Today I want to highlight the versatility of Bloch’s warm-up boots, worn by professional dancers and dance students the world over.
I’m often asked what dancers wear in between rehearsals and shows to keep their feet warm, and the answer is usually a Bloch warm-up boot.
They all have black soles but a variety of colours on the topside – blue, purple and red plus grey. They are very light and have adjustable straps around the top of the boot and the middle for a perfect fit. Perhaps you need to put your ballet shoes on underneath ?
The boots are extremely warm despite weighing almost nothing, and in the UK they cost around £22. They can last for a long time and are fairly tough – just don’t put them in the tumble dryer !
They come in three sizes usually – small (UK 2-4.5), medium (UK 5-7) and large (UK 7.5-10). You can buy them from online dance shop DanceDirect and a number of other ballet wear shops.
Here is a picture taken back stage at the Royal Albert Hall last year when English National Ballet were performing Swan Lake.