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Adult "Prolite II Hybrid" Leather Split-Sole Ballet Slippers

Style No: S0203L

OUR PRICE:$26.05
RETAIL VALUE:$31.90 (Save 18%)

The original Bloch split-sole ballet slipper combines a leather upper with a soft and flexible canvas arch insert, which will not stretch out of shape. It features an elastic drawstring, cotton lining and suede leather sock lining. Comes with pre-sewn elastics.

Content:
Upper: Leather; Sole: Leather; Lining: Cotton


Child "Prolite II Hybrid" Leather Split-Sole Ballet Slippers
Adult "Prolite II" Leather Split-Sole Ballet Slippers
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Suggested Fitting: Women order 3 sizes smaller than street size
Available in sizes: (adult) 2.0-8.0 A,B,C,D

Suggested fitting for this item:


Converting Child to Adult Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Child Street Size Adult Street Size
1.0 3.0
1.5 3.5
2.0 4.0
2.5 4.5
3.0 5.0
3.5 5.5
4.0 6.0
4.5 6.5


This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee.
Actual fitting may vary.

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  • by: nyc1 - 09/15/2015

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    I went to the discount dance store to buy my first pair of shoes and the employee who was helping me picked these out for me and I ended up buying them in a 7b. I didn't realize until after I started ballet that I should have bought a 6.5 because when I point my toes there is quite a bit of extra fabric at the front which makes it look like I'm not pointing very well. My shoes are also very squeaky, which is probably from them being too big. They've lasted me 9 months dancing 3 hours a week without any structural damage, but they've faded a bit on the toe to a weird light grey/brown. Otherwise these shoes make my arches look great and are very comfortable!

    Age: 15-18

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  • Good fit

    by: emre - 08/26/2014

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    I wear a size 7-7.5 in street shoes and have narrow feet, and the size 5A ballet slipper fits me well. I haven't danced in them yet so I can't speak to durability and comfort.

    Age: 30-39

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  • Happy Enough

    by: koolchicken - 09/01/2013

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    I bought these in store. I had wanted to try on two other brands but they carried neither and I needed something quickly so I ended up with these. They seem really nice and well made, but the limited sizes are a bummer. My feet are average width but are in between a 10 and a 10.5. The largest size these came in was an 8 (translates to a 10) and they were a bit short. They do seem to have stretched, the clerk said they would but they're still a smidge small. I just wish they had more size options, Bloch does make bigger sizes just not in these. :( Also, they don't mention it online but they say on the box Prolite ii Hybrid. Not sure why DDS fails to mention that's what style these are on the site.

    Age: 22-29

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  • runs very large

    by: dancemomheather - 08/29/2013

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    I bought these shoes because the Capezio were out of stock. My oldest daughter's shoes were a six last year, but they were a little small so she bought the six and a half. They were two sizes too big. Now I have to go through the hassle to return and order a new pair. They were a nice shoe though.

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  • Leather is as thick as my last pair -- G

    by: Rubieee - 04/28/2013

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    I have been sticking to Bloch leather ballet slippers since the day I started to learn ballet -- and they are awesome. Purchasing this pair of slippers again for the upcoming performance, I worried if the quality of leather is going downhill due to today's prevalent planned obsolescence. Very fortunately, the new pair of slippers delivered this time was exactly as the same as my last pair -- no skimping of the leather! :-)) I could survive two shoes very comfortably with confidence thanks Bloch, the company not yet gives into planned obsolescence. I hope they will keep putting us dancers first, not their profit.

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  • Sizing reco is way off

    by: 1practicalgal - 04/24/2013

    This shoe may be great once my daughter can actually wear them. The description suggests "women order 3 sizes smaller than street size" and while it warns this is a guide, it is incredibly wrong. My daughter wears a size 5.5 women's street shoe, so I order 2.5. They are at least an inch too short. I'm going to have to exchange and will try a 4.5.

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  • They used to be awesome

    by: SFFashionista - 03/29/2013

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    These used to be among the best slippers around. If you have a pair that came without the elastics attached at the heel, you are a lucky person, because you have to old (awesome) ones. The new ones with the elastic already sewn at the heel are completely different and inferior. The leather is not as high quality and the shoes are not as attractive, comfortable or flattering as they used to be. Very disappointing, there's really no reason to bother with these anymore when there are so many other (better) choices.

    Age: 40-49

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  • Nice quality but not practical or flatte

    by: balletsupremacist - 02/08/2013

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    As is to expect from all Bloch products, these shoes have great quality. Although they form well around the foot, they are made of pretty thick leather which makes them hot and sweaty quickly and therefore kind of uncomfortable. Additionally, the leather makes them extremely sticky so it's hard to perform pirouettes and turns in general with these slippers on. Unfortunately for me, they are very durable so I won't be getting rid of them in some time.

