In the golden days of Hollywood all sorts of tricks were used to help make 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 don a pair of elevator shoes, designed to boost one's height without it being that obvious. Appearing taller is a confidence booster. Unfortunately, in today's society, stature plays more of a role than we might think.
Many online companies offer to sell you Elevator shoes, some even claiming in their review to make the wearer up to 5 inches taller. In reality you should expect to gain between 2 and 3 inches over your barefoot height by wearing them. This might mean you will appear 1.5-2 inches taller to people, compared to when you are just wearing regular 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 of those costing up to $100, available from several stores. They claim to make you 3.5 inches taller. They don't.
The shoes on the right cost in the $200 range and claim to make you 2.6 inches taller. They don't quite, but are near 2.3 inches.
If you're thinking about buying elevator shoes, go for a quality name. As you can see from the photos, the shoes on the right (from the company DON'S) are the only elevator shoes I would personally recommend buying. 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.
The synthetic pair simply pales into comparison.
This video shows me Measuring Elevator Shoes
, using a pair of Don's as an example. If I was to wear those shoes out and about, I would appear close to being a 5ft 10 man to people when I'm 5ft 8 barefoot.
This photo says it all: 5ft 8 Rob and 5ft 8 Jenny...except when I'm wearing a pair of Don's Elevator's!
If you want to 'Walk tall' like Rob Paul then I recommend you check out Don's Elevator Shoes
and use the discount code 'TheAllies1944' at checkout for an Exclusive 10% discount, courtesy of Celebheights.com
If the kind of lift shown above isn't enough for you, then also consider that 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 sneaker) beside Big Rob:
For a video illustrating these Elevators beside Jenny in Platform heels Click Here