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Adult "Elastosplit X" Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes

Style No: ES0251L
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Bloch's "Elastosplit X" features a canvas upper and elastic attachments that contour the natural lines of the foot. The symmetrical design provides support and security. Neoprene inserts allow room for the metatarsal joints when going through demi-pointe. The shoe molds to the sole of the foot, hugging the arch, and enhancing line of the foot. Criss-cross elastics attached at heel.

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

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

Suggested Fitting: Women order 2-3 sizes smaller than street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 2.0-8.5 B,C,D
Converting Girls to Womens Sizes
First increase the child street shoe size by two. Then follow the suggested fitting for the adult shoe you are purchasing.
Girls Street Size Womens 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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  • Anonymous   10/31/2018
    Vinton,VA

    5 star rating

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!

    I love these shoes, I personally bought 1.5 size smaller than street size and fits perfectly. This is a great deal for the quality, look and price

    Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ruraldweller   11/28/2015

    2 star rating

    BAGGY SHOES AND SHIPPING, SHIPPING

    I am SO done ordering shoes from DDS. My 11 year old daughter wears a womans 7.5 street shoe, with collapsed arches and severe pronation. In other words, she has a wide foot. We ordered an 8 and she was swimming in it. By the time I return these ballet flats and jazz shoes, reorder 4 more pair, ( I always order 2 of ballet and two of jazz to try and mitigate the SHIPPING ) because the sizing is always all over the map. I will have spent enough in shipping to have paid for two pair of shoes. Where is the discount? Perhaps if you live in a large community and there are dance supply stores available to try shoes on, DDS would be the way to go.

    Age: 40-49    

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  • LittleMissBallerina1501   03/02/2014

    4 star rating

    SHOES THAT ENHANCE ARCHES BUT LACK DURAB

    Beautiful shoes. However, my most recent pair looked TERRIBLE after 7 months of dancing about 10 hours a week, so if you want super durable shoes, you're at the wrong webpage. But the benefits outweigh the costs - I'm buying more ;)

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • BalletMama33   09/13/2013

    4 star rating

    VERY COMFY, NT DURABLE

    I LOVE the comfort of these shoes! I take class and teach in them about 5 hours per week. However their durability is lacking. I wore big holes in them in less than one dance season. I will definitely be ordering the leather version of these to extend durability but the style is foot appealing and comfortable! I wear a size 9.5 in street and the 7.5 fits me great. I would recommend getting fitted before buying online! Happy dancing!

    Age: 30-39     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 2 star rating    

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  • Pippen   05/15/2013

    2 star rating

    VERY DISAPPOINTED

    I have been admiring these shoes for so long and finally got a pair when my old ballet slippers were beyond repair. When they came in the mail, I couldn't wait to wear them for dance that day. I hurried to put my tights on so I could see how they would feel while dancing. I opened the package and was very disappointed. I didn't like them at all. The color was too light. The picture made them seem darker than they truly are. I put them on with my tights and they were at least 3 shades lighter than my tights. I didn't like that at all. I wear a 6.5 street shoe so my feet are on the smaller side, but these shoes made my feet look microscopic. They look really pretty in the picture, but I guess the model had larger feet. I ordered a 4B (which my other slippers were and they were the same brand) and they were too large. These shoes might be for someone else, but they aren't for me.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Xazzie   03/23/2013

    4 star rating

    FINALLY SOME UNIQUE BALLET SHOES

    I'm very particular about line and fit, which is precisely why I chose these. Overall, I would definitely recommend them over most of the technique shoe options out there. But I had to modify these to make them right for me. The Elastosplit sole (or lack of it) is well cut and adheres to the arch of my foot. But what is not great is that the vamp of these shoes is extremely high. This is what I modified. I put on my Elastosplits, marked a point about 1.5 inches below the existing vamp, drew a V-shaped line from the elastic attachment to the mark, and then cut along the V with scissors. The result is an elegant V-shaped vamp that is much lower and more attractive. Combined with the cutout sole, these shoes now look great. and I've noticed no issues with regard to fit or performance. The only issue I'd say is that the heel feels a bit too roomy. But that may be a sizing issue moreso than a cut issue. So I'd highly recommend these for making a better line, highlighting the arch, and giving an experienced dancer more ability to feel the floor. But I'd also recommend taking some scissors and making these even better.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • dance4love   01/02/2013

    4 star rating

    COMFORTABLE NOT DURABLE

    these shoes are really comfortable! i have had a pair for a year , dancing about five -six ours a week and about halfway through they developed rather large holes and i patched them up however now they are a little small now. They hug my arch well and i put them through the washing machine and only the neoprene triangle wore out. i would definetly reccomend getting the leather ones wich i will:) oh and doing leg mounts and stuff like that doesnt work, the heel just comes of.

