Shoe Lifts

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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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The elevator shoes I'm wearing in the above photo are top quality hand made elevator shoes, and are available from Don's Elevator Shoes. For an exclusive 10% discount use the coupon code TheAllies1944 at checkout, courtesy of celebheights.

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Jeff says 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 says on 20/Jun/15
Rob would it be weird for a 5'11.6 to 6'0 man to wear lifts
Jeff says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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" says 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 says on 2/Dec/14
im 6foot1 and i wear 2.4 inch lift
so says on 20/Nov/14
So shoes don't make u taller only the lifts ha
Vic says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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) says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 30/Nov/13
So a 5cm insole how much does it really add?
[Editor Rob: it might add 3.5cm]
Matt says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 15/Oct/13
Is 5ft 7in short for an adult male?
italiansitch says on 2/Oct/13
Rob, i'm italian what do you think about bertulli's shoes?
Click Here
RobV says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 21/Jul/13
nice I would be 6ft range in them ! :)
whocares says on 16/Jul/13
@Robv why wear lifts at 6ft2?
RobV says 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 says on 22/Jun/13
@peterx interesting...
superman says 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 says on 8/Jun/13
John wayne was 6'4 and wore huge shoes with lifts to appear as a giant 6´9
Peterx says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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. says on 25/Feb/13
Rob, you seem so gleeful in your elevator shoes... :)
Trent says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 26/Nov/11
Can you play basketball with these insoles ?
Mick says on 10/Nov/11
I'm 5'5 exactly. All you 5'6 and up guys need to stop complaining. lol
somedude123 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 5/Sep/11
Once you get 1cm over wath thé shoe looks like it is a lift
Dmeyer says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 12/Aug/11
can you upload a picture of the one u r wearing. they look quite nice.. heh
Kaneda says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 4/Aug/11
@Chris20 your the same height as me are you still growing.
Phoenix says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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... says 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... says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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) says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 25/May/11
@Menace195cm at 195cm your hardly average your well above average your extremely tall.
Maximus Meridius says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 27/Apr/11
Y'all should get some B-Ball shoes, they look ace and add 1.5 inch
michael says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 26/Mar/11
No one 5'9 or over should wear lifts. Thats just ridiculous....
SolidSnake says on 21/Mar/11
If you are 5'9 or taller and wear lifts that seems insecure in my view
Big boned says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 24/Feb/11
lol Rob do you wear elevator shoes? They are terrible for your feet
Anonymous says 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 says on 15/Feb/11
I never realised how insecure celeb's were about their height. It's quite sad really.
Mulatto says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 1/Feb/11
Penny Lancaster is very attractive. She's 6'1".
Shaun says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 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.
Menace 195cm says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 12/Oct/10
Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr and even Johnny Deep (recently) are known for wearing this crap.
Timtam says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 5/Oct/10
anyone used the silicon gel ones? Thinking of buying some, would like to hear reviews
lolo says on 19/Sep/10
i'm 173-174 cm i cant stand girls 5'-5'2 saying im real short
Anonymous says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 5/Aug/10
I just have insole lifts, cheap and effective.
great says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 25/Mar/10
Man, it would be great to see that list of celebrities who use shoe lifts.
Mike says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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\" says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 15/Apr/09
Great comment Ben.
Claire says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 9/Nov/08
Awesome, i'll sleep 12 hours and see how much i grow man.
theman says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 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!!!!
Chan Man says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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.
Andy says on 12/Sep/08
Lawrie, growth stops when 21 years old on average. On this pace, 2" per year circa, you will grow for 6 more years gaining 12"; that is to say, my prediction is something like 6'9'', so you may either try a career as an NBA player or have a look at your genes with a microscope instead of asking people who are not foretellers to predict your height.
Len says on 12/Sep/08
As good-looking as(or at least as really interesting) most actors and actresses are with and without all of the costumes, make-up and props, they should not worry so much about height. A lift is not so much for our benefit as it might be to those persons who wear them. Possibly, these lifts provide "other" benefits.
Big King says on 4/Sep/08
One thing is clear. I'm 6'7" with shoes.
5ft 5 girl says on 1/Sep/08
Dan, for me the perfect height for a man is 5ft 10 or 11. I don't actually like to feel totally dwarfed by a man but would still like him to be taller when I wear heels.
Lawrie says on 24/Aug/08
My Dad is 5'7" if that and my Mum was about the same. I am already nearly 5'8" at just turned 15! I have grown about 2.5 inches in the last 2 years I really hope i will grow more - can anybody give me a prediction?
Dan says on 11/Aug/08
Im 6'3 1/2 in socks and with shoes on maybe 6'4 1/2. I notice that a lot of people lie about their height. I know that among professional athletes in USA it's common to be measured in shoes and then claim to be that height, probably the same for many celebrities. It's my understanding that many american people for example if they stand 5'10 1/2 instead claim they are 5'11. Is this common among non famous people in america to be so obesessed with height so they will measure themselves with shoes on or lie about their height.

What some consider tall in one country may not be that tall in another. For example in Portugal the average Male height is 5'8 and in Holland it's close to 6'. I'm from Sweden and the average height here are 5'10 and 5'11 for younger males. Anything under 5'11 i consider quite short. In order to be considered tall i believe you have to be at least 6'2, several inches above the medium height. A male under 5'10 i consider short. But for everyone height is not so important. I would never lie about my height or wear lifts if i was shorter, it's pathetic.



For women i don't think height is as important as it is for men.
For a women i don't want her to be to short but not to tall either 5'5 - 5'10 might be the best height range. At least no shorter than 5'3 and no taller than 5'11.

What height or in what height range does a woman consider to be the ideal height of a man?
dagg says on 16/Jul/08
i'm asian and 4'11". i grew up in a culture that denudes personality, character, importance- to height. when i'm walking down the street or roaming around the mall i have enough confidence in myself to rock whatever i'm wearing, however i look (devoid of anything aesthetic, cosmetics) and feel comfortable and attractive..only coz i believe in how i display myself--unpretentiously. if you feel good and know yourself and body, then you look good. doesn't mean it works for everybody, nor am i portraying gumption for vanity. it's just that i'm comfortable and confident in my natural skin. and that's attractive to me. i get more attention from other guys (some losers, some beautiful men..or boys - ~)than girls dressier, dolled up, and "classier" or trendier than me. BUT, i do get slightly insecure when amongst a big crowd. shoulder to shoulder. and dammit, i can't see over! LOL! walking into the masses i get conscious of what they might be seeing- is that a child in a bar? what i hated the most was at family functions getting compared BACK TO BACK with my cousins!! i happen to be the shortest, btw. amidst tall people (or even avg. height persons), my height concern doesn't linger long. it has its rifts, like, at a party full of tall people i feel at times looked upon with unflattering amazement...which, of course, might be just in my head. but i do think to myself, "why can't i just have grown an inch taller so i can at least claim i'm 5 foot." and i don't use heels to exaggerate my height. duh, it's for fashion =D. i wear flats, slippers, kicks, etc., and i'm fine. and i don't want to have to take off my deceptive shoe lift and, suddenly, people are going to think i physically warped into something else, like, "wow, did you just shrink?" or "yesterday, you were taller than me by 4 inches. what happened?" holy ****, i think that's more embarrassing. yes, the thought of how wondrous it would be were i just a bit taller is there, but not enough to cripple my everyday life. but the matter of that small presence of coveting height...that tiny 'lingering' IS enough to bother me. and i hate it.
qaz says on 10/Jul/08
can someone tell me if i am still growing i want to gain atleast 2 inches

i recorded down my height over the years

14 5'0
15 5'6
16 5'7
17 5'8

i am 17 right now and 5'8, my dads 5'9 and moms 5'4 but my dads parents were like 5'5 and 4'10.
i do have broad shoulders but my voice hasnt changed in years its not deep.
jim says on 9/Jul/08
Margherita says on 6/Jul/08
I posted this on the Pitt page too. Height increasing shoes like those worn by Brad Pitt do indeed give 2 inches and more. They have a 1.5 inch solid leather and wood heel followed by a 4-5cm cork lift nailed into the inside of a high shoe. The lift itself does not give a full 4-5cm increase because the median level directly under the ankle bone is is about 3 cm. These shoes do tend to lose a 1cm if worn for a few hours so celebrities put them on moments before public events. To sum it up shoes like these give up to 6-7cm height increase (that is up to 2.75 inches). They are very uncomfortable for daily use so don't waste your time boys.
did you already wear those yourself??? If not how can you say they are uncomfortable. It's funny to hear that specially from a girl because most girls wears high heels. Elevator shoes are the same principle except that you have a softer footbed which means MUCH MORE comfort for most of the people.
I personally never saw Brad or anybody else comming at an event and change his shoes every time the camera is on him. They of course put their shoes right before the event as they do whith your TUX... I never heard of anybody wearing his TUX at breakfast when they have an event at night... That's just nonsense!
Your shoes may loose some of the original height increase but certainly not in an hour if you buy good shoes! You only got what you pay for, that's it. I personally never tried other brands than Bugarri that you can find online but I never had any of the problems you said. It's true that shoe lifts are not really worth it and that there is a lot of non professional and cheap manufacturers for this kind of product but not every ones are like this. Blame the companies, not the entire buisness!
I am personally really happy with my Bugarri's and even if I don't wear them on an everyday basis, I can without any problem. If I can wear them at parties, dancing all night long I don't need any other proof that they are comfortable enough to wear them every day.
Anonymous says on 6/Jul/08
"Bro says on 8/Jun/08
Yo Leah 6 feet isn't tall. I'm 6'4 and I look down on everyone. Who cares if your neck hurts, there's does to because they have to look up. Give me a break. I talk to this girl who is 5'2 and we never have problems. We joke about it all the time."

