Bloch Sync Tap Shoes

 

Bloch Sync Tap Shoes

Product Type:  Tap Shoes

Brand:  Bloch

Style Name:  Sync

Style Number(s):  

S0321L

MSRP:  $68.00*

Colors Available:  Black and Tan

Sizes Available:

Adult 4 to 12 in Medium width

Manufacturer Description:

The Sync tap is an oxford inspired style with new taps for optimal sound.

Features

  • Full leather upper with reinforced eyelets
  • Durable, strong and stable shoe with perfect balance fit
  • New and improved MEGA taps with superior acoustical sound
  • Pro balance rubber pad attached under the ball of the foot for a non slip sole on tap surfaces
  • Cushioned insole for shock absorption
  • Engineered with larger taps that have been developed to fit perfectly flush to the toe and heel edges for optimal sound

Manufacturer’s Website: http://us.blochworld.com

Kat’s Thoughts:

I’ve kinda fallen in love with this shoe…. and I don’t even tap!

Why?

It’s a good mid-level tap shoe that has some really great sound.  The price is easier to swallow than the MUCH more expensive tap shoes (~$90+) that are out there… but also has really good sound quality and tone to the taps.  It does not have a “tinny” sound to the taps like many of the value level taps do.  The shoe is fairly hefty and solidly built. But it’s also got a lot of the nice features that you’d expect in the high-end tap shoes.

I like this shoe, particularly for the intermediate (also a growing kid) tapper or the adult tapper who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on a pair of tap shoes… but really does want a nicer pair.

Sizing – I do have an issue with.  This shoe runs SMALL.  Bloch (which kinda runs small to begin with) even suggests to go up a size from street shoe.  TBH – I’d almost try up a full two sizes and edit downwards from there – especially if you’re a growing kiddo!

 

Sizing Info:  Bloch suggests to start with 1 full size up from street shoe.  In real life – seems to be more like 1 to 1.5 sizes up.

Material/Content: Leather Upper, Rosin composite sole.

Intro Date:  I *think* 2016… maybe as late as 2017… but I really think 2016

Discontinue Date:  n/a

Other Notes:  This shoe is picking up popularity.

*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that.  Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS!  When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand.  That’s not cheap.  Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks.  Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it.  Support your local store. Please.  When you do, you validate why we have physical stores and why we, as store owners, dedicate ourselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.

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