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

Nike Air Force One: 3cm (1.18 inches)

Big seller for Nike, these have a thicker looking sole, but don't give as much height as they'd suggest they might. A magazine once used Tom Cruise wearing a white pair and told people he was in Elevators. He wasn't, just all white Air Force Ones.
Adidas Superstar 2: 2.5-2cm (1->0.75 inches)

A popular Adidas brand, these brand new can be near 1 inch but their insole compresses quite a lot and they end up more 0.75 inches after a bit of wear.
Adidas Oregon: 3.1cm (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. This one ended up about 1.1 inches after a few months of daily wear.
Reebock Classic: 3cm (1.2 inches)

One of Reebock's classic models, they typically give around 1.2 inches.
Nike Shox NZ, Turbo OZ: 3.6cm (1.4 inches)

New out of the box both these pairs gave a good 1.4 inches, a few weeks of wear and for me I found they'd creeped down a little below 1.4. For comfort one of my favourite sneakers.
Nike Airmax 95: 3.4cm (1.35 inches)

Brand new this Nike model gives a good 1.3-4 inches and is very comfortable.
Nike Free: 2.7cm (1.06 inches)

Extremely lightweight trainer, the sole looks like it could give you more than just over the 1 inch it gives, but the insole is shaped slightly curved at the heel, after several weeks of wear it measured around the inch mark. Didn't last long, only 1-2 years of use before materials started breaking apart.
Nike Air 180: 2.7cm (1.06 inches)

A very comfortable type of Nike sneaker that unfortunately only gave about 2 years of use.
Nike Airmax Ltd: 3.4-3.5cm (1.35 inches)

This is kind of similar height to airmax 360.
Puma TX: 3.2cm (1.25 inches)

One of the thicker types of Puma casual sneakers available, and one I find comfortable the times I wore it.
Timberland Euro Dub: 3cm (1.18 inches)

This is a style of Timberland heel that isn't that big, but still the insole means it gives near 2 inches.
Adidas Samoa: 2.5cm (1 inches)

This is a comfy version of the Samoa, gives about 1 inch brand new. Normal samoas a little less than that.
Work Boot Doc/Timberland Style: 3.4cm (1.35 inches)

This shows a typical work bootoc 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 inches)

Popular summer shoe. Concave shape so give less than an inch in reality. Ugly looking things if you ask me, but useful as easily washed and good for out and about in your garden.
Vans Classic Slip Ons: 1.6cm (0.6 inches)

The chequered style is popular. Brand New they give around 1.6cm, but after some wear I measured them around 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 although can shrink a few mm to about 0.5 inches. Here is a video of me measuring New Converse
Nike Shox Arraw: 3cm (1.18 inches)

These are not as big as normal shox, but are quite a comfortable running type sneaker. Brand new I measured them as 3cm. Here is a Measurement video of a black pair of Arraw's I've had for 7 years.
Nike Street Shox V: 2.1cm (0.83 inches)

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 inches)

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 Sneaker: 2cm (0.8 inches)

Many Merrell's fall in the 0.75 inch range.
Airwalk Skate Shoe: 1.3-1.4cm (0.5 inches)

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 inches)

Another style of skate shoes. A lot of Adios give 0.6-0.75 inch range
Caterpiller Boot: 3.7-3.8cm (near 1.5 inches)

A reasonably thick soled Cat Boot that doesn't look as if it would give near 1.5 inches. The insole makes the difference. Here is a Measurement video of the Cat Boot.
Nike Airmax 360: 3.5cm (1.38 inches)

One of Nike's thicker style of Running Sneakers. Quite a comfortable and hard wearing sneaker I found.
Timberland Tackhead Boot: 4.1cm (1.6 inches)

These are solid and thick boots. Someone like Jensen Ackles would wear boots like this on Supernatural. Here is a Measurement Video of the Tackheads.
Clarks Chelsea Boots: 2.5-2.6cm (1 inches)

A classic heel size, the manufacturer has made the heel about 1 inch exactly. The insole on this boot is really thin, it barely gives any cushioning. Here is a Measurement Video of the Chelsea Boots.
Onitsuka Tigers: 1.6cm (0.6 inches)

A classic sneaker that has been around for many decades. Quite a comfortable leather style with some arch support. Not totally flat insole like Converse/Vans. Here is a Measurement Video of the Onatsuka Tigers.
Adidas Samba: 2.2cm (0.86 inches)

One of Adidas best-selling sneakers, the Samba gives about 0.86 inches new and after a bit of wear will settle to roughly 0.75 inches. Here is a Measurement Video of the Adidas Sambas
Skechers Odesa Goredo: 1.9cm (0.75 inches)

One of many types of Skechers canvas type sneakers. These have a good insole that makes walking quite comfortable. Here is a Measurement Video of the Skechers.
Nike Air Zoom Kyotee: 2.6cm (1.05 inches)

A trail running sneaker from Nike. New these could give near 1.2 inches, after a few months wear they are giving 1.05 inches. Here is a Measurement Video of the Kyotee's.
Asics Duo Gel 1130: 3.1cm (1.22 inches)

Many Asics running sneakers give in the 1.1-1.3 inch range. This is a common type of model, brand new a good 1.2 inches. Here is a Measurement Video of the Asics Gel's.
Add a Comment on the Height of Sneakers

vale said on 28/Aug/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these boots give? Click Here

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546546 said on 26/Aug/15
Yea, I watched your video about the CAT boots, but i just bought these (Click Here) and the insole, that you are talking about, does definitely not sit higher than normal. I wondered about that as well, but for me, these are just normal boots, that don't feel to give more than boots by asos or other brands. Are yours work boots?
[Editor Rob: they are Caterpillar Colorado's. In that model you showed, the insole should sit almost at the outsole that then switched to the suede section.]
P173.5 said on 25/Aug/15
(Open question)
Which trainers give the most height?
Aero said on 25/Aug/15
Hi Rob ,
Split between Sb Janowski (Click Here)
And Nike Air Tavas (Click Here)
Which do you reckon give more height.?
[Editor Rob: air tavas look an inch range, but the skate shoes (even with air bubble) might not give that much, maybe a fraction under 1 inch.]
chac said on 25/Aug/15
Hey Rob, if the heel height of a shoe is 1 inch, would that mean the shoe in total would give you an inch of height, or perhaps a little over?
546546 said on 24/Aug/15
Hey Rob. I just bought a pair of Caterpillar Colorado and you said they'd give near 1.5 inches, because the insole is quite thick. The insole in my boots seems a bit thin, though.
Do you think I might have gotten a new model that has new insoles?
[Editor Rob: the outsole can look just over an inch, but the insole sits higher...I did a video measurement of them and I show the ruler beside the outsole, but there's another 0.3 inch above that which is the insole]
Goku said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, I just received those Nike boots and they actually give around 1.6 inches of height btw.
[Editor Rob: I'd be surprised with that]
P173.5 said on 21/Aug/15
How much do New Balance 574 give?
cup1 said on 20/Aug/15
hello big rob what are the shoes in the market who raise more?
CD said on 20/Aug/15
Rob, you mentioned a while back that those Karrimor sneakers could give 1.3-1.5 range. Is this an example of one that gives that amount or could they be more like a 1.1? Click Here
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't have thought it gave much more than 1.1, but some models are surprising when you feel where the insole sits. There are some like that and they feel roughly an inch range.]
Goku said on 18/Aug/15
Hey Rob! I was wondering how much these Nike boots give. They look quite thick!
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[Editor Rob: around 1.2 inches I believe.]
Kayne said on 17/Aug/15
ASOS Trainers

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[Editor Rob: the sole looks very close to being an inch, maybe a tad under, I don't know how thick the insole is though. It could be very thin and give 1-2mm.]
P173.5 said on 17/Aug/15
How much do Nike Roshe Run give?
[Editor Rob: they can give near 1.3 inches.]
jayjay said on 17/Aug/15
hey rob! how much does adidas Element Refine Tricot give?
[Editor Rob: the outsole is thicker than where the insole sits, so it's around an inch. ]
Stev said on 16/Aug/15
What do you think of these running shoes Rob? Not a brand you see a lot of.

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[Editor Rob: Stev, never seen them before, they look like they'd be a comfy style. I believe the insole would sit just under the highest white part of the outsole.]
Clive said on 15/Aug/15
Hi Rob! Not sure if this has been asked before but how much height would you estimate men's Chacos to give? They look about a solid inch to me.
[Editor Rob: side-on they look thicker than they actually are. I doubt much more than 0.75]
Max said on 12/Aug/15
About how many inches would these boots add to height?

