Elevator Shoes

In the golden days of Hollywood, a variety of tricks were used in making shorter stars appear taller. From tailoring camera angles to reduce height differences, to having taller co-stars walk in a purpose built ditch, one of the most common techniques was having the actor don a pair of elevator shoes, designed to boost one's height without it being too obvious. Appearing taller is a confidence booster. Unfortunately, in today's society, stature plays more of a role than we might think.

There are numerous online retailers selling Elevator Shoes. Some claim to make you up to 5 inches taller, but the reality is that most give typically anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of actual height. This can mean appearing between 1.5 and 2 inches taller in comparison to when you are wearing a normal sneaker or shoe. It's a decent boost, and if you're concerned about your height, buying elevator shoes is one option worth considering.

The photo below illustrates the differing quality available online.

synthetic elevator shoes Dons Elevator Shoes

The black pair of Shoes retailed between $50 and $100. Many companies selling similar styles, also claim to make you 3-4 inches taller. Of course the reality is that they are measuring the very highest point on the back of the shoe's internal lift, which isn't how much height the shoe actually gives. The black shoe claimed to make you 3.5 inches taller, but it was at least an inch less. Due to the angle of your foot, you actually don't get as much height as the manufacturers claim.

The brown shoes on the right cost in the $200 range and claimed to make you 2.6 inches taller. They don't quite give that, but are near 2.3 inches, which is a notable amount.

Bergamo Elevator Shoes

If you're thinking about buying elevator shoes, it's better to spend a bit more money and go for a quality brand that will be comfortable to wear and last longer. The brown shoes are from Don's, and are the only elevator shoes I personally recommend. Their genuine quality shines through: the real leather used, the construction of the sole, the improvement to your posture and the overall fit. They are hand-made and not churned out cheaply with synthetic materials that will fall apart after a few months.

If I was to wear those shoes out and about in public, I would appear like a 5ft 10 man to people.

This photo says it all: 5ft 8 Rob and 5ft 8 Jenny...except when I'm wearing a pair of Don's Elevator's!

Elevator Shoes Large

If the kind of elevation shown above isn't enough for you, then there are larger versions of these elevator boots available, ones that can give you nearly 4 inches of added height. You can see me trying out a pair of these Big (3.8 inches) in the photo below...5ft 8 Jenny (wearing a 1/4 inch flat shoe) beside BIG ROB:

Example of Elevator Shoes

This video also compares myself wearing The Big Elevator Boots beside Jenny, who wears a large platform heel: Click Here

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Arcangelo said on 18/Jun/22
Hi Rob I Am looking for boots that can really increase my height by 5" good inches from barefoot. I know that Guido Maggi makes the 6" elevetor boots and he personaly says that the Hong Kong model give really 6" inches. Do you think that i really can get at least 5" good inches buying that model? Thank you in advance.
Editor Rob
Measure your height barefoot then go on your highest tip toes.

Say you get 3.25 inches at the highest angle.

In order to get a full 5 inches of height, then the front 'platform' of your elevator boot needs to be 1.75 inches thick, which is huge.
Damian pasquill said on 15/Jun/22
how much height do you think a pair of air max ivos ad?
Editor Rob
About 3.4cm I remember checking a pair instore
ChristianPerkins said on 17/May/22
How much height?
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Editor Rob
My first thought is 1.75 inches, but this could end up less or more when seeing it in person.
Sean95 said on 12/Jan/22
Hiya Rob how much would you say the 2.75" make would give Click Here
Editor Rob
I don't know if guido has adjusted the way they describe the height increase. But on a boot like that, with a decent thickness to the front, it might be closer to the claim than some cheaper models.
CloseTheDeal said on 8/Jan/22
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how much height from these boots rob?
Editor Rob
Look over 2 inches
jimmyg said on 23/Sep/21
Can you please do timberland's
Michael Reeves said on 6/Dec/20
Hey Rob,

How much do you think the Nike Zoom Doublestacked gives?

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Editor Rob
I have yet to see that model up close, so I'm not so sure on it...seems like a good boost well over an inch.
J2Frenzy said on 28/Nov/20
I’ve got a story about tall boots. So I’m 6’2.5, as we all know. My stepdad is 5’8.5 (I’ve measured him). He doesn’t like that his stepson is 6 inches taller than he is, but also knows I have bad posture. So he got some New Rocks and put them on, stood next to me and was overjoyed. Because we looked the same height. New Rocks I’m pretty sure would get my stepdad up to 6’0. Then I straightened my back and he was a bit upset, because he’d just managed to make us the same. It was entertaining seeing the look on his face
Darude A said on 27/Nov/20
Hey Rob,

Do you reckon that this Chelsea Boot could fully take me to at least 183cm and maybe even 184cm? I am currently 178cm bang on and it is advertised to give about 6cm of height. Or would it be more beneficial to just buy a normal Chelsea boot and stick an insole in?

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Editor Rob
should get close to 2 inches with internal lift, especially if advertised as 6cm...
Loev said on 21/Nov/20
Hello Rob!
I usually wear 42 in all other shoes be it flip flops, sneakers, converse but in McKinleys for some reason I wear 41.
So if I am 1,70 barefoot after lunchtime (4-5 o clock) how much would I measure with these in the morning one and a half - two hours after I wake up when I arrive at work ?
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Editor Rob
that style should give 3cm range
Vincent Caleb said on 16/Nov/20
Funny story- Once when I was meeting my high school sweethearts parents, I wore a pair of elevator shoes. She told me her dad was 6’6” and very intimidating, so I bought some just for the occasion. No way I was gonna get edged out by him in a pair of those. So I had been walking like a doofus the whole day in those new shoes, and then right after I walked in and introduced myself I stood straight and was slightly taller than him. He then asked me to take off my shoes cause they had just steam cleaned their carpets. The look of terror in my eyes was pretty obvious as I took of my shoes and he realized he was taller than me. Me and the girl aren’t together anymore, but I kept in touch with her dad since he liked me a lot. We still have a pretty good laugh over that every now and then.
adonis said on 13/Nov/20
hey rob how r u doing? how much do you think this will give? Click Here
that's a new converse platform, and i'm just wondering how much does the platform give?
Editor Rob
the 'platform' version of converse last time I checked ina store was about 3.5cm
Anthony Michaels said on 12/Nov/20
Hello, Rob

I was wondering how much these Nike boots give?
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Editor Rob
Not seen that model in person, but just looking at profile, maybe 1.5-1.6 range comfortably
Portland Guy said on 9/Nov/20
Hello Rob, hope you’re doing well in these crazy times!

I was just wondering how much these shoes give they look pretty thick.

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Editor Rob
they seem like they might be 1.5 inch range
James Charle said on 6/Nov/20
Hey rob,

How much would do you think these give?

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Could they beat the 720?
Editor Rob
pretty expensive so I've not seen them...but looking at it side on, those could well be near 1.5 inches
Andrew Stevens said on 4/Nov/20
Hello Rob, how much do you think these sneakers give?

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It claims a 6.5cm boost
Editor Rob
just looking at the photos, I doubt it's more than 5cm of actual height received from them.
Mike Jordan said on 1/Nov/20
Hey Rob, how much do you think the Nike air max 720 Horizon gives?

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Editor Rob
although not available on the site any more, the Horizon I think seems to have the typical 720 sole unit, and it's just the upper portion that has a different style. Would still expect over 1.5 inches from them
J2Frenzy said on 30/Oct/20
Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but how tall are New Rocks? My dad has bought a pair and they look about the same length as my finger (~3.5 inches).
Editor Rob
those 'goth' style boots do look like they are near 3 inches
Jack Nic said on 26/Sep/20
Hello Rob, How much does the Nike 2090s give? Could they rival the AirMax 720s?
Editor Rob
Not been able to really look up close, in fact I haven't been in a sneaker shop at all for many months! But at least 1.3 I'd think.
Ali said on 23/Sep/20
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Hello Rob, hope you are doing well.

How much lift would you estimate Adidas ZX 2K BOOST shoes give?

They look fairly thicker than the usual Adidas trainers, at least 1.3inches would you say.

How long would they take before they start to drop in mm?
Editor Rob
that model I'm not sure exactly, but you would expect nearly 1.3 looking at it. Unless it's got a big concave dip at the heel, then it might be 1.1 inch.
Joesph Joestar said on 22/Sep/20
Hello Rob,

How much do you think the Puma Cell Endura Shoes give?

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Editor Rob
not as thick as you'd expect, no more than an inch
Anthony Griffin said on 22/Sep/20
Hello Rob,

Do you think the EQT 93/17 gives more height than the ultraboost?

