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Adult "Respect" Lace Up Tap Shoes

Style No: S0361L
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Bloch's "Respect" oxford styled tap shoe combines shiny full grain leather and a polyurethane sponge insole with cashmere lining to create the best looking and most comfortable tap shoe. Other features include leather stacked heels, hard edge sound boards, hard leather outsole, shockwave #1 tap plate and non-slip pro balance pads located behind the tap plate. 1" heel

See sizing tab for important fitting suggestions.

Content:
Upper: Leather; Sole: Leather

Suggested Fitting: Women order same to 1 size larger than street size
Available in sizes:
(adult) 4.0-12.0 M
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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  • Great Tap Shoes!   01/15/2021
    Rustburg,VA

    5 star rating

    Beautiful sound to these tap shoes! They are leather so I'm hoping they will hold up well under regular use. Since they are leather and a softer finish, they scratch but it doesn't show from a distance. Daughter says they are incredibly comfortable. She wears a youth size 1.5 or 2 and we ordered these in adult size 4 and they are a great fit!

    Fit: True to size     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Cami    08/24/2020
    Elmira,NY

    5 star rating

    LOVE THESE FOR CONVENTION

    I love these shoes! They fit perfectly, are so comfortable, and are perfect for conventions!!!

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

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  • Z   01/22/2020

    4 star rating

    VERY COMFORTABLE, SIZE RUNS LARGE

    After being in split sole tap shoes for years I decided to get a new pair and try full sole as I've heard they're supposed to be better. They're very comfortable and have a really nice sound. I'm a 7.5 street shoe but in these shoes a 7.5 was too big. Ended up returning and getting size 7 which fit great, just need to break them in!

    Age: 19 to 21     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • Alba   11/30/2018

    5 star rating

    GREAT FOR COMPETITION!

    These are great for competition numbers! Comfortable but stay on very well.

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

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  • AFD_Dancer245   08/15/2017

    2 star rating

    I previously used Bloch Tap Flex, which I loved and I tapped in them really well. My studio made the transition from split sole to full sole tap shoes for my level this year, and due to the affordability and some reviews of the shoe, and a friend of mine using them and thinks they're ok, I decided to buy it. And boy did I make a mistake. Where do I begin with this shoe. I think first and foremost, these shoes are very, very hard to tap in. I can not, for the life of me, do a toe stand in these shoes, and it's quite embarrassing when I have a toe stand turn in one of my recital tap routines and I'm the only that can't do it, solely because of these shoes. The toe of this shoe is very flexible, which is OK, I guess, but it adds no support to the toes which makes the shoe collapse when I attempt a toe stand. The shoe isn't very loud and whenever my teacher makes us perform a tap step by ourselves, so she can hear our sounds and if we're doing it correctly, she always says that I have to be louder, when it's not me it's the shoe. And lastly, which is another huge problem, they slip off my heel. I can almost correct this with a heel gripper on the inside of my shoe and if I tie them just tight enough, but I don't want to have to make this shoe a bigger investment than it derserves to be. The only saving grace this shoe has that it is a roomy shoe, and is supportive to my very wide foot. All in all, do not buy this shoe. I bought it as a cheap route without having to spend a lot of money on a shoe, when I just didn't have the money. I got these thinking they were a cheaper version of Jason Samuel Smiths, and I was wrong and right. They have the look and style of the JSSs' but are lacking in everything else. Never going to get this shoe again and plan to buy the JSS the next time I am able to.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: Runs large     Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 3 star rating    

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  • Chris   02/09/2017
    Colonie,NY

    1 star rating

    I would not recommend these. They are extremely hard to use, you have to tap extremely hard to hear clear sounds.

    Hello! Thank you for sharing your experience with these shoes. We will address the issue with the manufacturer and make them aware of the feedback we've received. One of our Customer Service representatives will contact you to rectify the situation shortly.

