Heel Height Truth

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As Editor of celebheights I've read a lot of commentary by visitors on how much shoes or heels actually give you over your barefoot height. From people saying timberlands give 2 easy inches, to folk thinking a 3-inch heel gives you 3 actual inches and that 2-3 inch lifts are common fair amongst celebrities....there's a tiny bit of misinformation floating around ;-)

The truth is, with women's heels, many don't give what you might imagine. Its all to do with the pivot point of your foot. If you measure yourself barefoot and then go on your tip-toes, you'll probably find you can get close to 3 inches of height. So to get 4 inches of actual height you need a high angle shoe and a platform at the front that is at least 1 inch.

I've created a video talking about heel height in more detail...

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Lucy bim says on 15/Apr/15
Hi rob I'm 5'8 1/2 and I'm a size 9 if I wear these wedges Click Here that have a 4 1/2" heel; 1" platform how tall would I be
[Editor Rob: probably almost 6ft, like 5ft 11.75 range]
Ashely says on 14/Apr/15
I'm 5'11 how tall will I be if I wear these? Click Here
[Editor Rob: in those particular ones I'd say 6ft 2 and a bit, like 6ft 2 and 1/3rd.]
Ashely says on 14/Apr/15
Hi, I'm 5'11 and I have a louboutin pointed toe stiletto heel. How tall do you think I will be?
[Editor Rob: those can have a sharp high angle so if your foot size was like 8-9 at least I'd think you might measure about 6ft 2.5 in them.]
Cierra says on 12/Apr/15
Hi, I'm about 5'6 1/2 close to 5'7 and I have some heels that are I say about maybe 6 inches or so with a 1.5 platform almost two inches. How tall would I be in those? They're for prom and I don't want to be taller than my date. He's 6ft.
[Editor Rob: if he wears 0.75-1 inch shoes he's going to be almost 6ft 1...you might get 4 and a fraction out of your heels so not quite 6ft...I think he will safely appear taller by an inch or so.]
J.Lee says on 12/Apr/15
Rob can u make an image on what a 5 foot 10.5 man with 1 inch shoes standing next to a 5 ft 9 girl with 5 inch heels (1 inch platforms) would look like?
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure what you are asking, I'd need to think of 2 actors that size and find image of that? She should be looking 1.5-1.75 inches taller than him with that scenario. ]
Brandon says on 11/Apr/15
How much would these Nike Air Max 90s give you Rob? Click Here
[Editor Rob: anywhere in 1.1 to 1.3, I believe larger sizes like 11US give slightly more than the smaller 8-9 size does.]
Aloognon says on 11/Apr/15
When I wore timberlands I went from 5'9.25" to 5'11"
Sara R. says on 9/Apr/15
If I'm 5 10 I wear a shoe size 10 and I wear 3 1/2 heels with a 2 inch platform how tall will I be?
[Editor Rob: likely measure 6ft 1 in those.]
Kelly says on 7/Apr/15
I'm 5'5 and wear a size 8 sometimes 9 how tall would I be wearing wedges?
[Editor Rob: wedges vary a bit, some can be really thick and high giving near 4 inches, but a lot are 2.5-3.25 range I found.]
Melanie says on 7/Apr/15
How tall would a 5'7" girl be in these? Click Here
[Editor Rob: you should be 5ft 11 in those]
Rae says on 5/Apr/15
How much height would these give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: although the platform isn't quite 0.5 inch, it's still a high enough angle that it should give maybe 3.1-3.2 inches if your foot was 7-8, maybe around 3 if size 3-4]
Shel says on 2/Apr/15
I'm 5'3" size 7.5 shoe. How tall would I be in a 1.5" platform with a 5" heel?
[Editor Rob: you might be right on the 5ft 7 mark with those.]
Kat says on 26/Mar/15
Hiii, I'm 5'6.5", feet are size 8/8.5. How tall would I be wearing basic party pumps? Or in other words, the 5" heels with a 1"-2" platform? Thanks :)
[Editor Rob: you should reach that 5ft 10 mark, possibly a tiny bit over the mark. ]
Bishop says on 22/Mar/15
How much would this give?: Click Here
[Editor Rob: I'd be expecting a girl to get in the 4.5 inch range out of those.]
Jose says on 22/Mar/15
If this is true, I wonder how my girlfriend looked taller than me in high heels. It measured me at 1.80 barefoot. My girlfriend measured herself at 1.67. We were both barefoot, my girlfriend put on some high heels that did have a platform on the front, she made me stand up, we were in front of the mirror, and she looked an inch taller than me and started laughing. The high heels were her sister's and she already took them back. I was kind of shocked so later I looked at the shoes and they seemed to only have a 5 inch heel (estimating) in the back, I really think that they were 5.5 inches tops, the heel was real thick, and there was a platform in the front. My girlfriend does have big feet, she wears a size 10. I was up a long time that day, since early in the morning, I am wondering if I lost height during the day. I even tried to stand up straight and as tall as possible when we compared heights. She has worn really high heels around me and has not seems so tall but they didn't have a thick platform in the front. Do some girls get more height based on their bone structure, foot size?
[Editor Rob: a longer foot can mean the pivot point is further back and they can get more (if size 9-10 compared to a female with size 3-4)...it might in some heels be like half inch difference. From what you say, she would need at least 13cm out of those heels to match your height - her eyelevel might be higher so it might have felt she was taller, but it was just eyes and you were nearer? For 13cm I'd expect a heel with 2-inch platform at least to push it up that high.]
zazz says on 17/Mar/15
I'm 5'6 and my heels are 5.5" and the platform for those heels are 1.75" How tall will I be?
[Editor Rob: could be 5ft 10 on the nose]
J.Lee says on 16/Mar/15
Rob, how much height do these heels add Click Here
[Editor Rob: could be 9 or 10 inch, really big things...]
Destiny says on 14/Mar/15
i'm 5'3 inches tall and wear a shoe size of an 8 or 8 1/2. for me to be about 5'5 in them, what is the recommended heel height?
[Editor Rob: if you buy a heel in a shop that is called 2.5 inches then you'd be around 5ft 5, if you bought one that was called a 3-inch you might measure somewhere in the 5ft 5.5 range.]
Mary says on 14/Mar/15
Hi, If I am 5'10", shoe size 9 and a half, and I wear 2.5 inch heels (no platform).. How tall would it make me?
[Editor Rob: probably 6ft or a touch over it]
PromGirl says on 12/Mar/15
Hi, I am 5'9 and I want to wear: Back heel height: approx. 5.5"; Shaft height from high point heel: approx. 3"; Platform height: approx. 1". How tall will I be?
[Editor Rob: I think you would clear the 6ft mark, probably 6ft 0.5 range.]
Bishop says on 11/Mar/15
Rob, if a woman wears a 2 inch heel and the other a 4 inch heel, what would the heel advantage be? I ask because of pictures like these: Click Here Click Here
[Editor Rob: Katie might have about 1.5 inch more heel...Middleton might have only about 1-1.2 inch more heel than Michelle in the other photo.]
Barbra says on 11/Mar/15
If I am 5'11 How tall would I be in 3 in heels?
[Editor Rob: probably in the 6ft 1.5-1.75 range]
shmily says on 7/Mar/15
im 5'8 without heels. how tall would i be if i wore a 6 inch heel with 1.5 inch platform?
[Editor Rob: possibly 6ft 1/4-1/3rd]
Blaire says on 4/Mar/15
if I am 5'9" and I wear 4 inch heels without a platform how tall would they make me?
[Editor Rob: around 6ft - 6ft 0.25 range]
Insey says on 26/Feb/15
If I'm a hair under 6ft in 4.5 inch heels/ .5 inch platform, approximately how tall would I be barefoot?
[Editor Rob: possibly a fraction over 5ft 8 towards 8.5]
Carter says on 25/Feb/15
are lita boots completely out of style or could I still wear them? and how tall would they make me if I'm 4'11"
Mackenzie says on 25/Feb/15
how much height would I get from shoes that have a 4.5 inch heel and a 2 inch platform?
[Editor Rob: probably 3.75 inch range]
Moonkitten says on 24/Feb/15
I'm 5'4 an I'm wearing 4in wedges how tall would that make me?
[Editor Rob: probably just over the 5ft 7, maybe 5ft 7.25 range]
Teetee says on 21/Feb/15
Hey rob. I'm 5'7, and I mostly wear 4.5" or 5 " heels with no platform everyday similar to the Christian Louboutin "un bout" heels. The heel placement is far in the back of the heels. How tall would that make me, I feel close to my 5'9" peers when I wear them.
Kayla says on 21/Feb/15
How much height would these 3 inch heels give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: probably around 2.5-2.6 inches]
Tom says on 5/Feb/15
Hey rob in your original post on this you said you having size 8 feet you would get 2.5-3 inches on barefoot height by standing on tip toes. How much do you think i would get for a size uk 11?
[Editor Rob: maybe 3.2-3.4 inch range]
Savvy says on 28/Jan/15
I'm shopping for heels on Amazon. The platform size is 1.75 inches, so how tall is the heel itself?
[Editor Rob: it sounds like the kind of heel might be described anywhere from 5.5 to 6 inches....and how much you get, that could be 4.3-4.5 inches of actual height. A 1.75 inch platform is quite thick.]
Ty (again) says on 26/Jan/15
I am 5'5 back with another question, you were right about the other hell! the heel height is: Outside Heel Height:4.75"Inside Heel Height:3"...is this a tall heel? Please help!:)
[Editor Rob: I can't quite understand the inside bit - maybe it is talking about the stem part? But if the very back is 4.75 that should still get you into the 3 inch range, maybe a bit more like 3.25ish]
Ash says on 26/Jan/15
Hi im 6ft 2in if i wear 8cm heels how tall would i be
[Editor Rob: you'd be just under 6ft 5 ]
Gail says on 23/Jan/15
Which heel is taller a 4.5 or a 4 & 1/2inch heel.
[Editor Rob: it's the same amount.]
jmac says on 23/Jan/15
I'm 5'10", so if I wore a 5" heel with a 1" platform in a size 11 how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: you should measure right about 6ft 2 in them.]
Kbaby says on 21/Jan/15
Hi there I'm about 5'7 1/2 how many inches would these add to my height? Click Here
[Editor Rob: probably 2.2-2.3 inch]
Izzy says on 16/Jan/15
I'm around 5'6 1/2, and when I put on my 4.5 inch heels (1/2 platform) I come out to exactly 5'10. How much height would the shoes give me without the platform? or would it be pretty much the same?
[Editor Rob: you'd probably be in between 5ft 9.5 and9.75 range if the front of the shoe was quite flat, but still the same back part.]
Precious says on 15/Jan/15
I'm about 5'7 - 5'8 and I'm wondering of a 5inch heel with 1" platform would be to high of a heel for my height
[Editor Rob: many young women wear higher heels than that, but the sharper angle on your foot the more problem it might cause to your feet if you wear them a lot. You might be better off with maybe a 2-inch platform and not as high an angle at the back...]
Lia says on 12/Jan/15
Hi, I'm 5'7 in height and was wondering how tall I would be in 3''/8cm heel and a 4''/10cm heel and it the size of the shoe matters as I am a 7 or 8
[Editor Rob: you should get about 2.5-2.7 inches from the standard 3 inch heel so you would measure almost 5ft 9.7 in them I beleive. In a 4-inch heel maybe 3.4-3.5 inches so about 5ft 10.5 in them.]
Holly says on 12/Jan/15
I'm 5'5 and I was wondering how tall I would be if I wore heels that were 6 inches with a 2 inch platform ( i.e - Steve Madden's Deja Vu pumps )
[Editor Rob: they look like they might give close to 4.5 inches of height, so you might stand almost 5ft 9.5 in them. To other people (like men) you would appear like a 5ft 8.5 person...if that makes sense, since they might be in 1 inch shoes...]
madi says on 4/Jan/15
if im 5'6 & i buy heels that have a 4inch heel, around how tall would i be?
[Editor Rob: somewhere around 5ft 9]
Chantel says on 31/Dec/14
Im looking at some shoes for my wedding they say it is a 3.9 inch heel. I was wondering is that true heel height if its a size 7
[Editor Rob: I think most companies just measure the very back, so I'd expect that heel to give you more in the 3-3.1 inch range rather than 3.9...but there are always exceptions, maybe one company actually measured the true heel height!]
Lauren says on 28/Dec/14
If I'm already around 5'7 and wear a pair of heels with a 5.5" heel how tall will I be then?
[Editor Rob: you might measure 5ft 11 in them.]
Molly says on 20/Dec/14
Thanx Rob, but she's an 8.5 so is it more than 3.5 or less?
[Editor Rob: she might squeeze a little bit over that 3.5, but not much. I've seen a size 5 heel and compared it to a uk9 and they looked a 1/4 inch different, I seen it in a few heels in shops.]
Molly says on 18/Dec/14
Hi rob, my sister is getting married and we were wondering how much height these shoes give her. Click Here
[Editor Rob: those should give you almost 3.5 inches I believe if you are size 5-6]
veer boparai says on 14/Dec/14
i am 19 yrs old hieght is 5'0 .. i need much more plz tell me suitable one which helps in showing fine hieght thx
[Editor Rob: if you want a big amount you need a decent platform at the front, see This style that will give you near 4.5 inches, so you would measure about 5ft 4.5 in them.]
Sarah says on 13/Dec/14
Hey Rob, Could you please advise me. My boyfriend is 6' and I am 5'3 (ya I know huge difference). Also I have a shoe size of US 7. To be about 5'7 what pair of heels do you recommend. thx, Sarah
[Editor Rob: you really need a heel that has between 1 and 1.5 inches at the front platform. Something like This shoe has a smallish platform, even though the heel is called 4.5 inches it won't give you too much more than 3.2-3.3. This one gets called 6 inches, but has a 2 inch platform, this is a kind that will definitely get you to 5ft 7 range.]
Tania says on 8/Dec/14
Rob, how many inches/cm do you think these heels (Click Here) give? My friend lent them to me for a party and I'll be wearing them in 2 days - how much of a lift will they give me? They've been advertised as having a 6.5 inch heel height (woah). I'm 162 cm and wear a US size 5 shoe.
[Editor Rob: £4000 and sold out? I'm in the wrong business... Yes, those have a big enough platform to get you near 5 inches of actual height from them.]
Ryan says on 10/Nov/14
I am 15 and will be attending a sweet 16. im going to wear black heels that has a 4.5 inch heel, 1 inch platform. i am 5'4 so how tall would i be? also, would those heels be too obnoxiously tall? i will be wearing these: Click Here
[Editor Rob: 5ft 7.5-7.75 range]
Cyn says on 1/Nov/14
Hi i have a heel of 14cm and platform of 6cm, i am 173cm myself. what is my height after wearing the heels
[Editor Rob: you should be able to get somewhere in 4.6-4.7 inch of actual height from that type of heel.]
Sam says on 15/Oct/14
Hi Rob, I am 5'4. What would my height end up being wearing a 3.5" wedge and 1.25 platform shoe?
[Editor Rob: you would be a solid 5ft 7-7.25]
184.3cm says on 9/Oct/14
ive noticed that heels are getting bigger and bigger. Its true that men love a woman in heels but sometimes i see women almost falling over and they look ridiculous.I would say that anything more than an actual 5 inches of heel height is too much.
ER says on 24/Sep/14
Im 5ft 11 and im buying heels that are 4.75 inch heel with no platform, how tall will they make me?
[Editor Rob: women's heels described as 4.75, might give you about 3.25 inches if there's only a small bit at the front and no platform.]
Ty says on 17/Jul/14
I am wanting to buy heels, but this is the height info: Outside Heel Height:5"Inside Heel Height:3.5"....will that make me pretty tall??? (i do not want to be overly tall) I am 5'5 myself
[Editor Rob: it's not a huge height, still it's more than your average heel. You would probably appear like a 5ft 7.5-8 girl beside a boy]
J.Lee says on 16/Jul/14
Rob they were those shoes. But she said she was 5 ft 4 but really looked 7 feet. Do some girls lose less height than the height of the heel?
[Editor Rob: you can't get as much height as the back of the heel because your ankle (the pivot point) sits not at the back of your foot but a few inches from the back.]
J.Lee says on 14/Jul/14
Rob there is this girl who says she is 5 ft 4. She wore 8 inch heels and was about 6 feet tall. Is that possible, that some girls shrink less in heels and get most of the heel height?
[Editor Rob: these must have had like mega platforms at the front to get anywhere near 6ft...I mean they need to be A bit thicker than these ones to really get into the 7 inch range!]
jewel says on 23/Mar/14
thanks Rob - for taking the time
J.Lee says on 4/Mar/14
Rob how high are these heels Jennifer is wearing? Click Here
[Editor Rob: maybe between 3.3-3.4]
Rob Please Answer Me! :) says on 20/Feb/14
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Rob Please Answer Me! :) says on 20/Feb/14
Jewel says on 1/Oct/13 Rob how much heel height is there is 5 inch heels without a platform. I ask because of statements like these: Average Joe says on 26/Mar/13 No way she is 6ft, she is around 5'10-5'11 range peak. That would have made her 6'1 in heels. (Brigitte Nelson) Kidd says on 24/Mar/13 She barely looks taller than 6'1.5 djimon in her 3 inch heels so perhaps she's 5'11 barefoot (Kimora Lee) Click Here
[Editor Rob: probably between 3 and 3.5 inches for her actual heel height]
angieNJ says on 27/Jan/14
Hi! Can you advise...I want to purchase a pair of heels, 3.9" with a .78" platform...what would be the actual height of the shoe? Also if I am 5'8" how much taller would I be wearing these? Thanks!!
Pedro says on 23/Jan/14
How much taller does someone become with these shoes with around 5 inch heel and 1 inch platform: Click Here
[Editor Rob: she should be around 4-inches taller when standing in those]
precise says on 13/Jan/14
We need to define Heel Height. Displacement of the heel above the foot pad plane-6inch heel, 5inch platform=one inch heel elevation. A size 4 US foot could not have a 6inch heel even in a ballet boot.
tayla says on 22/Dec/13
I'm 15 is a wedge height of 4.25 too high for me? I'm 5'3"
heavyhitter says on 29/Oct/13
Rob,

I've got some 1" lifts that are very comfortable. I can only wear them in my High-top Converse All Stars (like the ones you show up there).