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Editor Rob
Not seen those up close, but I wouldn't think they gave more than ultraboost
goalachiever said on 21/Sep/20
How much height does the jordan 3/4 shoes add in terms of height ?
Editor Rob
Not much over 1 inch
RobV said on 16/Sep/20
J20 On the subject of 6" models and whether they give you the full 6". Almost every day I wear a pair of GuidoMaggi 6" boots. I have measured myself regularly and here is what I have found. Of course ALL elevators give you less than the topline advertised figure and exactly for the reasons that webmaster Rob on here replied to you. The height from the base of the heel to where your own heel meets the lift might be 6", but your added height is actually always lower because of all sorts of things.

This applies to all styles and all heights and brands. I have a pair of Don's that do the same. For myself, I found that at first the 6" GuidoMaggi's add around 5" in genuine height, and as the pressure sets in - 200lb pounding on them all day - they drop a bit.

A very simple solution - the firm provide an extra pair of lifts. It's quite easy to add some insoles at first to make up any small loss through pressure. And then at some point to wear those extra lifts AS WELL AS the ones in the boot. What I like about them is the fact that the lifts are designed to fit the boots but ARE detachable. Doing this I DO achieve the best part of 6".

I used to post on here a lot about my experience - I've had elevators from all the main brands and there are pluses and minuses in all. If anyone ever wants to get in touch, either to let me know your own views or ask for advice based upon my experiences, do get in touch - my advice is not about brands, more about hints and tips as to what to do, stuff to avoid and the misconceptions as well as potential pitfalls. robfranklin980 @ yahoo.co.uk
J20 said on 7/Sep/20
Rob, could this men’s platform “halo” shoe from eytys give 3 inches? I’m told the heel is 8cm high and the rest of the platform around 6cm!

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Editor Rob
I don't believe it would give a full 3 inches, but 2 and a bit range.
Preeme said on 6/Sep/20
Hello Rob, how much height does gel insoles like scholl give? Like 0.6 mm?
Editor Rob
Some feel like 3-4mm, but there are a few thicker ones that could give 6-8mm.
J20 said on 6/Sep/20
Thanks Rob, I expected something in the 4 inch range from my past experience of buying 5.2 inch off another site. The platform hogans linked below claim to have a 6 cm sole + removable insole. Is it possible, then that this shoe could get Near 3 inch with no lifts in, since the entire platform height should be retained?

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Editor Rob
Yeah, that women's shoe could get nearly 3 inches because there's not much slope to it.

I did a measurement of the Male Hogan's a while ago Click Here and those are comfortable, but it's not 'big' in terms of elevators, but a solid 2 inches is a decent boost.
6'3 Julian said on 6/Sep/20
I know a guy who’s probably 6’0, but he wears pretty tall trainers to look my height cause I wear 0.5 inch trainers
Editor Rob
There's not a huge variation in male footwear, but definitely enough at times to make a difference.

If you are wearing half inch, whilst another guy is wearing air max 720, that's an inch disadvantage you have...

For this site I try to be aware of how much height various models give, especially since I met celebrities and we are essentially 'arguing' over 1/4 inches at times 🙃

Plus, I can make videos...although it's a small niche 😄
J20 said on 5/Sep/20
Hi rob,

How much actual height do you think the 6 inch model of these boots from guido maggi might give?

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Editor Rob
There's diminishing returns in a model that suggests 4 inch and then one that states 6 inch.

Naturally people might expect 2 inch difference, but in reality it's under an inch.

The heel is a decent size to begin with, which helps, but you'd really need to raise the forefoot section to over an inch thickness to attempt to creep over 4 inches of actual height gains.

So if you bought the 6-inch model and got close to 4 inches, that would be more realistic expectations.

Personally if I was ever selling height-enhancing Footwear, I'd take size 9 and measure exactly how much boost and advertise that.
Then the customer knows what to expect.

However, it's understandable why companies state the height of the shoe measured at the highest point of the back of the internal lift. It's the same principal high heel manufacturers use when describing the height of heels.
Battery6565 said on 4/Sep/20
How much would you say these shoes can add?
They are advertised as 3 inch shoes.
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Editor Rob
Likely in 2-2.25 inch range of actual height
sarth said on 2/Sep/20
hey buddy, i will be 17 on this november. My height is 176.5 at morning and 176 (approx) at night.what height should i claim ? And is there any chance that I can be 5ft 10 inch. I have grown 2.6 cm in last 2 years .
Editor Rob
A chance of 5ft 10
Darude A said on 26/Jul/20
Hey Rob,

What is the maximum height insole that can be placed inside a Nike Airforce one shoe?
Editor Rob
I feel you could get 3/4 inch in many sneakers and it's about the limit before it starts to become difficult to keep your feet slipping out the sneaker.
Deeontaeh said on 26/Jul/20
Rob, ASOS is coming up with some pretty exciting boots for men looking to add inches in style lately, take a look at these

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A Youtuber says he measured the heel of those at just over 3 inches. How much height do you reckon they would give ?

And look at these !

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the description says "Heel height: 13cm / 5 inches". Nuts. How much could that give realistically and is it even walkable ?
Editor Rob
The high point of that heel on the Chelsea Boot could be indeed 3 inches, but it won't give that much height, maybe 2.5.

The other boot might get you 3.5 inches of height, hard to tell, the very back of the heel I wouldn't have thought a full 13cm, though if they are counting the little rim part before it turns into leather, then maybe that is near 5 inches.
viper said on 24/Jul/20
How do you know the difference between Hogan interactive 2 and 3's?
Editor Rob
Another guy said the 3's measured a bit less than 2 inch. I've not seen them up close though. They are advertised as 5cm shoes though.
Sam R said on 20/Jul/20
Hi Rob,
How much height do the converse chuck 70s give? I believe they have more cushion than the regular converse.

Tommy123 said on 16/Jul/20
Hi Rob, Could you please tell me how much actual height you think these trainers will give? Click Here The site lists the sole height at 5.5cm. Thanks
Editor Rob
Never seen them up close, but I'd guess they weren't even 2 inches, but less than that.
Will L. said on 11/Jul/20
Hi Rob,

Need some advice...i like to be active and have been looking for a sneaker that adds height while still being comfortable for jogging, playing basketball etc. Any tips on sneakers for me? Also do you have any idea on some of under armour sneakers? These are 2 that im interested in...what do you think?
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Thanks for what you do ..you suggestions have already helped a ton.
Editor Rob
Not sure on those exact models, but they should give you comfortably over an inch.
James J. said on 10/Jul/20
Hi Rob,

I've just been wondering. For a standard set of sneakers that give about an inch in height, after about a year or two of constant usage and erosion, how much height would you say the sneakers would still give?
Editor Rob
2-3mm, you are lucky if only 1-2mm.
I've had shoes though, that held up very well - but then they have a solid heel and the insole isn't that thick, so only lost 1-2mm after many years of usage.
I have a pair of Clarks 20 years old that lost 1mm, but then I only wear them infrequently.
Kitbit said on 9/Jul/20
Hey Rob, my Hogan Interactive 3's arrived today and I measured them with my stadiometer at 1.6 inches or slightly over 4 cm. Was disappointed they did not give the claim on their site of 5 cm. However with an orthopedic insole they give roughly just under 2 inches. Thoughts on why they measured lower?
Editor Rob
That's a shame they aren't as big as the older version...it's still a thick shoe compared to what other folk wear on a day to day basis.
David M said on 28/Jun/20
Are the Don's still the only affordable high quality brand out there for elevator shoes? And what kind of shoe would provide most amount of comfort for daily wear from the lineup?
Editor Rob
Guido Maggi are the other premium elevator shoes out there.
Sean95 said on 27/Jun/20
Thanks Rob for helping me out with everything. Just one last question for your opinion please on which of these would you think that would look best in shorts and it's quite strange that wish are only selling them for around £70 compared to other sites selling for £300! Click Here Click Here Click Here
Editor Rob
I like the all white version for Summer.

I don't know if the Wish seller is authentic or not.
maaz said on 26/Jun/20
Hi there Rob,

My morning height is 175.4 cm, what would my height be during the day? would it be believable to claim 5'9 when someone asks. How much height would these shoes add?

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Editor Rob
Could claim about/almost 5ft9, though you are probably 5ft 8.5 range in the afternoon.
Those shoes might be in 2cm range, a fraction shy of an inch.
TL said on 24/Jun/20
Hi Rob, how much do you reckon adidas xplrs give?
Editor Rob
I haven't measured that model, though it looks like another few adidas models that don't give over an inch
Ayup said on 24/Jun/20
Hey Rob,

Would these elevator shoes truly give a 6 cm boost? How much height do you think they will add?

