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BLOCH

Adult 'Serenade' Pointe Shoes

Style No: S0131
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"Serenade" by Bloch offers a square, wide toe platform which is excellent for balance on pointe. It also provides superior lateral balance for the supporting foot when standing flat. Available in two shanks, Regular and Hard. Please specify when ordering.

Ribbons not included.

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

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

Features:
  • Wide Tapered Box
  • Long Vamp
  • Medium Profile
  • Narrow Heel
  • Medium/Hard Shank Strength
  • Moderate Box Strength
  • Square Foot Shape



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Suggested Fitting: Women order 3 sizes smaller than street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 2.0-7.5 B,C,D,E

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

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  • argmentumandarum   12/27/2020
    Birmingham,AL

    4 star rating

    MY FEET WERE TOO STRONG FOR THESE

    And I have weak feet, haha! But the shoes were beautiful while they lasted! Would be great for a beginner for sure, the toe area has a lot of room and the platform is easy to turn on.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 2 star rating    

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  • MRP   01/22/2017

    5 star rating

    I used to wear Grishko 2007, then went to Grishko Nova because they were the only shoes that fit my small, narrow feet but I could never get all the way over even with the Medium shank. I have strong ankles but the plastic in the shank did not allow me to move enough. I was recommended Bloch Serenade by a store owner in LA and I have been loving these shoes ever since. The hard shank is strong enough to make these shoes last a while, give and take a little jet glue, but also allow me to get all the way over. For pointe shoes, they are pretty comfortable and have a pretty satin sheen. They look great on my narrow feet and are the best 8th pair of pointe shoes yet! Highly recommend them.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • livichow   11/23/2014

    5 star rating

    These were my first pair of pointe shoes that i got when i was 9. They lasted a year without dying but I was like 40-50 pounds and i was dancing 1-2 times a week and i only replaced them because they got really ugly and ripped. They looked and fit great. I dont have a very high arch or a very flexible ankle like most dancers but even i could go on my box with these. I use Grishko Miracles (not sold on DDS) now and i love them even more. I would recommend the Serenades for beginners because they have a larger box and are easier to balance on. Most Grishko shoes have a pretty small box compared to other pointe shoes. These Bloch Serenades are great and i would recommend them BUT I do not recommend buying ANY pointe shoes online especially if it is a new style you want to try or a handmade shoe. If you want to try these out, go to a real life dance store that sells them and you can test them out before spending $50+ on pointe shoes that may not fit you.

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  • dancer4life2020   09/19/2014

    1 star rating

    COMPLETE DISLIKE

    so when i got them in the mail they were like 1-2 sizes smaller than i really wanted and i have wide feet in the front and narrow feet in the back so usually i like the elastic band to tighten around my foot and so it feels really nice and doesn't feel tight in the front and loose in the back instead they have kinda like a yarn but stronger and i have wide feet like i said earlier and the gave me a regular so it did not fit my foot at all.I recommend u get one of theses they feel really good.

    Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • ballerina14   07/08/2014

    4 star rating

    PRETTY GOOD POINTE SHOES

    I got these pointe shoes pretty recently. They're a bit harder than some of my other pointe shoes, but they will probably last a good amount of time if I jet glue them. They show my arches well and support my feet.

    Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Abbs   06/28/2014

    5 star rating

    COMFORATBLE, STRONG, AND LOOK GREAT

    These pointe shoes work out fantastic for me. I have previously used Russian Pointe's, but they became way to soft of a shank for my foot. So, I ordered the regular shank serenades at first--they did great. However, they only lasted me about two-three weeks. So, I switched to the hard shank, and let me tell you, it's an amazing pointe shoe for younger girls with stronger arches. Once broken in, they are incredibly comfortable and look fabulous; I'm on my fifth pair! Definitely my favorite shoe so far.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • ballet4life101   03/21/2014

    2 star rating

    NT VERY GOOD

    I have a strong foot and very high arch. When i first got them they had a soft spot where the box attaches to the shank. Then, in less than 3 hours dancing with them one of my shanks snapped.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Erynn   02/02/2014

    5 star rating

    BEST SHOES I'VE TRIED

    I have been on several different shoes before and these are my all time favorite and I keep going back to them! the only thing is that sometimes the shank will tend to come out a bit. so what I do is I will jet the box and outer shank just to ensure them. I just love the comfort they give while im dancing!

