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Adult "Axiom" Pointe Shoes

Style No: S0108

OUR PRICE:$70.45
RETAIL VALUE:$80.50 (Save 12%)

Bloch's "Axiom" pointe shoe is designed for beginners to professionals and features a U-shaped vamp, red board and leather board shanks and a padded heel counter. The low profile box height and pre-shaped sides provide more points of contact and the lower sides and angled seaming decreases bagginess and creasing. Available in Regular (3/4) or Hard shank.

Ribbons not included.

Content:
Upper: Satin/Man-Made; Sole: Leather

Features:
  • Tapered Toe Box
  • Long Vamp
  • Low Profile
  • Narrow Heel
  • 3/4 Shank
  • Regular/Hard Shank Strength
  • Medium Box Strength
  • Greek/Egyptian Foot Shape


Elastorib Ribbon 7/8"
1" Pink Mesh Elastic
Pale Peach Ribbon


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Suggested Fitting: Women order 2½-3 sizes smaller than street size
Available in sizes: (adult) 2.0-7.5 X,XX,XXX
(Regular shank indicates 3/4 shank)

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  • BEST PAIR OF POINTE SHOES EVER

    by: jodec1995 - 09/23/2014

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    I absolutely would recommend these shoes! I've only ever had good experiences with this type of shoe. They're fairly easy to break in but last a long time. Personally, I liked the hard shank more than the 3/4 shank because I believe it lasted slightly longer. I found that the box doesn't wear down very easily and is extremely supportive. They're only slightly uncomfortable when they're brand new (as are all pointe shoes), but other than that they're perfect. Definitely a shoe to try!

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  • Good for your first pair

    by: rarasaurous - 05/27/2014

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    These are my first pair of pointe shoes ( I know, I was the 30 year old woman being fitted for her first pair of pointe shoes!) and I love them so far. They really make me feel held up in the box and my second class in them was great. I didn't feel like I was going to go over my box or that I was going to fall off of them! Although it may have been the fact that it wasn't the first time I was en pointe that helped as well. The only thing I feel like bothers me is the shank feels lumpy at the top of the box where it connects. But I also let the owner of our school break them in and sew them for me, and had been told by a few people to not let her break them because she does it in a weird place and they die fast after that. We will see how long they hold up and I will order my second pair here and compare them. She pulled the whole sole apart and even pulled out the nails that tacked the shank together so it almost looks like the sole is separating from the shoe!!! Eek!!! But they are my firsts and I love them, and the other woman I dance with all asked which shoes I got because they make my feet look so pretty.

    Age: 30-39

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  • practice your covering up pain smile!

    by: Balletlover400 - 04/24/2013

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    I gess the title is kind of misleading; I didn't find these terribly painfull. But they were a huge hassle. I have pretty strong, archy feet and boy do they look nice in these shoes! That being said I broke them in at the wrong spot (the back edge of the box) and so now it is a pain in the rear end to do anything coming backwards. I didn't understand that I was doing that, as I was just trying to get up in them. But now I dred putting them on...I have had them for about a month and a half and they are almost dead. I gess I should say that it is more worry and pain then they are worth: when I and dancing I do not want to spend up every last drop of my brain space worrying about them.

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  • Awesome

    by: Ballet2Day - 03/08/2013

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    These shoes are so much better than my last pair! They are a very nice color, and I love the way the shank is built with the red board too. They really accentuate my arches and my legs and I feel safe dancing on them (definitely important! Lol). With these shoes and the padding I use, I can feel the floor and feel very little pain! I would have given these pointe shoes five stars out of five but they obviously don't last forever!

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  • I had these

    by: Dancerdancer - 02/15/2013

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    I had these for my first pair of pointe shoe because I have very long narrow feet with long toes. They fit me well but the box was so small it made my toes look triangular and the rest of my foot look very fat. I wear a street shoe 8.5 and my pointe shoe size is 5x.

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  • Good shoes

    by: Sophi - 11/19/2012

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    These are my first pair and so far, have been good. i have had them for a month and a half but I have practiced at least once a day for 10-40 minutes at a time. They have held up fine but I dont like the V-shaped vamp so much. Another thing is that I have very wide feet, so when I go up, it looks a little strang cuz theres a part thats looks really wide and I definitly dont like the look of that. Overall, these are really good shoes so far

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  • Great shoes, even for low to medium arch

    by: Tempie - 03/21/2012

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    These are the first paste shoes I've ever used. I started with and continued to use Gaynor Mindens for 4 years, and these are a great transition. I use a toe spacer between my 1st and second toes, and Ouch Pouch Jr toe pads. I ordered two sizes smaller than my street shoe, and got the regular shank. I've used these shoes for 2, coming up on 3 months and they're still going strong! I have sweaty feet, so I was sure I'd kill them within a few weeks. The box is still hard, and I finally have the shank super soft, to where it can bend to touch the box. I've never had pointe shoes so lightweight, running on demi pointe is easy in Axioms! My only problem was that I struggled to get over the box when I was first breaking them in, but that's because of my inexperience with paste shoes. I'll try using a little rubbing alcohol to help soften the shank through demi-pointe, and I should be golden. I'm off to paint them with Future floor wax now that they're broken in perfectly :D