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • PasDeChatNY   10/22/2012

    2 star rating

    I bought them thinking that they would hug my arches a little better. The result was mediocre. As the weather got colder, they started to feel increasingly uncomfortable when my feet were on the floor. Plus I had an accident during pirouette. I'm not sure if it was the slippers or the floor, but I was spun out of the front of my slipper, which was a unique result from the elastic attachments. That really scared me. I'm going back to traditional slippers.

    Age: 22-29     Comfort: 2 star rating     Durability: 2 star rating    

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  • dancer111   08/25/2012

    5 star rating

    COMFTY AND BREATHABLE

    I usually have a street shoe size of either 6.5 or 7 and I ordered a 5 and they fit like a doll! There is the little bit of baggage in the toe area but if someone has straight across toes I am sure this problem would not exist. They are really soft and comfortable and they really make the arch look beautiful! I really hate wearing shoes to dance in because I am more of a modern dancer and these are a perfect alternative so my feet don't stick in ballet! LOVE THESE

    Age: 22-29     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • sophiebun   08/12/2012

    4 star rating

    VERY COMPHY, FIT MY FOOT AS IT GROWS :)

    I had lost my ballet shoes before class one day and the teacher told me to go to the lost and found to get some. I have pretty big feet i wear a 9.5 right now and i tend to grow out of my shoes very fast. So i went to the lost and found and saw hese shoes and put them on and they fit perfectly. I'm very picky about ballet shoes as well. Most of the ballet shoes i have tried on have this awkward gap eaither in the heel or the arch and these don't. They fit my for a long time too plus they are flatering and comphy! The only downside for me is the canvis does wear out pretty fast where you big toe is but i wear mine about 4 hours a week and i teach in them. These are the only ballet shoes i have bout for 6-7 years now:)

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Reba   06/23/2012

    4 star rating

    GREAT FOR HIGHLY ARCHED FEET

    My daughter has very, VERY arched feet. These shoes are her favorite for ballet. They feel great and look great. Only thing is the canvas doesn't last as long as we'd like - she has just got a hole in a pair I bought in March, on the sole right beside the leather patch. But she does dance in them a LOT, and she teaches a primary ballet class at our church in a room with low, flat berber carpet, and also rehearses on that carpet sometimes as well, which probably wears them out faster than regular smooth floors. Also, I must say that the picture, if you use the zoom, is not accurate for the fabric. It appears in the zoom to be very thick and coarse, but it is actually just regular canvas like most ballet slippers.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • OldKitri   06/18/2012

    4 star rating

    WISH I ORDERED A SIZE SMALLER

    im a size 7.5 to 8 streetsize. i ordered a 5.5D. wish i ordered a size smaller and in a C. but still, they look great on my feet. ill try to make a way to make it a bit smaller by adjusting the garter (hope i dont ruin them in the process). it takes a bit of getting used to. but then again, whats not to love about it? it shows off my arch really well. im happy with it. i would suggest though to have yourself fitted in the store first before ordering them online. now i know... :)

    Age: 30-39     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/08/2012

    4 star rating

    When I first got these they were a little tight and pinched, but as I wore them more and more they stretched out and formed to my foot. I love them now that they fit, and they have been very durable! I've had the same pair for two years now and they have not ripped or even shown signs of tearing. Very good shoes that I would recommend to anyone.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Alex   07/14/2010

    5 star rating

    ORDER IN SMALLER

    I ordered a pair of these shoes in the size that the fitting chart said I would be. I could tell by just looking at them they would be way to big, and they were. Order in smaller than what they say.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Melissa   03/11/2010
    Los Angeles, Ca,

    4 star rating

    LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP

    I went to get fitted for a new pair of slippers when my also new Sansha Pro slippers were causing me extreme pain and making it impossible to balance. I tried these on out of sheer curiosity and I loved them. They made my arch look amazing (it's moderate to slightly high) and I loved the barefoot feeling they gave me. However, I wore them around my carpeted house to break them in before class and they ended up stretching too much so they ended up being big. Luckily (for me), I noticed they are also defective or maybe just poorly made and the inside lining was already coming apart. It is just glued in and not sewn in, so it might be an overall design flaw. I'm sad they ended up not working, but when I went to get fitted for yet another pair of slippers, I discovered Grishko's Model 1 slipper and they are amazing, so I will not be giving these slippers another try until they change the lining. Besides the lining they are absolutely phenomenal!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Stormy   02/03/2010

    5 star rating

    I LOVE these shoes. They are sooooo comfortable and make your arch look really pretty. Got lots of compliments. They are also easy to point in. A really good choice :)

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Shortneyb   12/10/2009
    North Richland Hills, Tx,

    5 star rating

    BEST SHOES EVER!

