Ladies Heel Heights Explained

This page gives examples of different styles of women's heels/shoes and the actual height they give (rather than advertised height). I measured these heel heights using a girl with UK shoe size 5 and 6 (US Size 7). If you have bigger feet then you would typically get a few mm more for each example.
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.

Here is a video talking about heel height in more detail...and also below this video are examples of how much actual height each type of heel size gives the average ladies foot.

Large Platform Heel: 10.8cm (4.25 inches)

The platform on this heel is a solid 1.5 inches.
Black Platform Heel: 9.9cm (3.9 inches)

The platform on this heel is a 1.25 inch style.
Wedge Platform Sandal: 8.8cm (3.47 inches)

The platform on this is around 1 and 3/8ths inch.
Black/Silver Smaller Platform Heel : 8.4cm (3.3 inches)

The platform on this heel is in 0.6-0.7 inch range.
Wine Suede Heel: 8cm (3.15 inches)

The platform on this heel is in 0.6 inch range.
Light Pink Smaller Platform Heel : 7.7cm (3.03 inches)

The platform on this heel is in 0.5-0.6 inch range.
Silver standard Heel: 7.35cm (2.9 inches)

The platform on this heel is a typical flat style around 0.3 inches.
Red Boot : 6.6cm (2.6 inches)

The platform on this heel is in 0.5-0.6 inch range.
Thigh Boot: 6.5cm (2.56 inches)

The platform on this boot is small, about 0.3 inch.
Average Ladies Heel: 6.2cm (2.44 inches)

A typically average type of heel.
Suede Wedge Boot: 6cm (2.36 inches)

The platform on this boot is around 0.5 inch.
Black Boot: 6cm (2.36 inches)

An average boot size with barely any thickness at the front/platform area.
Low-Medium Heel: 5.6cm (2.2 inches)

A heel that would be in the low-medium range.
Small Heel: 5.1cm (2 inches)

An average boot size with barely any thickness at the front/platform area.
Small Clarks Sandal: 4.8cm (1.9 inches)

A sandal that gives near enough 2 inches.
Small Clear Sandal: 4.6cm (1.8 inches)

Example of heel that gives just under 2 inches.
Thick Ladies Shoe: 4.3cm (1.7 inches)

An example of a shoe that gives nearly 1.75 inches in thickness.
Low Ladies Heel: 4cm (1.57 inches)

Example of heel size that would give just over 1.5 inches of height.

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Nancy said on 24/May/16
Hi!! does anyone know how tall i would be if i wear 2 1/2 inch heels (i'm 5'3!!) and in a size 8 or 8.5?? THANKS!! if anyone can reply back to me ASAP that'd be great!!
[Editor Rob: you might be 5ft 5 1/4 range, the lower the size of heel the less difference there can be between the advertised height and the actual height you receive.]
Vanja said on 23/May/16
Hello Rob, I'm 175cm tall and I've bought shoes with 12cm heel and very small platform. How much taller will those make me look?
[Editor Rob: you should be nearly 184-5 zone]
Beatrice said on 17/May/16
Hi Rob, I'm 178 cm tall with a size 9 shoe. How tall would I be if I wear a 7-7.5 cm heel with no platform? Actually i am thinking about buying a shoe like this ( ) but they didn't share the heel height info, i guess they are around 7 cm - but i am not sure. What do you think about these shoes' heel height and how much taller they make me look? Thank you :)
[Editor Rob: yes close to 7cm for a heel like that, so you would measure probably around that 185cm range.

From a man's perspective (who is wearing a 1 inch shoe) you are going to look like a 6 footer.]
Sandra said on 8/May/16
If my feet are US size 8-8.5
And my height is 175.5cm-176cm(5'9.25 i guess)
If i wear loubotin lady peeps how tall will i get?
Like 188 or 187(6'2)?
[Editor Rob: possibly 187 range yes, I would expect at least 6ft 1.5 in them.]
javeria tariq said on 6/May/16
Hi Rob
I'm only 5 ft 2.5 inches. What kind of heel is most suitable and comfortable to wear almost everyday and ocassionaly? I want to look around 5 ft 8 inches.
[Editor Rob: to get that high you really need a platform with near 2 inches...and wearing those every day isn't going to be that comfortable. Some women buy gel pads or clear type inserts to stick into heels to make them more comfortable though.]
Adolfus said on 15/Apr/16
I can believe that a shoe can give you SLIGHTLY less height than is on the heel, but only a fraction of an inch less.
Emily said on 11/Apr/16
Hi, I am 158cm, how tall would I be in these: Click Here thanks! :)
[Editor Rob: you might be almost 170cm in those]
Hanna said on 10/Apr/16
How much height would a size 10, 4 inch heel with no extra platform at the toe give me?
[Editor Rob: it could give between 3 and 3.25 inches]
Adolfus said on 4/Apr/16
The high heel shoe will add roughly how ever much height is on the shoes' heels because that's how far it brings the heel of your foot off of the ground. So, if you are 5'8" and wear about 4 inches heels, then you are going to be about six feet-tall. I don't know where Rob and some of these others got the pseudo-scientific idea that the shoe does not really near as much height as the the heel measures, but it just isn't true.
[Editor Rob: This heel is called a 5.25 because that is the highest measurement at the back. Many companies describe their heels with the measurement of the highest point. The ankle acts as the pivot point (not the very back of your foot). For instance the Wine Suede heel and Light Pink shoes on this page were both described and sold as 4 inch heels, but they give 3-3.2 inch range of actual height. Here's another Click Here. That heel was a 4-inch heel and it gives the person wearing an actual height of 3 and 1/8th inch.
SportsHeight said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, obviously you wouldn't have much personal experience with this, but what is your impression of the size at which heels become particularly uncomfortable for women? My understanding is that when women complain about heels being agonizingly painful, they're usually referring specifically to the kind that add 2.75-3.0 inches or more. Would you agree?
[Editor Rob: when they push you up close to your natural maximum tip-toe tilt, that's when the greatest stresses are on feet, ankles. A lower heel in 1.5-2 won't give as much problems compared to that nearly 3 inch zone. But it can also depend on the comfort of the heel, whether there is padding on the soles, which might alleviate. I'd always recommend a women to use heels sparingly.]
Jessica said on 21/Mar/16

