Bloch®'s "Speed Factor" split-sole dance sneaker is
constructed with a breathable mesh/synthetic upper with suede vamp and a
PU non marking outsole. This sneaker features an elastic Velcro
attachment that allows the dancer to quickly customize the fit of the
shoe. The suede toe offers added comfort and the spin spot helps reduce
The S0580L "Speed Factor" is a low profile dance sneaker designed for
but not limited to dance disciplines such as Jazz and Urban born street
styles such as Funk, Hip Hop and Tribal forms. Its sleek form and clean
lines make it equally at home or on the street.
Elastic Velcro attachment This attachment
system is new to the dance sneaker market and allows the dancer to
customize the fit of the shoe in the shortest possible time. The
placement of the attachment on the outside of the foot is to
minimize interference as this area is less likely to come into
contact with the body or floor during movement. The stretch
properties of the elastic allow the dancer to bend and shape their
foot accordingly without losing the support of the shoe when it fits
tight against the muscle.
Upper Design Specifics The upper has been
designed to help with the ideal aesthetics required by a performer
in the art of dance. Many moments in dance require the foot to be
viewed as an extension of the leg and not a separate entity
separated by the ankle joint. For the foot to complete the line of
the leg unbroken, it must follow a certain path/angle that is viewed
as appealing to the audience. This direction of the foot is called "pronation
of the ankle" or more commonly referred to as "fishing the foot".
The lines of the upper stitching, as well as material component
locations, all contribute to the increased illusion of this ideal.
Suede Reinforcement Toe Pad The suede toe
reinforcement is in a position on the upper that will experience
maximum contact with the floor during dance movements, and
subsequently maximum wear.
The Spin Spot The Spin Spot is located on
the front outsole. It is a raised section of the PU material and its
purpose it to reduce friction when performing turning movements.
Demipointe Flex Channels The "demipointe"
is a position of the foot that the dancer will use again and again
during any dance movement. It is also a position of the foot that is
used during walking. The position can described as having the toes
and metatarsal joints still in contact with the floor, with the heel
and the rest of the foot off the floor. The introduction of flex
channels across the front outsole and through the spin spot will
reduce the amount of resistance in this area when the demipointe
position is active.
PU Outsole The PU material has been used
specifically for the outsole as it offers a compromise between
"slip" and "grip" on common dance surfaces.
Women order same to 1/2 size larger