I'm getting a pair of boots (maybe Timerblands or Ariats) to wear with my lifts. This seems to be an easy way to gain almost 3 inches over my barefoot height. Yet it seems like you say this would be very impractical.

What do you think?
[Editor Rob: well in boots it's easier to put an inch lift than a shoe...but getting 3 inches you really need 1.5 inches of lift and walking about a lot in that high a lift won't be that comfortable. I guess you could always get used it, afterall women walk about in high shoes all the time.]
SAK says on 13/Oct/13
Click Here How many inches of added height could a girl get with these. My sister wants to get them.
[Editor Rob: looks like close to 3.5 inch ]
Clubber says on 7/Oct/13
This article seems to say high heels don't make people as tall as we would think.

How much height would these heels add? My wife and I are going to a wedding and these are the shoes she got. I am 5'10" 1/2 and she is 5'7" and I'm wondering if she'll be taller than me if I wear standard dress shoes at the wedding.

Click Here
[Editor Rob: those are genuinely large heels. They get described as 6.25" and with a 2.75" platform a girl would get 5 inches total height in them. She'd probably appear taller by 1/2-1 inch (assuming you wore 1 inch shoes), depends if her eyelevel is a bit higher than yours to begin with.]
Jake says on 6/Oct/13
I'm 5'11-5'11.25 barefoot, solid tall for a man.
In normal shoes i'm about 5'11.5.
In my dress shoes i reach a solid 6ft.
I have special elevator shoes at home, with them i'm even 6'1.25
well above avg.
Jewel says on 1/Oct/13
Rob how much heel height is there is 5 inch heels without a platform.

I ask because of statements like these:

Average Joe says on 26/Mar/13
No way she is 6ft, she is around 5'10-5'11 range peak. That would have made her 6'1 in heels. (Brigitte Nelson)

Kidd says on 24/Mar/13
She barely looks taller than 6'1.5 djimon in her 3 inch heels so perhaps she's 5'11 barefoot (Kimora Lee) Click Here
Tall Girl says on 21/Sep/13
Im 5'9 if I wear a 5.5' heel with a 1.5 platform will I be taller than 6'1?
[Editor Rob: you might measure 6ft 1-1.25 range in them]
Tall guy says on 16/Jul/13
Rob, If a man wears a standard dress shoe and a woman wears a pretty standard heel, what would the height difference be between them? What would be an example of two equally heighted people? Thanks
[Editor Rob: about 2 inches difference, although if the women has a heel with say 1 inch platform it might be closer to 3 inch difference.]
Sarah says on 13/Jul/13
Hi Rob :) These shoes Click Here claim to be 6 inches with a 1.5 inch platform. Just wondering do the platforms add height too?
[Editor Rob: those should give 4.5 inches, they are quite big]
Lorne??? says on 6/Jul/13
With such an amazingly clear and detailed explanation on heel height, it amazes me that people actually think, for example, That Pitt could be 175cm!!!
buzz says on 23/Jun/13
I'm a guy who wears cowboy boots with an honest 6 inch heel, and I've been wearing them for years for working, hiking, etc. I always like very high heels on cowboy boots because honestly they're much easier to walk in since they have such thick soles that refuse to bend. I'm 6'0 tall, 6'6" in these boots which is very impressive. In the summer, mostly for hiking, I wear them with very short cutoff jeans.
SAK says on 9/Jun/13
How many cm/inches would these heels give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they should give very near 4 inch flat]
anthon117 says on 14/Apr/13
Rob, how about adding these platform pumps to your list. Nowadays they are very common among women and they can add like 4-5 inches in height, as a result of the platform front.
Click Here
J.Lee says on 12/Apr/13
Rob I have a question. If 2 girls are the same height and they wear the same exact heel, is it possible for one girl to be 1/4 taller in the heels depending on their foot structure or do heels give the exact height increase to everyone?
Mr. P says on 7/Apr/13
If you want body height, platforms do more than heels. For comfort, get platforms with a heel that adds no more than 2 inches more than the platform. Trying to get more than 2 inches from heels is going to exponentially increase your pain, especially if you plan on wearing them for more than an hour.
jimmy says on 3/Apr/13
I wear this kind of shoes.How much do u think they add to barefoot height Rob?I think 1.1"-1.2".
JB forever says on 21/Dec/11
M 5.9" in grade 9... i feel great to be tall and i luv wearing heel epecially the one with a 4 or 5 inches high..
PomW says on 10/Dec/11
I'm 6'2, and my wife is 6'0. At school, she was more conscious of her height, but over time that has gradually disappeared. Now she usually wears heels, and I certainly don't mind if she wears some boots that bring her to my height or even taller - in fact it feels pretty good when she does. When you're already taller than everyone else in the room, there's no way you feel any less 'manly' when the only other contender is already with you ;-)
SAK says on 29/Nov/11
What is the highest amount of xtra height females can get from heels. I know some heels are advertised as 6" heels, but I doubt they get actual 15cm/6" of added height.

I have noticed that super-high heels are in fashion nowadays. All the celebs seem to be wearing them. How Annoying for us guys.

[Editor Rob: big 6-inchers which have 1.5 inch platform or even up to 2 inch platform will give 4.5-5 inches, many of the ones I see celebs wear are around 4-4.5 inch, they are very high angled.]
heather says on 15/Nov/11
i am 5'3 3/4 . I have heels adertized at 4 1/2 heels actually make my height 5'7 1/2, not 5'8 1/2 as you would think. So they give me 3 3/4 height difference. I also have a pair of 5 inch heels but when i wear them im 5'8 which gives me a height increase of 4 1/4 height. If you want to ballpark how tall you will be with a certain pair of high heels, take about an 3/4 off the height of the advertized heel, 1 inch if you like rounding : )
Model_Babe says on 8/Nov/11
I'm 5'10. I reached my height at age 14-15 and stayed the same. I'm 23 now. I was always the tall girl at school but it never bothered me. It wasn't until I reached 17 and put on weight that I became self-conscious, never wearing heels. If you're tall and fat you stand out more & feel like a giant! So I only wore flats then. Since losing the weight I have no issues wearing heels which put me at about 6'1. I'm not masculine looking at all! I have a small frame, long legs which I love, don't have big hands or feet. I've seen very short girls who were masculine looking, so that's not a height issue, it's all about proportion & your features. My last bf was same height as me, so when I wore heels around him I felt uncomfortable cos he did. I'd love to find a super tall guy 6'4 plus! So I could wear my highest heels and not worry hehe ;). Most guys want to be the taller one, something to do with wanting to feel "manly". I wouldn't mind dating a guy my height or slightly shorter if he was confident with it, something I once would never consider. Recently I saw a gorgeous couple at the movies, the girl was taller than the guy & in heels & looked stunning, like a supermodel! The only time I feel self-conscious about wearing heels out, is if my gf's aren't wearing heels too cos I don't like towering over them. Oh, and I'm European, most people from Europe I find are taller. Americans & Aussies seem to always be shorter!
kayla says on 19/Oct/11
i wear 6 inch heels everytime i go out and im just fine. ive been walking in heels since i was a baby so im use to it ands im perfectly healthy with no injuries.
rommel says on 3/Sep/11
guys i saw a woman with a couple of almost 6 inches(!!!!!) heels walking in street like a foot injured person... everyone in street was watching her can u imagine ? heels are good for ladies and make them sexier but not a good way to be taller
Ruff says on 29/Aug/11
Anyone know the heel height for nike lunar glides? How do they compare to the air max.shox?
BobG says on 25/Aug/11
I can share a personal story about how much height heels really add. Rob is correct, but it really all depends on the platform. My very tall friend who loves heels was also curious about this and being a good natured girl, she agreed to do these measurements. We went to a doctor's office that had one of those really good stadiometer height rods. In her bare feet, she was 5'10 1/4". In her highest heels, Colin Stuarts with an advertised (and confirmed as measured by me) heel height of 5.5" and a 2.0" platform, she was 6'3 1/8". So the heel actually gave her 4.9" of added height. To verify it, I had her stand barefoot again and then stand on her tip toes as high as she could. I measured that quickly with a ruler, and sure enough it was about 2.9" or so (definitely between 2.75" and 3.0"). So that makes total sense if you do the math. 2.0" platform + 2.9" angle of the foot on the heel equals 4.9", or the difference between 5'10 1/4" and 6'3 1/8". We then tried it with another pair of heels where the advertised/measured heel was 4.5" but the platform was only 1.0". In those, she stood 6'2" spot on the nose, for an added height of 3.75". We expected a gain closer to 3.9" based on the other data, but the small difference is likely due to the fact that the 5.5" heel made her foot angle as steep as it possibly could go, while the 5" heel allowed her to use a very slightly less steep angle. But the difference was very small. We actually repeated it and got the exact same results (I have an engineering backround, so insisted on precision). I hope this real life story helps. It all comes down to the platform. I would recommend to ladies who want to get the maximum height, to buy 5.5" heels with a platform of at least 2". That should give you nearly 5" of real added height. My friend says the heel makers are starting to come out with heels where the platform is over 2" and is even a little more concealed so they don't like stripper shoes. If you found a 2.5" platform, I think you could get close to 5.5" of real added height (using the math above). I can tell you, my friend was looking absolutely stunning standing over 6'3" in the bigger platform shoes. She was taller than even the tallest male doctor in the office!
Kris says on 22/Aug/11
I am a very solid 5'9", probably closer to 5'9 3/4". I am much taller than every woman I know. I always wear heels and then seem to tower over everyone. I have a pair of 4in. heels and they make me a good 6'1". I don't understand all this talk about tall women being unattractive and masculine, or that men don't like tall women. I have never met a guy who was turned off by my height, and I have dated guys that are 2-3in. shorter than me. My height has never been a problem. Interesting genetics: My mom is 5'2" My dad is 6'1" My older brother is 5'9" I am 5'9" Although my brother swears he is 5'11"!
Maximus Meridius says on 19/Aug/11
Rob I've heard that men can carry on growing until their late 30s like 37 because male bones don't reach their maximum height until 37 is this true i've heard that men in their 30s have grown taller.

[Editor Rob: very rare for anybody over 25 to grow.]
r3v001 says on 13/Aug/11
Rob I too am curious on Maximus question how are people growing taller in thier 20's 30's going from 5'7 to 6'???

[Editor Rob: I don't know many who have grown early 20's, it's still quite rare.]
AS says on 13/Aug/11
It really depends on genetics and your eating and exercise habits. On my 18th birthday i was 5'8" flat. I started exercising a lot and changing my diet. i turned 19 4 months ago and am now a tiny bit taller than 6 ft. trying to hit 6'1" but I am pretty sure I am done growing now.
Maximus Meridius says on 12/Aug/11
@MARY you like to be 5ft 7in is like me saying i would like to be 6ft 1in what's wrong with the 5ft 1in it's a nice height for a woman men like short women if you were tall men won't like you you won't get a man.
Grga says on 7/Aug/11
I'm 16. 6'2'' and im overweight ( 330 pounds )i've recently changed my calories intake i walk / swim alot in other words im trying to lose weight.I get from people alot that if you lose alot of weight you drop the pressure from your spine and you gain some height , so i've got 2 question if someone would be nice to answer them 1 ) since im 16 and half has my growth stopped or i may grow a little bit more and 2 ) is it true that when you lose weight you look , feel and are taller by an inch or less. i'm hoping to lose around 90 pounds untill the next summer :)
Maximus Meridius says on 5/Aug/11
@ano why would you want to date a woman taller than men regardless of their own don't like tall women or women close to their height same height or taller i'm male of tom cruise unlike tom cruise i wouldn't even dream of dating a woman close to my height the same height or taller i prefer short women because it makes me manly 5ft women 5ft 1in women and 5ft 2 women are very common i feel manly when i see women around those heights.
Maximus Meridius says on 5/Aug/11
Rob is height increasing surgery only recommend for men that are 5ft 5in and under.

[Editor Rob: I wouldn't recommend it to anybody]
MARY says on 4/Aug/11
I am short,156 cm(about 5'1- 5'1/5 I think?). It ' s really nice to be taller like 5'7,however I feel comfortable about my heigh. I have a friend who is 176-177 cm & every time hugging for a greet, we both laugh at this hiegh difference ;)That's funny to me, but not at all bothering. By the way, I usually wear sneakers or flat shoes which are great for walking.Despite my height, I'm not interested in heels.I don't know why.
Mr. Tempus says on 3/Aug/11
@Maximus Meridius Well i am 5'10 and thats fine, altough i would like to be 5'10.75 always, because thats my morning height:)
Renee says on 20/Jul/11
I have never worn any heel higher than 2 inches. I am still able to walk quite well. However, I wonder how well young ladies of today will be able to walk in 20-40 years wearing shoes over 2 inches and these high heel stiletos? Wisdom is good for the soul and the feet, too.
Maximus Meridius says on 19/Jul/11
Rob can people taller after puberty there is men out there in late 20s and early 30s who went from like 5ft 7in to 6ft how is this possible.
Charles White says on 19/Jul/11
I am 5'5" tall and that is probably stretching it some. Why is it that more people have a problem with my height than my spouse and myself. I have been successful both financially and spiritually over the years. I have high- self esteem, but a lot of people don't feel the same as I.
Hank says on 12/Jul/11
My girlfriend has what some would call "stripper heels" with a 7 inch heel, the platform is about 3 inches. Without them on, she measures 5'7", with them on she measures close to 6'1", so they give her a good 6 inches.
Maximus Meridius says on 26/Jun/11
Hey Rob are men 5ft 9in and under jealous of men that are 6ft and over because they wish they were taller.
Maximus Meridius says on 23/Jun/11
I heard you can grow taller after puberty is this true i'm a similar height to you Rob i could use 5 inches it would be to nice to be 6ft 1in.
Lee says on 4/Jun/11
hey rob, I was wodnering how much heel do you think air jordan 7's have?
Tony Greene says on 25/May/11
Why would some people wanna be shorter? You don't need an operation, just slouch all the time as my grandmother once called me "Slouchie". Slouching takes off about 3-5 inches. I'm about 5'3"-5'5" when I slouch but when I stand up perfectly straight, I'm only 5'8.5" One thing for sure, you'd figure that being very muscular and very buff should be a bigger deal than height. And to those who wanna be taller, stop slouching.
Brazilian Fellow says on 24/May/11
Now, when it comes to 5in platforms, how many inches do they add to a girls height whose shoe size is USW 11 or smaller? 4in? Maybe even more?
Schteen says on 23/May/11
I'm a 6'3, 18 year old male. And ive been out with girls who are 5'0 up to girls who are 6'0, and it really doesn't matter.
Kaneda says on 17/May/11
I have classic Timberlands (with the big sole). How much height do they actually give? I think it's 1.5 inches but I'm not quite sure.

[Editor Rob: it is around that mark.]
Steven Far says on 16/May/11
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to acheive a solid 3.5 - 4 inch increase? I am 5.6 and 3/4 in and I wear 1.5 in cowboy boots with a 1.5 insole lifts inside, with an additional 2 normal insoles from some other generic shoes. It seems like a whole lot, but its actually quite comfortable and I dont walk funny and people dont notice at all. I gain about a little over 3 inches exactly putting me at 5.9 3/4 . It's alot of height increase as it is, but I am curious to see if anyone has achieved a consistant 3.5 - 4 in increase with a cowboy boot styled shoe. Brand names of boots and insoles would be a nice help. thanks

[Editor Rob: there was a poster, I think Ziggy his name, that had custom boots with a very big insert that gave him something close to 4 inches he said.]
Maximus Meridius says on 14/May/11
@Anonymous I know there is surgery to grow taller there is also surgery to get shorter it does exist but if your bf is the same height as you he should order supergrowth it will add 5 inches to his height at least he will be taller than you.
Heightgirl says on 9/May/11
What about those 5 or 6 inch heels with the mega platform? How much added height do you get with those fancy red bottom shoes? Seems that you would get 4.5 - 5 inches at the very least and then what about people that use lifts too?

[Editor Rob: you do get heels which have the platform bit 2 inches thick and they can give 4.5-5 inch range for sure.]
Aly says on 6/May/11
This is the most important thing - everyone on this site - when they see girls in platforms - they say OMG THAT'S LIKE 6 INCHES AT LEASSSTTTTT and it's rarely...so yes most often celebrities aren't as tall as they would like to be, but they aren't as short as we would like them to be!!
k pizzle says on 29/Apr/11
hi, great website rob, i am a 5'9 guy who goes for the skinny jeans and cuban heels look often but am confused by the illusion of height given by such heels compared to the true height they give.
can you give me a rough idea of how much height a standard "smart" dress shoe you might wear with a suit would give you? and how about a cowboy boot-style cuban heel? thanks, kp

[Editor Rob: 0.9-1.1 inch I think for a normal style heel and a cuban or cowboy thick heel usually gives 1.5-1.75 inch.]
Eclipse says on 15/Apr/11
What would you say is the height addition of a standard pair of flip flops? I measured myself in flip flops with a tape measure right before bed last night and was 6'1 1/4". I measured myself again when woke up today in the same flip flops and was right at 6'2". I would also imagine that measuring oneself with a tape measure not standing against anything isn't a great way to get an exact measurement, though.