Yes. Ah ha we are an adventurous couple. He isn't intimidated by the thought of me being taller. I've never looked into taller heels honestly, but wasn't sure if it was possible to be taller like that. @Rob 7-8 inches seems kind of massive I'll probably aim between 5-6. Thank you so much though.
plus said on 16/Mar/16
Hi Rob! I know a person who is on her tip toes 11 cm taller, so she gains the exact quantity of the heel. How common is this?? so after that, this study is based on the average person with 6-7-8 cm on tip toes
[Editor Rob: if she had a long foot then you will get a bigger amount and if you could go at a slightly higher angle (when pivoting) than the average person, you could always get another little bit. Some heels actually push your feet at a slightly higher angle than you could get if you just tried to stand on tip-toes normally, but typically most don't do that.]
J.Lee said on 7/Mar/16
Jessica, do you want to be as tall as your boyfriend?
J.Lee said on 7/Mar/16
Hey rob can you look at this heel and estimate how much height it would give you? Click Here
[Editor Rob: in the 2-2.1 inch I'd expect them to give.]
Jessica said on 5/Mar/16
So would there not be a heel to achieve five or six inches? I've looked through stuff and it seems most heels achieve your standard of 4-4.5 inches. Thank you for your response though, found a decent pair of heels like the one you recommended.
[Editor Rob: of course there are heels to get you 5 or 6 or 7 inches, but they become massive. Lady Gaga sometimes wears heels that give her 8 inches, they are humungous. These Heels give 7-7.5 inches easily...but good luck walking in them :)]
hiyac said on 1/Mar/16
Hi Rob if a woman is like 5'9.5-5'10 how tall do you think she would be in a pair of 5.5 inch heel with 1.75 inch platform
[Editor Rob: at least 6ft 2]
hiyac said on 26/Feb/16
Hi Rob how much height in inches will 140 mm wedge with 50mm platform will add to my height
[Editor Rob: you might get 11cm out of those]
Jessica said on 24/Feb/16
Hi Rob, I was wondering my boyfriend is 6'0, possible 6'1. I am guessing with shoes on he gets a good half inch right? I am 5'7 or 5'8 no one has ever measured me properly. What kind of heels would I need to wear to be close to his height? He wants me to find a good heel so we can stand at similar heights. He isn't too afraid of me being taller than him, but I doubt there are heels that bigs or is there? I'd like some suggestions on what kind of heels to look for.
[Editor Rob: you are going to need a heel height that might give 4.5-5 range. So it would probably be something like This heel in terms of style. That has 2 inch platform and is quite a high angle so should get you somewhere between 4.5-4.8 range and if your boyfriend only had a small half inch heel you are going to be looking close to his eyes...]
Saumya said on 22/Feb/16
Hi Rob! I have a rather strange/stupid question, but I am desperate for an answer atm! ;) I've bought a pretty dress that is a bit too long for me. When I tried it on, I wore shoes with heel height of approx. 6cm. However, there is another pair of shoes that I wish to buy to go with the dress. My problem is, I cannot figure out exactly much longer should I ask my seamstress to keep the length of the dress. The website only describes the heel height of the shoe as "high". Perhaps you can figure out if the heel height is 8cm/9cm or more by looking at the shoe? Here's a link: Click Here Thanks in advance for your help!! :)
[Editor Rob: those should give you actual height of between 8 and 8.5cm most likely (certainly no more than 9cm). So they aren't hugely different from your 6cm, like 2-3cm... ]
Mimi said on 20/Feb/16
Hi Rob how much height will I gain wearing a pair of 4 inch wedges with 1.75 inch platform? Thanks
[Editor Rob: you might get a bit more than 3.5 inches out of them because the platform is very big really...]
Mel said on 19/Feb/16
Hi rob! I currently stand at 5ft 8, and if I were to wear 2-3 inch heels, how tall would I be? What about 2-3 inch heels and a 1 inch platform?
[Editor Rob: with a 1 inch platform on a 3 inch heel, the angle isn't too 'high' so you might get quite close to 3 inches. If no platform, then the angle of your foot is high, so you might get 2.5 inch or so compared to 2.75-2.8.]
Mel said on 19/Feb/16
Hi rob! I'm currently 173cm and if I were to wear 5-6cm heels with no platform would there be any noticeable height change? What about 5-6cm heels with a 1-2cm platform?
[Editor Rob: 5-6cm basically is a small heel, but still it gets you about an extra inch compared to a guy wearing near 1 inch... from a guys perspective, if you wear those heels you will appear like a 175cm range person]
Autumn said on 11/Feb/16
Hi, Rob! I'm 5' 5.5'' tall- if I wear 4 inch heels, will I be 5' 9.5, or is there a difference I'm not accounting for? They're Nine West Tatiana heels.
[Editor Rob: they are advertised as 10cm or 4 inch heels, but they are measuring the very back of it. You will still get a solid 3 inches, maybe 3.1-3.2 inches of actual height though from them so in that nearly 5ft 9 zone]
celeste said on 9/Feb/16
if I'm 5ft 6in and I wore 3 inch heels, how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: you could be 5ft 8.6-8.7 range]
Skylar said on 8/Feb/16
Hello, Rob! If I'm 163cm, what height size can I wear to be the same height as 170cm or even shorter. I'm also a size 6. Thanks!