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Kathrynbeth   11/10/2013

    5 star rating

    POINTE SHOES FOR MY DAUGHTER.

    These pointe shoes were for my daughter, so I can not attest to their comfort. They do seem to be durable and she doesn't seem to break the boxes or shanks as quickly as she does with other brands and styles.

    Age: 40-49     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • ClaireRuth   10/30/2013

    5 star rating

    GREAT SHOES

    I bought these because "The Pointe Book" said these were a good shoe for people with archy flexible feet and hyperextended legs which I have. Once these bad boys are broken in they work great! They have a tapered box look but its a wide platform which I can only dance with. The only problem is I wish it had an elastic draw string! My poor achilles! Im stuck between a rock and a hard place between these and the euro balance.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Alicia715   10/24/2013

    4 star rating

    I haven't worn these in class yet, but so far they are a great fit. I wear a 5 1/2 E with a regular shank. (I typically wear a 9/9.5 in street shoes, regular width) I have tapered toes and a wide forefoot and average heel. I wear pink gel Leo toe pads in the shoes. The box is very hard compared to other pointe shoes I've owned, but it will hopefully last longer. The platform is very stable, although I would not consider it a large/wide platform. The shoes is also a lovely shade of pink.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • MadAlice   09/18/2013

    4 star rating

    BLOCH SERENADE

    I've used this particular type of pointe shoe since I was 13 and I am now 21. I keep buying them because they tend to last longer then other shoes that I have tried. I get the strongest shank because I tend to go through regular shanks pretty quickly. I have pretty wide feet so I have to really squish the box and I'm between a 4 and a 4.5 so the shoes can be really painful. I've been using moleskin and ouch pouches to help. Aside from being painful these shoes are pretty good.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • LittleRedShoes   08/04/2013

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR WIDE FEET

    I have very wide feet and I wear these shoes in a width E. I have pretty short even length toes and high arches and these shoes work very nicely with my feet. These shoes are really great for balancing. These shoes don't last too long, that's why I jet glue them. I would recommend to try these shoes if you have similar feet as I do because these are great shoes, but I don't feel right recommending this to everyone because everyone has their own unique feet. I wear size 7.5 usually and I bought this in a 5 but next time I am getting it a half size smaller. Overall this is an amazing shoe for me!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Gabby84   06/17/2013

    5 star rating

    I have ordered these shoes again after getting back onto pointe over the past couple of years (after 10+ off). I had these shoes when I was younger and have always been pleased. Easy to break in, and their various widths accommodate wide feet (I wear width C and have bunions and they are much more comfortable than other brands and styles). The box provides great support. Great shoes for beginner or professional.

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

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  • hilary   03/26/2013

    5 star rating

    WORTH THE PRICE.

    These are excellent shoes for all levels of experience. I always wear these shoes. The shanks are very hard and stiff. These shoes take a while to break in but once you do they are wonderful. The sizing chart is very accurate. I wear a street shoe size 10 regular width. In these pointe shoes I wear a 7and 1/2 C. I order them a half size larger than what I need because I like to use lots of padding.

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

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  • Wintermaxparis   12/07/2012

    5 star rating

    AMAZING

    I Have only worn One pair of pointe shoes, and these are them. I would never consider wearing any other type of shoe. I have been wearing these for two years, they last forever! And they can fit just about any foot shape (To my knowledge). I would highly recommend these to anyone who is just starting out on pointe.

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • cmt96   11/23/2012

    5 star rating

    LOVE IT!