    I can't believe the amount of mobility these shoes provide! Not to mention the way they make your feet look! AMAZING! They hug your feet and the best part is there is NO bunching under the toes! LOVE LOVE LOVE! They take a bit to get used to since they're shaped like no other ballet slipper... but you will never turn back to the alternative after you have worn these!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Charlotte   11/15/2009
    A2, Mi,

    5 star rating

    AMAZING, BUT I MADE A MISTAKE....

    Even though I can't wear these shoes anymore, I give them a 5. In Bloch, I usually wear 5.5 B (that's how I was fitted for the leather Prolite's in a local dance shop), and I was about to go to my summer intensive with no shoes to wear after my leather ones wore down. I bought these in 5.5 B, and when I got them, I thought they fit perfectly...AND THEY SHOWED OFF MY FEET! It was incredible. It was a major change from standard leather slippers--these were a million times better. I have flat feet (not kidding you) and these actually make my tendu and pointe look nice. Couldn't believe it. People were also all over my shoes! They thought they were "sooo cool". I agree. They're awesome. Unfortunately, at my SI, I could NOT turn in these. I suck at turning as it is, but I couldn't figure out why these wouldn't work. It's because these shoes are too small for me :(. The elastic that connects the pieces together get stretched too taut on releve and makes it difficult for the bottom portion to move with the heel section. Boo. However, when I bought another Bloch shoe (Pro Elastic), I ordered up a size to 6B and it was great. Those fit like a glove. When I wear those out, I'm buying these again in a 6B, or even a 6.5. I can't wear these shoes for ballet, but I keep them in my bag because they're nice for rehearsals. Bottom line, these shoes are GREAT for flat feet like mine--they also look really professional because they never bunch up! To be safe, I'd order a size up. I'm an 8.5 narrow street size.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sophia   08/07/2009
    Los Angeles,

    5 star rating

    LOVVVE THESE SLIPPERS!

    I am a street shoe size 7/7.5 and these in 4.5 fit me perfectly. They make our arch look beautiful and mold to your feet for ease of movement.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Kate   05/27/2009
    Chicago,

    5 star rating

    MAGIC SHOE

    This is my favorite shoe ever. I can do 7 or 8 turns in them. All my friends call them my "Magic Shoes".

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   04/01/2009
    North Carolina,

    4 star rating

    OKAY...

    I got these about a year ago. They are holding up really well. My arch is very strong so they look great on my feet. They feel great and fit well my only trouble is turning. I have problems doing pirouettes and promenades. The toe gets stuck and twists around. I thought leather might be better but I have a friend who has the leather pair and they don't hold their form and they don't flatter her foot. Other than that, I love this shoe.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sara K   03/12/2009
    Titusville, Fl,

    4 star rating

    Great shoe, very comfortable for open floor and barre work. Definitely order two to three sizes smaller than a street shoe. Has a tendency to slide off the ball of your foot if too big during barre exercises (tendue, frappe, pique, etc). Great durability!!!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Samantha   02/25/2009
    Georgia,

    4 star rating

    A MATTER OF PERSONAL PREFERENCE

    One of my friends dances in these shoes and absolutely loves them! She often raved about how free they made her feet feel when she danced, so when it came time to purchase new ballet slippers, I decided to give them a try. I'm sure that they are the perfect shoe for someone(therefore I will not give them a low rating), but I did not feel comfortable in them. They hugged my arch too tightly and the open sole felt strange and uncomfortable to me. Please don't let this review discourage you from trying them though. It's really a matter of personal preference. You may find that you like them!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Hannah   09/18/2008
    Conway, Ar,

    5 star rating

    Love, LOVE these shoes! I've been dancing since I was 2, and never had the best arches. Years of dance and pointe, and my feet look better than ever in these. Def. my new fave ballet slippers!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Amy   06/16/2008
    Illinois,

    5 star rating

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    I love these ballet slippers and so many other dancers ask where I got them. They are comfortable and versatile.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ballerina   05/20/2008

    5 star rating

    GREAT!!!