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.

Then again, a good friend of mine is 6'8 barefoot (again, measured by a doctor) and he thinks I'm short... along with everyone else he meets 99% of the time.
Margherita says on 6/Jul/08
I posted this on the Pitt page too. Height increasing shoes like those worn by Brad Pitt do indeed give 2 inches and more. They have a 1.5 inch solid leather and wood heel followed by a 4-5cm cork lift nailed into the inside of a high shoe. The lift itself does not give a full 4-5cm increase because the median level directly under the ankle bone is is about 3 cm. These shoes do tend to lose a 1cm if worn for a few hours so celebrities put them on moments before public events. To sum it up shoes like these give up to 6-7cm height increase (that is up to 2.75 inches). They are very uncomfortable for daily use so don't waste your time boys.
Jo'hann the Spear says on 3/Jul/08
Whenever i feel insecure about my height i remember the lyrics to 'Pablo Picasso' by The Modern Lovers:

'Well the girls would turn the color of the avacado
when he would drive Down their street in his El Dorado
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not like you
Alright
Well he was only 5'3"
But girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not in New York'

Don't be an asshole with lifts, trust me. Attitude is everything. I killed my feet on lifts for five years, feeling nothing but discomfort, inwardly and outwardly. I alienated myself from my friends, and occasionally girls would comment on how crappy my block shoes were. They were. I kept wearing them because i had conviced myself that if i were just a little closer to six feet, i would have it made in every arena of life. But i looked like fool, and far more girlys liked me when i was myself.
Guys, you will destroy your life trying to create the illusion of a few extra inches. Be short, and be a badass about it. Think of the the short guy with the supermodel girlfriend, the rarest and coolest badass of them all. Think everyone from James Dean to James McAvoy. It's just so much more impressive when a short dude makes something of himself, becuase it's basically a middle finger to the cocky tall guy and his insecure girlfriend who's dating a 6 footer because she needs to feel small and insignificant. Popular culture today bombards us with images that portray the short guy as the invariable loser, so if you watch enough low-brow TV you're bound to start making it your reality. Don't let such dog**** reflect badly on you, for god's sake.
Anonymous says on 30/Jun/08
vibram,
beard growth has no indication on height, as it has no relation to the plates at the end of your bones, which close after your final growth spurt. men get their final growth spurt as young as 13-14, so i can assure you that at 29 you will never grow. actually, unless you have great work out ethic, you are closer to shrinking.
Anabele says on 24/Jun/08
I'm 5'7 and my hubby is 6'7. I always loved my height as a female. "Tall Enough" is what I call myself. I look good in flats and high heels. My hubby always had to look down at people. He has the nerve to call me short stuff and says the tallest girl he's ever dated was 6'2. She was a basketball player at college later turned lesbian. Well that's another story. He told me I was the shortest girl he's ever dated, but the prettiest and sexiest that he had to marry me. He saved himself with that one!
beatlefan says on 18/Jun/08
Vibram - I too have similar physical traits to yourself, about the same height, lack of beard hair and I grew later in life. This is not unusual these days though as our generation and generations to come are going to be less hairy. I know a guy who is an anthropologist and he said the human race is still evolving and that we are gradually losing our body hair as the human race evolves. Earlier relatives of humans had lots of body hair. A lot of evidence suggests that we are are also getting bigger and taller as well due to improved nutrition. I think that we are both highly evolved humans, maybe in a thousand years the human race will be seven feet tall with no hair, who knows?!
Bro says on 8/Jun/08
Yo Leah 6 feet isn't tall. I'm 6'4 and I look down on everyone. Who cares if your neck hurts, there's does to because they have to look up. Give me a break. I talk to this girl who is 5'2 and we never have problems. We joke about it all the time.
Vibram says on 31/May/08
I'm 29 and have been 5'9.5" since mid-20's (24). I didn't start shaving until 23/24, even now it's sparse and I can't grow a full beard and look young in the face and body... maybe 21. People are shocked when they find i'll be 30 this year; they feel sorry for me which I don't like. Given my late physical development, could I still grow more? I'm 176cm, but I'd feel better at 178cm. Is beard development an indicator of overall development? I read that bones aren't fully at their peak until early to mid 30's.
mee says on 18/May/08
I would like to see picture of what kind of lifts uses brad pitt.
Katherine says on 18/May/08
I wonder why height is such a big deal to us (human/society/whatever). Is it the same reason as weight? Are taller people more aesthetically pleasing, healthier looking? Dunno, it's strange.

Though I must say, after reading all these comments, I am feeling a bit worse for guys -- I had no idea people were going to such lengths to be taller. If us girls want to be taller, all we do is strap on a pair of sexy heel and away we go.

It's being _shorter_ that's the problem for girls then, maybe? I'm a girl and 5'8"ish, so really most of the time I'm wearing flats so that I don't tower over people, as most of my friends are 5'4", and half of my boyfriends have been my same height.
Ashley says on 4/May/08
Seriously, you guys need to relax. I'm 5'6" and have absolutely no problem with guys who are around my height... there's no reason to be insecure because you're not John Wayne with platforms. Maybe it's because my family is Italian and my dad is 5'8" and I'm just used to being taller than him when I wear heels. I would much rather be eye-level with someone than constantly cranking my neck to look up at them. But that's me. The real issue is attitude - if you don't care that you're supposedly short, no one else will, either; but, if you have a complex, others will reflect it. By the way, Al Pacino's 5'6" and seems to be doing all right in life.
Leah says on 29/Apr/08
What is the big deal with height i am a 6 ft. tall high school junior and I hate being so tall i have to stoop to ALL of my friends even the guys only about 5-7 guys at school are taller than me and my boyfriend is only 6 1 1/2 but i used to be 5 ft 7 then last year i found i was 5 9, then 5 10 then 5 11 1/2 and my doctor says my final height will be 6 ft. 1 my god girls usually stop at ages 12-14 im going on 17 and not done yet?! besides theres nothing great about being tall it makes me dizzy looking down on short ppl i see a person who from far looks so tall but up close im TALLER wtf?
RickieC says on 22/Apr/08
Yo. I'm 21 and about 5-10 and quite athletic build. So, I don't really look proportionate as i'm quite naturally wide.

I can sympathise with some of the posts here. All my life until about 16, I was one of the 'tall guys'. Hell, I was 5'5 at 12, 5'8 at 13 and then my growth kinda stopped. Not really sure why.

Anyway, all my friends are taller than me, the ones i've known from school.

There's me ar 5'10 and the rest range from 5'11 to 6'5. Kinda sucks!

