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BLOCH

Womens "Performa" Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes

Style No: S0284L
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REGULAR PRICE: $21.90
4.5 stars ( 27 ) down arrow to reveal review stats

Give the performance of your life with the support of the "Performa" shoe - featuring a lightweight stretch canvas that adheres to the arch beautifully, a toe shape designed specifically for ultimate balance, a shock absorbing heel cushion, pre-sewn crossed elastic straps, and generous front and rear leather split sole pads.

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Suggested Fitting: 2 sizes smaller than street.
Available in sizes:
(womens) 2-8.5 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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  • Lac   07/18/2022

    4 star rating

    SIZING IS OFF

    The description & some reviews said to order 2 sizes smaller, some reviews said doing that made them too small. My daughter wears a street 81/2 M, we ordered her a 7c. They were a little too small length wise and straps across were extremely too tight. She does have flat feet though. We have now reordered 7 1/2D and hoping they fit better. If in doubt of width or you have flat feet definitely go up in width. Hope someone finds this helpful trying to figure out sizing.

    Fit: Runs very large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   07/14/2022

    5 star rating

    VERY COMFORTABLE!

    I purchased these shoes because I had been looking for a pair of flesh tone ballet slippers for a while and they were a good price. I haven't been super successful with Bloch stretch canvas shoes in the past (I have a bunion and very wide feet, so they weren't super comfy) but I thought I'd give these a try anyway. I am pleasantly surprised with the generous width, as compared to Bloch shoes I've had in the past. The fabric is very soft and the style is very similar to the Capezio Hanami. I would definitely consider buying these again, but I would probably get a half size smaller because they do run a little larger than the other Bloch ballet slippers I've worn. For reference, I am a 6 in street shoes, and ordered a 4D in these. I could probably also wear a 3.5 because I prefer my shoes to be very snug.

    Age: 22 to 29     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 5 star rating    

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  • Bella's Mom   03/18/2022
    Baltimore,MD

    5 star rating

    GREAT PRODUCT.

    My daughter loves the material and comfort. Great product.

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

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  • Jenny   02/25/2022

    2 star rating

    NOT SO GOOD THIS TIME

    We bought several Performa ballet shoes within the last few months and the quality was not the same. We were very disappointed. The shoes lasted less than a week. We are frequent buyers and it is the first time that this happens.

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 1 star rating    

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  • Hcy   08/05/2021
    Port Chester,NY

    5 star rating

    GREAT WITH A MINOR GLITCH

    Superior quality but there is a tag stitched to the inside that is scratchy and I needed to trim the elastic on the inside as well. It was just a little too long so it was also scratching my foot. Easy fix on the elastic but not so easy on the tag.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Susan   06/25/2021

    5 star rating

    PERFECT!

    Use these for Irish Dance instead of Ghillies when we practice and I love them! They are very comfortable, fit beautifully, and the split sole makes the arch of the foot look nice! Will order more for sure!

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Kat   02/18/2021
    Haysville,KS

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR GENERAL USE

    these are great shoes for every day dance classes.

    Age: 19 to 21     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Ky    10/15/2020

    5 star rating

    VERY ATTRACTIVE AND SOFT

    Make sure your order down/properly size. These do not come with elastic ties so if you’re used to pulling your elastic tight, you may want to order a size narrower than you typically get. These are a very soft shoe. I’m used to leather and canvas, so these were different for me. The material felt like a sock almost, and there is a padded heel... I haven’t decided how I like that aspect of the shoe yet. I am very happy with them though! They’re attractive on the foot, soft, and I love that there are no elastic strings.

    Age: 22 to 29     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Cherie   08/16/2020
    Campbell,CA

    5 star rating

    THE COMFIEST PAIR OF DANCE SHOES I OWN

    As a belly dancer, I've worked hard to find the best pair of ballet flats to fit my needs. Dancing barefoot isn't always easy on the knees during spins. I've tried several styles and brands and these Performas are the true "performers" of the bunch. The So Danca SD16 were nice too, but I didn't like how quickly they wore out. Size wise, for an adult size 8 street size (medium width), a size 6C in this shoe is perfect. You may even be able to go with the B width if your toes are kind of narrow at the top. (I'm an avid Birkenstock wearer however so my toes are nice and spread out so I prefer the extra room in the C width.)

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

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  • Anonymous   07/08/2020
    Chandler,AZ

    5 star rating

    My daughter loves these shoes! Probably has been the sizing—they run bigger than a normal ballet shoe. Normally you go up a size when purchasing however these run true to street shoe size.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Luv Shiloh   06/29/2020
    San Diego,CA

    4 star rating

    GOOD FOR CLASS

    These ballet flats are pretty nice but they were slightly big. The size chat to maybe go up because they ran small but when I sized up half large they were a little too big so I recommend you get your actual size. Overall they are great for class.

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

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  • Joy   05/19/2020
    Upland,CA

    4 star rating

    WELL MADE

    It is beautiful! My girl Is 7.5 yr normally wearing street shoes size in 2-2.5 I ordered size in 2.0 but it was too small. I need to return it.

    Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 3 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Taylor   05/09/2020
    Carencro,LA

    5 star rating

    LOVE THESE SHOES!!

