Stilettos v Pumps: What’s The Difference?

Whether you’re a veteran shoe-wearer or just starting out, it’s likely that you’ve heard these three terms thrown around a lot. But what do they mean? And how do they differ?

In this K-12 staffing article, we’ll take a closer look at each type of shoe and explain the
differences between these three shoe types so that you can make an educated decision when choosing your next pair.

What Are Stilettos?

Stilettos are the highest of the high—and they’re usually defined as having at least 4″ heels. They can be difficult to walk in if they don’t fit well or aren’t broken in properly, but they make your legs look amazing and elongate your silhouette.

They are great for going out on a date or an audition or meeting someone new—they’re sexy and sultry and they say “I’m confident”

What Are Pumps?

Pumps are also a type of high heel with an open-toe design, but they have a much shorter heels than stilettos. Pumps are typically less than 1 inch tall and can be comfortable to wear even if they don’t fit perfectly because their soles are flat and flexible enough to bend slightly with your foot as it moves through its range of motion during walking or running activities.

Pumps or Stilettos: Which one should I get?

The biggest downsides to wearing stilettos too often are that they can cause foot pain if worn for long periods of time, they don’t work well with wide feet, and they don’t provide much support for ankles or knees.

While pumps are practical and will get you where you need to go without making your feet hurt too much. neither of these shoes are built for everyday wear. And trust me: if you try to wear them all day long, your feet will definitely feel it by the time you get home from work!

Final Thoughts!

If you’re looking for a shoe that's going to give you a little bit more support, and maybe not be as hard on your feet, then pumps might just be the way to go. If you're looking for something with a little more style and trickier to walk in, stilettos might be the better option.

Remember: there are no rules! You can wear whatever makes YOU feel good (and when it comes down to it, isn’t that what fashion is all about?)





Guest Blogger

Milli Beamer has been helping employers find qualified employees using staffing agencies.
She now wants to share her knowledge with others.


Stilettos v Pumps: What’s The Difference?