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Sneakers's height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Nike Air Force One

3cm (1.18 inches)

Nike's big seller, these have thick looking soles up close but don't give as much height as they'd suggest they might, basically 1.2 inches.
Adidas Superstar 2

2.5cm (1 inch) - 2cm (0.75 inch)

A popular style, the shell toe. Brand new this sole looks to give more than what they actually give, which is really 2.5cm. But after a few weeks of wear though this sneaker becomes 2cm, or 0.75 inch.
Adidas Oregon

3cm (1.18 inches)

New, it gives about 1.25 inches. With some trainers, after a few weeks the insole kind of gets bedded in and so it settles down a few mm less than new. I've worn this pair to 4 conventions in 2006. For pic reference, those cons were these people were at: 1) Meghan Gallagher, 2) Doug Bradley, 3) Glenn Morshower
Reebock Classic

2.85cm (1.15 inches)

New they'd give more 1.2 inch, I've worn a used pair to 2 conventions. For pic reference, those cons were these people were at: 1) Lou Ferrigno, 2) Carlos Bernard.
Nike Shox NZ, Turbo OZ

3.6cm (1.41 inches)

If new out the box both these pairs gave good 1.4 inches, a few weeks of wear and for me I found they'd creeped down a little below 1.4. Absolutely my favorite type of trainer based on comfort. I've worn these to 2 conventions, for reference: 1)Ron Glass, 2)Tony Todd.
Nike Airmax 95

3.4cm (1.34 inches)

New, seemed to give about 1.35 inches.
Nike Free

2.75cm (1.08 inches)

Extremely lightweight trainer, the sole looks like it could give you more than this, but the insole is shaped slightly curved at the heel, after a few weeks drops to basically 1 inch.
Nike Air 180

2.7cm (1.06 inches)

Just over 1 inches, used to be kind of pair I'd wear every day as they seemed very comfortable. I've worn this trainer to one convention, for reference: 1) Jensen Ackles con. They dropped to about 0.98 inches by then.
Nike Airmax Ltd

3.45cm (1.36 inches)

This is kind of similar height to airmax 360, although I think gives a little more than this limited edition.
Puma Tx 300

3.2cm (1.26 inches)

I picked this pair up thinking on the size of the heel they'd give near 1.4 inches, but surprisingly not even 1.3. I have worn this pair to C11, for reference: 1) James Marsters con.
Timberland Euro Dub

3cm (1.18 inches)

The timberlands usually have a larger heel and a lesser heel, the above new gives 1.18 inches and is the lesser heel.
Adidas Samoa

2.5cm (1 in)

This is a comfy version of the shoe, gives near 1 in new, normal samoas give bit less than this.
Doc Martin Style

3.4cm (1.34 inches)

This shows a typical doc martin style boot, where the heel is cut to a standard range. Many think such a boot gives 1.5-1.6, but not really unless its got extremely thick and cushioned insole.
Crocs Cayman

2.2cm (0.87 inch)

Popular summer shoe. Concave shape so give less than an inch in reality. Ugly looking things if you ask me.
Vans Classic Slip Ons

1.4-1.5cm (0.55 inch)

The chequered style is popular. Brand New they give around 1.6cm, but after wearing 1.4-1.5cm
Converse All Star

1.6cm (0.62 inches)

I own several classics, there are some special editions. Slimline converse give the same.
Nike Shox Arraw

3cm (1.18 in)

These are not as obviously big as normal shox, they have pretty comfy insoles. brand new I measured them as 3cm, after a year they were about 1.1 inch.
Nike Street Shox V

2.1cm (0.83 in)

A low urban style of shox, nowhere near as comfy as arraws but if you want less sole this is a good trainer.
Boat Shoe

1.9cm (0.75 in)

A lot of boat shoes have pretty slim insoles, this pair is typically the style that gives about three quarters of an inch.
Merrell Fashion Trainer

2cm (0.8 in)

I've worn this shoe at quite a few conventions over 2009-2010.
Airwalk Skate Shoe

1.3-1.4cm (0.5 in)

