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.

'lauren’ pumps od Chloe 'lauren’ pumps od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Chloe

'Lauren’ pumps

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Studded pumps od Alexander McQueen Studded pumps od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Alexander McQueen

Studded pumps

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‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

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‘opyum’ pumps with logo heel od Saint Laurent ‘opyum’ pumps with logo heel od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Opyum’ pumps with logo heel

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‘almond’ pumps od Bottega Veneta ‘almond’ pumps od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Bottega Veneta

‘Almond’ pumps

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Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Stilettos with logo

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‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

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‘tate’ heeled ankle boots od The Attico ‘tate’ heeled ankle boots od The Attico AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

The Attico

‘Tate’ heeled ankle boots

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Studded pumps od Alaia Studded pumps od Alaia AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Alaia

Studded pumps

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Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Stilettos with logo

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Logo pumps od Versace Jeans Couture Logo pumps od Versace Jeans Couture AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Logo pumps

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Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture Stilettos with logo od Versace Jeans Couture AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Versace Jeans Couture

Stilettos with logo

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‘amber’ heeled sandals od Saint Laurent ‘amber’ heeled sandals od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Saint Laurent

‘Amber’ heeled sandals

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Leather stilettos od Balenciaga Leather stilettos od Balenciaga AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Balenciaga

Leather stilettos

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Tie-up heeled sandals od Ganni Tie-up heeled sandals od Ganni AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Ganni

Tie-up heeled sandals

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‘rene 65’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘rene 65’ pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

‘Rene 65’ pumps

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‘venus’ pumps od The Attico ‘venus’ pumps od The Attico AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

The Attico

‘Venus’ pumps

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‘bloc’ pumps od Bottega Veneta ‘bloc’ pumps od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Bottega Veneta

‘Bloc’ pumps

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'thandi 85' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo 'thandi 85' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'THANDI 85' slingback pumps

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Satin pumps od The Attico Satin pumps od The Attico AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

The Attico

Satin pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Taormina’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

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‘lamsy’ heeled ankle boots od Isabel Marant ‘lamsy’ heeled ankle boots od Isabel Marant AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Isabel Marant

‘Lamsy’ heeled ankle boots

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'stretch' pumps with chain od Bottega Veneta 'stretch' pumps with chain od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Bottega Veneta

'STRETCH' pumps with chain

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'birtie' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'birtie' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'BIRTIE' stiletto pumps

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‘sandie’ slingback pumps od Red Valentino ‘sandie’ slingback pumps od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Red Valentino

‘Sandie’ slingback pumps

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‘sandie’ slingback pumps od Red Valentino ‘sandie’ slingback pumps od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Red Valentino

‘Sandie’ slingback pumps

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'romy 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY 85' stiletto pumps

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'ray 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo 'ray 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'RAY 65' slingback pumps

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'birtie' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'birtie' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'BIRTIE' stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

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‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Love 100’ pumps

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'love 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE 85' stiletto pumps

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'ray 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo 'ray 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'RAY 65' slingback pumps

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'thandi 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo 'thandi 65' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'THANDI 65' slingback pumps

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'ray 100' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo 'ray 100' slingback pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'RAY 100' slingback pumps

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'rene 65' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'rene 65' pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'RENE 65' pumps

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'rene 65' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'rene 65' pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'RENE 65' pumps

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'romy 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2020

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY 85' stiletto pumps

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

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps

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‘talika 85’ stiletto sandals od Jimmy Choo ‘talika 85’ stiletto sandals od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Talika 85’ stiletto sandals

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‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

‘Love 100’ pumps

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‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Love 100’ pumps

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‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love 100’ pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Love 100’ pumps

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‘saise 85’ heeled shoes od Jimmy Choo ‘saise 85’ heeled shoes od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Saise 85’ heeled shoes

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy 85’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Saise’ pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zahir’ pumps

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

Michael Kors

‘Dorothy’ stiletto pumps

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

AllSaints

‘Zehra’ suede stiletto pumps

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

Philipp Plein

Translucent stiletto pumps

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

MISBHV

‘Active’ sock pumps

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

Stuart Weitzman

‘Vea’ pumps

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

AllSaints

‘Zehra’ suede stiletto pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

Heeled leather shoes

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

Stuart Weitzman

‘Tasha’ pumps

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

Sophia Webster

‘Freya’ platform sandals

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

Dsquared2

'FENG' heeled sandals

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

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Keira’ heeled sandals

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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