    Age: 19-21

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  • by: Samantha - 11/08/2009 - Minnesota,

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    I absolutely love these shoes! I have been dancing en pointe for about 4 years now, and have tried many different brands of shoes. But these ones seem to be the ones that fit the best. I naturally have a good arch and strong ankle so I go through shoes faster than most people. The regular shank really didn't work for me considering I went through them in 4 weeks. I decided to try the Strong shank since the shoes fit so well and showcased my feet. I am really glad that I tried them because they lasted about 3 months (which is about how long pointe shoes should last if you are dancing the amount of time I am)they look beautiful and they just work right with my feet :)

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  • by: Lauren - 10/12/2009 - St. Louis, Mo,

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    The 3/4 shank makes feet look amazing!

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  • Amazing

    by: Anonymous - 10/04/2009

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    I love the Axiom! It is the best shoe I have ever used! When you first use them, yes they are a little bit uncomfortable, but then you get used to them! It comforts your arch and it isn't very noisy!

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  • Beautiful, but quite odd

    by: Natasha - 06/12/2009 - Philippines,

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    This shoe is so pretty! but it did have some flaws. My feet are narrow with long tapered toes, so I ordered a B. The fit was wonderful, but the shoe made my feet look wide and bulky, which is the weird part for me since my feet are narrow. Also, the shoe stopped me from going over my box which was also quite odd, for a moment I thought the vamp may have been too long for my toes, but then my toes are quite longer than usual, so this can't be right. I love this shoe, but I find it kinda odd.

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  • Breaks in fast and looks beautiful!

    by: Anonymous - 03/30/2009

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    I love the color of the shoe and the fact that it breaks in quickly. However, I've been wearing these for about a month and they're already quite soft, and I got the regular shank. This is my first pair, and I'd say they're good for tapered toes and people with narrow feet.

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  • by: Victoria - 02/14/2009 - San Clemente Ca,

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    I absolutely LOVE this shoe. It was my first pair and it's good for narrow feet. And it's also good for giselle feet ! So I would highly recommend this shoe!

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  • Perfect

    by: Caroline - 11/27/2008 - London, England,

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    Although I did not get my shoes from DDS I have had these for years. I have a high arch and they have a flexible shank so that I can roll through my feet. For those people who say the shoe breaks in quickly I would suggest super gluing the shank down.

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  • Did not work for me

    by: Aubrey - 11/23/2008

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    I got these shoes while dancing on pointe twice a week, and they were totally dead within three months. I have good arches and a high instep, so I would not recommend these shoes to anyone of that description. Also, they broke in wrong so that the vamp had almost a lump in it, making it really hard to releve. I don't want to discourage from these totally though, they were very comfortable and had the shape of Gaynors, making them very pretty. They just didn't work for me :(

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  • Eh. not so much

    by: Shelby - 11/21/2008 - New York,

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    I liked these when I first got them. But they prevented me from going on pointe, which is not good at all! I think the shoe is nice, but just the appearance.

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  • Awesome

    by: bullarinah12345 - 07/27/2008

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    The best shoes ever! Better than my last shoe, russian pointe :| Easy to break-in and very long lasting. My friends say it looks great with my arch :)

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  • by: Kira - 05/16/2008 - South Carolina,

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    These shoes are great. I love the narrow heel and the fact that I can get them with a wide box.

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  • by: Debbie - 04/27/2008 - San Diego, Ca,

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    The shoe is very comfortable and flattering. However, I have a very high arch and the shoes only lasted me 2 classes. The box became soft and the shank is way too soft. The platform is also narrower than what I'm used to and didn't feel as stable on them. The Serenades are definitely a stronger shoe.

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  • Pretty dang good

    by: Shannon - 03/07/2008 - Tennessee,

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    These shoes were my 3rd and 4th pair. They were very comfy and I never got a single blister. The only problem was I didn't get on the tips very well. That may just be me though. Mine also didn't last that long. I learned that some Bloch shoes are more for a beginner. So maybe your 2nd pair? What ever works for you!

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  • by: Courtney - 02/01/2008

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    This shoe is amazing! It makes my arch look gorgeous and it pops out just beautifully. I love how it feels too!

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  • Lovely!

    by: Anonymous - 12/27/2007

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    These are by far the most beautiful pointe shoes I've ever worn! They are gorgeous from every angle and are perfect for narrow, tapered feet. About the sizing - they say that you should go down three sizes. I did, but should have gone down 2 1/2 instead. I'm returning my pair so I can go up a half a size. For reference - I wear a 6C in Bloch Signature Rehearsal, and wear a 6 XX in these shoes.

