Bloch character and chorus-line dance shoes come with cushioned insoles to reduce fatigue. The shank strength has been balanced to provide an elegant compromise between heel stability and foot flexibility. The forefoot sole of each character shoe has a suede pad so that you can turn and slide whilst remaining in control. Our character dance shoes come in various shapes with t-bar straps or ankle straps to keep the shoe firmly in place. We stock full leather character dance shoes, or for the beginner starting out in dance there are lower cost synthetic shoes. Bloch character dance shoes are available in black and tan with heel heights of 1.5 inches, 2 inches, 2.5 inches and 3 inches.