Pointe Shoe Fittings by Bloch

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

Since our founder Jacob Bloch made his first pointe shoe in 1932, Bloch has been the innovating leader in pointe shoes, which epitomise the art of ballet. Our handmade pointe shoes balance superior construction with a dancer’s comfort, and are trusted by leading ballet companies worldwide – from the Bolshoi to the Royal Ballet.

Official Pointe Shoe Partner

Official Pointe Shoe Partner

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pointe shoe fitting now

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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What to expect at your pointe shoe fitting
Step by step
Our story
An industry favourite
Pointe shoe tutorials

About your pointe shoe fitting

A first pointe shoe fitting is an unforgettable milestone in your dance journey, and our professional pointe shoe fitters are here to guide you every step of the way.

Our professional fitters

With the different styles, widths and sizes available, Bloch offers over 1000 variations of pointe shoes. Although this may seem overwhelming, our professional fitters are dedicated to help you find your perfect fit!

All Bloch staff undergo a comprehensive training program and have extensive pointe shoe knowledge and fitting experience.

As leading industry professionals, our fitters will consider all aspects of your personal shoe requirements to ensure you are fitted correctly.

What to expect at your fitting

Fittings usually last between 30 - 40 mins. Wear comfortable clothing as you will be asked to plié and rise during your fitting. It is also important for your fitter to see your bare feet at the start of your fitting, so either wear convertible tights or use the ballet socks provided in store. Ensure that your toenails are trimmed to an appropriate length to minimise discomfort when standing en pointe.

Communication with your fitter is essential in achieving the best fit possible. It is also recommended to bring your most recent pair of pointe shoes to your fitting, so that your fitter can assess the way they have worn.

Read our blog for further advice about fitting your first pair of pointe shoes.

Step by step

Your first pair of pointes in five fail-safe steps – that's why teachers and students choose Bloch.

Step One

Safety
check

Find out from your ballet teacher if you’re ready to go en pointe. You may also choose to undertake a pre-pointe assessment with a dance physiotherapist who will assess your foot strength and technique.

Step Two

Book your
ap-pointe-ment

Now you’ve got the green light, find your nearest Bloch store and book your pointe shoe fitting appointment online at bloch.com.au/pointe

Step Three

Head to
Bloch

The big day is here. Make sure you wear comfy clothing that allows you plié and rise without restriction – and don’t forget to bring your booking confirmation with you!

Step Four

Finding
your fit

One of our knowledgeable pointe shoe fitters will assess your foot shape, flexibility, strength and alignment at the barre and shortlist a range of suitable pointe shoe styles.

Step Five

Your Cinderella
moment!

Now for the fun part – you can try on each suitable style and size until you find your perfect fit! Your fitter will recommend padding options, ribbons and – if it’s your first pair – give you a certificate!

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Remember that your pointe shoe needs will constantly evolve throughout your dance journey. As you grow, your feet – and their needs – change. It’s important to get professionally re-fitted throughout your pointe shoe journey to ensure that you continue to wear the best shoe for you!

Our Story

Jacob Bloch, a shoemaker by trade, immigrated to Australia from Lithuania in 1931 during the height of The Great Depression.

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.

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.

Trusted by the industry

Leading dance companies the world over rely on Bloch to provide their dancers with a steady flow of high-quality, hand crafted pointe shoes.

Pointe Shoe Tutorials

As pointe shoes are a dancer’s tool, careful maintenance and preparation is key. Bloch pointe shoes are made in the traditional method, using natural fibres and pastes so the foot absorbs less strain through the intentional breaking down of the shoe, helping to prevent injury and minimise discomfort. Before wearing new pointe shoes, some preparation is essential and recommended.

Browse our foot accessories for foot care products, ribbons, elastic and toe caps. Read our guide for Sewing Ribbon onto Pointe Shoes, tips on pointe shoe care and FAQs.

For a full comparison of our pointe shoe range, view our Pointe Shoe Guide.

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