When I saw that Ideeli was featuring Bloch shoes a few weeks ago, I just had to take a chance. I had some lingering store credit from a returned purchase that didn’t work out and I’ve heard great reviews about the Bloch brand, so I figured it was worth a shot.
To provide some background, I have very, very sensitive feet. They blister in just about every pair of shoes I own. Even the most comfortable pair of Naturalizers give my tootsies little pain spots. It’s VERY difficult to find shoes that don’t absolutely kill and I am very picky about my shoes. Ask me about Aldo some time.
These Bloch flats though – they are fantastic.
Pardon the grainy picture, but I took these shots at work 🙂
My feet could instantly tell that this company takes comfort seriously – it comes as no surprise that Bloch is well-known for their ballet shoes and comfy higher-end leather flats. While they were very comfortable, I have to admit that these shoes aren’t exactly high quality. They’re average quality canvas with adjustable elastic ties to make them tighter or looser based on your preference. I tried tightening mine a bit and they started to hurt, so looser ended up working best for me. I was a little worried that the elastic strap would break because it seemed a bit flimsy, but so far, they’ve held up.
One thing I am not totally thrilled with?
Oh yeah, those are bugs on the inside! What?? Why?!? I don’t get it. They kinda creep me out every time I stick my feet inside. As someone who has actually found a bug crawling inside her shoe, this isn’t exactly awesome. There is a little raised heel pad though, which is pretty great.
I also don’t love the “jelly” bottom:
I assume that this is why they’re called “Crystal” flats, so it makes sense, but I’d prefer a more opaque bottom to make them a bit less casual.
But you know what? These shoes were such a great fit and value that I’m completely willing to overlook the inside and bottom. They’re super comfortable and at Ideeli, they were under $40. You really can’t beat that.
Definitely worth a try! I’m going to get my hands on some leather flats as soon as possible.
The Ideeli links in this article are my personal referral links. If you sign up and make a purchase, I will receive a store credit at Ideeli. I have been very happy with Ideeli’s service and have found their customer service and delivery to be very prompt.