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  • Nice shoes

    by: beginner - 01/29/2013

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    These run true to size. I ordered 2.5 sizes down from street size having never tried them on and they fit perfectly. Comfortable and cute, though the color is a bit darker than I hoped it would be. The leather is thin, supple, and comfortable, but I'm not quite sure how long they will last, especially in and around the toe area. Worth it for classes

    Age: 19-21

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  • My thirteen year old loves these shoes!

    by: KayTee - 12/10/2012

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    I bought these for my daughter who takes one ballet class per week. She LOVES these shoes, especially the double strap and split sole. They also seem to be better quality than the Capezio's she had before. Definitely order 3 sizes down like it says. My daughter takes a womans size 9 street shoe and got the size 6-D ballet shoes. Her feet are not normally wide but she doesn't like a very restrictive shoe.

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  • looks good on the feet

    by: Rowr - 08/04/2012

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    Fit: Runs small

    Ive had two pairs of these and I really like the split-sole style - they make my feet look extra nice! I found these shoes to be comfortable and fit pretty well. I normally wear a 7.5-8 in street size, I ordered a 6 in these and they fit perfectly - so I would only recommend to going 1.5 to 2 sizes down. I've worn my last pair to class for about 5 months (~4 times a week) and they don't have any holes but the sole inside at the toes is starting to peel up a bit in one shoe, and they are getting really dirty.. time for a new pair!

    Age: 30-39

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  • First Split-Sole Slipper - A Great Choic

    by: Rubie - 07/08/2012

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    Fit: Runs small

    I was wearing Bloch's Dansoft for a year and a half and the shoes started to slide off when doing some jumps. Dansoft was still in a great shape and I could keep waring for another year if I didn't have this problem; but I finally decided to buy a new pair. Given Bloch is a reliable brand that produces high quality shoes, I wanted to stick with Bloch and this time wanted to step up to wearing a split-sole slipper. This slipper fits perfectly and wears very well. Now it's easier to point my toes and do releve. Same as Dansoft, I just ordered the size 2 1/2 down from my normal "sandal" size and it fits perfectly. I also got the same B-wide slipper as Dansoft, didn't have to change the width either. Highly recommended.

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  • comfortable and well-fitting ballet slip

    by: musikmaniak7625 - 06/15/2012

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    Fit: Runs small

    These are my first ballet slippers. I really like them. They are comfy and fit nice and snugly without being too tight. I really like them. I haven't had them for very long so I don't know how they will hold up, but they seem well made and durable. I really like them. 3

    Age: 15-18

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  • by: Anonymous - 02/04/2012

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    Fit: Runs small

    I love these shoes, although they were my first ballet shoes, but still, they're awesome! But, they do tend to enjoy picking up dirt and such from the studio floor, although that just might be this studio and not the shoes.

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  • by: Anonymous - 01/08/2012

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    Fit: Runs small

    These shoes will not die. I've worn them at least 3 hours a week (usually about 5) for a year and a half, with floors that tend to stick and even on cement for a bit. They don't really look pretty anymore, but are definitely holding together well enough to continue rehearsing in! If you want a shoe that lasts a long time, this is definitely the shoe to get.

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  • Love these!

    by: Alysia - 11/14/2011 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    I have had these for about 15 minutes, so I can only comment on initial impression and not longevity. Right out of the box these are most comfortable and best-looking ballet flats I have ever owned. The leather is really soft and the fit is perfect. I wear a normal-width, street shoe size 6 and got a 3-1/2A. The long-ish vamp makes my toes look long and the split sole is really comfortable. I think I used to get capezios a long time ago, and I recall the soles to be problematic. They were thick and I could feel it under my boney feet and I had trouble balancing because of it. These are hardly noticeable and feel so flat on the ground, I love it. Honestly, they fit and feel so good, that, unless there are any problems dancing in them, or with their quality or construction (don't predict that, given the other reviews), I can't see ever switching to another shoe.

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  • Beautiful shoes!

    by: Taylor - 11/13/2011 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    These shoes are the first and only slipper I've worn. It's extremely comfortable and it hugs your arch beautifully. Be careful with sizing though. I'm a 7.5 street shoe, and I like snug shoes so I got a 6. For tighter, go with 1.5 smaller, and for a looser fit, go with 1 size smaller.

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  • Beautiful shoes!

    by: Taylor - 11/13/2011 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    These shoes are the first and only slipper I've worn. It's extremely comfortable and it hugs your arch beautifully. Be careful with sizing though. I'm a 7.5 street shoe, and I like snug shoes so I got a 6. For tighter, go with 1.5 smaller, and for a looser fit, go with 1 size smaller.

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  • Very comfortable

    by: Blondie - 06/11/2011 - Virginia,

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    Fit: Runs small

    Very comfortable!! These were the best slippers I've ever had. The canvas insert hugged my arch and made even my freakishly wide toes look good. They even lasted for a long time! I bought them TWO YEARS ago, and I finally wore a hole through the toes. Very,very nice shoes. When in doubt, buy these.

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  • by: Kitty - 03/13/2010 - Charlotte,

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    Fit: Runs small

    These are incredible shoes. The elastics are so comfortable and the shoe is too. Definitely buy these.