[Editor Rob: an average type of heel (one sold in shops as being 3 inches or 8-9cm) would take you to roughly 170cm. A heel sold as 4 inch or 10cm would probably put you a bit over 170cm.]
Holly said on 6/Feb/16
Hi Rob, I was wondering if I'm 5"6 and I was considering wearing shoes that had a 6" heel and 2.5" platform how tall would I be then? I have been looking at a pair if shoes for a while but im concerned about the height it would give me.
[Editor Rob: the bigger platform might mean you end up 4.7-4.9 range of actual height.]
helen said on 3/Feb/16
Hi, If i were to wear heels with a 6 inch heel height and 1.5 inch platform, how much height would it actually give me
[Editor Rob: it could be 4.5 inches]
helen said on 2/Feb/16
Hi, If i were to wear heels with a 6 inch heel height and 1.5 inch platform, how much height would it actually give me
[Editor Rob: probably between 4.4 and 4.6 inch of actual height.]
Emily said on 31/Jan/16
Hi Rob I am 158cm, how tall am I likely to be in these Click Here Thanks!
[Editor Rob: probably right between 165-6cm range]
Mimi said on 25/Jan/16
Hi rob if I were to wear a pair of Louboutin Exagona shoes how much will it add to my height
[Editor Rob: they look a style that will get you 5 inches of actual height.]
Mi said on 24/Jan/16
Hi, this might be a stupid question but, if you wear a 4-inch no platform heel and a 4-inch 1-2 inch platform heel, will you be the same height or will you be taller with the platform? Wouldn't the platform make it so your heel isn't as lifted as much as it would be without it, so it would give the same amount of height as the no-platform heel, or less? I'm confused hahaha! Thanks.
[Editor Rob: the difference might be just a little bit. The platform part means the area of your ankle bone might be slightly higher up than the one without the platform. The ankle bone is the pivot point and that's basically the high with the platform version the pivot point will sit a little bit higher because the angle of the shoe won't be as steeped as the non-platform...]
Georgia said on 23/Jan/16
Hi rob, I'm 5"8 and a half, how tall would I be in the Christian louboutin lady peeps or the daffodil's? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: those CL Peeps should get you into that 6ft 1/2 inch zone comfortably and the Daffodile has a much more thicker platform...the stem isn't that much more than those peeps, but it may well push you close to 6ft 1 in them if you are size 9-10 range.]
Mimi said on 23/Jan/16
Rob how much height does a 5.5 inch wedges with 1.5 inch platform give? It's a US size 9.
[Editor Rob: it should get you either 4 or 4.25]
SportsHeight said on 20/Jan/16
Rob, how much height is added by the tallest pair of heels the average woman is likely to have in her closet? I'm guessing it's somewhere in the 4-inch range? And how much do you think is added by the tallest heels usually carried by a typical women's clothing shop?
[Editor Rob: typically for younger ladies, you might find many have big ones that will give 4-4.25 range. But still, I've seen middle age ladies also wearing platform heels regularly. I've seen a few shops in my town with heels that have the 2-inch platform, some even more, so 4.5 range]
amanda said on 10/Jan/16
hey rob, i'm 5'2, how much would these heels give in height? Click Here
[Editor Rob: platform is 2 inches, the angle is quite steep, so I'd think at least 4.5 inches of actual height, possibly 4.75]
Luke Simp said on 10/Jan/16
How many inches in selena gaining in these heels rob? Click Here
[Editor Rob: she's got to get a good 4 inches out of those]
Jay said on 7/Jan/16
Hi Rob, I'm 167cm with a size 10 shoe. How tall would I be if I wear an 18cm heel with an 8cm platform?
[Editor Rob: the link didn't work, but if it has those dimensions, it's a huge heel, getting you well into 5.5 territory. ]
phil123 said on 31/Dec/15
Hey rob, how much would these heels give in height? Click Here
[Editor Rob: should give nicki in the 4.5 range.]
Angie said on 30/Dec/15
Hi rob, I'm a size 10 (US female), how much height would a 4 inch heel with practically no platform at the front give me?
[Editor Rob: it should still give a good 3-3.2 range]
Alex said on 23/Dec/15
Hi, Rob I'm 5'4 and my date is 5'8. Talking about heel heights; What heels can I wear so I don't go over 5'8?
[Editor Rob: you would need huge heels to actually match the 5ft 8 date, so really even a heel with a 1-inch platform won't be a problem. If the heel has a 2inch platform at the front that will put you probably into 5ft 8.5 territory though.]
Jennie said on 22/Dec/15
Hello! I have a question about Edie Sedgwick's height. She is listed as 5'4, but I think she was around 5'6/7..Click Here Here her heels aren't that high and her height difference with Andy (5'11) wasn't that big, he was wearing shoes too. She was also very skinny and with a small frame. What do you think?
[Editor Rob: I spent a bit of time looking for some quote from her but couldn't see a direct...but did spot a quite early mention of her being 5ft 5.5, I may add her.]
FatehL said on 19/Dec/15
hello rob, if a women in 165 standing tallest, with heels that give 4 inches, would she be exactly 4 inches taller? I'm asking this because wouldn't heels affect her posture negatively? so if the shoes itself can give a full 4 inches, due to how most women stand in heels, slightly slouched, she could actually gain around 3.7ish? is this assessment correct?
