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Do stars really wear Shoe Lifts? Aren't they satisfied with their god given height? Well, I dug up an old quote from the crooner Bobby Darin who reveals what many of us know - shoe lifts have been around since the dawn of hollywood:

"I went out and had these special shoes made. It's nothing new, I don't know if you know, John Wayne is 6'4 and wears 3-4 inch lifts in his shoes. I don't know who he wants to be bigger than, but he does and it's an old, old custom, I certainly did not invent it. In my case, it was more neccesary than it was for Duke Wayne. I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside and the heel was another 2 and half inches or so and I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over"

Robert Mitchum suggests (or jokes) Wayne wore lifts to make his already large 6ft 4 size appear giantlike. In the book Hollywood Wit, Mitchum is quoted as saying: "Wayne had four-inch lifts in his shoes. He had the overheads on his boat accommodated to fit him. He had a special roof put in his station wagon...The son of a bitch, they probably buried him in his goddamn lifts.". One of those myths.

Even a short article quoted on WENN entertainment network commented upon Russell Crowe and his alleged elevator shoes, "He wears special shoes to make him look taller. Russell had women falling all over him at a party in producer Jerry Bruckheimer's back yard - until he took his shoes off (and) suddenly lost several inches in height - because (he) had lifts in them. Partygoers say Bruckenheimer nudged Crowe, telling him, "Put your shoes back on, you're blowing your image."

An article from Copley News also reveals that an Italian shoemaker has a few secrets about stars and their heights. Regarding Sylvester Stallone he says: "I made him 4.5 inches taller for 16 years!" and he drops names like Dolly Parton, Douglas, DeNiro and that "I give you one more -- I made William Shatner 3 inches taller in the show."

Nowadays, elevator shoes are used by many celebrities. But you won't find many admitting it, if any. There was even one company who makes lifts (ShoeLift.com) that was quoted on their site as saying: "At our current location in the States we've had numerous security breaches. We have had several American media representatives trying to hack into our clients database and even intercepting orders." With standard 1 inch shoe lifts, they can fit in normal shoes, but stars have lots of money so can even get them designed in such a way that it is hard to tell an elevator shoe from a normal shoe unless you can see the whole shoe, which is usually covered by trouser. So judging heights is still going to be tricky for those few stars that choose to wear them most of the time, others simply won't care.

Screenwriter William Goldman, in his Adventures in Screen Trade book: Which Lie Did I Tell, comments that "Movie stars are short...You see, stars have lifts in their boots....They have lifts in their shoes, their loafers, their slippers. I know one who has lifts in their socks. But noone has figured out a way to put lifts in their feet (yet)"

Similarly, when a star mentions their height, do we really know if they are telling the truth? Thankfully some hollywood stars couldn't give a toss about their height and will happilly divulge the information in interviews. Others tip-toe around the answer, whilst some may even lie about their stature. Also consider that many stars will have been measured when they're 20 or so, a percentage of them likely in their shoes and you can bet any that are, for instance 5ft 6.5 would round that to 5ft 7. Like a publicist who will round down a ladies weight, I think many would be tempted to round up an inch or so for shorter stars...

The photo below shows the effects of a good pair of shoe lifts (purpose built into elevator shoes for men):

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s said on 9/Jan/16
If you have like a 0.5 inch rubber black lift underneath some Dr. Scholls would that raise any suspicion at an airport? They're gonna be in converse by the way
[Editor Rob: I doubt it, although someone curious might have a look...]
Vlad said on 1/Aug/15
Rob,how much height do 2 cm insoles give?
[Editor Rob: because of the angle (and if the manufacturer/seller has measured them at the very back) they might not give more than 1.4-1.5cm.]
Jeff said on 25/Jun/15
Rob, how much height to you reckon a measurement at the doctor's office could add/make you lose?
[Editor Rob: if the stadiometer had a solid base, I'd say the chances of it's accuracy being great, would be high. If attached to a wall, it may be more likely to give an error as you are relying on the precision of the person installing it correctly.]
Gx79 said on 20/Jun/15
Rob would it be weird for a 5'11.6 to 6'0 man to wear lifts
Jeff said on 12/Jun/15
Rob, what's all that talk about home measurement VS doctor measurement? Which one is the most accurate? I mean, I was measured a certain height by my GP with a rolled measurement tape that he pulled out until it reached the top of my head, if that makes sense. How much can I relate on this?
[Editor Rob: you are relying on the tape measure being correctly attached to the wall...there will be many cases of a rolled tape being misaligned/attached. I'd always trust your own measurement. Any tape measure and flat wall/floor should get you an accurate measurement.]
delvin said on 15/Apr/15
How much does a 2 inch lift give?
[Editor Rob: it might give in the 1.5-1.6 inch range because of the angle of the lift - it will be measured at the very back but because of the way your foot pivots, you get a bit less than the height at the back of the lift.]
Matt said on 23/Mar/15
I am 179cm exactly. And i Regular dress shoes with 1.25 heel.They dont look silly like elevator shoes, i can put 1.25 inch lift in them and i walk very normally,no one notice but i get up to 6feet,6feet1 with them. It make me feel good.
one2one said on 15/Mar/15
hey Rob. I am just wondering why It just added 1 inch in my height when I wear sued boots (men). with 1.5 inch and putting some 1.2 shoe lifts on it.. (I just add my shoe heels on a shoe repairing shop so it became 1.5 inch)
[Editor Rob: doesn't make sense to me! Did you double check your measurements... wait, you mean the 1.2 inch lift gave you just an extra inch? That would be normal because of angle of the foot.]
mf said on 6/Feb/15
How much height do regular socks add? I'm curious to know.
[Editor Rob: if you hold them between your fingers they are so thin that you are talking not even a mm. Some thick socks with maybe grips on bottom might add a few mm though.]
Back problem said on 31/Jan/15
Rob is it possible for me to have lost height from 2 inch lifts everday for the past 5 years? no days off.
[Editor Rob: I don't know about that, unless somehow your posture changed a little...]
A6'1Guy said on 17/Jan/15
@ Mulatto "Northern Germans are definitely a tall bunch of people", I believe Greg was talking about ALL of Germany, not just the North, which I'd guess the average is not far off what he said it is.
A6'1Guy said on 16/Jan/15
@ Menace 195cm
195cm is average? What planet do live on?
I don't think there is any country on Earth that has the average height at 195cm (6'4 approx), I thought I was tall(ish) at 187cm (6'1.5)! You are well above average and very noticeably tall, your uncle is extremely tall.
RobV said on 8/Jan/15
An interesting point. Just look through this section at the number of guys who are tall (over 6') wanting to make themselves taller and regularly doing so. As someone myself who is a tad over 6'2" who uses lifts and elevators, I have occasionally put my e-mail address on here and in the Elevator Shoes section if guys want advice on the pluses/minuses/pitfalls/stuff to avoid. And it is amazing the number who are well over 6' - basically they want to be the tallest guy in the room at any given time and all talk about doing what I do - getting the max extra height without being tumbled, almost always looking for techniques to ensure the max poss lift.
RobV said on 8/Jan/15
@JJ Your experience as a tall women who is OK about men wearing lifts etc is very similar to my gf who is tall and likes me being much taller. We don't evere discuss me wearing lifts or elevators, but I think some tall girls are quite happy with guys giving their height some help - provided it is done with a bit of style, is not an issue and doesn't look odd.
Chilean said on 3/Jan/15
Hi rob , In your opinion how much is the maximum of cms in lift that you can use to avoid back problems
[Editor Rob: it's like women wearing high heels. Some can manage for many years, but eventually you might end up doing damage because the body is at an unnatural angle. I would recommend sticking with elevators that give around 2-2.5 inches, if you go higher, then I would suggest (and for women aswell who wear high heels) to start doing some exercises like stretching every week.]
JJ said on 27/Dec/14
It is probably strange for me to comment as a natural 6' female, but I will. I am 59 years old and when I was a teenager in high school and already 6' the shoes I wore had 4" heels. LOL now I'm 6'4" and the guys in school were already too short for me when I was barefoot. I would have loved it the guys would have had lifts. I think it is wonderful that they make lifts and men where them. You may have an issue with being short, but being a tall female teenager was also an issue back. But luckily for me, height was a benefit when I begain modeling. My husband of 30 years is shorter than me and loves when I wear heels, especially when dancing, if you know what I mean. I always wished I was shorter growing up, because I was taller then all my family members. I know I'm just rambling now, but you GO guys and do whatever makes you happy and don't care about what anyone else thinks.
Matt said on 21/Dec/14
I got those classic black dress regular shoes with 1.25 heel exactly. I put a 1 inch lift inside,they give 2.25 lift total.

I am 5f10.75 exactly barefoot.I did measure myself and with those regular shoes and the 1 inch lift i get up to 6foot1.NO ONE notice because its only 1 inch lift inside.

But still 6foot1 is better than 5f11.75
NP 6'5" said on 16/Dec/14
I don't wear lifts but my shoes make me at least an inch taller. When I stand up straight I easily tower over someone who's 5'11"-6'0" barefoot. I m the largest of all my friends and family. I Don't think anyone over someone6'0" should want lifts, being tall has drawbacks
gx79 said on 2/Dec/14
im 6foot1 and i wear 2.4 inch lift
so said on 20/Nov/14
So shoes don't make u taller only the lifts ha
Vic said on 20/Nov/14
Dear Rob,I am 5'8" and only looking for a 2" elevator.2 Questions: What's your view on the company "Don's Footwear"? (Click Here) I liked a shoe MST Royston (Monk shoe, laceless)on the site and i'm worried if it may look awkward on a 2" heel? Should i buy from them, any feedback?
[Editor Rob: Dons have been going for a few years now, it's the model of shoe in the video about elevator shoes I've made on youtube. Since they are expensive, I'd maybe buy 1-inch lifts from ebay/amazon to see if you think wearing higher shoes will be ok. No point spending 200 bux and never wearing them. But you can spend 10 bux and test a pair of lifts, and if you can walk ok and they don't feel too bad, then go with Dons. From the elevators I've seen they are well made and use good quality materials....only thing I'd say, is that because they are handmade do expect it might take a while to get them.]
TheAverageMan said on 2/Oct/14
Does anyone know actual stores (not online) in new york city, especially manhattan, where you can buy a pair of these?
Jay 184cm said on 19/Sep/14
Thanks Rob - is that because they squash down a fair bit? They look a good 2cm in the picture but maybe squash right down?
[Editor Rob: they are concave shaped, so curve a fair bit in the middle compared to the edge which is higher.]
Jay said on 17/Sep/14
Hey, does anyone know how much height these sports insoles might add, if any? Click Here
[Editor Rob: don't look much, maybe about 0.3 inch]
Dago Red said on 28/Jul/14
A spenco insole (the thick green ones) inside an off the shelf cowboy boot give me 2 inches and make boots very comfortable to wear for a long time. Easy on the back, too.
Bob said on 26/Jul/14
I have to wear lifts in order to look normal interacting with my own family, I am the eldest of 5 and all my siblings are taller than me. I am 5'7", my younger sister is 5'10"! and she wears heels! my youngest brother who is 12 years my junior is 6'2"! the other two middle brothers are 5'10" & 5'11" When we go out as a family I am mortified and embarrassed to be with them, I refuse to have pictures taken of us all unless I am sitting down and I have had issues over many years with my sister because I blamed her for being so tall. Finding lifts has been a godsend as they have provided me an extra 2 inches to feel normal with my family, they all know what I'm doing but they know how much being so small compared to them has affected me. I have had to put lifts in every one of my shoes and I never take them off unless I am sitting down in my room, it's weird but this is how my life is and how's it's been for 4 years. The lifts are comfortable and I hardly notice they're there now, I have even convinced myself I am 5'9". I am still shorter than all my family but at least I can look some of them in the eye.
RobV said on 19/Jul/14
Something else that needs to be put to bed on this subject. You do not 'walk weird' with lifts. This is a misperception sometimes made by people wearing them/who have worn them, who are very aware that they are wearing them and are self conscious, specially in the early stage. In fact often when you buy new boots/trainers, you walk differently at first.

Certainly if you wear completely unbalanced lifts, or you make your shoes too tight or ill fitting by not getting the lift size right for the footwear, then yes, you will walk weird because you are uncomfortable.

But I have worn them for 15 years and can say that it really is a matter of getting the fit right (trial and error) and forgetting that you are wearing them.
RobV said on 11/Jul/14
@ Bryan on whether wearing lifts makes you lose height. I wear lifts and elevators all the time and have done so for 15 years. It's pretty certain that you do not lose height but if you do not get the balance right, you can get unwanted aches or even pains - most of these are short term but I had this in one pair of boots where I realised in the end the lift in one was slightly shifting to one side because of the room around the heel, creating an imbalance.