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Editor Rob
I wouldn't think they give more than 2 inches
Sean95 said on 22/Jun/20
Hiya Rob would other coloured versions of Hogan interactives give 2" like this one? Click Here
Editor Rob
They are the 5cm versions
BigBond said on 18/Jun/20
Hi Rob
What do you think is the max height for an elevator shoe, before it becomes noticable?
My guess is 4 inch boots with proper pants to conceal as much as possible
Editor Rob
Depending on the cut of the trousers/jeans, you could conceal the front a fair bit so that a 3-4 inch elevator boot isn't so obvious.

However, when you start walking, people might notice - over 3 inches in elevators becomes hard to adopt a natural looking walk.
aiming for 178 said on 17/Jun/20
the air max 270 react have a 36mm air unit which is the second highest air unit behind the 720 i find it hard to believe that the shoe will give less than the air unit at just 1.4 inches = 3.5cm
Editor Rob
It depends how they measure the air part, at the very back of the heel is usually a bit higher than the part above the ankle. The original 270 doesn't quite give you 1.4.
viper said on 15/Jun/20
Rob you should measure some Skechers sneakers.

Skechers cutback walking shoes claim to have 1.75 inch heel
J20 said on 15/Jun/20
Thanks for your comment rob I suspected 11 cm was unlikely. Yes 3 inches is a big boost but for that price tag I’m not so sure they are worth it, since there are plenty of other cheaper elevator shoes that can give a similar amount.
J20 said on 14/Jun/20

I know that it’s unlikely you have got to see in any person, but do you think it’s possible this guido maggi trainer can really give 11cm of height? I have linked this “giant shark” model below, it’s a thick shoe but is more than 8cm realistic?

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Editor Rob
It really is impossible for it to give over 4 inches. If it's near 3 inches, that would be good, a huge boost really when you think about it.
aiming for 178 said on 14/Jun/20
Hi Rob, what about the Nike air max 270 react which have a 36mm air unit
Editor Rob
It looks like the air unit is very similar to the standard 270 version, just a few subtle changes in the overall style. I'd expect it gives over 1.3 inches too, near 1.4 when brand new.
Roland said on 13/Jun/20
Rob, what about the Airmax 98?
Editor Rob
Around 3.3cm
Diwqkar said on 27/Mar/20
Hy Rob,

In fine day my morning height is 164.5cm and in night 163cm but in some worst day my morning height reduced to 164cm and the night height comes to 162.8cm so why my morning height get reduced and what could be my approximate height?
Editor Rob
I would claim 163cm or 5 foot 4. Some days our bodies might lose a little more than others, maybe because we didn't drink enough water or did more physical work than normal.
Vsquad said on 22/Mar/20
Rob, how much height do the Air Max 97 give?
Editor Rob
In the 3.3cm range
Steve heaf said on 17/Mar/20
Rob, what do you think these Clarks could give?

Thank you

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Editor Rob
1.3-1.4 range
Steve heaf said on 10/Mar/20
Hi, Rob. Have you ever measured the Air Jordan 4? Thanks
Editor Rob
No, but I do have an air jordan 312 which I believe is quite similar in structure and design...so if I get round to measuring them I will let you know.
James Irvine said on 9/Mar/20
So my work shoes are roughly 1.118in measured at the very back; following the general rule of the pivot in the foot; these should give around 0.8-0.9 shouldn't they rob?
Editor Rob
If there is a gradual slope it would be in that .8-0.9 range, however if there isn't much slope, and when you account for insole you might not be as low as just under 1 inch. It's tricky to say without seeing it.
Lad said on 29/Feb/20
Hi Rob,

Can you suggest shoes that add height (Preferably over 4cm) and also allow lots of room for height increasing insoles? I also want the shoes to be easy to style, such as boots and the Timberland Tackhead shoes. The Tackheads were my go-to but unfortunately they aren't being sold anywhere
Editor Rob
Cat boots are near 4cm, however, sometimes looking at logger boots might be an option which means a near 2 inch heel, but no lift. I think wearing a bigger heel is preferable and more comfortable than putting a lift in the boot.
Steve heaf said on 24/Feb/20
Hi, Rob. Any idea what these high end hiking boots could give?

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Thank you
Editor Rob
Heel looks decent, and if the insole isn't paper thin, then 1.6 is possible (if insole is like 3-4mm)
Steve heaf said on 21/Feb/20
Hi, Rob. Thanks as always for your replies.

What do you think about these British issued military boots?

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Thanks again.
Editor Rob
Looks a substantial heel, more than say a traditional cat boot, so I'd expect over 1.5 inches, maybe 1.7
Fullonmate said on 19/Feb/20
How much height do air max 95 add if they are more than a uk size 10 shoe ... because I remember you staying that shoes bigger than size ten are around 3-4mm thicker than smaller shoes
Editor Rob
There might not be a big jump like 4mm, but 2-3mm, I believe the 95's are near the 1.4 range.
Steve heaf said on 19/Feb/20
Hi, Rob. Ever measured any of the walking or hiking boots from Nike?

What do you think about these?


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Editor Rob
I saw one kind of hiking boot that was over an inch, but that model I really couldn't pinpoint just looking at it.
Steve heaf said on 15/Feb/20
Hi, Rob. Ive been looking at a lot of military wear lately, what do you think these surplus boots could give? Thank you

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Editor Rob
Maybe a bit over 1.5 inches, could be 1.6-7
Charbel said on 15/Feb/20
Hi Rob,

What do you think of Guido Maggi shoes? These claim to add 15cm! (6 inches)! Do you think they really add that much? Do you think it's too much? (I am 179cm, and I wear 3inch elevator shoes on weekends already):

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And by the way, thanks for all the helpful information on your website!
Editor Rob
They look one of the better made elevator shoes, however that hand-made style does come with a big price.
LH said on 10/Feb/20
Hi Rob
How tall is the heel of this cuban chelsea boot? Click Here
Editor Rob
It might be between 3.5 to 4cm range, close to 1.5 but possibly just under.
Steve heaf said on 9/Feb/20
Hi, Rob. These look large, what do you think?

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Editor Rob
You should gain a good 1.5-1.6 inches, depending on the insole thickness. I doubt any less than 1.5 though.
Steve heaf said on 9/Feb/20
Hi. Rob, what do you think some of the high end chunk shoes can give? Like these from APC

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Editor Rob
I would doubt they are that much over an inch based on the section around the ankle.
Kirk Jones said on 29/Jan/20
Hi Rob, do you know what colors make a shoe look slimmer in appearance? Does a white or black color do it or a combination of both?
Editor Rob
A Uniform colour shoe can mean the heel portion becomes harder to distinguish, but I've not relaly thought much about how colours might effect the look.

I would say though that sometimes a blend of colours in the heel portion can fool the eye into thinking the sole is thinner, because the more vibrant colour stands out in the mind, whilst the duller/pale colour is kind of filtered out.
Feelin said on 24/Jan/20
Hey Rob.

I have actually bought & measured size 12 Nike Shox TL and it's around 4cm height increase range, so probably something like regular Shox.

I noticed these shoes, which look truly gigantic:

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What height increase do you think those could give? Close to 720, or more?
Editor Rob
I've yet to see that model in person, it does look quite thick, I would not be surprised if it edged 720, but they are expensive...
Steve heaf said on 23/Jan/20
Hi, Rob. Are there any other Timberland models, or similar brands that give as much as the Tackhead boots?

Editor Rob
Timberland (and other brands) make Logger boots. The Timberland Rip Saw is thicker than those tackheads, it's more of a 2 inch boot.

The kind of boot a guy like Jensen Ackles might wear at times on Supernatural to appear over 6ft to others.
NovaBolt said on 21/Jan/20
Hi Rob, Nike just unveiled these new air maxes, the 2090, how big you think the sole is looking? more than 720s?
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Editor Rob
Don't think it looks quite as big as 720, though it will be interesting to see how much they give you.
Steve heaf said on 19/Jan/20
Hi Rob, this is the trend for 2020, what do you think these could give? Thanks

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Editor Rob
Depending on insole it might be a bit more than 1.5 range
Feelin said on 18/Jan/20
Hey Rob.

You have measured Nixe Shox on your site to give around 3.6 cm of height.

What about Nike Shox TL? They seem to be even higher than the ones that you reviewed:

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Editor Rob
I don't think they are much different than the turbo shox in person
boby joe said on 12/Jan/20
Hey rob. was wondering how much height the nike killshot 2 would give Click Here as well as the adidas stan smith. Click Here thanks!
Editor Rob
Stan Smith around 2cm range, but Killshot I don't think I seen that specific model...but it might be less than 2cm
Deep Purple said on 10/Jan/20
Rob,Can the Air Max Sequent add a full 4 cm?
Editor Rob
Sequents were roughly around 3.4cm last time I checked them.
Jake2020 said on 9/Jan/20
Hi rob, what do you think would be the biggest lifts you could fit inside: a) Nike air max 720, b) hogan interactive (the ones you said give up to 5.1cm on YouTube?).