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  • It's OK

    by: Tutucute - 12/29/2008 - Illinois,

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    Fit: Runs small

    I do like the canvas insert that hugs your arch. And with the elastic pre-sewn, it saves some time. But the sizing was just off. I ordered 3 sizes smaller just like the suggested fitting and it was almost too small. And also it was a bit too pinky for me.

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  • OK

    by: Vivian - 12/16/2008 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    Hugged arch well but the paint wore off very very quickly...good for class or rehearsals but not for a performance

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  • Great shoes!

    by: Anne - 10/18/2008 - New York,

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    Fit: Runs small

    I love these shoes because they last a long time. I started wearing Capezio slippers and they had holes in them after about a month. With these, they last me a whole 6 months and I dance A LOT!!! You should totally buy these shoes if you want a long lasting and comfortable shoe.

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  • Great Shoes

    by: Bevyn - 10/01/2008 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    These are my best pair of ballet shoes ever :) They are so comfy and I love to dance in them. The only down part of them is that they do not have a very good heel in the back. I love these shoes :)

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  • Great shoes!

    by: Sarah - 07/19/2008

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    Fit: Runs small

    I love these shoes!!! Although at first I thought they were too small, but they have molded to my feet now. I might have needed to order 2 1/2 size smaller instead of 3. But I love them!

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  • Watch your size ordering

    by: Janet - 07/17/2008 - Maui Hi,

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    Fit: Runs small

    Great shoes but do not go by the sizing chart. They say to order 3 sizes smaller but it is more like 2 or even 1 1/2.

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  • by: Linda - 10/16/2007 - Birmingham, Al,

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    Fit: Runs small

    Ordered 3 sizes smaller for my daughter as directed by the website. They are WAY too small. The shoe lacks at least an inch from going over her foot. Beautiful shoe, very soft. Now I don't know what size to order.

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  • AMAZING!

    by: Kiki - 09/19/2007 - New York City,

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    Fit: Runs small

    Very soft and extremely comfortable! I love to dance in them!

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  • Great shoes, consistent style/sizing

    by: Carrie - 05/02/2007 - Charlotte, Nc,

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    Fit: Runs small

    I have been wearing these shoes for nearly 10 years, and I still think they are wonderful. Definitely my favorite leather shoes, although I am not a huge fan of the same style in all canvas. I do love the canvas insert, though I've found that you need to sew criss-cross straps for it to really pull up in the arch. However, the sizing and style is consistent, so I always know what I am getting, a plus when ordering online. I've never had a pair that made my feet look bad.

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  • by: Janna - 03/04/2007 - North Carolina,

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    Fit: Runs small

    The Bloch split-sole ballet shoe is great because unlike most leather ballet slippers, it doesn't get tethered within your first week of use. Also, it's pretty cheap. And when teenagers' feet are growing a size practically every 6 months, it is a real help.

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  • These are soft comfortable shoes

    by: Tori2 - 08/23/2006 - Southlake,

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    Fit: Runs small

    They are very soft, comfortable, long fitting, and lasting. They let you stretch very far and the elastic can be worn for a very long time without being worn out.

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  • Great.

    by: Amelia - 08/15/2006 - Arizona,

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    Fit: Runs small

    In regards to those who talk of the inner sole detaching, I simply remove it completely when I first get my shoes. It helps me feel the floor better. They last quite a long time.

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  • GREAT

    by: Ashleigh - 08/11/2006 - Massachusetts,

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    Fit: Runs small

    I own these shoes and they are very comfortable!! The only thing is without the elastic, they do not snug to your foot at all!! (and of course the elastic is not pre-sewn!) They do come with 2 elastics to criss-cross and once you have the elastics sewn on, they fit perfectly!! I love that they have the insert of canvas!! It makes your arch look very good! The sizing chart is correct, 3 sizes smaller. Overall a great shoe!

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  • by: Beth - 08/07/2006

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    Fit: Runs small

    These are the best ballet shoes I have ever had! As a dancer for many years, I have gone through many different pairs of ballet shoes. These hold up great and have never given me any problems!

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  • Over all O.K.

    by: Lauren - 06/19/2006

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    Fit: Runs small

    I agree that these shoes are very comfortable when broken in nicely. I am an intermediate dancer, who dances 2 to 5 days a week and I've had these shoes for almost 2 years. However, I also had problems with the inner sole rolling/detaching, like the person who made an anonymous comment on 5-29-06. Also, because they only had 1 elastic they were somewhat loose near my arch, which did not make it appear very high. I give it 4 stars instead of 3 because of how long they lasted.

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  • by: Anonymous - 06/09/2006

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    Fit: Runs small

    I love these shoes. They don't take all that long to break in, they are much more durable than Capezio leather split sole, and they make my arch look better. However, I wish that they would come up a little higher on the toes.

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  • GREAT SHOE

    by: K - 05/01/2006 - California,

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    Fit: Runs small

    This is a great shoe, they are better than Sansha's. I can't begin to tell you how soft this shoe really is. The leather is soft and cushy, along with the canvas. It's a great shoe, if you like leather. The only complaint I have is that it only comes with single elastics, I prefer criss-cross.

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