Height is a bummer. Oh well :-)
Ben says on 15/Apr/08
You know, I was always the shortest guy in my school and the shortest in my familly (my cousins uncle and grandfather are all way taller than 6') Exept for several month when I was something like 14y/o... I grew up like crazy during the summer hollydays and even became taller than my cousin and some tall friends at school... It's so strange how people can look at you in a total different way when you are taller... but it didn't last long and I became the short guy again... but now I know that here are not only good points... I don't really care if I'm not tall and to be honest I don't know my exact height. The advantage of geing short (or average) is that you can always look taller when you need it... not when you are tall and is not always made for tall people... lots of scars on the head for them!!! You just need to adapt... a lot of the sports are easyer when you are small for example... choose snowboarding, skating, wakeboarding, soccer (Diego Maradona was really short) instead of basketball. And when you really need to be taller like if you are applying for a job or when you go out with your girlfriend who is wearing heels you can always cheat to look taller while using socks, shoelifts or simply height increase shoes (good looking elevator shoes like the ones I use sometimes from bugarrishoes.com or several other brands that you can easilly find online... which I recommend because it's specially designed for that and the insole will not move inside of your shoes like simple shoelifts).
just don't start to lie about it and pretend you are really taller than you are.... just play it smart (people only make fun of girls with fake boobs if they pretend they are real even if it's obvious that they are not!!!) And never forget that life become really difficult for tall people when they get older... less balance, when you fall you fall from higher, your back tend to curve in a funny way... lots of people need walking assistance or even wheelchair because of that (i bet that in 50 years from now lots of tall people from this generation will complain on forums about that). So just be happy as you are and use a little extra help when necessary, there nothing wrong about that!
Jack says on 3/Apr/08
This is cool because I didn't know there were other people like me so obsessed with height. I HATE MY HEIGHT. I have hated it all my life. I am so f*ing small that I have never had one day in my life where I felt comfortable. Now I don't even go outdoors if its light out if I can help it. I've worn lifts since the age of 12 and even doing that I am always embarrassed and ashamed. I wish I had known about growth hormone injections when I was younger but now its too late. Even with girlfriends I never let them see me barefoot and it was so much work. I never told anyone how much it bothered me but nothing else has made me feel so constantly insecure. Even in Asia I look short and girls reject me. I hate life.
james says on 30/Mar/08
Where do we buy these shoes???
Klem says on 26/Mar/08
Akassasin says on 8/Mar/08
Now as a guy i was never insecure about my height growing up until my lil brotha started growing to my height and surpassed me. Now am 25 now standing at 5'10 5'11 and i got 3 younger brothas. The one behind me is 5'9 and the third one just shot up to almost 6'3 at the age of 17. I also got a lil 9 yr brotha who is very lanky and looks like he might grow to be at least 6 foot in my eyez. Now my parents are not tall at all as my pops stands at 5'7 5'8 and my momz is only 5' 3. I however do have tall extended family memebers as all my male cousins range from 6 foot to about 6'5 so i can see where my 17 yr old brotha got his height from. Anyways i became obssessed with height because i couldnt belief how tall he was and i had to look up to him sometimes when talkin to him and i hated that ****. So at the age of 22 i started inventing my own ways to try to get a lil taller. I always wanted to be at least 6'0 or 6'1 the most being that i'm athletic and somewhat muscular so that height looked good on me. i also weight about 185-190 pounds. Well look story shorty is that i started putting alot of insoles in my shoes to get a lil taller and eventually got to the point where i was puttin' socks in my shoes to make myself look taller starting at the age of 23. I must say that it was the worst decision of my life and i regret it because now ppl think am kinda tall which am not. I can look anywhere from 6 foot to maybe 6'1 to even 6'2 sometimes as some of my friends have said but when asked bout my height i always say 5'11 maybe 6'0. Now i can't even wear shorts in the summer cuz i will be exposed in terms of my height, cant play basketball like i use to cuz again i will be exposed and i hate that **** because it really ****ed up certain aspects of my life. It does feel good tho being a lil taller as i have noticed because i get more attention and looks from the girls but i dont feel like myself sometimes. All am gonna say to everyone out dere is that enjoy being ur height because thats what GOD gave u. Everyone and everybody is different therefore we should all love to except our individuality. I'm kinda in a cross road in my life right now because i want to stop puttin socks in my shoes and be myself but then how r ppl gonna react to me...especially friends and family. Like i said this is the worst decision i made in my life and i just wish that i would have never did what i have done. Height is really not so important..ur character and personality surpassess any height that u could be given and i wish ppl just be urself and live life and be happy. Any comments r welcomed towards my situation and i will appreciate any solutions of what to do or questions regarding myself. Thanks.

Try with the opposite method and put less and less lifts in your shoes while time goes by and eventually stick with fair soled shoes which will take to about 5-11.5 to 6 in shoes. If you decrase slowly, like take off 0.25 inch every month friends wont notice. So in 6 months time you will look 1.5 inch shorter and than stick with that.
Anonymous says on 21/Mar/08
Hey, I'm about 5'6" myself, a guy. My girlfriend is around 5'9", on the other hand. Her and I are both 17 years old and we totally love each other... Hell, in general I'm not all that attractive, I don't think. My voice isn't all that low, as I said, I'm only five and a half feet tall, but my girlfriend is cool with it. Plus, you know, I'm 17... still some time left to grow another two inches or so, I'd imagine. I am really struggling with myself in trying to decide against getting hgh for a bit though, however. I think it should be at least slightly obvious: Height is more important to short people than tall people, for the most part. I know that my girlfriend loves me, we've been together for a year now and seen the best and worst of each other. No matter how tall I am, I know she loves me... but that doesn't change the fact that I just wish I was a FEW inches taller. I'm still crossing my fingers that I'll grow a bit more naturally and if it's NOT up to my standards... I might go ahead and try growth hormone and stretching out my spine as I've read works. I'd love to top off at 5'9" or 5'10" myself. I'd love to grow just typically a little more, for the sake of my height AND my voice. It's not always such a matter of getting a girl... I have a wonderful girl. I just want to be personally comfortable.
Jay says on 19/Mar/08
@ Akassasin.
5'11 is alright man so take it easy. let me tell you sth. you're just as tall as you feel. just stand up straight and you'll be fine. the difference between a 5ft 11 guy and a 6ft 1 or even 2 guy isn't that big anyway.
d says on 14/Mar/08
Akassasin: I have the same problem as you have but mine is far worse... I am only 5'9 barefoot and reach the height you do in lifts of all kinds, including your method... and let me tell you it really messes up your life... I can't do half of the things I used to do in fear on getting caught. Yet I love being taller its always been a dream of mine and because people actually believe I am now and I don't want that to end. Its got to the point where I very rarely ever expose my barefoot height unless I need to and even then I end up on my tippy toes... I feel you should learn from this mistake as well as should I and just forget about it, whether you continue or not just don't it affect your life.
Little Boy says on 12/Mar/08
Damn Akassasin! Don't beat yourself up too bad! I sometimes barely just scrape 5'10 in regular shoes,but barefoot am only 5'8 & at the end of the day after decompressing I am 5'7.5! I started doing the same thing you did & I hate it!
Although I am so anti-social & have no friends I really have'nt made it to where anyone knows anything! Tallest I can look is 5'11! Which is what I wish I was! Father is 5'11 & mother is 4'11! I turned 23 this past January & I am still hoping I will grow another inch if not more? Tell me though,What age did you stop growing? My father claims to have grown alittle in his mid twenties! All the men on his side ranged from 5'11-6'2! The ones on my moms side vary quite abit! Moms dad was 6'0-6'1 & Moms mom was 5'1,& all my moms brothers were inbetween 5'5-5'8! In my opinion I don't think 5'10 is short at all! I think the short look appears around 5'7! So you are not short man! I would not want to be any larger than 6'2! I would love to be 6'0! Hell I'd kill to be 5'10! Maybe I still have time to grow another inch or so? Don't think you have to live up to your brothers height because the world is going to keep getting taller! You are not short! If you stand at 5'10 now then in just regular shoes without anything in them you should be just barely under 6'0! Which is tall!
You don't have to do any of that putting socks in your shoes! Hell when I do I am barely 5'11 & it does feel good but like you say it's hard to do things once you have done that! Anyways,you at your height now is tall enough to where you don't have to hide! Also when you are near the 6'0 mark people may predict you being like 6'1 or so! So no worries man! What do you think about a guy being with a woman who is a couple inches taller then him?
Akassasin says on 8/Mar/08
Now as a guy i was never insecure about my height growing up until my lil brotha started growing to my height and surpassed me. Now am 25 now standing at 5'10 5'11 and i got 3 younger brothas. The one behind me is 5'9 and the third one just shot up to almost 6'3 at the age of 17. I also got a lil 9 yr brotha who is very lanky and looks like he might grow to be at least 6 foot in my eyez. Now my parents are not tall at all as my pops stands at 5'7 5'8 and my momz is only 5' 3. I however do have tall extended family memebers as all my male cousins range from 6 foot to about 6'5 so i can see where my 17 yr old brotha got his height from. Anyways i became obssessed with height because i couldnt belief how tall he was and i had to look up to him sometimes when talkin to him and i hated that ****. So at the age of 22 i started inventing my own ways to try to get a lil taller. I always wanted to be at least 6'0 or 6'1 the most being that i'm athletic and somewhat muscular so that height looked good on me. i also weight about 185-190 pounds. Well look story shorty is that i started putting alot of insoles in my shoes to get a lil taller and eventually got to the point where i was puttin' socks in my shoes to make myself look taller starting at the age of 23. I must say that it was the worst decision of my life and i regret it because now ppl think am kinda tall which am not. I can look anywhere from 6 foot to maybe 6'1 to even 6'2 sometimes as some of my friends have said but when asked bout my height i always say 5'11 maybe 6'0. Now i can't even wear shorts in the summer cuz i will be exposed in terms of my height, cant play basketball like i use to cuz again i will be exposed and i hate that **** because it really ****ed up certain aspects of my life. It does feel good tho being a lil taller as i have noticed because i get more attention and looks from the girls but i dont feel like myself sometimes. All am gonna say to everyone out dere is that enjoy being ur height because thats what GOD gave u. Everyone and everybody is different therefore we should all love to except our individuality. I'm kinda in a cross road in my life right now because i want to stop puttin socks in my shoes and be myself but then how r ppl gonna react to me...especially friends and family. Like i said this is the worst decision i made in my life and i just wish that i would have never did what i have done. Height is really not so important..ur character and personality surpassess any height that u could be given and i wish ppl just be urself and live life and be happy. Any comments r welcomed towards my situation and i will appreciate any solutions of what to do or questions regarding myself. Thanks.
Buddy says on 26/Feb/08
Well I happen to like Miss Eve Russell's comment! I wish more women were like her! Superficial people are usually not in tune with reality!
derek says on 24/Feb/08
Sasha i tend to like girls that are tall and curvy.... thats the look i like best for girls, and anything between 5'9 -5'11 is fine.
Tabitha says on 24/Feb/08
Where did you come up with that miss eve russell? speak for yourself hon'.
eve says on 22/Feb/08
I think women love shorter men. They seem to try harder to please, are more charming, more cocky and make better dance partners - do you know what I mean ? It just gives them an edge, a more funky personality, think Prince, Cruise, Spade - being secure in yourself and having confidence is much more appealing. Height can be SO overrated; sometimes the tall, strong and silent type are just plain dull !
Darkfalz says on 9/Feb/08
I'd say women put height as the last of the three main physical traits, after facial looks and body type, but unfortuantely all three are still pretty close together and much, much higher than anything personality or character related. Sad but true.
@Sasha says on 6/Feb/08
well being skinny usually means you are somewhat active and get out everyday and do exciting stuff, so i usually prefer thin girls. As for height, it doesnt matter if you're fairly attractive.
me says on 6/Feb/08
I'm a 25 year old guy, and I'm 5'5". I haven't grown since I was like 14. It's sort of annoying for sports, but that's about it. However, I'm also gay, and guys don't seem to care about my height (someone has to be taller, right?). Sometimes I think being gay is a real blessing because I think my options would be a lot more limited if I were trying to get girls to be attracted to me rather than guys.
JL says on 3/Feb/08
I am 14 and I'm 5`w and I hate it! My doctor says I'm only gonna grow at least 1 more inch and that sucks...I want to know if there are things you can put in your shoe to make yourself look taller...and no I'm not putting like socks in my shoe...do they have like shoe lifts that you insert? I really need them and I don't want to get them online...do sores like footlcker have them or something?
Buddy says on 26/Jan/08
Well Sasha! Don't kick yourself about it! More than likely at your age you still may grow 2-3 inches more! I am 5'8 barefoot & I am in a relationship with the love of my life & she stands 5'10 barefoot! I do admit I feel insecure about it,especially when she wears 4 inch heels that puts her near 6'1-6'2...I just turned 23 years old & hopefully I'll grow another 2 inches still to be level with her at her normal height! God I hope so! Since you are a woman Sasha let me ask you for your opinion...Do you think that giving mine & her 2 inch height difference...You think that bothers a woman deep down? She says it does'nt matter because she loves me too much,but she used to date guys taller than her...What do you think?
to SASHA says on 24/Jan/08
You really don't have to be TOO skinny or TOO curvy, just be yourself, but never go so far as OVERWEIGHT. I guess it's fine to be natural.