[Editor Rob: it's harder to measure that way.

you'd be better holding a tape or rule against the sole of the flip flop to get a good idea of how thick it is, sometimes 0.5-0.6 inch is typical for them I find.]
Anonymous says on 10/Apr/11
i am around 5'6" - 5'7" and i am 16. i hate that i am so tall and wish i could shrink about 3-4 inches. is there anyway i can get shorter? maybe surgery? or something. me and my bf are around the same height and i dont like it even though he thinks its cute and likes it :/ so... can i get shorter?
wedge says on 9/Apr/11
"only 2 1/2 percent are over 6-2" You're saying that in a random sampling of 40 American guys, only one is over 6'2"? That sounds low to me.
Madi says on 18/Mar/11
"Women over 5-9 look mannish and disproportioned, I would say she should be no taller than 5-10, anything above is a male height." wow, thanks
R says on 13/Mar/11
Can someone explain how the '4in heels' shown above give 3.15in, even though the supposed maximum is 2.85in ??? The point at where the line is drawn doesn't look right, as it looks to far up compared to the lines drawn on the other shoes.
the height doctor says on 11/Mar/11
the 95 bell curve range of height for women (in bare feet!) is 5 ft 0 to 5 ft 8. in other words, 95 percent of american women fall between this height range. only 2 1/2 percent of women are over 5 ft 8. only 1 in 1,000 is over 6 ft. for men, the 95 bell curve range of height (again, keeping it honest in bare feet) is 5 ft 4 to 6 ft 2. only 2 1/2 percent are over 6-2. only 1 in 900 is over 6 ft 5. this is why collegiate and pro basketball are such "elite" sports. a typical NBA team represents, with a mean height of 6-7 1/2, 0.001 percent of the general population. that is an ultra elite group of tall people. what is amazing is the increase in average male height (in the U.S.) over the past 150 years. in the mid 1800s, only 1 in 90 men was taller than 6 ft. today, 1 in 7 is taller than 6 ft. in other words, 150 years ago, 6-1 was 99th percentile height. today, 6 ft 4 1/2 is 99th percentile. and you wonder why abraham lincoln was considered so freakishly tall in that era, at 6-4 1/2. he was the equivalent of a 6 ft 8 man today.
Keaton says on 2/Mar/11
SolidSnake, I kinda agree with you. Women over 5-9 look mannish and disproportioned, I would say she should be no taller than 5-10, anything above is a male height. My theory is that unusual tallness in women is mostly caused by hormone-ladened foods and possibly hormone medicines, I doubt it's got much to do with genetics. In fact, most girls never get to 1.72 and over. Many wear high heels, lifts and high hair, even get their bodies in shape to make themselves appear taller.
Anonymous says on 28/Feb/11
kelly says on 11/Jan/11 fyi, women reach their full height by age 21, men by age 25. i grew a full inch between age 17 and age 21, from 5'4 to 5'5 Kelly, I don't know where you got that from, but girls will actually be done by between 15 and 18, and guys from 16 to 20. I think it's your posture or build and maybe hair as well.
SolidSnake says on 26/Feb/11
So yeh I think average is best for girls. But short is better than tall I think. Tall girls freak me out a little actually lol.
SolidSnake says on 25/Feb/11
@ nelie it just depends on the guy. Im 5'11 and I consider 5'4-7 the best range.
Editor Rob says on 24/Feb/11
Those Versace are very big, the platform helps them give you above 4 inches, if they aren't 4.5 they are very close!
jim.rico says on 23/Feb/11
Many women tend to wear high heels with platform toe. For example like this one: Click Here platform pumps has a 5.5 inch heel and a 1.25 inch toe platform. I noticed that these type of high heels make women much taller than heels without toe platforms. Rob do you know how much taller a woman gets with these one compared to normal heels without that platform thing? Maybe you could add that platform pumps type in your list above.
Rob says on 21/Feb/11
At 5'7"...I kid around saying I'm the Tallest of the short people..Scoliosis from childhood probably cost me an inch...The good news is...short people outlive Large People...Big bodies usually crap out much earlier then small ones..Too much stress on the organs..and tall people are always bumping their head causing strokes and Brain cancer..!
anonymous says on 17/Feb/11
Rob, in your example above with the elevator shoe and Nike Shox, one would get about a 2 inch increase. I have purchased height increase shoes from another manufacturer, but they are probably similar. While it is true that at the back measurement there is a 2.5" increase, as you go down to the midpoint of the shoe it really is 2". I found the whole thing rather odd as the manufacturer's state a certain increase but that's only if measured at the very back end of the shoe. Evidently, the only way to get a true increase as measured at the heel in the shoe would be to have the entire insole of the shoe at a perfectly horizontal angle which of course wouldn't be too comfortable.
176cm says on 3/Feb/11
@ kelly. "that's why you rarely ever see very attractive ppl who are over 25" What??? Where are you from??? Agreed at about 25 many people begin to let themselves go. Even before sometimes. Most people I am around look better past 25 and into thier 30's and sometimes even 40's than they did @ 20. Takes more effort but people do it. Now in a trashy small town it might be different, but not where I am from.
322k says on 22/Jan/11
greg says hes 5'10. which means hes around 5'8 1/2 to 5'9. which still isnt that short. NEVER DO SURGERY. i would only think its okay for a guy 5'5 and UNDER to get leg lengthening surgery if thats really want they wants. its completely dangerous.
kelly says on 11/Jan/11
fyi, women reach their full height by age 21, men by age 25. i grew a full inch between age 17 and age 21, from 5'4 to 5'5...another interesting fact i've read is that women's boobs continue developing until age 21 and their hip/pelvic bones reach full width by age 25...the aging process for both females and males begins at 25, that's when the body's protein [skin's collagen, and muscle tissue] starts breaking down...that's why you rarely ever see very attractive ppl who are over 25 irl [forget celebs for a min] unless they're taking good care of their diet, health and fitness [few ppl do]...when u're 20 you can eat junk, barely exercise, and still look pretty good because your body is still developing and your cells get renewed at a quicker rate...unfortunately things dont work that way in your late 20's and beyond, more effort is needed to keep things looking good.
Derrick says on 11/Dec/10
@greg If you are 5'10'' you are perfect average. I'm 6'8'' and people always ask me how tall I am. It is so damn annoying! I would rather be your height than 6'8''. It is hard to find clothes who fit me, beds, shoes etc. But then again: It's the way I am and I cannot change it. It is a part of me. Just like 5'10'' is a part of you. Just be happy about it! Leg lengthening is one of the worst things you can do! You are bound to a wheelchair for four months, and you are less mobile after the surgery. You are you. And you should be proud of it. I do not even think 5'10'' is short in any way. However, some stretching exercises can improve you posture, so you increase your height with 1 or 2 inches. Be happy with your life :).
Munto says on 28/Nov/10
Greg, are u mad?Ok, you might not be the tallest guy on earth but you aren't short. Also, nobody would operate on you, that's for sure.
Moke says on 20/Nov/10
@ greg Come on, you're kidding, right? 5'10" is average for men. Such an operation always leads to negative side effects. Besides, there are always people who are taller, stronger or brighter than you. I can assure you of not feeling better at 6'.
maxaz says on 13/Nov/10
Actually Taylor Swift is willowy... which is not about petite. She would have to be shorter to actually be petite; however, the misnomer comes from clothing sizes. I am 5'10 and wear Petite sizes as I am 129 lbs. My daughter is 5'11 and wears petite clothes, and she is 6lns more than me with an extra 1" of height. So figure my size is appx. 8 lbs less than Cyndi Crawford at 5'9 back in the 90's. Also, ballet dancers look petite until you get next to one with some height...she becomes statuesque (which is more what I think smaller girls are wanting, the things that fit the image of height and on which all clothes look best--that long legged, long torso-ed lean look). So you can be willowy and wear petite SIZES. BTW...if you want to feel as tall and lean as you can, skip the boob jobs ladies. Makes you look smaller and..um heavier as well as small breasts keep you looking youthful longer! Smaller B cup is best, although I would be happier with an A. Keep them REAL!
greg says on 30/Oct/10
im 5"10 (just) and i want to be 6". do you think it a good idea to get the leg stretching surgery? i really want to be 6" tall, even 5"11 i would love
A says on 2/Oct/10
I am the same, I havent even hit 5'either. I hate it and I know how you feel. I hope you are right about taller men liking smaller women.
Avalon says on 29/Sep/10
I want to learn to walk in heels better to enhance my height. Although I like my height, the only thing is that my legs seem so short. I'm 5'1.75", my mom is 5'0, my dad is 6'0, my younger brother is 5'8" and my older sister is 5'7"
eric says on 28/Sep/10
hey guys, what's the best sandal for short guys? the one that gives the most height?
nelie says on 7/Sep/10
I was destined to be short.My mother is 5'2.5 and my dad is just 5'5,but i was even more unlucky cause i got my period at age 10(no kidding my mother was in shock that day she couldn;t believe it was period she thought i was bleeding)when i was 4'10 and today at 19 i'm 4'11.75(didn't even reach 5 ft).The most annoyng thing is that my current bf is 6'2.5 and i look like his little sister(his 14 year old sister is much taller than me btw)he says he likes our height difference and that it's funny in a good way but i still feel insecure.Some people have told me that taller men like shorter women because they make them feel more manly is it true?I've always thought that taller women are more attractive cause they have something dreamy about them...
cotatoal says on 1/Sep/10
In U.S.A shomakers measures the heel height by the back of the heel. In E
Squawk says on 15/Aug/10
Sorry - but some people here really don't have their facts right. Honestly. The following comments drawn from current research conducted in developed nations. They present average outcomes accepting that there are always exceptions and extremes. FACT - On average we enjoy a better diet today than our our ancestors ever did. We receive a better profile of nutrients: vitamins, carbohydrates, protein etc with lower instances of bacteria in foods we buy. FACT - On average we are living longer than ever. Period. This is largely due to improved nutrition and medical advances. FACT - On average women are growing taller and have longer feet. Hip width is actually decreasing (with increasing consequences for birthing). Rather dramatic changes have occurred since as recently (in terms of human existence) since the late 1800s. FACT - Only 2% of women are taller than 5ft 10inches I'm 5'9". I love heels and especially pumps. I also love Thai food, music, horse riding and also hiking through pristine landscapes. Why? Well, apart from the reasons I know its just part of the mystery that makes me "me". Us humans tend to be like this - so cool isn't it! So, if you are a guy who prefers short girls then good on you and yippee for short girls - that is unless you are a just totally gross kinda guy. If you are a guy who prefers tall girls then good on you and ..same as before. Anyone guy who insults a girl simply because, heels or no heels, she just isn't his preferred height is simply showing himself to be a rude, obnoxious, vacuous little looser. If you manage to hurt some innocent girls feelings in the process then I hope your little "weiner" turns green and drops off. So girls, short and tall ... ROCK IT Whatever your height and fashion preference might be.
anonymous says on 12/Aug/10
" know... i noticed a comment on here stating that if you are taller than 5'6 it is ridiculous to be called Petite. But, I can't help but think that a 5'10-5'11 Taylor Swift appears more petite to me than a 5'0 Eva Longoria. Sure, laugh at this, but seriously, Taylor looks really petite to me, moreso petite than a lot of smaller women, although many smaller women are very petite as well." The terms petite is often used incorrectly. It is supposed to refer to height not body frame or weight.
Janira says on 11/Aug/10
I´m a female of 5´2 , im just wondering if the size of the heel don´t give all the size, how much height i will be with a 5 inch or 6 inch heel?
Dave says on 5/Aug/10
I'm a 22 year old male. Is it possible that I could still gain height? I've heard that men can grow until they are 25. Is this true? What's your opinion, Rob?
Janira says on 2/Aug/10
how much height can added you a 5 and 6 inches heels with platform?
Anonymous says on 31/Jul/10
Tropico says on 28/Jun/10 A 6'1" claim from a female isn't hard to believe at all. I've seen taller. Women are also exaggerating their heights, not only men. Like Kesha, the singer, she claimed 6-1, but she's really around 5-9. Could be that thicker soles are being made, I've been seeing a lot of girls wearing that. It's because people never really pay attention to other's shoes. I really don't think a girl should be over 5-10 tops, 5-11 and up is masculine height. Lots of guys prefer petite or somewhat tall women, taller ones will always be rare.
Janira says on 30/Jul/10
How much height it gives a 6 inch heel? and a 5 inch heel?
ano says on 24/Jul/10
hmmm, I about 5'10, but certainly don't mind dating women much taller than me. (heels or no heels, doesn't matter!) Sadly, I think a lot of women want much taller men! :(
Good Guy says on 21/Jul/10
I believe as an average height person you'd be just as average as anyone else :) I know someone who's 5'5 and has size 9 UK shoe whereas I'm 5'9 and wear size 8. There has been evidence found by scientists that kids who grow up obese are more likely to have big feet than thin and light person who may have small feet. Anyway shoe size in america is 10.5 so I'd say around 9 or 10 in britain.
Natasha says on 16/Jul/10
I am 14 years old but my height is 5'4". i want to do modelling when I'll be an adult. few calculators say that my final height will be 5'5.5". Will I make it upto modelling?
Bad boy says on 2/Jul/10
I'm an 18 yo lad about 5'10 what is the average uk shoe size for a lad my height/age?
Mathew says on 1/Jul/10
Sarah says on 17/May/10 Shortandstocky -- not necessarily! I'm 6'1", female. My dad is 6'5" and my mom 5'6", so similar position as the OP you'd responded to earlier. However, I am absolutely 6'1". Believe me, in my younger years I tried very hard to get around that. My elder sisters are 5'9", 5'7" and 5'6" (though the latter two are my half-sisters, whose mother is 5'7"). So while their heights fit your theory more, I just don't. Women are pretty good at judging heights, actually, especially once we pass certain heights ourselves. Oh I don't know about women being able to judge heights, I'd say women above 5'10" are good at it usually... I'm 6'3" and I could probably claim I was 5'11" or 6'7" and some shorter women would believe either one!
OilMan says on 1/Jul/10
I'm 5'6, I want to marry a tall woman. Don't tell my g-friend that, she's 5'4.
Tropico says on 28/Jun/10
A 6'1" claim from a female isn't hard to believe at all. I've seen taller.
podiatrist in Sydney says on 26/Jun/10
you have given this a lot of thought! Wish it was more in cms. in trainers, u can slit the sole. and insert more than 1 cm. this looks like part of the style. a boot guy does it for patients with irregular leg length, a major cause of backache. and pronation. check out 'ballet boots' for extreme lifting. MBTs give a 3cm lift comfortably,found this site by accident, going to bkmk it.
Anonymous says on 20/Jun/10
Sarah says on 17/May/10 Shortandstocky -- not necessarily! I'm 6'1", female. My dad is 6'5" and my mom 5'6". Sure, I bet you're just exaggerating. A lot of girls are now telling their heights with heels.
Jose says on 13/Jun/10
This isn't entirely accurate. It depends on the shoe. I have a great example. My girlfriend bought 4 inch heels from a catalog. At the mall, there is a machine that measures you height with a laser. Wit her shoes on, she was exactly 9 cm taller than when they were off. They essentially turned her from a shade under 5-7" to 5'10" and a half. (170 cm to 179 cm). 9 cm is equal to 3.5 inches. And they had pretty much no platform.
grant says on 7/Jun/10
i was told if some one stays in ballerina heels for 6 weeks ther feet can get stuck is that true?????
eric grant says on 3/Jun/10
i was told that if you are in 9 inch heels for 4 weeks and never take them off your feet can stay that way for good
Sarah says on 17/May/10
Shortandstocky -- not necessarily! I'm 6'1", female. My dad is 6'5" and my mom 5'6", so similar position as the OP you'd responded to earlier. However, I am absolutely 6'1". Believe me, in my younger years I tried very hard to get around that. My elder sisters are 5'9", 5'7" and 5'6" (though the latter two are my half-sisters, whose mother is 5'7"). So while their heights fit your theory more, I just don't. Women are pretty good at judging heights, actually, especially once we pass certain heights ourselves.
Educator says on 16/May/10
This is not necessarily true. There is a digital measuring machine that measured my girlfriend at 1.67, she had a pair of 4 inch heels, no platform and then used the digital sensor to measure herself. It measured her at 1.76. So the 4 inch heels gave her a 3 and a half inch boost. The specific shoe, its angle and size obviously play a part. It would have been even more significant is they had a platform in the front.
Shortandstocky says on 9/May/10
gigi15 says on 27/Jun/09 im 6'1" barefoot, 22 years old, female. i dont find a problem with my height. i love heels (have over 150 pair...) and wear them all the time for the way they make me feel, --and the fact they go with my clothes. being able to deal with it is a confidence thing (not just my from height but from other things too). i have always been tall. my daddy is 6'6", but my mother is just 5"5" on a good day. my brothers are 6'6" (26) and 6"7" (24). if your daughters- or you- are tall, i highly recommend ballet classes- they teach you to be proud of your body for its strength and poise, plus gets you over the whole slumping down thing, because any good madame will reprimand you for not keeping your back straight and chest lifted. i learned early that cofidence is sexy, and no person has ever called me "manly" with long auburn hair- and if you saw me, you wouldnt either. guys ive dated dont mind my height, many of them compliment me on it and have said they secretly LIKE it when people stare at their girlfriend (though they are all tall also). i developed in time with everyone else, and it wasnt hard to be tall and thin with big boobs at 5'8", 5'10", 6 foot, and it's not hard now at my natural height, or my height in whichever pair of heels im wearing :), i get to show off my long, tan, ballet-toned legs in short dresses all summer, and thats certainly not a problem for me or anyone else (at least i dont think it is...). if people dont like my height or want to talk down to me about it (sorry,couldnt resist), im sorry- but there isnt a whole lot i can do about it, so its best to embrace it for what it is. i can reach most anything, and dont have to worry about styles of clothes "making me look short" because its fairly impossible. the only bad thing is finding pants/jeans that have a long enough inseam for the winter, but there are a number of designers online that will custom make them for you if you inquire. the important thing is to be comforatable with whatever the tape measure says. If your mom is only 5'5 while your dad is 6'6 and so is your brothers, then I bet you're not really 6'1, that just doesn't seem right. You're probably closer to your mom's height than with your dad. You're either using your body type or hair(Possibly both) for the 6'1 claim. Women are not really good at judging heights. There's a girl at my work place claims to be 6', but is really 5'9 to 5'10.
Anonymous says on 28/Apr/10
Now you have the 6 inch heels with 2 inch platforms that can give 4 to 5 inches of added height. Just looks at stars like Jlo, Leah Remini, Kelly Ripa, Madonna, Paula Abdule, Demi Moore, etc. All seem to claim they are taller too but I am on to them lol
Anonymous says on 20/Apr/10
Highest measured Height- 188cm- 6'2 Lowest measured Height- 6'1- 185.5cm The most height we can lose over a day Is a full inch in some circumstances but on Average 1/2 to 3/4 of an Inch. Not sure what height I should say in cm though, Most people say our true height is in the Morning when our spine is relaxed and we are fully straight however it falls quickly mine does anyway I am already smaller after an hour out of bed. What do you gys give Morning or Afternoon height.
Anonymous 3 says on 20/Apr/10
About the hairstyle, I seen many people, both girls and boys(Mostly guys) have split-up hairs. So don't be fooled. They only seem to be getting taller because of it.
Anonymous 3 says on 20/Apr/10
The reason others think the younger generation is getting taller is because they're now making better shoes and because of thick split hairstyles. But they're really getting shorter.
Anonymous says on 15/Apr/10
In fact, nutrition is worse than years ago.
Anonymous says on 15/Apr/10