[Editor Rob: from measuring a few ladies in heels, I think their posture is pretty good I found, at least when measuring them. But sometimes the hip/back can adjust slightly, that might account for a little difference.]
newdude said on 17/Dec/15
Another question Rob, In shoes you would measure at around 5'9. When you encounter women that are 5'5 and are in heels, have you come across any that were taller than you? If so, what heels were they wearing? thanks
[Editor Rob: they need to have really big heels to become taller, like a 4.5 inch style (so this would be probably a style with a platform that is between 1.5 and 2 inches).]
Esther said on 17/Dec/15
Hello Rob, Im 5' 11.75" And I have always being self concerned about using heels. I'm form PR and most of the guys here aren't tall at all. I wanted to know how tall I will be with a 4 inch heels and 3 inches. Thank you!
[Editor Rob: you would be almost 6ft 3 in a '4 inch' style of heel (so from a man's perspective you are like a 6ft 2 women). A 3-inch style might only give 2.5 range so you'd still be a good 6ft 2 and change in them. It can be tricky with some men - many might actually respect and look up to you more if you hold good posture and aren't afraid of wearing a heel, while other men simply don't feel comfortable if a woman is taller, let alone if she wears a heel making the difference even greater. It's their problem though.]
Rebecca Saunders said on 17/Dec/15
Hi, I'm 1.77 m (5'9.5) and how tall would these heels make me? Click Here Its being advertised as 4.5 inches (about 11-12cm). Thanks :D
[Editor Rob: the page doesn't show the shoe, but I found it
kb said on 16/Dec/15
Hi, do you know how heel height changes for a same shoe model in a size US4 and a size US11? I'm designing my first model but don't know how to scale it down to smaller sizes...
[Editor Rob: unfortunately I'm not a shoe designer or can offer advice on that!]
newdude said on 16/Dec/15
hey rob, im 5'9 in shoes. i want to ask what the maximum height a female would have to be to still look shorter than me in heels. im not talking about stripper heels, or anything ridiculous, the common heels females wear these days. thanks
[Editor Rob: if she is in 5ft 6 range she might wear a typical heel and be roughly your height when you are in shoes. If between 5ft 5 and 6 you might find you then look taller when she's in classic 3-inch type heels.]
Rebecca said on 14/Dec/15
Hi i'm 5'9.5 how tall would these shoes make me?
Click Here These are advertised as 4.5 inches :)
[Editor Rob: they are quite a high angle so should push you over 3 inches into 3.3-3.4 zone]
Sa said on 7/Dec/15
Rob,I'm 1.68-1.69 cm. How tall I will be in those heels ?Click Here
[Editor Rob: you could possibly get close to 180cm wearing that size of heel...with a 1.5 inch platform and high angle, that'll push the amount you gain easily over 4 inches, nearer 4.5]
Zoe said on 5/Dec/15
Hi, Rob. I'm 5'3 1/2- 5'4, and I want to know what heels can I wear without going over 5'7? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: you need ones advertised as being at least 5 inches, ones advertised at 4 might only give 3-3.3 range, but 5-inch (with at least an inch platform) will get you well over 3 inch and somewhere in 3.5-4 range, thus putting you over 5ft 7 a tiny bit.]
Nina said on 28/Nov/15
Hi! What about the height for 5'7" in a 2inch heel with .25 platform?
[Editor Rob: you should still get 5ft 8.75 range]
Jay said on 26/Nov/15
Hi Rob, I'm 167cm tall with a size 10 shoe. How tall would I be if I wear a 16cm heel with a 2 inch platform? Click Here
[Editor Rob: you should get into the 178-9 zone with those heels.]
Anon said on 19/Nov/15
Hi Rob, how would the first and second boot compare? How much height would each give over barefeet? Thanks a lot Click Here Click Here
[Editor Rob: first could give a solid 2-2.2 inch range, second in the 1.25 inch range]
Georgia said on 15/Nov/15
Hi rob! I'm 5"8-5"8 and a half, how tall would I be in the Jeffrey Campbell damsels? (6.5inch heel 2inch platform) thanks!
[Editor Rob: you will comfortably clear that 6ft mark and be in the 6ft 1 range with them]
newdude said on 13/Nov/15
hey rob, how much do normal mens 6 inch timberlands give in height
[Editor Rob: can give over 1.25 but not quite 1.5]
newdude said on 13/Nov/15
hey guys... how much height would these heels give to a girl? Click Here
[Editor Rob: should give nearly 4 inches of actual height]
Jewel said on 28/Oct/15
Hi rob, hw tall would i b in this if im 5'6 Click Here
[Editor Rob: you should measure a good 5ft 9 when wearing those heels, so to a man (who for instance wears a 1-inch dress shoe) you would look a good 5ft 8 person]
Jewel said on 28/Oct/15
Hi rob, i have flat feet so if i wear 4'' heels will i still b the same height as someone with normal feet and same height and shoe size, i am 5'6''
[Editor Rob: pretty much so, there won't be any real noticeable difference because your ankle bone is being raised up the same amount]
Bay said on 28/Oct/15
How tall would these heels make me? I'm 5'7 or 5'8. The heel is 5 inches with a 1.5 inch platform.
halloween is near said on 24/Oct/15
how tall would i be in these heels?? Click Here i'm 5'6 1/2, size 8 shoe
[Editor Rob: you should comfortably measure over 5ft 10.5 and probably close to the 5ft 11 mark in those boots.]
Allie said on 18/Oct/15