This is a low skate style sneaker, it appears to give more height than it actually does.
Adio Skate Shoe

1.8-1.9cm (0.75 in)

Another style of skate shoes. A lot of Adios give 0.6-0.75 inch range
Caterpiller Boot

3.7-3.8cm (1.5 in)

A thick soled Cat Boot with an insole that is a few mm thick, gives in total about 1.5 inches.
Nike AirMax 360

3.5cm (1.38 in)

One of the thicker styles of Nike Running Sneakers.
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John says on 27/Jan/15
Rob,how much would these add?Click Here
[Editor Rob: maybe 1.25 inch range, never seen them before though!!]
Jake S says on 26/Jan/15
Hi rob ive heard nike airmax are the best trainers for adding natural height? so I was wondering which nike air max out of air max 1 and air max 90 give the most height Click Here Click Here really appreciate the help rob :)
[Editor Rob: both seem very similar, I doubt you'd measure much different in either.]
Darius says on 25/Jan/15
Rob how much do these air maxes give? 1.3 inches like the others?Click Here
[Editor Rob: yeah they should give in that range.]
Height183 says on 24/Jan/15
Rob, are 2 - 3 inch elevator shoes uncomfortable to walk in? I don't plan on ever wearing any, but I was just wondering.
[Editor Rob: many many women totter about in 3-4 inch heels, which are less comfortable than a good pair of elevator shoes.

2-2.5 inch range I think are fine, you would get used to them, even RobV wears big elevators a lot and doesn't seem to bother him too much.]
stev says on 22/Jan/15
Thanks Rob. So a pair of Dons elevators claiming to give a 2 inch lift, would probably give that exact amount? Is it just the higher lifts that in actual fact give less than advertised? thanks.
[Editor Rob: I'm sure dons still measures at the very back, so you still won't quite get as much as claimed. But the lower the amount (like say a 2.5 inch) the closer you might get (actual about 2-2.2 inches). A 5-inch might give you the 3.8-3.9 inches of actual height.]
delvin says on 21/Jan/15
How much does a shoe with a platform of 1.7cm and a heel of 3.8 cm
[Editor Rob: the insole might add a few mm, if there was no insole and you are measuring the heel at the very back of the shoe (as opposed to the pivot point 1.5 inches from the back) then maybe 3.5-3.6cm, but with 2mm insole you might get your near 1.5 inches.]
stev says on 21/Jan/15
Hey Rob, have you seen the Don's midsole technology? I just saw on the site it's new, however I've never checked the site before so don't know how long it's been there, they claim there technology will make you feel like you're not wearing elevators, but still gain a minimum of 2 inches, the shoes are completely custom also, from leather, and colour, the shoes look really nice and this new insole technology is interesting. Click Here
[Editor Rob: I think it's the shape of the lift is slightly different, more height in the middle section than previous elevators would give.]
Tall says on 21/Jan/15
How much for these Adidas sneakers, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: don't know exactly where the insole on that model comes to. I would say it was a little under the outsole, like a few mm, so might be a 1-1.1 type sneaker.]
charles says on 21/Jan/15
how much height does this shoes give?
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[Editor Rob: they look around 0.6 inch styles]
Aware says on 20/Jan/15
Rob how about the balenciagas? the red ones how much do u think they'll give?
[Editor Rob: the high-top style of sneakers, those look somewhere between 0.5 and 0.7 range, I doubt anymore than that.]
Jake S says on 19/Jan/15
Hi rob I have a pair of normal Doc Martens which you say gives around 1 1/4 inches, how much will these boots by Doc Martens give do they give more than the standard pair? the heel just seems bigger to me? Thanks :) Click Here
mogu says on 19/Jan/15
How much? Click Here
[Editor Rob: that boot looks like it might have a sole in the 1.3 inch range, and maybe 1.4-5 depending on how much the insole is giving.]
Anon183cm says on 17/Jan/15
I've had a pair of DM boots for a few years now, and I just measured the height increase with them on and it's only 1.1 inches. On here you've written that they generally give around 1.34", and I agree with that since I feel like they used to give more. Is it typical for shoes to give less height as they age?
[Editor Rob: you lose some height after a bit of wear, insoles squash down and a few mm generally gets lost. The thicker the insole material, the better made it is, sometimes the less effect.]
Jimmy says on 17/Jan/15
how much does a Red Wing usually gives?
Ahmed says on 17/Jan/15
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Hello Rob, I am a huge Nike Air Jordans fan and was just wondering if you could tell me how much lift they can give from that range JD is offering and also which would give the most lift. Many thanks brother, appreciate what you do man.
veece says on 17/Jan/15
hello rob, really need your help man, how much lift would these nike air flights give, 1 inch max? thank you

