... and not only that: did you know that pumps were originally worn by ladies and gentlemen? In the 17th century, the shoes were part of the wardrobe of the nobility in France. The noble society had taken a liking to the heels of the pumps, as they made both male and female wearers appear taller and at the same time contributed to an upright, lofty posture. A lot has changed since then. Today, there is hardly a fashion-conscious woman who does not have at least one variation of women&rsquo,s shoes in her repertoire. But what exactly are pumps? Pumps are shoes with a flat sole and more or less high heel in different variants. They often have a wide neckline, but apart from that they are closed and in most cases manage without a closure. Unlike their big sisters, the high heels, their heel is a maximum of ten centimeters high.
If you take a closer look at the pumps as a perennial favorite in the history of women&rsquo,s shoes, the reasons for their success are obvious.
Practical and colorful - there are pumps for every occasion
Firstly, there is hardly any type of shoe that is easier to put on. Pumps usually have no closure, so you just slip them on and off you go! Where tö That&rsquo,s up to you, as pumps come in so many different variations and colors that you&rsquo,ll find a suitable pair for any occasion. Models in dark colors like black, brown, or gray, for example, can round out the professional look of a business suit. Black pumps in particular can be combined with a wide variety of colors and outfits. Be it for a simple, but stylish appearance in harmony with muted colors or in contrast to strong colors to make them shine even more. Of course, the shoe itself can also play the leading role: Who wants to provide an eye-catcher at a party or in everyday life, certainly does not miss the desired effect with a pair of pumps in bright red, yellow or turquoise.
But the variety of colors is not the only thing that contributes to the richness of variation of the popular women&rsquo,s shoes. In addition to the classic pumps with spiked heels and rounded toe, which were fashionable among ladies in the 50s, there are now many other variants and countless brands for women to choose from.
Wear comfort in pumps: this should be considered
Decisive for the comfort of women&rsquo,s shoes is, among other things, the type of heel: for ladies who want to enjoy as much stability and wearing comfort as possible, a low heel is recommended. The width of the heel is also important for stability, pumps with block heels offer particularly high levels of security in this regard. Alternatively, you can also go for pumps with wedge heels, so-called wedge pumps or wedge pumps. Especially when walking or running faster, these reduce the risk of twisting. Pumps with narrow, higher spiked heels or even high heels, on the other hand, are more suitable for wearers who have already gained experience with walking on high shoes. For that special feel-good effect, you should also pay attention to how the footbed is made and what materials the women&rsquo,s shoe is made of. A soft footbed and a high-quality sole, for example made of leather, as well as a light padding of the shoe can make it easier to wear high shoes in everyday life. Here it can also be useful to find out which brands produce women&rsquo,s shoes with particularly high wearing comfort.
What kind of pumps goes with what outfit?
Of course, your own clothing style and the season in which the shoes are to be used also play a role in the purchase decision. Combined with a chic skirt or a light dress, for example, sling pumps are perfect for the warm season, as they have openings on the sides or in the heel area. Peeptoe pumps, on the other hand, are characterized by an opening at the front of the toes. Strictly speaking, these variants are already considered sandals because of their openings. Also suitable for shorter dresses or skirts are the aforementioned wedge pumps, which are closed all around. Whereby these also look good with pants and offer more protection, should it be cooler. For the cold season, high-front pumps in black or dark colors have proven themselves, which close particularly high and thus offer protection from moisture and cold to the feet.
A visual accent set the so-called Spangenpumps or strappy pumps. With these, as the name suggests, a clasp or strap runs over parts of the foot. This provides more stability and offers space for ornamentation.
In the search for the perfect pumps, it depends in summary, therefore, on the right stability, color and texture, but also on your own style of dress and your own experience. The same applies, of course, for high heels, sandals with heels or boots..