Moreover, do you think it would be possible to add say a 2cm insole/lift on top of a custom elevator shoe?
Editor Rob
The standard 720 maybe only a 1/4 to 1/2 at most, because there's not much room inside to raise your foot before it starts to slip out when walking.

The Hogan Interactive I think you could fit half inch in.
Faithfulgrowth said on 8/Jan/20
how much height does vapor max plus add and also does size 10 and above mean the shoe is 3mm higher than shows 9.5 and below
Editor Rob
I would need to get hold of the plus, I am not sure if the mould is that much different than the normal one, but I will one day check it out.
cmh787 said on 8/Jan/20
The height comparison reminds me of the Luke prime + bigger Luke meme / star wars theory
Adam John said on 7/Jan/20
Hello Rob,
what should I buy for more height gain Air max 270 react or Air max 200 or Air max 95?
Editor Rob
They are all within a couple of mm really, I would always recommend trying sneakers on in a store if possible before deciding.
Emil Ali said on 6/Jan/20
Hello Rob, which sneaker you can recommend with at least 4 cm height heel? Preferably from Nike (except 720) or Adidas
Editor Rob
Here are some in 3.5-3.7cm range:

Nike Air Max Tailwind IV
Air Max Sequent 4 (just under 3.5)
Air Max 2 Light
Air Ma Ivo
Vapor Street Flyknit
Air Max 95
AIr Max 200
Air Max 2015
Emil Ali said on 6/Jan/20
Hello Rob, what about Nike Zoom 2k do they give at least 3.5 cm when they are new? Or which one should I buy for gaining much height Air Max 200 or Zoom 2k?
Editor Rob
Zoom 2k don't give near 3.5, more 3cm range.
Steve heaf said on 6/Jan/20
Hi, Rob, Are there any New Balance models that give 1.2cm plus? The goretex ones look pretty thick. Thanks
Editor Rob
New balance 680 v5 I measured near 3.2cm, but ones like mx 608 style which you'd think were quite big were only 2.8cm range.
Feelin said on 6/Jan/20
Hey Rob, what height do you think you would gain with those new Nike Air Max Alpha Savage sneakers?

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According to the site it's 4.5 cm heel height & 2.5 cm sole height - but their data is often inconsistent and varies between shoes of the same model.
Editor Rob
I measured that one in store, it was roughly 3.3cm
Faithfulgrowth said on 1/Jan/20
Would you happen to know how much height the alexander McQueen shoes give i think they look like they give 1.5 inches - 2inches of height but need more clarification from big rob

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Editor Rob
I haven't seen any up close, so really anywhere in that 1.5-2 could be possible
Steve heaf said on 29/Dec/19
Hi, Rob. Is it correct that this model gives 3.7cm? Thank you

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Editor Rob
Yes when new should give near that
viper said on 20/Dec/19
I just tried on some Nike shox and they weren't wide enough.

Yet the Nike specific wide shoes are too wide. Strange
Donnoy said on 16/Dec/19
Hey Rob , have you measured the Nike react type soles and the vapor max plus
Editor Rob
Nike React Element is about 3cm range
mark thompson said on 2/Dec/19
hey rob, have u ever measured the adidas runfalcons? i would think at least an inch but im not too sure, thanks.
Editor Rob
Yeah 2.8cm I believe they give.
David Alex said on 30/Nov/19
Also Rob I forgot to ask, how much height do you think these Jordan Proto-Max 720s add, same as the Airmax 720? Thanks.

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Editor Rob
I doubt any different than other 720 styles.
David Alex said on 30/Nov/19
Hi Rob,

How much height do you think the Adidas CrazyChaos add?

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Would really appreciate your thoughts if you don't mind. Thanks.
Editor Rob
Crazy Chaos are around 2.7cm or just over an inch
Steve heaf said on 27/Nov/19
Hi rob. Have you ever measured the vans platform? Wondered if they were the same as the converse platforms thanks.
Editor Rob
Yeah, I did measure one of the platform styles near an inch, so it was only like 1/4 inch thicker (or 1/3rd) compared to some other normal looking vans.
Steve heaf said on 25/Nov/19
Hi Rob. Have you ever measured any grenson shoes? High end and pricey. Thoughts on this model. Perhaps as much as timberland tackhead?

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Thank you
Editor Rob
Never seen them in person, but if the insole is sitting at the high point of the light brown part, then 1.6 range is very likely for them.
TheBat said on 23/Nov/19
Have you tried out cuban heels?
Editor Rob
I don't wear them, though maybe one day I should get hold of a pair to do a video on them.
Sean95 said on 22/Nov/19
Hiya Rob, I was wondering if I could please have your opinion out of these 4 shoes that would give the most height and best for adding shoe lifts to increase total 2.5-2.75" Thanks again Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Editor Rob
All boots look pretty similar, like 1.5 maybe to 1.6 range, so you could get up to 2.5-2.75 by putting lifts in them.
Steve heaf said on 19/Nov/19
Hi rob have you ever measured the air max axis? Thanks
Editor Rob
Yeah I measured a pair in a store at near 3.3cm
viper said on 10/Nov/19
Rob at what point would you say sneakers begin to wear down a bit
Editor Rob
Sometimes they are designed to wear down quicker though...I think after a few months of constant wear, most sneakers begin to start to suffer, some far more than others, and it really varies a lot - the materials used, the quality of stitching, glue etc all play a role...as do the type of usage.
Steve heaf said on 9/Nov/19
Rob, ate the converse lift shoes only for women? Any mens sizea in these? Thanks
Editor Rob
Yeah they are in the women's section, but I don't know how big the sizes go...
John H said on 7/Nov/19
Hi Rob,

do you know of any shoes with a similar style and height as the Paul and Shark Balena Corp that are not so expensive? Thank you!
Editor Rob
I would need to look into that
josie said on 6/Nov/19
Hey rob,
which shoe do you think gives more height: adidas nmds or adidas ultra boosts?
Thanks :)
Editor Rob
Ultra Boost give a few mm more than nmd.

I have a video of Ultra Boost which I'll get up some time in November.
viper said on 29/Oct/19
I have a friend that wears size 15 and he tells me the local shoe stores don't even carry 15's.

And barely any 14's
viper said on 29/Oct/19
Where do you get popular brand shoes that are over size 15's
Editor Rob
I have rarely seen any greater than size 14UK (15us) in stores, so I'm not even sure where!
Rem said on 29/Oct/19
Hi Rob. I was wondering how much do those women nike shoes that have internal heel give, because a friend seemed taller after using those shoes. I think they are called nike dunk sky hi. Thanks Rob.
Editor Rob
I am not sure on that particular model, but those type of sneakers that are elevators for women basically, do give 2 inch range, maybe some a bit more...
Vsquad said on 25/Oct/19
Rob, in your measurement video for Air Force 1s you said they only give 3 cm of height. Are you sure about that? Were they straight out the box or did they have a bit of wear?

I've always been under the impression that they gave at least 3.5 cm, because everyone always makes a big deal about how tall they feel when they wear them.
Editor Rob
They are slightly over 3cm brand new, with just a bit of wear I find they settle around 3cm.
jon jones said on 24/Oct/19
hey rob any update on when we'll get the yeezy sneaker height?
Editor Rob
I just filmed a yeezy clip, but will put it up first week november.
RobV said on 21/Oct/19
I haven't posted here for a long time, but just to say on sneakers (trainers we call them in the UK) I recently bought some of the new chunky style sneakers by GuidoMaggi and they are just great. Over 4" in lift and you cannot tell - I wore them with shorts today and you would never know that you were adding so much height. These chunky styles have come back in fashion in the past 18 months and they are an answer to my own prayer as I always wanted trainers with a biggish lift but held back till I saw something like this new range.
viper said on 18/Oct/19
My problem with the trainer Nikes is that they just don't seem wide enough for my food. I've measured the width of my foot and it's not EEE width.

When I was an early teen a guy at the shoe store said I had a EEE wide foot.

I have Nike Air Prescion basketball shoes and the width is good in those
Editor Rob
It's always best trying on sneakers in shops to find the best fit as they do vary a bit. Some Nike's I find great fits, others too tight.
paul pierce said on 14/Oct/19
Hey there rob

Could you please direct me to a picture that shows two people standing next to each other, and there being a 3cm height difference befween them?