    I recently found out I'd be teaching ballet again after many years, so I found myself without a pair of ballet shoes! I also haven't purchased ballet shoes in so many years, so I didn't even know where to start. I found these, read reviews, and decided to take a chance and I am EXTREMELY pleased! They are so soft and comfortable, the elastic around the shoe really holds my foot in well, and the pre-sewn elastic cross straps fit very comfortably! I am a street size 7.5-8, pretty normal width, so I followed the recommended 2 size down and they fit perfectly! I ordered a 6.0C, and I'm so pleased. I can't wait to teach in my new shoes!

    Age: 22 to 29     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • vivienne   03/23/2020

    5 star rating

    SO COMFY I DON'T WANT TO TAKE THEM OFF!

    I would like to add things here, but apparently, this site thinks all punctuation that I use like commas, and periods, and semi-colons are not punctuation and so I cannot submit a review.

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

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  • dcrouch1   12/09/2019

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR HARD TO FIT FEET

    My daughter is hard to fit for shoes, however, these fit both her very wide metatarsals and very narrow heel. (She wears a size 7 street shoe and wears a 5XXX in the Bloch European Balance pointe shoe.) We followed the fitting recommendations and ordered 5 in the canvas Performa. Since they have a sock-like stretch, she wears a B in width. They have plenty of stretch to be comfortable around the wide part of her foot while remaining narrow through her heel. This is the first canvas shoe she has been comfortable to dance in since other designs either squeezed her metatarsals too tight or bagged in the heel.

    Age: 40 to 49     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   08/23/2019

    4 star rating

    ADULTS - ORDER ACCORDING TO SIZING DIRECTIONS

    I was nervous about ordering these shoes because there were so many different directions about sizing. I ended up following the sizing directions on the site, which are to order 2 sizes below your normal shoe size. My street shoe size is 7.5 - 8 so I ordered a 6C (medium width). The shoes fit exactly as ballet shoes should!

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Steph   08/23/2019
    Lewisburg,PA

    5 star rating

    FOR CLASS

    Not stiff. Very soft. Great for class.

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

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  • Izzybeans   04/10/2019

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR NARROW FEET

    This shoe has just become my new go to ballet shoe. I have a narrow foot, and no other shoe has fit so well.

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

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  • Amanda   03/13/2019
    Fredericktown,MO

    4 star rating

    GREAT FOR REHEARSAL

    The note on the description said to order 2 sizes under the street shoe. I did this and they were WAY too small.

    Age: 30 to 39     Fit: Runs small     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Mf     07/31/2022
    Altamont-ny    

    Please advise shoe size for a foot measurement of 8 3/4

    Of 8 3/4 inches long.I take a wide width in most shoes.

    Manufacturer recommended sizing is 2 sizes smaller than your street shoe size.
    - DDS Customer Service (08/08/2022)

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  • SB     01/25/2022
    Tucson-az    

    Are Bloch Prolite 2Bloch Performa sized the same?

    I buy Bloch Prolite 2 in size 5. Would I buy the Bloch Performa in the same size?

    The manufacturer suggested sizing is the same for both the Prolite 2 and the Performa.
    - DDS Customer Service (02/11/2022)

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  • Randi     09/03/2021
    Lewiston-id    

    Sole

    Is this a split sole?

    Yes, this is a split sole shoe.
    - DDS Customer Service (09/08/2021)

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  • Nat     01/11/2021
    Aurora-co    

    My daughter wears size 8.5 in street size. What size shoe should I get for her?

    Suggested Fitting: 2 sizes smaller than street. So if she would wear a 8.5 street size we would suggest ordering 2 sizes smaller for a 6.5
    - DDS Customer Service (01/15/2021)

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  • American Stars     09/23/2019
    Antioch-il    

    Is the elastic a two-sway stretch?

    Yes. And it features pre-sewn crossed elastic straps.
    - DDS Customer Service (09/27/2019)

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  • Jason     08/21/2019
    Mineral Wells-wv    

    My daughter wears a size 8 women’s tennis shoe, what size should I order?

    The manufacturer recommends ordering 2 sizes smaller than street shoe.
    - DDS Customer Service (08/22/2019)

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  • Em     08/05/2019
    Berlin-pa    

    Correct shoes size

    My daughter wears a 8.5 W in street shoes. Per the reviewsrecommendations, I ordered 7.5 D. Still very small. Have to return. Extremely disappointed. What size do you recommend at this point? Thank you.

    The suggested fitting for this item is 2 sizes smaller than street. For example if you wear a size 8.5W(ide) we suggest ordering a 6.5W(ide). Please remember this information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee. Actual fitting may vary.
    - DDS Customer Service (08/07/2019)

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  • audie77     12/11/2018
    Santa Fe-nm     Age: 40 to 49    

    sizing for adults

    I am confused, do I order two sizes down for adult?

    Suggested Fitting for women: 2 sizes smaller than street.
    - DDS Customer Service (01/23/2019)

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  • DJ     10/07/2018
    Lawrenceville-ga     Age: 15 to 18    

    What do sizes B,C,D mean?

    Thank you for your inquiry. Sizes B, C, and D indicate the width. B is narrow, C is "average", and D is wide.
    - DDS Customer Service (10/18/2018)

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