Did you know the history of pumps goes all the way back to ancient Rome and Egypt? And that in Britain, due to a more modern precursor, they’re still referred to as court shoes? When it comes to the term “classic,” it’s hard to get a better pedigree than the pump. Throughout history, designers have done their best to update the basic shape in a variety of ways. Currently, the pointed-toe pump is making its return to fashion over the rounded toe and platform styles of recent years, so we’re rounding up some of the best pointed-toe pumps in stores now.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.