You have to make sure that what you are doing fits the shoes or boots - which is why when I want to get new boots/shoes that don't have a built-in elevator, I buy a size or so larger. Otherwise I can't get enough in and the shoes (specially the upper) are just too tight. All footwear is different - some things your size will take a lot of lifts with no discomfort, other things of a similar style will take very little. The width of the fitting, the roominess of the upper side of the shoe, are just some things that make a helluva difference.
Bryan said on 27/Jun/14
Rob please respond back, but does wearing lifts make you lose more of natural height if you are a everyday lift wearer? I think it does cause I measure atleast a quarter inch taller barefoot then if I went and wore lifts that day. Thanks.
[Editor Rob: really can't say, it might be wearing lifts for a long time puts different strains on your spinal column, and so you are simply reaching your lowest height quicker or more than on some other days.]
HP said on 12/Apr/14
Why is it a big issue, big4slave? Your 6'1'', you have no reason to be worried about your height, and a 0.8'' left is pointless really. Im 170cm and around 173cm when i wear my regular trainers, shoes etc i bought lifts online that took me to 178cm, and sure it felt good, people saying ''wow, your getting bigger!'' etc but people arent stupid, im a grown man, it stands out. plus i was walking weird because if the angle it puts you on. i tried it once and thought to myself ''why the hell would Stallone and Cruise and guys like that worry about their height and put themselves through possible pain to legs or back long term wearing these things every day''. It used to bother me but now im happy within myself and actually feel sad for people that would do this now.
Bran said on 29/Mar/14
Does stacking a few older insoles, say 3 flat ish ones in a regular shoe actually give you any height like near half inch, or would the rise be minimal for them all like 0.2 inch increse overall Click Here
[Editor Rob: it would give you a bit, not a huge amount but a good fraction ]
Bruno said on 19/Mar/14
John Wayne never wore lifts and there is not one photo out there to prove he did. If he had wore lifts he would have looked 6'7'' which he didn't.

Check Mitchum's footwear in El Dorado and for a man that didn't care about height, he is wearing a fair pair of heels. What a hypocrite.
big4slave said on 9/Mar/14
If a shoe is listed as being "2 inches taller" on the manufacturer's website, is this indicating the extra height that the elevator shoe would add compared to a regular dress shoe (e.g. a regular 1" dress shoe), or is it the total height that the shoe gives? Sorry if that sounds convoluted, let me explain... I am a bit over 6'1 and would like a small, barely noticeable lift, so something like an 0.8" lift would be perfect for me. The advertisers on this site offer a 1.8" shoe. If they describe the shoe as "Adds 1.8 inches", am I correct in assuming that this means an increase of 0.8" over my regular 1" dress shoes? Making my height 6'3 with shoes? Please excuse my ignorance and thanks for the clarification!
[Editor Rob: usually they are advertising shoes measuring the highest point of the insole with a tape measure held at the back of the shoe. So it might look 3 inches but your foot is at an angle and so it actually gives maybe half inch less. The bigger the angle the more difference you will get from the advertised height to the actual height. Some elevators advertised as 2-inches might give you about 1.7-1.8 because the angle doesn't take away much height. I always think any elevator manufacturer or heel maker should measure how much actual height it gives and then advertise that, but of course it might effect sales, so it is understandable why they are giving the maximum point the insole hits.]
yaris said on 27/Feb/14
hi rob, seen elevator lifts which are 6cm which are very common, and they build up so like 2 cm, 2cm, 2cm, so you can vary the height you want. the question i wanted to ask is, if i buy 2 pairs of this, would you be able to build it up even more? so you could increase it from 5cm to 7cm or potentially 9cm? as they kind of fit together like a jigsaw? im really interested in this, as im concerned about my height.
[Editor Rob: I don't think you could do that with the ones you are talking about, because the angle would be too high and I can't see how it would fit properly]
v said on 23/Feb/14
lifts do not add 2 or 3 inches when you stand up...at least not one's I tried on...they only give you 1 1/4 at the most
french guy( 184-182 cm) said on 22/Feb/14
rob, do you see many men wearing lifts when you go out?
[Editor Rob: it is hard to spot them because of trousers, only at some events when people sitting have I spotted some, but generally I think you could walk about in elevator shoes and most people wouldn't be able to tell.]
GreyGoose said on 22/Jan/14
Hi Rob! I found this lift on Ebay; what do you think about it?

Click Here

Please answer :)
[Editor Rob: it's cheap and cheerful and adds some height, if you are wanting to test lifts always best just buying ones like that and seeing if lifts are for you. Ultimately though you are better getting a good pair of elevator shoes/sneakers.]
Chris 182 cm said on 20/Jan/14
I know that forum. I'm not really interested in the increased height aspect, but the proportions aspect. Wouldn't you look disproportionate after the surgery? Your legs would be longer, but your torso had the same size. The guy in the article doesn't look disproportionate though. And he didn't have short legs before the surgery. Did you ever consider this surgery, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think that guy had a longer upper body so it doesn't look too disproportionate.

of course having a longer upper body and shorter legs before the procedure might actually help improve your proportions. If you had longish legs to begin with and a shorter upper body, then it is going to make it more disproportionate.

Personally, only if you are desperate and suffer deep anxiety about height should you consider trying to cope by having the surgery.]
Chris 182 cm said on 19/Jan/14
I just read this article:Click Here I didn't even know Leg Lengthening Surgery existed. Is it really legit? Can you increase your height by a total of 6 inches? That's really fascinating. If a 5'6 guy with a 29 inseam does this, will he be a 6 foot guy with a 35 inseam after the surgery?
[Editor Rob: it is extreme and may require 2 requires 2 sets of surgeries to gain that much. I think reading the makemetaller.org forum is worthwhile because some people who do opt for grow taller surgery end up with problems.

the guy in the article gained a huge amount through both sets of surgeries, and going from 171cm to a good 189cm over the course of several years? Imagine that...]
RobV said on 19/Jan/14
@ Chris You have never worn lifts but are certain that they are always detectable! As a guy who has worn them and elevators for 15 years since my late teens/early 20s, I can assure you that that is not the case if done properly. Admittedly I am tall already, studied fashion at college and understand cut and impression, so probably get away with it more than most. But I assure you it is only really when someone wears very high and clumpy boots with the wrong clothes, trying to get above a lot more than 2 inches, that problems can arise unless you are aesthetically aware enough to know what to wear with them and how. You quote the example shown of Editor Rob but this is a classic example of a lift/elevator that you simply cannot detect unless you know already and have been told. A guy wearing a loose pair of pants on a suit like that can get away with that and more - I am sure that if Rob dressed in those for a week everywhere, wearing trousers like that, simply no-one would detect or know.

Much more detectable is the Stallone/Diesel/Downey type huge clumpy boots which people post shots of here when they are on a stage or at a red carpet event, worn with, er, a suit! In those circumstances, anyone with an eye to aesthetics knows that something is wrong, but that is partly to do with the fact that the boots just do not suit what they are being worn with. The eye is drawn to the oddness of the boots and that's when it can look (even if you are not wearing elevators or lifts) that you are.
RobV said on 19/Jan/14
@ Chris You have never worn lifts but are certain that they are always detectable! As a guy who has worn them and elevators for 15 years since my late teens/early 20s, I can assure you that that is not the case if done properly. Admittedly I am tall already, studied fashion at college and understand cut and impression, so probably get away with it more than most. But I assure you it is only really when someone wears very high and clumpy boots with the wrong clothes, trying to get above a lot more than 2 inches, that problems can arise unless you are aesthetically aware enough to know what to wear with them and how. You quote the example shown of Editor Rob but this is a classic example of a lift/elevator that you simply cannot detect unless you know already and have been told. A guy wearing a loose pair of pants on a suit like that can get away with that and more - I am sure that if Rob dressed in those for a week everywhere, wearing trousers like that, simply no-one would detect or know.

Much more detectable is the Stallone/Diesel/Downey type huge clumpy boots which people post shots of here when they are on a stage or at a red carpet event, worn with, er, a suit! In those circumstances, anyone with an eye to aesthetics knows that something is wrong, but that is partly to do with the fact that the boots just do not suit what they are being worn with. The eye is drawn to the oddness of the boots and that's when it can look (even if you are not wearing elevators or lifts) that you are.
Chris said on 18/Jan/14
Honestly, i think you're kidding yourself if you think you can wear more than a 2 inch boost (lifts or elevator shoes) without it being visible. Just in the pic with Rob above: These shoes don't look like normal shoes AT ALL. You don't have to be a genius to figure they are stuffed. I'm not sure if that already applies to more than an 1-inch boost because i never worn lifts.
[Editor Rob: with a wider hemmed trouser or boot cut jean that covers a lot of the boot/shoe you can get away with it more than a thinner hemmed trouser.]
Gatsby said on 2/Jan/14
Hello Rob! I'd really like to ask you advice about the shoe-lifts, because I know you could give me a great help; I'm a 21 old guy, 5'7,5''-5'8'' tall and i have spent many years of my life to use shoe-lifts, but now i'm very tired by being dependent on lifts, making me ridicolous and hurting me sometimes; Now, even if I really have lot of lifts, I use few "helps" to look taller, like a thick insole taken from other shoes like this: Click Here (1,5 cm)

or/and an heel lift like this: Click Here (2cm)

I try to use them with thick-sole shoes like redWing or low DocMartens

My questions are: what's the best method to maximize the "help-height" given by lifts without having a bad posture or feet bigger than normal? What do you think about my lifts? Should I use one of them, both or some other type? I wait you answer..Thank you and a great hug from Italy!! Happy new year!!
[Editor Rob: if you find it a bit painful then maybe the type of lifts/boots are not suited to you? I always say if you are going to spend time in elevators - more than just the odd event like a wedding or job interview - but are wearing them several hours a day, then why not spend the money on good quality elevator shoes? I wouldn't go too high though, about 2.25 inches in total height is enough to not make it difficult to walk in, or create too much problems.]
Mel said on 30/Dec/13
How bout people that are 5'5" or shorter? Im 5'5" and wear lifts and I still feel shorter than most people. My dad is 5'3" and has started to wear lifts. I feel like im a fraud sometimes
Emily said on 24/Dec/13
Are there lifts that are not only elevated at the back part, but are more like a block? And is that more healthy for the feet?
[Editor Rob: there's japanese sandals that are 2 inch blocks and flat ;) Wouldn't be seen in them though...they look hard to walk in.]
Hola said on 12/Dec/13
@Rob Is that a Justin Bieber/scooter picture reference ;)?

Then again, that block of wood was above 1 inch, probably 3 :P
[Editor Rob: nah, not a reference]
RobV said on 1/Dec/13
@ Bosnia On your layered lifts, you will usually need to use ALL the layers if you want 2 inches of lift taking you from 5'11" to 6'1" - most of them are about 5 cm which is around 2 inches and you don't even get quite that anyway because of the slope forwards. I use these ones (and others) as I like being way taller and take myself from 6'2" to 6'5"/6'6ish depending upon which boots I am wearing. They are comfortable. btw because they are so cheap, it's worth getting a few different styles and types of lift. It's amazing how comfort and fit can slightly vary with what you wear on your feet. I like the longer ones as well but in some boots they restrict how much lift you can get because of the upper fitting too tightly. I recently bought two pairs of boots, similar-ish, and it is amazing how the lifts I use in them vary because of slight design differences in the boot. You'll have no probs with 2 inches (5cm)
sputnik said on 30/Nov/13
So a 5cm insole how much does it really add?
[Editor Rob: it might add 3.5cm]
Matt said on 23/Nov/13
im 5'10.75 midday and I ALWAYS WEAR at least a good 1 inch heel shoe.I put a 1.4 inch lift inside the shoe and it boost me up to 6'01.15.
Remember every inch count!!
Bosnia said on 20/Nov/13
I just ordered from ebay gel lifts. It comes with 5 layers, each gives a boost 0,65 so that you can adjust it. In total it can give you 3,25 boost but I will not use thah much boost, maybe 2,5 cm max because im 5 ft 11 and want to be 6ft 1 in shoes.
Bosnia said on 13/Nov/13
Rob, can you tell me how to pick best shoe lifts insoles on ebay? When you put them in your shoes and stand, does it lose like 0,5 cm, because you are standing with your full weight? So, is it best to pick 0,5- 1cm higher insoles because of that? Please help...
[Editor Rob: if they are advertised as 1 inch they might give about 0.7, because the way the foot is angled, you aren't getting as much height as you would standing on a 1-inch block of wood.]
RobV said on 7/Nov/13
@ italiansitch. I have never seen that site before (Bertulli). A couple of the trainer styles look pretty good actually. It's not easy to get really current looking trainer/sneaker styles with good lifts from most suppliers but I might try a couple of these!
Maor said on 30/Oct/13
@ Elvis 5'7? Yes it's pretty short to be honest. Even 5'9 for grown male is consider pretty short nowadays, specially when many women nowadays mostly in developed countries reach such heights as 5'9, 5'10, 5'11 etc with no problems.