    I had the Serenades for my first 2 pairs of pointe shoes then my local dancewear store owner fitted me in Bloch Aspirations. The Aspirations worked fine till my feet changed over the summer, and now I am back to the Serenades and love them!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Bailarina19   11/13/2012

    4 star rating

    GREAT SHOE, BUT NOT WIDE ENOUGH

    This pointe shoe is very comfortable and hugs your arch well. The shoe is very light and easy to break in. Because of my low/medium arches, I bent the shanks with my hands before wearing. The shoe tends to run large but it may be because of the width. If it weren't for the small width in the box, this would be my pointe shoe, but I wore the widest width size, E, and they were still a too tapered. My pinky toe was always sticking out a little and I had to adjust my foot in the box often. I even flattened out the box with a door hinge and by stepping on it. Now I'm trying out Bloch Sonatas which offer the width that I need for proper balance.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • danceislife99   10/25/2012

    5 star rating

    LOVE AND BEAUTIFUL

    I love these shoes, i went to get my shoes at a local dance shop, i got them and my teacher noticed the shank was already coming out [it looked like they had been worn] i went through this 3 times before my teacher notived these pointes in a book. My mom looked up how to size pointe shoes so we knda guessed but we knew what we were doing! These were my first pointe shoes and i will proabably stick with them! You can definity feel the floor when u go en pointe and the box i wide!

    Age: 15-18     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • BlackSwan   08/29/2012

    5 star rating

    GOOD POINTE SHOES, WOULD BUY AGAIN.

    They are hard, and they last. They stay comfortable, and still feel like new after dancing (I dance 8+ hours a day) a very long time. I love these pointe shoes. I find Bloch® pointe shoes to be very hard, which is good because I need a hard shank. I would definitely buy these again.

    Age: 15-18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • GrandAllegro135   08/04/2012

    5 star rating

    AHHHH!!!

    I just revived my first pointe shoe fitting about a hour ago. After trying out seven pairs of pointe shoes till they could find a good pair, my teacher finally decided on these for me. I love how they look and am super excited about my first year on pointe! They have a nice platform and I can already out pirouette most my class (doubles). I bought about three pairs for four months with about four hours of pointe week. My mom (once a soloist with ABT) sewed them for me and has taught me some really cool tips to keep them nice looking. So excited! My classes and my solo starts up next week!!!!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • PointeForeverAfter   04/04/2012

    5 star rating

    AMAZING, AND SOOOO COMFORTABLE!

    I really like these shoes. I didn't think i would like bloch, but i really do! I use Capezio wool toe pads with them, it feels so soft and cushy! (: would buy again!

    Age: 15-18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   03/09/2012

    5 star rating

    These shoes were great for me! They fit very nicely and although I only dance 2 hours a week on pointe they lasted a long time for me! (a little over a year) I use Gellows pads with them and I hardly ever have any pain. I will definitely buy these shoes again!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   01/29/2012

    5 star rating

    These are "my shoe". I tried one other brand and style and I broke it in way too fast, the Blochs fit well and last me longer (I do need to buy the Hard shank however). I like this shoe because it has a high vamp and I have overdeveloped arches so my foot feels more secure in this shoe. It has a box that's not too narrow while still looking tapered. I feel very confident and secure in these shoes and they look very professional on-stage.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/26/2011

    4 star rating

    Okay so I have been wearing the Bloch Aspiration for a couple of months now, but as I continue to get stronger, that shank is just not holding up as long as it should, for me. I love the shoe though, because I have very shot, wide feet, so the long vamp did very well on my foot. I have been looking into the Serenade because the shank is more durable than the Aspiration, my question is, is the shank on the serenade as long or long like the Aspiration? As many opinions on this would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/18/2011

    5 star rating

    I have danced en pointe for 20 (from 5-25) years and these are the best pointe shoes I have ever worn. They work very well for lots of different types of feet (I know lots of different footed people who all use this shoe and all love it). They are durable, comfertable (my feet are usually in agony, but ever since I got these my feet haven't hurt one bit!!), and last of all beautiful!!! If your current shoes aren't working for you and you don't know what you should try next, serenades are the way to go, you'll LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Pshoe helper   11/06/2011

    1 star rating

    THEY DIDN'T BREAK IN ALL THE WAY.