Thanks a lot rob
Editor Rob
This older photo was a measured difference of 2.8cm between sister-in-law and myself
jon jones said on 11/Oct/19

how much do you reckon Air Max 97 will give in height?

and whats the lowest you reckon they will give after months and months of wear?

Editor Rob
I think those 97's should hold up well and only lose 1-2mm after months. The insole seems decent.

New they are like 3.3-4 range
Matta said on 11/Oct/19
Rob, Do you think its better to wear Flat shoes that dont give any height.

Like Levis Woods 0.47 height.

When you walk its like you walk on the ground with them. Its more confortable and steady balance.

I wore shoes that give quite a boost but im thinking of wearing shoes that are flat like Levis woods or Converse all star Flats.

What do you think is better Flat shoes or shoes that give boost?
Editor Rob
sometimes being closer to the ground is a preference for some, and a flatter style like that are a good choice...personally I feel if it's under 1/2 inch I feel more stones when walking.

The sneaker I've actually worn the most in 2019 has been Nike RN which are in 0.8-0.9...it is lightweight and a perfect fit.

The Air max 270/720 do feel quite tall when you are walking in them, but they are built to absorb a lot of impact so I like them, but not worn them that much so far..

I have tried on an Adidas Ultraboost in a shop and those were a great fit for me, I feel I need to get hold of a pair, but not at £140, I will wait for a sale...
paul pierce said on 11/Oct/19
Hey Rob, final question.

I am looking to gain around 1.7 - 1.8 inches of height consistantly from shoes+lifts.

Im a young guy, so a lot of the Nike sneakers you have on the site like Vapormax, Air Max, Air force 1... they are right up my alley. These give around 1.3-0.9 inches each. Now if i was to add a 1 inch insole, I would be getting 0.7 inches from that... bringing me up to 2 inches-1.6 inches.

However, I know for a fact that 2-3 months into wearing them, the height given from the sneakers and lifts will decrease, and I will end up only getting around 1.4 inches overall height.

What do you recommend for this? Which of the Nike shoes + 1 inch lifts will consistaantly give around 1.7-1.8 inches month after month?

Cheers rob
Editor Rob
I'd have said to actually just go with something like the 720's without any lift as it will still maintain 1.5 after months of wear.

However, with low-cut sneakers there's not as much room.

There are some other models I didn't mention like tha Air Max 200 and 2015 - I feel those are options too, both give at least 3.6cm when new, and you could fit a lift that gives 1-1.3cm to bring you close to say 1.7 inches overall.
paul pierce said on 11/Oct/19
Thank you for your responses Rob.

Which Nike sneakers do you think will hold up the best in terms of how much height they will give after being worn for about a year?
Editor Rob
I found a few of the shox, air max ltd / 180+ held up well as I've been wearing those recently.

Skateboard styles from Nike I feel are likelier to lose a bit of height quicker than some of the sturdier made models.
paul pierce said on 11/Oct/19
Also rob, same goes for shoe lifts.

A “1 inch” shoe lift actually probably gives about 0.7 inches, brand new.

Do you think over time ( 1 year) they decrease in the amount of height they give?
Editor Rob
Shoe lifts are pretty cheap construction so I would expect them to lose a few mm with the material compressing a bit. The 0.7 probably would fall to nearer 0.5 after months of wear...I haven't seen any really great insoles that look to maintain the same height.
paul pierce said on 11/Oct/19

The sneaker heights listings you have provided for each shoes, should we take away 1mm-5mm from each listing since this is how much they will decrease in the amount of height they give over time (a years worth of constant wear)

I would love to know your opinion.

For example, im pretty sure the air max that gives 1.34inches, wont give that after I have been wearing them for a year.

How much do you think is a accurate amount to subtract?

Cheers again rob
Editor Rob
Most I'm measuring are like new or brand new, a few I've given after a bit of wear.

It will vary between models. Some insoles are firm and hold up well, not compressing much - other sneakers might be constructed with more spongy and thicker insoles, or even hollower outsoles which could result in 1/4 to 1/3rd being lost.

On some of the pages of ones I own and wear I may go back in over time and mention if they compressed more than normal.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 10/Oct/19
It's crazy that some AF1's give as low as 2.2cm once they're worn in. I've heard some people estimate AF1's to give as much as 3 inches, lol. But they aren't "height aware" people like us. But 2.2cm is still crazy though, I'd imagined that they give a good 3-3.5cm
Editor Rob
It's the smaller size of course (outsole being 3.5cm)...if the outsole part measured 4.2cm then that's the version brand new that can give in 1.3 inch range.

Yeah I've read some folk call them 2 inch because the outsole looks quite big.
paul pierce said on 10/Oct/19
Hey rob

When i wake up i am around 171.8cm, but when i come back home after a long days of work i creep down to 169.8 cm

Now, granted I am out of shape, overweight, dont go to the gym and dont eat great either

I wanted to ask, how can i minimise my height loss during the day as much as possible? What do you recommend?
Editor Rob
Avoid hard work, especially dong the dishes over a sink 😁

Generally, a few breaks and plenty of water during the day is a start. I would recommend some basic exercises and work on posture which will help your overall appearance - many folk do struggle with their posture during the day and can look 1/2 to 1 inch shorter than other similarly measured people look (who have good posture).
paul pierce said on 9/Oct/19

I bought a pair of air force 1 a few months ago, and today i measured how much height they give.. it was 2.35cm (0.92 inches)

your measurement states they should give 3cm (1.1) inches

i wear them everyday

this must be proof that once you buy some shoes and wear them consistantly everyday, over a month or two... they will lose some of the height they give.

also, how much does a 1 inch lift give? i saw your video say 0.71 inches... so i was wondering if overtime they decrease in how much height they give aswell?
Editor Rob
Some manufacturers have different mouldings for size ranges. It's not uniform for AF1 and AF1 07's.

If you take a tape measure and put it on the outsole like this and it is in 3.5cm range it's the lowest version, it will give closer to 1 inch when new. Jenny's AF1 after a good few years of wear is down to nearer 2.2cm, so about 3mm loss with insole compression.
179-180 said on 9/Oct/19
Hi rob, I haven’t slept for 45 hours and I measured 179.6, I didn’t do any thing but walking for few hours (sitting and laying most of the time) and I usually measure 179.5 at my lowest after like 8 hours on my feet, my question is will I shrink more if I've had more activities?
Execuse my bad English! 😊
Editor Rob
Hydration levels could make your body lose 1-2mm more than usual (if you were becoming dehydrated). Activity that involves lifting weights, or a lot of spinal rotation can also bring you down. Like say Golf practice, which puts a lot of strain on the discs.
paul pierce said on 7/Oct/19
Hey rob

Do you think our weight affect how much height a shoe/sneaker gives us?

For example, i am 5’7 and weigh 90kg...overweight.

I started eating right and excercising last week and hope to be in great shape soon and lose a bunch of weight.

My question is, do you think the amount of weight put on a shoe/sneaker gives a different measurement in how much height they give?

For example someone 5’7 that weighs 60kg will get a little more height from shoes as they are lighter, so less pressure/weight is being put on the sole of the shoe so there is less compression

Compared to someone like me, i weigh 90kg, meaning there will be 30kg of extra pressure and weight being put on the sole, meaning there will be more compression...meaning less height is given

I hope you understand my question.

Cheera rob. Have a great day
Editor Rob
A big enough change in weight might compress the insole slightly (0.5-1mm) more with those who are noticeably heavier. With some very flexible insoles like memory foam styles, maybe a little bit more with heavier weight.
chriz said on 3/Oct/19
hey rob what about this one? Click Here
the website claimed that this has 1.5 inch heel height, but how much do you think this will actually give?
Editor Rob
The sole does look like it would be near 1.5 inch, but how high the insole sits is another matter...I'd say it might be 3mm less than the outsole.
viper said on 3/Oct/19
My favorite Nikes are the Nike Air Veers from 1993-94.

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Both football and basketball players wore them.
Editor Rob
In the UK, I don't remember that many folk wearing basketball style sneakers. I think over last 25 years it has gained more traction and they sell a lot more, but still far behind America in how often I see people wearing them.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 2/Oct/19
Those Balenciaga's look a bit too thick to just add an inch, unless if the insoles sink below the outer soles.
Editor Rob
It would be interesting to measure them, but they are £500 models, I don't think I'll be buying them anytime soon!
paul pierce said on 2/Oct/19
thank you very much for the response rob

how much do you reckon these give approx in height?

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Editor Rob
I've never seen those models, I'd need to go into a high-end boutique to measure some of those balenciaga shoes - and they are less likely to let me do it from experience.