Average height for men is on the rise aswell ateast in the developed part of the world. I think 5'10 will be a decent height for grown males in our time and for some time forwards.
Elvis said on 15/Oct/13
Is 5ft 7in short for an adult male?
italiansitch said on 2/Oct/13
Rob, i'm italian what do you think about bertulli's shoes?
Click Here
RobV said on 21/Sep/13
@ Mid90s Sorry mate I missed this posting at the time. Your 6'8ers sound cool and if you are in good shape you would look v imposing and impressive wearing them. Yes it is quite straightforward to get more height but you do actually need to carefully consider what jeans/pants you wear with them and the nature of the boots. The very very best way is custom elevators in modern styles in sizes a bit larger than your feet and additional shoe lifts. I can actually go a good bit higher than the 3 inches but some of this I do when I particularly want to impress or other v tall guys are around! Contact me @ yahoo.co.uk (robfranklin980) and we can chat more and I will give you more techniques.
Mid190s said on 30/Aug/13
@robv I didn't know it was possible to gain 3+ inches of height without cartoonish platforms.

I have a pair of light tanned timbeands that I like to call my 6'8ers that add about 2.5 total and that's with two pairs of insoles. I would like to know what you use to get so much height out of your footwear. I would be close to 6'9 if I had your gear!
RobV said on 2/Aug/13
btw just one point. Nothing can beat a slight heel on a boot with added lifts to give good extra height. When things like cowboy boots are in fashion (they kinda drift in and out in various styles and ways) they look good. And somehow when you wear heels openly like this it's almost counter-intuitive and people do not really think you are trying to add to your height - if you feel self-conscious in elevators ('aaargh someone will notice'), a boot with a heel and some extra lift is actually quite a good option.
RobV said on 2/Aug/13
@whocares You say 'why wear lifts at 6'2"?'. Basically because it suits my build and I like being that height. I am very broad and work out and I like being usually the tallest guy around. I just like being a bit taller than I am. I must be a bit like John Wayne (see the story above). I have worked on the club scene for over 15 years so I guess it's all a bit about image etc as well. I feel I can be honest here in a way I can never anywhere else about this! I was also very impressed in my early days in the business in London with three enormous guys, averaging 6'5"/6'6", who really filled the doorways and created a terrific impression - they were the most popular with the women and all the other guys clearly regarded them as the alphas there. Height and build certainly appeared to be an aphrodisiac, although I think that guys (I'm talknig straight guys here) are more aware of it than women are, and are far more interested in being bigger and wanting to outsize others - notice that no star ever plays DOWN their height even if they are 6'5". In fact the PR machines of many guys like Dolph Lundgren actually claimed TALLER than their great height.
RobV said on 2/Aug/13
@Emily. I guess I may have caused a bit of confusion with this! As I think I said in my posting, I'm 6'2" and wear lifts which get me to 6'5". This does not mean a 3 inch chunk added to the footwear, and that may have caused the confusion. The boots/trainers account for some of that extra and I tend to wear trainers/sneakers which are quite thick soled. So in my footwear I am 6'5". But I confess I think the way I have sometimes posted gives the impression I add a 3" lift. In some boots or trainers, though, you do get away with adding 2" or even 3", and I do have a pair of great elevator boots to which I add a lift as well - they get me to 6'6". But yes usually adding 3" of lift would be at the extreme end and only poss with certain boots etc.
Emily said on 23/Jul/13
@RobV Are you kidding? I don't think you can hide a 3 inch boost in your shoes. Everyone will notice it when they look at your shoes.
sprite176cm said on 21/Jul/13
nice I would be 6ft range in them ! :)
whocares said on 16/Jul/13
@Robv why wear lifts at 6ft2?
RobV said on 29/Jun/13
Just to add to the point made by the moderator about the possibility of detection - if you put to much lift into shoes like trainers where the tops are exposed or where you are in situations where the trousers ride up and you bend your feet, you just have to take care not to overdo it in those circumstances and be aware. I use both elevator shoes and lifts (sometimes even together!) and really do think carefully about the effect and impact. But by and large people are not actually looking to see if you are wearing lifts - it is just that you yourself are aware of them if you use them. So as long as you can take care of some basics, you can wear them with confidence (and that is what you should do). I am 6'2" and wear lifts to get me to 6'5" - I'm with John Wayne on this - and when the right kind of shoes and pants are in fashion, I try to get even more height adding lifts to my elevators. No-one has ever noticed or commented. Don't forget that even normal shoes and trainers change your height - my brother is not as tall as me and he bought some new Nikes recently and they really lifted his height. No-one commented or said anything but I noticed.
truth177cm said on 22/Jun/13
@peterx interesting...
superman said on 11/Jun/13
Those shoes look goog, look like normal dress shoes makes you look almost 5'11 or actually 5'11,, you could claim 5,11 for sure nice pic.
Ice said on 8/Jun/13
John wayne was 6'4 and wore huge shoes with lifts to appear as a giant 6´9
Peterx said on 30/May/13
The gossipy Roman historian, Suetonius, records that the emperor Augustus wore extra thick heels to make himself look taller. Even though, according to Suetonius, he was 5'7"; at or above the average height of Roman males in that era...
Peterx said on 30/May/13
The gossipy Roman historian, Suetonius, records that the emperor Augustus wore extra thick heels to make himself look taller. Even though, according to Suetonius, he was 5'7"; at or above the average height of Roman males in that era...
SAK said on 24/May/13
Don elevator shoes give an option to add the amount you want. Do you think 2" will in fact give 2" of added height, or probably more 3-3.5cm. And maybe 2.5" probably give around 4-5cm. ??
[Editor Rob: I've not seen a don shoe lately, but offering 1.5, 2 inch, those should give close to the claim. 2.5-2.75 might not, but I've not seen them up close or measured the latest incarnation of them. The insole shape has changed a little bit since 4 years ago when launched.]
fairweather said on 10/May/13
--After reading some of the comments, I'd like to give another perspective to contemplate: My son is 6'7"---and he does NOT like it (he always feels like he "stands out", people always comment, "How tall ARE you?", and he basically feels very insecure)..He's very good looking, but even the girls he dates feel intimidated by his size....He always says he wishes he were average height....Just a thought.....
fairweather said on 10/May/13
--Wow. That IS a difference---Makes you look more than 2 1/2" taller (the shoes are good looking--they don't look like they're any different than regular dress shoes). Very nice!
Byron T. said on 25/Feb/13
Rob, you seem so gleeful in your elevator shoes... :)
Trent said on 26/Jan/13
I took a look at that article. I think it is possible she grew a bit. Apparently they actually put the patients on a rack. That could produce shearing forces on the bones. I guess connective tissue increase from the exercises and posture from the yoga could tack on a bit as well.

My suspicion is that this programme would make one grow a bit, but not 2 inches. Most likely she added a fraction of inch in reality but they just had her stand on a rigged stadiometer and maybe measured her at a different time of the day.

I say this because it seems absurd to me that the amount of bone mass required to grow 2 inches could be added in only six weeks. The people who grow through limb lengthening take months or a year to get that much, and they are actually having their leg bones physically cut apart to get bone to fill in, not just subjected to strain.

And I'll tell you what: if people truly are gaining two inches from it, sooner or later someone is going to sue the pants off the bloke running it--because they sure as hell can't be gaining two inches in a healthy manner. The people who get traditional limb lengthening don't get that much growth 3 times as quickly, yet they still are confined to a wheelchair. Surely it must be really risky for an adult to add on that much bone mass without giving the tendons and muscle time to grow proportionately.
[Editor Rob: from what I've seen they had the person stand against a board and 'judge' their height from eye...you need to properly measure them]
John said on 20/Jan/13
Hi Rob.
About a month or so ago I read an article in the Daily mail online about a height increasing excercise called A-Grow-Bix.
A 5ft 2in female Journalist did gym excercises for 6 weeks at a cost of £200. She reported that she grew to 5ft 4in from these stretching techniques.
What do you think? The gym is in London.
[Editor Rob: I read that aswell, I don't buy it....unless she just stood poorlyfor the first 'measurement' and after various techniques, corrected/maximised her stance.]
Trent said on 20/Jan/13
It's funny, in that article you have a quote from a screenwriter: " . . . noone has figured out a way to put lifts in their feet (yet)".

But look at this: Click Here

Sly will surely arrange this procedure for himself soon.
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 17/Jan/13
Rob, how much do 4 inch heels actually give you?
[Editor Rob: the ones called 4-inch in shops might give anywhere from 2.7-3.2 range, although there are rare cases where the shoemaker calls the heel height very close to what it actually gives. The ones called 6-inch might give 4-4.3 inches.]
SolidSnake said on 16/Jan/13
If you put a sport insole into Nike Shox you get about 1.6'' on barefoot height, there actually sort of elevator shoes lol
JohnC said on 15/Jan/13
Hi Rob! Are shoe lifts and elevator shoes the same thing? And is there any way to see if someone uses it? Do they walk strange or can you see it on the shoes or legs for example?

Do you notice if a celebrity you meet wears it?
[Editor Rob: shoe lifts can be put in different shoes and can come in various sizes like 1,2,3,4cm. Elevators are designed with the 'lift' part built into them, so the shape of the shoe feels more natural to wear.

you can usually spot elevators if someone sits down, if they have long trousers that cover a lot of the shoe it's harder to spot - in any case, the back of the boot/shoe usually is curved a bit more than normal shoes/boots, and the front part usually looks thicker because your foot is sitting at a higher angle within the elevator.]
Reality said on 12/Jan/12
If some star wears exactly 3 inch elevators he's actually 2 inches taller next to other people because everyone else already have shoes which are about 1 inch.
Zyzz said on 10/Jan/12
Cons of shoe inserts: - It stuffs up your walking pattern and pace - You may get blisters depending on the quality of the inserts (mine were from ebay) - You will feel anxious in public, people would get suspicious when you take your shoes off - If you're that insecure, you will sacrifice time to go to the beach, swimming pool, and any other place where you don't wear your shoes - If you have short limbs, your body would look out of proportion - Styles of shoes are limited, especially the low cut shoes.
nice guy said on 5/Jan/12
if people are insecure about their height then I guess lifts are ok ...but one should not overdo it...wearing more than 4cm shoes will make you suspicous and may expose you espically if you take em off^^
Dmeyer said on 28/Dec/11
Anything over 1 in is elevator to me , wearing a 1.3 in boots or thick sneakers Will make you look near 1cm taller than With normal 0.9-1inchers wearing a 1.5-1.6 in cowboy give you 1.5cm
JTC said on 11/Dec/11
Here's a secret for all those cheapskates out there who want lifts but don't want to pay a high price. If your good shoes have an insole all you need is 1 or 2 small rectangular kitchen sponges. Either fold one in half or place two sponges on top of each other (depending on the desired lift) under the insole (so they can be hidden). When I have done this, I have been able to gain approx. 5cm on top of my normal 173-174cm height. Now I feel like an average guy for once!
Alex nj said on 7/Dec/11
Rob, can wearing shoelifts over an extended period of time actually make you shorter? Ive been wearing lifts that combined with my shoes gives me exactly 2 inches over my barefoot height and I rarely take them off during the day. Recently I have felt alot shorter and when I take them off, I have measured myself one inch shorter than my original barefoot height. I know the calf muscle can shrink but I have never heard of the bone shrinking. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing your answer

