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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.

‘rio’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘rio’ pumps od Sophia Webster quick-view AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Sophia Webster

‘Rio’ pumps

Embellished pumps od Fendi Embellished pumps od Fendi quick-view

Fendi

Embellished pumps

Pointed toe pumps od Givenchy Pointed toe pumps od Givenchy quick-view

Givenchy

Pointed toe pumps

‘annalise’ pumps od Burberry ‘annalise’ pumps od Burberry quick-view

Burberry

‘Annalise’ pumps

‘leta 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘leta 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Leta 100’ stiletto pumps

‘leta 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘leta 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Leta 100’ stiletto pumps

Pumps with logo od Fendi Pumps with logo od Fendi quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Fendi

Pumps with logo

Platform loafers od Gucci Platform loafers od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Platform loafers

Platform loafers od Gucci Platform loafers od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Platform loafers

‘monroe’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘monroe’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Stuart Weitzman

‘Monroe’ stiletto pumps

‘tabi’ peep toe pumps od Maison Margiela ‘tabi’ peep toe pumps od Maison Margiela quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Maison Margiela

‘Tabi’ peep toe pumps

Pattered stiletto pumps with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana Pattered stiletto pumps with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view

Dolce & Gabbana

Pattered stiletto pumps with a sock

Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

Lace pumps

‘romy’ glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy’ glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ glitter stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

‘palace’ cut-out pumps od Saint Laurent ‘palace’ cut-out pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Palace’ cut-out pumps

‘edwige’ stiletto sandals od Saint Laurent ‘edwige’ stiletto sandals od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Edwige’ stiletto sandals

‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view

Saint Laurent

‘Charlotte’ pumps

‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Charlotte’ pumps

Printed pumps od Off White Printed pumps od Off White quick-view

Off White

Printed pumps

'hayworth’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman 'hayworth’ pumps od Stuart Weitzman quick-view

Stuart Weitzman

'Hayworth’ pumps

‘romy 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy 100’ stiletto pumps

Pumps with logo od Fendi Pumps with logo od Fendi quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Fendi

Pumps with logo

Cut-out shoes with decorative heel od Marni Cut-out shoes with decorative heel od Marni quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Marni

Cut-out shoes with decorative heel

Stiletto pumps with decorative sole od Maison Margiela Stiletto pumps with decorative sole od Maison Margiela quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Maison Margiela

Stiletto pumps with decorative sole

‘palace’ sequin pumps od Saint Laurent ‘palace’ sequin pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view

Saint Laurent

‘Palace’ sequin pumps

‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view

Saint Laurent

‘Charlotte’ pumps

‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Charlotte’ pumps

Floral motif stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Floral motif stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral motif stiletto pumps

Skull motif pumps od Philipp Plein Skull motif pumps od Philipp Plein quick-view

Philipp Plein

Skull motif pumps

Slingback pumps od Bottega Veneta Slingback pumps od Bottega Veneta quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Bottega Veneta

Slingback pumps

‘valerie’ stiletto pumps od Golden Goose ‘valerie’ stiletto pumps od Golden Goose quick-view

Golden Goose

‘Valerie’ stiletto pumps

‘anny’ suede stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘anny’ suede stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman quick-view

Stuart Weitzman

‘Anny’ suede stiletto pumps

‘d-slanty’ denim pumps od Diesel ‘d-slanty’ denim pumps od Diesel quick-view

Diesel

‘D-Slanty’ denim pumps

‘cone’ pumps od Givenchy ‘cone’ pumps od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

‘Cone’ pumps

‘cone’ pumps od Givenchy ‘cone’ pumps od Givenchy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

‘Cone’ pumps

'romy' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy' stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY' stiletto pumps

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

Diesel

‘D-Slanty’ stiletto pumps

‘vara’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘vara’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Vara’ pumps

Pumps with a cut-out detail od Dolce & Gabbana Pumps with a cut-out detail od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view

Dolce & Gabbana

Pumps with a cut-out detail

'teddy' stilettos od Saint Laurent 'teddy' stilettos od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

'TEDDY' stilettos

‘demi’ branded pumps od Michael Kors ‘demi’ branded pumps od Michael Kors quick-view

Michael Kors

‘Demi’ branded pumps

High heel boots with cut-outs od Gucci High heel boots with cut-outs od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

High heel boots with cut-outs

Pointed toe stiletto pumps od Yeezy Pointed toe stiletto pumps od Yeezy quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Yeezy

Pointed toe stiletto pumps

‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pumps

Decorative heel shoes od Gucci Decorative heel shoes od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Decorative heel shoes

‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent ‘charlotte’ pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view

Saint Laurent

‘Charlotte’ pumps

Stiletto pumps with fringes od Alexander McQueen Stiletto pumps with fringes od Alexander McQueen quick-view

Alexander McQueen

Stiletto pumps with fringes

‘romy’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo quick-view

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ stiletto pumps

‘travis’ heeled sandals od Jimmy Choo ‘travis’ heeled sandals od Jimmy Choo quick-view

Jimmy Choo

‘Travis’ heeled sandals

‘opyum’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent ‘opyum’ stiletto pumps od Saint Laurent quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Saint Laurent

‘Opyum’ stiletto pumps

High-top sock pumps od Dolce & Gabbana High-top sock pumps od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

High-top sock pumps

‘mary jane’ pumps od Dolce & Gabbana ‘mary jane’ pumps od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Mary Jane’ pumps

‘slingback’ pumps with cut-out od Dolce & Gabbana ‘slingback’ pumps with cut-out od Dolce & Gabbana quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

‘Slingback’ pumps with cut-out

‘lurano’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘lurano’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Lurano’ pumps

'bione' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo 'bione' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view

Salvatore Ferragamo

'BIONE' stiletto pumps

'alba x5' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo 'alba x5' stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

'ALBA X5' stiletto pumps

Printed stiletto pumps od Maison Margiela Printed stiletto pumps od Maison Margiela quick-view

Maison Margiela

Printed stiletto pumps

Shoes with bow and logo od Gucci Shoes with bow and logo od Gucci quick-view PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Shoes with bow and logo

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