As for your height, I believe you can be 5'11, which to me is perfect. I'm only 6'1 but I really like girls around 180cm (I'm from China, so my opinion doesn't necessarily match that of WHITE AMERICA, who to me are RIDICULOUS enough to have suggested the 4-6" rule.)

I DEFINITELY believe people are attracted to people who they share statue, belief, and interests (i.e. fat man is attracted to fat girl, even though he realizes her being BIG).

Since you are only 14, I hope you can stay away from exposure to cosmetics and "FASHION", which can only make your life miserable. A natural skin free of chemicals is most beautiful, don't wear makeup, 'cause later when you've totally ruined your skin, you won't look beautiful without them.

Last but not least, DON'T get exposed to sunshine too much (ignore this if you're not white). Don't you know how many girls in China want to have the skin of a white woman? Don't you know how many of my male friends surf internet everyday just to check on photos of beautiful white women?
Robbie H says on 20/Jan/08
sasha-i prefer average to tall curvy girls from about 5'6-5'11. 5'9 is good tall height for a girl
Sasha says on 16/Jan/08
Question for the guys:
Do you prefer women who are tall or small?

I'm 14 and 5'9 - I don't want to grow anymore.
I've always wanted a guy thats wuite a bit taller than me so I can wear heels and still be a bit smaller than him - I think it's because I want to feel like a girl or something - I've always been tall so I've had to look down at people a lot, and I don't feel very girly/graceful as my friends are all a lot smaller than me and I see myself as the 'rough' one.

So what do guys think?

P.S. Do you prefer skinny or curvy girls?

Thanks,

Sasha
jamie says on 14/Jan/08
hey im jamie, 17 from the uk. and id say im around 5.4/5.5
im becoming increasingly concerned about my height and have been since a child, at the age of 2 i was diagnosed with SED which is a condition that results in short stature.. and was put on growth hormone and still use it every night. i was lucky and very mildly effected (only my close family know about it) and knowone notices. i find that whenever im in a club or face to face with someone im always on my tip toes? anyone else do that? it becomes a insecure habbit but works for me i suppose. evedently i find this site interesting which i think without my condition i would be standing 6ft like my brothers. also i havnt had problems with girls at since 15, i live and look like a rockstar and the girls love it. so its witt, possitive attitude and humour thats important if found out. please feel free to comment back.x
greg says on 8/Jan/08
I don't think it'sa problem. Your arms will seems to short if your upper body grows, but with this kind of shoes it's only your legs who seems longer and long legs are considered sexy (for girls a least but we can consider that it's the same for us). when you arms are against your body they will still reach the same point of your legs, so it don't change anyting.
zz says on 4/Jan/08
would it be wise to wear shoes with 1-2 inch heels considering i am 5 '8 with armspan of 6 ft.
Mat says on 3/Jan/08
Got a question for you guys im currently 5.10.5 in the morning when i wake up.
I got some cowboys boot with 1.5 inch heel that put me at 6 feet.I can easily fit a 1 inch lift in there that would put me to 6'1".

In general what do you guys think is the max lift insole that you can put inside a sneaker/loafer,/cowboy boots? 1.5 Inch lift?
Chris20 says on 2/Jan/08
i am 5'7 i have never encountered any problems with my hieght in any sitituation (girls, jobs, or anything else) I play football and i work at victoria's secret (im 17) as a matter of fact the only thing that annoy's me is that my dad is 6 foot. i play sports, so generaly my friends are tall, (very tall actually at least 10 of them are 6'3 or taller) so yea i would enjoy bein taller bit it's not the end of the world, and by letting your hieght hold you back is just letting you hold yourself back any guy can get any girl or any job they want, they just have to do more to get noticed.
Gordon says on 30/Dec/07
It must have something to do with sports like American Football and Basketball that boys play in school, Americans are always saying things like "I'm 6'3" and 210lbs", with British men they don't give out their weight like that (especially if someone feels they've themself go a bit) and they don't give out their height as readily, unless someone asks, but usually one is able to judge for themselves roughly how tall another person is. The whole point of this site however is that people can appear taller (or not as tall) on screen, and it aims to find the truth about the height of these "silver screen giants".

BTW, 5'10.5" is a very acceptable height for a guy, it's not "short" by any means (only if you hang around with people well over 6 foot), you might wish to be a little taller perhaps, but is everyone over 6' really more attractive than you?
Minstrel Man says on 27/Dec/07
Gordon, you may be onto something about that American comment. I'm a 16 1/2 year old American male who is 5'10.5", determined to hit that 6' mark and be looked upon as "tall and handsome." I never realized how lucky I am not to be terribly tall or short.
Gordon says on 20/Dec/07
I'll tell you who height matters the most to, AMERICANS!! In England people still notice height of course and if a guy is pretty short he might get a few harmless jibes from people who know him but I've never seen anyone's life being ruined by it! Not when they are still well above midget territory (above 5 foot). Of course you can be too short for some professions, like being a fighter pilot. Being unusually tall can be just as unfortunate as being particulary short. Sometimes I think people expect more of tall guys, especially when they are still adolescents.
14 year old says on 19/Dec/07
Hi im a 14 year old guy from sweden and im just 5,0 and i really hate it, EVERYBODY just like to teese me about it,Docters say that i might get betven 5,6 and 5,11, and i was like okaay? very direct answer, but if you se a smaller guy/girl you should treat them good because the boy /girl can need that boast,
kris says on 18/Dec/07
is the ilizarov method safe??
Anonymous says on 18/Dec/07
I agree with Schneider.

Science nowadays is so advanced that you can fix almost anything on your body if you're really so dissatisfied with it.

What he said about Tom Cruise was also a good point. I'm a good 2 inches taller than he is (or for that matter 3 inches taller than Ben Stiller), but they're rich, famous, and married to some pretty good looking ladies.