[Editor Rob: I've never heard of this before, maybe you measured earlier and then later and there was some difference, but shrinking after a few years use, it sounds extreme.]
SomeGuySomewhere11 said on 26/Nov/11
Can you play basketball with these insoles ?
Mick said on 10/Nov/11
I'm 5'5 exactly. All you 5'6 and up guys need to stop complaining. lol
somedude123 said on 4/Nov/11
does having lifts mean that not only are the lifts giving you increase but also the shoe itself, e.g. having a 2.4 inch lift with a shoe that is already around 1 inch is going to make you a lot taller. i wouldn't recommend them though because when you do have to take your shoes off it will raise lots of questions
PatB said on 27/Oct/11
I pulled my achilles tendon and it hasn't healed after several months. My doctor said to get "heel lifts". I went on Amazon and ordered some that are made for people with different length legs. They were only about a quarter inch. They didn't do much. So I ordered a pair of true elevator inserts. These are about 1.5" with an add on that raises you another half inch or more. I couldn't get the add on piece into my hiking boots. Or rather I could get them in the boot but then I couldn't get my foot in. You would need a very high shoe back to wear these things. Maybe a cowboy boot. But with the regular lifts my foot felt better than it had in some time. When I stood up I damn near fell on my face, but I regained my balance. I gained some appreciation for Al Pacino or Robert Downey. I't not all that easy to look natural when walking in these things. After I walked the dog I had to take a Vicodin. My back was ruined. And I don't have a bad back. Or I didn't before. I think you should probably work your way up to full boost in gradual steps. By the way I've always been 6'4" so everybody thinks it's funny that I'm wearing lifts. But I would guess that most lifts are for posture and uneven leg legnths judging from how they are sold on Amazon. John Wayne was about my size and he wore lifts. I think Jack O'Halloran, the Superman villian, did too.
chris175 said on 21/Oct/11
i have always wondered what do lift wearers do when they want to wear shorts or go to the beach with friends. even play sports or things like that? it must be noticeable, im 5-9 and sometimes a feel id like to try lifts because i think everyone seems 6-0 these days, for the mean time im happy with my converse, but sometimes if im seeing a girl i put on my caterpillar boots just to feel a bit taller. it could have been a lot worse with having a 5-4.5 dad and 5-3.5 mum so im grateful dont get me wrong
PatB said on 4/Oct/11
I'm thinking about getting some comboy boots and some of those 2 inch lifts I see advertised on this site. That would boost me nearaly five inches I imagine. I've never had a pair of cowboy boots. I wear a size 15 shoe and I will probably have to get them special ordered. I've never seen any at the Big and Tall store. It's not that I'm too small. I was reading the bio here on Tiny Lister and it said he was 6'5" and 275 lbs. I would love to get down to 275. I was 318 this morning. With my new shoes I sould be about 6'9" or 6'10". I have foot problems - arthritis, gout, neuromas etc. Basetball injuries. Baseball injuries. I've had two operations on my left foot, and that's the one I call my good foot. But my biggest problem has been my achilles tendon. It hurts my ears (from all my screaming). My doctor says I need a heel block to raise me up. Those lifts look perfect and a cowboy boot should help even more. The fact that I'm going to be real tall is just a nice side effect.
jtm said on 7/Sep/11
i am surprise shaun thinks steve mcqueen was 5'7 since he usually upgrade most celebs in this site like matt damon or jennifer lopez for example.
Bryan said on 6/Sep/11
Just because you are taller does not mean you will automatically get girls more. If you are in the average range for men, there are plenty of women out there and you can do just as well or even better than a guy over 6 ft. On a side note, instead of looking for elevator shoes or lifts, look for regular shoes that can give you a little boost. I like to wear cowboy boots and some models have large heels which will give you a little bump. I personally like the boots with the smallest heel.
Dmeyer said on 5/Sep/11
Once you get 1cm over wath thé shoe looks like it is a lift
Dmeyer said on 5/Sep/11
I havé 0.6 in lifts if i wear thém in slim front shoe they give just 0.3 when in thiker fronted shoes they give 0.4 in 1cm
adriana said on 4/Sep/11
Wow that's awesome my husband needs some of those. We are both the same height and when I wear high hills I am taller than him. And we both don't like that.
Kane said on 3/Sep/11
My dad is 6'2 and towers over everyone of his friends apart from his friend Andrew whos about 6'4 other than that they are all 6'1-5'2 his friends are.
Parodox said on 23/Aug/11
hey, im 16 yrs old. im currently only 5'3 and want to gain some height. Dr says i'll b 5'6 AT BEST which means i'll prob be 5'4. i wana go out with this girl who is 5'5. would it be worth it to get these shoe lifts?
dmeyer said on 22/Aug/11
i agree a 5 ft 8 to 5 ft 9 guy who wears elevators at a party will be 5 ft 10.5 to 5 ft 11.5 with shoes on , will get laid more than if he was wearing 1 inchers , same for 5 ft 10-11 who will look 6 ft 6 ft 1 instead
dmeyer said on 22/Aug/11
put a 1 to 1.1 in lifts inside a high cut 1 to 1.1 inch shoe or 1 to 1.2 in sneakers and you get about 2 in anywere 1.8-2.1 near enaugh 5cm and its very comfies you will get 2 to 3 cm over normal 0.75-1.2 in footwear , wearing 2 in shoes i am 6 ft 1.6 6 f 1.7 , standing as tall as possible i will look similar to a 6 ft 1 men who has normal 1 inchers , a guy 5 ft 9 or 9.25 wearing 2 in shoes will be 5 ft 11.25 and can fool people for near 5 ft 10.5 ,
Hansen said on 22/Aug/11
i wonder a few famous actors like johnny depp,leonardo di caprio & tom cruise may have wore those from don's elevator. lol..
Chris said on 16/Aug/11
Shoe lifts are an awsome solution to be honest. A lot of my buddies are wearing them for partys etc. Can't beat having those extra 2 or 3 inches. The best range I have seen is at TallerHeels - Click Here to check out the range they have.
bill said on 12/Aug/11
can you upload a picture of the one u r wearing. they look quite nice.. heh
Kaneda said on 11/Aug/11
Iggy, Because most places you go attracts a young crowd. Young people are taller than the average because newer generations tend to be taller than the older ones and the average is taken from all generations being measured. I'm 6'1 and I'm from Holland. This is practically the same thing. Average height in Holland is around 6'0, even a little more I believe. In some places I can feel as if I'm below average. People your own height appear taller because you can see the top of their heads while you can't see yours. If you see someone your own height next to someone who is two to three inches taller it's not really THAT noticeable. If you're face to face with someone who is 2 to 3 inches taller you clearly feel shorter.
The greatest person alive in the world today said on 9/Aug/11
I gain and inch and a half with work boots on, and hit almost 5'11". with lifts i would go from 5'9.25" to almost six feet?? seems almost ridiculous. wouldnt people who have known you for awhile notice you are much taller! and lying about your height, what is the point?
AndreaItalia said on 7/Aug/11
ahahaa....you guys are crazy.6ft guys who wants to be taller because they always see someone taller, and fell tiny.If the average height is 5ft 9 or 10,then you are tall! you are insecure about your height: who is insecure about height see only people who are taller, and not shorter. Try to see EVERYONE you meet and you'll realise that 80% of all men are shorter than you! PS:sorry for my english, i'm italian
Mike Rally said on 7/Aug/11
Hi everyone. Has anyone checked out Click Here ??? I'm thinking about buying a pair from here. Not sure what the quality is like though. Thanks!
Maximus Meridius said on 4/Aug/11
@Chris20 your the same height as me are you still growing.
Phoenix said on 3/Aug/11
Hey, what's the best place to get shoe lifts? I don't want to shell out 200+ for elevator shoes.

[Editor Rob: Dons sell lifts, but just type in shoe lifts into google and the top 3 are worth checking out and cheap option compared to expensive shoes!]
Dude said on 20/Jul/11
I don't get it. I'm 5'8, and I'm just a bit smaller than the average, and i'm generally taller than the people i hang around with. It's kinda weird though, I feel like i'm way too short. Why would a 6' footer, whom i think are pretty tall would want to wear lift. damn, im just so jealous..
Phil said on 17/Jul/11
Rob, what do you think of height increasing insoles? Do height increasing insoles
work? Can you play sports with insoles?

[Editor Rob: they'll add a bit of height, but you don't want too much height with sports, you could cause ligament damage.]
Dmeyer said on 6/Jul/11
Rob you sais in a boot you CAN get 3.5 -4 in how is that possible cOwboy heels with lifts i steel get nô more than 2.5 CAN you show me a modèl that Will give 3 or over

[Editor Rob: extreme lift is needed, it's about the limit with a custom made boot, but even then walking will be very hard.]
JHY said on 3/Jul/11
You know what? I'll fully admit I'm insecure about my height, which is between 5'8 and 5'9. Not wildly insecure, but enough to wear some standard lifts. And I'm not ashamed to admit that. Our society values tallness and we see this in a hundred small ways. I'm not saying heightism is a huge source of prejudice, but it definitely exists, and it's not insignificant.
PsychedeliC... said on 1/Jul/11
I think many people that comment on this site are actually quite ridiculous about celebrity heights. Absurd claims that you’ve met them in person, a few metres away from them, seen clear pictures or any other proof you can come up with. So what? Firstly most of the heights I see are so varied (if someone admits he’s 5’ 5’’, there is still ‘controversy’) because we want to make someone taller or shorter according to our own tastes and preferences for that celebrity. And what is height anyway? And is there anything as a celebrity? Quite frankly, there is no celebrity to me because at the end of all the paparazzi, glamour and fame, these are just gifted, NORMAL people, just like anybody else. We paint them as if they are ‘gods’ and ‘goddesses’ from an esoteric planet, expecting them to mould the image of perfection. No one is perfect. I consider myself ‘imperfect perfection’ since I’ve accepted my flaws (one being my height) and embraced my strengths. I’m a South African and 19 years of age, have an appearance of Jimi Hendrix (lol joking) I weigh 69kg and stand at a height of 5ft. 5in. (166cm) (my half-brother is a very near-6ft.) , which is pretty short for a male although many of my friends (including girls) plus people who I meet are around this height. Yes, being shorter is a disadvantage physically, but the way in which many people on this site exemplify height, it’s as if taller people are somehow better than shorter people. Its as if now just because you’re short, there is something wrong with you and that you can’t achieve much compared to an over 6ft. person – not everyone was born that way. Great actors, musicians, writers, dancers and anyone else in the entertainment and arts industry are my height or shorter but still are amazing at what they do, why can’t we just embrace that instead? Personally, I am insecure about my height and would consider wearing some form of secret lifts/thicker-soled shoes to add a few little inches only if I were to go to public events, though that doesn’t make me any less as a person. We are all insecure, and frankly, not being insecure as a human being is not being honest lol. Why do girls wear make-up, why do most people wear sunglasses etc. In my opinion, it becomes a shame when you over-do it, and you act a little different than you normally would. P.S I think anyone at least 5ft. 10 and over that wants to be taller is just mad lol.
PsychedeliC... said on 1/Jul/11
I think many people that comment on this site are actually quite ridiculous about celebrity heights. Absurd claims that you’ve met them in person, a few metres away from them, seen clear pictures or any other proof you can come up with. So what? Firstly most of the heights I see are so varied (if someone admits he’s 5’ 5’’, there is still ‘controversy’) because we want to make someone taller or shorter according to our own tastes and preferences for that celebrity. And what is height anyway? And is there anything as a celebrity? Quite frankly, there is no celebrity to me because at the end of all the paparazzi, glamour and fame, these are just gifted, NORMAL people, just like anybody else. We paint them as if they are ‘gods’ and ‘goddesses’ from an esoteric planet, expecting them to mould the image of perfection. No one is perfect. I consider myself ‘imperfect perfection’ since I’ve accepted my flaws (one being my height) and embraced my strengths. I’m a South African and 19 years of age, have an appearance of Jimi Hendrix (lol joking) I weigh 69kg and stand at a height of 5ft. 5in. (166cm) (my half-brother is a very near-6ft.) , which is pretty short for a male although many of my friends (including girls) plus people who I meet are around this height. Yes, being shorter is a disadvantage physically, but the way in which many people on this site exemplify height, it’s as if taller people are somehow better than shorter people. Its as if now just because you’re short, there is something wrong with you and that you can’t achieve much compared to an over 6ft. person – not everyone was born that way. Great actors, musicians, writers, dancers and anyone else in the entertainment and arts industry are my height or shorter but still are amazing at what they do, why can’t we just embrace that instead? Personally, I am insecure about my height and would consider wearing some form of secret lifts/thicker-soled shoes to add a few little inches only if I were to go to public events, though that doesn’t make me any less as a person. We are all insecure, and frankly, not being insecure as a human being is not being honest lol. Why do girls wear make-up, why do most people wear sunglasses etc. In my opinion, it becomes a shame when you over-do it, and you act a little different than you normally would. P.S I think anyone at least 5ft. 10 and over that wants to be taller is just mad lol.
Maximus Meridius said on 29/Jun/11
@Jeff would youlike to be taller like 6ft 2in i'm nearly the same as you by a inch i would love to be 6ft 1in taller the better i'm from the uk i hope supergrowth comes to the uk soon by the way where are you from.
Maximus Meridius said on 26/Jun/11
Hey Rob do people did credit cards to order don elevators shoes.

[Editor Rob: I'm sure they can use cc through paypal.]
Iggy said on 25/Jun/11
I'm 5'11.05...and with shoes which add an inch I'm 6'05. I hear the average is 5'9-5'10 but when I go out to places (clubs, stadium, bars, sight seeing, etc etc) I feel almost every guy is my height or a bit taller.. Why
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) said on 24/Jun/11
I thought basketball shoes were supposed to have a rather flat sole? Anyway, any particular lifts you guys would recommend? I'm eyeing some .5-inch rubber cheapies on Amazon. I'm tired of just stuffing socks in my shoes. I like to look at least over 6'5" when I go walking about.
mitch said on 20/Jun/11
i'm 6"3" and among my friends i'm in the middle, I have a friend that's 6"4" and two friends that are 6"6", I feel tiny when I hang out with them
Matt said on 20/Jun/11
@menace, 195cm isn't average and you know it. Almost 6'5 is well above average, everywhere. As for your uncle, he's basically LeBron's height
Fer said on 16/Jun/11
Rob, whats the maximum gain one could get by wearing lifts?I tried a pair once who were advertised to give you 2 extra inches and it gave nothing but 2.5 cms(over height with shoes on).I'd consider anything over that extremely impossible to fit in a regular shoe or even in boots.

