WOMEN’S PUMPS

Millions of women succumb to the power and allure of high heel shoes, while the world succumbs to the women who wear them. Put simply, the pump means success, status and sex appeal.

Pumps with bow od Red Valentino Pumps with bow od Red Valentino SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Red Valentino

Pumps with bow

'd-slanty hh' leather stiletto pumps od Diesel 'd-slanty hh' leather stiletto pumps od Diesel SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Diesel

'D-SLANTY HH' leather stiletto pumps

‘garda’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘garda’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Garda’ pumps

Leather pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo Leather pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Salvatore Ferragamo

Leather pumps

‘maple’ platform pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘maple’ platform pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

‘Maple’ platform pumps

‘kaitence’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘kaitence’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

‘Kaitence’ stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ stiletto pumps

Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Bottega Veneta

Leather pumps

‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ stiletto pumps

‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

Pumps with logo od Fendi Pumps with logo od Fendi SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Fendi

Pumps with logo

'fira' suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'fira' suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'FIRA' suede stiletto pumps

'love' glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' glitter stiletto pumps

'love' leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' leather stiletto pumps

'maple' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'maple' pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'MAPLE' pumps

Transparent pumps od Yeezy Transparent pumps od Yeezy

Yeezy

Transparent pumps

‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

Platform shoes od Givenchy Platform shoes od Givenchy

Givenchy

Platform shoes

‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ stiletto pumps

‘daria’ stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster ‘daria’ stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

‘Daria’ stiletto pumps

Stiletto pumps with jeweled ankle strap od Gucci Stiletto pumps with jeweled ankle strap od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Stiletto pumps with jeweled ankle strap

‘giovanna’ stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster ‘giovanna’ stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

‘Giovanna’ stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ leather stilettos od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ leather stilettos od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ leather stilettos

 'opyum' leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent  'opyum' leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'OPYUM' leather stiletto pumps

‘mykonos’ platform shoes od Eytys ‘mykonos’ platform shoes od Eytys

Eytys

‘Mykonos’ platform shoes

‘betty’ platform stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘betty’ platform stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Betty’ platform stiletto pumps

‘zizi’ platform stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zizi’ platform stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zizi’ platform stiletto pumps

‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

Eiffel tower stiletto pumps od Vetements Eiffel tower stiletto pumps od Vetements

Vetements

Eiffel tower stiletto pumps

Pumps with metalware od Marni Pumps with metalware od Marni

Marni

Pumps with metalware

‘mary jane’ decorative heel pumps od Fendi ‘mary jane’ decorative heel pumps od Fendi

Fendi

‘Mary Jane’ decorative heel pumps

‘anja’ pants od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ pants od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ pants

Leather stiletto pumps od Gucci Leather stiletto pumps od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Leather stiletto pumps

‘vally’ velvet pumps od Dolce & Gabbana ‘vally’ velvet pumps od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Vally’ velvet pumps

‘zoe’ pumps  od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ pumps  od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ pumps

Pumps with tie fastening od Balenciaga Pumps with tie fastening od Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Pumps with tie fastening

Embellished stiletto pumps od Red Valentino Embellished stiletto pumps od Red Valentino PERMANENT COLLECTION

Red Valentino

Embellished stiletto pumps

'erin' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'erin' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'ERIN' stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ leather stiletto pumps

‘anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print

‘nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla PERMANENT COLLECTION

Le Silla

‘Nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps

‘lexica’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘lexica’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Lexica’ stiletto pumps

Logo stiletto pumps od Balenciaga Logo stiletto pumps od Balenciaga PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balenciaga

Logo stiletto pumps

‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ pumps

‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ pumps

‘edwige’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘edwige’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

‘Edwige’ leather stiletto pumps

‘petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps od Le Silla PERMANENT COLLECTION

Le Silla

‘Petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Sakeya’ stiletto pumps

‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Sakeya’ stiletto pumps

‘fetto’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘fetto’ pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Fetto’ pumps

‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

‘opyum’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘opyum’ pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Opyum’ pumps

‘michelle’ leather stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier ‘michelle’ leather stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier PERMANENT COLLECTION

Alexandre Vauthier

‘Michelle’ leather stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘anja’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ leather stiletto pumps

‘teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

‘Teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ leather stiletto pumps

High heels – style afoot

Adored, extreme, seductive, dangerous, very confusing, total – there are a lot of words that could describe the fashionable pump.

Power on high

So young and so influential, you could say of heels that have been around for 70 years. Their short but colourful history have seen periods of delight, dynamic development, triumph, rejection, and finally renaissance. They have not only accompanied but influenced the presence and perception of women in the modern world. High heels have experienced many changes in the way they have been regarded and understood. Today, they are synonymous with prestige, power, strength, sex appeal and the independence of women. Earlier, in the 1950s, they offered a means of needed change, of rebellion against fixed social roles. Famous actresses of the time, such as Marilyn Monroe and Diana Dors inspired millions of women with the desire to live and dress for themselves. The fates of the artists were as colourful as their creations, including sky-high stilettos, and there is still discussion about the role that the pump played in the transformations witnessed over the years. Society puzzled over the cost of the release of women from the well-trodden path that was their role in the context of enslavement, to a new phenomenon – the perception of women through the prism of sexualisation. The next decade, and their socio-cultural changes, effectively reduced the height of the heels. Stilettos and their lovers around the world were brought flat shoes – among others, the famous ballerina - promoting a new type of femininity full of youthful charm and naturalness. For some women, high heels were inherently associated with liberation and strength. For others, their absence meant the same thing. Heels returned at the end of the seventies, when British shoe designer Terry de Havilland created pumps for Zandra Rhodes. In more recent history high heel shoes have helped create the image of the modern woman in the TV series "Sex and the City". The show’s heroines are working and successful, and they consume and acquire luxury goods, including of course the pump.

Who brought us the pump?

Roger Vivier, a prominent French designer with Dior, is hailed as the father of high heel shoes. Having been associated with the shoe industry since the age of 17, he blended a brilliant sense of aesthetics with technical skills that put his work proudly in top spot. Celebrities and representatives of royal courts queued for his creations. Perfectly fitting shoes have become elaborate, brilliant complements to the crown of Dior creations. Paying heed to the feminine shape, New Look gained a worthy foundation. The specific design of high heels forced continuous improvements, and they underwent changes in shape, height and the thickness of the heel. Thinner and longer posed a danger of fracture, so Charles Jordan introduced the metal rod, and the aluminum pad created by Mehmet Kurdash. Any doubts held by designers were dispelled by the newly invented plastic heel with insert. Improvements to high heels aimed not only to protect the body of the woman wearing them, but also of men who succumbed to injuries, for example, while dancing – not to mention the permanent heel marks in floors. The workshops of shoe geniuses such as Vivier, Ferragamo, and Perugia continued improving their models.

What to look for in high heels?

First of all, high quality. Only then can we guarantee proper design, careful workmanship and have no doubts about standards. Leather pumps from an excellent brand will provide many years of pleasure with their irresistible charm. The height of the heels is an individual matter, so consider a stabilising shoe platform. After purchasing matching black stilettos, allow yourself to experiment more boldly, perhaps with silver heels. The Vitkac.com online store offers hundreds of examples from the finest fashion houses. New high heeled shoes highlight the beauty of the luxurious dresses, and the whole styling can be enriched by women’s jewellery