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.

‘taissa’ woven pumps od Miista ‘taissa’ woven pumps od Miista SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Miista

‘Taissa’ woven pumps

‘taissa’ woven pumps od Miista ‘taissa’ woven pumps od Miista SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Miista

‘Taissa’ woven pumps

‘brianna’ woven pumps od Miista ‘brianna’ woven pumps od Miista SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Miista

‘Brianna’ woven pumps

'carole' pumps od Saint Laurent 'carole' pumps od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Saint Laurent

'CAROLE' pumps

Heeled pumps od Fendi Heeled pumps od Fendi SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Fendi

Heeled pumps

‘stack’ heeled shoes od Bottega Veneta ‘stack’ heeled shoes od Bottega Veneta SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Bottega Veneta

‘Stack’ heeled shoes

Stiletto pumps with sock od Balmain Stiletto pumps with sock od Balmain SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Balmain

Stiletto pumps with sock

Leather stiletto pumps od Versace Leather stiletto pumps od Versace SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Versace

Leather stiletto pumps

‘aoki’ pumps od Alexandre Vauthier ‘aoki’ pumps od Alexandre Vauthier SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Alexandre Vauthier

‘Aoki’ pumps

‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pumps

‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Sophia Webster

‘Jasmine’ pumps

‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Sophia Webster

‘Jasmine’ pumps

‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Sophia Webster

‘Jasmine’ pumps

Cut-out pumps od Chloé Cut-out pumps od Chloé SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Chloé

Cut-out pumps

‘gaile’ pumps od Chloé ‘gaile’ pumps od Chloé SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Chloé

‘Gaile’ pumps

Cut-out pumps od Chloé Cut-out pumps od Chloé SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Chloé

Cut-out pumps

‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ pumps

Woven pumps od Fendi Woven pumps od Fendi SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Fendi

Woven pumps

Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Appliquéd stiletto pumps

Stiletto pumps with logo od Balmain Stiletto pumps with logo od Balmain SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Balmain

Stiletto pumps with logo

Heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana Heeled sandals od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Heeled sandals

Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta Leather pumps od Bottega Veneta SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Bottega Veneta

Leather pumps

‘romy’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘romy’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Romy’ pumps

Pumps with logo od Dolce & Gabbana Pumps with logo od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Pumps with logo

‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Sophia Webster

‘Jasmine’ pumps

‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster ‘jasmine’ pumps od Sophia Webster SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Sophia Webster

‘Jasmine’ pumps

‘spatolina’ heeled pumps od Marsell ‘spatolina’ heeled pumps od Marsell SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Marsell

‘Spatolina’ heeled pumps

Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Appliquéd stiletto pumps

‘breslin’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘breslin’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Breslin’ pumps

Stiletto pumps od Maison Margiela Stiletto pumps od Maison Margiela SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Maison Margiela

Stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

‘malaga kid’ pumps od Gucci ‘malaga kid’ pumps od Gucci SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Gucci

‘Malaga Kid’ pumps

‘the madame’ pumps od Bottega Veneta ‘the madame’ pumps od Bottega Veneta SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Bottega Veneta

‘The Madame’ pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Mair’ pumps

‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Mair’ pumps

‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘mair’ pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Mair’ pumps

Heeled pumps with logo od J.W. Anderson Heeled pumps with logo od J.W. Anderson SPRING/SUMMER 2021

J.W. Anderson

Heeled pumps with logo

Heeled pumps with logo od J.W. Anderson Heeled pumps with logo od J.W. Anderson SPRING/SUMMER 2021

J.W. Anderson

Heeled pumps with logo

Heeled pumps with logo od Moschino Heeled pumps with logo od Moschino SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Moschino

Heeled pumps with logo

‘judy’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘judy’ stiletto pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Judy’ stiletto pumps

‘gilda’ stiletto sock pumps od Le Silla ‘gilda’ stiletto sock pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Gilda’ stiletto sock pumps

’the madame’ heeled pumps od Bottega Veneta ’the madame’ heeled pumps od Bottega Veneta SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Bottega Veneta

’The Madame’ heeled pumps

‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus ‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jacquemus

‘Les Chaussures Novio’ pumps

‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus ‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jacquemus

‘Les Chaussures Novio’ pumps

‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus ‘les chaussures novio’ pumps od Jacquemus SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jacquemus

‘Les Chaussures Novio’ pumps

‘avery’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘avery’ pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Avery’ pumps

Heeled pumps od Versace Jeans Couture Heeled pumps od Versace Jeans Couture SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Versace Jeans Couture

Heeled pumps

Heeled pumps od JIL SANDER+ Heeled pumps od JIL SANDER+ SPRING/SUMMER 2021

JIL SANDER+

Heeled pumps

Stiletto sock boots od Balenciaga Stiletto sock boots od Balenciaga SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Balenciaga