If one is so insecure about one aspect or another aspect of their lives, though, they can certainly "fix" it. You can make anything bigger or smaller nowadays.
Jack is Back says on 16/Dec/07
Hey jason, you want to switch heights? I'm 6 foot and would love to have that height ( i play basketball.) lol.
Schneider says on 11/Dec/07
I don't get why short people are so pessimistic about their lives? Shortness can be greatly overcome by surgery using the Ilizarov method which can add up to 4 inches in both the lover- and upper-parts of the knees, and if that person were, say 5'5, that would give him an average 5'9 which is not bad at all. In worse cases, this amount may increase as well, up to 10 inches, the 4-inches limit is just to keep the upper-lower body ratio in relatively taller people. So no matter how badly life granted you with luck in the beginning, you always get your second chance if you have the money and guts to have the painful operation. Besides, most people who criticise Tom's height miss the fact that it's the cute and different height which made him what he's today, and even if they were 6'10 like his bodyguards, they could never come close to a life like his because they are complete losers.
Chris says on 8/Dec/07
I stand about 5'3.5 and I am a 20 year old male. I think Frank is pretty much right on the spot. I get shot down even before I am given a chance with girls. Sometimes I get looked at like I am inferior and people treat me differently. I'm a nice guy but girls often don't even give me a chance. There's nothing I can do about my height. Life really does suck. I have contemplated suicide numerous times. So please, when you see a short person, please treat them with the same respect as your peers because it may mean so much more to them than you think.
Somayeh says on 8/Dec/07
I am a girl of 24 yeras old and I am already 149 cm(don't know in inch). I always from i remeber i was worried about my height.I found many products about heiht in internet,and i used some too,but without any result.
This summer that i was in my town,in vacation,i went to a doctor that he does operation of height increasing..It was so interesting for me,specialy because that doctor is so expert in his work.but the operation is expensive too.
I saw there is a discussion about height here,I wanted to ask is there anyone that had done this operation?
tanx
jason says on 5/Dec/07
Listen up people,being 5ft11 in is a great height for mens!
i am 16 years old and i'm 6ft9.5. everytime i'm getting out or in to the house i need to bend.it's really annoying me.it's not that cool as you think it is.
so let it go.i am sad for being that tall so let it go,i wish i would 5ft11in.
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.
svensk says on 1/Dec/07
a guy in my school is 6"6 and he has been since he was 13 or 14. i dont even reach his shoulder. not even his armpit. but no one make a big deal about it. he's tall. who cares? i don't even think about it anymore. you all should be proud of your height, because you'll have to live with it until you die. no one i know is ever happy with anything. it's so sad. and it sucks.
sarah says on 30/Nov/07
god knows how i came across this site. i just wanted to comment about the myth that all women like tall men. im 5'10 and above average in looks. Ive never gone for tall guys, as tall often means skinny. i prefer well built stockier guys, and I have dated many guys shorter than me. and I even wear heals! i ended up marrying a guy thats 6ft so a touch taller in bear feet but shorter when im in heels. height isnt everything, confidence is. I know its not that easy but I just wanted to put in my 2 cents.
Frank says on 22/Nov/07
that's pretty shallow of you to think that 6'2 is short. Are you aware that there are people out there that are 5'2 and are limited from attracting the opposite sex, because of societies expectation. Are you aware of the effect that society has on someone that is 5'2 has them contemplating suicide. Are you aware that there are cosmetic procedures that can alter any individual appearance to make them look good according to the media standards, however someone that is 5'2 can spend all the money in the world trying to alter his image, but the reality is he can't do anything about his height
Hélène says on 16/Nov/07
Did you know that orthodics add inches to people's height? People seem to stand straighter and taller when wearing orthodics. Then, they should not desire shoe lifts.
Caesar says on 8/Nov/07
Lee says on 1/Nov/07
I'm 6 2" at my maximum height in bare feet. I am the tallest person amongst all my known relatives. I was one of the taller people in my school, and don't remember anyone being taller, but lately I feel short. In Canada the average height of men is increasing rapidly. The average height of younger men is probably 6 1" and it's common to see 6 4" and 6 5" guys - pretty much every time I go anywhere.

Uh, no it isn't.

(Not even close actually, and yes, I am from Canada).
Lee says on 1/Nov/07
I'm 6 2" at my maximum height in bare feet. I am the tallest person amongst all my known relatives. I was one of the taller people in my school, and don't remember anyone being taller, but lately I feel short. In Canada the average height of men is increasing rapidly. The average height of younger men is probably 6 1" and it's common to see 6 4" and 6 5" guys - pretty much every time I go anywhere.
robbie h says on 22/Oct/07
am 5'11, and id like to be 6'2, which i think is the best tall height for a man. tall but not to tall. 5'11 is still ok for me though, am 18 and might grow taller(i feel like i might). am still taller than most people, but only by a bit.
lil debs says on 19/Oct/07
I am the oldest out of 6 siblings and also the shortest.My sisters are between 5'4 and 5'9.My 2 brothers are 5'11 and 6'2.I on the other hand am 4'11.I had to watch all my siblings overtake my height and it wasnt nice.Okay you may think that 4'11 isnt really short for a woman but being the oldest is abit soul destroying.I am has tall has my 2 twin cousins who are 11yrs old.I was always getting hassle from my own sisters saying like when you gonna start growing hurry up or you will be a midget.I could never tell my sisters off especially the youngest she was the like 5'9 i was like 10 ins shorter.My mum used to check our height when we were kids and i just seemed to be stuck at 4'11 and everyone else just carried on.YOU may think that 5ins isnt that bad but growing up it was now it isnt too bad.It turned out that my nan who died before i was born was also abit of a shortie it would have been nice to have met her has we would have had something in common.I remember going out with my sisters on a bus ride and we all sat at the back of the bus out of all of us my feet were the only ones not touching the floor they were just swaying from side to side.They thought it was just great laughing about it.I was always the one asked my age when we went out it was such a pain.So i just dont understand why you guys are moaning about wanting to be taller.Being over 5'0 is much better than being under 5'0.
small paul says on 19/Oct/07
Has my name suggests i am below average height and granted i would have loved to have been taller than what i actually reached.I am 22yrs old and i only reached a height of 4'10i have 1 brother who is 24yrs old and he is 6'2 then my 2 sisters are 26yrs old and 5'10 then comes the youngest 20yrs old and she is 5'11.How would people like it to be compared to a 10 yr old day in day out.It is no fun kids asking if i am a dwarf or things like that.All my cousins outgrew me especially the guys they were over 6'0 tall.The thing is that my mum is 5'10 and my dad 6'4 no one expected me to stay short.I had stopped growing when i was 12yrs old.I was always the shortest in my class,the nearest were usually a couple of girls who since leaving school i have seen and they are now 5'6 at least.The doctor did some tests when i was younger to see if anything could be done for my height only to come back with the answer NO.It isnt fair me being the shortest in my family especially with the youngest being that much taller.I thought maybe it was due to my brother and sister coming first but then i would have been taller than my youngest sister.All i hear is guys being 5'6 and over and still wanting to be taller COME ON GET A GRIP !!.Just be greatful for what you have.It ends up that i am the same height has my grandad he was 4'11 but due to shriking he is the same height.My nan is actually taller than him she was 5'10 but they still coped with the height difference.I also have an aunt who is similar in height she is 5'0 so she copes well has she can wear 3inch heels to bring her height up.I would never stoop so low has to wear lifts has that is just so non macho.Imagine wearing lifts barefooted you are 5'7 wearing 4inch lifts brings you up to 5'11.When you meet up with a woman yeah lovely she likes your height only to find out that you are 5'7 i can tell you if the woman has any sense she would turn round and walk out then what.Just be lucky that you are mostly over 5'0 i have no chance of reaching that unless i wear lifts or clumpy shoes no thank you.Is there anyone who is similar to my height has i dont meet that many thank you
chris says on 18/Oct/07
Read what anonymous just wrote....i think this is the smartest comment ive read here!
Ashton says on 16/Oct/07
Hey everybody. I've read many comments saying that stretch exercises programs are all lie. But honestly i don't read no one yet who have try to do this exercise programs in fact.
Tere are anyone in this site or somebody you know, who have tried to do this exercise program for at least 3 months all days?
They give any results? the results are permanent?
Please, please answer
(i also don't believe in incresing height in 3 or 4 inches after 20's like they say in the programs but i can belive they help to increase maybe 1 inch or 2)
THANK YOU
Anon says on 12/Oct/07
big damon is either full of **** or one seriously unhealthy guy. Actually makes me happy to be 5'8 and a half.
hi says on 8/Oct/07
big damon, your growth pattern seems odd to me. like you never had a real growth spurt and then a stabilization. seems like you will be waaay taller than 7ft.not necessarily a good news man.
Anonymous says on 8/Oct/07
To all shorter guys...Ok I'm 5'7 and half(maybe 5'8 in the morning) and I weigh about 205 pounds. I am a bodybuilder with wide shoulders and chest and very thicks thighs..Now I know what its like to be shorter since I have been my whole life. So Id like to give some advice to guys my size..My advice to you is accept your height(its not like its an illness you just arent tall, get over it).point blank.secondly after you accepted your not the tallest guy in the world you should where clothes that fit YOUR body. Almost every pair of pants I try on dont fit correctly. I have maybe 2 or 3 pairs that fit decent. Oh ya and Im a little bow legged sooo I know first hand if you dont wear pants that fit you, you are going to look very stalky and short!! the same goes with shirts..if you wear a shirt thats to long..you will look DUMB! you dont have inches to spare so you are really going to have to dress appropriate to your height..Also in my opinion shoes with lift or heels look dumb and obvious!! All those guys who say you need to be taller and if your not then you will amount to nothing are wrong. wear a shoe that fits and is not to big n blocky like airforces or boots even tho they give you a lift. they are to big of a shoe for guys our size and will make you look funny. wear a sleek aesthetic shoe that fits correctly and you will look better(vans, converse, loafer, etc u get my drift)And lastly if you do lift weights you MUST keep in mind that too much BULK will make you look weird muscle bound short etc..Lift to even out all your muscle groups to give the effect that you are aesthetic with a tight tapered body that is absolutely cut to ribbons..remember that the body you were given wasnt meant to be the absolute biggest ever so accentuate what you have and be confident..and quit whining about what you dont have and flaunt what you do!!hope this helped you
Franco says on 28/Sep/07
hahaha i'm 194cm and my head is always hitting doors and stuff let alone the piss poor shower lol