[Editor Rob: in a boot you could potentially make it near 3.5-4 but it will be massive and like walking on big women heels. Realistically 2.5-3 is the top end of total height range.

see the 2.3ish shoes, those are big enough to look about 1.5 inches taller than normal to people.]
Andrew1995 said on 6/Jun/11
Well, I'm 6'6'' and still would like to wear elevator shoes. I live in northern Germany near Bremen and at 6'6'' there are still 2 guys in my year who are as tall as me. 1 is maybe even taller... that's crazy when I watch how many short people are online on celebheights
Jim said on 5/Jun/11
@solidsnake damn man i'm 5'11 1/4, IQ 125, 20 (so no money), no girl, pretty nice looking (85% of the time when I haven't just gotten a haircut). I feel very inadequate now lol
Maximus Meridius said on 28/May/11
Rob is about 5ft 8in 5ft 8 1/2in during the day nearly 5ft 9in 5ft 9in out of bed height he 5ft 10 1/2in nearly 5ft 11in in shoe lifts.
toby said on 28/May/11
that russell crowe story is odd, crowe is above average height at 5'10 and a half. why would he even need to wear lifts, unless he was standing next to elle macpherson or something
Maximus Meridius said on 25/May/11
@Menace195cm at 195cm your hardly average your well above average your extremely tall.
Maximus Meridius said on 17/May/11
Everyones say that men like short women 6ft 4in men are taller then all the women 5ft 7in men 5ft 8in men 5ft 9in men 5ft 10in men and 5ft 11in men are taller then some men but not all.
Maximus Meridius said on 12/May/11
@Brandon at 175cm you don't need to worry about your height you neither short nor tall your average you may feel short next to 191cm men but you won't feel short next to 185cm at least your not 165cm i'm nearly as tall as you by 4cms so i'm close to average but i'm just below average your taller than most women it's very rare to see women taller than you i'm taller than most woman i rarely see women taller then me.
Richard said on 7/May/11
Guys guys, it's just fine to be under average, for example the king Michael Jackson is only 5,7 did you see him nag about it? Sure he used custom made loafers with 2 inches at heel and 1 inch insole in his loafers. So important for you shorter fellas is be lean, dont be bulky dont be big on muscles just lean and the right pants thats it! you dont look short you just look petite. Try this and you will forget about your problem, if you DONT then there is self esteem problems.
SolidSnake said on 27/Apr/11
Y'all should get some B-Ball shoes, they look ace and add 1.5 inch
michael said on 10/Apr/11
The only reason to wear lifts is so you are taller than your woman when she has on 5 inch heels. That why I do I'm 5'10 she is 5'7 ....
SAK said on 1/Apr/11
Better nutrition and more food available means many western countries are getting marginally taller generation by generation, but it will take many generations for the actual average of a country to change.

