Bloch Balance Lisse Pointe Shoes
The Balance Lisse from Bloch offers a supportive and secure, streamlined fit, no matter how demanding the routine.
Designed on a curved last, a medium shank follows the natural contours of the foot, keeping the instep in contact with the shoe, providing both comfort and injury protection.
Features of Balance Lisse include:
• Very wide platform, tapered internally, that helps dancers to feel as though they could remain en pointe all day
• Curved last follows the natural contours of the foot
• The contoured heel has been expertly sculpted to reduce bagginess; achieving a beautiful, seamless line every time
• Reinforced satin remains smooth and strong through vigorous pointe work
• Enables you to create beautiful, seamless lines on stage and fulfil your full potential en pointe
• This reinforced material is also stronger and longer lasting, helping to reduce wrinkles and provide an overall smoother look
• A sleek, contoured heel that gives a lower profile to the foot, together with overall reduction in appearance on the heel
• A thin, soft and flexible sponge has been incorporated into the heel of the shoe, to effectively maintain the natural shape of the heel
• Full sole
• Low profile
• Medium sides
• U-shaped open throat line
The Bloch Balance Lisse Pointe Shoes are available in sizes 3-8, in widths of X-XXXX.
Great pointe shoes. My daughter loves them.
I have always struggled to get the perfect shoe. This finally was it! I have never been able to find a shoe that stays on my heel without elastic and ribbon and breaking in and still occasionally would have a heel pop off.
Not good to have shoe come off in performances. Thankfully never on stage-yet and hopefully never.
I don’t have the most bendy feet, but I am a professional and I read the comment after browsing for what other dancers think.
Yes some pros want a hardish shank. Not many. They want support in just the right area and will 3/4 or even 1/2 shank it.
We have to be strong enough to dance in dead shoes so this is definitely not “for beginners” but I can see it would be a good shoe to build strength in a beginner.
Most pros who dance with contracts and are well known have different softness of shoes for different performances. I need an almost dead shoe for modern ballet. I can’t go on stage in a shoe that is propping me up and like a brick. That’s what most students want at first especially if they have weak but beautiful and flexible feet. They need a hard shank but most dancers really like a hard box and wing and good roll through but soft shank for their shoes. Have you ever seen Natalia Osipova? Now a very tall dancer with hypertension like CRAZY and close to 6 feet tall yes she needs a strong shank for her amazing feet. But the majority of us have feet that look good because we get the shoe that flatters the foot and alter it or get it customized and special ordered through our shoe room
Disappointed that these are so soft. I think they are more suited for students rather than professionals.