pfffs, i cannot believe a person want to be 7 ft, i wish i was shorter than 194cm go figure, 188-190cm perfect.
Ciaran says on 23/Sep/07
I'm 21 and 5"10 without shoes and wearing normal flats/trainers I'm 5"11. With my Timberland boots I'm practically 6" so buy Timberland if you want to be taller!!! My friend is no more than 5"8 but he always insists he's nearly 6"0 despite an obvious height difference between us. Big Damon, mind your head on the door frames! I'd say that is prob just about the clearance you can get. Move to The Netherlands if you can't cope. They're the tallest people on earth apparently.
big damon says on 17/Sep/07
well im 17.. 18 on th 17th of december and im 6'10 barefoot can be as big as 7 foot with shoes and i never see anyone taller than me anymore a few around near my height every now and then

heres my height chart

10- 5'9
11- 6'1
12- 6'3
13- 6'5
14- 6'6
15- 6'7.75
16- 6'9
17- 6'10

when i stop growing i hope to be 7 ft
Andreas says on 8/Sep/07
I'm 17 years old and i stand at exactly 176cm which is i think around 5'9.5 or maybe .25. which is average height and i am not terrible upset about that but i was wandering if anyone new a way for me to get another few inches because even though I'm 17 i don't seem to have grown in ages. Any help to give me another couple of inches???
Anonymous says on 4/Sep/07
5'11 is officially where tall begins, not 6'
christine says on 2/Sep/07
my height is 4'11 inches but I am 22 I am worried about my height it is very short but I am satisfied what God given to me...but sometimes it makes me feel alittle small in myself. I want to grow up.what did you think I ahve hope to grow up mu height more is my age now I am 22 plsss i need your help.
Frodo says on 27/Aug/07
Wtf is that comment about 5'7 being inferior, Ralph? What would 5'9 be?
You wouldn't happen to be Ralph from the Simpsons would you?
Instead of a finger up your nose; I think you may have it up your SIX FOOT ONE azz next to your head....
Anonymous says on 25/Aug/07
I know what you're talking about Ralph... I'm 5'11" but wish I were at least 6'1". Anyway, tallness is a relative concept. In my immediate family, I would be considered tall since both my parents and my two sisters are well under 5'6". But out in the real world at best I would be regarded as slightly above average and at worst, just average. Average, by its very definition. seems so boring.
Ralph says on 24/Aug/07
No one is satisfied whith their height-5'9" is average 5'11" is just over average but not officially tall but still a decent height,I think every guy wants to be 6'1" though officially tall begins at 6'0",for some reason guys at 5'11" want to be 6'1",if you have good posture you can appear tall at 5'11",I also think guys are influenced by athletes,and there are some very tall guys but that doesn't mean you're short,anyone who doesn't appreciate 5'11" are ignorant,you may even hear some women brag about how their boyfriend is 6'4",first of all women make bad height estimations and may over estimate the height of a guy they like.By the way i'm 6'1 1/2" I'm considered tall statiscally,I even look tall physically cause of my medium build and impeccable posture but some people don't acknowledge i'm tall cause I don't stand out tremendously,also being in the lower 6' range you need good posture to look tall unlike being 6'4" you can have a relaxed posture and still look tall.Another thing the viewpoint of being tall is subjective,everyone has different opinions of being tall,so guys 5'10"-5'11" be proud of you're height,stop claiming 6'1" and start appreciating you height, just remember 5'11" is just over average and most guys upgrade their height by two inches like if a guy is 5'9" he may claim 5'11",if a guy is 5'11" he may claim 6'1",that's why people have a perception of tall being 6'3"-6'4" because guys lie and make 6'1" seem not tall because everyone 5'11" claims 6'1",anyone that is a legit 6'0" or 6'1" with good posture and a normal weight will look tall or probably look taller than they already are,even 5'11" can look tall if legit measurement and decent posture.Another thing that I don't understand is that why are guys claiming to be 6'1" when 6'0" is an inch over 5'11" you can just claim 6'0" why claim 6'1"?I'm 6'1 1/2" I don't have to look down at someone who's 5'11",it's a masculine height it's not inferior like someone who's 5'7".
Anon says on 23/Aug/07
Well my if your wingspan should be somewhere around your height i guess ive got long arms.
height 5'10
wingspan 6'2
I Know It All says on 16/Aug/07
Your wingspan should be somewhere around your height on average, sometimes give or take 2-3"!! I'm 6'3 1/2" or slightly taller(with 1" shoes on) and my wingspan is 6'4"! Everyone says I have decently long arms, so they're ain't anything wrong with me!
Alex says on 14/Aug/07
This was on Halloween 2 years ago where I tried these 2.5 inch lifts inside my 1.5 inch boots and it was kinda uncomfortable walking around in them around town. I was already 6'0-6'0.25 barefoot and with the boots plus lifts I was in between 6'3 and 6'4.
Anonymous says on 25/Jul/07
Can shoe lifts cause any knee pain or injuries to the leg or back? Thanks
Anonymous says on 5/Jul/07
with the whole arm issues, I think people can range form having their armspan being the same as their height to 6 inches more and look normal. Average however probably is armspan execeeding by 3 or 4 inches IMO. My armspan is 78 inches, I'm 74 inches and it looks perfect for me, not crazy long monkey arms at all.
Victorian says on 5/Jul/07
It's not unlikely for a man to grow up to half of an inch between age 20 and 22. This happens with girls at a less frequent basis. Aside from genetic influences many other factors contribute to such a process though, there's no special recipe for it to make it happen.
Adam says on 5/Jul/07
Growing taller. I was 180cm at 14 and im now 187cm at 20 which is probs my peak height now. Thats 7cm (2.7 inches)growth in 6 years.Maybe i will have another growth spurt? It just shows that sum people are different
growing taller says on 26/Jun/07
nah, hate to break it to yo guys, no way of growing after 20, im 14 years old, so my spine is young and smiling for growing taller, i drink a litre of milk everyday, 2 cod liver oil capsules, fruits and vegetables, and have a multivitamin at the end of the day, or be it, an exeptionally healthy diet, i also swim for about a hour everyday and hang from the bar before and after swimming, 3 months, result, not an inch, simply nothing, that shows, you can't do much to grow taller, just keep healthy and if youve got anything to grow you shall, but i do look much hansomer, got a MUCH BETTER POSTURE, and i am much healthier, its not only the height that matters, its what on the height that matters, so i dont regret it at all, you may try it out your self,