eric says on 2/Jan/10 I really don't think the younger generation is growing taller than the older generation. If you go to the doctors and ask them, what can I do to make myself taller? all they will say is eat right and drink alot of milk. The same thing they have been saying for a hundred years. The average height for an ancient egyptian male was 5'0". This was over 4 thousand years ago. And the average height for a male today is 5'10" roughly. So this means on average the human population grows only an inch every 400 years. So the idea that the younger generation has even gained one inch over the older generation in a span of thirty is quite far fetched. Impossible...no. Highly improbable...Yes. The younger generation are really downsizing due to poor nutrition and mutated water. Some maybe getting taller, but many are not. Could be that they're making better shoes with hidden lifts.
Dave says on 9/Apr/10
Women of all heights can be attractive, and personality is the most important thing. Men have different preferences. When it comes down to who is actually married and reproducing, some studies seem to indicate that shorter women are more likely to pass on their genes. Click Here fashion world favors tall women who are very thin. Why? Well one theory is that because women buy ready-to-wear clothing off the rack, clothes must look good on the rack. The models at fashion shows function as live racks.
AKK says on 28/Mar/10
Huh. I must be one of those exceptional guys then. I would be absolutely annoyed if I had to slouch/hunch/whatever every time my girl wanted to whisper something in my ear. And I don't care much for heels simply because of the long-term physiological damage it does to a woman. Even short-term, I've observed the shock that the lower leg goes through with each step. Ideally, the "perfect" woman to me, would be big enough that I don't feel scared to hug with all my might, yet not so large that my arms disappear between rolls of back fat. Height-wise, about 5'5" to 5'10" would be nice. More than 5'10"(2 inches above me), and it's hard for all but the most self-confident guy to not feel a little self-conscious(referring to a girl being 2 inches above the guy, obviously, rather than 5'10" girls specifically). Charlene says on 31/Jul/09 Lawrahh - Really? First off, learn how to spell. Second off, hobbits really? 5'4 is normal for a woman, that is how a woman should be. I really doubt that a guy likes to go out with a girl who is his size. And about that weight thing, better to be short and chubby than tall and chubby cause then you'd simply look MASSIVE. Petite women can look taller, tall ones can't. I really doubt there are guys out there who find 6 foot tall women apppealing and that's MY opinion. PS. The only reason I came off harsh is because what this person said is totally offensive and ignorant. Peace out.
Mike says on 23/Mar/10
actually.. there are fashion models and glamour models. A lot of glamour models are short but with really beautiful faces and bodies. So to say that world in general finds taller women attractive, I can't say if that's true. But I have 2 types of women I really like tall thin ones and girls who look great in a bikini. Assuming the woman's got a nice face and fit body, I'd say that there are 3 things that could make the girl unnattractive (1) a pear shape body, although there are some guys that like that... (2) a straight ass - i.e. no hips (3) chunky legs... if a girl is petite but her legs still look proportionally long enough, then she can still be quite beautiful - also I heard that one of the reasons catwalk models are all around the same height is so that the clothes will fit but also I assume it would look strange to see short girls interspersed with ones who are tall enough
5\'10 says on 28/Feb/10
Ok I'm 5'10 my little brother is 6'4 is want to look the same height or taller than him in our upcoming family picture what kind of heels will get me that kinda height?
Angelo says on 20/Feb/10
I don't think height matters.The only thing matters is what you do now and what you do in future
Eternael says on 15/Feb/10
Hi, I'm 19 and 5'2'', but I'm and have always been very healthy, although most people who first meet me ask if I'm sick since I'm thin and pale. I've just had my first periods at 11 (****!), and at this time I was 4'10''. My sister, however, had hers at 11, she was then 5'1'', too but is 6'1''. She was like me but growed really fast at 16, hormonal problems and all. Now she is 22, and she thanks god that she finished growing. As teenagers, we both hated our sizes... To all "too" tall or "too" short women here: you're beautiful. (sorry if my english is bad)
jesse says on 27/Jan/10
I'm 5'11" and 1/4 barefoot and I think when I wear regular tennis shoes I'm just a hair under 6'.. Then I bought a pair of boots that are versatile for a lot of uses, you can even wear them out with a pair of nice jeans and not look to country or grungy. They have no heel, but rather have a slightly tapered sole that goes from about a 1/2 inch in the toe up to about a 1 1/4 inches in the heel. I end up at 6'1" even. I don't know why but the difference between how I feel in the boots compared to the tennis shoes is drastic. I feel much taller and I can actually tell that people see me as being tall compared to being normal height at 5'11. I know that it shouldn't matter, but it does. So find a pair and you can gain an extra inch without looking like you are trying to due to the absence of a heel.
sabine says on 17/Jan/10
It's true about heels.I got mesured in 7 cm heels,and i was a weak 172 cm.My height is 166cm.
duncan says on 15/Jan/10
I am a 15 1/2 year old male. I have a slight Adam's apple and I wondered if that meant I'm almost done growing. I don't really have much facial hair, just fuzz on upper lip and chin. Most kid's my height and apparent stage of puberty don't have noticeable Adam's apples. So would I have less left to grow than these other kids because I have an Adam's apple? Or is everyone just different.
eric says on 15/Jan/10
Most men exhibit a preference for females of shorter physical stature than themselves.[62][63] Women .7 to 1.7 standard deviations below the mean in height have been reported to be the most reproductively successful. One explanation for this observation is that since most men demonstrate a preference for women shorter than themselves, being shorter allows a woman access to a larger potential dating pool.[62] However, in some non-Western cultures, height is irrelevant in choosing a mate; this indicates that the Western tendency for men to prefer women shorter than themselves is sociocultural in nature.[ the reason why models are so skinny, yes not slim but breastless, ass-less skinny, is because it makes the clothing look better in the shos, that is the only reason!
eric says on 15/Jan/10
Lawrah ( or something like that) --> i konw lots of ugly tall girls , who look like a truck, and i know lots of hobbit like short girls. both tall and short girls can be verry attractive, it's all about proportion, not only about hieght. and what if you are tall and you have an ugly face? like in your case...
pipi says on 6/Jan/10
so with a 4 inches heel, a girl would only have 1.8 inches advantage on my af1?
PHotographer says on 2/Jan/10
Sorry Charlene, but the world in general finds taller women attractive. Rarely are models under 5'6". Do men say, "My, she's got fine average length legs" "Or great short legs"?... As far as girlfriend material, guys seem to like shorter girls for different reasons than appearance. Just what I've personally noticed.. shorter girls seem to be more wielding in a relationship, and perhaps more suitable to some physical encounters with a man, but not mine! Everyone has their preference. I like RespectfulGirl's thoughts! :)
eric says on 2/Jan/10
I really don't think the younger generation is growing taller than the older generation. If you go to the doctors and ask them, what can I do to make myself taller? all they will say is eat right and drink alot of milk. The same thing they have been saying for a hundred years. The average height for an ancient egyptian male was 5'0". This was over 4 thousand years ago. And the average height for a male today is 5'10" roughly. So this means on average the human population grows only an inch every 400 years. So the idea that the younger generation has even gained one inch over the older generation in a span of thirty is quite far fetched. Impossible...no. Highly improbable...Yes.
Anon1 says on 28/Dec/09
Brad, catwalk models are tall because they are in an environment whereby their height is judged. If a 5'3 woman came out, it would be obvious that she is short, and clothing companies like to give off images of the 'tall', 'good looking' and 'powerful'. Why do you think the models looks are so important? Catalogues however are a different story. I know of quite a few short models. This is because with catalogues there is no frame of reference. If a 5'3 woman has the proportions of a 5'10 woman, then you can take a photo with a regular background and they will look tall in it. Some male models you see in clothing catalogues could be 5'8 or so, even though they may appear to be 6'1. Generally though, models are taller as it's all about the averages, but you most certainly can get models that fall on the shorter side. Cheers,
LittleMiss says on 15/Dec/09
Im short and guys always go for the taller women, my ex bf left me for a taller woman and he often says the same..that we are just 'different'. I dont know why, but i would love to be taller, us shorties generally get less attnetion : (
Sadie says on 13/Dec/09
I'm a girl who is just over 6" and im contantly in 4" heels and even have a pair of 8" heeled platforms. I always used to go for guys who were at least 6'5" as being a kickboxer I scare a lot of shorter guys off, but I got set up on a date with a guy I didn't know the hight of, my mate thought he was quite tall, so I wacked out some 8 inch platforms as I like to see if the guy is comfortable with my height when im wearing shoes. I went to meet him, and he was barely 5ft was (4'10" i think), very thin and light, and I towerd over him by nearlly 2 foot. I felt so sorry for him, but he is adorable so decided to give it a go. He even asked me that night for a kiss has he couldn't reach, his head was under my chest, and I just went weak at the knees. I just bent down a bit and he was on his tippy toes with his head tilted back. The advantage that he cant reach is that I can say no to a kiss when im not in the mood. I think he is intimidated a bit espcially as I wear heels all the time, but he just puts up with it. It's soo cute.
cotatoal says on 11/Dec/09
The commercial heel height is measured by the backside of the heel, other in Europe measures the height by the heel axis, this measure is lower than the other by the back side of the heel. Instead of any commercial systems, the real height that gives a high heel for any body, is given by the axis of the vertical height of the articulation of you foot and your leg, given by the shoe heel, and this height is always lower than the commercial systems height given by the shoemakers. Another important fact is that the lower is the shoe heel, the lower is the difference among the many heels height systems and the real height you can go up So if you measure your real height increase with a 4" heel, the torture of elevating your heel to a 5" heel is not a true one inch, only a low percentage od one inch, and if you try to use a 6", the increase difference is lower yet, and so on, as happens if you try to use a 7" heel.
daniel says on 11/Dec/09
ok , have you people ever seen kim kardahsian , shakira, christina aguilera etc , THEY ARE PETITE and they look better than tall women , they got curves and tall women have no boobs and no ass ??:|
5\'7perfection says on 7/Dec/09
i am 17 and im almost 5'7 1/2 i love my height im not tall and im not short im right in the middle somedays i look short and somedays i look tall. i wear heels and im only 5'10 1/2, i love it i don't want to be any other height. but everyone ele should love their height because it's their height so if you don'tlove who else will. and ladies if you don't like your height and just want to be a little shorter stand up really sraight and arch your back i makes your butt look better and you lose almost a a half inch in height.
Maje K says on 5/Dec/09
Fawn, you're an idiot. "superior genetic makeup", "genetically advanced"? These terms have no meaning outside of Nazism. It's psychological, not genetic. A taller person will, in most cases, obviously have more confidence and a slight feeling of superiority when compared to shorter company. You would realize this if not for your unhealthy envy of people with imaginary "advanced genes".
Fawn says on 13/Nov/09
Its not about looks Jon. I am not saying that all tall people must be beautiful. I am just saying that they appear to be genetically advanced. Thats all. Spend some time around them and you will begin to understand. The way they walk, stand, and talk. There is just something about them. I want to be like them.
Brad says on 11/Nov/09
Catwalk models are 5' 9"+ for a reason, they look better in clothes.
RespectfulGirl says on 7/Nov/09
CHARLENE CHARLENE CHARLENE How dare you dis tall girls!!! - there is no such thing as a good height or a bad height. There is no correct height or wrong height. There is only the height that you are and those delicious shoes you wear (heel or no heel). - The average height of North American women is 5"6". Not 5'4" and what does it matter anyway - Charlene. - Research reveals that humans on average are growing taller - both women and men, but more so women. This is an evolutionary consequence of general improvements to diet and health. So tall girls are simply healthier, more genetically advanced, humans. Sorry Charlene. Really I am. You quite smoking, drinking beer and eating those CornDogs (ouch). - The majority of "Catwalk" Models are 5'10" plus. Sorry Charlene. You're out. - I suspect our Charlene is below average - uhm - height, intelligence, politeness and and and. - It even sounds like Charlene is a bit on the "chubby" side too. Well Charlene. Chubby sounds like FAT and FAT is never healthy (whatever the reason) whether its TALL FAT or PETITE FAT or SHORT FAT or CHARLENE FAT. - Being rude to someone you found rude - is just worse. Which makes me horrid. So Charlene - Although I read your post it didn't really mean much to me next to all the other positive, sensitive, smart ones. GGGrrrrrrrrrr
Jon says on 7/Nov/09
!! I can't believe the below post. Tall people are superior? Snort. What a load of poppycock haha! I've seen many absolutely stunning shorter people and many hideous tall ones. Superior genetic make-up my butt! As with everything there's tall people of good genetic make up and short people of good genetic make up and tall people of bad genetics and short people of bad genetics.
Fawn says on 2/Nov/09
Tall people appear as if they have a superior genetic makeup. If you go to a place with several tall people and then look at the average height people, you will see what I mean. The tall people have a "well bred" look. They have an aire about them, a superior feel, and I want to be near them. I admire them. They look very appealing to me, male or female.
Hanna says on 30/Oct/09
Seriously, Charlene. Don't be so Harsh on tall girls. I'm 15 years old, and I'm 5 ft 10 already. I don't paticularly like being tall, so don't make it out that it's tall people's fault for being tall. I'd kill to be 5 ft 4, and reading that kind of comment made me really angry. It doesn't really matter how tall anybody is, we're all just people. There's no point descriminating people over what height they are. And I know many guys that would prefer to have a tall girl then a short one. Just tryna get my point accross (:
Cyndi .Y says on 23/Oct/09
most chunky type of NIKE sneakers hiddenly gave about 3.2cm to 4.5cm , if a men was about 5ft11.25 barefoot he could fits on the shoe and tell people that hes a 6"footer.
J.J. says on 22/Oct/09
J.J. says on 23/Feb/09 yea a 4" heel will give 3" inch in height. But when you visit the YSL websites their heels are listed as 4" heel and thats what it gives exactly cos those inches were got from measuring it from the actual height it gives. nowadays most Christian louboutins gives anything from 2.9"(listed at 10cm), 3.72"(listed at 12cm), 4.51"(listed at 14cm), and the extra tall ones which they make only a few of them are the ones that give 5.3"(listed at 16cm). So basically most of the women you see wearing very high heels gets 4.51" in height. And the extra tall ones gives 5.3"(you could never get anything more than this). If Nicole Kidman wears the very high ones she will be standing at 6'3". She is huge!
akashlovesall says on 9/Sep/09
ya he facts are true, as i m in india and studying using 2.5 insoles 4 one year without any one knowingwith 1.5 out side it should have to be 4 but its actually 3.25 but i m loving it as i m 5 9 and wid liftsmove at 6
Leah says on 7/Sep/09
How much height would a 3.5 inch heel with a 1 inch platform give you?
annon says on 7/Sep/09
Ya know... i noticed a comment on here stating that if you are taller than 5'6 it is ridiculous to be called Petite. But, I can't help but think that a 5'10-5'11 Taylor Swift appears more petite to me than a 5'0 Eva Longoria. Sure, laugh at this, but seriously, Taylor looks really petite to me, moreso petite than a lot of smaller women, although many smaller women are very petite as well. Anyways, my point being that everybody is different, and even women taller over a certain threshold, and can easily be perceived as petite and when they are told they are petite, i believe them! Does Taylor look manly to you and masculine to you?? She is so incredibly feminine in my eyes.
AK says on 7/Sep/09
Charlene, Taylor Swift is almost 6 foot tall, and she looks totally petite in my opinion. And plenty of guys would love to date her!! Its not about height as it is about proportions. I have friends who are taller than me that look amazing with their height. I myself am 5'6, but some of my friends are 5'8 and they look super petite to me because they are so proportionate and so small framed. It all depends on the individual.
Phil says on 5/Sep/09
Some heels will give the exact amount of height that the heel is advertised at.
tim says on 2/Sep/09
Karl 6'0 1/2- 1.84m is pretty tall without wearing shox, shoz probably 2 inches more, dont be ashamed of your height, I mean anthing over 6'0 is tall in general, Ladies like tall guys but the like your personality nt your height mostly.
leesloftgirl says on 25/Aug/09
Lindsay : I always think that men like shorter women but I always seem to go for guys my height or just an inch taller. I have a boyfriend at the moment who is only 2" taller and I would love to wear heals but cant! I would love to be your height!
Karl Karlsen says on 23/Aug/09
Hey guys, I'm a little bit under 6'1 (184.8cm, 6'0.75) and I always wanted to be 6'2 or even 6'3. So I'm wearing Shox for 6 months, they r cool and I'm 6'2 in them. Are there some good "non-sportive" shoes like Timberlands? And how much do they give? 2 inches would be nice.
Nicola says on 22/Aug/09
I am really struggling to understand this. So basically shoes that have, let's say 3 inch heels for example, don't make you 3 inches taller? I don't get that because they do for me. I have some high heeled shoes and the heel on them is precisely 3 inches. The front part is 0.5 inches. I measured them exactly. I measured myself in the evening and I was 5'1" (155cm). I put the shoes on and measured myself again and I was pretty much bang on 5'4" (almost 163cm). Certainly no lower than 162cm anyway. So they do make me 3 inches taller.
notpip says on 20/Aug/09
Pip says on 23/Dec/08: height is the only thing . . . that cannot be changed by surgery. Not true: check out leg lengthening surgery.
viv says on 20/Aug/09
BigT, tall girls look masculine? damn those victorias secret models sure be manly
Charlene says on 31/Jul/09
Lawrahh - Really? First off, learn how to spell. Second off, hobbits really? 5'4 is normal for a woman, that is how a woman should be. I really doubt that a guy likes to go out with a girl who is his size. And about that weight thing, better to be short and chubby than tall and chubby cause then you'd simply look MASSIVE. Petite women can look taller, tall ones can't. I really doubt there are guys out there who find 6 foot tall women apppealing and that's MY opinion. PS. The only reason I came off harsh is because what this person said is totally offensive and ignorant. Peace out.
Rachel says on 28/Jul/09
Im only 5'3 and whenever i wear 5" heels, i reach up to my uncles chin at least. He is 6'2.
Marina says on 26/Jul/09
I'm thirteen and I'm 5'5". According to my big feet and my parents' height (Dad: 5'11") and (Mom: 5'9"), I'm destined to be 5'9"-5'10". I wear average Nike sneakers which gives me an extra inch and a half so I go from 5'5" to 5'6.5". I never wear heels because I prefer flats especially for my age and my clumsiness. But I stop growing, I'll be probably 5-6 inches taller than the average woman and the average height of an American male. So hopefully I'll end up with a guy that is 6'2"-6'5", because I can't stand it when woman tower the man. I plan on only wearing 2-4 inch heels, depending how tall the guy I'll be standing next to is.
Heightisinterestin says on 24/Jul/09
5'6'' is not 'tall' for a girl. and guys who are not very tall-it isn't such a big deal, i think it's cute when a guy is kinda short haha. It's obviously of great importance to men, to be tall, but it shouldn't really be. Short guys are cute! :)
TNTinCA says on 6/Jul/09
One thing I have heard from women who told me about the men they date is that they generally want a man to be a little taller than they are when they wear their heels. So if a women wears a heel that is 2 inches, she wants he man to be at least a little taller (with his footwear) than she is. Which generally means that women want their men to be at least 2 inches taller than they are.
Rick says on 5/Jul/09
Not true@mike, it actually seems to be the opposite, hence "napolean complex". I can speak from experience being 5'8.
jessica says on 28/Jun/09
I'm 5' 6" and I like guys who are at least 5' 9 - 6' 3".

