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Bloch has been listening to dancers since 1932. In our 90th year, choose the heritage, quality and attention to detail that comes with Bloch.


Pointe Shoe Fitting

With over 20 different styles to choose from, book an appointment for a professional fitting with our highly trained staff and let the Bloch team help you find your perfect shoe!

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Alcyone Sneaker

Feel fully aligned from head to toe in our most advanced studio and lifestyle sneaker. Comes with a BlochSpot Spinspot to make any type of footwear into dance shoes, and any type of floor into a dancefloor!

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It all started with a promise to make the most comfortable dance shoes in the world

It was 1932 when the first Bloch ballet shoes were made in a candle-lit workshop in Paddington, Sydney.

Jacob Bloch, a shoemaker by trade, immigrated to Australia from Lithuania in 1931 during the height of The Great Depression. Two years later he had saved enough funds to bring out his wife and three children.

Jacob's love of music, theatre and dancing took him to the local ballet schools and at one of these 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, and so he did. It was 1932 when the first Bloch ballet shoes were made in a candle lit workshop in Paddington, Sydney. At that time, Paddington was a far cry from the fashionable and affluent area that it is today.

Jacob's reputation for making high-quality dance shoes spread rapidly. In the late 1930s many overseas ballet companies toured Australia, including The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Jacob made shoes for many of these visiting Russian ballerinas, including Olga Spessivtseva, Tamara Toumanova, Irina Baranova, David Lichine, Tatiana Riabouchinskaya and Helene Kirsova, all to their own specifications.

His effort was so successful that it generated the creation of a full range of dance products. Since that time the rapid growth of Bloch's reputation has established the brand as one of the most trusted within the industry.

Quite simply, Bloch's dance DNA is in every product we make. Today Bloch is fulfilling the promise made by its founder all those years ago.


Step into easy elegance

Timeless style for the modern woman – discover our range of luxury ballet flats

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