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[Editor Rob: in the 1-1.1 range]
Height183 says on 16/Jan/15
Rob, you really sure that the Adidas PT only gives like 0.6? I mean, they look like give a bit more. What do you think?

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[Editor Rob: there might be a slightly thicker version of it, I think some look 0.6 range, others might be in 0.75 range.]
CD says on 16/Jan/15
Rob about how much do these kind of Adidas give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: something around half inch range. ]
stev says on 15/Jan/15
Thanks Rob. I found these custom heeled boots. In the picture you can see the original heel then the resoled height. The description is that the heel is 1.3/16 inches high, to me looks like a good 1.5 inch with insole, what do you think Rob? Thank as always. Click Here Click Here Click Here
[Editor Rob: I think the outsole could be close to 1.4, potentially almost 1.5 with insole.]
Kary says on 15/Jan/15
Rob how much height so regular ugg boots give
[Editor Rob: anywhere from 0.5 to 0.75, there's quite a few copycat styles that give in 0.75 range.]
dan says on 15/Jan/15
I can give an update on the New Balance Encap sole and Doc Martens. On NB's, you stand on basically 2,6cm, which is a bit more than one inch. Minus your weight, it should be at 2,3cm or less, but consider that my NB's are not brand new, but worn quite a few times. For Doc Martens, the sole itself measures 3,4cm, minus your weight, it is at about 3,1cm or less. The measure is very exact since me and my brother used his electronic rule which was very expensive and worth every penny. but consider that the used NB's are a 530 model and the doc martens the low ones.
Jay says on 14/Jan/15
How about adidas samba, Rob?
[Editor Rob: right in the 0.75 inch range, the insoles on Samba's always feel quite thin.]
ian says on 14/Jan/15
hey rob how much height does this boots give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: the sole is nearly 1.3 inches, the insole I don't know...potentially it could give total 1.4 inch range.]
dan says on 13/Jan/15
Hey Rob, do the low doc martens (Click Here) differ from the bootstyle ones mentioned earlier?
[Editor Rob: the soles look quite similar, around 1.3 range]
stev says on 12/Jan/15
Rob, are replacement insoles, the memory foam style likely to add anything worthwhile? or some of the thick sheep wool inserts? To stand on, and once your foot presses down, it feels like almost nothing, but when inserted into a shoe it strangely feels like the shoe is much tighter, and my foot is closer to the upper part of the shoe, are we talking barely mm's here? Thanks
[Editor Rob: yeah these insoles don't add much, a small fraction really. Useful maybe for cushioning - I've seen some shoes with awful thin insoles so it's like walking on a brick - in that case adding your own insole might be a good idea.

Keep your feet in good nick as you get older.]
Superman says on 12/Jan/15
How much for these, 1 inch ?