@ frsa:
The surgery you're talking about is very controversial. They actually will take someone who wants to be taller, put them under anesthesia, break their leg and ankle bones, stretch them, and make them heal so the person can "grow taller". It's insane. Sounds very painful and makes me cringe. It should be outlawed.
gigi15 says on 27/Jun/09
im 6'1" barefoot, 22 years old, female. i dont find a problem with my height. i love heels (have over 150 pair...) and wear them all the time for the way they make me feel, --and the fact they go with my clothes. being able to deal with it is a confidence thing (not just my from height but from other things too). i have always been tall. my daddy is 6'6", but my mother is just 5"5" on a good day. my brothers are 6'6" (26) and 6"7" (24). if your daughters- or you- are tall, i highly recommend ballet classes- they teach you to be proud of your body for its strength and poise, plus gets you over the whole slumping down thing, because any good madame will reprimand you for not keeping your back straight and chest lifted. i learned early that cofidence is sexy, and no person has ever called me "manly" with long auburn hair- and if you saw me, you wouldnt either. guys ive dated dont mind my height, many of them compliment me on it and have said they secretly LIKE it when people stare at their girlfriend (though they are all tall also). i developed in time with everyone else, and it wasnt hard to be tall and thin with big boobs at 5'8", 5'10", 6 foot, and it's not hard now at my natural height, or my height in whichever pair of heels im wearing :), i get to show off my long, tan, ballet-toned legs in short dresses all summer, and thats certainly not a problem for me or anyone else (at least i dont think it is...). if people dont like my height or want to talk down to me about it (sorry,couldnt resist), im sorry- but there isnt a whole lot i can do about it, so its best to embrace it for what it is. i can reach most anything, and dont have to worry about styles of clothes "making me look short" because its fairly impossible. the only bad thing is finding pants/jeans that have a long enough inseam for the winter, but there are a number of designers online that will custom make them for you if you inquire. the important thing is to be comforatable with whatever the tape measure says.
Anonymous says on 19/Jun/09
KoreY says on 7/Apr/09
Real talk
My sis is 6'4
My dad is 6'8
My mom is 6'1
And my brothers are all 6'9+
I'm 13 and im 7'0.

It's possible you could have gigantism, which can be deadly if not treated. You're too tall for your age. Have you seen a doctor?
Danny says on 10/Jun/09
Lindsay, 5ft 4 for a female has always been kinda perfect to me for some reason. Probably some weird Freudian thing about my mother being about 5ft 3 and her being so important to me lol. I'm 6ft 1, I should probably like girls on the taller side, but no, 5ft 4 to 5ft 7 is kinda perfect to me for some reason.
christian says on 8/Jun/09
my girlfriend is 4"10 and im 5"10 it doesnt bother me in the slightest ,,, she is really hot so its good lol
Phil says on 4/Jun/09
Just to clear up my last post (if it was posted) - lots of guys prefer short girls over tall girls, me included.
Phil says on 4/Jun/09
Lindsay, I believe tallness is mostly valued amongst men only; it's not really necessary for women. Being short or average is ideal for women because that will make you shorter than a greater amount of men, which will not make you too tall in return.

I like women 5'6 and below...I think 5'4 is a great height for women, so don't feel self-conscious about it!
Amok says on 18/May/09
I think the inches for footwear listed here are kinda off. My shox are definitely the shoes that give me the most inches, I'd say they give me 1.6 inches. Timberlands definitely don't give 1.5 inches, mine give me 1 inch over barefoot heigh. Well, maybe I have another model, it's not the stylish ones most people use, but I've measured Swiss army issue boots which have huge soles and the give at best 1.5 inches over barefoot height. Also, I don't think converse shoes give even as much as 0.5 inch.
Frank says on 15/May/09
People always play this "taller is better" game. One of the tallest people I know is also the biggest asshole I know. Don't worry about your height, work on your social skills.
Anonymous says on 13/May/09
[quote]I disagree with ya. We are not intimated by tall girls at all. Most tall girls i know are not attractive at all. They look clumsy and not beautiful.[/quote]

I agree with you. IMHO, shorter girls usually look prettier. But not too short, let's say between 5'4'' and 5'8''.
The Dutchguy says on 10/May/09
I still don't know why people would wanna wear like 4' lifts, or even bigger lifts! why cant people just be happy with how tall or short they are? besides, if you want to stick out of the crowd, and you are 5'7 but you are wearing lifts that make you like 6'5 or something, they just make you look really, really stupid
jamie says on 4/May/09
I'm about 5'9, and a woman, and I LOVE wearing heals. It's funny how I tower over most men,but wearing heals makes your legs look longer and they give you strong calves.
Thomas says on 2/May/09
Hello! I am somewhere in the 5'7-5'9 range. I really have no idea how tall exactly, because #1: Whenever I go to the doctor's they measure me incorrectly and #2 It seems to vary depending on my posture (which can be poor sometimes). Anyway, I have been wearing shoe lifts for about a year now. I have been very satisfied with the results. I am consistently a solid 5'9-5'10 and it really HELPED FIX my posture. I can feel a little self conscious about it at times, only because I'm still getting used to all the little odds and ends of wearing them.

It always seemed that shorter men tried to compare their height to me in the past saying things like, "Well, you're not much taller than me." and "WOW, I'm almost as tall as you are now, Thomas!" Rubbish. This always annoyed me, and I KNEW that I was noticeably taller! It should be noted that girls never had a problem with my height, it has always been these annoying men. So, I made a point to FIX my posture, and began wearing very simple shoe lifts. Magically, the annoyance stopped, and I felt much more at peace with my height.
(Although occasionally my Mum will pester me because I am slouching!)

Any thoughts? I'd love to hear some opinions!
Lindsay says on 28/Apr/09
I'm a 5'4 female and I like men 5'4-6'0
I don't wear heals much at all though.. I like converse and skate shoes.
And right now I'm feeling very self conscious of my height.. seems that everyone likes the tall people.
Real says on 25/Apr/09
sometimes I wear Timberlands w/ 1.5" insoles... I go from 5'6 barefoot - to a very strong 5'9.5. I don't know why Rob is saying that the most men can get is 1" over a regular shoe, that is ridiculous... It is very easy to gain multiple inches with the right shoe.. in addition, you can easily slide in 1-2" insoles.
Kate says on 22/Apr/09
Star says on 26/Sep/08
Yes, A FEW taller women may look masculine. I'm 5'10.5 & female. I don't look masculine looking at all. But, I saw a female lifeguard that was 6'4 and she looked very masculine looking. I felt short next to her, lol. In reality, I'm actually tall.
Is it true that women can grow past 18 years old? I talked to a women who was about 22 years old. She said that she reached her final height at 21.

I grew a couple of inches around 22. Either that or I stopped slouching all the time.

More likely the latter....
Alex says on 20/Apr/09
The standard typical heel girls wear are 3-3.5 inches which give in between 2 and 3 inches to a girl barefoot height.
Alana says on 19/Apr/09
Im small and it used to bother me but now i couldnt care less.Beeing small doesnt mean i look fat and dont have a pair of nice legs,i carry my height well! I think from looking at the discussion that there is no "perfect" height or body shape.Embrace what you have and get on with it! It is a shallow to be judgemental about someone elses height,i mean in the end what does it really matter?Im 5"1 and my boyfriend is 6"4 haha and it does not bother me in the slightest,or him.
KoreY says on 7/Apr/09
Real talk
My sis is 6'4
My dad is 6'8
My mom is 6'1
And my brothers are all 6'9+
I'm 13 and im 7'0.
frsa says on 4/Apr/09
btw people here "hating to be short" can actually change that ...compared to tall people who cant do a thing about it. You can actually change your height a bit through different foods and there is also surgery..yoga is also something that makes you somewhat taller, like 1-2 cm taller.
Anonymous says on 2/Apr/09
I think if a girl can wear heels than guys should be able to wear lifts. Makes everything even because girls love to judge someones height while they are in their heels.
Sam says on 1/Apr/09
Anonymous, poppycock. Many guys I know are in the 6'3 range and still don't like tall girls. It has nothing to do with intimidation. Smaller/average girls are just generally a preference, in the same way a good looking guy is a preference to girls. Has nothing to do with intimidation.
kall says on 30/Mar/09
A lady I know Karen Kahlon is only like 5'0 and she always wears sexy high heels, most guys get turned on by a women wearing high heels despite the womens height, Karen is only small, Height doesnt matter, it's what you like in ladies, Karen has an amazing body, In genaral us Guys are much taller than women on average.
lala says on 20/Mar/09
I have a pair of 6" heels and I'm 5'3", so by rights they should make me 5'9"- but actually they only make me 5'7".
LJR says on 20/Mar/09
[QUOTE]I will never understand where they get these average heights from! 5'4" for women?? Ridiculous! I live in Central New York, and really, it is pretty rare to see women above 5'2". If you are 5'4" (my sister's height), you are probably taller than a good 70% of women.[/QUOTE]
Really?!? That so interesting! I live in West MI. I'm 6 ft tall and I was not the only one who was that tall. There were at least 4 of us girls around 6 ft. And probably dozens 5'8" - 5'11". It seems like I only know a handful of women below 5'4"!
BigT says on 20/Mar/09
Actually tall girls have worse reproductive success than short or average height girls. A lot of tall girls look extremely masculine.
Luigi says on 19/Mar/09
f a tall girl wants to wear heels then she can, if someone has negative things to say about it. dont look at her. so annoying. they are jealous cause she is more than likely prettier and gets more attention. guys are intimidated by tall girls cause they are short but they want to be tall"

I disagree with ya. We are not intimated by tall girls at all. Most tall girls i know are not attractive at all. They look clumsy and not beautiful. That's the truth and sorry if im insulting ya but that's how i think. On the other hand, there are plenty of tall guys so why should we be intimated by tall girls?
Mike says on 18/Mar/09
this height intimidation thing isn't unique to short males. If any animal stands next to another animal which is bigger than it is, the smaller one will be intimidated. It's a simple survival mechanism.

Shorter people just happen to be physically intimidated more often than taller people.
Anonymous says on 15/Mar/09
I'm fourteen and i'm five eight, and I'm just really worried about what height i'll end up at. There isn't anything wrong with being tall, but living where I do (in the middle east) if you're five six + as a girl you're huge. I don't know if it's like that all over the world, but am I huge? And with heels, what height would scare people away? :(
lexie says on 12/Mar/09
hi i just wanted to say that my mates who tower over me at 6.4 wear heels. And i (5'2) wear heels too and they pretty much give a lift to a woman and help her feel more confident and they make us feel less vulnerable.
lawrahh says on 11/Mar/09
okayy so obviously tall is better than short in my oppinion
if short people looked better than why wouldnt they have short models, ?? if you think about it, Famous fashion designers, choose to have their clothes modeled on taller women, simply because the clothes look better on them :)

i think this is just an insecurity thing abouut short women, they have short legs and usually put on weight easier, in my oppionion, short women are stubby and hobbit like looking,

but thats just my oppionion, annnndd all the famous fashion designers across teh globe, - taller girls are wayy more feminine and attractive. thats just it :)

xx
Ellen says on 24/Feb/09
Denis says on 30/Oct/08.

How can she get 5'11 when she wears 4 inch heels? My boyfriend is 5'11 and I'm 5'9 and when i wear 4 inch heels we're about the same height (he's wearing shoes too, maybe 1 inch, little less.) And btw, everyone should wear heels! You don't wear heels to get talleryou wear them beacuse you look hot in them, and to Im, What?? I live in california and my shortest friend is like 5'3 and it feels like 5'4 is to short to be average!
5 ft 3.2 says on 24/Feb/09
I'm seeing 5'6"-5'9" girls calling themselves "tiny and short," which is completely and utterly ridiculous!!!!!!! 5'9" is freakin TALL for a girl and 5'6" is pretty tall too! Even 5'5" is above average!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would kill a cat to be 5'5" and a dog too if I had to!
RFD says on 19/Feb/09
linden says on 14/Oct/08
girls do NOT get their heights from their fathers and boys do not get it from their mothers. everyone gets half and half. but the tall gene is dominate, so if your mother or father's side is taller than average you will be average or above. my father's side is really short and my mother's side is really tall. i ended up being really tall but my brother and sister are both average.

well, my father's side is reallly short(his 3 brothers are all 5'4, my father is 5'5, grandfather is 5'2), my mother's side is short too( mother 5'1, her brother 5'8, grandfather 5'7, sister 5'1). I am 16 and 1/2 and i am almost 5'8, and it looks like i am at the beggining of a spurt as i have grown 1 cm in the last month. i thought i won't grow anymore from 14 , when i was 5'6.5 and i stopped growing until 15 and 1/2. at that age i was still 5'6.5 but at 16 i was 5'7, at 16 and like 6 months i was 5'7.25 and now i am 5'7.75. i think i may reach 5'9 or 5'10.5 if i keep growing like this until 18. so as you see i am a lot taller than my whole family, actually except my uncle who is 5'8 on the dot or maybe a tad over, i am the tallest. and when i go at the grandparents from my father side, i am actually towering everybody there. i dont know where i got my height from, maybe my grand-grandfather, who was 5'11 at 94:P so probably peak at 6'1. he is a legend:))
Bunny says on 16/Feb/09
Ok so I've always been taller than most, Im 15 and 5"7.5 I just say 5"8 because that's pretty much my height in most sneakers which is all I wear because I avoid anything that makes me even look taller. Finding a taller guy is nice but it rly doesn't matter so much cause i'm so used to being taller than everyone that if I wore heels and was taller than my bf id get over it pretty quickly. I've had situations where guys that kind of like me aren't necessarily intimidated but are sadish that I'm as tall or slightly taller than them. Who can blame them though, it's just nature especially if ur a teen and ur already lacking in self esteem. Of course there are some short guys who just can't get enough of the tall girls. Personally I like the sophisticated look of being with a guy who's 5"11-6"3, but I also like being with a guy my own height because then it feels cute like we're a duo or something, but then I feel lame if I wear a heel or shoe that makes me taller XD so in the end it's give some take some which is what I'm starting to learn. I'd be lying if I said that I wouldn't love being cute and 5"3 but I guess it doesn't matter
Barry-Dean says on 16/Feb/09
I am a 29 year old man who enjoys wearing 6 inch stillettos 24 hours a day and i don't have a problem. I wear them everywhere all the time even in the bath, work, bed. I am 5'4 and I also have 5 inch heels as well and i am married and my wife does not mind me wearing stillettos all the time.
Style says on 6/Feb/09
5'6 short for a female? No way! I come from a tall family and I don't think it is short. It is closer to average/maybe a tad taller than average. I consider under 5'4 short. My mom is 5'6, her sister is 5'8, her other sister is 5'7, and her brother is about 6'0. Her parents are 5'4 and 5'10ish. My mom was the runt of the bunch, lol. My dad is 6'4 and my dad's brother is 6'2ish. My dad's parents were 5'10 and 6'1. Yup, my grandma was always tall. I surpassed her though. I'm a 20 year old 5'11 female. My parents used to always measure me next to grandma, but now there is no contest anymore. My mom is 5'6 and my dad is 6'4. I'm 5'11 and an only child. Oh, I do love heels too. I'm 6'0-6'2 in most of my heels. I don't feel too tall. :) Although, standing next to my 5'6 mom I do make her look 'short', lol. But, what do you expect with a 6'4 father?
5 ft 3.5 says on 2/Feb/09
lm, you're wrong. Probaly, your sister is just short. 5'4" IS the average height of a woman. New York must have small girls.
lily says on 31/Jan/09
wow. that assumption of urs is so out of the way that a tall girl is "more than likely prettier"

i didn't know the height increases facial beauty.... lol, coz that's what pretty means to me. hahaha.