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  • This pointe shoe is great!!!

    by: Viridiana - 12/06/2007 - Sonoma,ca,

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    I own a pair of Bloch Axiom pointe shoes and they are great!!! I love the fact that they give you greater flexibility of the arch and make your feet look elegant!

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  • The best shoes so far!

    by: Mal Grace - 10/02/2007

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    These shoes are wonderful! I am probably on my 7th pair or so. They form to your foot so well, and look beautiful. The only problem is that they die pretty quickly. But that's okay when they look great and feel great too.

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  • Fantastic.

    by: Rie - 08/18/2007 - Fresno,

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    Blochs tend to make my feet feel, as the stereotype goes, blocky. But these Axioms are simply fantastic. I have a decent arch; actually, my right foot is rather crummy, so I had a much easier time getting up on these on my left. However, they are an excellent training shoe. After manually breaking them in (I prefer to do this because it is much more comfortable the first time I wear them and REALLY break them in), I found that I could roll up easily on this shoe. The first time I wore them, it was for a performance; but it was fantastic. The only problem was the sizing; my foot got a bit cramped because the sizing chart is a bit off. If you've got a foot that's on the border between two sizes, get the bigger one. Also, the width is rather important, as I got an XX and really should have gotten an XXX. It's a rather narrow shoe. All in all, an excellent deal; it comes highly recommended by an extremely picky dancer. (It is not recommended, however, for people with high arches.)

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  • I think it's nice....

    by: Tasha - 06/20/2007

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    When I looked at the Bloch Axiom, it looks very flattering. I was thinking of this for my next pair . I'm still in my first pair and it's called "Bloch Sonata". My feet are very narrow, long, tapered, and my toes are long and tapered. Do you think this shoe could be great for narrow and tapered feet like mine?

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  • by: Heather - 06/02/2007 - Connecticut,

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    I was unsatisfied with these shoes. I have archy feet and the box broke away from the shank - yuck! These just didn't work for me.

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  • GREAT!

    by: Lovin Pointe - 05/16/2007

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    I have tried almost every brand of pointe shoes out there and these are the only ones I have stuck with. The one thing I did not like was how quickly they wore out. But for the price, I can buy one pair a month!

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  • by: Anonymous - 01/31/2007 - Michigan,

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    When I first wore these shoes, I thought that these were amazing because they had a beautiful look and the shank hit perfectly. I have really strong feet and high arches, so these were beginning to get wobbly on the 2nd class with them, and then they were undanceable come the 3rd class. If you have really weak feet, then these are really nice because they don't need to be broken in, but otherwise, try something else.

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  • by: Anonymous - 10/21/2006

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    These shoes are very comfortable. I've had some troubles with my achilles lately, but these shoes really help me push up and out of the arch, while not swelling up the achilles. My only complaint is that they wear out pretty quickly. Price is reasonable though.

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  • The Best I've ever worn!

    by: Kate - 10/14/2006 - Colorado,

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    These shoes fit me perfectly! They were the first pair I tried on at my last fitting and I was amazed at how beautiful they looked and how strong and comfortable they felt. They were strong through the toes and the shank was flexible enough to really show off my arch, a problem I've had with many other shoes. My instructor was also impressed at how the shoe "seemed shaped for my feet." I love these shoes, they are perfect for me. I've never enjoyed pointe as much as when I found these shoes, the right shoe really matters, and these were the right shoes for me.

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  • by: anonymous - 09/12/2006

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    I HATE these shoes. They're too square, feel awkward overall, and the strong shank is far from strong enough. The only thing I like about them is they do LOOK lovely.

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  • by: Tag - 07/27/2006

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    Axioms were pretty good for me. I have a really strong arch and they have broken down after 4 hours/ 4 classes this summer. They fit me really well though! My heel is more narrow than my toes and the gel padding in the heel is soooo nice!

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  • Great All Around Shoe

    by: Carrie - 06/26/2006 - San Francisco, Ca,

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    These are a great buy. They are relatively inexpensive, and fit (according to my dance retailer) many different types of feet. However, if you have a very high arch and tend to pop out of shoes, these shoes are not supportive enough. Axiom shoes bend at just the right place on the arch, and look elegant. I am used to Freeds, and these are a sleeker, better fitting shoe for me. I wear a 5 "no X" in Freeds, and a 4.5 XX in these, just for comparison. The fitted and supportive heel is also a nice feature. Axiom pointe shoes create a striking line, and fit (me) well. I highly recommend them!

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  • by: Tessa - 05/05/2006

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    I was fortunate to be in the test group for these new shoes. I am wearing my 6th pair and loving them. I like the way they give good arch support and create a very pretty line for my feet.

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