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[Editor Rob: Max, the sole itself on those boots looks 1.5 inch range, plus the insole (which might be built up a little) and you might be in 1.75 inch range.]
Crypto139 said on 12/Aug/15
Hey Rob! I have to ask how much does the Nike Lunar Hyperquickness give?
[Editor Rob: Crypto, not seen that particular model, but other lunar styles can give 1.2-1.3 range.]
Stev said on 10/Aug/15
Hi Rob, wha are your thoughts on these Christian Louboutin mens shoes? Very pricey but look solid. Click Here

Thanks Rob!
[Editor Rob: it's a solid 1 and 1/3rd inch type heel I believe, so you might get (with a few mm insole) somewhere in 1.4 range]
Dmeyer said on 10/Aug/15
The tackhead must have a thick insole as the heel looks max 3cm
[Editor Rob: the insole isn't paper thin, the outsole I think is over 3cm mark though when measured.]
Height183 said on 10/Aug/15
Daniel Sturridge has always looked a Cm or two shorter than Gerrard. I'd say he's exactly 5'11.25''. He can't be any less than that.
546546 said on 6/Aug/15
Hey Rob. A while ago, you estimated the Nike Air Safari (Click Here) to give one inch at max, probably even less than that. Would you still say they give that amount?
[Editor Rob: would need to look at them again.]
Alex said on 5/Aug/15
Rob what boots make people 1.5-2 inches taller?
[Editor Rob: Alex, a lot of 'Logger' style boots have 2-inch heels, just search on amazon and you will see some from makers such as Caterpillar.]
CD said on 3/Aug/15
Rob any idea what kind of boot this is (what a friend of mine wears)? And any estimate on how much height it might give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: I've never seen that type, it doesn't look particularly thick though. Maybe not over 1 inch, possibly a little fraction under it.]
Stev said on 2/Aug/15
Also Rob, how about these lug sole shoes? Click Here

Thank you!
[Editor Rob: Stev, those are also an example of a big sole on a shoe. They've got to give no less than 1.4...]
Stev said on 2/Aug/15
Thanks as always Rob. I cam across these Prada shoes, rather nice looking. What do you think the might give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: those again are very big shoe heels for a man, probably very near 1.5 as well!]
Vlad said on 1/Aug/15
Hey Rob do you know(generally speaking) how much height do tennis shoes give?
[Editor Rob: vlad, a lot of tennis shoes these days can give 1-1.2 range. If you're talking old-school, the stuff from 70's and 80's like your stan smith styles, maybe they weren't as thick (more in 0.75 range) as today's types, which contain a lot more cushioning and spring in the soles.]
546546 said on 1/Aug/15
By the way Rob, just for the record : A while ago, I asked about the Vans Old Skool. I bought them and they don't give more than other Vans or Converse models.
[Editor Rob: ok thanks, I used to have vans but not had a pair for 7 years now.]
Stev said on 31/Jul/15
Rob, how much do you think these could give? They look quite thick. Click Here

[Editor Rob: they might be a good example of almost 1.5 inches.]
Height183 said on 31/Jul/15
Rob, can you please take another look at this trainer and tell me how much do you think it gives? is it slightly over an inch?

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My mate wears them and is always slightly taller than me when I wear trainers that are around an inch. It's annoying because he doesn't want to be measured Lol. I can't tell who's taller.
[Editor Rob: can't remember ever seeing that model up close...I doubt they are more than 1 inch, I wouldn't be surprised if slightly under that amount.]
qwerty said on 27/Jul/15
Hey Rob
How much would you say these give
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[Editor Rob: might give nearly 1.4 inch]
retret said on 25/Jul/15
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What about the Nike Air Pegasus 83? 1,1 inch?
[Editor Rob: after a few weeks of wear maybe nearer 1.1, but new they can give near 1.3.]
chrisi said on 25/Jul/15
Hi Rob! What do you think classic 3cm sole? Click Here
[Editor Rob: yes these are the typically 3cm air forces.]
retret said on 25/Jul/15
@Stev, look for some Saucony running insoles and try to get your hands on those. They are brilliant! They are thin (theres just a minimal, minimal raise at the heel, which is not noticeable considering height but they feel really thick on feet even though they are not! I can not recommend gel insoles since those increase the foot level quite a bit - and that's, as you already mentioned, not what you want.
Stev said on 22/Jul/15
Hi Rob, do you have any recommendations for shoe inserts with regards to comfort and feet care? Not neccesarily for height gain. There are so many products on the market it's hard to know what to choose. Ones that are too thick raise the foot to close to the top of the shoe, thus making it too tight. I'm having some difficulty finding actual inserts and not replacement insoles or footbeds. Thanks Rob.
[Editor Rob: unfortunately I've not tested much be able to say...ones from Dr Scholl's though look and feel (the gel ones) like they might help with comfort.]
Alex said on 21/Jul/15
What are some boots besides Cowboys boots that give 2 inches?
Josh said on 21/Jul/15
Hey Rob how much would you say these give? (AF1 mid)

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retret said on 19/Jul/15
Rob, how much can orthotics (insoles) for flat feet add from your experience? and how about normal insoles that you know from Nike Air trainers or simillar shoes?
[Editor Rob: a lot of these insoles are quite thin and just add a small fraction, or in some cases just a few mm's.]
AS said on 19/Jul/15
How much for the ASICS Gel Lyte III? 1.3 for bigger sizes (EU 43,5 & bigger)?
nedko said on 18/Jul/15
Hey bruv, please let know how many cm do the jordan son of low and nike airmax uptempo give??? much appreciated!!!
[Editor Rob: never seen those specific models, but based on other ones, I think the uptempo has more chance of getting you in that 1.3 inche range than the jordan, which might not be too much over 1 inch.]
AS said on 17/Jul/15
@James220 DM's do not give as much as they seem to give. The Insole quite sucks. All in all, when worn quite a lot, I'd estimate them to give about 2,8cm. Depends on the size from my experience, though. I only had smaller sizes (EU 41)
ian said on 17/Jul/15
hey rob how much you think these sandals give Click Here
[Editor Rob: the insole looks a little concave so probably not much more than an inch.]
Jessie said on 14/Jul/15
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One more question Rob.
The difference between air force one 07 low and air force one 07 mid?
Do you know?
Thanks so much.
[Editor Rob: they both have the same sole.]
James220 said on 14/Jul/15
Rob how much for DM's with this type of sole. Always strikes me as more than a standard 1.2 inch heel. Possibly 1.4? Thanks

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[Editor Rob: the heels can be 3cm so near 1.2, how much insole different types of the brand give is another matter.]
chrisi said on 13/Jul/15
@asdsad yeah I guess something like Nike air force one or Nike air max are good shoes for a hight boost.
Jessie said on 12/Jul/15
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How much do this shoes give?
What do you think?
Thanks Rob.
[Editor Rob: near 1.2 inches.]
asdsad said on 12/Jul/15
@chrisi, do the maths.
Sam said on 12/Jul/15
Hey Rob is it normal for 3/4 inch shoes to shrink down to 1/8th of an inch? No wonder I feel shorter. I think it is due to not feeling the need to use more than one pair of shoes (I own two but never use my old ones anymore) and going for out for long walks daily with the same pair of shoes is probably the reason why they have been worn down so much.
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't expect that with a shoe with a proper heel. But if it is hollow and thin rubber/synthetic material at the heel, it might shrink over time more than you expect.
chrisi said on 11/Jul/15
Hi Rob! I am 174cm tall, which shoes should I get to look/be in the 176-178cm range? Just some tips if you have time, my favourite shoe labels are Nike and Adidas.
asdsad said on 10/Jul/15
Rob, would you say the classic Timberland 6 Inch Premium gives the same amount as the Timberland model you measured?
[Editor Rob: a bit less than that model, it's not as thick really.]
Matthew said on 9/Jul/15
Stev says on 6/Jul/15
What do you think these Clarks wallabee boots could give Rob? Click Here



Rob could probably say better than I, but I'd place the Wallabees at about 1.2" by looking at them. Just a guess.
[Editor Rob: yes the sole is a little more than an inch, but I've forgot what the insole is like on them.]
Stev said on 9/Jul/15
I see shoes like this everywhere Rob Click Here

Any thoughts to something like these? Thanks
[Editor Rob: styles like this have insoles which sometimes make them 0.5-0.6 range, but it can vary, I've seen ones a bit like that with thin insoles and I doubt they were more than 0.3-0.4.]
Zet said on 6/Jul/15
Is there a sole difference depending on size in every sneaker that is not completely flat? Like Air Safari, Nike Free and simillar trainers, that don't belong to the "thick" ones like Air Max etc. So if bigger sizes of those shoes give around one inch, how much less would smaller sizes (speaking of EU 42,5 and below) give?
Mike said on 6/Jul/15
Rob, how much does the Nike Air Max 90 essentiel give, compared to Nike Air Max 1 GPX ??
Stev said on 6/Jul/15
What do you think these Clarks wallabee boots could give Rob? Click Here

Sam said on 5/Jul/15
Rob can you still tell roughly how much height someone's shoes give if the inside of shoe shrank down 1/4 of an inch? That's how much mine shrank now and I'm wondering if I should invest in another pair of shoes! Here's me wearing half inch shoes where the standard is probably closer to a full inch.
[Editor Rob: a lot of well made shoes have solid heel sections so they don't sink, but poor made 'hollow' type shoes can sink in a bit...the older they are the more chance of years worth of compression taking a 1/4 or so from their original.]
rtzzt said on 5/Jul/15
Rob, could you check out the Reebok Instapump Fury (Click Here) and Asics Gel Lyte III (Click Here), please? I would guess 3.5cm for the Reeboks and 2,7-3,2 for the asics, depending on size. Am I right?
Tzalab said on 4/Jul/15
How much height boost do Nike flyknits 4.0 give you
[Editor Rob: they looked just under the inch, I had them in my hand recently and thought about 0.8-9]
Gx79 said on 4/Jul/15
Rob my converse only give 0.4cm with my dr schols pads in them 0.6 sorry for my spelling 💯💯💯
TJE said on 3/Jul/15
Rob, did you just measure the heel or did you put them on and measure yourself on the stadiometer?
[Editor Rob: any measurement I do at home are in socks then in the shoe itself. If in a shop, I have a ruler and measure around where the pivot point is and up to the insole. I talked about it In the Onatsuku video here.]
Height183 said on 3/Jul/15
Rob, have you seen those Karrimor trainers? How much do reckon they give? They look like they would give one a decent boost.
[Editor Rob: yes I've seen them in SportsDirect shops, I think some of them give 1.3-1.5 range, a lot are reasonably thick.]
eric said on 1/Jul/15
How much height does nike cb 94 give you?
CD said on 30/Jun/15
Rob can Air Max 90s in size 8 still give about exactly 3 cm (almost 1.2 inch)?
[Editor Rob: I do think there is a slight difference between over 9's and under 9's, a few mm. Close to 1.2 for size 8 yes, maybe a little under.]
notreallysure said on 29/Jun/15
Hey Rob , I really wonder If I can say I'm a legit 6 footer ...