and puh-lease! "guys are intimidated by tall girls"

this is pure rubbish. just because somebody is taller than u and u have to look up to them to talk to them doesn't mean u'r intimidated.

i dont know where ppl get half of what they do.
5 ft 3.2 says on 20/Jan/09
Or maybe, Anonymous, guys just don`t like girls to be taller than their 5`10" bodies. I mean, it`s natural for a guy to prefer a girl at least 2 inches shorter than him, rightÉ
Style says on 17/Jan/09
Some Women over 5'7 are NOT Masculine looking. I know this because I'm very lady like looking and I'm 5'11. I have a very small frame. Some girl who was masculine looking thought I was maybe 5'6 tops. She was in 4 inch heels, I was in bare feet. She got out of her high heels and I was nose to nose with her. We were both 5'11. She was masculine looking, I was not. I'm not trying to brag but I am model looking. I've been offered modeling jobs just walking through stores. I think some guys are just intimidated by tall women and amazed. I was 6'3 in my 4 inch platforms and the 5'8 guys would just stare not saying a word. AND I do like wearing heels. They are not just for people under 5'6. I like being at least 6'0 in my footwear. I love being tall. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Embrace what god gave you!
don says on 14/Jan/09
Rob so in your opinion a womans height in heels can rarely be over 4"? or can a platform make it 5 or 6 inches?
lily says on 11/Jan/09
oh puh-lease. tall girls dont look nice in heels. a girl in my class, 5'9, usually wearing flats is pretty tall n towers almost all of us including me, i'm 5'1. well imagine how she must've looked when she wore a four inch heels. she looked like a giant, if u couldn't guess.
Tipman says on 6/Jan/09
Men prefer girls shorter than them and this is our nature. If you assume that the medium height in the world of men is something like 5'7 - 5'10, a girl taller than these will intimidate the boys.
j.p says on 3/Jan/09
I am 6'8 and i am 26, my girlfriend is 5'7 and wears high heels when out in general its okay, i dont mind being really tall, just ducking under doors gets annoyning lol, but its okay im actually a basketball league player, its my favourite sport, I've won several medals and trophys.

Height facts- 6 foot- 183 cm 7 foot- 213 cm my height- 203 cm thanks
The X BFG says on 2/Jan/09
When I was a kid i was always the tallest in my class and I went through puberty first(I got acne, boobs, my period, and e.t.c.). It was hard being a girl and going through those jokes I sometimes cried every night in elementary school. But in Junior High the guys started to become taller then me and I became very popular with the guys. I had the biggest boobs and longest legs and it was great. I stopped growing in 7th grade and now I'm 5"6 and it was all worth it.
Star says on 2/Jan/09
I like platforms. They tend to be more comfortable than heels (at least for me). I'm 20 year old female and I've measured myself as 5'11 standing barefoot. I love my height too. I'm 6'0 in any type of footwear usually.
Mac says on 29/Dec/08
Hey Pip, a girl that judges a man based on his height is not worth it, trust me. You should find yourself a woman who is not shallow and has an actual heart because clearly you are a person who does not make judgements based on superificial things. Don't settle for less, despite you meeting many women who are like that I'm sure there are plenty women who aren't.
king kong bundy says on 29/Dec/08
girls over 5'10-5'11 start to get too tall to the point of unattractive for me. That being said, some of the most gorgeous girls ive been with have fallen under the 5'7-5'10 mark. I think it's similar to the concept of height for guys, where for alot of girls, a guy under 5'8-5'9 is bordering on unattractive
Anonymous says on 23/Dec/08
if a tall girl wants to wear heels then she can, if someone has negative things to say about it. dont look at her. so annoying. they are jealous cause she is more than likely prettier and gets more attention. guys are intimidated by tall girls cause they are short but they want to be tall
Pip says on 23/Dec/08
Its interesting the comments here about the insecurity of vertically challenged people! As a 5'6 male I've never been that bothered about my height in the past, I feel I have plenty of other things going for me but now I'm in my 40's and having to date again, I have found out just how blatently heightist most women are. I'm sure if a male on a dating site said that he would only consider dating a woman in a size 10 or under dress size, as he found fatties unattractive, he'd be ripped for his remarks. Or if his preference was a boob size? Yet height is the only thing that can't be changed by lifestyle, dieting or surgery! Short people can do nothing at all to change how they are yet are made to feel like leppars! and as much as there are these elevating shoes around, in my book, they are a bit of a cheat and SHOULDNT be necessary!! So come on girls. Next time you need a date, why not judge a guy on his personality and looks before disgarding him purely for not being much taller than you? :)
lm says on 1/Dec/08
I will never understand where they get these average heights from! 5'4" for women?? Ridiculous! I live in Central New York, and really, it is pretty rare to see women above 5'2". If you are 5'4" (my sister's height), you are probably taller than a good 70% of women.
Lynn says on 24/Nov/08
An italian guy named Nolifts81, good contributor of this site, claims that it is possible to gain 3-4" from barefeet using nice but expensive shoes.

I believe him because I can easily gain almost 3" from barefoot with shoes having still a good appearence.
why not says on 1/Nov/08
Platforms that are heeled all the way across such as the sneaker ones are closest in accuracy to the amount of inches gained by weraing them. I know this via personal experience.
Denis says on 30/Oct/08
Just something random I have to say:
I know many girls who wear 3-4'' heels most of the time and because they wear it everytime they forget that they're quite smaller when they take them off for example:
My girlfriend whose a weak 5'7'' wears 4'' heels most of the time. Well she told me about her best friend's new boyfriend who was a dwarf compared to her when she saw him. Anyway I know him and he isn't a dwarf he's like 5'9'' and he wears vans slip on most of the time so he's only 1.6cm taller in shoes while my girlfriend is a weak 5'11'' in her high heels. Yesterday she was wearing flat shoes and she saw him again and she finally realised that he's not a dwarf or a midget or whatever. Has anybody had similar expiriences?
Ian says on 18/Oct/08
Captain Spaulding says on 20/Sep/08
Rising Force sly isnt 6'1" in lifts, hes more like 5'10" in lifts since hes 5'8.5" barefoot.

Only 1.5" lift. That like your average airmax isn't it, hardly a lift.
linden says on 14/Oct/08
girls do NOT get their heights from their fathers and boys do not get it from their mothers. everyone gets half and half. but the tall gene is dominate, so if your mother or father's side is taller than average you will be average or above. my father's side is really short and my mother's side is really tall. i ended up being really tall but my brother and sister are both average.
Sarah.. says on 14/Oct/08
i'm a 19 years old Girl
i'm 5'6 >>167cm ,, with out any heels
and i HATE this Sooo much i wish i was taller 4 -to- 8 cm more :(
i HATE not to be very tall n sometimes i feel SHORT.
plz tell me em i short, avarege,or tall ??
n there are so many girls in my college taller than me..i like the height that
not more than 177 with out heels and not less than 172 WITH OUT HEELS

and when i put on a heel like 12cm i get taller only 7cm more
I HAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEE THIS..plz tell if there is a way to fix that??
coz the people will think that i'm short..
Jlee says on 3/Oct/08
Rose! I agree! Why do some girls look taller in heels when they wear the same heels? Hey rob, if a girl wears heels and is taller than a guy, but the guy is taller bearfoot, do you think that girls can tell? do girl assume they are shorter when they take off heels or do you think they tend to underestimate?
Umar says on 29/Sep/08
6ft is a good height... at any age... it's a good height.
Star says on 26/Sep/08
Yes, A FEW taller women may look masculine. I'm 5'10.5 & female. I don't look masculine looking at all. But, I saw a female lifeguard that was 6'4 and she looked very masculine looking. I felt short next to her, lol. In reality, I'm actually tall.
Is it true that women can grow past 18 years old? I talked to a women who was about 22 years old. She said that she reached her final height at 21.
Captain Spaulding says on 21/Sep/08
If your 6'0" then I guess thats a good height since your 2 inches taller then average.
Anonymous says on 20/Sep/08
In 4" heels with a slight platform I gain 3.2 inches of height. I am 5'6" without heels and 5'9.2" in them!
Captain Spaulding says on 20/Sep/08
Rising Force sly isnt 6'1" in lifts, hes more like 5'10" in lifts since hes 5'8.5" barefoot.
Anonymous3 says on 19/Sep/08
yes i agree with gim 6'0" is good height as an adult height for a guy. You basically already hit the benchmark...although there will be some people who will be jealous and try to tell you that they think you are only 5'10"....I've had it happen to me when I was 15...lol
Anonymous says on 8/Sep/08
Hey rose...
The height it gives you depend on the shoes... but also on your feet.
As you can read above, when a heel is advertised at 3" it always gives you less because the height you gain is calculated at your ankle.... not at the back of your feet. So if your ankle is placed a little bit more at the back of your feet your heels will give you mor height...
gim says on 28/Aug/08
6ft is a good height ? at 19
rose says on 20/Aug/08
I am 5'5" and my friend if 5'4". Barefoot you can tell im just a tad taller by no more then an inch, but when we both wear heels (same sort of heel height) I look about 3 inches taller! why is this? do some girls look way taller in heels then others do? its strange....
RisingForce says on 12/Aug/08
This page is proof that Sly is 5'10.5/5'10.75 barefoot as he claims because he reaches 6'1 in lifts.
Short Stuff says on 4/Aug/08
Ya i love to wear heels!!! they are my best friends!! i am around 5.5' so i am way down there! heels don't give me that much of a difference but i like just feeling a tad bit taller! :D
shorty says on 20/Jul/08
So. heels can really fool you off.
I am 172cm, and my girlfriend is 159cm.(or 158.5).
Once we met, she had heels, and i didnt give so much attention to that.
A few days later when i met her, i was like wtf, because on heels, she looked as tall as i am. almost.
Well i was really glad.
Hate being so short :(
jim says on 9/Jul/08
I am not small or at least I never felt like it and my wife is nearly as tall as me but taller with heels. Because it was a little bit akward at the bigining of our relation when we were going out ant that she was wearing heels, i bought some pairs or elevator shoes from bugarrishoes.com and now we don't have problems anymore.
I don't think I would have care that much if she was already taller because I use to date taller girls whithout any problem. But when u are use to look at someone looking down and then suddenly you need to look up it's a little bit desorienting.
Ant says on 4/Jul/08
I wish more people read this information! then all this talk of 2-3 inch lifts inside mens shoes might just vanish from the site.
Cyndi says on 23/Jun/08
Being 6 feet tall isn't all it's cracked up to be. I can't say I'm comfortable wearing heels considering the height of men now has gone down by a couple of inches. I don't even know what happened to them all!
rach says on 20/Jun/08
this discussion is so interesting. i've never heard of so many tall women in one discussion! i'm just 5ft3 but i can see benefits to being tall too. i love being small because i feel cuter and my tallest height with heels is around 5ft6 but at the same time i think tall women look so elegant so i often wish i was tall.

as for what is attractive in men, it doesnt really matter. my friend is 5ft8 and he wishes he were taller but i think he seems really tall (probably because of my own height) but i generally prefer really tall men, e.g. a foot taller than myself.

my mum is 5ft4 and my dad 5ft9 so i was never going to be that tall. heights are really interesting haha.
jay says on 3/Jun/08
being tall is a nice thing. being short is also a nice thing. i should know - being only 5 ft 4 i am quite small. but guys don't want to see that, they want curves. and being tall doesn't mean you are bound to have big feet or big hands - it just means you are more developed than the women who are smaller with smaller features.
Charlotte says on 1/Jun/08
I'm about 5'8" barefoot and don't feel insecure when I wear heels around friends. My best friend is 5'3" barefoot and lives in heels pretty much everyday. I used to feel insecure around her when we were teenagers when we met, but now (aged 24) i like going out with her in heels, although there is still quite a pronounced height difference. Her boyfriend is 5'9" and my husband is 6'2" so we make an interesting foursome when we go out!
I think height insecurity is a personal thing- it affects some people but others don't even notice it. Maybe it changes with age, it did for me.
Great website by the way x
Jim says on 23/May/08
it's just because the models need to weight less than a established maximum... and that is stupid because a 5'11 women look ridiculously thin if she do weight the same than a nice proportionned 5'7 or 5'8 girl. That's why you can never juge tall girs from what you see on a catwalk. they can look as good as a 5'7 if they have the same proportion... which mean much heavier, wider shoulder,... PROPORTION means everything... not height!
engineer says on 21/May/08
To Editor Rob,
Read this quote
" High heels were not invented by woman who was short, they were invented by woman who was kissed on her forehead".
You may want to use this quote
Snark says on 17/May/08
From my experience the only people who are off put by tall (5'8"+) ladies are short (-5'7") men. Not all men want a woman that they feel they must physically dominate. Not all tall women have man hands or man feet. When I wear heels all men, regardless of height and gender preference notice me in a good way. Vertically challenged people always manifest that insecurity in some area of life whether they are obnoxiously loud or wear inappropriately high heels.
Davey says on 15/May/08
5`7 is a great height for a woman,Anything over that looks masculine in my opinion.I mean look at super models,If you really take a look at them there not that attractive,I mean they have huge feet and mishaped heads with weird facial features.Which people choose who becomes a model or not? its a joke , They have no taste,Then you look at women like Jessica Biel or Jessica alba who are around the 5`7 range and wow they are hot!
J says on 12/May/08
I'm a 5,11 & a bit female & love my height! Guys who are shorter don't mind in fact they prefer it because I have longer legs & look slimmer than shorter girls. Some of the hottest women in the world-models are tall! I mainly wear flats but love wearing heals too, it's a great feeling when you are taller than someone. I don't get all these women moaning about being to tall! Ok i wouldn't want to be over 6 foot but still there are not many women who are that!
Señor says on 11/May/08
taller women that use heels evidently want to get some attention or believe they can get the attention of taller guys, I used to go Brazil and I thought girls were tall, they were towers!, wrong they used these ridiculous platforms I didnt notice.Later I found out that brazilians have too KARMAS in life, height & teeth. Here in Argentina women are not preocuppied much with height, luckily. Women sometimes play with us male`s ignorance, we can`t sort out when women make up or not, we call `blonde` anything we dont look down much at heels. I believe that most men like short women , I have never met a man who says `I like tall girls` , we are animals after all the domination-protection thing , until the 1950s , 30-40 y.o. men married 13-15 year old women and it was normal
Davey says on 11/May/08
most the tall women i know hate being taller them most guys.they also have huge masculine feet with long skinny toes which is a major turn off
Davey says on 9/May/08
Rob why do you not let people post how they feel?I said women over 5`7 in my opinion have huge feet that is a turn off.Why not just post it? far out man.
Bruce says on 4/May/08
Ka. you are a tall female remember one thing tallness in girls start from 5'7" and upwards and you are 2 inches above that. get a 5 inches wedges with the front raised about an inch high and you will find out that people will be looking at you because this could make you 6'1" easily. bearing in mind that majority of average men in the world are 5'8". my G.F. is your height and in flats she looks taller than most men. when she is in 4 inches wedges everyone stares at her. by no standards are you a short female. many females would wish they were as tall as you.
nihan says on 2/May/08
i'm from turkey and in our country, people, especially women are generally short and i'm a shorty too:( :) and i realized that short girls doesnt wear shoes with high heels. for example i always wear my converse. but when i look at tall girls, they all have high heels!!! i cant understand but its like that
Ka says on 29/Apr/08
I am 5 foot 9 or 1.75m and female, I'd love to be taller, I reckon 6 foot would be perfect. I guess you can eat more too as you have more places to put it! I think stack shoes (or lifts as they are called) are silly, beyond a normal shoe like a Shox what is the point?? You are only gonna be short again when you take them off!
Mistoh says on 24/Apr/08
To tall women who worry about being too tall...
I have no problem what so ever dating women taller than me, IMO more than half of men don't seem to care at all.
I'm 5'10 1/2" and the 2 tallest gals I dated were 6'0 and 6'5". They were by far the best relationships I have ever had (coincidence?,LOL).
;)
Beck says on 21/Apr/08
To Wil.
I am a tall(ish) female. I am 5'9 and I hate it when people complain about being too small. I guess quite a few people don't like their height, so they complain about it.
Not all tall people are accepted better by society, I've been bullied in my past by some people ('how's the weather up there?' jokes, and 'BFG', but big fat giant instead of big friendly giant). A tall joke isn't exactly a compliment to me, as I'm not a male.
You can't forget that a lot of tall people are women as well, who want to feel like women and wear heels - I know I do; a lot of really nice shoes are heels and I didn't like wearing them because they made me even taller when I wanted to be smaller than people and (I know this sounds stupid) feel like I need protecting. I want to look up to guys even when wearing heels, but I doubt it will happen so I've just learned to get on with life.
I'm going to make the most of my height (wear heels to make my long legs look even longer, etc...) and not let it get me down.

P.S. What is it that makes long legs appealing to guys (not that short legs aren't, no offense to anyone)?
Bruce says on 21/Apr/08
Krystle i am also a5'10.5" guy but in this case my Dad is 5'7" and my Mum is 5'8", meaning my Mum is a tall woman I always believe that when it comes to anybodies height the girlS get this from their Dad and the boys get it from their Mum. This is one reason why when a 6'4" man have children with say a 5'4" woman, no matter how tall their son gets he will never be taller than his Dad because the woman is not very tall enough. Even though am not tall it takes a 6'3" person to actually make me feel shorter.
Beck says on 19/Apr/08
To Wil.
Being tall does not mean you are accepted better by society.