[Editor Rob: better prenatal care helps a little aswell. If the child is given a good start in life...]
Menace 195cm said on 29/Mar/11
My friends wear lifts. Shockingly, all of my Korean friends do wear lifts. They are around 172cm barefoot and get boosted to 180cm. Lifters are crazy i gotta say. I don't wear lifts myself although I am just average height at 195cm. My Uncle John has a huge body frame, He is 205cm but looks almost 210cm at a distance.
Toby said on 26/Mar/11
No one 5'9 or over should wear lifts. Thats just ridiculous....
SolidSnake said on 21/Mar/11
If you are 5'9 or taller and wear lifts that seems insecure in my view
Big boned said on 15/Mar/11
There some people saying that the new generation is getting taller, not really. That's because lots of them wear heels, lifts, and have hair advantage, including body shapes as well. And also because so many people exaggerate their heights it distorts perception.
the_real_world said on 11/Mar/11
Okay, I am a male 5'6" and I can't stand it when people comment how a man who wears elevator shoes is insecure. If you believe this then you must also believe that ALL women are insecure. Personally I wear lifts because I am a realist...and know that beyond what anyone (men/women) say height does matter. I use the shoes on the job as I continually am meeting new clients and first impressions are everything. PS: It's not insecurity, it makes me feel better about myself...like dressing nice when you go out to dinner or bathing and shaving on a regular basis.
Anonymous1 said on 5/Mar/11
When we walk along together I'm often mistaken for a man and him a woman at first glance due to the height difference so it's a bit embarassing for us and the people who mistake our sexes. We may as well dress in drag and pretend! So, to all of you short guys and tall ladies: there's someone out ther for you who will love you no matter what your size is. I found my guy on craigslist! Happy hunting! Bekah, maybe you and your husband should trade heights.
Editor Rob said on 27/Feb/11
Snake, here is a photo I just took of the sole of those Brown Dons (which were sent to me by Dons in 2009) beside the sole of a clarks boot that I've worn for about 7 days in total... Click Here So no, apart from taking some photos in the house and showing people the difference an elevator shoe makes, I don't wear them out and about. I recommend them though to people who are interested in looking taller with lifts, because they are well made and if you're going to wear elevators, pay money for a decent pair and not cheap synthetic rubbish :)
SolidSnake said on 26/Feb/11
Contradictory to the statement you make on this page I think most celebrities (Male and Female) DON'T wear elevator shoes. Many when asked about their height say different things in different interviews or just say it in a guessing manner, giving the impression they don't really care about they're height. And to be honest I would rather be rich than tall. Also Rob I have seen comments saying you wear dons shoes (Arent they elevator shoes lol). Is it true?
SolidSnake said on 25/Feb/11
@ anonymous yeh I agree we cant have it all. Is there a single perosn in the world who is over 6 feet tall AND a US Billionaire and in the hot 100 guys list and with a wife who is in the hot 100 girls list and has an IQ over 130? lol I doubt it very much
Editor Rob said on 25/Feb/11
Snake, I don't wear elevators outwith review/experiments! If people choose to wear them, then I recommend the ones I mention on this page, as at least those are well made compared to some companies.
anonymous said on 25/Feb/11
Truth be told, everyone is insecure about something whether it be money, looks , height, weight, smarts, women, men, and on and on and on since the beginning of time.
SolidSnake said on 24/Feb/11
lol Rob do you wear elevator shoes? They are terrible for your feet
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/11
I know this girl who's about 5'9 and a half and gets listed as 6' in volleyball, it's not only in the WNBA. They probably pump people's heights up in sports to around 2 to 3 inches, possibly up to 4. Could it be that they were possibly wearing lifts?
Toby said on 15/Feb/11
I never realised how insecure celeb's were about their height. It's quite sad really.
Mulatto said on 7/Feb/11
Rodro says on 24/Dec/10 Greg, which part of germany did you visit? Northern germans are definitely a tall bunch of people.. average could easily be 6 feet plus. You can find individuals from 6 3' to 6 7' with a decent frequency.. much taller than white americans definitely. You have been probably too much in munich or some area in southern/eastern germany .. as north/west germans are much taller than rest of germans. Really? Or maybe you're exaggerating.
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/11
Bekah says on 12/Jan/11 I'm a woman who is 6' 1". Is that your height in barefeet or in shoes? Lots of people get measured in shoes and some women aren't very good at judging heights. Besides 5'11 and up is a male height. I think it's cause hormone medicines are being invented.
dmeyer said on 2/Feb/11
in france people will round up 1 to 2cm 04 to 0.75 in but in america people do as mush as 1 to 2 in when you are honest with height people think you are a liar , also i noticed people 6 ft and claim true height and in france people 180cm and up claim true heiht
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
Interestingly though it is a very short man who is dating Victoria Silvstedt.When you're that short its probably a self esteem booster have a tall blond perhaps and works the other way!
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
Some shorter women moan about having short legs and think that men dig 6 ft supermodel leggy blondes but the reality is a lot of blokes, especially short/average ones would feel intimidated by them and would turn to the shorter lady! Victoria Silvstedt for instance isn't far off '6 and I'm pretty sure most men would be scared of her....
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
Bekah, yes it is very common for even guys around your height or taller to dig short women. Men are often a lot more insecure than you may think. Some tallish men would dislike women being as tall as them or taller as it kind of steals their pride and they feel less authoritive. I've seen many men, even around 5'10" and not "short" per se say some very nasty things about tall women. Then there are a certain group of men who are short or average height who really love the taller woman, look at Bernie Eccleston, Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, Keith Urban and Rod Stewart for instance. Jagger wouldn't even consider dating a woman under 5'10" and shorter than him!!! I find Gabrielle Reece the volleyball player very attractive and she's 6'3"!!
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
Penny Lancaster is very attractive. She's 6'1".
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
I could understand you thinking 195cm too tall and feeling uncomfortable but feeling it short LOL.... Bekah I've met a few 6'-6'1" women and I actually fancied most of them. I'm a little taller than you myself and was unphased by their height. If you were 6'5" that'd be freaky but 6'1" is fine honestly. Of course it helps if you are slim and have a pretty face, the problem is that most men are under 6' and if you wear heels....
Shaun said on 1/Feb/11
Menace 195cm says on 19/Dec/10 I think 195cm is a minimum standard for a man to feel like a man. LOL... You do realise then that 99.8% of the world population of men who are shorter than 195cm don't feel like men then? Rubbish. Steve McQueen was 5'7". Frank Sinatra was 5'7", Jason Statham and Charlie Sheen 5'9" tops. They were as popular with women as anybody. LOL you speak of 195cm as it were just slightly above average. You do realise than a legit 195cm is huge compared to the virtually anybody in public?
anonymous said on 27/Jan/11
I just bought some casual shoes which give me around 2.5 inches added height. The thing I can't believe is how comfortable they are. I went from 5'8.25 to 5'10.75. Not only comfortable but impossible to notice they are anything but normal shoes. Now I'm getting spoiled and thinking about something in the 3-3.5 inch range. LOL
maximus meridius said on 26/Jan/11
Ciaran is right if you want to be taller buy Timberland boots Elijah Wood is 5ft 7in he wore Timberland boots in Greet Street which added 2 inches to his height making him look 5ft 9in the guy he is standing next to is 6ft 6ft 1in in normal trainers he is only 4 inches shorter then the guy is standing next to there is not much of a difference. Click Here
maximus meridius said on 25/Jan/11
Ciaran is right if you want to look taller buy timberland boots and also nike air max trainers Elijah Wood is 5ft 7in he wore Timberland boots in Greet Street which made him look 5ft 9in he is standing next to this who is 6ft 1in in normal trainers and he is only 4 inches shorter than him. Click Here
Bekah said on 12/Jan/11
I'm a woman who is 6' 1". I've been this height since I was 14 (I'm 29 now) and I felt that my height was a curse. You have no idea how many times people asked me if I am a basketball pro. I loathe sports, so the answer was always a polite 'no'. Anyway, to get to my main point, it was always difficult to find a guy who didn't feel like a dwarf standing next to me. I always tried to pal around with the tall guys who always had petite girlfriends, hoping to be a fall-back girl for them but either wehd become such good friends that it was just weird or they were only attracted to tiny girls. Now that I'm older and have been with tall guys, I've realized that size does not matter. I married a man who is 5' 8" and he adores me and isn't intimidated by my height and loves me for who I am. But, on the downside, when we walk along together I'm often mistaken for a man and him a woman at first glance due to the height difference so it's a bit embarassing for us and the people who mistake our sexes. We may as well dress in drag and pretend! So, to all of you short guys and tall ladies: there's someone out ther for you who will love you no matter what your size is. I found my guy on craigslist! Happy hunting!
Tommy lee said on 10/Jan/11
Ive noticed on the Drake and Josh show Josh at 6 feet towers over Drake, but Drake seems taller than his girl friends on the show most of them are listed 5'7, or 5'8. This lift shoe thing would certainly explain it. but then why would he only wear them with his female co stars? And is Drake Bell really the type of man who would care about his height?
Dan said on 8/Jan/11
There is no reason to be wearing lifts if you are 5'10 or over. That's just stupid, that's a solid height, you don't need lifts.
Rodro said on 24/Dec/10
Greg, which part of germany did you visit? Northern germans are definitely a tall bunch of people.. average could easily be 6 feet plus. You can find individuals from 6 3' to 6 7' with a decent frequency.. much taller than white americans definitely. You have been probably too much in munich or some area in southern/eastern germany .. as north/west germans are much taller than rest of germans.
Menace 195cm said on 19/Dec/10
In my country, I am a slightly tall guy but i still feel insecure sometimes ,so i always pack a 2.5inches lift in my 1.5inches leather shoes. So I would look around 205cm in shoes...Great! At around 195cm barefoot, u won't feel short in clubs or bars but u wouldn't feel tall neither, 195cm is just enough for a man. I think 195cm is a minimum standard for a man to feel like a man.
octopus paul said on 9/Nov/10
wearing lifts is not normal.. a person has to adjust something.. i think walking with these lifts doesn't feel normal.. some other scientific means should be found to look tall and increase height which doesn't gives pain and is normal..
Matt said on 9/Nov/10
Don's are comfortable, promote good posture and have the +2.5 inches so you will appear 1.5 inches more than you are in public or 6ft 1, taller than your wife by an inch unles she wears her heels she will still have a slight edge on you
Larc186-188cm said on 2/Nov/10
Thanks to these things many actors can easily lie about their real height. Some classic examples: Tom Cruise is 5'7.5 and claims 5'9 Matt Damon is 5'8.5 and claims 5'10 Johnny Deep is 5'8.75 and claims 5'11! George Clonney is 5'9.5 and claims 5'11 Brad Pitt is 5'10.25 and claims 5'11
anonymous said on 24/Oct/10
im 5'10 honestly its pretty funny how people on here who are like 5'11-6 are insecure about their height, how tall do u wanna be 8'10? and to all the people wearing shoe lifts that is so pathetic i hope u all get found out in the most humiliating way.
Karate kid said on 20/Oct/10
Hey Rob (or anyone else with knowledge on the subject), I'm around 5'11.5, but my wife is 6'0 and likes to wear heals. I love my wife very much and don't have any inferiority complexes about it, but sometimes it can look bad when go out and she is standing a couple of inches taller than me and when we are dancing etc. I have decided that I should wear lifts or bigger shoes when we go out, but I need advice on what to get. I had back pain in the past and i'm a little worried that lifts could worsen it somewhat, so I was wondering if you could suggests some lifts that are flat (like cuboid shape) rather than ones that are like heels (if these exist). Or any other reccomendations you have. Sorry for the long post and my poor English.
Larc186-188cm said on 12/Oct/10
Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr and even Johnny Deep (recently) are known for wearing this crap.
Timtam said on 11/Oct/10
One question, how come in the above photo your face looks elongated in the taller one...I compared them just looking at the head so it is not an optical illusion? I am ust curious as i have just ordered a pair then saw this and wondered if it was for real or just talk? thanks
JAK said on 9/Oct/10
My genes say I should be 6'1, but I'm 5'11.5 which is shorter than my 6'0 Dad, however only a couple of months ago I was 5'11 flat, and I just turned 20. So I'm still hoping I reach that height.
Wilbur said on 7/Oct/10
I have a buddy that I go to church with who always say that he is a little guy. Well, to me 5'8'' isn't that bad for a guy, he should try 5'4" and see how it feels to be the little guy. At least he has more variety of ladies to choose from as for me, ladies are always saying ah...who's your little friend.
jtt said on 5/Oct/10
anyone used the silicon gel ones? Thinking of buying some, would like to hear reviews
lolo said on 19/Sep/10
i'm 173-174 cm i cant stand girls 5'-5'2 saying im real short
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/10
I have a cousin who is 5'9". His dad is no taller than 5'7" and his mom (my biological aunt) is about 5'4". He just turned 14. Im 16 and a half years old, my mom is 5'7", my dad was 5'11" at his peak, and i'm the exact same height as my cousin. All 3 of his sisters are adults and below 5'4". Dont feel bad if ur shorter than ur supposed to be based on ur parents' heights. You obviously have a better chance of being tall if ur parents are tall, but its not set in stone. You always have a chance of catching the recessive genes of ur folks.
Greg said on 7/Sep/10
great you're ignorant. 6'4 is not a pretty normal height in Germany. I should know as I spend my Summers there. Average height is in the 5'10 to 5'11 range.
Ana said on 30/Aug/10
Good for u alex. Im just 5 1" but i never feel weird even in front of my 6 foot friends
007 said on 25/Aug/10
2.5'' elevator dress shoes actually only give an inch of extra height because regular dress shoes have 1.5'' soles. these companies measure the entire sole claiming that's how much extra height you get when in fact it's less.
RisingForce said on 5/Aug/10
I just have insole lifts, cheap and effective.
great said on 24/Jul/10
alex: are you from Germany? and the guy giant192: in germany pretty normal height. i guess women talking to you is not mainly due to your body length.
jack finn said on 18/Jul/10
im 15 and im exactly 179cms, i know it is slightly above average but i wear lifts that take me to 5ft11, for some reason i still feel small and cant tell if someones bigger than me or not, i also have bad sleep and not amazing exercise, yet i still seem to grow
Alex said on 11/Jul/10
Im a 5'11 1/2" guy, i used to have a bit of a height complex, wished i was taller, didnt help that i a girl i liked at that time was 5'10" and only seemed to be into guys 6'1" or above, it's funny how obsessed you can become over it, i used to always be comparing my height to everyone, in the end I just got over it, 5'11 1/2" is not short, its tall side of average i think. im satisfied with that now.
Editor Rob said on 20/Jun/10
Yes, I am wearing socks and then the shoes, while Jenny wears the same sneakers. The shoes give 2.5 inches in height...
Mark said on 17/Jun/10
Am I the only one that noticed that it looks like the guy is only wearing socks in the picture on the left, and obviously all shoes in the picture on the right?
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/10
The reason the second picture looks off a little is because the pants at the bottom are bunched up around the shoe. A wider cut, perhaps boot cut would work so the pant leg hangs free with a slight break. Also, if you make yourself taller you must also wear a sportcoat or suit jacket that has a longer length to compensate for the height increase. Then everything will look proportionate.
Matt said on 11/Jun/10
Im 5.10"25 and i wear 1.35 inch lift inside a shoes that give 1.4 inch lift. People say i look 6.1 in shoes. It just make you day Better looking taller than most people,but i dont downgrade smaller people i just like being tall.
Giant192 said on 24/May/10
I am from Germany and 193 cm (6`4) in the morning. The Height is pretty good, many women wants to talk with you, but on Partys, Clubs etc. I wear those Converse chucks, they give only 1.4 cm.. sorry for my bad school english :D
Burak said on 22/May/10
I am 190cm and I want to buy a shoelift, what should I do? Where can I find these equipments? My friend told me that they give extra 5cm to you... My shoe gives me 1.5cm and with these lifts i can be about 196cm! superb!
Perico said on 21/May/10
Kiram, get over it man, you are very tall and huge for Sri Lanka, why would you want to grow more? 6"3 is huge. Wearing lifts at that height? that's pathetic..............Im 5"11(around 180cm) and feel insecure sometimes but 6'3 is just "very tall". If you grow more, you won't get girls........
Anonymous said on 18/May/10
I'm 6'1 and in shoes 6'2. But still I feel a little bit too short :D Strange thing is: everyone about 5'11 or shorter thinks I'm 6'2 or even 6'3. That's crazy ;D But I think 6'1 is maybe very close to the perfect height (6'1.5 or 6'2 in my eyes is best height). Women call you TALL but not like a giant and you're always over average in a group. Only 6'3 or 6'4 makes you feel "uncomfortable" but still for shorter people it gives the impression that you're taller beside a 6'3-6'4 giant (for them it's giantism) because I'm only 2-3 inches shorter which isn't a lot for shorter people about 5'10 or shorter.
Mike said on 5/May/10
I'm only about 5'9" in the morning. I might be taller if I go for a chiropractic adjustment. Anyway, I'm wondering what would be some good elevator shoes that look good in both long pants and shorts? I have a terrible fashion sense so I need recommendations.
Real said on 20/Apr/10
It's always funny how in Before & After pictures, people always dress nicer & stand up straighter in the after shot.... honestly, your proportions look better in the before picture. That's what many people fail to recognize, much of attraction is based on proportions.. the ol golden ratio of nature. Anyway, it is incomprehensible to me how a man over 5'10 could ever feel short.. well, aside from playing in the NBA. Most of those guys have other issues that they need to sort out... it's not your height that's holding ya back, buddy.
Meh said on 13/Apr/10
I'm around 5'9, the tallest I was ever measured was 5'9.5 barefoot. I havent grown since I was around 16 or 17 (I was 5'7 at 15). I've always wished I taller, I am the shortest man I know of in my family (My dad is about 6'0 and my brother is around 6'3). Though there are some relatives on my moms side of the family who are around 5'10 so I guess I take after her family in that sense. But yeah I mean I do wish I was taller but even at 5'9 I have never felt that short. I have friends who range from 5'4-6'8. In fact my friend at 5'4 is dating a hotter girl than me or any of my taller friends ever had. So in the end you end up living a much much better, much happier life when you obsess about the things you can change rather than the things you cant.
6 footer said on 4/Apr/10
Just curious what percentile would a 6' guy fall into, im thinking 80th maybe 90th but i'm not sure. I know technically i'm tall, but it seems 6' foot is becoming more of a common height among the younger generation.
John said on 25/Mar/10
Man, it would be great to see that list of celebrities who use shoe lifts.
Mike said on 18/Mar/10
Rob,where it says 2.5 inches taller,does it mean that on the right picture you are exactly 2.5 inches taller than you are on the left picture?
Tj Castro said on 26/Feb/10
I've searched for a while for good looking elevator shoes and only found cheesy looking ones till I found Don's elevator shoes. I mean the shoes are so dope they look better than all the regular shoes out there!
Isabel said on 26/Jan/10
I hate being short, I'm 5'2" and people constantly tell me that I'm short. They're always like "you're so short for your age" ughhhhhh it's awful :( HOW can I grow!?
Zack said on 21/Jan/10
2metres: Im 200.2cm at afternoon at 16 and a half. I really don't wanna grow any taller. I would give the world to get a height of 180cm. I guess i got the tall tall genetics. :( I Wish I Was An Average Man
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eric said on 15/Nov/09
hey rob you should get a picture of the elevator shoes with close ups of the ankle area. It would help us see how natural or unnatural they really look. Also how comfortable are those shoes???? They look decent from this angle.
Kris said on 14/Nov/09
@Chris, at 5'3.5" you have embrace being the "short guy" as someone a lot taller would have to embrace being the "tall guy". I know what you're thinking - well, being the tall guy is better than being the short guy. That's only because tall guys don't have to do anything to get attention. You have to make yourself known, be a big presence in the room. You can gain inches in peoples' minds with your personality alone. Also, don't be afraid to wear lifts! People much taller than you do it. If they help you get up to say 5'6", that's great. There is NO shame in wearing them. I'm sure you are a great guy; just please don't let height get in the way of that.
Kris said on 14/Nov/09
Kiran, it sounds like you might have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. In layman's terms it's where you don't have a true image of yourself, hence you feeling short at 6'3" and wearing lifts. Look into it, it might help to read some stuff about it.
2metres said on 7/Nov/09
Hello, I an a bit over 6´7 tall (202cm) and to all who would like to grow taller I want to say that being that tall for many people results in health problems when they get older. Up to some years ago I was absolutely content with my tall body but now at age 30 I already suffer increasing health problems. My spine has started to make troubles due to some deformations. Further, I have already signs of wear (arthritis) within my knees and hip-joints. I know that not every tall person has these problems beginning that early in life, but in general people who are tall like me get several joint- and spine-concerning problems at quite young age. So, considering the pros and cons of being small/tall one should not only look an the outward appearance which a tall body offers but one should take into account that being smaller in the long run offers better health conditions in later life.
The Dutchguy said on 3/Nov/09
Kiran, i am a 16 year old male from Holland, 6'4'', i am about 3.5 inches above the average height, and i dont feel small..rather on the tall side, for i tower about 60% of the people i encounter. i'd feel like a freaking giant if i'd walk among a group of 5'5 people...so, if i were you, i'd ditch the lifts(youre already almost a foot above average), and face the fact that you are considerd (very?) tall everywhere you go, what you are doing now is developing an insecurity complex
JJJ said on 1/Nov/09
Kiran// Be proud of your height but stop paying attention to it and comparing with your peers. You're tall enough to the point that you don't need to give a damn about people talking heights. I'm telling you, you'll be one of the miserable (tall) people HERE trying their hardest to downgrade others, soon developing insecurities about yourself and you'll use your height to make up for it. You'll be one miserable human being even at 6'3. Love yourself and stop obsessing over heights. You and everyone else will be happier this way.
Matt said on 29/Sep/09
Honestly, I think a lot of worry warts visiting this site (myself included) suffer from some sort of body dysmorphic disorder. Are there times when being short can make people bias against you? Sure. Being ugly or having a bad personality can do that too, but like height, those things are often beyond our control. It becomes unhealthy when people spend a lot of time worrying about it and feel as though every person somehow thinks bad of them because of their height. In a vacuum, being short causes almost zero problems aside from reaching things that are high up. The problems arise when we start over thinking our "problem" and feel that we know other people are thinking bad thoughts about us or that we aren't living up to societies standards. When our mind turns on us, a "problem" can become 10x worse than it actually is. This is why it's hard to convince people like me to "get over it" or "forget about it" - our minds wont let us.....thus the need for pro help. I imagine people with eating disorders are the same way. No matter how sickly skinny they become, they always see a problem with their weight.
Jason said on 16/Sep/09
Kiran, stop worying about your height, i was the same when i was your age. Now i'm 6'56'' and i'm doing great, trust me. Women love big men because it makes them feel safe, you'll get girls really easy mostly because you stand out from the croud and it'll be easiest for them to spot you. I recommend you start practicing your flirting skills and you'll have women at your feet, worked great for me, perhaps it will work for you also . I'm romanian btw .
Mariah said on 7/Sep/09
hey people im a 13 year old girl....i'm about 5"2 inches.... do u guys think its short,average,or tall according to my age. When i see my fellow classmates(of my age or elder)they are USUALLY shoter or equal to my height....BUT when i go abroad i see girls younger than me about 2-3 inches taller...at that point i feel inferior to others :( Some people even say that i wont grow any taller and that makes me feel even more depressed....is that really true?? I do know my parents arent that tall..my dad is 5"4 and my mom"5"0 but my elder brother is 5"8 which is quite tall in my family.... but my sleeping patterns are quite good...i sleep for abt 6-7 hrs a day and also drink a glass of milk daily guy please give me some response and guide me!!!(i need guidance and support :()
kiran-6\'3\" said on 19/Aug/09
i am a male of 17 years, i live in sri lanka, but im half english, my dad is 6 "1" but he was more when he was younger, and my mom is a big 5 "10". i stand 6 "3 1/2" inches in the morning, and decompress to around 6 "3" in the night. In sri lanka generally the average height for a man, believe it or not is 5"5" or less.I literally tower over 98% of the population, its even made it hard for me to get girls at a lot of points cos they feel that i make them feel small..but still for some reason i wear lifts, and they take me to close to 6"6", dont ask me why but i always feel that im short, no matter what, its a huge problem with me and i dont know how to get over it...i realise im being stupid, but i feel so insecure otherwise, any advice on a)getting taller over the next 3 years of possible growth, b)getting over my height obsession
JJ said on 31/Jul/09
Seriously, Short Stack stop complaining yes your 5'5 and not gonna grow be happy. Are you going to waste the one life you get worrying abou your height dear lord! To be honest with all you crazy people out there I am 5'7 and earn far higer then average income and have a beautiful wife who I love for more then her looks. She is only 2 inches shorter then me but neither of us care. Yes in some cases your height may be a disadvantage but to be honest so is being black, hispanic, or a women at many times and they all continue to live their lives so you should do. God go out get some fresh air and think about someone besides yourslef and something besides your height. I mean the majority of your problems don't steam from your lack of height(that you think is their) but your self-loath and low self-esteem. Unbelievable all of this nonsense no one out there cares about your height most people even if they judge you at first will not after they get to know your personality if it's a good one. The small number of people in the world who always do and will judge is very small and superficial and can find something wrong with anyone be it too tall, short, fat, ugly, stupid, smart or what else. Oh and by the way just so you all know what it is like saying this I feel like I am talking to over-emotional todddlers to be honest.
britt said on 14/Jul/09
laurie, i think you are done growing, so my prediction for you is your height now. its very rare for a girl to grow taller after the age of 13; at 15, its even more rare. i was at my current height (5'11.3/4")by the time i was 13.
britt said on 14/Jul/09
maribel, 5'8 isnt that tall for 14. i was already 5'11 by the age of 12 and am now 6". at 14, it is unlikely you will grow taller than your height now, so you arent even going to get up to the height of the average model. its really weird noone in your school is taller than 5'8...ive never seen a group of high schoolers that short!
Brandon said on 29/May/09
Im 5'9" tall and 27 years old and while i dont consider myself overly worried about my height i have tried different methods over the years to increase my height. HGH is unrealistic and expensive. Stretching definitely loosens you up and help0s you to stand up straight. Height Pills are just BS. The quickest and easiest route for instant growth are insole lifts. There are also built in heels but then you have to buy some lame pair of shoes. With insoles the only thing you have to worry about is that there might be too much pressure on the top of your foot but if you experiment with a number of shoes you will find the right ones. It sometimes helps to buy a half size shoe bigger and wear higher ankle supported shoes.
I used to live in the UK and you can find the insoles on Click Here or in the US at Click Here They are pretty cheap just to try out.
I also noticed that when i started wearing them i would just wear in a pair of my Vans and leave them in there. Most days I did not wear my Vans and it became apparent to me and the people i worked with that when i wore my Vans i was much taller, Now I wear my lift almost everyday if I can. It just makes me feel different, not sure if its better but I like to be able to look down on people vs. straight in their eyes or up atthem. I know it sounds strange but it makes me feel different.
Ali said on 28/May/09
Clay, you might be a medical student, but you are wrong.