my out of bed height is 184.5 cm
after 6 or 7 hours from waking up in a normal day i'm usually between 183.1 and 183.5 cms and my before bed height is roughly 182.7 cm and my absolute lowest was 182.5 ..... am I a legit 6 footer or a strong 6 footer I don't really know :)
Matthew said on 28/Jun/15
You think these could be closer to 1.7 inches? Click Here
[Editor Rob: there's a chance if the insole wasn't just 1-2mm]
Arthur said on 28/Jun/15
The air max actualiser is very suitable for lifts.Thanks for the information.
Arthur said on 27/Jun/15
Rob do you agree with me that nike air force high tops or nike dunks are one of the best shoes to put lifts in ? We can get legit 2inch with them by putting lifts.
[Editor Rob:
yes with BBall sneakers or high tops, the room is there. I'd buy a size up to fit a good lift in, or at least adjust laces to accomodate extra bulkiness.

I was looking at a couple of basketball sneakers the other day in fact.

this Nike air max actualiser looked a solid 1.3 inches.

this Nike Air Visi Pro looked a little bit less but still roughly 1.2ish.

this Nike Tailwind was over an inch.

This Skechers Flex Zone felt like closer to 1.4 range.

This Nike Kaishi seemed about 1.25 range.
Jesse Stone said on 27/Jun/15
Rob, last time I asked you if you know some shoes that look almost flat but have a much thicker insole (without being elevators). Cause a friend of mine had shoes like that in black. Now I asked him and found it out:

They are from Baldinini Click Here and they have a really high insole and giving more hight that you would expect!

[Editor Rob: on the outside I'd have went with the shoe giving about 0.6 inches assuming relatively normal insole...but then if it was 1/3rd inch higher it could be nearer 1 inch]
Stev said on 26/Jun/15
Any ideas for these Nike style shoes Rob? Similar to vans but possibly thicker insole as typical with nike

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[Editor Rob: would still say not much more than0.6 inch]
shortduck said on 26/Jun/15
Could you tell me how many inches the new Adidas SpringBlade Ignite shoes would give:

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[Editor Rob: not actually seen this model yet up close. Can't tell where the insole is, but it should comfortably get you into the inch zone and 1.2 is possible if the insole was say an 1/8th inch under the yellow 'blade' word.]
CD said on 23/Jun/15
I agree. I measured in a new pair of Crocs and found 0.75 difference and after wearing a lot they were more like 0.68 inch.
TJE said on 22/Jun/15
I'm pretty sure, some Crocs at least, only give 0.75 inch.
Alex 6'0 said on 22/Jun/15
Rob, yea the page varies but I have one pair of clark shoes and they look good and feel good. Its comfy as walking in sneakers! The ones I got def feel a little over an inch in height but not 1.5 like my boots do
[Editor Rob: with footwear you are always best trying to find shoes and even spending a bit more on good quality ones that fit well.

I actually wore a pair of clarks (called Route Hi) to an event and they damaged my ankle bone, I could barely walk back to the airport on the Sunday such was the pain with every movement!

The thing is, I'd worn them the week before a couple of hours each day and found they felt reasonably fine and didn't rub or anything, but suddenly the toll of many hours wearing them on Fri/Sat suddenly did the damage, that by Sunday every step was like a toothache throb!

Never again, I'm sticking to my trusted comfy sneakers for any conventions...]
Jesse Stone said on 22/Jun/15
Rob, would you recommend me a few shoes, that give more height than you expect. Like today a friend of mine put on a pair of black shoes, and I saw that the insole was much thicker than it looks from the outside. They werde Black and looked almost flat. I couldn't remember the brand, but I think it was something more expensive.

Thank you, Jesse!
[Editor Rob: it's a hard thing to recommend. Some types of skecher men's sneakers I've found have the outsole not too big, but the insole sitting higher up...but really you need to check sneakers/shoes up close as models change regularly and vanish from product lines.]
Alex 6'0 said on 21/Jun/15
Rob, what do typical Clark dress shoes give like these in this link?

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[Editor Rob: there's a bit of variation on that page. Something like the Drexlar/Chart will give in 1.25 range, others on that page might be 0.9-1 and some 1.1-2.

Clarks are a decent make, I've seen some models with thick insoles and been surprised! I picked one up in store and the outsole looked 1.1 inch, the inslole felt like it got you 1.3 to 1.4 inches out of the shoe...but then I have a clarks chelsea boot and the insole is poor, like paper :)]
CD said on 21/Jun/15
Rob how much do these football trainers give (Adidas Astro Turfs)? Click Here Does the studded bottom mean they will wear down by much?
[Editor Rob: these types can give just under an inch, like 0.8ish, at least some of the nike styles. Yes the little rubber soles will flatten if you wear them a fair amount.]
NangaParbat said on 19/Jun/15
Hey Rob, how you doin? I would like to know which of these shoes add more height : converse all star or vans Era? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: there's nothing really in it, but like a tiny amount more for converse]
shortduck said on 16/Jun/15
I wanna find out some basketball shoes that give the max. height increase. Or ones which are large enough for me to add any sport insoles to boost height inside the shoes. Please advise.
Alex 6'0 said on 15/Jun/15
Rob, meant to post the question on here no user height page but what do typical flip flop sandals women wear give in height?
[Editor Rob: mostly about 0.5 inch, but some maybe a bit thicker]
Ryoto said on 15/Jun/15
Are these close to an inch?
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[Editor Rob: I believe this is a kind of concave insole so harder to check. I have looked at a similar one and felt it was roughly an inch but looked 1.3 inches on the outside like that one.]
Height183 said on 15/Jun/15
I see some new trainers have been added.. Nice! Hopefully we see more soon :)
Sam said on 14/Jun/15
Rob how much height do slippers add on average?
[Editor Rob: varies a bit, some might be really thin 0.2 inch, while other better brands I've seen give you 0.75...]
gx79 said on 13/Jun/15
rob can you tell me heel height thank you

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[Editor Rob: can't remember seeing a reax in my local nike outlet, that base part looks near an inch. Whether it has a thick insole I've no idea, it could be just 1 inch or up to 1.2.]
120 said on 11/Jun/15
I measured the green sneakers, and these gave about 5/8 inch. So no, it's not quite close to an inch. lol
Booty said on 11/Jun/15
Rob, how much height does one get from a typical pair of cowboy boots such as these (measurement specs in description):
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[Editor Rob: if insole is only 1-2mm then around 1.8 inches is possible.]
Ryoto said on 10/Jun/15
Hey Rob how much these give when new and worn out?
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[Editor Rob: almost 1 inch, but I don't really know how concave the insole is for that model...]
BlackBeard said on 9/Jun/15
Rob, how much do you think these ones give (Skechers Flex Advantage Trainers)? Maybe 1-1.25 inch?

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[Editor Rob: not seen that model up close...but based on the look of it, 1-1.1 would be a rough guess]
gx79 said on 8/Jun/15
rob what the heel height thank you
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[Editor Rob: not seen that up close, it looks similar in a way to the lunar style nike's, so it might be giving you close to 1.2 inch]
jak said on 8/Jun/15
Rob, which shoe gives more, nike air max 90 or 1, and how much by?
[Editor Rob: they both feel pretty close, just different external looks to them.]
Tom said on 8/Jun/15
Whats you estimate on these Nike Lunar Tr1's Rob? Thanks

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[Editor Rob: in that 1.3-4 zone when new. ]
Sam said on 7/Jun/15
Rob is 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch common for shoes? Mine used to be 3/4 of an inch which I felt fine in but shrunk a couple mm.
[Editor Rob: 1/2 to 3/4 is more of a lower heel. Many fall in 0.75-1.2 range. Over that is big, under 0.75 I'd call small.]
Gx791 said on 7/Jun/15
Rob what the heel height of these shoes I just bought
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[Editor Rob: I doubt they'd give much more than 0.6 inch range.]
Alex said on 5/Jun/15
Do dr scholls add any height?
[Editor Rob: really not much to them. A lot of insoles maybe give 3-5mm range, but definitely can help with comfort or if you had one foot slightly smaller and wanted to make the shoe for the smaller foot a little tighter.]
Daf said on 3/Jun/15
How much do these type of boat shoes give?
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[Editor Rob: with not too thick an insole (only 2mm at most) I'd say 0.6inch]

Joe said on 3/Jun/15
How much for Nike Satire, Rob?
[Editor Rob: they're similar to vans, a larger inch range outsole but the insole sits lower so you get more like 0.6 inch]
120 said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, how much do you think the Columbia Techlite sneakers give off?
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[Editor Rob: I really ain't sure on that style as I've not seen it up close. Based on the thickness of the shoe overall I'd say the insole might sit around the inch mark, but that's a rough guess.]
120 said on 1/Jun/15
Or does it all depend on the shoe type/design or something
120 said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, how much do you think the Adidas High Tops will give off?
[Editor Rob: there's some variation, but a lot give roughly 0.7-0.8 range.]
CD said on 1/Jun/15
Rob I've seen these "Voi Jeans" trainers lately, don't look like they give much, how much would you guess for this particular pair? Click Here
[Editor Rob: sneakers like that, I suppose they fall into the 'fashion trainers' type idea give 0.3-0.5 range, maybe about0.4 for that.]
Joe said on 31/May/15
Rob, what about Nike Hyperfuse 2012?
[Editor Rob: can't remember seeing that in a shop, they appear to be not much more than an inch.]
Adam said on 30/May/15
Good day, Rob.

How much do you think these Nike fury's add?
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Much appreciated.
[Editor Rob: roughly around inch mark]
kndbd said on 30/May/15
Where can I buy a pair of men's Nike shox turbo oz size 11.5, black and silver
[Editor Rob: try footlocker online (I actually bought the ones on this page from a place called galaxy sports uk)...I sold the pair to a friend years ago, think he got about 3-4 years wear out of them.
I don't know if that model/colour is still out there, I should have kept them as I liked them too.]
Aaron said on 29/May/15
Rob how much you reckon the nike internationalists give? Thanks
[Editor Rob: new they can give around 1.3 inch]
Vg said on 27/May/15
Hello Rob, how much Merrell Moab add?
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[Editor Rob: I've seen one like that and thought it was 1.1 range.]
maron said on 24/May/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these sandals give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they look near 1.3 inch]
Robert said on 23/May/15
How much height do NIKE AIR MAX TR180's add?
[Editor Rob: they are roughly 1.3-4 range]
Ryoto said on 22/May/15
How much would these give for an 11.5 US?
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[Editor Rob: looking at the front and the shape, I would be surprised if they gave any less than about 1.2 inch]
oscar said on 19/May/15
Hey Rob, maybe u could sort them by height? Just an idea. Best wishes
delvin said on 19/May/15
A shoe with 4 cm platform and 5 inch heel would give
[Editor Rob: it should get a lady near 4 inches of height]
c said on 18/May/15
Hey rob how thick of an insole lift do you think I could put in a pair of converse allstar high tops?
[Editor Rob: if you buy a size bigger then you can put a good inch in them...but if you try to put that in the same size you have it might be very tight on top of the foot, so you would loosen up the laces a fair bit.]
Nick74 said on 18/May/15
Hi Rob, Could you suggest a high top with a decent inch plus in heel?. Great site as ever.
[Editor Rob: unfortunately most high top styles from supra, diesel, converse, gstar etc fall under an inch. I mean you can buy nike high tops like air force ones/air flight or Ewing high tops that comfortably get you inch plus]
FranGym said on 18/May/15
How much do Adidas Neo Label add?

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And Adidas Galaxy?

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[Editor Rob: about .7 inch and can go to 0.6 after a while...other ones a solid inch and a bit.]
Matthew said on 16/May/15
Hi Rob. How much height do you think these size10 Nike Air Pegasus 31 shoes give?
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[Editor Rob: about 1.2ish ]
delvin said on 14/May/15
How much does a dress shoe give if it has 4 mm platform and a inch heel
[Editor Rob: if the insole is 1-2mm then it's going to be very close still to the inch mark, at most a little bit under.]
John said on 12/May/15
Rob,what avout these?
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[Editor Rob: if the insole was sitting as high as the topmost part of the white outsole then somewhere in 1-1.1 range, but I don't know the looks thick enough (the part from the sole to the ankle area) to give in that range (1-1.1).]
Dan said on 12/May/15
i think this webpage is really good!. how much do you think the Timberland Mens Heritage 3-Eye Classic Lug Boat Shoes give?
[Editor Rob: they should get you 1.5 range]
delvin said on 11/May/15
What how much does a shoe with a 1 cm platform and 1 inch heel give
[Editor Rob: pretty much should give near enough 1 inch..the angle from front to back difference is only half inch so it won't take much at all from you.]
Tunman said on 11/May/15
Rob,2 fast questions
1)How tall Women's Nike flex training 3 (lightweight Cross) would give
2)How much height do men football sneakers generally give
[Editor Rob: not exactly sure on the insole where it sits on those flex 3...but it appears at least near enough an inch style. Football trainers/sneakers without the studs? Those generally could give 0.75ish range...]
Dave said on 11/May/15
How much do Nike Air max Theas give, Thanks in advance
[Editor Rob: 1.1 range]
Kevin Mask said on 11/May/15
I measured a 4 cm boost with Dr Martens boots, what do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: they don't look that thick.]
Lin said on 10/May/15
Hey, any idea on how much these will give?

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[Editor Rob: never seen that air max looks in the 1.5inc range, no less than that.]
Plasma said on 10/May/15
Rob, do you know of any casual sneakers that give at least 1.5cm? The highest ones Ive seen are usually 1.3-1.4 range.
[Editor Rob: 1.5cm? That's more like vans/converse range. There are a million sneakers out there from 0.5-1.5 inch range.]
Alex said on 10/May/15
How much do Nike air max 90s give?
[Editor Rob: if sie 9+ they look in 1.3 range. The insole sits just a mm or so below the bottom of My thumb beside it.]
delvin said on 9/May/15
How big are converse heels
[Editor Rob: typically about 1.6ishcm.
I have an older pair that is down to 0.5 inch from the 0.6-0.65 inch range when new.]
Unknown said on 8/May/15
Andrea, of course it's possible!
I am wearing a pair of Nike Blazers every day since december 2014. They gimme today precisely 1,5 cm, but when i bought those shoes gave me something like 1,7-1,8 cm...that means that the soles have lost about the 15% of their original length...

i think the cause is that some models of shoes have a part of the insole soft, that will be reduced if compressed by a man's weight...i think it generally happens on the first 1-2 months since you have started to wear the shoes, because in my case, on the end on february the height of the sole was already 1,5-1,6 cm!
But on the other hand, i've tested the sole height of a pair of dressed shoes that i've bought and wore everyday for 4 months, and the difference was percentually much thinner...we're talking about 1-2 mm max, if the sole are made by leather, and the consumed part is the bottom of the heel (outside).
Dean said on 7/May/15
How much do you think a nike roshe run would give me?
[Editor Rob: they can give in the 1.3 zone. The outsole looks like 1.5-1.6 inch but the insole sits a little fraction below that, so more 1.3ish.]
Luan said on 7/May/15
Hey rob! Do you happen to know how much the Nike fingertrap maxes give?
[Editor Rob: I looked at those I think (at least one that looked like that) and they felt a good 1.3's what air max 90's can give, in that 1 1/3rd zone.]
John said on 6/May/15
Rob,how much would these give?
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[Editor Rob: could be 1.2 inch range.]
Andrea said on 5/May/15
Rob, i've got a pair of Adidas ZX 750... I've been wearing them for 2-3 years and they give me 2.4-2.5 cms over my barefoot height! I've recently bought a new pair and tested how much the new one give! They actually give around 3-3.1 cms so my old pair lost a 1/4 inch since i bought them!!! Is it possible to lose so much? I thought you said they generally can "lose" a couple mms... But again i've tested them more than once so i'm pretty sure that's about the real difference... Also, if you met me and didn't know they are old shoes, would you think i had about 1.3 inches in footwear?
[Editor Rob: yes some can...they start out with a nice insole that is well cushioned and firmish then the outsole wears a mm or 2 and the insole wears down another few mm...]
Anon said on 5/May/15
Rob, how much do Adidas Gazelles give? Thanks
[Editor Rob: they are like 0.6-0.7 range. A little less than a Samba.]
delvin said on 5/May/15
Click Here how much do these give ?
[Editor Rob: size 10 in shops the other week I was looking at them actually...feel about a 1.3 style.]
delvin said on 5/May/15
How much do Nike pegasus 29 give ?
[Editor Rob: they look a bit over 1 inch flat]
dan said on 4/May/15
Rob, could you take a look at the Nike Air Safari again? I'm really not sure about those, since I can't take the insoles out. (They are glued and quite stiff since they are made of leather)
sbmax said on 3/May/15
Hi rob! really useful site!. im thinking of buying these ones ( nike sb janoski max ). how much would these give? Click Here
Thank you in advance!
[Editor Rob: those felt like 1- 1.1 range.]
Charlie said on 2/May/15
Hi Rob what running sneakers give the most? ( Im not talking about elevators or insoles just regural shoes from shop ;) )
lily said on 30/Apr/15
When you using some sneakers your weight do not compress the height of the shoes?
[Editor Rob: yes the insole can compress a little (we are talking a tiny amount). Some insoles are well made, others are spongy, some are paper thin. I always measured shoes/sneakers while wearing them and then at same time in socks to get an idea.]
Rae said on 30/Apr/15
Rob, how much would these give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: between 1 and 1.1 likely.]
Arsene Wenger said on 29/Apr/15
Hi Rob,

Would you know how much a Creative Recreation trainer would give?
[Editor Rob: they look standard 0.6-0.7 range sneakers.]
510dude said on 28/Apr/15
Thank you for this awesome page.
I'm looking for Nike running shoes that adds at least an inch and doesn't look ridiculous
any suggestions ?
[Editor Rob: a lot of the ones like Lunarglide, flexrun, zoom, air pegasis and shox will get you inch or more but some do look quite thick.
I would actually look for one of those models with a dual-tone heel area so that at a glance the sole looks thinner because of the change in colour halfway up the sole...if that makes sense, something Similar to this idea.]
delvin said on 26/Apr/15
Would you let Glenn claim 5'7 instead of 5'6 5/8
[Editor Rob: there's more chance of me getting Yeti's autograph than giving big G a 5ft 7 listing.

Nah, I probably would say he can get away with 5ft 6.75 because a good chunk of the time he met celebrities he might be that range, maybe I got him at his lowest point, of course he meets actors at his lowest aswell, but he said he woke quite late most days.]
James said on 26/Apr/15
Hi Rob, i was looking at an alternative for converse thinking of going with these Superga 2750. How much do you think they will give. Slightly more than convo's?

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[Editor Rob: I doubt they would...I think it's quite a similar thickness, I'd be surprised if it gave more (well give or take a mm or so).]
Joe 5'11 said on 23/Apr/15
Hey Rob, I was interested in knowing how much height the Reebok NPC II gives as well as the Adidas Stan Smiths.
[Editor Rob: the stans look 0.6-0.7 styles, maybe even a tad less after months of wear.]
Mat 5'10 said on 21/Apr/15
Rob I'm considering buying these... Click Here

how much do you think they give? thanks in advance
[Editor Rob: not much more than a half inch]
Alex said on 20/Apr/15
How much inches do Nike roshe runs give? People say they make u 2 inches taller
[Editor Rob: nowhere near, 1.3 range.]
smith said on 18/Apr/15
Rob I need some 2inch basketball shoes...anyhelp?
Bishop said on 17/Apr/15
Sorry, Rob. My cousin emailed that picture to me and wanted to buy it. How about this?: Click Here
[Editor Rob: I was in a nike outlet yesterday looking at various nikes...ones like that can be in 0.75 inch range.]
Nick74 said on 17/Apr/15
Hi Rob, Great site as ever. I was wondering if you could suggested a trainer that gives about 1.5 inches?. Thank you very much.
[Editor Rob: a nike shox (thick ones) will get you close to it. There was a running sneaker that gave 1.75 inch range I think, but I forgot the name now!]
Bishop said on 14/Apr/15
How much would these give?:
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[Editor Rob: don't know as I am unsure how high the insole sits on style like that.]
James said on 14/Apr/15
Hi, Rob. How much taller do you think the Adidas Zx Flux Would make me?
[Editor Rob: close to about 1.2 range.]
RoDawg said on 14/Apr/15
Hey Rob, any idea what Ralp Lauren Bawtry High Tops give? My guess would be anywhere from around .5-.75 of an inch
[Editor Rob: doubt more than 0.6 inch]
Stev said on 11/Apr/15
Hi Rob, do you think it's reasonable to take a pair of my favourite shoes to a cobbler to have them re-soled and heeled but to ask them to add a little to the heel? If a standard dress shoe heel is around 1-1.1 inches but I ask for a 1.4 heel on a decent sized sole. Have you ever thought about doing something like that? Customised shoes so to speak.
[Editor Rob: you could get that done yes. It might be better to get a slightly thicker insole though...some good makes of shoes will have decent thick spongy insoles. I see a bit of variety in shoes, some I press and there is literally 1mm of an insole and you are walking with no cushioning, while others I've seen 4-6mm insoles.]
Judd said on 11/Apr/15
rob how mani inche/cm could these kind of shoes (or similar) give?

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Thank you
[Editor Rob: not a real thick new balance, maybe close to inch mark, but I'd be surprised if more (unless insole is thick, some have 1/4 inch insoles!)]
FranGym said on 10/Apr/15
Hi, Rob. How much do you think I would get from the Nike Air Max 90 Essential ?

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[Editor Rob: this is one I looked at once and thought once it was in size 10 range it was a few mm thicker than the size 7-9 range. Like a 1.1 inch versus near 1.3 inch!]
Mike J said on 8/Apr/15
Hey Rob! how much do you think you can get from the Nike Flyknit Lunar 1,2, or 3? Thanks in advance
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Mike J said on 8/Apr/15
Hey Rob! how much do you think you can get from the Nike Flyknit Lunar 1,2, or 3? Thanks in advance
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[Editor Rob: they feel 1.1-2 range ]
Stev said on 7/Apr/15
Hi Rob, description of these formal shoes says the heel is 1.37 inches, do you think the could give 1.3 if the insole is reasonable? Thanks Click Here
[Editor Rob: they will be measured at the very back I believe, but I think an actual measurement in them should get you very close to 1.3, certainly between 1.2 and 1.3.]
Dan 188 cm said on 6/Apr/15
Hey Rob, how much height would these slippers give? They look pretty thick to me.

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chrisi said on 5/Apr/15
hi rob! do you know the difference between low,mid and high on Nike Air Force 1? and would this shoe give me 2-3cm? Click Here
[Editor Rob: I don't think there's any difference (well maybe a tiny amount) between the low version and high-top, over 1 inch, almost 1.2 was last time i measured them.

But, personally I didn't think they were that great a sneaker, mine wore out faster than I would have thought.]
Matrix said on 5/Apr/15
Hey!! How about these Click Here ? Ty!! :)
[Editor Rob: don't look too thick, maybe 1-1.1]
qwerty said on 4/Apr/15
Hey Rob how much height do you think Clark desert boots add?
[Editor Rob: around the inch range.]
Mat 5'10 said on 3/Apr/15
Hi Rob! I'm wearing this exact shoe: (Nike Air Shadow)

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Can you guess how much height it adds? I know exactly how much... and it's a lot less than I expected it to be...
[Editor Rob: some nikes can vary. I had a pair of nike 6.0's, I believe they were new in the 0.75ish range and then after a year they gave about 0.5 inch, they compressed more than I thought and wore out. Comfy but not long lasting.

I'd think those you wear might give around 0.7 ish range.]
Wayn said on 3/Apr/15
1cm for an orthotic that isn't necessarily meant to "heal" the heel? Seems much. Or does it vary? Unfortunately, it is extremely hard to measure since the material has a concave shape and is rock hard.
[Editor Rob: these aren't quite orthotic styles, but you can get 1cm shoe inserts from cork. Other ones that are full length and more shaped and concave won't give that much, maybe 3-5mm.]
Stev said on 2/Apr/15
Also Rob, if you don't mind giving your opinion on these, an unusual sole type, similar to that of doc martens. Thoughts? Thank you. Click Here
[Editor Rob: inside the 1.3 range, depending on just how good the insole is, it might push near to 1.4 range.]
Stev said on 2/Apr/15
A solid heel Rob, what do you think? Thank you/ Click Here
[Editor Rob: looks like a 3cm style heel, maybe very near to 1.2 when the insole is accounted for.]
klay said on 1/Apr/15
Rob!! I need 2inch basketball shoes! help me out!!
[Editor Rob: I'm not as knowledgeable about big basketball sneakers, because I don't see enough here in Scotland.]
bob said on 1/Apr/15
Hey Rob what do you think of these? Click Here

also have you thought of adding a boots page? would be sweet
[Editor Rob: I don't think they'd give much more than 1 inch]
Wayn said on 31/Mar/15
Hey Rob, still no idea of how much orthotic insoles made of corc could give?
Also : How big could lifts be to slip out of flat shoes (for example vans or converse)? I know that 3cm are already in the dead zone since I do own 3cm ones.
[Editor Rob: I had a look and did see some that were 1cm styles. An inch is a lot to try to fit in a vans sneaker as your foot won't feel tight and might slip out.
But the closer the edge of the shoe is to your ankle bone, the more lift you might sneak in. That's why high-top styles can fit 1-1.5 inches in them much easier.]
Josh said on 31/Mar/15
what do you think about the Adidas tubular? Looks pretty thick, maybe the same like nike roshe run?
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[Editor Rob: never seen these in shops here, they look like a good chance of being 1.4 range at least.]
tak said on 31/Mar/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these Fila's give? Click Here
Click Here Same boots. measured the heel, about 1.62 inches.
[Editor Rob: really not sure, they look like the black heel part (not the black bit above the sole) wouldn't give more than an inch...but maybe the insole sits higher than that...]
Stev said on 29/Mar/15
Sorry Rob I must have forgotten to put the link into my previous post, this wasa the actual pair I was referring to Click Here Thanks again.
[Editor Rob: yes in the 3cm range, like 1.2ish, but if the insole isn't only 1mm but like 2-3mm then maybe 1.3 inch range.]
Stev said on 28/Mar/15
Hi Rob, what do you make of these 'triple stacked' heel brogues, the sole appears to be a little thicker than most similar style shoes, 1.2-1.3 sound reasonable? Thank you.
[Editor Rob: ones with an extra little layer in the heel? I think I know the styles, there are definitely brogues that are made with 1.2 inch heels, many around the 1 inch though, some even thinner ones 0.75 styles. With a good brand, the insole probably won't be paper thin, so 1.3 inch in some brogues is very probable.]
Adam said on 27/Mar/15
Hey Rob, could you recommend the best pair of casual sneakers (not high tops), that give the most height. Any over 1.3 inches?
[Editor Rob: comfortable for one person might not be comfortable for another...but a lot of nike shox and ones like the air max 360 range give in that 1.3-4 zone.]
Steph said on 27/Mar/15
Rob what would be the biggest basketball shoe sole shoes you know of. I'm looking for some 2inch or 1.75 inch shoes. Thanks
[Editor Rob: in the UK shops I don't see anywhere as much BBall sneakers as Americans do. I'd need to be in London to see many more styles.]
Tom said on 26/Mar/15
Greetings, Rob!

How much would this sneaker add?
This is an Adidas ZX 700
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[Editor Rob: when these are new the insole means you can get in 1.3 inch range.]
mac said on 26/Mar/15
Rob, it says the heel height is 1.25 inches. I measured it on both sides and it's about that, maybe 1/8 of an inch off.
[Editor Rob: yes maybe a touch shy of the 1.25]
mac said on 26/Mar/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these Reebok BB4500 Low's give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: doubt more than around 0.6 inch]
Alexander said on 25/Mar/15
hi Rob im not good with inch system. Are nike downshifters give more then air force 1 or less?
[Editor Rob: they might be very close, I doubt there is more than a couple of mm between them. 1 inch is 2.54cm, so 2.7-9cm is possible.]
Matrix said on 25/Mar/15
Heya Rob, how much will these give me Click Here ? Thx in advance :P
[Editor Rob: if I see them on a celebrity I'm thinking this is not looking more than 0.6 inch styles.]
Curious said on 25/Mar/15
Hi Rob, how much height should these give Click Here ?
[Editor Rob: see the bit where the white outsole then changes to black, I believe the insole sits no higher than the 'change in colours', so I would be surprised if it gave much more than 1 inch.]
qwerty said on 24/Mar/15
Hey Rob, sorry for putting this in the wrong section but is there anywhere on this site we can suggest celebrities for you to dissect?
[Editor Rob: there is a page Here.]
Alexander said on 24/Mar/15
Hey Rob!How much for these trainers Click Here and these Click Here

thanks in advance
[Editor Rob: downshifters I haven't seen recently...but they look like they could give a little bit over 1 inch, maybe pushing 1.1-1.2 and the Asics are again mainly a little over 1 inch mark, but after a few months I found a few asics were roughly around an inch.

Height183 said on 24/Mar/15
Comfort is important to me too Rob. I would rather wear some comfortable trainers over ones that look good but are uncomfortable. I don't know about you but I find Converses very uncomfortable and hard. I've stopped wearing them. I might check some Skechers out, they can probably make me look 6'2'' or like close enough Lol.
[Editor Rob: converse are over-rated, although that slim pair I have in that video felt better than the standard pair for some reason...]
Tan said on 23/Mar/15
Rob how much height do toms shoes give
[Editor Rob: those don't look like they'd give more than 0.5 inch.]
Tan said on 23/Mar/15
Rob how much height do toms shoes give
Stev said on 23/Mar/15
Thanks Rob! Do you think I can get 1.1-1.2 inches for these chelsea boots? Click Here Thanks as always Rob.
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't think more than 1.1 those.]
Height183 said on 22/Mar/15
Rob, do you ever wear shoes just for like going out casually? I never do, I always wear trainers, unless I'm dressing up for something.
[Editor Rob: we get a lot of rain up here near Glasgow :), sometimes the weather means wearing footwear that don't get too wet (many canvas ones will end up ringing). I have clarks shoes and clark chelsea boot I currently wear now and again.

But mainly I wear trainers anywhere and everywhere, frankly comfort is important to me, and I manage to avoid blisters for many years by sticking to ones that fit me well.

Actually you can see a video I did last year Here, showing basically sneakers I wear for last few favourite is probably the black nike's in that video, then the brown merrell ones.]
Stev said on 21/Mar/15
These also Rob? Description says they have a 1.37 inch heel
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Thank again Rob!
[Editor Rob: on seeing those I wouldn't say they give that much...I could believe at the very back of the heel somewhere around 1.3 inches and the actual shoe giving less like 1.1-2 range. ]
Stev said on 21/Mar/15
What do you think for these dress shoes Rob? Click Here

Thank you!
[Editor Rob: I would say those might be very close to 1.25 range, there is another wee bit on the sole just before the wine section that if it wasn't there I'd say it looked a 1 inch shoe, but that wee extra bit seems like it would boost it over the inch mark.]
Josh said on 21/Mar/15
Hey Rob,

How much do the Skechers Shape ups for men give? I know you said near 2 inches for the women's. Also how much height do you think they would lose over like a year? thanks man
[Editor Rob: they look quite thick aswell, around 2 inches I'd say...actually a tad thicker than the MBT sneakers. I wouldn't say they'd lose that much, a couple mm is what a big chunk of sneakers lose when the insole compresses with wear. Some insoles are made of really tough but flexible material which doesn't flatten as much though.]
Sean5 said on 19/Mar/15
How much in height does this shoe give you think?

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[Editor Rob: on first glance I'd say near 2 inches, but the foot might site a little below that blue line, so it might be not quite 2...]
Wayn said on 19/Mar/15
@Dan, yep, thats a big size and might make quite a bit. Mine were in US 7,5 or so, but fit rather like a 6,5.
@Rob, do orthotic inserts made out of corc (like those Click Here) give a lot of height? They have a concave shape so its hard to figure out for me.
dave182 said on 19/Mar/15
How about these, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: at least 1 full inch and with insole I'd say could be in 1.1 inch range.]
Dan 189 cm said on 18/Mar/15
My huaraches are a size 14,so they might give more height because it's a bigger size.
Sean5 said on 17/Mar/15
Could these give as low as 0.5"? Click Here
[Editor Rob: maybe even a little less like 0.4 inch]
Wayn said on 17/Mar/15
Dan, not willing to start a discussion, but I had Triple Black Huaraches myself and they DEFINITELY were less than other Nike runners and Doc martens/Timberlands. I doubt your spreading lies, but this can't be true.
chrisi said on 17/Mar/15
hi rob, how much do this shoes give Nike Air Force One i think 2cm-3cm what do you think? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they are the classic soles for air force that give near to 1.2 inches.]
NangaParbat said on 15/Mar/15
Hey rob, what's the best in adding height? Airmax 90 or rewing? Redwing doesnt give what it looks..less than a timberland boot; so it's supposed to be less than airmax..what do you think? Thanks mate. :)
[Editor Rob: airmax 360 are a good sneaker I feel for height...

The thing with a lot of sneakers is they can lose several mm after a few months. I had a Nike running sneaker that started at 1.2 inches last year and I've been wearing them for a few months and now exactly 1 inch.]
Dan 189 cm said on 14/Mar/15
Wayn,Huaraches actually give nearly 1.4 inches in height. I just measured them. and an eastbay representative confirmed that they give 1.375 inches.
dave182 said on 14/Mar/15
Hey rob, what would these give? Click Here
dan said on 13/Mar/15
Hello Rob,
how much do 1. running insoles, for example the removable ones from Air Max or simillar sneakers and 2. orthopedic insoles add? I'm talking about the ones that are supposed to form your feet so you have less pain and stuff. Me personally, I wouldn't guess the running insoles to be anything over 2mm. Am I wrong about this? I am pretty sure that they are that soft, that your weight compressed them to be pretty much nothing.
Rick said on 13/Mar/15
Hey rob I'm looking to get some casual boots to wear. What everyday comfortable boots give the most height?
[Editor Rob: I've not worn many boots over the years to really give a recommendation.]
Andy 6'8'' said on 11/Mar/15
How much will these give, rob? Normally i like timberlands but im like 6'9.5'-6'10'' in these :O :D
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[Editor Rob: those look a thinner type of timberland, I mean nearer 0.5 than 1 inch.]
Viktor 175 said on 10/Mar/15
Nike Free 5.0

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[Editor Rob: a solid inch I believe]
Wayn said on 10/Mar/15
Dan, Huaraches (At least in small sizes) do not give anything close to 1.2-3 range. They look to give much more than they do, because the midsole is extremely soft. Lunar Pegasus are closer to 3,1cm range and those definitely give more than the Huaraches! I wouldnt estimate them to be more than one inch
delvin said on 9/Mar/15
How much would 5 inch heels give
[Editor Rob: they could give you close to 4 actual inches.]
Dan 188 cm said on 8/Mar/15
Hey rob,any idea on how much these Nike Air Huaraches would give?

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[Editor Rob: I looked at those the other week and thought in 1.2-3 range.]
jr said on 8/Mar/15
Rob - can you estimate how much height these sneakers give?
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[Editor Rob: I think the insole might be a little concave so wouldn't guess more than 1.25 range]
Height183 said on 8/Mar/15
Rob, If could answer my last question please, Since I am 6'0'' How tall would I be in 2.5 inch Elevators? and would they be comfortable to walk in a whole day?
[Editor Rob: if they are called 2.5 they probably will be giving you near 2 inches. If called 3 or 3.1 maybe 2.3-2.4 inches.

You'd probably then measure close to 6ft 2 in the 2.5 inch styles.]
Arthur said on 8/Mar/15
Rob If a guy wakes up 1.72cm in morning drops down to 1.70.5cm in mid day and ıf finally drops down to 1.69.8cm in late night can he still say 5ft7 to his offical height?
[Editor Rob: yeah that is perfectly fine to go with 5ft 7]
steez said on 7/Mar/15
hey rob, any idea on how much height these boots give?

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[Editor Rob: look like they might give a small amount over 1 inch]
Jake S said on 5/Mar/15
Hi Rob been on my quest to find some stylish shoes that give a good amount of height I think I may of found some :D would these cowboy style boots give 2 inches? if so perfect! Click Here its the ''Thunder Brown'' if it isn't already set on it :)
[Editor Rob: yes they are a good thick cowboy style that should get you awfully close to 2 inches. It's a decent style, I'd wear them probably if I was into cowboy boots!]
Height183 said on 4/Mar/15
Rob, how tall would I stand in a 2.5 inch elevator shoe? And would they be comfortable to walk in a whole day? What do you think?
Jake S said on 3/Mar/15
Hi Rob was wondering if cat boots give 1.5 inches all the time? even when worn for a few weeks as I want a good 1.5 inch boost all the time if I can :p im sure I saw your video on them once? thanks Jake.
[Editor Rob: I didn't break those boots in or wear them yet so don't know if they will lose 1-3mm from insole compression.]
val said on 3/Mar/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these give? Click Here
qwerty said on 2/Mar/15
What about these
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[Editor Rob: wouldn't think they'd give any more than an inch, maybe a little bit shy of that mark in fact.]
Stewie said on 2/Mar/15
Hey the NBA draft combine guys are measured in shoes and out of shoes. Some of them are wearing 2inch basketball shoes...what shoes are those. Even the 1.75inch basketball shoes are good as well. Thanks

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[Editor Rob: I don't know any models that actually give a full 2 might be more a case of rounding to nearest 1/4 inches could turn a 1.5 into 'on paper' a 1.75 or 2 inch sneaker.

But then some large sizes of shoes like 13-15 could always give a fraction more than your average size 9-10 sneakers give.]
Unknown said on 28/Feb/15
guys, i can confirm to everybody that Nike Blazer give 0,6in/1,5 cm!
I have a consumed pair of Blazers and before i wore Converse All Star (classic type). I've measured myself a lot of times with both shoes and i have also measured the insole: Blazers consumed give actually 0,6in/1,5cm while Converse All Star (consumed) a little more, like 1,6 cm!
John said on 27/Feb/15
How much would these give?
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[Editor Rob: a little over an inch, 1.1-2 range..]
ali said on 27/Feb/15
Hi brother, help me please, what will be the height of this shoes,
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[Editor Rob: if someone else has these, I don't see as many of these in UK shops. A few like that style seem to be not much more than 1-1.1 inch.]
Height183 said on 27/Feb/15
Wow, and I thought I'd probably need a 2.5 - 3 inch elevator max Lol
Wayn said on 27/Feb/15
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How about these, Rob? 1.3 range? Air Max - alike?
[Editor Rob: don't look much at Saucony sneakers, most kind of look in the 1-1.3 range, the running styles...I'd say near 1.25 was probably realistic for that model.]
Height183 said on 27/Feb/15
Rob, If I wanted to look 6'2.5'', How many inches would my elevator shoes have to be? Also, would they be comfortable to walk in like for around 8 - 9 hours?
[Editor Rob: you'd need very big elevators, probably the kind that get described as 4 inches, but I doubt you'd be able to wear them with much comfort for a full day, it's like a women wearing a big heel all day, it would take quite a lot of building up slowly to get use to it, each week increasing the time you wear them.]
Palladium Boots said on 25/Feb/15
I can imagine these boots have been brought up here before but how much do Palladium boots/shoes gives? Is it 2 cm or 2,5 cm (1 inch) ?

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Wayn said on 25/Feb/15
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Rob, take a look at the "Additional Info" tab. Is this height info correct?
[Editor Rob: yes it should give you in that range, depending on the type of insole, new it might give 2mm more than when you wear a boot for a few weeks and the heel compresses it a little.]
dan said on 25/Feb/15
New Balance is not as thick as it suggests. I own two pairs, one 574 and one 530 and both are not very thick. Slightly below 1,1 inch I would say. They seem to give more because of the bulky design. Also, New Balance is not durable at all. At first, they feel very good, after a few weeks of wear, they feel kind of.. wrong. Air Max 90 is a good choice for smaller feet since they don't seem to drop much height with smaller shoe sizes
ecco said on 25/Feb/15
Rob, I also checked out some information about these shoes and for the measurements it said that platform: 1/2 inch and heel approx 1 inch. What does this mean? I did measure the heel at 1.12 inches.
[Editor Rob: the front part of the sole is 1/2 inch...or very close, it might be like 0.4 inch]
ecco said on 25/Feb/15
Hey Rob, how much do you think these give? Click Here

I measured the heel, it was 1.12 inches not 1.25
[Editor Rob: yes that should give a good inch of height, maybe a touch over the inch depending on the insole.]
NangaParbat said on 23/Feb/15
NangaParbat says on 21/Feb/15
Hey Rob, how you doin? :) I need your help, I want to buy the most helpful type of SNEAKERS in "adding" height..what do you think is the best? Thanks in advance and greetings from Italy!
[Editor Rob: go for something like nike shox, but there was another few brands, someone pointed out This one and there are the more expensive Hogan Sneakers, which although very expensive, are quite thick beasts.]

Thanks a lot for your answer. You are always so helpful! But I'm looking for something between Nike or NewBalance, you know these kind of fashion sneakers. I dont like so much hogan also cause their price :s. My best is to find some sneakers with the same help "effect" of timberland boots. Once I tried nike airmax90 in footlocker on left foot and I let my right one in timberland, it was pretty the same! I read also here that Nb574 is one of the most thick. But I want to be sure when I buy shoes. Thanks again. I wait your reply!
[Editor Rob: the air max 90 are quite comfortable, new balance I don't wear but apart from trying them on in a shop they are quite thick.]
Van Gooren said on 22/Feb/15
Rob,how much would these Nike Blazers give?

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[Editor Rob: around 0.6 range]
NangaParbat said on 21/Feb/15
Hey Rob, how you doin? :) I need your help, I want to buy the most helpful type of SNEAKERS in "adding" height..what do you think is the best? Thanks in advance and greetings from Italy!
[Editor Rob: go for something like nike shox, but there was another few brands, someone pointed out This one and there are the more expensive Hogan Sneakers, which although very expensive, are quite thick beasts.]
John said on 21/Feb/15
What about these?
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[Editor Rob: it would seem they could give 1.25 inch range, but I don't know if the insole sits slightly below that 'outsole heel part', sometimes they can have the insole a bit lower than you would think. ]
Judd said on 21/Feb/15
Rob in your opinion how many cms do those shoes (adidas LA trainers) give:

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Maybe 2,5-3 cms?
[Editor Rob: I don't think they are over an inch but today I might have a look at them and report back...]
John said on 21/Feb/15
Rob,how much would these give:
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2. Click Here

Can you please reply quickly,i am in a store right now plz
Arthur said on 21/Feb/15
Rob how tall can a 5ft10 girl look with these boots?Click Here
I have a 5ft10 friend wearing that harley boots and she actually looks tall.
[Editor Rob: they might give in between 1.6-1.7 range depending on what the insole is like.]
Hofstadter said on 20/Feb/15
Rob, do you think this one gives maybe 1 in?
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[Editor Rob: would have thought more in the 0.75in range, than a full inch style. ]
l0ck n l0ad said on 19/Feb/15
gregg says on 10/Feb/15
Hey Rob, I'm looking for a black low-top shoe/sneaker/boot that would give me close to 2 inches, can you recommend something that would serve that purpose? It doesn't matter whether it's a sneaker or a dress shoe, the closest I could find has been shoes like the nike tn or air Max 95, how much height do you think they give, respectively?

I used to wear this Skechers shoes: Click Here
They gave a lot of height, even after over a year I'm quite sure I got at least 4cm. Brand new they must have given me close to 2 inches. I'm about 6'2", maybe 6'1.5" on my lowest, I would get a lot of compliments on my height and get called tall quite often wearing the Skechers. Right now I wear Timberland Earthkeepers shoes that give about 1.5cm and I feel a big difference when just walking around outside, for some reason I felt a whole lot taller with the Skechers, perhaps I'll get a new pair some time because the old one was completely worn out.
gill said on 19/Feb/15
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Sorry, the last coment didnt have the shoes picture or link.
How much will those give?
thank you Rob.
[Editor Rob: could be a 3cm (or just over 1 inch) style]
Stev said on 18/Feb/15
Also these ones Rob Click Here

The first pair i posted has a 4-5cm sole according to the description. Thanks Rob as always.
[Editor Rob: maybe 1.2 inch for those other ones]
Stev said on 18/Feb/15
Thanks Rob, hoq about these Zegna trainers? Not quite sure where the insole sits in these. Cheers. Click Here
[Editor Rob: that's an example of a sneaker that should comfortably give 1.5in]
dan said on 17/Feb/15
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How about those, Rob? (Nike SB Trainerendor)
[Editor Rob: wouldn't say much more than the inch range]
dan said on 16/Feb/15
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How much about those? I have this pair of boots and when I measure the heel at its highest point, I measure 2,8cm. So what may I add to this sum?
[Editor Rob: yeah they look a little over the inch mark]
Pete said on 16/Feb/15
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How about those, Rob? Shoe size is a US 8,5.
[Editor Rob: look like they'd be pretty close to 1.2 inch]
Stev said on 16/Feb/15
What do you think for these Armani running style shoes Rob? Thanks. Click Here
[Editor Rob: all depends on insole thickness. I'd say there was a chance of it being near 1.2 inches, but if insole was thin then maybe not much over 1 inch.]
thox said on 16/Feb/15
Rob, do most Timerlands givemore than an inch? Like the classic yellow ones, forgot the precise name
[Editor Rob: a lot of the classic styles can give in the 1.3 inch range, but there are some models of Timberland boots that give in the 0.8ish range, one like This is about that mark.]
dan said on 15/Feb/15
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How much do those give, Rob? I remember them being asked for here, but it's been a while. I think it was an inch, but I am not sure. Wearing one of those on one foot and one flat Dr Martens (officially confirmed to be 2,9cm platform height) on the other, they definitely feel like they give less.
[Editor Rob: the other black section looks to suggest it is thicker than it actually is. I'd be surprised if it was over an inch really.]
Alexander said on 15/Feb/15
Hey Rob, how much Nike airmax 90 can give?
[Editor Rob: from what I've seen I believe at size 10US and above it is more in the 1.3in range but the smaller sizes for some reason seem a few mm thinner like in the 1.1 inch range.]
0 said on 11/Feb/15
Rob, Is it possible to grow like 10cm at the age of 16?
Josh said on 11/Feb/15
What do You think of these Nike Air max tavas rob?

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[Editor Rob: 1.1-2 range I feel, never actually measured but compared to nike airs in a shop they felt the same.]
david said on 10/Feb/15
How much would these yield?

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[Editor Rob: around 1.25 range]
gregg said on 10/Feb/15
Hey Rob, I'm looking for a black low-top shoe/sneaker/boot that would give me close to 2 inches, can you recommend something that would serve that purpose? It doesn't matter whether it's a sneaker or a dress shoe, the closest I could find has been shoes like the nike tn or air Max 95, how much height do you think they give, respectively?
[Editor Rob: those models don't really give above 1.4 inches...2 inch models like you seek are hard because it's a very big amount.

I mean there are female trainers like Reebok etc that now make wedge hi-tops that give women 2-2.3 inches easily, but I don't know men's sneakers that give 2 inches and are black. You could search for Logger Boots and find a pair with a big heel that is near 2 inches.]
Judd said on 10/Feb/15
[Editor Rob: they do look thick enough to give him at least 4cm, maybe a bit more so he would have an inch advantage over you in any case.]

Yeah, maybe the shoes in the picture are a little thicker than his, but from what I've seen they couldn't give less than 1,25-5" so I agree with you about the fact that the man was in the 6'0.5-1" range
qwerty said on 9/Feb/15
Hey Rob how much height do you think regular uggs give?
[Editor Rob: in the 0.5-0.75 range]
Judd said on 9/Feb/15
rob, a couple of days ago i met a person who was as tall as me with on a pair of trekking boots like these (Click Here)

I was wearing my common pair of shoes which give me precisely 1,5 cms. You think he might have been 6'1" barefeet, considering i am 187 cms?
[Editor Rob: they do look thick enough to give him at least 4cm, maybe a bit more so he would have an inch advantage over you in any case.]
Jacky said on 8/Feb/15
Rob, If the highest point of this thing is 185cm, how tall might be a person?
180 is possible?
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Winteriscoming said on 6/Feb/15
Rob, could these shoes give 1.3 inches of height?
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[Editor Rob: hard to say, I think more 1-1.2 range would be possible]
Ryoto said on 5/Feb/15
Rob can you answer my question? How much height would i get for both these shoes?
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[Editor Rob: first one looks about 0.75in style, other one I don't know exactly, it could be just 0.5 inches, but I never seen a wrestling boot in a store here before!]
luke said on 5/Feb/15
Sorry to keep bothering you but I was wondering if any nike gave 1.5" or more? Or are the shox the closest I'll get to that?
[Editor Rob: I've not really seen any that look bigger than the shox, there might be one out there but I'm unfamiliar with it.]
dan said on 4/Feb/15
Do Vans Slip-Ons give less than other Vans such as the Authentics or the Old Skool/Sk8-Hi's?
[Editor Rob: they look to give about the same amount.]
luke said on 4/Feb/15
Rob, what Nike sneakers would you say provide the most height objectively? Nike Shox seems to give the most according to you but I was wondering if there were any Nike's that gave about the same or even more? Like this year's air Max for example? Thanks.
[Editor Rob: some of air max styles can give 1.3 range so can the 90's if you have size 10+.]
dougdude said on 2/Feb/15
Rob, what's your thoughts on the height of these Saucony Jazz Originals? Thanks.

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[Editor Rob: new, these might give 1.3 inches, but maybe the insole compresses quickly - and you would end up with 1.1-1.2 range.]
Sam said on 2/Feb/15
Thanks Rob. I have two different pair of shoes that vary by about half an inch (0.75 and 1.2) and although I do feel taller in the 1.2 inch range footwear, the other ones aren't straining on your legs/feet like the bigger heel ones and are more comfortable to wear when taking a long walk.
[Editor Rob: you want to keep your feet in good condition, so getting comfortable footwear, well it's worth paying a bit of money finding good sneakers or shoes.]
Kourosh said on 2/Feb/15
How much of height does this reebok trail running shoes add?
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[Editor Rob: not seen that model before, but similar styles I believe will give around the inch mark]
Tupac said on 2/Feb/15
Do you think 1.5 range for these?

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[Editor Rob: could be almost that mark]
Jake S said on 1/Feb/15
Hi again rob sorry about the amount of comments lately coming from me haha im just fascinated atm by this site could you possibly send me a link to a shoe or boot for men that gives a legit 2 inches of height like the logger boots maybe? I know some cowboy boots do but the logger boots I think can come across as more casual and I really would like a legit pair of boots/shoes that give 2 inches that are not elevator shoes? thanks rob :)
[Editor Rob: see a style like This one...these are expensive, but that is the kind of heel thickness you need to get 2 inches out of boots.

Remember people generally aren't looking from ground level at boots, they look from their eyelevel downwards so from that perspective sometimes the boot won't look as thick.]
mogu said on 1/Feb/15

What do you think about these?
delvin said on 1/Feb/15
Does washing shoes make it break faster
[Editor Rob: it might effect some of the material in cheaper shoes, but I rarely every washed shoes in a washing machine.]
Jake S said on 31/Jan/15
Rob could these boots give 2 inches of height Click Here
[Editor Rob: not quite that much, but it could push into 1.7-1.8 range if the insole is 4-5mm.

There are a lot of logger style boots out there that give between 1.5 and 2 inches, the heels are quite thick.]
Sam said on 31/Jan/15
Rob, how much height on average do normal shoes give you? I know it depends on the shoe, but if we're talking casual footwear what would be your estimation?
[Editor Rob: 0.75-1.2 range covers a good chunk of men's shoes, but there is another chunk in the 0.5-0.75 range and then you have the big heels in the 1.3-1.5 range.]
John said on 31/Jan/15
Haha,me either.I told you about my 6ft friend?He has been wearing them recently.Btw,i finally figured out that he is a legit 6 footer.I saw him with a strong 6'1(186-187cm) guy and he was only about 1.5 inch shorter than him while i am good 3 inches shorter than the strong 6'1 guy.And he is arround 2.5 inches taller than a girl(strong 5'9),who is only an inch shorter than me.
James said on 29/Jan/15
Rob how much do you think for these Nike free 3 v4's. I see you have the model shoe above but the latter editions have a slightly different sole configuration. I own a pair and as you have said above they look to give more than they actually do. In these the insole area compresses a good amount and it starts halfway up the second rubber strip at the heel of the shoe. Ive convered a good 1000 miles in these do you think there is a change they are ever so slightly under an inch now?

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[Editor Rob: I think they would be under the inch mark yeah.]
RobV said on 29/Jan/15
@ Jake S As a long term wearer of shoelifts, I can honestly say that there is absolutely no issue with damaging feet or height. But you must get them balanced. In the early days of doing this, I often used stuff that wasn't quite right (rather homemade). When I finally bought some proper ones, the difference was marked. and btw, my advice is to get a few different types - you will see advertised short ones just for heel area (often gel lifts) and you will see longer ones, like the ones in Editor Rob's link, that extend to the toe (often intended for you to cut them down to size).

Get examples of all types because different shoes/boots have different structures that allow for more/less. The more you are able to get in the front without too much stretch, the higher you will usually lift.
Jake S said on 28/Jan/15
Hey rob I was thinking of trying out shoe lifts just a pair of amazon what are your thoughts on them have you ever used and will wearing them for well long periods of time do damage to my feet or current height thanks rob just worrying
[Editor Rob: with any type of lift, sometimes you need to build up a routine to wearing them longer, like wearing about house for a week in short bursts then get used to going out a few times with them. The cheap ones like These are good to test out at first.]
John said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 17/Jan/15
how much does a Red Wing usually gives?
Ahmed said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 16/Jan/15
Rob about how much do these kind of Adidas give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: something around half inch range. ]
stev said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 11/Jan/15
Rob, what's your guess on the infamous Clarks Wallabees? Click Here
[Editor Rob: near 1.2 range]
chrisi said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 10/Jan/15
how much this one gives? dr martens
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[Editor Rob: more in 1.3 range]
Hofstadter said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 7/Jan/15
Click Here how much do these give ?
[Editor Rob: might be around 1.25 inchers]
stev said on 6/Jan/15
What would you estimate on these Rob? Thanks. Click Here
[Editor Rob: could give in 1.2 range]
Kourosh said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 31/Dec/14
Hey Rob,how much height do these give? Click Here
[Editor Rob: pretty thin no more than 0.6]
Peter said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 27/Dec/14
Click Here how much do these give
delvin said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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]
Tom said on 22/Dec/14
How much can give Nike cortez classic shoes, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: around 0.6 range.]
SPG720 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 14/Dec/14
Click Here how much do these give ?
JakeS said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 11/Dec/14
Rob, if I'm 181 barefoot how much would jordan 13's give me?
Height182 said on 11/Dec/14
Wow, I thought those trainers would've given at least 3cms. Good thing I asked Rob. Lol
lelman said 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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