    Age: 15 to 18     Fit: True to size     Comfort: 1 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • AlohaTapper   04/12/2016
    Kailua Kona,HI

    3 star rating

    It's hard to find tap shoes in the mid range between cheapies and professional shoes, upwards of a Jason Samuels Smith or even better. We tried these shoes because it's one of the only options in the 70 to 80 dollar range, but we are having lots of issues with them. The ankle is just way to wide for all of my girls, and so no matter the size, if they fit great or not, the heel is slipping out the shoe. Some of the girls have brand new shoes but we are going to order a Capezio CG19 to see if that will work better. I worry they are building bad habits just trying to clench the shoe to their foot. Especially during tricks, like wings, pickups, and toe stands, the shoe is falling off their foot! It's not that the shoe is too big, but the ankle is just made for a wider foot. I have an adult student that loves hers and has no issues. So maybe better for adults, but not students still growing.

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

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  • dancemadre   04/24/2015

    5 star rating

    OOOO.... THIS IS A PRETTY SHOE WITH...

    This is the luxury shoe for all mid-to-advanced tappers. Even right out of the box it inspired jealousy and made me wish for a minute that I was the tapper who would get to wear these. The smell was delighful, the construction top notch, and the tapping resonation was so clear and crisp! The leather feels great in the hand. This is an upgrade for us from the Audeo's and you can definitely feel it. You won't go wrong with this shoe!

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  • KarenK   03/23/2015

    4 star rating

    TAP SHOES

    I will be wearing these tap shoes in a street parade in DC in a couple of weeks, and they appear to be comfortable enough and durable enough to last me for the event. The taps sound good too!

    Comfort: 4 star rating     Durability: 4 star rating    

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  • TessaBV   02/09/2015

    5 star rating

    COMFORTABLE WITH GREAT SOUND

    I've been dancing for twelve years and teaching for two and I think these are my favorite shoes thus far. I bought these after I decided that my split soles had reached a point where they were hindering me rather than helping me. These shoes sounded fantastic and helped to force me into hitting each and every sound as clearly as possible. They are extremely comfortable after you break them in and they wear with grace, showing minimal scratching and stretching after over a year of intense work. I would 100% recommend these shoes to anyone.

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

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  • Anna2   02/05/2015

    4 star rating

    COMFORTABLE & GOOD LOOKING, BUT BAD FOR...

    This shoe is very roomy. I am a 6.5 with a wider foot, and I lace these all of the way shut. I ordered this in the same size as my TapFlex shoes; 7, and they fit pretty good. I may have been able to go a 1/2 size down, but the 7 is not at all too big. The size suggestion says order 1 whole size up. I don't recommend that at all. I recommend 1/2 size if you have a wider foot,and perhaps same as street if you are medium width or narrow. Narrow feet should perhaps avoid this shoe altogether! The shoe is not split sole, but has a very flexible demi-pointe. This is good for pirouettes and maybe pullbacks, but that is all.It is terrible for toe stands. I'm surprised I haven't seen a single review stating this. I can do a toe stand in pretty much any shoe, and every tap shoe I've ever had, but I can only barely do them in these. The problem is that unless you have a very strong foot you can't get completely onto the tip of this shoe, because no matter how hard you try you can't keep the shoe straight enough, since it bends very easily right behind the front tap. Gravity and this shoe are working against you. I can do a sort-of toe stand on the back edge of the shoe for a little bit, pointing my feet very hard and bending my knees excessively, but forget any other kind of toe work. I love everything else about the shoe, but I will have to continue the perfect tap shoe hunt, and save these for teaching.

    Age: 19-21     Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • dancer1209   04/23/2014

    5 star rating

    BEST TAP SHOES EVER

    I bought my first pair of these tap shoes 7 years ago. I have used them weekly since then. They just broke yesterday. I am very hard on them and they have held up amazingly. I wont ever buy another type other than these!

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Inga   09/20/2013

    5 star rating

    COMFORTABLE TAP SHOE

    Comfort and good fit are my priority in any shoe and even more so with dance shoes. They run a bit small so I ordered a half and whole size larger pair. The half size larger fit perfectly and a fellow tapper found the other size fit her. So with two happy tappers I did not have to return the larger shoes. The shoes are well made, soft, and comfortable right from the first dance class.

    Comfort: 5 star rating    

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  • Beginnertapdancer   09/07/2013

    3 star rating

    SADLY, THE SHOES DIDN'T FIT

    I wear a 6.5 in street shoe (and 6.5 in Capezio tap shoes), but based on the advice in the description and other reviews I ordered up in size, getting 7's. The 7's were huge so I returned them and got 6's and 5.5's. The 6's were still too big - my heels slipped out the back - and the 5.5's were too tiny. So, sadly, I had to return them all.