    These were my very first pointe shoes and they were okay and first and now I absolutely hate them. It took me six months just to break them in! They don't break in all the way. I am switching to Mirella "Advanced" pointe shoe, its supposed to be a better fit.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Savy   11/05/2011

    4 star rating

    OVERALL I LOVE THESE SHOES!

    I am the type of person who constantly changes shoes in order for them to be absolutely perfect! These shoes I have stuck with for a long time for good reason. They are perfect for feet that tend to sickle because it really straightens them out. They are very quiet when I jump and have a nice color. When I sew them, it is a lot harder to poke all the way through the satin on the outside. I can sew them fast without worrying about poking through. The only problem would be that my feet are kinda wide so when they break down a lot it makes my foot look strange from the side when I am up on pointe. Also, they squeeze my feet a little when I first wear them which causes some discomfort. Overall I love these shoes!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • eleanor   08/07/2010
    Ca,

    5 star rating

    AWESOME!

    I love the way these shoes have the perfect amount of arch support, and a slightly tapered box for my narrow feet, its like these shoes were custom made for me! Plus I love the little bit of gel they have in the tip of the box. The only problem is they sometimes look a bit baggy at the heel area sometimes, but fit great! Overall these are great shoes!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • gigi   04/17/2010

    3 star rating

    I have only been on pointe for 2 months dancing on pointe for 2.5 hours a week. These didn't really work for me. I already am getting new ones because I broke these. They are good for beginners but, I guess my feet are too strong.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Spanishgrl123   02/01/2010

    4 star rating

    HMMM SIZE..... LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    Well...I got these shoes the first time and its time for me to get a new pair. I wanna stay safe and buy the same brand... but really confused about my size. Last time I got a 4c and they haven't completely grown out for me to stop using them but it is called to get new ones. I think I will ask my dance teacher for the size but plan on coming back to get this brand. Love it!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Rezz   12/14/2009
    Minnesota,

    5 star rating

    SERENADE I LOVE THEM!

    These shoes are the best! They fit my narrow foot and high arch! I have tried Capezio and Grishko 2007. If these shoes haven't worked for your narrow foot please try the Serenade! I would also recommend the Bloch Sonata if you are giving second thoughts about the Serenade! Good luck in finding your perfect shoe! p.s. I have been on pointe for 4yrs. and the Serenade has been by far the best!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/15/2009

    5 star rating

    LOVE EM <3

    I've had about 3 pairs of Bloch Serenades. They always fit my feet perfectly (high arch, narrow heel) and break in very well. They're not too soft, which can be a big problem for dancers with strong feet, or too hard - just soft enough to go over on, but don't buckle at all. Last a long time, with 2 hr pointe classes 3x a week. Super comfy. Love, love, love em!!!!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • L   10/13/2009

    5 star rating

    I got the Bloch Serenade shoes during the summer and they are still going strong! I LOVE them! I have been doing pointe for a good amount of time, and they are by far the best shoes yet. The only thing I find that I don't like, is that whenever I broke in the shoe, it took a long time. I have training several times a week, but they just didn't seem to want to break in. I would highly recommend these to anyone in ballet. :)

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ashley   07/23/2009
    Henderson, Nv,

    5 star rating

    LOVE THEM!!

    I've been on pointe for about 5 years and I've only had one other type of shoe. That was only because the store I went to didn't carry Serenades anymore. I have a really high arch, and the shoe looks like my foot. I usually break them in within 2 classes (1 hour each). I have to order them with the harder shanks, though, because I have broken them in 2 pairs. I for sure recommend these shoes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Emile   06/11/2009
    Liberal, Ks,

    5 star rating

    SO COMFORTABLE!