Thanks Rob! Also, is there any difference between shoe sizes? As in, a friend of mine is a size 6. If we both get the same shoes, will I get or more height, etc? Or if someone has size 12, exact height as me and we both wear the same shoes, will she get more height? Or is this just a myth?
[Editor Rob: due to the pivot point of the ankle and length of foot, the longer your foot, the higher you effectively can go on your tip-toes. The same applies for high heels, some larger sizes of similar brands can be made a bit taller compared with smaller sizes.]
Allie said on 11/Oct/15
Hi Rob! I have this big party coming up and I bought a dress so I decided to find some platform shoes to match it. And while shopping online, I found these, luckily I got them in my size before they ran out! They claim to have the following specs on the heel: Back heel height: approx. 5.5 inches and a Platform height: approx. 1 inch. Now, my older brother who knows jack squat on heels wondered if I'll be taller than him or as tall as he is. He's, I think he said 6'4.75 in the evening and will be wearing standard dress shoes of course that give around 1 inch - 1.25 inches. Of course, it's obviously I don't be as tall as he is. But how tall do you think I will be? Here's a link: Click Here Btw, I'm 5'10.25 (if the quarter inch really matters haha).
[Editor Rob: you should measure around 6ft 2 in those heels, especially since I doubt you have a small foot size and likely above average foot size, so your brother should still have a comfortable few inches on you. you may find him walking taller though, I have seen this when a female sibling puts on heels beside brothers, I noticed a few suddenly stood taller than normal, maybe they didn't like the height difference being much smaller!]
Asees said on 10/Oct/15
Hey Im 5"3 which heel would suit me .l??
[Editor Rob: depends on how high you want to be. I'd always say it is better to have a thicker platform rather than too high an angle, because wearing heels a lot can do damage, and the higher the angle the more stress on joints/bones in feet/ankle.]
plus said on 9/Oct/15
How many mms do give ballerina flats?
[Editor Rob: they might give 0.2 or 0.3 range...but some shoes that are designed in a similar style and females wear out and about can give 0.3-0.4]
Shonny said on 8/Oct/15
Hi I'm 5'2" and I am looking to buy heels that are 19 cm with a platform height of 9.5 tall will these make me??!
[Editor Rob: you could end up standing 5ft 8.5 range in those heels, which I imagine look huge.]
Becky said on 30/Sep/15
Wow nw i can shop for more heels
Maddy said on 21/Sep/15
Hey if I'm 5'6 or maybe a little more how tall would these make me? They're labelled as 5" heels with a 0.3" platform! Click Here
[Editor Rob: quite high angled those, but not a big front, I think 3.3-3.4 range for them.]
grizz said on 19/Sep/15
@Rob, Click Here how much height do these "18 cm" heels give? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: they push your feet a bit higher an angle than you get just going on toes, so you might get closer to 3.5 inches if size 7.]
May said on 12/Sep/15
I'm 5'6, how much taller would these make me? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they will get you over 5ft 8, probably between 5ft 8.3 and 8.4ish]
Alicia said on 12/Sep/15
I am 5'9 what if i wear 6 inch heels
[Editor Rob: if the platform was 2 inches you might reach 6ft 1.5 in them.]
ashley said on 5/Sep/15
hi, can you explain to me how you determine how much height a platform heel would give you? take for example Cray's question below me. If she's 5'6" and the heels are basically 6" with a 2" platform, how will that make her reach 5'10"-5'11"? thank you :)
[Editor Rob: if you have a 2 inch platform then knowing for many women the maximum height they can get on high tip toes is around 3 inches (or with long feet a bit more) then looking at how high the angle of the shoe is, you can get a sense whether the heel gives 4 or nearly 5...if nearly 5, the angle would be quite steep, just like your maximum tip-toe angle.]
Cray said on 29/Aug/15
Hi rob, hw tall would i b in these shoes if im 5.6". Click Here
[Editor Rob: you should be able to reach 5ft 10.5 range in those.]
jessie said on 28/Aug/15
Should tall women wear heals
[Editor Rob: entirely up to them, how confident they feel looking even taller than they normally do.]
J.Lee said on 18/Aug/15
Rob how much taller is Jenny than you in the pic that says don't take height too seriously
[Editor Rob: 3.9 inches]
May said on 16/Aug/15
How much would these give? Thanks Click Here
[Editor Rob: look like almost 3 inches]
amelie said on 11/Aug/15
How tall would you be if you are 5'7,and wore a shoe which has a 6.5 cm heel. Thanks rob
[Editor Rob: a little over 5ft 9 is possible]
Cata said on 5/Aug/15
how much taller would these make me? Click Here
[Editor Rob: I think right around the 2.9-3 inch range]
helia said on 1/Aug/15
Hi rob. I'm 5"6.5 so how tall would these shoes make me?Click Here
[Editor Rob: look a good couple of inches]
CathyE said on 28/Jul/15
I am 5'3" - how much taller would a platform wedge make me if the wedge heel height is 4.5" and the platform is 1.5"?
[Editor Rob: probably oer 5ft 6, maybe not quite 5ft 6.5]
Hannabanana said on 23/Jul/15
How much taller do the heel on male dress shoes make a guy? (Dress shoes that they wear to prom)
[Editor Rob: really can be anywhere from 0.75 to 1.25 range, generally about an inch is a good indicator.]
Hannabanana said on 23/Jul/15
How much taller do the heel on male dress shoes make a guy? (Dress shoes that they wear to prom)