I am tall and have to deal with tall people jokes (e.g. 'hows the weather up there?' and getting called 'BFG', but renamed to big fat giant instead of big friendly giant)

I hate it when people complain about being too small. I think a lot of people aren't very happy with their height and they wish they were another size.

I hate it when people tell me I can be a model because of my height - everyone says it and it's like that's the only thing they can think of that is a good thing about my height.

I would like to be smaller because I like heels - a lot of nice shoes are heels - and I would like to wear heels and still be smaller than my man, but I'm not going to stop wearing heels. I think everyone should just accept their height like I, and a lot of other people have, and focus on the good points about it, and the points that other people might envy (e.g. high heels make legs look longer, so I wear heels to make my already long legs look even longer). Everyone should embrace their height and love it! It's who you are!

P.S. I'm 5'9" and might still be growing (I hope not though, no offense to any one). Plus, will someone tell me why guys like long legs? I don't get why they are nicer, again no offense to anyone.
Yaspaa says on 15/Apr/08
Wil,try not being able to fit in the back seat of a car or feeling like your on display all the time or only going out with girls of a certain height so you dont look silly or not being able to get your clothes and footwear from regular shops,not to mention the amount of food you eat,being tall can be a right pain....mainly in the back.
Krystle says on 6/Apr/08
I'm 5'10 1/2 barefoot. I'm a female too. I don't feel too tall. I'd never wish to be shorter. I satisfied with my height. I actually wear heels every chance I get. I'm usually in at least 2-4 inch heels. I can be 6'2 or 6'3 in my tallest heels. I won't mind finding a pair of 5 inch heels. I love heels, not just for the short women. I love topping out at 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, or even 6.3! I usually get many comments about my height. Many people told me I should be a model. I'm tall & slim. My mom is pretty close to average height (5'6). My dad is tall (6'4). I suppose my mom could have found someone a lot shorter. But, I'm happy about my height & love every bit of it.
Wil says on 31/Mar/08
I hate it when people complain about being 'too tall'. Taller people are usually accepted better by society than shorter people. Try having to deal with short jokes and 'little guy' comments all day. And a tall-joke is just a compliment to their masculinity.
Short Girl says on 31/Mar/08
Ugg boots seem to give me an inch.
anna says on 29/Mar/08
Gee, why would you want to be shorter when people compare you to "supermodels and that is a beauty standard...." It must feel good for you that you can always just say models are tall when small women whom also get antagonised for their height just have to grin and bear it.
Sara says on 13/Mar/08
Many who comment claim that men are intimidated by tall girls, especially when they wear heels. I have never experienced a bad remark about my height ( i am 179, 5 cm barefoot) and the highest heels i wear are about 7-8 cm, making me over 185 cm tall ( 6´1 ). I often ask the guys i hang out with if they think im too tall and/or what they think about the choice of heel and I always get the same response; they think that it is attractive and advise me to keep wearing heels when i say that i feel too tall. Granted they compare me to supermodels and that is a beauty standard but nonetheless, i would not want to be shorter or taller, i just like myself! So should you.
Little Boy says on 10/Mar/08
Thanx Jewel! I appreciate your imput!
Charliemoto says on 1/Mar/08
i'm a true 180cm man (26 years old) barefoot at night but most of the day 180.5/181cm, my favorite shoes are the NikeAir Jordan (about 1.2 inches) i wear them everyday for just about everything except work where i put my dress shoes 1 inch and look 183-184cm.

tried the ShoX before but didn't like them, also tried the Elevators shoes of a friend and i felt ridiculous and in that case i did the wall measure on a flat floor, from 180cm barefoot i ended up 188cm flat.

now if the jordan give 3.5cm and i end up 183.5cm , the elevators gave 4.5cm over this, this mean the tallest you going to look in Elevators is more or less 7 or 8cm and you'll walk like a chicken.

back to the Jordan Nike, great shoes and comfortable.

@DANIELLE - no offense but i know what a shemale looks like when i see one (not a bad thing if you're happy), i like your website and what you do, you dont look 5'9 you're lucky to be 5'7 thanks to a short door to make you appear taller.

good luck in your life.
sweetchari says on 27/Feb/08
lol im five eight.five nine in most sneakers but with heels border 6ft
Engineer says on 20/Feb/08
Here is an interesting comment on high heels. Once i met in security ahead of me like all of us, she also had to remove her big heels bringing from a towering height of nearly 6' to 5'8". I told her Homeland security cuts people to size and both of us had a good laugh.
ian says on 13/Feb/08
I am 6'2 and a half tall, same height as morgan freeman and ray romano ,my bro is a year older than me and is 6'0, im 22 now so i think i have stopped growing, hopefully i have i would hate being like 6'5 or 6 its too tall.
Buddy says on 27/Jan/08
Correction! She is actually 5'10 1/2 or so...She is 6'0 in regular shoes! 6'2 in heels! Where I am not even 5'10 in shoes...just slightly under!
JEWEL says on 26/Jan/08
If she is with you and she loves you generally it doesnt. i know cause my boyfriend is like 3 inches shorter, when we go out sometimes i do wear my heels, he lets me and i prefer us that way. i feel comfortable, and he doesnt have reservations, only reservations he has are me wearing mini skirts:) silly man
Little Boy says on 25/Jan/08
Do any of you have an opinion on a 5'8 guy being with a 5'10 woman? I mean is that really a problem? I admit I feel all insecure about it! Especially when she wears like 4inch heels that push her near 6'1-6'2...& me in flat bottom shoes alone just barely stands under 5'10...I mean seriously! Do you think that bothers a woman deep down inside? but she is just too emotionally inlove with you to care about your physical being? You think that is possible?
Danielle says on 23/Jan/08
I am 5'9.3" when standing normally, and 5'10.2" when standing straight. I generally wear 2" heels or flats, but also have several pairs of 3 1/2-4 heels I break out for special occasions, or when the mood suits me. I think people should simply wear what they feel is right for them. I moved here to Utah after I stopped modeling, and there are lots of tall women out here. I have been in 4 inch heels and have had other women tower over me, and then I notice they are in flats. :)
I have generally dated men who are at least as tall as I am, or taller. I have only ever been physically attracted to guys who are tall. Sometimes I have been emotionally attracted to guys who are shorter than I, and have dated them based on that. My last boyfriend was 6'5", and I was physically attracted to him, but not emotionally. However, I think, regardless of size, that all people are beautiful and great, and that we all deserve to have love and respect. I, like everyone else, cannot help who I am attracted to, but I still think all men are awesome.
I have greatly appreciated the information contained on this site and wanted to say thank you so much for supplying it.
I am pursuing my love of writing and dance lately, and if anyone wants to see some of my personal, "tall girl" photos, lol, they are quite welcome. Tyra and I are almost the same height when in flats side-by-side, standing straight. She is just a bit taller than I am, though.
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Take care all, and thanks for reading this! :)
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MadSam says on 25/Nov/07
Just a question about these two models. The one on the left, Cori Nadine, claims she's 5'7'', the one on the right, Kitchie Laurico, says she's 5'3''. Does Cori's 5'7'' claim seem reasonable? Kitchie gets around 2.5 inches because of standing on her toes, how much do the shoes give Cori? Please reply.
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ChrisChan says on 22/Nov/07
This makes sense.The raise of your ankle after you put on high heels is actually the raise of your overall height.But given the thickness of your foot,this obviously is not same as the height change of your heels.
Cmiss K says on 18/Nov/07
I'm about 5'7'' and the only time I wear heels is at parties because otherwise I'm as tall as my guy friends (yeah, they're not so tall) And I like to be the little girl you have to take care of :p
Hélène says on 16/Nov/07
I like this site very much. I deduce from all of its articles much thought has gone into it. I also deduce that very tall and very short people have a tendency to be sensitive about their heights if anyone has ever projected anything negative about height around them during impressionable ages -- prior to adulthood. I believe the most versatile heights as far as fashion is concerned are those between five feet four inches and five feet ten inches. People who are five feet four inches can be tall with heels and / or hats, and those who are five feet ten inches and shorter can still wear a two-inch heel without much concern. What I would like to see in the shoe industry are more dressy shoe options for tall women. Completely flat shoes are not good for the arches, and very high heels on a very tall person just appear abnormal to me. If I put on such shoes, I feel like a tree getting ready to fall!!! If I put on flats without the slightest heel, my ankles will become stressed for lack of proper support. In regard to celebrities, it's interesting how photography and a person's body-type in general can influence how tall they appear on screen. Whatever height a person is, good posture is always important.
allana says on 15/Nov/07
i only wear high heels to parties otherwise i'll be like 6ft!
Jourdain says on 15/Nov/07
I happen to be a 5'9" (or so) woman, and I absolutley NEVER wear flat shoes, because I don't like them in the same way a lot of women dislike heels. All of my heels are 4-5 inches tall, and while this sends me in the so-far-deemed "unattractive" over 6' tall range, I've never had somebody consider me less attractive for being so. I like my height, I'm comfortable with it, it makes me different, and if a man wanted a woman like absolutley everyone else who is short and cute and blah blah blah, I don't see why I would EVER be attracted to him. What's the point in calling yourself "special" if you're willing to admit that you only find people who have been cast in the stereotypically female mold attractive. It's rude and tasteless for people below me on this thread to assume I'm unattractive because of my height, and if I feel stupid enough defending myself on a website about celebrity's heights, I can't imagine how ridiculous the people below me must really think.

Holy crap, get a hold of yourself and realize that aesthetics are just that: aesthetics.
Amy says on 9/Nov/07
I am 5'8" and always wearing flat shoes. I always feel as if i am 'too tall' in heels but today i just thought lifes to short and bought 3 pairs of 5.5cm heels!
leelee says on 7/Nov/07
ok soo...I'm 64.5"
I want these pumps that say they are 4 1/2". the platform rise is .75 and the heel is 3.75... something like that. would I get 3.75 in height or would you also add the .75 since it's a platform and get the full 4 1/2?? haha
so confused
Crissy says on 6/Nov/07
Okay, so since i think we're on the subject of how tall is too tall for girls to wear heels here i go:

I'm about 5'8 and i want to be taller, but I wear a lot of heels. The biggest heels i have are about 5 inches. Making me like 6'. But i think if a women in over i'd say 6'2 then you start to look a little bit intimidating in heels. Unless you dating someone who is say 6'10 lol. But even girl who are 5'11 wear heels and i think they still pull it off. But i always say, i think it's a little harder for girls to be girly when they are over 6'1.
Anon says on 31/Oct/07
I'm 5'8" and my girlfriend is 5'8" too. Before me she dated a guy who was 6'4", whom she found boring. Height is an initial factor that attracts someone, but I think women (or the women I like) have enough depth to be with someone who makes them happy combined with other factors such as general physical attractiveness, intelligence, humour, kindness and stability.

I'd like to be taller than my girlfriend, as she would like me to be, but ultimately I don't really care. I think because I project the confidence that I don't care, she feels the same. She knows exactly how tall I am, and thus wearing lifts or trying to gain a few inches is pointless.

I find women 5'3 - 5'6 with a slim build most attractive physically, but generally find attractiveness goes much beyond height and build. My girlfriend chose me and my personality over a boring rotund giant who doesn't look after himself. Maybe if all factors were equal, the taller guy would win in one-night stand stakes, but it's just one factor that women consider for a relationship, and ultimately in my experience it's about how you make a woman feel.

Physically I'd view it that I'm not compatible with a woman taller than me, but I also think the older you get the less physical appearance comes into play and the less you care about it unless you're a celebrity who trades on his/her looks.


My girlfriend doesn't wear heels with me, because she would be taller and, unless you are 'short' short, this would probably be uncomfortable for us both. Still, I'm athletic and large build, she's slim and I weigh in at 20kgs heavier which she likes (80kgs to her 60kgs).

Lifts, heels, who cares?
matt says on 19/Oct/07
i know the sexy kylie minogue can look 5'4 but she wears 4 inch heels too, she is 5'0 but the heels are curring well.
Real says on 17/Oct/07
anyone have any ACL problems stemming from wearing heels/lifts...?
JEWEL says on 15/Oct/07
Here we go again --- exactly the problem i am on about!

i am trying to reply to "anonymous" and dont know were to start!

OK THE ANONYMOUS THAT SAID THIS:
Anonymous says on 9/Oct/07
jewel: totally disagree, i'm 6'3 and i see dudes at 6' all the time and they don't feel any intimidation or any real sense of anxiety around me.

1. R u male or female?

this will help me answer your question.
Anonymous says on 14/Oct/07
For laughs I tried wearing the Demonia Ranger 302 boots to look taller, and while they definitely work in that regard (they bump you up 3 inches exactly) they're not the kind of footwear you'd want to wear for the whole day (they're a unisex boot, but still.) Very awkward looking, LOL.

Any recommendations on boots that exaggerate 3 inches or more in height, but not so obviously?
Alex says on 11/Oct/07
For the most part whatever the heel size is for example 4 inches you'll get 3 inches to your barefoot height or 3 inches you'll get 2 inches to your barefoot height.
Anonymous says on 9/Oct/07
jewel: totally disagree, i'm 6'3 and i see dudes at 6' all the time and they don't feel any intimidation or any real sense of anxiety around me
JEWEL says on 9/Oct/07
Y do people on this website like to use the name ANONYMOUS - how do we no which anonymous one it is... puzzling
JEWEL says on 25/Sep/07
TO ANONYMOUS on 24 Sep 07

The correlation i made between tall men and women with big boobs was to emphasise why i think these two parties feel confident. I.e. tall man feels power, big chested woman feels power to attract opposite sex. They both do.

But if a girl had to have the biggest boobs in a room (or a man be the tallest), and then someone walked in who is taller (in the case of the male) or has bigger boobs (in the case of the woman)

they would feel intimidated because they are used to being the "best" there, do you comprendo???

Not saying women with big boobs are hookers, just that when one has an attribute that attracts attention, anyone who then comes with that attribute in bigger measure threatens them.

Ok, and its comforting to know there are men who dont feel too comfy with unnaturaly big boobs, these days it seems the norm in hollywood aint it?
Anonymous says on 24/Sep/07
"JEWEL says on 26/Aug/07
i think a tall man is like a woman with big boobs, these she uses to attract opposite sex and used to being on top of the world via this, but when a man comes close to her size in boobs she freaks out. i think its the same with men."

Err... hello?! i'm sure most girls with big boobs would freak out if a guy had bigger boobs than her, but most girls with naturally big boobs are ridiculously self conscious about them and don't use them "to attract opposite sex and are used to being on top of the world via this". People say girls can be mean and bitchy etc but guys can be a hell of a lot worse towards a girl with big boobs. most big chested girls have had bad experiences like that and as a result are lacking confidence and aren't hookers as you just suggested...
Krystle says on 23/Sep/07
I'm 5'11 and I admire my height. I love being tall, I wish I could be 6'0 or 6'1 sometimes. I have to buy tall pants all the time though. I think a girl starts to look a bit too tall over 6'2 (barefoot). But, nothing is wrong with being tall or short. Embrace your height and love it. I know that I do.
David says on 21/Sep/07
To compensate short height u just need a good appereance and self confidence i think, although its true that women tend to "look first" at the tall guys.
Hmmm says on 15/Sep/07
@ the last sentence of this article: Are you suuuure? My sneakers are the classic New Balance 991's and when stuffed with index cards - under a second sole - and then socks - under a third! - they give me 4 inches of extra height. I'm not even kidding. They take me from 5'10 to 6'2. Yup. And there's still space for my ankle. Now, I only did this on a boring afternoon - I don't actually give myself the social burden of shrinking 4 inches at someone's house. But it's possible, and not uncomfortable. My feet aren't terribly big - size eleven.
Anonymous says on 15/Sep/07
No one said 5'10" was gigantic. I just said that women over 6' look less attractive to me.
Franco says on 14/Sep/07
for fun i wear 3 inches heels of my wife (don't laugh im not gay) LOL and measured in the stadiometer, i was 2m 1cm that's 7cm over my 194cm

so its true that 3 inch heels dont give 9 or 10 cm more like 7 or 7.5
saga says on 9/Sep/07
Sorry ladies but 5'10 is not that tall! I know plenty of girls 5'10 and taller and none of them have problems to get a bf. My friend's gf is even 6'3 and she's not attractive at all (IMHO) nevertheless she has a bf.
So it's really pointless this discussion 'cause whether you're very tall or very short you'll get a bf if you have a positive attitude and if you take care of your appearance.
I just guess that average girls have slightly more chance to get a bf 'cause both tall and short guys won't have troubles with their height.
I am myself a tall guy (almost 6'3) but i've also dated 5'3-5'4 girls therefore height isn't a primary factor (at least for me). It's obvious that i prefer not to break my neck every time i want to kiss my gf so my ideal height for a woman would be around 5'8-5'9.
JEWEL says on 7/Sep/07
ITS funny like i said in the Kylie Minogue thread.

People come up with little defences when they feel bad about themselves, they somehow mean to hide it, but in so doing - it comes off as ???

Well..., a beautiful woman at 5.10 no bf, sometimes its just self esteem issues. tell me 5.10 Kelis or 5.10 plus Petra Nemcova cant find a bf?

Really ladies, its not about your weight, or your height, or your skin tone, or the fatness of your bank account...

its YOU. Truth is, some men will fancy long legs, others like the squished version, some like pale skin others not. But to say your friend has never had a bf because she is 5.10 is a joke to me. I think she hasnt played her cards well.

And yes,... height can either play for or against you... its up to you like Sisqo says, to PLAY THE CARDS YOU WAS DEALT.

