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 people 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 for instance, they really don't give what you might imagine. Its all to do with the pivot point of your foot. Although the foot itself isn't that simple a pivot, the following image (click to see larger version) gives an idea that the amount the back of your heel is raised is not an actual indication of the real raise in height you obtain. Naturally, this is because of the way your foot pivots. The maximum I can measure whilst standing on my tiptoes, in pretty much the same extreme angle as illustrated in the image is 2.85 inches over my barefoot height, and I'm a size 8.5 uk (US 9-9.5) so not a great % of women would have larger feet. That's the maximum real angle you could stand in high angle stilleto heels, unless you want to walk around like a ballerina!

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The vast majority of traditional style women's heels (those were the front section is 1cm or so) will give 2-3 inches over their barefoot height. When a moderate platform is added to the heel this certainly can take you higher. I've measured a girl in numerous heel styles, below are just a couple of examples:

The very typical slightly below heel on the left gives a women 2 inches over her barefoot height and the one on the right, a quite typical size, gives 2.3 inches over barefoot.
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Now, imagine the 1cm platform part of the above heel as typical of what the front of many women's shoes are like, and then go on your tiptoes quite high and you'd be doing very well to get anything over 3.25 inches when standing in those large heeled, thin-fronted pumps and pointed toe stilletos which get advertised as 4 and 4.5 inches.

The following medium wedge gives a women 2.5 inches over her barefoot height.
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The platform part of that shoe has about 3/4 of an inch. To get to 3 inches the front platform would need to be 1.25 inch, for a true 4 inches over barefoot we are talking 2.25 inches on the front section, which is a huge sized platform.

In the following image, this wedge gets you 2.4 inches over barefoot. So adding larger platforms at the front is really needed to get well beyond 3-inches and near 4 inches.
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When the front part of a heeled shoe is about 1/3 of an inch, the most you can get with high angled heels is really around 3, at a big push 3.25 inches, but the angle is very extreme. You'll need to add more platform onto the front of the shoe to get 3.5-4 inches over barefoot.

Here is a ladies heel that would get advertised as 4-4.5 inches, the front gives about 1cm, and the angle is pretty high. This kind of heel will give you 8cm over your barefoot height, or 3.15 inches.


Sneakers (trainers) nowadays can vary a lot. On one hand, the extremely popular Converse Chuck Taylors will give me 0.53 inches exactly, whereas a standard pair of Nike Shox gives near 1.4 inches. A sturdy boot like the Doc Martin or Timberland gives nearer 1.5 inches, not over. When I meet celebrities at events I find most of the footwear men wear tends to fall within the 1-1.25 inch range but I know how much a lot of styles will give and will always make mention if I notice larger/smaller footwear outwith this range. For nearly every celebrity event I attend, I have worn trainers in the 1-1.25 inch range (on the sneakers page here you can see styles). If a woman is wearing traditional heels she will usually gain anywhere from 3/4 - 2 inches on me depending on the heel type. If its a platform heel with say a 1 inch front, then its possibly more in the 2-3 inch advantage range.

When it comes to the matter of Elevator shoes, there is a myth that 2 inch lifts are easy to obtain. They aren't, 1-inch of actual gain over a dress shoe height is *big* in the land of celebrity height enhancement. When people say 3-inch lifts, I have to laugh. I probably even thought myself a few years ago that 2 inches of actual lift gains may been possible in a normal styled shoe, but it really is extremely difficult to obtain, and you really require a boot to pull anything like that off. Let me illustrate how ludicrous the notion of 2-3 inch lifts being common really is:

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The above image shows a Nike Shox, which in the trainer world at near 1.4 inches is on the large side. To the right of it is an elevator shoe, a monstrous looking thing that needs to be that size in order to accomodate a lift and make sure your foot isn't going to fall out of the blasted thing. This particular beast is advertised by the manufacturer as giving 3.5 inches over barefoot height. This, is absolute poppycock. The height that elevator shoe actually gives is 2.45 max inches over barefoot. Remember, the pivot point of the foot is not at the back of the shoe. Manufacturers of these shoes measure the highest point from the base of the heel to the highest part of the insole, which quite clearly is very very wrong. A celebrity is doing extremely well if they manage to get a 1.5 advantage over a 1-inch casual shoe and not have the shoe look overtly big. In order to do so, the shoe needs to be designed larger in order that the pivot point on their foot gets to 2.5 inches, either by elongating the front end a little bit so that a slight platform can be concealed within the leather and not make it obvious on the outside.

Getting 3-4 inches over barefoot really means needing some sort of larger boot and the angle of your foot for 4 inches is going to be so extreme as to give you sore shins! You can see in Heels versus Elevators that although they definitely give you a boost, real high heels on ladies give more than a big elevator shoe can get you.
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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
here is the link :)
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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.

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[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.
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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!

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