Over 8 months ago I had started taking Buff Ballet Body at my nearby Equinox gym. When I first started taking the class, I wasn’t sure what to expect or if I would even enjoy the class. It had been around 10 years since I had taken any type of ballet class. Ballet shoes are not required for the class but I always prefer to wear them to get the best possible workout. I had been using ballet shoes that were a decade old and after realizing my love for this class, I thought it was time to upgrade to new ballet shoes.
Below was my criteria for new ballet shoes:
-Bloch or Capezio have always been my preference from the past
After some online research and heading to The Dance Store www.thedancestore.com in Los Angeles, where I was fitted properly and given a large selection, I fell in love with the latest Bloch Elastosplit. The shoes took a while to get used to since it allows the arch more freedom but definitely the easiest pair of shoes I’ve ever had to break in and provide an almost custom fit.
According to the Bloch website, “The “Elastosplit” is a cutting edge design; by removing unnecessary materials the dancer’s arch becomes more visible. The dancer’s foot is still supported and protected whilst looking incredibly streamlined. Elastosplit is available in the ‘X’ and ‘PI’ design, to give security and comfort to different foot shapes.”