank" version of the Balance European. It is also available in a regular shank.

SKU: ES0160S

Available Sizes

The Balance European is available in sizes 2-8, in widths of X-XXXX.

Suggested Fit

To view the Bloch Shoes Sizing Chart click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Dave Chicoine (Scotts Valley, US)
Shoe parts were falling out

The pointe shoe has a toe cushion inside that all block shoes have and it fell out as I put my foot in the shoe and had to glue it back in.

AMY (Dublin, US)
Fits Well

Shoe fits well and the brand Bloch has been around for a long long time.

Absolutely no complaints on the fit and comfort!

Tiffany (Arlington, US)

The only pointe shoe my daughter wears. She has a wide foot and these fit her well. Ordering from dance is always quick and easy. We've had only good experiences with this website.

Nancy (Honolulu, US)
Good shoes

My daughter likes this pointe shoe and they fit her perfectly. It doesn't take her long to break them in. The price is good and shipping was fast. Im glad we joined the pointe shoe club rewards program.

Anonymous (O'Fallon, US)
Love these shoes

This is the best price I've found these shoes at, and the shipping time was nice and quick. Great service from Dance Supplies. I love these shoes. They break in easily and are flexible, so they are comfortable to dance in right off the bat. I don't have high arches, and I used to have trouble staying on pointe, but these shoes provide excellent support so that I can stay up, and they give my feet a nice line that I haven't found in other shoes. They also have foam pads in the toes for a little extra padding. :)