    These shoes are perfect for my funky feet (low arches, narrow heel). Capezios don't work nearly as well for me. Finally, I've found a pair that allows me to do what I could! I had to call DDS a few times while deciding which to try next, but they did a great job in helping me to find just the right shoe.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   05/03/2009

    5 star rating

    LOVE THEM

    I love these shoes! I've been wearing them for about 3 years now. The only complaint I have is they die too fast, but I like my shoes dead so it isn't that bad. And I have big feet and love these shoes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Chloe   04/16/2009
    California,

    5 star rating

    LOVE!!!

    I love these shoes!!! They are so comfortable. The box is a little bigger than I am used to but, I still liked them!!!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sandra   03/11/2009
    Puerto Rico,

    5 star rating

    My girl has been using these pointe shoes for a long time. She loves them.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Snook   12/07/2008
    Florida,

    5 star rating

    THEY WORK!

    My best friend at ballet has these shoes and they look beautiful. We are both advanced dancers and they last a long time because we are both thin. When I tried on her shoes I was so impressed that I'm preparing to get a pair myself. I can't wait to try these pointe shoes because they work for people who don't have a super arch. Very supportive yet easy to articulate. 5 stars!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Jenna   11/08/2008

    5 star rating

    GREAT SHOES

    I have these shoes and I have been pleased with them. When I break them in just right, they are very flattering and they look GORGEOUS on my friend, too. (Although they do not flatter my foot as much as my Bloch Axiom.) They are great for class and to work in, they are a sturdy, perfect shoe for class! I could recommend these for anyone- beginner-professional and with all kinds of feet! I have no problems with them at all. They are my stronghold shoes. Great Puntas!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Meaghan   07/31/2008
    San Jose, Ca,

    4 star rating

    PRETTY NICE

    The only reason I give these shoes 4 stars instead of 5 is because they died so fast. I had them for two days and on the third, I jet glued them. They are so nice! I am going to get the MKII version next time, and a harder shank. I only got the med. shank because I needed a pair of shoes so badly I got them in a store, and they only carried med. The box is nice, with a wide platform and although the box died in two days of dancing, if I jet glue the box before I wear them, they might last longer. I didn't kill them to start with either. I flattened out the box a little and bent the shank in a door, that's it. Ready to go! I really love them.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ballet lover   05/20/2008
    California,

    4 star rating

    GREAT SHOE

    I have a really high arch, (45 degrees)and I used these as my 2 (med. shank),3,4 (hard shanks)pointe shoes. Each worked well for about a month, but I broke the hard shanks, but only bent the soft one! If you have a lower arch, these work really well. Jet glue helped, but they don't last long. They look really flattering, but don't work as well on my feet. Great shoe though!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sierra   05/13/2008
    Washington,

    2 star rating

    THEY ARE PRETTY NICE BUT...

    I am one of those dancers who has super strong feet...though my left foot is a little weaker. When I tried these, the left foot completely killed the box after about 2 classes. While my right foot had barely been broken in. This was very surprising considering my right foot is stronger. And unlike normal, my feet ached like no tomorrow. I jet glued it and moved on. These shoes did let me have a bit more balance I must admit, but they aren't the shoe for me. Happy dancing!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   05/11/2008

    5 star rating

    GREAT POINTE SHOES!

    These are my first pointe shoes and they are great! They are really comfortable but they are hard to pointe in them because I have flexible feet. I have to work through them.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Heather   03/09/2008

    4 star rating

    I just ordered these and I'm very excited to get them. They are my second pair of pointes. My current pair is Merlet performance. They are nice shoes, they have a rather hard shank though. I tried on my teacher's shoes, since we are the same size, and these points were amazing! Great for balance, the shank is easier to break in, and the color is very pretty. It is easier to roll up to en pointe, you can just pop right up there. I know everyone's feet are different and anyone who is buying pointe shoes for the first time should really be fitted to avoid problems. But I do recommend these shoes.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Jessica   03/07/2008
    California,