But from the profile, I'd be surprised if they were much over an inch.
paul pierce said on 1/Oct/19
hey rob

wanted to know how much you think yeezy 350 will give in height?

also, how much roughly do shoes decrease in how much height they give with wear and tear?
Editor Rob
I just did a video on Yeezy actually, I got hold of a pair and sometimes in October will put it on youtube.

How much sneakers or shoes decrease depends on the material. I think it varies quite a lot...some hold up very well only losing 1-2mm after years (especially those with a solid hard heel like a shoe), whilst some sneakers can easily lose 1/4 to 1/3rd of an inch after a few months...the type that are kind of hollow inside the sole, and cheaper rubber material - those seem likelier to squash down.
Jack lewis said on 1/Oct/19
Are you planning on doing nike air max 200?
Editor Rob
I can't do a video on them, but I did check them in a shop and near 3.8cm new for a size 10.
Mickie said on 30/Sep/19
Nike Air Max 720 is really 1.6"? That's pretty thick for a trainer.
Editor Rob
Yeah it is pretty much Nike's biggest sneaker, as much as those timberland tackhead boots
viper said on 25/Sep/19
Rob I just got some Nike Air Max torch shoes.

I figure they are the same as the other Air Max's between 1.25-1.5
Editor Rob
That's one I never saw in a local shop, so I am not so sure on it. There are many similar looking models in 3-3.5cm range
chriz said on 24/Sep/19
hey rob, so on the web, they claimed that the heel height is 1-3cm but they didn't state it specifically. this is the picture, how much do you think they could give? Click Here
Editor Rob
They are right that the outsole/rubber section will measure about 3cm, but most styles like that, will have the insole a bit lower, usually between 1.7-2cm range.
Jimbob said on 18/Sep/19
Hi Rob, how much do Reebok Club C trainers give? 2.5-3cm range?

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Editor Rob
Can you believe the other day I was in a store and I was going through some of the models with Jenny and forgot to look at some of the Reebok's...

Today (19th) I will pop back in and try to report back...😎
Jack lewis said on 18/Sep/19
Thankyou for your response - what about addidas? what is my best option with that brand
Editor Rob
Some Adidas in 3-3.3cm range: Duramo, Energy Cloud 2, ZX 750.
Jack lewis said on 16/Sep/19
Im looking for a pair of trainers which will add between 3cm-4cm maybe more. Something similar to the height as timberlands. I do not want lifts. Can you recommend?
Editor Rob
Well Air Max 720 are decent 1.6 inch sneakers. Quite a lot air max models are in 3-4cm range.
179-180 said on 28/Aug/19
Thank you rob, last question, how much do you think average shoe add 3cm?
Editor Rob
I think the average shoe is in 2-3cm range, above that gets thicker and below it starts to get a thinner shoe.
179-180 said on 27/Aug/19
Hi rob, how much do you think these add? Click Here
Editor Rob
A bit over an inch, some of the insoles are quite spongy so your heels sink in a bit.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 25/Aug/19
Rob, is Big Don elevator shoes you worn in pic with Jenny claimed 4 inch height increase?? I do know tallmenshoes or Caltos 4 inch claimed shoes and boots barely gives 3 inches if height or so.. It sounds like the amount of height Don's shoes do give really justifies that higher price tags...
Editor Rob
The shoes Dons sent were I believe advertised 5 inch, but gave almost 4 inches.

You can usually send in your exact measurements to companies like Dons, so the fit might be better than some of the cheaper mass-manufactured models from other companies...but yeah, they are quite expensive. It's the nature of hand-made with quality materials.
Ry said on 3/Aug/19
Hi, Rob. How much do you think the classic Sanders Steve McQueen Chukka could give? Also worn by Daniel Craig in the Bond movies.

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Thank you
Editor Rob
I've never seen that model in person, so don't know how high the insole sits...

But based on the front section, I would be surprised if it wasn't 1.3 inches.
avad said on 20/Jul/19
Hey Rob,

How much height do you think adidas nmds like this give? Click Here

Editor Rob
They can give near 1.2 inches
JIMMiEsss said on 18/Jul/19
Hi Rob, do you have an experience with CHAMARIPA Brand? Is it worth buying? I think its design attracts my traits and I can choose the height of shoes how much I want to increase my height.
Thank you.

Editor Rob
They are a cheaper option than something like Dons of Guido Maggio.

Maybe if somebody was wanting to test out elevators and had a limited budget, they might be worth looking at.
Peter175 said on 16/Jul/19
Hey Rob. Peter here again
How much height do you think you gain from this Nike shoe

I just ordered the black size 9 US
Here’s a link to how they look
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Am I right in assuming 1.1 inch or maybe 1.2 ?
Editor Rob
Not done a video of the Tanjuns, from memory they seem at least an inch, but maybe in future can get hold of some.
JIMMiEsss said on 14/Jul/19
Hi Rob, I'm curious about either Nike Air Force 1 or Nike Air Max 270 which one is higher? Thank you!!!
Editor Rob
The 270's have a little edge, as seen in the Measurement Video.
Nik Ashton said on 14/Jul/19
@ Rob - You look 6ft in the above photograph!
Rem said on 13/Jul/19
Hi Rob. How much do normal flip flops give? Little less than half an inch? 1 cm maybe?
Editor Rob
Yeah near 1/2 inch from the few I've checked.
179-180 said on 12/Jul/19
@amy it depends where you live, average height where I live is 168cm so 178 is not short, still not short everywhere in the world, I’m 179 and I’m taller than most Europeans and Americans that work here. Btw i live in Saudi Arabia.
besttttt said on 12/Jul/19
Hi rob, how much the height of AIR FORCE 1 LOW RETRO QS CNVS "CANVAS" is added, it 's 1 inch or 1.25-1.5 inches. Thank you so much !!!!

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Editor Rob
That looks the thicker sole near 1.2 inches
179-180 said on 11/Jul/19
Hi rob, how much shoe insole will shrink in 1 year? because I wear one of my shoes a lot and I felt short lately and when I measured myself with and without shoes it gives me only 0.9cm, and when I first bought it it used to give me 2.5cm, is it normal or is it because I work on them a lot?
Editor Rob
A lot of insoles could lose 3-4mm quite easily after some months of wear.
Ry said on 9/Jul/19
Hi, Rob. What do you think of Asics models, in particular this collab gel lyte model? 1.2 perhaps? Thank yo

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Editor Rob
Would expect a little over 1 inch
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 9/Jul/19
Hey Rob, any ideas for this elevator shoes? Do you think its gonna give me 3 inch boost? The website of this tallmenshoes claimed that it will boost 4 inches or so. I've tried other elevator shoes 3 inches b4 from different brand, turned out that it only gave me 2 inches or so... I wanna be measured around 5ft 11 with some higher elevator shoes to create the illusion of being taller than as I am...

Here's the link: (If link below doesn't work, go to website)

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Editor Rob
Would think 2.75 in total from those is more likely than a full 3 inches.
chriz said on 3/Jul/19
hey rob how much do you think off white high top sneakers would give? they look thick, this is the picture Click Here
Editor Rob
Look thicker than they actually are which is probably more than converse, but not as much as an inch
Matt J said on 25/Jun/19
Are there any UK high street outlets or brands (e.g. Hotter Shoes) that are known for making boots with a generous amount of lift?
Moheez Iqbal said on 16/Jun/19
I have a friend who's been measured at 168cm (afternoon measurement I think) and he comes up to my eye brows would that make me around 5"8/5"8.25 possibly?
Editor Rob
You should be taller than 5ft 9 if he's at your eyebrows.
Ry said on 14/Jun/19
Think these could hit 1.4, Rob? Thanks as always

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Editor Rob
yes, easily that 1.4-1.5 range
Moheez Iqbal said on 11/Jun/19
Where does 5"6 person come up to next to 5"8?
Editor Rob
They might be close to their hairline (of the 5ft 8 person) - it depends just how thick the hairstyle of the 5ft 6 person is - also the 5ft 6 person might be looking at the very end or moustache area of the 5ft 8 person.
Ry said on 10/Jun/19
Any ideas on these Adidas Tubular, Rob? Thanks

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Editor Rob
I've only roughly seen those in shops and they feel a bit more than an inch, but not like 1.3-1.4.
jeffy-france said on 10/Jun/19
dear rob,
how many cms you can gain if you wear these shoes?

