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.

'alba 70' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo 'alba 70' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

'ALBA 70' stiletto pumps

Branded pumps od Vetements Branded pumps od Vetements quick-view

Vetements

Branded pumps

'sue 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'sue 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'SUE 85' stiletto pumps

'lancer' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'lancer' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LANCER' stiletto pumps

'lancer' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'lancer' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LANCER' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'ava 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'ava 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'AVA 100' stiletto pumps

'erin' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'erin' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'ERIN' pumps

'jessie 40' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'jessie 40' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'JESSIE 40' pumps

'jessie 40' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'jessie 40' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'JESSIE 40' pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE 85' stiletto pumps

Block heel shoes od Gucci Block heel shoes od Gucci quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Gucci

Block heel shoes

Appliquéd pumps od Marni Appliquéd pumps od Marni quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Marni

Appliquéd pumps

'opyum' pumps od Saint Laurent 'opyum' pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'OPYUM' pumps

'rav' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'rav' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'RAV' stiletto pumps

Branded stiletto pumps od Versace Branded stiletto pumps od Versace quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Branded stiletto pumps

Baroque motif pumps od Versace Baroque motif pumps od Versace quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Baroque motif pumps

'charlotte' suede pumps od Saint Laurent 'charlotte' suede pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'CHARLOTTE' suede pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'ava 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'ava 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'AVA 100' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'love' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'LOVE' stiletto pumps

'romy 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY 100' stiletto pumps

'romy 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy 100' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY 100' stiletto pumps

'sue 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'sue 85' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Jimmy Choo

'SUE 85' stiletto pumps

'rio pump' stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster 'rio pump' stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

'RIO PUMP' stiletto pumps

'bibi butterfly' stiletto boots od Sophia Webster 'bibi butterfly' stiletto boots od Sophia Webster quick-view SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Sophia Webster

'BIBI BUTTERFLY' stiletto boots

'evangeline' stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster 'evangeline' stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

'EVANGELINE' stiletto sandals

'medolla' pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo 'medolla' pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

'MEDOLLA' pumps

'crystals vara' pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo 'crystals vara' pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

'CRYSTALS VARA' pumps

'sylvie gg' pumps od Gucci 'sylvie gg' pumps od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

'SYLVIE GG' pumps

Leather pumps od Balenciaga Leather pumps od Balenciaga quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balenciaga

Leather pumps

'teddy' stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent 'teddy' stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'TEDDY' stiletto pumps

'jamie' stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent 'jamie' stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'JAMIE' stiletto pumps

Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs od Chloe Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs od Chloe quick-view

Chloe

Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs

Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs od Chloe Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs od Chloe quick-view

Chloe

Stiletto pumps with decorative cut-outs

Heeled shoes with prints od Vetements Heeled shoes with prints od Vetements quick-view

Vetements

Heeled shoes with prints

Ankle high, heeled boots od Balenciaga Ankle high, heeled boots od Balenciaga quick-view

Balenciaga

Ankle high, heeled boots

Pumps with a logo od Balenciaga Pumps with a logo od Balenciaga quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balenciaga

Pumps with a logo

Translucent stiletto pumps od Yeezy Translucent stiletto pumps od Yeezy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Yeezy

Translucent stiletto pumps

Translucent stiletto pumps od Yeezy Translucent stiletto pumps od Yeezy quick-view

Yeezy

Translucent stiletto pumps

'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman 'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Stuart Weitzman

'LEIGH 105' stiletto heels

'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman 'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Stuart Weitzman

'LEIGH 105' stiletto heels

'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman 'leigh 105'  stiletto heels od Stuart Weitzman quick-view

Stuart Weitzman

'LEIGH 105' stiletto heels

'leanne' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'leanne' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view

Jimmy Choo

'LEANNE' pumps

'sonia' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'sonia' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'SONIA' pumps

'sonia' pumps od Jimmy Choo 'sonia' pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

'SONIA' pumps

Enriched pumps od Marni Enriched pumps od Marni quick-view

Marni

Enriched pumps

'dorothy' heeled shoes od Michael Kors 'dorothy' heeled shoes od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'DOROTHY' heeled shoes

'claire' heeled shoes od Michael Kors 'claire' heeled shoes od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'CLAIRE' heeled shoes

'dorothy' heeled shoes od Michael Kors 'dorothy' heeled shoes od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

'DOROTHY' heeled shoes

'bibi butterfly' velvet stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster 'bibi butterfly' velvet stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

'BIBI BUTTERFLY' velvet stiletto pumps

'bibi butterfly' stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster 'bibi butterfly' stiletto pumps od Sophia Webster quick-view

Sophia Webster

'BIBI BUTTERFLY' stiletto pumps

'lucia' satin stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster 'lucia' satin stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster quick-view

Sophia Webster

'LUCIA' satin stiletto sandals

'chiara' stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster 'chiara' stiletto sandals od Sophia Webster quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Sophia Webster

'CHIARA' stiletto sandals

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