Why is a closed toe stiletto shoe called a 'pump'?

Why is a closed toe stiletto shoe called a 'pump'

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  • Good question. Maybe because they pump up our butts, ha, ha. By the way, I love the shoes in your photo.

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What Guys Said 2

  • Those are some sweet shoes...

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  • uuuh i made a history-presentation about women shoes a few months ago... but i think the name was formed when that kind of shoe was getting more and more popular during the 20th century... It was reintroduced as a normal, casual women shoe since it was worn mainly by men in the 17th/18th century... i think it was also used as a shoe for riding horses originally... not sure tho

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What Girls Said 3

  • i don't get it too!! but the shoe you posted is really pretty... i like the ribbon detail

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  • Because they are supposed to have more of an "athletic" feeling and look

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  • Loving those shoes in the picture.

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