yeah
and wear regular shoes, as rob says in the elevator hoes height article, they dont give much height, i tried them on in a shop, i didnt see much diference,
yeah, their also real bad for your back, their lying that they do well for your spine
5 years later ur spine shall be all crucked, so just keep good posture, thats a must
Michael says on 24/Jun/07
Hey, i have a question.. i hope someone of you guys can help me anwering me.
I'm 5'11 in the morning and at night i'm smaller by a entire inch! i'm 5'10 at night.
Iknow it's normal to shrink along the day and be taller in the morning but an entire inch? :| I have bad posture cuz until now (i'm 20) i didn't care with posture so now when i am distrected i'm allways with my spine curvate. (and i also have kyphosis) is it a reason to shrink an entire inch along the day?
Also... what do you know about grow after 20? i know it's diferent to everyone.. some people still growing after 20 other stop growing at 18 or even before..because of the genetic, but i've read spine stop growing ate 25.
Practing swimming and stretch exercises it helps to increase some height (i'm not stupid i know it can't increase something like 3 inches after 20 like all books about growing taller says..) but...i don't want to be sooo tall like that.. i would just like to increase an inch (or maybe 1.5 or 2 maximum!)
Somebody can tell something..? lol :D thank you guys ;)
Johnny says on 23/Jun/07
Thank you for the answers Adam Brimacombe and John Waine ;)
john wayne says on 21/Jun/07
re: johnny
the book is usefull but the rest f dere stuff is bull shit
Adam says on 21/Jun/07
I was 5"11 aged 14 and now 6 years on i have grown just under 3 inches. Does anyone think i am due another small growth spurt or am i finished growning now seeing as i am 20. id like to be comfortably 6"2 without having to say just under 6"2. Would like o grow another inch say. Is that possible and how?
Adam Brimacombe says on 21/Jun/07
Man (Johnny? whats wrong with beings 5"11? Thats a decent height to be? when i was 14 i was that height and it was great. I always consider anyone 5"10 ish or more to be tall. You need to remember that therer are people out there who are 5"2 etc etc so i don't think you are in a bad position being 5"11. As far as relationships with women go you are very unlikely to meet a girl at even 5"10 let alone 5"11-6"0 as most girls range between 5"2 and 5"7. Thats a decent height to be in my eyes because you don't want to be too much taller. I understand that by having that big 6 number in your height gives you that extra punch when someone asks you yoyr height but why don't you just say just under 6Ft? Im as you can see bellow 6' 1 2/3" to be exact and i've been out with girls who were 5"2-5"3-5"4 etc and i really wished that i was about 5"10 or 5"11.
Adam Brimacombe says on 20/Jun/07
Im just a shade (0.5cm) under 6"2 (188cm) but i am like 3 stone overweight so do you think me being overweight will bring me down a bit? I used to measure just over 6"2 but maybe i measured wrong? I defo 187 and a bit cm tall at 16 stone, measure and weighed yesterday. If i loose weight i will be able to stand my full height? true or does weight not have an affect?
Johnny says on 15/Jun/07
hi everybody, sorry for posting again but since no one have anwered me i will try just one more time lol. The thing is.. i'm 20 years olds, i'm 5'11, i like my height and i'm happy just like i am :D altough, i would like to be 6'1.. i'm not obcessed to get that height and i would never do things like takings pills or any drugs or making surgerys or something stupid, but if it was possible to increasse those 2 inches naturally i would be happy xD What i wanna know is if there's anyone who knows something about making those stretch exercises, if they result.. I have a ligery kyphosis and my posture is not correct i have curvature of the spine..and my legs are very tall compared with my spine, my legs are big but my spine seems too short compared with the legs lol and my arm span is 6'2 (that's why i thought it was possible to stretch my spine a little..) i have started to practise swimming to correct the posture and maybe i will start doing those stretch exercises. I just want to know: is it possible to increase (naturally) 2 inches at my age?
THANKS A LOT and sorry again for posting again the same thing.. (and sorry for my english!)
kst says on 14/Jun/07
i am an honest 6' 1" tall, all my life people told me i have to be at least 6'4". i always tell them that people add at the least 2 inchs to their height and half the time the men say they are 5'10 or 5'11" so i must to be at least 6'4" i laugh at them everytime and say na your about 5'7" and walk away witha cheezy grin. men lie about their height and their other size. i was in the military i know the truth most men are short in every aspect including the most blacks, when you shower with 20 guys in a group shower you know the truth. LOL hollowood is worse, they are not called actors for nothing LOL
and the answer is... says on 12/Jun/07
nope
stars do not wear lifts, maybe 1 or 2, occasionaly,
but dump the ideia they are all in lifts
and specialy 5 inches
Yoyoyo says on 9/Jun/07
Well i believe that if your arm span is more than 2 inches than your actual height than you have room to grow. But to do those exercises you need patience and DETERMINATION. Good luck and keep us updated if you do those exercises.
Johnny says on 8/Jun/07
Hi everybody i was looking around and discover this website, i have a question and i hope that someone can help me... I'm 20 years old and my height is 5'11 (180cm), i really, really want to grow until 6'1 (185cm) and i would like to reach that height as soon as possible. I've been reading some "books" like the one on the site www.growtaller.net that explain many exercices to have a correct posture and to gain some height... i would like to know if it's true, if it's possible to me to get more 2 inch with this age making those exercices.. and..what about that product that they show on site (YOKO).. should i get it or should i just make those exercise program? THANKS A LOT (and sorry for my english) byt he way.. my arm span is 6'2! and my legs..i don't know their height but.. their big compared with my spine... and i have a ligery kyphosis detect by an x-ray taht i make a few days ago.
grow tall says on 5/Jun/07
hi...im 14 years old, taking 2 cod liver oil capsules every day, along with a litre of milk and swimming and hanging from a bar, two freinds of which i hadn't seen for two month say i have increase masively in height....i hope it works for you guys
Ryan says on 24/May/07
Anonymous - you are saying that one cod liver oil capsules per day could increase growth. What about fish liver oil, would it possibly have the same effect?
Yoyoyo says on 20/May/07
How do you know if it's temporary? Do you have scientific claims to back that up?
TheJerk says on 20/May/07
To another height seeker, you are either exaggerating those claims of flat out lieing. If you are not lieing let it be known that the growth you experience is temporary. You might be able to grow .5 cm in a aboutevery 6 months after growth plates close, with complete consistency. Good luck in your efforts.
Anonymous says on 18/May/07
another height seeker: what is the name of that website which had the exercises on?
Jan says on 15/May/07
i don't really get why you 'hate' it begin smaller my brother is 185 cm I am 176 16 years, i get more girls than him because i'm more handsomer than he is. he doens't get more guys because he's taller. also at my school I really never see the pretty girls walking around whit big guys so i dont know were you al got that idea
another height seeker says on 14/May/07
hi I am 25 and I just came across this website on searching on google : "how to grow taller after puberty"
findout the info on that webpage,its absolutely free... no payments nothing. Just few stretch exercises. always remember spine never fuses ..if it fuses u cannot bend. The cartilage is present b/w the plates of ur spine and where there is cartilage there is always a 100% chance of growth of cartilage. spine can grow even after the age of 20. I have grown 3.4 cms after starting this programme in past 2 months. 172 cms to 175.4 cms (not bad!) Now I estimate that I will grow 3 cms more in about 4-6 months. Have patience! Let your spine stretch!
jaze says on 10/May/07
Just turned 21 today! Woohoo! :)

I've been reading some of the previous posts and found that some people recommend stretches and sleeping without a pillow. I'd definitely have to agree! I've been doing this for quite a few days now, and the way it straightens your posture will add at least half-an-inch to your height. (I know this for a fact, since it happened to me). All you really need is patience and determination. And a big appetite to supplement your dietary needs.

I'll try to take up on that cod liver oil tip and see if that would help me reach my goal. I'm currently at 5'6.5" and my target is at least 5'8 to 5'9 by the age of 22. That's a year from now! Well, I'll get back at you guys on my progress.
Drew says on 6/May/07
Very true The Dude.
snrub says on 5/May/07
Sonny Liston was 6ft and had a 7ft span
the dude says on 28/Apr/07
trueheight, youve obviously never heard of Di Vinci's Vitruvian Man. You should look it up sometime. It states that the perfect proportional body has an arm span exactly the same length as there height. People with the same arm span as there body do not look out of proportion at all. I know this because i am exactly 186cm in the morning and my arm span is 186cm. I have even asked people if my arms look short, and everyone i have asked has said that they look perfectly in proportion. Thats not to say that there is anything wrong with have long arms. On the contary there are lots of advantages. Im just saying that what your saying is rubbish.
Ivan says on 24/Apr/07
Oh ace by the way how many inches is your leg? Mine are 34-36 inches, depending where i end on my hip. I have a long torso but short legs.
Ivan says on 24/Apr/07
I have almost the same problem ace. I'm 5'11 1/4 and my arm span is 6'3. My hands are 8 inches and my feet are a size 12. I'm almost 22 though, but hey look on the brightside...we can take up boxing! We'll be jabbing all night!

No but truthfully i believe in the "are spine stops growing at 25." I think people can grow on their own if the make themselves do it but i really don't have the time but you should try...good luck.
ace says on 22/Apr/07
According to MISHA, armspan exceeding height is VERY RARE. Let me give you my story. I'm 18 yrs old and 5'10 with a freakish 6'4 armspan. I have had very steady growth (you know? the 'normal' 2-2.5 inches a year) from childhood all the way to the age of 16, but my growth appears to be stalling a bit which is a tad funny considering I NEVER had one of those growth spurts of 4 or 5 inches. Let me also add that I have 8.5 inches long hands (which according to several sites is one inch LONGER than the average) and I have very long legs for someone my height. I also wear a size 13 sneaker.

