Poll: Ballet / Character Ballet

What brand is your character shoe?
By kathyheartballet
On Sat Jun 11, 2011 09:41 PM


I've always used Capezios for my character shoes and I also think that Blochs are REALLY uncomfortable. I just wanted to know who wears what kind of shoe because my friends all agree that Capezios are better, but I'm pretty sure that there are still people who wear Blochs.

17 Replies to What brand is your character shoe?

re: What brand is your character shoe?
By tempsleve
On Sun Jun 12, 2011 01:15 AM
Sansha :) And they are extremely comfortable !
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By twinkletoes88member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Jan 28, 2012 09:07 PM
I've just ordered myself some RED!! Freed Supergrade Bar Character Shoes. SOOOOO excited! RED! hehe
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By wembley
On Sun Jan 29, 2012 01:42 AM
I just got new ones, and the Bloch shop had two models of character shoes- the older style and a new style. The new style are soooooo much more comfortable.
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By Swanlakedancer
On Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:47 AM
Bloch are amazing when it comes to dance shoes. I have the new Bloch character shoes that clip over to the side of the foot on the shoe. They are really easy to point in, but a but slippery at first! As soon as you break the shoes in, you'll be fine and they will work with you as the heel if very strong and does a fantastic click.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By Astridnannerl
On Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:21 PM
Capezio are comfortable with softer material but doesn't last as long. Bloch are pretty but the material is kind of hard. Sansha are the most durable but I don't really like how most of their models are bulky looking.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By BalletBlossom
On Sun Sep 30, 2012 05:35 PM
I have had Capezios since the beginning. One of my friends used to have Blochs and did say they were uncomfortable.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By hummingbird
On Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:44 PM
Freeds all the way, I use their character shoes with taps on as my tap shoes too.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By ChristinePremium member
On Mon Oct 01, 2012 03:32 AM
twinkletoes88 wrote:

I've just ordered myself some RED!! Freed Supergrade Bar Character Shoes. SOOOOO excited! RED! hehe


If these shoes will take taps

I NEED THEM.....DESPERATELY...

Like....this is number one on my bucket list.

Please share .... where did you find them?

Keep On Dancing*
re: What brand is your character shoe? (karma: 1)
By twinkletoes88member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Oct 01, 2012 03:49 AM
Hi Christine,

I'm pretty sure they do, or you could at least order them.

They were special orders but still cheaper than most pairs here in Australia. I just emailed the freed shop in London (www.freedoflondon.com) and told them what I wanted....easy peasy. My style of shoe also can be ordered in Brown, Green and I think Blue (As well as black obviously.)

They are the love of my life....so amazingly comfortable ! I think they were about 65 pounds plus postage.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:13 PM
Edited by majere (186163) on 2012-09-30 23:14:01
I tapped in Capezios for many years. Now, I have Miller and Ben character tap shoes and I love them.

For a jazz dance I had to get Blochs, i really liked them, still have them in my closet somewhere.

When I was doing ballroom I bought the Bloch split sole character shoes with the suede sole. So comfortable.

I've never taken a character class, but I'd probably get Blochs if I did.
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By hummingbird
On Fri Oct 05, 2012 05:57 PM
www.freedusa.com . . .

This is the link for Freeds USA and the shoes I use for Character.

The Ladies Oxford is what I use for tap, Capezio taps fit them perfectly.

www.freedusa.com . . .
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By Aeldao
On Sun Feb 03, 2013 04:44 PM
Mine are "Merlet" (french shoemaker). They're very smooth, with a good support tough. The heel is very elegant and makes beautiful legs ^^
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By Bunheadwithtutus
On Sat Apr 20, 2013 06:16 PM
Just got these today:
www.google.com . . .

They are So Danca and I think they are the most comfortable ones that I have found so far....can't wait to break them in!!
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By ELLS
On Sun Dec 29, 2013 03:17 PM
What is the difference in wearing the low heel and the mid heel character shoes for character ballet?
re: What brand is your character shoe?
By Maile
On Sun Apr 27, 2014 02:25 PM
I use capezio academy greysole and I love them! They look a little weird though. The strap is pink an they are canvas, not leather.

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