    4 star rating

    AMAZING FOR BEGINNERS

    All the pointe shoes I have owned have been the Bloch Serenade. This is a great shoe for beginners. The long vamp is great for balancing and makes it easy to turn. I am doing advanced parts in productions and advanced classes now, so the next pair I am going to try are going to be Freeds because the small vamp makes it easier to move.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/27/2007

    5 star rating

    WONDERFUL, BUT WEAR OUT QUICKLY

    I really like this shoe because it feels so secure, especially during balancing and turning. The shank is a little short for my preference, and the shoes only last me about four classes, but overall, very good.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Belit   11/09/2007
    Montana,

    5 star rating

    I loved this shoe! I have tried many brands and styles, but have never found one I loved this much. It fits my foot comfortably and solved my ever prevalent problem of balancing!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Hannah   09/12/2007
    California,

    4 star rating

    HARD TO BREAK IN

    Fits well, and has a great platform shape. But they took unreasonably long to break-in.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • AGK   08/29/2007
    North Carolina,

    3 star rating

    UNRELIABLE SIZING

    These shoes are certainly supportive. I am afraid they don't quite do enough to strengthen the ankles/feet. A major problem that I have had is with the sizing. I wear a size 8 street shoe which means I need a 5 in these. The first several pairs I ordered from DDS fit perfectly, but since then, they have been about a 1/2 of a size too large. Yes, I have continued to order a 5 and not a 5 1/2. This makes the shoe quite unstable and the shank slips sideways from the foot. Has anyone else had trouble with faulty sizing?

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Roxanne   07/05/2007

    5 star rating

    GOOD

    When I first got these, my fitter said they were the perfect style for my feet. The shoes work well with wide feet, but they have a narrow heel that eliminates bunching at the heel. I have tried Grishkos and Capezios since, but have returned to these because they are a reliable shoe that help me with my alignment on pointe. My only complaint is that they creak while going through demi-pointe.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • K   06/05/2007
    California,

    4 star rating

    This shoe is the most comfortable I have worn and is good for balancing. I have a wide foot with a narrow heel, long toes without much taper and a very high arch. In street shoes, I wear between an M and W width and a D width works well for me. I can wear Serenades with a regular shank for about 8 hours, as compared to 3 hours for Grishko 2007s with a medium shank. My main complaint is that as they break in, there is a very frustrating period where the shank has softened under my arch, but not under my metatarsals, so it feels as if the shoe is pushing me off pointe, even though I have very strong feet. This was worse with the strong shank, and as others have mentioned, the strong shank is very thick so stability is an issue.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Chrissie   05/20/2007

    3 star rating

    I have really big feet, and found these to be very comfortable, but very unflattering. It's really easy to balance, though, so if you have big feet, I would recommend them.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   04/29/2007
    California,

    5 star rating

    AMAZING!

    I originally had the Capezio Glisse shoes, but they were so hard to get up all the way! After I switched to Bloch Serenade, I was able to get up all the way. Even my teacher commented on how much better I was doing! My only complaint is that I liked the Capezio's elastic drawstring more, but after a while, you don't even notice it.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Charlotte   03/13/2007

    5 star rating

    TRIED MANY, HAVE COME BACK TO THESE

    I have worn probably 15 different shoes at different stages in my dance career, and these are the shoes that I come back to for my strong but mildly arched, wide feet. These shoes roll up easily and balance well. There is some difficulty with the thicker shank, but the way these shoes last makes it worth working through. I'm here to buy another pair.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Michelle   10/13/2006
    San Diego, Ca,

    5 star rating

    LOVE IT!!!!

    I have very narrow feet, so this shoe is perfect for me. I switched from the Grishko 2007 to these and am so happy!! They feel great and they make my flat feet look good!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Tams   09/16/2006

    5 star rating

    AMAZING SHOES!