So uh, IS THAT GROWTH SPURT COMING OR WHAT? do I have a shot at late growth?
Anonymous says on 16/Apr/07
Alexander,
1) between 23 to 24 yrs
2)half an inch

Height at 20 was 5'8 by 25 was 5'10.25 and now in my 30's 5'10.75 barefoot....hope to hit 5'11 by the end of the year!

x14,
sleeping without a pillow helps your spine to stretch to its full potential, also use a spine sretching rack, which helps to stretch the spine and back. also i find that i don't get a stiff neck when i wake up, when i sleep without a pillow.
5'11 guy says on 15/Apr/07
I'm 5'11.5 and my wingspan is 5'8.5. Wierd, I know.
Alexander says on 14/Apr/07
Hey Anonymous, the one who said he grew 2 inches between the ages of 20 and 25...have 2 questions for you.

How long did it take you to grow those 2 inches? All 5 years or was there a certain period for those 2 inches?

and....How much do you shrink throughtout the day at present time?
x14 says on 14/Apr/07
sleepin without a pillow helps you grow ?
Anonymous says on 12/Apr/07
Hannibal, one cod liver oil capsules per day. I took one per day after the age of 20 and grew 2 inches by the time i was 25. I have also 'grown' half an inch in the last 6 months through Yoga style stretching and sleeping with out a pillow.
Anonymous says on 10/Apr/07
why do u say that?
my uncle grow till 23, my cousin till 25, my father till 24....
x14 says on 8/Apr/07
hannibal
i actualy dont think cod liver oil works that way
Hannibal says on 7/Apr/07
how many cod oil liver capsules do i have to take every day to grow?
im soon 18
x14 says on 2/Apr/07
hi....im 14 years old, shall fish slash cod liver oil help me grow taller.
misha says on 28/Mar/07
Please don't misquote me - read my post - I didn't say armspan was normally 3-4 inches greater than height - I said it is usually a bit more - 1 to 2 inches longer would be a good average (i.e., armspan is 2% - 3% greater than height). Going in the other direction, it is very rare for someone's armspan to exceed his height. This is an important body indicator that makes me think Russell Crowe cannot be 5'10" to 5'11" in his bare feet - in "Gladiator" his arms are just too short for him to be that tall - same goes for his legs in the many
scenes where they can be closely observed.

And by the way, Alexander, I hope that science techer's contract renewal is not based on his knowledge - your armspan will always be greater than your height, even in old age, so you'll have the same problem even when you're a "starik" (if I've judged your port of origin correctly).
antron says on 26/Mar/07
mike is right about "wingspan" while your arms certainly could add up to 4 in longer than your height, I would say that is normal, but not average. It is usually a bit closer to one's height. For the record, I'm 169cm and "wingspan" of 174cm.
lucky ones says on 26/Mar/07
I have a kind of dwarfgrow, i did many operation's (Ilizarov and hormones etc.)
I'm at the best 5'8, and i can tell you that: if you have a natural grow and become 5'6/5,7 /5'8: price youreself happy! Because i have been trought alot to become that height. Sorry maybye for my poor English
mike says on 25/Mar/07
arm span is NOT 3-4 inches longer than height on average, I mean, I reading this and I'm all like WHAT? Look, armspan more times than not is within 2 inches of your height. Me for example, I'm 6'1 with a 6'3 armspan BUT yes there are exceptions
Shaun says on 17/Mar/07
The average height for a British man is 1.76cm (5ft 9 1/4") and the average for a woman is 1.63cm (5ft 4"). I myself range from 5ft 7 1/4" (morning height) to 5ft 6 3/4" (evening height). The average heights have to be taken into consideration. Many comments are of people who consider 5' 8" for men short which it is not. I myself see anything below 1.70.18cm (5'7") men and 1.57.5cm (5'2") women as on the Shorter side of height. The tall side would be 6' and over for men and 5'7" and over for women. Tom Cruise-5'7" (1.70.18cm) not 1.72cm isn't short, granted below average but not tiny Tom.
trueheight says on 17/Mar/07
And Mischa is absolutely right - average wingspan is 3-4inches longer than your height - the case is true for almost everyone tall or short. I'm 5'9, my wingspan is 6'3 - a bit longer than average. But yes, your wingspan SHOULD be about 4in longer than your height.

Alex, that is not true. Bruce Lee was 5'7 yet had a 6' wingspan. His is longer than average like me - but most will find that their wingpsan is 3in taller, doesn't mean you will grow.

Ppl who's wingspans match their height or are shorter look very weird b/c they appear to have short stumpy arms.

Take this test - I guarantee that at least 90% have longer wingspans - its apart of human physiology
trueheight says on 16/Mar/07
Anon: i wish you'd stop trying to give false hope.
1) The only hope for guys is, you can grow till your 25 - but 100% of it has to do w/ genetics. You will reach your max genetic potential provided you had a healthy childhood and wern't like starving.

2)stretching or liver oil or milk won't help a bit once you've STOPPED GROWING. A good marker for late growth is to inquire on whether your mom or dad's growth pattern - if one of them grew into their 20s, then you will almost certainly follow that pattern. Otherwise, you will stop growing pretty much the same time your parents stopped growing. The pattern is highly hereditary

3) The only things that will stunt your growth is: either you had a very serious chronic childhood illness like cancer, either your diet as a child was abysmal(only need calcium and protein anyway), or you damaged a growth plate in your hip area.

Proper weight training, smoking, doing dope, eating junk and not excercising will NOT have any remarkable bearing on your growth. Trust me, I have very tall friends who've users of tobacco, pot and alcohol since age 13

If your parents are short, chances are very high that you will be short or are short. There are exceptions of course, but they weren't the result of taking extra vitamins, stretches etc.
Alexander says on 13/Mar/07
Misha i remember when i came to the USofA 4 years ago, my science teacher in high school said that if your shorter than your armspan, then you have room to grow more or something of that nature. Is that true?
misha says on 13/Mar/07
A technical point: your armspan is generally slightly more than your height. Obviously this can vary considerably depending on whether you have short, medium or long arms for your height. Muhammad Ali, for example, had
a reach of 81 inches but was about 6'2.5". Still, his arms were long even for his height - if his height had matched his reach, he would have been 6'9"! Mike Tyson's arms were fairly short, but so was he for a heavyweight who dominated the division for fifteen years. His reach is 71 inches, and I believe his height is just slightly under the 5'10" he has finally been
"rounded down" to after passing for 5'11.5" for a very long time. I am between 5'11" and 6'0", and my reach is 6'1.5". So we see a rather consistent pattern here - I have a hunch that if you really hit your armspan with your height, you'd look short-armed, so you'd want your arms to get just a bit longer, thus whole process would repeat itself! We are undoubtedly wiser accepting this
relationship the way nature has designed it. An example of absurdly long arms
compared to legs and torso would be the chimpanzee, yes, the other great ape species as well, but chimps in particular have such short legs that it really accentuates their tremendously elongated arms.
Alexander says on 8/Mar/07
Hi everyone. Im 5'11 1/2 in the morning but i notice that i actually shrink down immediately from waking up. By the end of the day im 5'10 1/4. I shrink down a inch and 1/4!

I am overweight by the way and have back problems, im 65 lbs overweight. Could that be the problem?

My wingspan is 75 inches...shouldn't i be at that height? Can i grow to that height, i always heard your suppose to be your arm length.

Sorry for if i spelled words wrong, im still learning english.
Anonymous says on 7/Mar/07
Anonymous, i know you can increase height by good nutrition and excersise,one day i will be a lot taller than you and can call you midget
Hitman says on 6/Mar/07
Hi, i am 18 and i am 174 cm. Can anybody please advice my how can i get an extra one and a half inch. Is is possible for me to grow further? Please reply.
net says on 4/Mar/07
hi, when i was im 18 yrs old im taking a capsule of seven seas,i stop after 30 capsule take,im 21 now, i noticed til now i didnt grow...? can u help me?
snrub says on 1/Mar/07
I'm 18 and about 175-176 and i haven't really grown since I was 15. Any advice on how to get an extra inch in? I might try cod liver oil and a higher protein diet but are there any other tips? At my age do you think there's much chance I'll grow any more. I think in the last summer i gained a cm or two
Anonymous says on 28/Feb/07
Why don't you just shut your mouth. It's not really about growing taller, its about Accomplishing something in life, doing something extrodinary in your life. People like you live miserable angry lives.
Anonymous says on 26/Feb/07
Why do you people all have such a sick obsession with growing taller? This is pretty stupid. Why not just accept yourself for the height you are. Chances are evolution and genetics made you the size you are for a reason. Do you really think life will be so much better if you are fractionally taller? get over it you bloody idiots. I'm a very average 177cm and happy with it. If all you guys hope to achieve in your life is being a bit taller than average then I feel sorry for you, chances are you going to live very boring and unaccomplished lives.
ace says on 18/Feb/07
ppl to grow taller u need to do stretches. i do exercise which has helped me gain 1/2 an inch in 2 months. i ly down on a sofa or a bed face down, then i place 2 pillows on top of each other and rest my head on it for about 2 hours a day.

do 1 hour in the morning while watching TV or sumthin and 1 hour at night. make sure the pillows are fat, so it really stretches ur spine while ur laying face down.

it truly works. you got also try YOGA that helps too.

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