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[Editor Rob: the sole wouldn't be thicker than that.]
dougdude says on 11/Jan/15
Rob, what's your guess on the infamous Clarks Wallabees? Click Here
[Editor Rob: near 1.2 range]
chrisi says on 11/Jan/15
hi Rob,how much height this one gives (Nike Air Visi Pro 3) thanks! Click Here
[Editor Rob: near 1.3]
newguy says on 11/Jan/15
Rob, do any converse or skate shoes give an inch in height?Please respond.
[Editor Rob: not that I can think of offhand, I think there is a style of vans that are quite thick though]
Tall says on 11/Jan/15
Hmm it's strange
I got pair of this Nike Manoa boots and I never measure them, but the insole look like it's more 1,3 inches, than 1.6 and when I wear them, I don't feel that it gives 1,6-7 extra inches to me
Tall says on 10/Jan/15
How much on Nike Mano Leather Boots, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: those look quite thick, maybe 1.6-1.7 inches is possible.]
aware says on 10/Jan/15
how much this one gives? dr martens
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[Editor Rob: more in 1.3 range]
Hofstadter says on 9/Jan/15
Rob, can you, please, tell me how much height this one gives?
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[Editor Rob: never seen a crusher before, they look a bit like an air max type...I'd suspect it could give a little over 1 inch.]
Josh says on 9/Jan/15
Hey Rob do dressier shoes (not sneakers) lose height as well over time or not really? I have Chelsea boots that gave around 1.25 new, if I wore them for a couple years, would they lose height like some sneakers would? It seems like there is less room to lose height, since the back heel can't change.
[Editor Rob: the sole itself might wear down a little, but you might only lose a mm from that. The insole could start out quite firm and thick and then the weight of your body through your heels over time compresses it down and another few mm could go awol.]
dougdude says on 7/Jan/15
Rob, how much height do you believe Saucony Jazz Low Pros add?
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[Editor Rob: can't see that one giving any less than around 1-1.1 inch.]
Joe says on 7/Jan/15
Hey rob how much how much would you say a new pair of air max 90s will give ?
[Editor Rob: if you have large foot then maybe 1.3 inch range, but some smaller models of max 90's (size 8 for instance) look a few mm thinner.]
delvin says on 7/Jan/15
Click Here how much do these give ?
[Editor Rob: might be around 1.25 inchers]
stev says on 6/Jan/15
What would you estimate on these Rob? Thanks. Click Here
[Editor Rob: could give in 1.2 range]
Kourosh says on 6/Jan/15
Rob how much usually a men boots add to the height? my brother wears the middle one :Click Here

my brother is weak 5'8 like 172 cm. I'm 176.4 in evening or 5'9 1/2. we were eye to eye when he was in his boots and i was barefoot.
[Editor Rob: middle one doesn't look much more than an inch, depending on insole maybe 1.1-1.2 range.]
dan says on 5/Jan/15
hey rob, do brand new converse all stars (the classics with the thicker sole) give 1,6cm or were you talking about worn all stars?
and how much do these weird air max add in smaller sizes? Click Here
about 1.18 inches, right?
[Editor Rob: brand new can give you between 0.6-0.65, worn they sometimes lose only a little amount...although I have an old pair that's 3-4 years of occasional wear that gives not much over 0.5 inch now.]
Jake says on 4/Jan/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think do the New Balance 574 give in a EU 41,5 (US 8,5). The full 1,3 inches or rather like 1,15 or less?
[Editor Rob: the insole will thin a little over time so it might start nearer 1.3 but end up 1.1]
delvin says on 3/Jan/15
Click Here how much is this?
[Editor Rob: never seen those up close, the style looks like it might give you roughly in the 0.75 inch range.]
Jason says on 1/Jan/15
Can you tell me where I can purchase the timberland euro dub you have in the pic above
[Editor Rob: I've no idea if they make them, but they were POOR boots...I thought they'd break in easy but they were a poor model. They type of sole they have is still used on other timberlands around the place.]
tellem says on 1/Jan/15
hey rob, how much height do cuban heeled boots give?
[Editor Rob: typically you'd find around 1.5 inches...

some cowboy's can vary a lot, you have thinner cowboys like 1.25, medium like 1.5-1.6 and large like 1.7-2 range.]
Dan 188 cm says on 31/Dec/14
Hey Rob,how much height do these give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: pretty thin no more than 0.6]
Peter says on 31/Dec/14
Hey Rob, how much do those kicks give? Those 2 are the same, just saying :
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[Editor Rob: either 1.1 or 1.3, what I found sometimes is the larger the model (like a size 10 or 11) the slightly thicker certain Nike's would be compared to size 6-8 for instance.]
Arthur says on 31/Dec/14
Rob I heard you lost weight.You said you went down from 180 to 150.
Did your foot size shrink in this period? I am planning to lose weight too but I dont want any shrinkage.
charles says on 30/Dec/14
hey rob. i'm 173cm tall in barefoot. if i wear nike roshe runs. how tall will i be?
Dan 188 cm says on 30/Dec/14
Hey Rob,which sneakers give more height? Converse All stars like these?