    These pointe shoes are wonderful. I've been on pointe for three years now and mainly stuck to Bloch Sonatas because they were really the first shoe I'd ever liked. But they wore out really easily, so the lady at the store recommended Serenades in a strong. They are truly amazing. They have great arch support and provide such stability for balance. Doing doubles, triples and even fouettes is much easier because of the stability. I will certainly be getting them again!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sarah   09/10/2006

    5 star rating

    THE BEST SHOES EVER

    I could do triples on the first day of class and I balance really easy.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Caitlin   08/21/2006
    Kansas,

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR BALANCING!

    I love this shoe! I have recently switched to Sanshas, but these are still my favourite. They hold up for a long time and are great for a wider foot and strong arches. I feel like the boxes are awfully hard, but this could be good for you. The toes are very flat and wide for good balance, and lateral balance isn't bad for such a thick shank.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sarah   08/21/2006

    3 star rating

    Overall, this pointe shoe wasn't great. I have worn various Bloch models, Capezio Glisse ES and now reside in Suffolks. The Serenade looks pretty but acts like a support. It simply props you up on pointe and allows you to sit there hardly working at all. During the week that I wore them (that's how long they had last, through about 15 hrs. of pointe! nice!)I felt as if my feet and ankles had weakened! Simply because it was a no hassle shoe. I wouldn't recommend this shoe for anything but performances, if that...

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • *ballerina   08/10/2006
    Indiana,

    5 star rating

    These were my first pair of pointe shoes. They were easy to break in and because of that, I got to do turns across the floor before anyone else.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Sara   07/24/2006
    Kansas,

    5 star rating

    I have worn this shoe for several years and have loved it. I tried Capezio for my first shoe, and it wore out way too fast. After using Bloch Serenade, I loved them! As the shoes break in though, they never fail to squeak. Also, once they're dead, they're really dead - the box breaks down around the sides and edges. Other than that, they fit well and looked good with my medium arches and for my strong feet. I was able to use each pair for about 4 months with 3 hours of pointe a week. Fantastic for a wide range of skill.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Ballet junkie   07/18/2006
    Minnesota,

    5 star rating

    These were the first pointe shoes I ever owned and I LOVE them! They were easy to break in which turned out to be a great advantage (especially when the rest of the class was complaining!) GREAT SHOES FOR SOMEONE WITH SIZE 11 FEET!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Nico   06/25/2006
    Michigan,

    4 star rating

    These were the first pointe shoes I wore, and they were great for balancing and were very supportive. I danced about an hour or so a week on them for 2 years, and still wear them off and on 2 years later! And it's a decent price too. My only complaints are that the hard shank is very hard, so it takes time to get over your shoes, and my feet have bunions and a narrow heel, so they fit snug at the front and were loose toward the back.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • VJ   05/07/2006
    Pennsylvania,

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR ALL DANCERS!

    I have been on pointe for over six years, and these shoes are by far the best I've tried. I have strong feet and long toes, so the long, supportive vamp and hard shank are excellent. I do quite a bit of turning, and these shoes are perfect for it. They usually last me two-three weeks of rehearsals and four weeks without. The only difficulty I have experienced is a tendency of the boxes to wear in such a way that they roll inward towards the big toe. However, I would recommend this shoe to anyone from beginners to more experienced dancers looking for a change that accentuates your arch and foot.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Maria   04/19/2006
    California,

    4 star rating

    WONDERFUL!

    These are the first pointe shoes I've danced in and I really like them so far! They've lasted for a really long time (about 6 months of a 30 minute pointe class a week, plus random amounts of time spent practicing at home)... They are really supportive and easy to balance in. I love them!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Abigail   04/18/2006
    California,

    4 star rating

    A GOOD PICK!