PeaceOut AmOut.
Anali says on 4/Sep/07
i Just wanna say that I am 5'1 and have never been short of admires ever. my 5'10 has NEVER had a boyfriend ever and were both 21 and we are about the same level of attractiveness iv never dated a guy who dident like my hight and iv never dated a guy who dident think it was cute and may guys said this factor indeed made them more attracted to me. most of my boyfriends have been over 5'9.

alot of men say they feel like more of a protector and a provider when they date a petite girl.

oh and for the record i am very proportional . and I absolutely do not look squished what so ever!
Anonymous says on 2/Sep/07
This whole tall women look better because supermodels are tall is bs. Seriously I think over half of the the Victoria's Secret angels right now are unattractive. Adriana Lima and Selita Ebanks are the only hot ones left. Alessandra Ambrosio looks like an ugly scrawny rat. Kate Moss is under 5'6" and she is the greatest model of all time. Women over 6' are less attractive than women under that so are women under 5'2". Now there are women 6' and over that look good and women under 5'2" that look good but in general they don't. Also all women should wear heels regardless of height. Heels make you look sexy.
Interesting says on 1/Sep/07
Thought this was an interesting discussion and had to add. I'm a tall woman at 5'9.5 (175cm), often told that I should have done modelling due to my height and very slim figure. I used to always wear flats, or a really small kitten heel. Occassionaly when wearing heels like another woman said previously, average height guys always comment on me not needing to wear heels as I'm tall enough as is. I find that I do look really good in me heels, I enjoy shoes where my toes are out as I have very neat, slim feet too. Now I wear whatever type of shoe, boot that I like. I've had the odd boyfriend comment about it, but now if someone is uncomfortable with my height then so be it - it's not changing.
I often do meet guys who are much shorter than me, but always date guys that are around 5'10" plus.
JEWEL says on 31/Aug/07
One more thing,

nobody's the same you know. well you get extremes, but to say a woman who is under 5.2 looks squished and too short is also wrong.



I think one of the most well proportioned short women i know (not too short fingers and squashed legs and arms) is Kylie Minogue.

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Height and proportion not necessarily dependent on each other. They can be independent. converseley, above average tall looks just too smashing.

view this 5.10 ethiopan gem of a model Liya Kebede, it doesnt get better than this guys

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JEWEL says on 31/Aug/07
Anonymous your right. all women should wear heels,

besides 5.8 - 6ft is supermodel height.

true we wouldnt have models if they were short would we. a model's gotta be tall. even designers know that for their clothes to make an impact, a really tall thin figure or mannequin does it. hence you dont see 5"2 supermodels. unless ofcourse u wanna do photographic modelling were height limit is not a huge issue, to model and emphasise/show or carry off clothes you gotta be unusually lean and long.

amy, 5.11 is granted quite tall, but its nothing i consider strange at all. at that height, i would confidently wear my heels.
Anonymous says on 30/Aug/07
All women should wear heels.
amy says on 30/Aug/07
tall women dont look bad in heels, if they did then we would have short super models which we dont! I think girls should be able to wear high heels tall or short, people also tell me not to wear heels, ur too tall, im 5'11. I really dont care what ppl think, I tower over u w/o heels, why does it matter if I tower over u more! I do agree that average guys are more intimated by tall girls like 5'9-6'0, their usually the most insecure, so I usually avoid.Always asking question about why I dont wear flats more often, ur shoes are too high, yada yada ya... no more of that! Tall or short guys dont care. I usually look for 6'2 and up.
JEWEL says on 29/Aug/07
not always true anon. hence tall super models.

you can be tall and still in proportion, aka Kimora Lee Simmons, she is really tall but her proportions are fantastic. Cause she has a fantastic figure

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You cant say her limbs look bad...
JohnP says on 29/Aug/07
I noticed something recently that I found very strange.

I saw a girl yesterday that wore boots (the heels were perhaps 5-6 inches), and I was a head taller than her. Then the other day, I saw her again wearing flat and I was still a head taller than her! She seemed like she wasn't any shorter. Perhaps an inch shorter at most. I was wearing different shoes too, the first day I wore some kind of Reebok shoes and the other day I wore my Adidas shoes. The Reebok shoes gave maybe 1/4 or 1/2 inch more than the Adidas at most.

But Rob is right, heels doesn't add so much height that you think they do. She was definitley not 5-6 inches taller in her boots than in her flats.
somebody says on 29/Aug/07
How tall is too tall for a girl to wear heels????
Anonymous says on 28/Aug/07
I think tall women look bad not because they tower over anyone but just because their limbs are too long. When women get 6' or over they just don't look as good as women shorter than that. They're limbs just get too long. It makes no difference if a woman is wearing heels and she's over 5'11" or not. The fact that her body just looks overstretched makes her unattractive. It's similar when a woman is below 5'2", her proportions are just too squished and it doesn't matter that she wears heels. The reason I wear heels is not to make myself taller but to make my legs and butt look better. Also I just think it's sexier when women walk in heels rather than in flat shoes.
JEWEL says on 26/Aug/07
Oh my goodness Jemma! you are so spot on. they are usually ugly! i think a tall man is like a woman with big boobs, these she uses to attract opposite sex and used to being on top of the world via this, but when a man comes close to her size in boobs she freaks out. i think its the same with men.

And tall men, the ugly ones, all they have to hold on is their height. and when ur about 5'10 - 6ft as a woman, they just wanna die, cause now they got nothin else!

wow never drew that correlation before
Jemma says on 24/Aug/07
jewell and kitty- it is true that average height men are usually the ones who are intimidated by taller women. Taller guys are usually in awe because they can't believe there is a girl who is near their height and won't make their neck crick-then they go all shy, and shorter guys are usually the most bold-cos they've learnt not to have hang ups about height in general to get on in life, and I guess are kind of in awe too. Of the few guys I've met who have been rude or made insecure comments about their own or my height (and i'm 5'11)were all average height- and ugly too...seems to be a correlation.
JP says on 22/Aug/07
Guy, the reason why some people consider tall women "attractive"-
is because typically, MEN(fashion designers gay and straight) set the standards for beauty. Think Madame butterfly.
saga says on 4/Aug/07
Jewel i agree, girls you must wear your heels if you are comfortable with it..whenever you want.
Most girls are very elegant and more attractive in heels in my opinion!

Sarah don't worry, even with 4 inches heels you can't tower "over everybody" at 5'8 barefoot ok?
My girlfriend who is 5'11.5 barefoot starts towering over everybody in heels..i guess she's about 6'2-6'2.5 in heels 'cause she's still a full inch shorter than me and i'm a good 6'3.5 (192cm) with shoes on.
Jewel says on 2/Aug/07
Sarah and Sheila, to be honest it doesnt matter. wear what you like, and if your tall your gonna tower, i just think it looks really elegant. When i wear heels i make it a point to look like a model, i find people more warmer that way. if you look horrible and wear them, thats a no go area. your figure has to be in shape and you must look clean prim and proper. so knock yourselves out, forget other peoples comments. but also just be practical dont go to a tiny toddlers sports event and wear them.
Darlene says on 31/Jul/07
Jay- Because that is all there is to life. Getting women and being tall. Now I know why men are still perceived as shallow.
marco says on 31/Jul/07
I propose a poll : for the girls of this forum: wearing your high heel shoes (if you wear them going out on Saturday evenings) are you shorter or taller than me ? I am 172-172,5 cm (about 5’7’’3/4) with the shoes (2,5 cm heel) I usually wear going out.Answer please!
Sarah says on 30/Jul/07
Sheila: Im about 5ft 8" and still growing and i too get told by many people how tall i look when wearing heels, if you like a pair of shoes you should be able to wear them whatever your height, right?! but i still feel uncomfortable towering over everybody.
Shortish Scottish says on 30/Jul/07
Im 5 foot 7 inches and i get the hots for really tall girls but anyone who says height doesnt matter are talkin out their ass. I have lost loadsa chicks the second a big tall guy who isnt even as hot as me walks in, just how it is.
Kai says on 21/Jul/07
The models are supposed to wear heels,but rappers like Eminem and 50 cent wearing heeled Timberlands and Trainers to add a couple of inches to their heights is wrong and FRUITY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessie says on 21/Jul/07
I'm 5.4-5.5" and i love it!
Although when I wear heels they make me around 5.8-9"ish I guess, and I find it uncomfortable being that tall. I like going on my toes kiss my boyfriend(6.1 1/2"), call me old fashioned.
Sheila says on 21/Jul/07
I am 5ft 10.5" and hate being told by short women, old women, and some guys that I don't need to wear high heels as I am tall enough as it is, why would I won't to be taller. Has any other women been told this and how do they deal with it?
hope. says on 14/Jul/07
im 5'5 and i always wear the highest heels possible, so how much would that make me?
Ryan says on 12/Jul/07
hey jay you sound like a bragging loser, I bet you're fat not even muscle if you have to come on a celebheight forum and make a defensive post calling people "dwarfs" and how girls can't keep their hand off of you. Get a life loser.
Lmeister says on 12/Jul/07
I'm 5'8'' and just last weekend hooked up with this beautiful blond personal trainer. She is 5'11''ish. Later on she told me that I seemed like a nice guy and looked good. So there you go. It isn't about the height. It is more about the whole package...
shikoku says on 11/Jul/07
I'm 6'5 i have nike's that ad 1,5 inch while they don't really look lifting.. My girlfriend is a solid 5'9 with heels she would be around 6 feet..
Rafael Araujo says on 10/Jul/07
im 6´2 .... and my snekears made me a 6´3

well.when someone ask my height i always say 6´3 cuz you talk always with shoes on

and not barefoot... so i think the height with shoes on is the most imoportant
Jay says on 10/Jul/07
I'm 6'6 1/2 and wiegh about 245, most people mistaken me for a professional football or basketball player due to my build. I was always self-conscience about my height growing up bc i was rail thin (about 175, 5 yrs ago). I was tired of people thinking i had AIDS so i hit the wieghts and ate more food, Now i'm tall and ripped and girls can't keep their hands off me. I love my height now and could care less about what you dwarfs think.
Alex says on 6/Jul/07
5'6 with 3 inch heels, she should be 5'8-5'8.5 then. Only platform shoes give you the total height that the heel is.
Adam says on 5/Jul/07
Anyway my girlfriend atm is 5' 6" and wears 3inch heals which makes her look 5' 9". I could still get away with having a girlfriend who is 5"9 barefoot wearing heals. Woould be nice as im used to 5' 3" girls. In all honest like i said im 6' 2" ish and ive been out with girls from 5"2-6"0 and it makes no difference to me.
Adam says on 5/Jul/07
I'm 187cm or just under 6' 2" tall barefoot and i was going out with a girl who was about 5' 11.5" barefoot so i had a good 2 inches on her in height barefoot. She said that she prefers guys that are taller than her which i was. Thats not that when she put her 3inch heals on she didn't wana know me like sum people are kinda saying. Everyone knows girls wear heals and guys don't. People are judged on natural height and nothing else i.e. height is barefoot. Saying that because a 6ft foot girl would need a 6"5 lad so that he was still taller than her in her heals is ridiculous. Males self esteem should not be affected becasue their girlfriend is taller than them when they have heals on or even taller at all. Like i said im 187cm and i would still feel as much of a man stood next to Maria Sharopova who is 188cm simply because of the difference in build. She looks as elegant as any women ive seen and even at 6ft 2 inches tall.
Jewel says on 5/Jul/07
ipodrod its just the difference thingy. guys dont like being same height with a girl. shorter guys feel more secure with a taller girl cause she gives hope of taller offspring, and it makes him look good. thats why i dig the shorter ones or really taller ones.
amanda says on 4/Jul/07
this article has explained so much for me. (for instance "why am i wearing 4 inches but only a little bit taller than my boyfriend who's the same height as i am?")

thanks! :)
Jewel says on 4/Jul/07
Your Heights not to bad Cathleen. I consider 6ft to be the cut off point for women in terms of tall.

Kitty - thank God someone who understands me. When a woman is tall, the medium guys are usually the ones with the problem. If they are really tall it doesnt bother them, if they are quite short it doesnt bother them.

Lock and load i know how you feel- culture stereotypes hey! men cant wear heels, but michael jackson was caught wearing them (stilletos) i gotta confess it looked really strange. you can wear lifters or boosters i think, really thick soled shoes.

Later all.
juggernaut says on 2/Jul/07
Average height for women in US is 5'4". Men 5'10. So women over 5'4 please stop wearing high heels and let us short gals catch up a bit w/ you! hee hee. Men that are shorter then 5'10 let them wear their lifts if they want.
William Brown says on 29/Jun/07
I'm a guy and i am only 5'7" and I used to be insecured about my height. But since I met this girl who was much younger and taller than me. I realize do to my weight, I was still just as big as she was. Height is only a mind thing. If any one doesn't appreciate my height, that's their problem and definetly not mine.
Cathleen says on 18/Jun/07
I'm 5'11 and 3/4 (I usually just tell people I am 6 feet even). I wear 2 or 3 inch heels all the time. I used to be really insecure about my height and I would try to buy the flattest flats available, but now I really don't care if people want to stare at me. I'm a somewhat attractive tall blond and I figure I should be proud of my height, not ashamed of it!
ipodrod says on 15/Jun/07
lol the jerk dont pay attention as u can see everyone is gonna have differing opinions or abnormal tastes but to want a guy UNDER 5'10 or OVER 6'3 is tryly bizarre. But in general i have found most girls feel that 6 foot to 6 foot 2 is ideal. 6 foot 3 is also considered a good height. and a lot of girls also are really cool with height down to 5'10. OF course you can find girls who are cool with any height
l0ck n l0ad says on 15/Jun/07
I'm a guy so by nature I wouldn't know about high heels.
Rebecca Romijn the 5-10 1/2 actress, likes to wear 5 inch stilletos from what I read once. Does that mean she would measure up to 6'3-1/2" in those stilletos or only give her 3" boost as Rob illustrates in the picture with his foot?
Kitty says on 13/Jun/07
In response to TheJerk who was responding to Jewel, I can say that, as a taller girl (5'10"), I also prefer men who are exceptionally tall or shorter than average. There's something about those guys in the middle...they always seem to have issues with how tall I am. My theory is that I make them feel short, whereas the shorter guys are used to it and, obviously, the taller guys don't have that problem either way.
TALL AND PROUD says on 13/Jun/07
Guy, I feel that if someone wants to appear taller thats their choice.Also maybe women do't care if they are taller than most men. I am 6'1" and love it.If a man has an issue with that it's their low self-esteem and not MY problem
Larissa says on 13/Jun/07
Kathryn, i think that's great. I'm 5'8.5 and would love to be able to wear high heels but don't have the confidence to do so as i don't want to be taller than everyone!!
Amelia says on 11/Jun/07
Person, are you kidding about girls being "lucky" to wear high heels? I've always been short, so you better believe that I wore the highest possible heelsI could get away with, that is, until my feet, ankles, and knees were in such a state that they requires surgery and I also needed cologen implants in injected into my heels to make up for the natural padding that heels destroyed. Problems like these (and also hammertoes) are actually very common and on the rise. High heels aren't all they're cracked up to be; sure Jimmy Choos and Laboutin's look great, and I'm for suffering for beauty, but not to that extent. Those procedures set me back thousands, and the collegan wasn't covered by insurance. Not only that, but they are extremely uncomfortable on the feet, ankles, and knees and are very difficult to get the hang of walking in them. Laboutin himself once advised women to stand on frozen steaks after wearing his shoes. Yes, they look great, but there is a high cost to wearing high heels.
Person says on 9/Jun/07
It's not fair that girls can wear heels and get away with it, while guys cannot wear lifts or otherwise risked being judged. People should be able to wear what they want without having to worry about criticism. Plus, if you don't like someone else wearing lifts, that means you are insecure about yourself in the first place. :)
TheJerk says on 6/Jun/07
Whats wrong with 5-10 to 6-2? Aren't those the ideal heights for men?
Jewel says on 30/May/07
At 6ft as a female, i dont judge a man by his height, probably more by his bulk and body size. i dont like 6ft - 6'2 guys, i much rather date either 6.3 and above or 5.10 and below.

Its just a thing, but i find 5.9/8 bulky guys, (with loaded pockets too! lol) quite attractive.
Guy says on 24/May/07
"Jewel says on 23/May/07
Guy you sound like a bitter dude. I do kind of feel bad cause men dont know how to feel "smaller" than a woman. That means models like tyra banks (5.10 and a half), claudia schiffer 5.11, kimora lee 6.00 would intimidate you by far! cause these women wear 5 inch heels! wow. I am a 6ft woman, and must say i intimidate guys, but that doesnt stop me from dressing how i please. normally its the short guys like you who are attracted to tall women, i draw the line at 5.10 though. be happy in yourself, and dont mask your insecurity with some angry ranting. its gonna be ok. jewel

Ha ha. It was more of a comical rant if anything else jewel. Not meant to be taken seriously, which is why i put the ":)" representing a smile at the end of the last post. I'd still consider 5 8-5 9 more or less average for a man rather than short though.
Jewel says on 23/May/07
Guy you sound like a bitter dude. I do kind of feel bad cause men dont know how to feel "smaller" than a woman. That means models like tyra banks (5.10 and a half), claudia schiffer 5.11, kimora lee 6.00 would intimidate you by far! cause these women wear 5 inch heels! wow. I am a 6ft woman, and must say i intimidate guys, but that doesnt stop me from dressing how i please. normally its the short guys like you who are attracted to tall women, i draw the line at 5.10 though. be happy in yourself, and dont mask your insecurity with some angry ranting. its gonna be ok. jewel
Anonymous says on 22/May/07
Average height for women is around 5'4 now not 5'8. That's just women, and men, lying for women...again. A woman that is 5'8 is tall for a woman. A 6 foot woman is extremely tall.
Guy says on 18/May/07
P.S. And yes I'm a 5 8 guy, and yes I wish I could be taller...:)

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