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or would Van sk8 hi's give more height?

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[Editor Rob: converse literally by 2mm]
Judd says on 29/Dec/14
Rob how many inches could give (in height) a pair of classic timberland boots (Click Here)? It is possible something like 1,25" (or 3 cm if you prefer)?
[Editor Rob: only if the insole is very thin then 1.25 range, but from looking at them they seem nearer 1.4 than 1.25.]
delvin says on 29/Dec/14
How much height do socks give ?
[Editor Rob: unless they are thick hiking type socks they generally won't give anything you could really measure, we are talking not even half a mm.]
spainmen192cm says on 28/Dec/14
Hey Rob how much height does the New Balance 574 give? And the Panama Jack Boots?
[Editor Rob: with large 574 about 1.3 inch. I don't know the insole thickness of those Panama boots, so it could be anywhere from 1.3 to 1.5.]
delvin says on 27/Dec/14
Click Here how much does this give,?
[Editor Rob: these are like 0.5-0.6 styles, vans one aswell like half inch]
delvin says on 27/Dec/14
Click Here how much do these give
delvin says on 25/Dec/14
Click Here how much does this give ?
[Editor Rob: don't look like they'd give that much, half inch at most]
SmallBall says on 25/Dec/14
How about a pair of Nike air max 1 and Roshe runs. Thanks dude
[Editor Rob: if you have a smaller foot some nikes seem to have a slight difference, like air max 1 going from 1.1 to a 1.3 for size 10's, the roshe can look 1.2-3 range]
Height says on 23/Dec/14
Hey rob I'm a little over 182 in the morning. You reckon there's any chance of a 185-186 with air jordan 13's on in the morning?

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[Editor Rob: should be somewhere between those 2 marks.]
stev says on 23/Dec/14
I'm going to try these ones too Rob, the high end brands interest me right now. Click Here Look slightly more than than 1 inch? Cheers.
[Editor Rob: that's more in the 1.25 inch heel range, plus insole and you could be getting 1.3 at least.]
Height183 says on 23/Dec/14
Rob do all the Nike Cortez give the same height? like 0.6? Click Here
[Editor Rob: those are thicker more in inch range]
stev says on 22/Dec/14
Hi Rob, I bought both those Zara pairs and the heel on the boots were fractionally bigger than the dress shoes. The insoles on both pairs were level with the highest point of the heel and when wearing could definitely feel an height boost compared to the usual diesel trainers I wear. Next on my list will be a high end pair of brogues. I am interest to see the difference between a high street brand like zara and the hand made shoe specialist. Let me know your estimate on these Rob Click Here as you were spot on with the Zara shoes, let's see if you can get these bang on too ;) Thanks again Rob.
[Editor Rob: I'd say those would (with only a few mm insole) give in between 1.1 and 1.2. All depends on insole though. The heel looks like a good 1 incher plus insole, so maybe between 1.1-1.2 range.]
Tom says on 22/Dec/14
How much can give Nike cortez classic shoes, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: around 0.6 range.]
SPG720 says on 20/Dec/14
Hi, Can you please tell me which sneakers give you the most hight? I heard nike TN.
Thanks very much
[Editor Rob: any like those tn's or shox give a good amount, but thickest would be those type of skechers shape ups or reebok toning sneakers, the skecher ones can give near 2 inches...also MBT shoes are kind of similar to that, quite thick.]
Dan says on 19/Dec/14
Hey Rob, how much height do these Timberland boots give me? I'm 186-187cm throughout the day and 188cm in the morning. How tall am i in them? I'm usually like 6'2.5 in most sneakers. I tried measuring myself with the timberlands on and i got 6'3.
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[Editor Rob: yes they could give you close to 1.5 inches newish.]
Pete says on 18/Dec/14
Rob, how much do those give?
[Editor Rob: looking at the front, the insole would have to sit a little bit shy of the stitching mark to fit your foot in, so I'd guess around 0.75 inch range...thinner than the outside suggests.]
delvin says on 18/Dec/14
Click Here how much do these give ?
[Editor Rob: the insole I think sits at the white line, rather than the upper red line, so around an inch is likely.]
stev says on 18/Dec/14
Thanks Rob as always. I will purchase a couple of Zara shoes and see for myself for the insoles are like. Is there much of a difference between dress shoes with heels and shoes they have a wedge style outsole? Like these. A little over an inch do you think? Click Here
[Editor Rob: those might be made to be 3cm, so a little over 1 inch.

