Friday, September 24, 2010

Pointe shoe quiz September 23, 2010

Who is the maker of this dancer’s pointes?


  1. Looking at the sole of the raised foot, there is a 3/4 sole. Looking through a few different pages, I saw the closest model to the one pictured is Bloch Alpha.

    According to "The Alpha by Bloch features the new revolutionary 3/4 outsole design. This shoe is aimed at the advanced student and professional market. The purpose of this new design is to offer a shoe that allows maximum bend at the arch, without compromising support. Fully developed foot and ankle strength is advised."

    Since a 3/4 sole is not that common, and the only other shoes I see are full soled or one split soled, my answer is the Bloch Alpha.

  2. Jill,

    Gaynors... i think... this is a tricky one.


  3. Hello Jill
    The shoe is a Bloch Model Alpha
    Nice picture...What is the ballet production there doing?

  4. Sorry Paul, the shoes aren't Gaynors.

    The correct answer is as Eric and Paul D answered, Bloch Alpha pointes, which are identifiable by the distinctive 3/4 outer sole.

  5. I just imagined answering this quiz whilst in the same position on the 'BDSM Fall Training Pt II' picture you posted, Jill. I'd be half dead by now!... would I want to get them wrong? maybe...


  6. Intentionally? Ohhh, you’re a masochist? :-)


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