    I love these shoes! They are very comfortable and they hold up very well. I've got canvas and leather and I love both of them. These are great shoes...now I only buy Elastosplits!!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Natalie   05/09/2008
    Alexandria, Va,

    5 star rating

    AMAZING.

    I will never wear another slipper other than these ever again! They are the most comfortable ballet shoe I have ever had. Simply awesome.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Amy   02/11/2008

    4 star rating

    I love these shoes!!! While you were dancing, they kept your feet from sweating too much because it allowed some air flow. They also made your feet look very pretty and pointed. The stretch of the elastics in between the parts made them easy to get on and allowed movement during practice. They don't look very good on stage with body tights showing on the bottom but for practice, they were really great. They took a long time to wear out. I danced in them 3 days a week for a year!!!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • HayDances   09/10/2007

    5 star rating

    FABULOUS!

    I'm a teacher and I saw these first in the leather on some of my students. I loved the look but I'm not a fan of leather ballet shoes (they remind me of kindergarten ballet). These, in the canvas, were perfect! Also, I'm a 6.5 street shoes and I got the 3.5C. They fit perfectly!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   06/22/2007

    5 star rating

    WONDERFUL

    I have high arches and I love this shoe. I love dancing around barefoot because it makes me feel uninhibited and wearing this shoe gives me that same feeling. It's comfortable, it really shows off my pretty feet, and it looks classy. I have it in both canvas and leather. I suggest going to try them on at a dance store to get your size, and then purchasing them here. I wear a street size 7 and I wear these in 4B (leather) & 4.5 B (canvas).

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   06/15/2007

    5 star rating

    LOVE THEM!!!

    I love these shoes. My studio requires that we use these. This shoe really shows off your arch. But it can take some getting used to. I find that these shoes do not stick to the floor as much as regular shoes. I use both these and regular shoes, and I can hardly tell the difference now. Great buy!!!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Stacey   06/04/2007
    Flagstaff Az,

    4 star rating

    GREAT

    I got these because they looked comfy and they are! The only problem is that I thought they were leather when I bought them. The picture looks like they are leather, and the description didn't say what they were made of at the time when I bought them. Another thing is that, I wish I had gotten the C width instead of B, because they are just a little snug around the ball of my foot; but I'm sure they will stretch out a little.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • India   05/18/2007
    San Clemente,

    5 star rating

    I love these shoes, they are sooo comfortable. They give you more room for your arch, they don't hold you back at all, and the good thing is, they don't slip off your heel. When I first got these shoes, I thought they would slip off my heel but they don't. So overall, I think that these shoes are so cool.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • K   05/13/2007
    California,

    5 star rating

    GREAT!

    I don't have them, but a lot of my friends have them. I've tried them on, they are very comfortable, and they breathe! I can't wait to get them!

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Mismah     03/04/2017
    Lockport-ny    

    Neoprene insert

    What is the neoprene insert? Is that something in the bottom of the shoe?

    Hello! Thank you for contacting us. The inserts are inside of the shoes.
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  • Meg     02/07/2017
    Janesville-wi     Age: 19 to 21    

    What does the B,C,D mean in the sizing?

    Hello! Thank you for contacting us. These are the widths the shoes are offered in. They start from the narrowest to widest. Narrow(B),medium(c) and wide(D).
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  • Dancer421198     03/01/2014
    Age: 17 or under    

    Durability

    I currently have Bloch pro elastic, and they've lasted less than a year and have holes forming in the toes. I read a lot of reviews on durability being not so good, which do you think holds up to wear better.

    The pro elastic, and the elastosplit are very comparable. They are both a more economical shoe, I would recommend trying the Proflex, or switching to a leather shoe which will be more durable and last longer.
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  • loveToDance     09/22/2012

    What does the B,C,D mean in size? I can't find information on this.

    The B, C and D is the width of the shoe, B being narrow,C being medium and D being the widest width.
    - DDS Customer Service (09/24/2012)

    thisis the width as with any other ballet shoe:) - Dance4love (01/03/2013)

    They're the width of the shoe! (B is narrow; C is in the middle; D is wide) - Danceislife97 (01/13/2013)

    This refers to the width of your foot. Narrow is B, Average is C, Wide is D. Hope this helps! - Balletmama33 (09/13/2013)

    The letters B, C, D and sometimes E are the various widths Bloch shoes can come in. As the letters advance in the alphabet, the width, or platform of the shoe increases. B - Narrow C - Average D - Wide E - Extra Wide If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Customer Support for assistance.
    - DDS Customer Service (06/01/2015)

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