Stiletto sock boots

‘malaga’ stiletto pumps od Gucci ‘malaga’ stiletto pumps od Gucci SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Gucci

‘Malaga’ stiletto pumps

Leather pumps od Maison Margiela Leather pumps od Maison Margiela SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Maison Margiela

Leather pumps

‘opyum’ heeled sandals od Saint Laurent ‘opyum’ heeled sandals od Saint Laurent SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Saint Laurent

‘Opyum’ heeled sandals

Stiletto with logo od Balenciaga Stiletto with logo od Balenciaga SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Balenciaga

Stiletto with logo

Leather stiletto pumps od Balenciaga Leather stiletto pumps od Balenciaga SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Balenciaga

Leather stiletto pumps

Etro x gianvito rossi od Etro Etro x gianvito rossi od Etro SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Etro

Etro x Gianvito Rossi

Mesh stiletto pumps od Le Silla Mesh stiletto pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

Mesh stiletto pumps

‘mair’ suede pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘mair’ suede pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Mair’ suede pumps

Stiletto pumps with logo od Dolce & Gabbana Stiletto pumps with logo od Dolce & Gabbana SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Dolce & Gabbana

Stiletto pumps with logo

‘deco prince’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘deco prince’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Deco Prince’ stiletto pumps

‘deco eva’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘deco eva’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Deco Eva’ stiletto pumps

‘deco eva’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘deco eva’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Deco Eva’ stiletto pumps

‘deco ivy’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla ‘deco ivy’ stiletto pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Deco Ivy’ stiletto pumps

‘vara’ heeled pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘vara’ heeled pumps od Salvatore Ferragamo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Vara’ heeled pumps

‘love 100’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love 100’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love 100’ leather stiletto pumps

‘sae’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘sae’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Sae’ stiletto pumps

‘saeda 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘saeda 100’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Saeda 100’ stiletto pumps

‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ suede stiletto pumps

Leather pumps with logo od Moschino Leather pumps with logo od Moschino SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Moschino

Leather pumps with logo

‘rya’ stiletto mules od Jimmy Choo ‘rya’ stiletto mules od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Rya’ stiletto mules

Stiletto pumps with logo od Moschino Stiletto pumps with logo od Moschino PERMANENT COLLECTION

Moschino

Stiletto pumps with logo

'romy' suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo 'romy' suede stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

'ROMY' suede stiletto pumps

‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ leather stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ leather stiletto pumps

‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo ‘love’ stiletto pumps od Jimmy Choo SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Jimmy Choo

‘Love’ stiletto pumps

Stiletto pumps od The Attico Stiletto pumps od The Attico SPRING/SUMMER 2021

The Attico

Stiletto pumps

‘rolo’ pumps with logo od Salvatore Ferragamo ‘rolo’ pumps with logo od Salvatore Ferragamo PERMANENT COLLECTION

Salvatore Ferragamo

‘Rolo’ pumps with logo

'franne' heeled pumps od Chloé 'franne' heeled pumps od Chloé SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Chloé

'FRANNE' heeled pumps

Stiletto pumps od The Attico Stiletto pumps od The Attico SPRING/SUMMER 2021

The Attico

Stiletto pumps

Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Alexander McQueen Appliquéd stiletto pumps od Alexander McQueen SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Alexander McQueen

Appliquéd stiletto pumps

‘alex’ stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier ‘alex’ stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Alexandre Vauthier

‘Alex’ stiletto pumps

‘ane’ stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier ‘ane’ stiletto pumps od Alexandre Vauthier SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Alexandre Vauthier

‘Ane’ stiletto pumps

‘kabir’ leather pumps od Le Silla ‘kabir’ leather pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Kabir’ leather pumps

‘minerva’ leather pumps od Le Silla ‘minerva’ leather pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Minerva’ leather pumps

Etro x gianvito rossi od Etro Etro x gianvito rossi od Etro SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Etro

Etro x Gianvito Rossi

Heeled pumps od Kate Spade Heeled pumps od Kate Spade SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Kate Spade

Heeled pumps

Stiletto pumps with bow od Red Valentino Stiletto pumps with bow od Red Valentino SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Red Valentino

Stiletto pumps with bow

‘minerva’ leather pumps od Le Silla ‘minerva’ leather pumps od Le Silla SPRING/SUMMER 2021

Le Silla

‘Minerva’ leather pumps

‘knife shark’ leather pumps od Balenciaga ‘knife shark’ leather pumps od Balenciaga PERMANENT COLLECTION

Balenciaga

‘Knife Shark’ leather 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