I've found sometimes the makers will cut shoe heels to exact 1 inch, others might go with metric and slightly bigger ones at 3cm, they can look quite similar...although that one might be nearer the 3cm mark.]

Pop says on 18/Dec/14
Rob how many inches do uggs like these Click Here give? Thanks
[Editor Rob: not that much more than 0.5 inches]
delvin says on 17/Dec/14
When I wore my shoes that saids it gave 3/4 of a inch .. They only gave me 2/3 of a inch in height
Ben says on 17/Dec/14
Rob, what do you reckon about these Timberland a mate of mine reckons they are near enough 2 inches?
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[Editor Rob: nah they won't give anywhere near 2 inches unless the insole is built up and half inch more than the sole itself.]
stev says on 16/Dec/14
Came across these on Zara also Click Here These look like pretty big heels or is it just the photo? Looks at least 1.5 inch. Thanks again Rob.
[Editor Rob: not over 1.5 inch those.

as I say, we'll call these size of heels 'The Brad Pitt' model as that's what he liked to wear for a while.]
stev says on 16/Dec/14
Rob, zara stocking cuban heels, or do you think these a little less than most 4-5cm heels? Click Here On a side note, in your personal opinion can anyone really pull these off without looking like they are trying too hard? Thanks.
[Editor Rob: these should give you in the 1.5 inch range, the trousers would cover a lot of the shoe/heel anyway, this is a kind of heel that brad pitt sometimes has worn.]
charles says on 16/Dec/14
hey rob. i'm 173cm tall in barefoot. if i wear nike airmax. how tall will i be?
[Editor Rob: 176 is possible]
delvin says on 15/Dec/14
Click Here how much do you think these give?
[Editor Rob: these can look in the 1.2-1.3 range.]
delvin says on 14/Dec/14
Click Here how much do these give ?
JakeS says on 12/Dec/14
Hey Rob was wondering what you think these boots would give with it also being a clarks boot ive found clarks have fairly thick insoles also? could I get near 5'11''or 5'11'' if im 5'9.5'' which is my average 5 hours after bed height. your thoughts rob? :) Click Here
[Editor Rob: looking at them, even just a few mm insole and they should be near 1.5 inches, it's a pretty thick heel to start with.]
Jay says on 12/Dec/14
Hi rob what do you think these boots would give?
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[Editor Rob: if insole is only 2mm or so then I can't see it giving much more than an inch]
lelman says on 12/Dec/14
Cheers Rob, What about these, about an inch too?

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[Editor Rob: absolutely, it is possible that heel is like 3cm, but even if just 1 inch the insole takes it a bit above that.]
Joj says on 11/Dec/14
Rob, if I'm 181 barefoot how much would jordan 13's give me?
Height182 says on 11/Dec/14
Wow, I thought those trainers would've given at least 3cms. Good thing I asked Rob. Lol
lelman says on 11/Dec/14
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What do you think these two boots would give? Would there be a big difference?
[Editor Rob: I don't think there would be more than a few mm between them, the work boot might be very slightly thicker, but both look roughly an inch style, I wouldn't say much more than that inch.]

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