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.

‘zoe’ pumps  od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ pumps  od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ pumps

Pumps with tie fastening od Balenciaga Pumps with tie fastening od Balenciaga AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Balenciaga

Pumps with tie fastening

‘madame’ pumps od Bottega Veneta ‘madame’ pumps od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Bottega Veneta

‘Madame’ pumps

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 AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ leather stiletto pumps

‘anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ stiletto pumps with leopard print

‘nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps od Le Silla AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Le Silla

‘Nicole’ transparent stiletto pumps

‘lexica’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘lexica’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Lexica’ stiletto pumps

Logo stiletto pumps od Balenciaga Logo stiletto pumps od Balenciaga AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Balenciaga

Logo stiletto pumps

‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ pumps

‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ pumps

‘edwige’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘edwige’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Edwige’ leather stiletto pumps

‘petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps od Le Silla AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Le Silla

‘Petalo’ appliqued stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Sakeya’ stiletto pumps

‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘sakeya’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Sakeya’ stiletto pumps

‘fetto’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘fetto’ pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Fetto’ pumps

‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

‘opyum’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘opyum’ pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Opyum’ pumps

‘michelle’ leather stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier ‘michelle’ leather stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Alexandre Vauthier

‘Michelle’ leather stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘anja’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘anja’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Anja’ leather stiletto pumps

‘teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Teddy’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘zoe’ leather stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Zoe’ leather stiletto pumps

‘kiki’ suede stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ suede stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ suede stiletto pumps

Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Lace pumps

Pumps with lace overlay od Dolce & Gabbana Pumps with lace overlay od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Pumps with lace overlay

‘vb’ suede pumps od Victoria Beckham ‘vb’ suede pumps od Victoria Beckham AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Victoria Beckham

‘VB’ suede pumps

Suede pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Suede pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Suede pumps

Leopard-printed stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Leopard-printed stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Leopard-printed stiletto pumps

Stiletto pumps with logo appliqué od Dolce & Gabbana Stiletto pumps with logo appliqué od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Stiletto pumps with logo appliqué

Leopard-printed pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Leopard-printed pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Leopard-printed pumps

‘petalo’ embellished stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘petalo’ embellished stiletto pumps od Le Silla AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Le Silla

‘Petalo’ embellished stiletto pumps

‘dixon’ suede pumps od Michael Kors ‘dixon’ suede pumps od Michael Kors AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Michael Kors

‘Dixon’ suede pumps

‘d-slanty’ leather stiletto pumps od Diesel ‘d-slanty’ leather stiletto pumps od Diesel AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Diesel

‘D-Slanty’ leather stiletto pumps

‘d-slanty’ leather stiletto pumps od Diesel ‘d-slanty’ leather stiletto pumps od Diesel PERMANENT COLLECTION

Diesel

‘D-Slanty’ leather stiletto pumps

Logo stiletto pumps od Burberry Logo stiletto pumps od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

Logo stiletto pumps

Patterned stiletto pumps od Vetements Patterned stiletto pumps od Vetements AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Vetements

Patterned stiletto pumps

Logo stiletto pumps od Burberry Logo stiletto pumps od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

Logo stiletto pumps

‘margrette’ pumps od Burberry ‘margrette’ pumps od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

‘Margrette’ pumps

‘gazania’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘gazania’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Gazania’ pumps

‘capua’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘capua’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Capua’ pumps

‘alba x5’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘alba x5’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Alba X5’ stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps with logo

Baroque pattern stiletto pumps od Versace Baroque pattern stiletto pumps od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

Baroque pattern stiletto pumps

‘kelsey’ velvet stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘kelsey’ velvet stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Stuart Weitzman

‘Kelsey’ velvet stiletto pumps

‘jennifer’ stiletto pumps with bow od Stuart Weitzman ‘jennifer’ stiletto pumps with bow od Stuart Weitzman AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Stuart Weitzman

‘Jennifer’ stiletto pumps with bow

‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ suede stiletto pumps

‘ari’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo ‘ari’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Ari’ stiletto pumps with logo

Pumps with metalware od Alexander McQueen Pumps with metalware od Alexander McQueen AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Alexander McQueen

Pumps with metalware

Decorative stiletto heel pumps od Saint Laurent Decorative stiletto heel pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Decorative stiletto heel pumps

‘kiki’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pumps

‘kiki’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘kiki’ pumps od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

‘Kiki’ pumps

‘lavish’ tulle stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘lavish’ tulle stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Lavish’ tulle stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps with logo od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps with logo

‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ suede stiletto pumps

‘garda’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘garda’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Garda’ 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