vfpswiftie said on 22/Jul/15
Ifna 5ft10.5 woman wore a 6.2 inch heels with 2 inxh platform, what would be her height?
[Editor Rob: she could be in the 6ft 3 range in that type of heel.]
J.Lee said on 20/Jul/15
Rob this request is a little different, can you check this out? How tall if you had to guess is this girl in the link? I don't have any clue, but based on body proportion would you have a guess? And how high do her heels look? Here is the link... Click Here
[Editor Rob: at first glance I was thinking over 5ft 9, like 5ft 10 range...but the heels are quite big, they could give nearly 5 inches...maybe 5ft 9.]
Stacey M. said on 14/Jul/15
Hi Rob, I'm between 5'9" and 5'10" and my date is between 6'0" and 6'1". My feet are in the larger range as well. If I buy these shoes, Click Here how much taller than him will I be? Thanks!!
grizz said on 14/Jul/15
Click Here How much do these heels give in height for 5'9 girl, size 8?
[Editor Rob: look a little more than 4 inches, possibly close to 4.2]
CuriousBride said on 13/Jul/15
Hi Rob! I'm about 5'5 3/4" with a size 8-8.5 foot. About how tall would these shoes make me? They have a 4.5' heel & .5' platform. Click Here
[Editor Rob: they should make you measure around the 5ft 9 mark.]
Alison said on 12/Jul/15
Hey Rob, I'm 5ft10.5 and I want to wear a 5.5 inch shoe with a 1.5 inch platform size8.5,how tall would I be in them?
[Editor Rob: you might find you are over 6ft 2 but not quite 6ft 2.5, somewhere in between that zone.]
Insey said on 29/Jun/15
Hey Rob, if I'm 179cm in 7.4cm heels with no platform, approximately how tall would I be barefoot?
[Editor Rob: probably 185-185.5cm range]
Kayla said on 29/Jun/15
Hi Rob, what's the maximum amount of height I can get from a heel with no platform?
[Editor Rob: just with a 1/4 inch at the front? If you have a size 6-7us foot, about 3 inches is the limit, possibly 3.1-2 if it is pushing you to your maximum tip-toe range.]
tallgirltalks said on 24/Jun/15
Hi Rob Im about 5'8 and I want to wear heels with a platform of 2.5 and the heel is 4 inches how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: maybe between 5ft 11.25 and 11.5 you would measure in them.]
Lalaaa said on 23/Jun/15
Hi rob i`m almost 5`3-5`4" with a size 7.5 shoe how tall would i be in 6 inch heels
[Editor Rob: 5ft 7.5-8 range likely, if the platform of the heel was 1.5 inch range]
Cray said on 20/Jun/15
Hi rob, im 5'5", hw tall would i be in 6" heels
[Editor Rob: if the platform was around 2 inches, then you might be around 5ft 9.5 in them]
Makayla said on 17/Jun/15
Hi Rob! I'm about 5'6.5" with size 8/8.5 feet. How tall would these heels make me? Will I reach 6'0? Click Here on a size 9 foot, the heel is 6" high with a 2" platform. :) thank you!
[Editor Rob: you wouldn't hit 6ft. You might get near 5ft 11 in them]
bella said on 16/Jun/15
Hi Rob, How tall would I be if I'm 5'6 and wore these heels? Click Here
[Editor Rob: 5ft 9 on the nose or a tiny bit more is likely]
Editor Rob said on 16/Jun/15
Alex, they should get you 2.2-2.3 inches
Natcat, actually on second look at those heels I'd say more like 5ft 10.5 range in them, they are quite a big platform.
Alex said on 14/Jun/15
Hey Rob,
I'm a 6'1" male with size 11/12 feet (UK). I'm buying some Beatle Boots with a 2.75" Cuban heel. How much taller do you think they'll actually make me? Thanks
natcat said on 11/Jun/15
Hi Rob, I'm 168cm (so a little under 5'6) and wear a 10. How tall will these make me? Click Here
[Editor Rob: those might get you to 5ft 10.25 range...]
Heidi said on 9/Jun/15
I want shoes that are 1" platform, 4.25" espadrille wedge, how high is the actual heel? I am 5'8 and usually do 3-3 1/2
[Editor Rob: one like This would push you near 4 inches taller. This one has the kind of dimension you are looking at. Those should get you very nearly 3.5 inches.]
alex said on 7/Jun/15
im 5'8 and my prom date is 6'1, whats the tallest heel height i can get without being taller/same height as him?
[Editor Rob: you can easily buy a platform heel (if they are advertised in the shop as 5.5 or 6 inch) and still be shorter than him, they might give you 4-4.5 inches but of course your date would likely be standing 6ft 2 in his shoes, and you at most 6ft 0.5, so still a bit shorter. The only heels that might make you same size is 2-3 inch platform 'stripper' type heels...and those aren't recommended for a prom! ]
Sam said on 6/Jun/15
If im 5'7 and i wear 4.5 heel how talk would i be?
[Editor Rob: somewhere over 5ft 10 mark, close to 10.5]
Tallgirltalks said on 5/Jun/15
Ok, Rob I'm about 5'8 1/2 and I want to wear these 6 inch heels on my first day of Freshman Year at my Highschool I don't want to seem gigantic to the Seniors or anyone so... How tall would I be in 6in heels.
Meee said on 4/Jun/15
Hey I'm 5'8 how much would my height be in this type of heel Click Here
[Editor Rob: should get you over the 3 inch mark close to 3.2-3.3 range I believe. So you'd measure almost 5ft 11.5 in them.]
izzy said on 1/Jun/15
my date to homecoming is 6'1 and i am 5'7 wearing 4 inch platforms with a 1.25 platform base. Will i be taller than him???
[Editor Rob: no you'll still be a couple of inches smaller.]
zoe said on 31/May/15
Im 5'7, how tall will these heels make me approximately, thank you :) Click Here
[Editor Rob: could be roughly 2.75 inch range]
syd said on 31/May/15
How tall will a 5'1/2" girl be if she wore these sandals: Click Here
