Sneakers that might inspire you to work out more in 2012


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Working out more is one of those New Year’s resolutions most of us make each year, but understandably have a difficult time sticking to. Cute exercise clothes aren’t going to make getting to the gym easier, but they could help and these new fitness shoes from Bloch are a good place to start.

Bloch has been making dance shoes for ballet, jazz, tap and ballroom since 1932 and more recently segued into contemporary footwear including pumps, oxfords and feminine ballet flats. Their latest endeavor is a collection of dance fitness sneakers that are lightweight and wearable for everyone, including the seasoned dance pro and the novice who’s looking to attend a first Zumba session in 2012.


Like a dance shoe, these are super flexible but offer much more support, with a multi-layered sole for bounce and shock absorption.

As a plus, they come in an array of candy hues with pop color accents like lemon yellow, bright purple and fuchsia.

They’re not out until early February, so there’s plenty of time to sign up for Zumba and get the perfect coordinating attire together.

Bloch Dance Fitness sneakers are $70-$100 and will be available in February at


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