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.

Logo-embossed pumps od Chloe Logo-embossed pumps od Chloe AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Chloe

Logo-embossed pumps

Embellished pumps with metalware od Marni Embellished pumps with metalware od Marni AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marni

Embellished pumps with metalware

‘vb’ velvet stiletto pumps od Victoria Beckham ‘vb’ velvet stiletto pumps od Victoria Beckham AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Victoria Beckham

‘VB’ velvet stiletto pumps

Medusa head stiletto pumps od Versace Medusa head stiletto pumps od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

Medusa head stiletto pumps

Branded pumps od Gucci Branded pumps od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

Branded pumps

Branded platform espadrilles od Gucci Branded platform espadrilles od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

Branded platform espadrilles

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Alba’ suede stiletto pumps

Transparent shoes on wedges od Yeezy Transparent shoes on wedges od Yeezy PERMANENT COLLECTION

Yeezy

Transparent shoes on wedges

‘sandie’ pumps od Red Valentino ‘sandie’ pumps od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

‘Sandie’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Ivy’ leather stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Jessie’ pumps

‘fetto’ pumps with a cut-out od Jimmy Choo ‘fetto’ pumps with a cut-out od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Fetto’ pumps with a cut-out

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ suede stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

Pumps with a cut-out detail od Dolce & Gabbana Pumps with a cut-out detail od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Pumps with a cut-out detail

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

Balenciaga

Patterned stiletto pumps

Cut-out pumps od Gucci Cut-out pumps od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Cut-out pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Ivy’ leather stiletto pumps

‘fetto’ pumps with a cut-out od Jimmy Choo ‘fetto’ pumps with a cut-out od Jimmy Choo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Jimmy Choo

‘Fetto’ pumps with a cut-out

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ suede stiletto pumps

‘ortensia’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘ortensia’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Ortensia’ pumps

Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Bottega Veneta

Leather pumps

Branded platform shoes od Gucci Branded platform shoes od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Branded platform shoes

Heeled ankle boots with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana Heeled ankle boots with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Heeled ankle boots with a sock

Floral print pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Floral print pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral print pumps

Pointed toe stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Pointed toe stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Pointed toe stiletto pumps

Mules with a bow od Dolce & Gabbana Mules with a bow od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Mules with a bow

Knee-high heeled boots with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana Knee-high heeled boots with a sock od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Knee-high heeled boots with a sock

Medusa head stiletto pumps od Versace Medusa head stiletto pumps od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

Medusa head stiletto pumps

Pumps with a decorative heel od Bottega Veneta Pumps with a decorative heel od Bottega Veneta AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Bottega Veneta

Pumps with a decorative heel

Pumps with a bow od Red Valentino Pumps with a bow od Red Valentino AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Red Valentino

Pumps with a bow

‘zeri’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zeri’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zeri’ stiletto pumps

‘zahir’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zahir’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zahir’ stiletto pumps

‘alba x5’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘alba x5’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Alba X5’ stiletto pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Alba X5’ stiletto pumps

Embellished pumps od Marni Embellished pumps od Marni AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marni

Embellished pumps

‘lauren’ pumps od Chloe ‘lauren’ pumps od Chloe PERMANENT COLLECTION

Chloe

‘Lauren’ pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Ortensia’ pumps

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

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Ortensia’ pumps

‘zeri’ stiletto pumps with bow od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘zeri’ stiletto pumps with bow od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Zeri’ stiletto pumps with bow

‘wave’ pumps od Chloe ‘wave’ pumps od Chloe PERMANENT COLLECTION

Chloe

‘Wave’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pointed toe stiletto pumps

Branded pumps od Gucci Branded pumps od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Branded pumps

‘rio’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘rio’ pumps od Sophia Webster AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Sophia Webster

‘Rio’ pumps

Pointed toe pumps od Givenchy Pointed toe pumps od Givenchy PERMANENT COLLECTION

Givenchy

Pointed toe pumps

Embellished pumps od Fendi Embellished pumps od Fendi

Fendi

Embellished pumps

‘annalise’ pumps od Burberry ‘annalise’ pumps od Burberry PERMANENT COLLECTION

Burberry

‘Annalise’ pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Leta 100’ stiletto pumps

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

Jimmy Choo

‘Leta 100’ stiletto pumps

Platform loafers od Gucci Platform loafers od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Platform loafers

Platform loafers od Gucci Platform loafers od Gucci PERMANENT COLLECTION

Gucci

Platform loafers

‘monroe’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman ‘monroe’ stiletto pumps od Stuart Weitzman PERMANENT COLLECTION

Stuart Weitzman

‘Monroe’ stiletto pumps

‘tabi’ peep toe pumps od Maison Margiela ‘tabi’ peep toe pumps od Maison Margiela 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

Dolce & Gabbana

Pattered stiletto pumps with a sock

Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Lace pumps od Dolce & Gabbana PERMANENT COLLECTION

Dolce & Gabbana

Lace pumps

‘romy’ glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy’ glitter stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ glitter stiletto 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