[Editor Rob: in the 3.25-3.5 range, somewhere between that.]
glam said on 30/May/15
Hey! I'm 5'1 if I wear a shoe with a platform of 3 inches and a heel of 6 inches how tall should I be?
[Editor Rob: you should be in the 5ft 6 range.]
grizz said on 28/May/15
If a 5'8˝ girl (size 8) wears this Click Here , how tall is she then?
[Editor Rob: she should measure between 6ft and 6ft 0.25 range in those type of heels.]
Laur said on 26/May/15
Hi. Im 5'4 and I want to get prom shoes that have a 4 3/4 inch heel (no platform). My prom date is 5'8. How tall will the shoes make me because I'm super scared to purchase them and end up being taller him!
[Editor Rob: if they don't have much platform then you won't really get that much over 3 inches. Maybe 3.3-3.4 inches so you aren't going to be taller than him, he'll still be a bit taller. I wouldn't worry about buying a heel advertised as 5 inches because really it will be somewhere between 3-4 inches of actual height it gives.]
anon said on 26/May/15
Hey Rob, how much height would these extreme heels add over barefeet? Thanks a lot. Click Here
[Editor Rob: they should get you 6.5-7 inches, or very close to that range.]
Bant said on 24/May/15
Hi I'm 5'4" and I'm a size 4, what height would I be if I wear 4.5 inch heels? My prom date is around 5'11"/6'0" and I still want to remain quite a bit shorter. Thank you
[Editor Rob: you might only be around 5ft 7.5 in them, so he will still be several inches taller than you.]
Gabby said on 23/May/15
Hello! I watched your video but I'm still a lil confused, I'm sorry, but I am 5'10. How tall would I be if I wear 4" heel with 1" platform? Thank you very much!!
[Editor Rob: if the very back of the heel measured about 4 inches, then you might manage to get about 3-3.25 inches from the heels. So you could be 6ft 1-1.5 range, something around that zone.]
Sage said on 19/May/15
If I'm about 5' 7" and I wear a 5 1/2 inch heel with a 1 1/2 inch platform about what height would that make me?
[Editor Rob: you should clear that 5ft 10 mark comfortably and I would say even measure close to 5ft 10.75 in the heels.]
Gen said on 18/May/15
Btw I wear a size 10 shoe
Gen said on 18/May/15
I'm 5'7 3/4 and my prom date is 5'9. How tall heels can I wear without being taller than him? *Please note that he will be wearing dress shoes too, which should give him a bit more height. I don't know how tall the heel on dress shoes are but I'm guessing it would make him about 5'10.*
[Editor Rob: your heel can't really be that big, if it gives 2.25 inches you will be the same height, so This size for instance is called I think a 2.75 style but gives about 2.3-2.4, so you won't really look much taller in photos or anything.]
reddress said on 18/May/15
Click Here I'm 5'9 and a half how tall will these 4" heels make me?
[Editor Rob: they should put you in 5ft 11.5-11.75 range]
Zhen Zhen said on 18/May/15
hello thank you for your video. If I am wearing a pair of heels with no platforms about 10cm (4inch) measuring the heel, how much height will I get from it?
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 3-3.25 range is common with a low (small amount of platform at the front) but a reasonably high heel at the back.]
Maia said on 14/May/15
If I wear these and I'm 5'6, how tall would I look?
[Editor Rob: should give you a little over 2 inches]
Claudia said on 12/May/15
I am 6'1" and my prom date is 6'3". I have 3.25 inch heels with no platform, how tall am I going to be?
[Editor Rob: since your foot is likely long, then you might actually get 2.7 inches from the heels. I'd expect you are probably going to be very similar to him if he wears a standard approximate inch dress shoe.]
Bee said on 12/May/15
Hi there - I'm about 5' 8 and 3/4 tall and wondering how tall I would be in these shoes: Click Here
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 range, maybe a tad more.]
Rifle said on 11/May/15
Rob, If I wear a sneakers with a 1.4 heel would it look awkard ie people would think on looking at the shoes that they have a too high heel?
[Editor Rob: things like air max 90 or 360 are like 1.3 range, nike shox are 1.3-1.4 (for the thicker style of shox). I see many people wearing them...they sell a lot so it's not daft or silly. If they are comfy that is the main thing really, I wouldn't worry about what others think...most people won't give them a second glance!]
Ash said on 11/May/15
Hi I'm 5'7 and I'm wondering how tall my heel and platform should be in order for me to not be over 5'10
[Editor Rob: really I would buy a heel that was called 4-inches but the platform is thin. One like this size with small platform would put you 5ft 10-10.25 range and This height of heel would not put you over 5ft 10, possibly just a smidge underneath that 5ft 10 mark.]
RiRi said on 9/May/15
Hi I'm 5'8 and if I wear some heels that are 4.5 inches tall how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: could be 5ft 11 and change]
Beth said on 4/May/15
Im 5'4 and wear a size 7.5-8 how tall could my heels be without going over 5'8
[Editor Rob: a heel like This one is going to put you around 5ft 8 mark.]
syd said on 2/May/15
I'm 5'1 1/2. How tall would I be with a 5.5 inch heel (it's a wedge sandal) with an 1 inch platform? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: you might get around 5ft 5 in them.]
Engineer said on 2/May/15
Hi Rob, How high are these heels?.How tall she looks over her height in stockings? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they should give her between 4 and 4.25 range of actual height.]