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  • dancemomheather   08/29/2013

    5 star rating

    These are my daughters first full sole tap shoes (she was a little sad to leave the spit sole) and I am very impressed. They fit perfectly and were very comfortable.

    Comfort: 5 star rating     Durability: 5 star rating    

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  • Anonymous   11/30/2011

    5 star rating

    I've never had such a comfortable pair of tap shoes. The lining is wonderful, and I love that the top of the heel is notched where your achilles tendon is - EVERY shoe should have that feature. I would say order 1 size up from street size. I did order these on clearance in the Narrow, and I'm afraid the medium width would not work at all for a narrow foot, because even the Narrow wasn't all that narrow...But if you have a medium to wider foot, you will LOVE these!

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

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  • TRawckk   07/28/2009
    Montana,

    3 star rating

    CONTENT

    I have been a fan of BLOCH shoes - tap, jazz, ballet, etc. and have always worn the jazz taps. This year I tried the Oxfords and fell in love with them after ONE class! However, I do agree about the flying screws and taps. After 3 classes my taps were coming very loose and I lost 2-3 screws. I do not like gluing or filling the holes as it really damages the sound of the taps, but for the price I love them. Great soft leather upper, the inside is soft and fleecy feeling and I love the Shockwave Taps!!! I would recommend these for more advanced Tappers just because they are tough to break in. I LOVE BLOCH!

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

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  • Anonymous   07/02/2009
    Frederick, Md,

    5 star rating

    AWESOME!

    These Shoes are So soft on the inside, they will be a little hard to tap in if you are used to wearing split sole taps, BUT once you learn to tap in them they create beautiful crisp sounds, and they're loud too!

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

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  • Anonymous   10/12/2007

    5 star rating

    Very very comfy. I usually wear an 8 1/2 to 9 and the 9 1/2 is perfect.

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

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  • Angelafit   08/24/2007

    5 star rating

    DON'T HESITATE

    I can't wait to wear these for class! These are so soft inside, and supportive but still light and flexible. Very nice-looking shoe. Don't hesitate to give these a try!

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

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  • Tapper   01/27/2007
    Wisconsin,

    5 star rating

    LOVE THEM

    Received them a couple weeks ago. Very comfortable. Fitting suggestion right on target. Better sounds than flex soles. Toe stands definitely harder because of non flexible sole. But as a pointe student, they are getting easier as the shoes get broken in.

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

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  • Lauren   06/24/2006
    Georgia,

    4 star rating

    I liked this tap shoe a lot because it is so comfortable and I liked the way it fit my foot.

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

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  • Lin for Darby     12/26/2016
    Pembroke Pnes-fl     Age: 15 to 18    

    Sizing for my daughter

    My daughter wears size 8 shoe, has a narrow foot. Her dance teacher believes she should buy the tie shoes. She also recommends the Respect as the sound is better. So what size should I order. Thank you for your help.

    Hello! Thank you for contacting us. For these shoes, we recommend the same street shoe size.
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  • InnoDancer     06/27/2015

    What size should I get?

    I have pretty wide feet, but they're also kind of small (length wise). A size 7.5 jazz shoe fits me like a glove. Would I be safe ordering the same size for this shoe, or are they too different?

    We always suggest you follow the sizing guide on the product page. This item suggests the same as street shoe or a size larger. If you have a wider foot you might want to go up. Please know these are just sizing suggestions, they are not guaranteed.
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  • Anna2     08/28/2014
    Baltimore, Md     Age: 18 to 24    

    Does this shoe run differently than other Bloch tap shoes?

    I'm a 7M in the TapFlex shoes. Do these run any smaller or larger or should it be the same? Anyone have experience with multiple Bloch tap shoes?

    The sizing suggestion for the Tap Flex is to order the same to ? size larger than your street shoe. The suggestion for the Respect shoes is to order the same to one whole size larger than your street shoe. Please note, sizing cannot be guaranteed and actual fit may vary.
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  • LBrown     09/24/2013

    Are these women's or men's sizes? What would I order for a men's 11?

    Suggested Fitting: Women order same to 1 size larger than street size Men order 2-3 sizes larger than street size This information is shown as a guide only and not a guarantee. Actual fitting may vary.
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