Do you really think there is a gene that determines exactly
how tall you are going to be(in optimal conditions)?

there are lots of factors:

-stress
-diet
-exercise
-quality of sleep

Now if all of these factors can give you or take some
height, you do the math.

If your genes are of somebody who is going to
be average height, it will be impossible to become
a very tall guy. But your genes don't determine
whether you will be 5'8 or 5'9 or even 5'11.
Ali said on 28/May/09
He guys, I am 179.25 cm in the morning and
177cm when I go to bed. What am I 5'9.75 or
5'10 or 5'10.25?
Bradley said on 8/May/09
I need to get me some of these. I've always wanted to be 3" taller. Doctors were correct when they predicted I would be 6'3", but today 6'3" isn't tall at all.
Maribel said on 19/Apr/09
cindy says on 2/Dec/07
I am a female of 14 years of age and i am already 6'8" tall.I have never seen a girl or boy taller than me in my school. I find it very funny when all girls and boys stand next to me, they just look so tiny.And there is this girl in my school who is 4'7" tall and she is one of my best friends.But she never likes to stand with me as if she does she just about manages to reach my waist height,even though she is 3 months older than me.Also i am never allowed to wear any heels when in any social events with her,as she insists it.I am even taller than her when sitting on knees.i even many times lift her and carry in my arms like a baby, but she really feels when embarassed that moment.Her hands even if full streched can barely touch my lips.So when i want to kiss her i simply lift her and kiss and then keep her down, I really feel that she is like little child with me,But i really like her inspite of her short height, and we are the best friends.
Cindy, you're too tall for your age. I'm afraid you could be sufferin from gigantism, which can be deadly if not treated. You should go see a doctor.
Midget said on 15/Apr/09
Great comment Ben.
Claire said on 15/Apr/09
I just discovered this webpage. After reading some of the postings here, I felt compelled to comment. I was always the shortest in my class and in my family. I never had a problem with my height. My mother took me to the doctor when I was young to find out why I was so petite. The doctor told us that he would like to try growth hormone therapy because he tried it on a boy patient who was extremely small for his age. He managed to induce 6 inches of growth over a few months. We decided to try it. The only thing this therapy managed to do was make me overdevelop in other areas, so we stopped therapy. Later on, I was examined by an endicrinologist who informed me I would always be below average height. Nothing could be done. I am a female who is 4'11 3/4 inches tall. I have a younger brother who is nearly 6'2" tall. Everyone has always asked me "what happened to you?...why are you so small?" All I can say is people can be ignorant sometimes. I have dated men from 5'3" to 6'6" tall. My height semed to be a big concern of my Mom, who by the way, is of average height. If I lost a boyfriend or a job, it was because of my height. What that had to do with anything was never fully explained to me. I am now married to a wonderful man who is 5'5" tall. He too, is shortest of his brothers and sisters. So we have that in common. I fell in love with his personality not his height. It doesn't matter how short or tall you are. It what's inside that counts. I learned at a very early age that people can be mean because of their own insecurities. That is their personal problem, not yours. My brother's daughters are 5'7" (at 15 yrs of age) and 5'8" (at 12 yrs of age. The youngest has been teased for being so tall for her age. I told her stand tall. Be proud of who you are. You cannot control how tall or short you are so you might as well accept who you are. As I stated before, I never had a problem with my height until other people had a problem with it. All I can say to those people are grow up and get a life. Hope this has helped those of you who had concerns about you heights. Relax and be yourself. You are beautiful just the way you are.
sodapop said on 29/Mar/09
My uncle told me to drink 4 glasses of milk a day when I was 13 and I did that till I was 18 I also stretched and took some cod liver oil and vitamin A and D oil capsules. When I was 14 I was 5'1". at 18 I was around 5'10. I don't know if all that stuff helped, it might have a little but I think your height is 90% genetic.
short stack said on 29/Mar/09
You guy 5'9, 5'10, 5'11 guys complaing about their height makes me sick!!!! You don't realize how lucky you guys are!! switch places with me i'm 5'5!!!!!!!
sodapop said on 27/Mar/09
Rickie 5'10" is great, why would you wanna be 6'4" or 6'5? I would hate that, I think people that tall look freakish.
Clay said on 26/Mar/09
George you could not be more wrong. For a male anything above 5'11 is considered tall and anything above 6'3 is very tall. For a woman anything above 5'7 is considered tall and anything above 5'10 is considered very tall.
Clay said on 26/Mar/09
mr.big

You are incorrect. I am a medical student and can confirm to you that genetics only determines how tall you can be(your maximum height potential).. after that it's up you to see if you can reach your max potential. Playing sports during puberty is proven to cause an increase in HGH release which helps you reach your maximum potential which can be 5'6, 6'4, 4'11, etc.
Tommy said on 7/Mar/09
Hey guys, just a question for someone who knows? I feel that i shrink more every time that i go lifting weights and running. I measure my Height at night and those days that i lift weights and run i feel i shrink more than the other days that i don't go to the gym? anybody knows why? im past my growing years and im in my thirties.For example, im 1.8150cm out of bed and when i go running to the gym my height is 179.50cm at night, when i don't go to the gym my height is 1.80cm at night?it is like going to the gym makes me shrink those days more than my no gym days.
5 ft 3.5 said on 6/Mar/09
I agree DaveW. For a long time I killed myself over my 5'3" body. Then, years later, I grew a quarter of an inch. Then, 4 months later, I realized I grew another quarter of an inch so I was 5'3.5" I'm STILL growing. I'm actually now 5'3.7" but I'll just wait until I am 5'4" before I change my username.
QWERT said on 4/Mar/09
I know height is important, and me being only 5'7 has not being easy, but so far I have dated only girls that are taller than me and have said that they don't date short guys, lol. So at the end with all the other things I had to developed in my personality they forget I am short. Is only people like you talking about height that reminds me of this situation when I should be making more money right now instead of writing this. lol. I am joking, this is an interesting site.
Strauss said on 23/Feb/09
I grew up in the 1950's. When I was 10 year's old I started drinking Horlick's three times a day. I grew a foot in 18 months. I was the tallest kid in my class at six feet. I was very awkward too. They changed the formula in 1970 because the FDA said it was a drug. Too bad. It worked. My Dad and Mom were short so they made me drink the stuff. I've heard the original formula can be bought in India still but not the USA
DaveJ said on 16/Feb/09
Anybody that worries about height just isn't getting it. Don't be a douchebag! It's not your height but your mind that matters! I went to college with a dude that had no legs and one arm due to birth defects. He had a deformed jaw and many other problems. Today this guy make over 1 million a year in his own real estate biz and is married to a sexy perfect 10 wife and they life in a giant mansion too. I know this other dude who is 6'3" and has good looks and he is poor. He hands up on main most nights at the BND mailroom here in Belleville which sucks ass at minimum wage.
George said on 15/Feb/09
Hi everyone, I was just wondering if any of you have tried putting a 2'' height insole into 4'' or 5'' elevator shoes and if you have was it really noticable?
5.7 said on 12/Feb/09
Dave, dude wtf. I'm 5,7 living in sweden with people that are atleast 5.9. I do got a hotass girlfriend and everything, but man, u get a ****load of disadvantages of being "short".
First off, u get judged without having open your mouth. People will take u for the stereotypical irritating loud shortguy, and you will have to struggle with yourself juso you dont get the typical shortguy-complex.
I do understand your point, but it really does carve a big inpact on your life and also reflects on your behaviour. Atleast on people in my age. (17)