Ali said on 1/May/15
I'm just shy of 5'5" and have to wear heels for my wedding dress so I don't have to get it hemmed at the bottom. My fiance is 5'7" but 5'8" with dress shoes on. I need to be 5'7.5" - 5'8" so I'm not taller than my fiance and so my dress doesn't need alterations.whats the tallest inch heel I can wear to make this happen? My shoe size is 8-8.5
[Editor Rob: I'd buy a heel with a thin platform at front. If you wore similar style to this Here, it has a thin bit at front, and although it's called 4.5 really gives you more about 3.1-3.2 inch you would be very similar to your fiance.]
Hi :) said on 30/Apr/15
Do platforms add to your height? Say if you had a 6 inch heel with a 2 inch platform, how much height would it give? If heels without a platform lift you up the height of the heel with one inch shaved off, how much will a platform add? Thanks. :)
[Editor Rob: it depends on the angle of the heel. With 2 inch at front you are already sitting 2 inches if the heel part is making your foot go nearly as high as you can on your tip toes you might then be getting another almost 3 inches, so about 5 in total. If the angle isn't as harsh with a 2-inch platform type heel then you might get somewhere in 4-4.5 inches of actual height.]
Jen said on 29/Apr/15
I am 5'6 1/2 if I wear 6inch heels with a 2.5 platform how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: you should comfortably measure 5ft 11 in them.]
dan said on 27/Apr/15
I'm 5'8 1/2 how tall would these make me? Click Here
[Editor Rob: near 6ft flat in them]
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/15
I find it rather funny that many people/women seem to think that you gain the height of the full heel height, which is absorbed. Unless you are walking with frankestein platform style shoes, then you will most likely gain the full height of the platform, but if that's not the case, then no! I am just saying this based on an experiment that I conducted with my girlfriend who is 5'10" on the dot, and even though she is already pretty tall for a girl herself, she still wears pretty large platform heels. She usually wears 6 inch platform heels that make her close to 6'3 (190cm), which is close to my 6'3.5" height (192cm), but not 6'4" as someone would have expected her to be. And that is simply because platform heels, stylleto style, are angled, and not flat, so you dont gain the full height of the heel. And yes, my girlfriend is confident enough to wear big platform heels because she knows that even she wear 6 or 7 inch heels I will still be a bit taller than her. That's the advantages that she gets for having tall boyfriend like me! ;)
dan said on 26/Apr/15
I'm 5'8 1/2 how tall would these make me? Click Here
[Editor Rob: 3.5-3.6 maybe around that zone.]
Lily said on 21/Apr/15
Hey rob, I'm like a 5'2 and I don't know if 5.5 inches heel and the platform being 1.4 inches is actual good for me to wear or not. Or too even handle, is it? Love to hear back from u
[Editor Rob: big heels can certainly cause foot/leg pains after a while and to be fair I wouldn't recommend wearing them a lot.]
Marc said on 20/Apr/15
Hey Rob, how much height would these add over barefoot? Many thanks in advance! Click Here
[Editor Rob: they are pretty big, I think those can get you near 4.5 inches of actual height.]
Marc said on 20/Apr/15
Oh and they would be in size 10
Marc said on 20/Apr/15
Hey Rob, how much height would these add over barefoot? Many thanks in advance! Click Here
[Editor Rob: those look like 4.5-4.6 inch of actual height]
Ess said on 19/Apr/15
Hi Rob! I'm 5'8.5 and have a size 9 shoe that's 3.5 inches. How tall would they make me?
[Editor Rob: probably near enough 5ft 11.5, maybe a smidge less]
Lucy bim said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 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 said 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 said 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 said on 11/Apr/15
When I wore timberlands I went from 5'9.25" to 5'11"
Sara R. said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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) 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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) said 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" 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 23/Mar/14
thanks Rob - for taking the time
J.Lee said 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! :) said on 20/Feb/14
here is the link :)
Click Here
Rob Please Answer Me! :) said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 22/Dec/13
I'm 15 is a wedge height of 4.25 too high for me? I'm 5'3"
heavyhitter said on 29/Oct/13

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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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??? said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 29/Aug/11
Anyone know the heel height for nike lunar glides? How do they compare to the air max.shox?
BobG said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 4/Jun/11
hey rob, I was wodnering how much heel do you think air jordan 7's have?
Tony Greene said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 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!!

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