High Heel Pumps
Click on any sexy high heel pumps pictures below to get more information about the sexy high heel shoes, or to see a larger image, or to purchase the women's high heel pumps. They are available in wide width, ankle strap, concealed platform, peep toe and more. High heels range from two inch to six inch. We have this style of footwear in sizes 5 to 17. You'll find lots of colors like black, blue, red, white, pink, green, tan, cream, gold, silver...plus animal prints, glitter and rhinestone, too.
(DEFINITION: Pumps are one of the most popular styles of women's shoes, and they're also one of the most difficult to define. In their most basic form, pumps have closed backs, and low-cut fronts that hit closer to the toes than they do the top of the foot. A classic pump has a seamless vamp, and is without laces, buckles, straps or ties, but it's very common to see the classic pump silhouette enhanced by an ankle strap, t-strap, or mary jane strap. Pumps can have open toes, peep toes, pointy toes, round toes, almond toes or square toes, and they can have heels of any height.
HISTORY: There are a few schools of thought as to the derivation of the shoe term PUMP...1)The kind of shoe called a ‘pump’ got its name because in the early days of motor cars all the gas station attendants were female, men being considered unsuitable for the job because they smoked cigars. Anyway, these female pump attendants supposedly all had to wear special shoes called ‘pumps’ that were designed not to slip on oily pavement. 2)It has been suggested that “pump” in this sense is derived from “pomp” meaning “display of splendor and magnificence,” although the “pump” is usually a pretty simple shoe. 3)The “pump” shoe owes its name to the humble mechanical “pump.” The classic “pump” shoe lacks straps or other fasteners, and the key to the shoe staying on one’s foot is its snug fit, rather like the piston of a pump. In fact, back in the 16th century, such pistons in pumps were known as “pump shoes” from their vaguely shoe-like shape. It’s likely that the “pump” shoe took its name, in a 16th century pun, from these close-fitting “pump shoe” pistons. 4)The explanation is tied to events in Bath, England. It refers to a type of flat shoe worn for dancing during the heyday of “taking the waters” at the various spa towns. The room where the spa water was dispensed, and in which, or in adjacent rooms, social events such as dances were held during the season, was commonly called the “pump room(s)” – Hence “pumps” for the shoes which would often have been worn there. (word-detective.com)
SHOE & BOOT ORDERS- Please consider ordering a size slightly larger than your flat shoe size...for shoes, add half a size...for boots, add a full size. This is just a suggestion from our experience. Please call 253-927-7766 with sizing questions. Size chart can be found at http://www.fantasiawear.com/size-charts.htm