Black Arise Leather Ballet Shoe


The Bloch Arise is a classic introductory ballet flat with a full sole. An ideal student ballet shoe with a full sole and elastic already attached over the instep.

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  • It has a strong yet flexible leather upper and a cotton lining
  • Pre Sewn elastic strap
  • Elastic drawstring to adjust shoe to hug the foot
  • Leather Upper; Suede Sole
  • B – Narrow, C – Average Fitting

About Bloch

It all started with a promise …

… to make the most comfortable dance shoe in the world.

Jacob Bloch, a shoemaker by trade, emigrated to Australia from Eastern Europe in 1930 during the height of the Great Depression.

Three Years later he saved just enough funds to pay for his wife and three children to join him.

Jacob’s of music and dancing brought him to the local ballet schools, he noticed a young dancer struggling to stay en pointe. Jacob promised he would make her a better pair of pointe shoes to dance in, so he did.

BLOCH ballet shoes were first made in a candlelit workshop in 1932 in Paddington, Sydney. Jacob’s reputation for making high-quality dance footwear spread rapidly.

By the late 1930s overseas ballet companies toured Australia, including The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Jacob created custom-made shoes for many dancers in those companies, including Russian ballet dancers like Olga Spessivtseva, Tamara Toumanova, Irina Baranova, David Lichine, Tatiana Riabouchinska and Danish ballerina Helene Kirsova.

Jacob’s shoes became so well-known and sought after, that it sparked the creation of a full range of dance footwear and dance fashion products.

The brand grew rapidly and over time became the BLOCH we know and love.

Available at Dancers Box.

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