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Editor Rob
I would have thought near an inch for those
Moheez Iqbal said on 10/Jun/19
Hi Rob,

I have a friend who's 6"3 and I come up just above his chin level? Would that make me about 5"8 - 5:8.25 mark? I was 5"6 when I was 14. I'm sure you grow a bit after 14 don't you?
Editor Rob
Possibly 5ft 7 range
Moheez Iqbal said on 5/Jun/19
Rob if my eye brow level is 5'6 how tall would that make me?
Editor Rob
You might be near 5ft 10
Marek said on 22/May/19
Hi Rob,
I'm considering pulling a trigger on Common Projects Achilles -shoes (Click Here).

Official sole thickness of the shoe is 3cm. Do you think they elevate 3cm or less?

Editor Rob
They don't look that thick - I believe the company is describing highest point of the rubber outsole - the insole has to sit lower than that, much like converse really. If it gives over 2cm I'd be amazed.
62Jackson said on 18/May/19
Hello Rob, how much height is in this adidas yeezy? Click Here
Editor Rob
I haven't measured them yet.
Ry said on 10/May/19
Thoughts on how much these could give, Rob?

Click Here
Editor Rob
Look like they'd be quite thick, about 1.4 inches I suspect
benfica said on 9/May/19
Hi Rob, can some lifts fit in this high top Nike Air Force One model ? Click Here I'm talking in particular about the lifts with 3 ajustables sections you refer to in a video. Do you think the lift with the first section (2,7 cm in total) would fit in ? And what about the other sections ?
Thank you
Editor Rob
Loosen up the laces and you will fit lift plus 1 section easy enough, but I'm not sure about full sized lifts in those. It might be possible, but the foot sits quite high so could be slipping at the back.
Tim C said on 30/Apr/19
I want to buy these shoes :
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1. Is 2.5" insole comfortable enough and doesn't make you walk funny? or it's too high?
2. How much the version of 2.5" really adds to height compared to barefoot? can I expect 2"? or less?

Thank you !
Editor Rob
2.5 would be the limit I'd recommend.

In fact, if anybody was considering ever buying elevators, I think just going with a 2 inch pair might be the better option. A little boost to your height. It would turn myself from looking a solid 5ft 8 to a 5ft 9 guy to other people...but the comfort level in a smaller elevator is not to be underestimated. The higher the angle of your foot, the more harder it will be on your ankle and foot over the course of a day.
earl said on 30/Apr/19
Rob how much cms do you reckon this shoe gives?

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Editor Rob
Never seen such a pair up close, but they seem at least 1.5, maybe a bit more...would be interesting to measure such a pair!
Matta said on 15/Apr/19
Rob what would you say this heel is in inches of height?

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Editor Rob
They might give in 2 inch solid range, depending on what the insole is like, the heel looks pretty close to 2 inch.
Nik said on 14/Apr/19
@ Rob - What is the most amount of height that will be realistically gained by someone wearing shoes/trainers, inc insoles, etc?
Editor Rob
Well, if anybody didn't already watch my video How much height do shoe lifts add, I tested out basically the biggest lifts out there. Realistically, you will struggle to get more than 2 inches of actual lift from any lifts on the market.

It's a diminishing return on actual height, the higher you go.

In the video I could get to 5ft 11.5 range or so, but of course it's a visual demonstration - wearing cat boots and lifts that are nearly 2 inches is impractical for most people. I feel you'd struggle trying to function. Elevators with the lift glued and shaped to the shoe are much better, though comparatively much more expensive.

In an ideal world, you are best just sticking to comfortable sneakers or shoes, but some people do want just that extra inch boost that lifts or elevators provide...
Johnson said on 13/Apr/19
I measured my vans comfy not sure if I did it perfect. They gave me 2.5 cm, 1 inch
Editor Rob
That seems a lot, but I don't know if the insole on them is different than traditional, I need to do a video at one point of vans.
D DAWG said on 10/Apr/19
Hey @Rob can you tell me if its possible to fit 2 inch shoe lifts in Nike Air Force 1 '07 High or is the shoe type to narrow or is the top to tight. also if it is able to work how much bigger should I get the shoe.
Editor Rob
1 inch lift is about the most you can get. It's all about the size of the shaft really.
I did a video Click Here showing that actually something similar to say converse might be the best option for big lifts like those 2 inchers.
Johnson said on 8/Apr/19
@Rob How much does Air Max 1 give?
Editor Rob
I picked up a pair for myself to wear in fact from the Nike outlet recently, only £35, so it was a good deal! I will try to do a video this month on them, they feel like they could be close to 1.25 to 1.3 but I of course will measure them properly...
Matta said on 5/Apr/19
Rob would you say Flat shoes(0.5 Inch Height) Like converse Chucks taylor are better for Health?

I think they would be better for the spine and confort Since the shoe have no heel. Less pressure?

What do you think?
Editor Rob
Too high an angle is unnatural, so you have to be careful when choosing footwear or even considering lifts/elevators...it's something I wouldn't jump into.

Always go with comfort first, and half to 3/4 inch shoes/sneakers are certainly a more natural angle for your feet...but, they may not necessarily be comfortable - one man's great shoe is another man's awful one, because our feet come in different shapes.
Mr6 said on 1/Apr/19
Hi Rob,
I am 6 feet tall. I am interested in buying dress shoes that will make me significantly taller. I don't want the shoes to look "different" and bulky, and should be comfortable so my walk doesn't change. 2.75" or 3.1" Don dress shoes will work for me? Or is it too much?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't advise going that high.

2-2.5 is what I'd say would be more comfortable, giving a good inch or so boost...
Matta said on 31/Mar/19
Rob, Would you say a 1.25 inch heel shoe is On the big side compared to what most people wear?
Editor Rob
I would class 1.25 as a biggish heel..but compared to timberland/cat or cowboy boots, those are larger.
Luke kane said on 30/Mar/19
Hi Rob, great site, how much height do you think Nike air Max 270 give, they claim has Nike's biggest heel air unit, thanks
Editor Rob
It's a decent heel - I did a video in March in fact measuring a pair! Click Here
Harry said on 22/Mar/19
Hi Rob. If I wear a 2.5 or 3-inch elevator could I pull off looking 5ft 7? I am around 1.68 in the morning and 1.66 at my end-of-day low.
Editor Rob
Yes I feel you would be close enough to look nearly 5ft 7 to people.
Jet Hancock said on 21/Mar/19
Hi Rob!

I've seen you mention a few times that the Air force 1 '07 has more height that the standard air force 1's lows. Are you absolutely sure about this? I trust your judgement, I just want to make sure with you as they are not the cheapest purchase :O

What sneakers do you feel give off the best height? My dream would be 1.5-2 inch height increase sneakers. I know a lot of basketball sneakers may but I'm not sure which ones? Sorry if you've been asked this before.

Lastly, didn't you used to have a page dedicated to sneaker height? Is it still there?

Editor Rob
Click Here.
On the box, both of these are just classed as air force one. Not even any mention of what specific version, so it's really something I would recommend to check in a shop first, because there are two different soles out there for air force, the one on the left is thicker, the one on the right the smaller version. It gives around inch range, the white one is the one I did the video of.

Click Here. To check which one in a shop (and get exact version) just use a ruler and if from stitching above the 'air' logo on the sole, to the bottom is 1 3/8th to 1.5 inch range, that's the thicker model.
Walking Ted said on 18/Mar/19
My boots have a bit of bulge, even without lifts, would people tell if I put 1.4” lifts in?
Editor Rob
Not really, most people aren't going to be paying much attention to your boots. And if they did, what are they going to say? Again, I doubt many would say 'you got lifts in your boots'
Walking Ted said on 18/Mar/19
Hey Rob!I wear 1.4” insoles in my Frye harness boots. Would that be obvious?
Editor Rob
Not so obvious.
Nick74 said on 28/Feb/19
Hi Rob,

I wonder if you could suggest a sneaker or boot that is in the 4-5cm range.

I have had herniated disc surgery and have noticed a height loss that I would like to redress with foot wear.

Editor Rob
Normal caterpillar or timberland boots will get you close to 4cm...there's a version called tackhead which is sturdy and those give just over 1.5 inches.
Rem said on 24/Feb/19
Rob is 3.5 cm what typical golf shoes give? I mean not those that have big spikes, but the classic ones
Editor Rob
Last pair I had was just over 1.2 inches from what I remember measuring them at, so that 3-4cm range is common because of extra fraction that spikes give you.
Matta said on 22/Feb/19
Rob how much height those boots give?

Click Here
Editor Rob
I've seen roughly similar work boots like that give 1.5-1.6 inch range.
Neil Uij said on 17/Feb/19

How much are these boots expected to give in height?