    I think this is a very good pointe shoe. It is very easy to dance on. I have a very bendy foot, so I get it in hard shank. It was the second pointe shoe I tried when I first got on pointe and that was a year ago. I still wear it and I think I might wear it for ever.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Gi   04/17/2006

    5 star rating

    I own this type of pointe shoe. They are my first pair of pointe shoes and they are very easy to dance in.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Paige   04/15/2006

    5 star rating

    MY FAVORITE

    I have worn these shoes for 5 years. These were the 2nd pair of pointe shoes I ever tried and I stuck with them. They are a little harder than most shoes and may take a while to break in, but they lasted a good 3-4 months for me.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Emily   04/14/2006
    Arizona,

    5 star rating

    These are my first pointe shoes, and I am amazed by them!!! They support my feet so well and help my over popped arch!!! I recommend them to anyone!!!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Emily   04/08/2006

    5 star rating

    These really are great shoes. I tried looking for a new shoe after a while just to change things up a little ....try something new. So I tried the Primasoft Vole. I couldn't stand being without my Bloch Serenade!! Needless to say I'm back with Bloch Serenade and we're dancing together in perfect harmony! I recommend this shoe to anyone, especially people with wide feet like mine.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Emily   03/29/2006
    North Dakota,

    5 star rating

    VERY FLATTERING AND SUPPORTIVE.

    I have tried other pointe shoes but I seem to always go back to these shoes. They flatter your arch, and are easy to roll up en pointe. They have outlasted every other kind of pointe shoes that I have owned. A good choice for determined dancers.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Rachel     02/15/2015
    Winchester, Ca, Usa     Age: 18 to 24    

    approximately what size would I be?

    I am a 4xx in the Bloch heritage shoe. What size and width would this be in this shoe (approximately)?

    The sizing is for these pointe shoes are similar. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-328-7107 for further sizing information.
    - DDS Customer Service (02/19/2015)

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  • Dancer     12/25/2013
    Age: 17 or under    

    Do these shoes come with the elastics?

    I know they don't come with ribbons, but do they come with the elastics?

    This shoe does not come with elastics either. These are sold separately.
    - DDS Customer Service (12/27/2013)

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  • needhardpointeshoesgirl     10/13/2013

    I currently have "serenade strong" pointe shoes but they don't sell them here. If I get a hard shank

    I'm worried the normal serenade pointe shoes even with a hard shank won't be strong enough. What's the difference between serenade strong and serenade w/ hard shank?

    The strong shank would be the same as the hard shank offered online.
    - DDS Customer Service (10/15/2013)

    I don't think there is a difference. - Alicia715 (10/24/2013)

    What I know to my knowledge they are pretty much the same if you think the shank is no hard enough put some jet glue on them! - Erynn (02/03/2014)

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  • kay     09/21/2012

    what does B,C,D mean when ordering pointe shoes?

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

    that is the width some shoes use letters like B,C, or D and some use x's example "xxx" or "xx" like in these shoes im a C but in "x's" id be like a tripple x "xxx" or close to that hope this helps :)) - Danceislife99 (10/25/2012)

    Those are the width sizes--B is narrower, D is wider - Bailarina19 (11/14/2012)

    kay, the B,C, D, and E are the width of the pointe shoe at the start of the box. - Cmt96 (11/24/2012)

    B, C, and D are the different shoe widths available. B would be narrow, C is regular/medium, and D would be wide. These can vary slightly depending on whether a shoe runs wide or narrow. - Lillypointeshoereview (02/18/2013)

    when ordering Bloch shoes B is a more narrow width, C is like a more regular width, and D is a wider width. - Hilary (03/26/2013)

    The width of the shoe. B is narrow C is regular D is wide and E is super wide. That is what they usually means. - Littleredshoes (08/04/2013)

    B, C and D refer to the box size. I order D size because I have wide feet. - Madalice (09/18/2013)

    It refers to the width of the shoes, A being the most narrow and E being the widest. - Alicia715 (10/24/2013)

    B, C, D, and E are the widths for Bloch pointe shoes, but other brands are different. If you have narrow feet, you should get a B or C. If you have wider feet, you should get a D or E. If you're not sure about the sizing of these pointe shoes, you should get them fitted professionally, preferably with someone that specializes in Bloch pointe shoes. - Ballerina14 (07/08/2014)

    The letters B, C, D and sometimes E are the various widths pointe 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
    - DDS Customer Service (06/01/2015)

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