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.

‘romy 85’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy 85’ pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy 85’ pumps

‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pumps

‘saise’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘saise’ pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Saise’ pumps

‘dorothy flex’ stiletto pumps od Michael Kors ‘dorothy flex’ stiletto pumps od Michael Kors PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

‘Dorothy Flex’ stiletto pumps

‘zahir’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zahir’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zahir’ pumps

‘dorothy’ stiletto pumps od Michael Kors ‘dorothy’ stiletto pumps od Michael Kors PERMANENT COLLECTION

Michael Kors

‘Dorothy’ stiletto pumps

‘zehra’ suede stiletto pumps od AllSaints ‘zehra’ suede stiletto pumps od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Zehra’ suede stiletto pumps

Openwork pumps od Bottega Veneta Openwork pumps od Bottega Veneta PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Openwork pumps

Translucent stiletto pumps od Philipp Plein Translucent stiletto pumps od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Translucent stiletto pumps

‘babette’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘babette’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Babette’ suede stiletto pumps

‘active’ sock pumps od MISBHV ‘active’ sock pumps od MISBHV

MISBHV

‘Active’ sock pumps

Leather pumps od MISBHV Leather pumps od MISBHV PERMANENT COLLECTION

MISBHV

Leather pumps

‘vea’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘vea’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Vea’ pumps

‘zehra’ suede stiletto pumps od AllSaints ‘zehra’ suede stiletto pumps od AllSaints PERMANENT COLLECTION

AllSaints

‘Zehra’ suede stiletto pumps

Heeled leather shoes od Salvatore Ferragamo Heeled leather shoes od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

Heeled leather shoes

‘tasha’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘tasha’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Tasha’ pumps

‘zeri’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zeri’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zeri’ pumps

‘freya’ platform sandals od Sophia Webster ‘freya’ platform sandals od Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster

‘Freya’ platform sandals

 'feng' heeled sandals od Dsquared2  'feng' heeled sandals od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

'FENG' heeled sandals

‘keira’ heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana ‘keira’ heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Keira’ heeled sandals

‘zeri’ ballet flats od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zeri’ ballet flats od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zeri’ ballet flats

'eva' stiletto pumps od Le Silla 'eva' stiletto pumps od Le Silla

Le Silla

'EVA' stiletto pumps

Leather pumps od Gucci Leather pumps od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Leather pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

Heeled sandals od Off White Heeled sandals od Off White PERMANENT COLLECTION

Off White

Heeled sandals

Heeled pumps with logo od Salvatore Ferragamo Heeled pumps with logo od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

Heeled pumps with logo

‘d-slanty’ stiletto pumps od Diesel ‘d-slanty’ stiletto pumps od Diesel

Diesel

‘D-Slanty’ stiletto pumps

‘7’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘7’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘7’ stiletto pumps

Leather pumps od Fendi Leather pumps od Fendi PERMANENT COLLECTION

Fendi

Leather pumps

Patterned pumps od Fendi Patterned pumps od Fendi

Fendi

Patterned pumps

Transparent stiletto pumps od Givenchy Transparent stiletto pumps od Givenchy

Givenchy

Transparent stiletto pumps

Sergio rossi x manebi od Manebi Sergio rossi x manebi od Manebi

Manebi

Sergio Rossi x Manebi

Heeled pumps od Stuart Weitzman Heeled pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

Heeled pumps

Openwork pumps od Bottega Veneta Openwork pumps od Bottega Veneta PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Openwork pumps

‘petra’ heeled sandals od Michael Kors ‘petra’ heeled sandals od Michael Kors

Michael Kors

‘Petra’ heeled sandals

‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch ‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch

Tory Burch

‘Penelope’ stiletto pumps

‘deco’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘deco’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla

Le Silla

‘Deco’ transparent stiletto pumps

Transparent stiletto pumps od Givenchy Transparent stiletto pumps od Givenchy

Givenchy

Transparent stiletto pumps

Leather pumps od Marni Leather pumps od Marni PERMANENT COLLECTION

Marni

Leather pumps

‘tasha’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘tasha’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Tasha’ pumps

‘glenys crystal 75’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘glenys crystal 75’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Glenys Crystal 75’ pumps

‘elisabetta’ heeled mules od Stuart Weitzman ‘elisabetta’ heeled mules od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Elisabetta’ heeled mules

‘kitty’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘kitty’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Kitty’ pumps

Stiletto heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana Stiletto heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

Stiletto heeled sandals

Slingback pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Slingback pumps od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Slingback pumps

Stiletto heeled mules od Dolce & Gabbana Stiletto heeled mules od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Stiletto heeled mules

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Kaiana’ stiletto pumps

‘glenys’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘glenys’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Glenys’ pumps

'kiltie' pumps on decorative heel od Burberry 'kiltie' pumps on decorative heel od Burberry

Burberry

'KILTIE' pumps on decorative heel

Ankle tie pumps od Burberry Ankle tie pumps od Burberry PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

Ankle tie pumps

Knotted mules od Burberry Knotted mules od Burberry PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

Knotted mules

‘anny’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘anny’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Anny’ stiletto pumps

‘anny’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘anny’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman

‘Anny’ stiletto pumps

‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch ‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch

Tory Burch

‘Penelope’ stiletto pumps

‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch ‘penelope’ stiletto pumps od Tory Burch

Tory Burch

‘Penelope’ stiletto pumps

‘axee’ stiletto sandals od Isabel Marant ‘axee’ stiletto sandals od Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

‘Axee’ stiletto sandals

‘sock pump’ heeled pumps od The Row ‘sock pump’ heeled pumps od The Row PERMANENT COLLECTION

The Row

‘Sock Pump’ heeled pumps

Stiletto sandals od Dolce & Gabbana Stiletto sandals od Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Stiletto sandals

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

Saint Laurent

‘Lexi’ stiletto pumps

Platform shoes od Burberry Platform shoes od Burberry

Burberry

Platform shoes

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