In the golden days of Hollywood all sorts of tricks were used in making shorter stars appear taller on screen. From tailoring camera angles to reduce height differences, to having a taller co-star walk in a purpose built ditch, one of the most common techniques was simply to have the actor don a pair of elevator shoes, designed to boost one's height without it being too obvious. Appearing taller is a confidence booster. Unfortunately, in today's society, stature plays more of a role than we might think.
There are numerous online retailers selling Elevator Shoes today. Some claim to make you up to 5 inches taller. In reality though, you should expect to gain anywhere from 2 to 3 inches from elevator shoes. This can mean you will appear roughly 1.5-2 inches taller, compared to when you are wearing sneakers or shoes. It's a decent boost, and if you are concerned about your height, buying elevator shoes is one option to consider.
The photo below illustrates the differing quality available online.
The shoes on the left are typical examples, which retail for between $50 and $100, and are available from dozens of retailers. Many companies claim to make you 3-4 inches taller, but in reality they are measuring the very back of the shoe to the highest point of the internal lift. The shoe on the left above claimed to make you 3.5 inches taller, but it was at least an inch less. Due to the angle of your foot, you actually don't get as much height as the manufacturers claim.
The shoes on the right cost in the $200 range and claimed to make you 2.6 inches taller. They don't quite give that, but are near 2.3 inches, which is a notable amount.
If you're thinking about buying elevator shoes, spend a bit more money and go for a quality brand. As you can see from the photos, the shoes on the right (from the company DON'S) are the only elevator shoes I personally recommend. Their genuine quality shines through: the real leather used, the construction of the sole, the improvement to your posture and the overall fit. They are hand made and not churned out cheaply with synthetic materials that will fall apart after a few months. In the video below, I measure a pair of the Dons shoes:
If I was to wear those shoes out and about in public, I would appear like a 5ft 10 man to people.
This photo says it all: 5ft 8 Rob and 5ft 8 Jenny...except when I'm wearing a pair of Don's Elevator's!
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If the kind of elevation shown above isn't enough for you, then there are larger versions of these elevator boots available, ones that can give nearer to 4 inches in height. You can see me testing one of these Big Dons (giving about 3.8 inches) out in the photo below...5ft 8 Jenny (in a small sneaker) beside BIG ROB:
This video illustrates The Big Dons Elevator Boots beside Jenny in a platform heel: