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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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.

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