Sorry for my lack of grammar :)
Snooze said on 1/Feb/09
Chan Man - Very funny. Southeast Asians must be sleep deprived and the Dutch must not get out of bed.
5 ft 3.2 said on 31/Jan/09
I agree with you DaveW. About half a year ago I was suffering from a major height complex. I though that my 5'3" was midget sized. Okay, it wasn't that bad, but I thought I was completely tiny. Everytime someone looked at me, I'd think, "Omigod, they're thinking about how short I am!" Now I see that very few people actually give a damn about my height, and 5'3" is not that short. Yes, it's short, but not super short. Actually, I like my height now.
favoree said on 22/Jan/09
I am 180 cm woman and all my life i wished i could be like 3-4 cm shorter. I can't say my height gave me problems with dating guys, but let's face it: my choice was pretty limited. I only looked at guys taller than me.My husband is 185 cm. Much more important for a tall person not to be overweight.The clothes in the shops are made for average height people, who are smaller in bones too.
That is why I always wath my weight to pass into standard sizes. With this height of mine I wear american size 8 or 10. Which was 6 to 8 when I was younger. beleieve me, it's pretty thin for my height. You can see that for a 167 cm woman- which is average- it could be a fat size.
Jeff said on 20/Jan/09
I'm 5'9" exactly. Most of the time I feel like an inferior midget when I'm in public. One of the worst things for me is seeing another guy walking along the street and thinking to myself "look at that horrible looking little poor excuse for a man" and then measuring myself next to him in the refelection of a window only to find that he's the same height as me or even a touch taller in some cases. When I was younger I joined the police department (which back then had a height restriction of 5"8" - made in by half an inch) and I would make myself taller while on duty by putting a pair of rolled up socks inside my boots underneath my heal. This was very uncomfortable but I did it for years and I now have a very noticable lower back injury because of it. As the injury got worse I thought that It was time to loose the rolled up socks, anyway by that time I was about to leave the Department. In my next job I settled for built up heels on my shoes which looked ridiculous and didn't really give me any more height in comparision to just leaving the shoes as they were meant to be. However, it was while browsing a web site checking on the height of celebrities that I came across an advertisement for height increasing shoes. I certainly had the concept right with the rolled up socks, just not the technical skills. Anyway, needless to say I purchased a pair, and then another pair and so on. For work, which is in an office, I wear a specially designed pair of boots that look like they are normal. They have a regular size heal but house a properly crafted insert of about 3 inches. I have no problem wlaking in them, in fact, they are comfortable. My most recent experitment was to bring a tape measure in to work and mark 6' on a wall in the mens bathroom. With the aid of the mirror I am able to get a very accurate reording of my height in the boots. After a bit of jiggling about I can say that I stand at about half an inch over 6'. When I'm walking in the street I have done the height comparison with other men in windows on a number of occasions. I'm reasonably satisfied. Most recenly I stood next to a guy who was about 6'3" an we were waiting to cross the street about 10 metres from a shop window, so I had a really good comparision which I was able to measure as we both walked across the street. I can say that I did not look like an insignificant poor excuse for a man next to him as I would have had I had normal shoes on. Certainly, there was a height difference but it was an acceptable height difference. So there you go guys, that's my story. By the way, I am married and my wife is fully aware of my history even right back to the rolled up socks which is when we first started dating. She just shakes her head in mild amusement when the topic comes up. Finally, I should say that I am very fearful of ever being detected by anyone else. It's getting more of a problem too, particularly with all the new security measures that are in place now requiring you to take your shoes off. Fortunately, the inserts are removeable so, at airports I take them out and put them in my hand luggage and re-insert them after I have arrived at my destination - just in case.
Jeff said on 20/Jan/09
I'm 5'9" exactly. Most of the time I feel like an inferior midget when I'm in public. One of the worst things for me is seeing another guy walking along the street and thinking to myself "look at that horrible looking little poor excuse for a man" and then measuring myself next to him in the refelection of a window only to find that he's the same height as me or even a touch taller in some cases. When I was younger I joined the police department (which back then had a height restriction of 5"8" - made in by half an inch) and I would make myself taller while on duty by putting a pair of rolled up socks inside my boots underneath my heal. This was very uncomfortable but I did it for years and I now have a very noticable lower back injury because of it. As the injury got worse I thought that It was time to loose the rolled up socks, anyway by that time I was about to leave the Department. In my next job I settled for built up heels on my shoes which looked ridiculous and didn't really give me any more height in comparision to just leaving the shoes as they were meant to be. However, it was while browsing a web site checking on the height of celebrities that I came across an advertisement for height increasing shoes. I certainly had the concept right with the rolled up socks, just not the technical skills. Anyway, needless to say I purchased a pair, and then another pair and so on. For work, which is in an office, I wear a specially designed pair of boots that look like they are normal. They have a regular size heal but house a properly crafted insert of about 3 inches. I have no problem wlaking in them, in fact, they are comfortable. My most recent experitment was to bring a tape measure in to work and mark 6' on a wall in the mens bathroom. With the aid of the mirror I am able to get a very accurate reording of my height in the boots. After a bit of jiggling about I can say that I stand at about half an inch over 6'. When I'm walking in the street I have done the height comparison with other men in windows on a number of occasions. I'm reasonably satisfied. Most recenly I stood next to a guy who was about 6'3" an we were waiting to cross the street about 10 metres from a shop window, so I had a really good comparision which I was able to measure as we both walked across the street. I can say that I did not look like an insignificant poor excuse for a man next to him as I would have had I had normal shoes on. Certainly, there was a height difference but it was an acceptable height difference. So there you go guys, that's my story. By the way, I am married and my wife is fully aware of my history even right back to the rolled up socks which is when we first started dating. She just shakes her head in mild amusement when the topic comes up. Finally, I should say that I am very fearful of ever being detected by anyone else. It's getting more of a problem too, particularly with all the new security measures that are in place now requiring you to take your shoes off. Fortunately, the inserts are removeable so, at airports I take them out and put them in my hand luggage and re-insert them after I have arrived at my destination - just in case.
Scata said on 17/Jan/09
I'm really frustrated. I'm 18/male and haven't grown since I was about 16. I'm pretty sure the drug accutane stunted my growth along with really poor nutrition/eating habits. I'm 5'll.75 in the morning and 5'11.25 at night but I was always projected to be like 6'1 or 6'2.
Brent said on 1/Jan/09
there is obviously no exact "perfect height" but if your a male between 5'8-6'4 or a female between 5'2-5'10 you shouldn't have to worry about attracting the opposite sex because of your height.
DaveW said on 16/Dec/08
I just discovered this site. Absolutely fascinating!
What distresses me is the comments from people whose lives seem to be severely affected by their lack of height. Please don't shut yourself away from the world for something that nobody else cares about. What really matters is whether people like you for the person you are, and that is something you definitely can control!

Personally, I just received a surprise, I always put my height as 5'8",(I never measured myself, I just assumed I was about the same size as a friend who said that's what he was), only to discover when taking a medical that I'm actually 5'10". So what? My life is not going to change as a result. My best friend is 6'7", and another is a bona fide dwarf. The point is we don't care about height. We like each other because we add some thing to our lives by our friendship. That's what life is really about.
ant said on 28/Nov/08
yo guys i need your help...
im an asian male 18 and 5'8...do you think i will be 5'10 by the time i stop growing which i presume would be about 21/22.
and also, if you're male and older than 21- how much did you grow from 18 to 21?

thanks!
ada said on 28/Nov/08
Chan Man says on 10/Oct/08
Qaz,
Start to develop a healthy sleeping pattern in order to grow taller. Sleeping is the best method for height growth and gravity stunts one's growth potential. It worked great for me and I am at a respectable adult height at 5'10½. Good Luck!!!!
mr.big said on 17/Nov/08
Stop giving Qaz bad info. You're all full of crap. Sleeping patterns and swimming have NOTHING to do with how tall he will be. Please. Genetics will determine his height. Nothing more. Growth can be stunted by very heavy weight lifting at a young age, and steriods can close the growth plates. If he's not doing those things, he'll just have to wait and see.
Ben said on 16/Nov/08
Hi guys,

I'm precisely 5'8.62 and 26 years old. I take fish oil, have a great diet, and am well built. I'm a hair taller than my dad. I have worked as a personal trainer and then a success coach for the last several years and can say, unequivocally, that the best way to grow taller in adulthood is to improve your self image. All the benefits of being taller can be gained through personality, presentation and presence. I regularly date girls that "only date guys over 6 feet". People always guess me taller because of my forward, friendly demeanor (and because they're trying to conceal their flagrant lies about their own height when they're barely taller than me, :-)).

Practice self acceptance, focus on what's impressive and special about you rather than that 1/2 you never gained and present yourself in the best light possible and not only will people view you differently, but your life will become exponentially peaceful and more happy.

And sure, if you're young and still growing, eat well, sleep a lot and get exercise and grow as tall as you're capable of.

Best wishes,

B
Fern said on 9/Nov/08
Awesome, i'll sleep 12 hours and see how much i grow man.
theman said on 31/Oct/08
Jack and Chris below should really talk to somebody. Looks like a cry for help.

Being short is not the end of the world. Start hanging with dwarfs and you will feel tall. Or join a support group for short folks. The truth is being tall doesn't make you any better. Tall guys get rejected by women to. Just be confident. I am average height and had plenty of friends growing up much taller that wished they were me. I was confident and still am and was never rejected by a woman. Partly because I looked good and was confident, even taller women approached me. I married an average height hot woman and now have 2 beautiful little girls. One is above average and the other below average in height. Guess what that means nothing as long as they are happy and healthy...

P.S. Rob (Editor) can you add a conversion table cm to inches.
George said on 27/Oct/08
Yeah, I don't think 6ft is tall, it's just above average. I'm only 13 but I'm 5'9 which is the height of an average British man, & I wouldn't see a man as tall unless he was 6'2 +. And for a woman it has to be 5'11 or more.
quite theaverage said on 21/Oct/08
Qaz, now tell me, who really has the time to sleep half a year? I mean, what's the tradeoff.. For me I can say that 1,5 inches of added height is not incentive enough for me to put my thesis and job on hold for a year. Just be happy with what you are, is what I abide to.
nika said on 20/Oct/08
from where the stars buy shoe lifts..i am 17 and 5-6 i wear elevator shoes once and i have some pain..can them stop my growth or make trouble to my feet..please reply..
Anonymous3 said on 18/Oct/08
dont sleep for too long IMO 8-10 hours is enough for anyone. 8 being minimum 9 being avg and 10 being the max you should sleep or else the day will go by and be wasted....life is short end of story
Chan Man said on 10/Oct/08
Qaz,
Start to develop a healthy sleeping pattern in order to grow taller. Sleeping is the best method for height growth and gravity stunts one's growth potential. It worked great for me and I am at a respectable adult height at 5'10½. Good Luck!!!!
Chan Man said on 8/Oct/08
Qaz,
Gravity is the biggest enemy of height growth. A more realistic approach is to swim alot since gravity is not an issue. Don't run for it is not good for the spine. What you need to do is to stretch your spine as much as possible. Take yoga classes, for that seriously stretch your spine. Also, sleep alot. Make sure you sleep at least 9 hours each night and also take naps in the afternoon and also stretch your back beforehand. Sleeping is the best time for bones to grow because there is no gravity to stunt your full growing potential. I slept half of my 20th year and grow 1.5 inches. My parents accused me of being so lazy that year I remember but I am the tallest in the family now though. I remember I was around 5'7½" when I was 17 years old. I wanted to grow another 2 inches to 5'10". So I took a modern dance class so I could jump and stretch the hell out of my spine. Afterwards I took naps in the afternoon to avoid gravity that ultimately stunts one's potential height growth. I also slept 10 hours a night and took calcium tablets to stimulate bone growth. I eventually grow to 5'10½" barefoot. Now I could easily reach 5'11" with shoes and 6" with boots. Another tactic is to live in space where there is no gravity and you can easily grow a lot faster than on earth I suppose. Best of luck to you and start your 10 hour sleeping habit tonight. Best of luck!!!
RisingForce said on 7/Oct/08
Rob, maybe add a mention of Robert Downey jr. to the last part where you mention the stars who are widely acknowledged as elevator shoe wearers. Downey's footwear has been mentioned nearly as much as Sly and Pitt.
george said on 4/Oct/08
actually dan, anything above 6 ft is to tall in most countries. Anything below 5' 5" is short. You are from portugal a place which is not really mentioned anywhere in the world. In america, on the other hand peoples height varies and it can be short or tall, it doesnt matter but if it did, short would be anything under maybe 5'6" for men.
Anonymous3 said on 23/Sep/08
6 feet isn't tall? If you're really 6'4 then it's just not tall to you. Considering it's in the 80th percentile, and according to the department of health and human services, only roughly 15% of males are 6 feet or taller, I don't see how 6 feet is now "average". It's not TALL, but you'll be a good solid couple inches taller then the most guys. Also, 6 feet for a girl is VERY tall. I'm 6'1 (and actually measured in socks by an army doctor at 6'1 so I know I'm legit) and I VERY RARELY see a girl that's close in height to me and I'm probably taller then 75%-80% of guys I meet. I had a teacher in high school who was a legit 5'11 and everyone was always impressed at her height for a girl. Comparing avgs. a 6' female is equivalent to a 6'5 male. How many males are truly 6'4 and 6'5 etc? (basically anything above 6'2) VERY few. Less then 2% statistically. Same probably follows for females.
If it was anymore common I wouldn't get regular comments on how tall I am. Especially when I'm in something like combat boots and standing a solid 6'2.5.
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anonymous I completely agree with your 6' point of view. As most people who claim 6' are in the 5'9-5'11 range. People who have no idea about their height and think they are a decent height may claim 6' when they are really maybe only 5'9.5 or so. Yes a 6' male I heard is taller than 7/10 males 16-21 years believe and taller than was it 80-85% of ALL males? Anway it is NOT the 50th percentile at all making it obviously still above average for sure.
6' is good height for an adult not to mention a teenager.
Captain Spaulding said on 20/Sep/08
Dan I know what you mean, I read somewhere that 50 percent of all people lie about their height tho many who lie simply dont know their height and guess.
Ian said on 17/Sep/08
Lawrie my prediction is you could be a 6ft guy at 17 or 18. I had a late spurt of growth even more than you the year I grew about 5 inches in a year from 15 to 16. I was 5ft4 at 14. A weak 6ft now or very strong 5ft11 3/4 guy most of the day. Top measurement was 6ft0.25 at morning height.
Paul said on 13/Sep/08
Why on earth are you guys so fascinated by the heights of celebrities. Who cares!!!!!!!!If your so unduly concerned about other peoples heights then you're probably insecure about yourself.
Forget about it,everyone naturally grows to be their own God given height so stop gossiping about heights and do somethin else.
Mike said on 12/Sep/08
Dan you say average in your country is 6' yet anything under 5'11" is quite short? Is anything over 6'1" quite tall? If not you are very lacking in logic.

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