The high-heel obsession predates Carrie Bradshaw — we women have swooned over shoes for centuries, really. Of course, we're practical, too, and the classic black pump is a perfect example of that pragmatism. It's sophisticated, chic, and always in style. And because a girl can never have too many kicks — even basic black ones — we've rounded up 13 pairs to get you through fall — and so many more seasons to come.
But, make no mistake — just because this footwear is considered timeless doesn't mean it can't be fun, too. A little detailing here, a splash of metallic there, et voilà! You've got yourself a set of stems that go beyond office appropriate. There's definitely more than one way to wear these black beauties, and we've got the proof right here. Well-heeled? You'd better believe it.