Click Here
Editor Rob
I'd be surprised if less than 1.2 inches (assuming just a normal 2-3mm style of insole).
Robert03dec said on 16/Feb/19
Rob,can you create a page for BTS members height
(A relatively famous boy band
Peter175 said on 15/Feb/19
Heya Big Rob, it's peter again. How are you enjoying your weekend so far? Hope you had a nice valentines day :)

Was just wondering what measured height did you get for a size 10 vans old skool regular? Is it 0.6 or 0.7ish inch? Thanks I asked you think before in the past but I think the sneaker page is dead now, so thought I'd post it here.

Thanks a million C:
Editor Rob
The last time I measured a classic vans, it was just under 0.6 inches...I wish I had done a video on all the sneakers measured over the years that I no longer have, maybe I will borrow a pair to do a video.
Remmy7 said on 3/Feb/19
Hi Rob, how much height do you think cole haan shoes would give you? In particular this pair: Click Here. Thanks :)
Editor Rob
Wouldn't think less than an inch
Lolodelia said on 2/Feb/19
Hello Rob, please tell me how much height does “Adidas maroon quesence” shoes gives one. I was measured 177 cm with it. What’s my barefoot height?
Editor Rob
I cannot remember seeing that model up close, though similar styles give 1.2-1.3 new because the insole is quite decent to begin with.
EricBorman said on 26/Jan/19
Rob if my eye level is 5'4 how tall would that make me?
Editor Rob
On average I'd expect you could measure somewhere in the 5ft 8.5 range
Sean95 said on 25/Jan/19
I must say The MST Dons shoes like the Hulk edition A and the MST Airboot are far far far more comfortable than a MST Overlord, much less of an angle on your feet and feel more like a regular shoe. I think it has to do with the shoes have more of a front platform than shoes like MST Overlord. Only downside is after only 3 months wearing MST Airboot the back heel breaks off the shoe even after 1-2 months of using super glue :(
Alex Rovner said on 18/Jan/19
Hi Rob. How much do the Adidas NMD shoes give you? They seem to have a lot of cushion beneath the shoes.
Editor Rob
I've never measured them, only seen them in a shop and I think the outsole is a few mm thicker than how high the insole sits, still would estimate a solid 1 inch range.
Rem said on 14/Jan/19
Hi Rob. How much do the Adidas superstars give? I mean the classic ones. Between 2 and 2.5 cm may be safe?
Editor Rob
They used to give nearly 1 inch when reasonably new but after a bit of wear the insoles did lose several mm, down to 0.75 inch or thereabouts.
Sean5 said on 4/Jan/19
Anyone else who has ordered a pair of Dons in the UK gets a Third party delivery charge from "THAI T SHIRT FACTORY?" no mention of being charged additionally on his website, seems sneaky.
Mata said on 30/Dec/18
Rob, I was wondering, Can you walk in everyday with Logger boots?

I mean some have 2 inch heels. Is it possible to walk in them everyday while being confortable?
Editor Rob
Because the front of the boots are reasonably thick too, the boost isn't quite like a high heel...there's more stability in them, so you should walk ok in them.
Rem said on 24/Dec/18
Hi rob, Merry Christmas!!! I was wondering how much do the high converse give? They are the ones that are the standard converse but they seem to have a pretty much thicker sole than the original one.
Editor Rob
You mean the one like This. The standard converse gives somewhere in 0.6 range, but that noticeably thicker one is closer to an inch...I am not sure if there is an 'in between' version, I would need to see it in store.
Ali said on 16/Dec/18
Hi Rob, how much lift do you reckon The Rocks new trainers give. They look fairly thick, almost boot style.
Click Here
Editor Rob
I'd be surprised if not close to 1.25 inches
Matta said on 3/Aug/18
Rob How much do you think those boots add?

Click Here
Guanzo said on 16/Jul/18
Rob do you recommend logger soldier boots for me? 1.75-2" range height increase max.

in amazon.com
Editor Rob
For any logger boot, they certainly can add noticeable height. Whether they are comfortable is another matter. Ordering boots online is always tricky, I'd try to buy logger boots from a shop which you can find a model that feels ok.
Rjh said on 11/Jul/18
Hey Rob, I'm 5'9" and I'm considering buying some Don's elevators. How much of a lift would I need to order to appear to be 5'10" to 5'10.5"? I'm thinking 2 inches but I may be wrong.
Editor Rob
Any that say 2.3 or 2.5, they will get you looking around 5ft 10-10.25 to people.
Matta said on 8/Jul/18
Rob Can you link the MBT sneaker that give 2 inch of height?

Click Here

Thank you
Editor Rob
This style is close to it.
DanTheGuy said on 4/Jul/18
Hey Rob, have you tried the mid-sole tech Don's yet? On their site is says you can run in them but I kind of doubt that. I have never tried any of them to say for sure or not. At the very least, are they comfier? Thank you
Editor Rob
I only test them, but if the model was 1.75-2 inches you might be able to run ok. A 2.5 inch I would say needs a lot of practice!

If you can get the dimensions of your foot measured and then get the shoe custom made to those, it should be comfortable. I'd always say to send in the feet dimensions because with elevators, you need a good fit or else it will be hard to wear them for prolonged periods.
David M said on 3/Jul/18
Hello Rob,
I would like to purchase a pair of Don's that will give me 3 inches of true elevation. I purchased a 3.1 inch listed elevation which actuality gave me about 2.3-2.5 inches of increase from Don's. Considering shoe sellers overestimate the amount of elevation, which listed # inches of elevation should I choose? The 4 inch or 5 inch elevation?

Thank you
Editor Rob
I wouldn't recommend going above what you have. I think the range of 2.3-2.5 of actual elevation is enough.

But, if you really want to, look for the 3.5-3.75, they should get you closer to 3 inch.
Matta said on 1/Jul/18
Rob, How much do these give? MBT

Click Here
Editor Rob
Those are lower MBT styles, not much over 1 inch range, compared to the thicker ones nearer 2
Gracian said on 1/Jul/18
I was always interested in shoes from Marilyn Manson and Vin Diesel. Here are photos of their shoes: Click Here
Click Here
They do not hide in any way that they are trying to pretend tallers than they really are. Rob, is it possible that Manson and Diesel, despite being quite tall, have a complex about their own heights?
Editor Rob
In Manson's case, he has a goth-style, so sometimes those big heels are maybe part of the 'look'.

In Vin's case, I've never seen him wear low sneakers, something like converse. He loves boots and stands tall...I think he would like to be taller.
buu said on 26/Jun/18
Click Here rob are these the same as you measured in your youtube video? giving 3.3cm
Editor Rob
Yes those are similar sole thickness.
luop said on 24/Jun/18
rob can you link me the 3cm air force 1's you have, I got a pair but they are 1 inch
Editor Rob
Look for the 07 version, those are the ones near 1.25 inch.
Cdizz said on 24/Jun/18

What happened to the page that discussed all types of non elevator shoes?

Editor Rob
I had to stop the sneakers page. It's a long story, but basically google kept deindexing the page and replacing it with a spammers cloned version. The clones version didn't even exist, it merely redirected people to a scam site trying to get credit card details.

I can't understand Google - I thought they employed smart people and used intelligent algorithms.
Cdizz said on 24/Jun/18

What do you think these should be1+?

Click Here

Also, any non elevator, oXford brands that give the best boost.
Editor Rob
I believe the insole sits 3-5mm under the high part of the white outsole on those. Almost 1 inch.
Mercury said on 23/Jun/18
Two questions about two sneakers, Rob
1. How much does the Adidas Samba add? Click Here

2. And how much do you reckon the Adidas busenitz pure boost adds? Click Here

Thanks in advance :)
Editor Rob
I'm not sure about that version, but there is another samba which brand new gives near 1 inch, and after a few months loses near 0.2 inch.

I remember seeing those adidas, but only glance briefly, I am not sure they really give much over 1-1.1 inch.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 22/Jun/18
Rob, how much do you believe these give, about 1.75" range? Click Here
Editor Rob
Yes, no less than that...possibly a bit more depending how thick the insole is.
Matta said on 21/Jun/18
Rob, I got Nike shox(1.4 Inches).

Do you know any other Sneakers That boost height 1.4 and above? Like maybe 1.5, 1.6?

I know cowboy boots are 1.5,2 inch. But i dont want to wear Cowboy boots.

Sneakers or MidCut Lightweight boots That give 1.5, 1.6?

I know timberland trackhead are 1.6 But they are heavyboots.

In general im trying to find Regular Sneakers or Boots That give 1.5 inch or 1.6 more of height or more(Not cowboy boots or big timberlands).Not elevator shoes But regular shoes/boots that give 1.5, 1.6 more... Where should i look for?

Do you know any?
Editor Rob
1.4 is kind of the upper limit before you get into the MBT style of sneakers which are thick-soles nearer 2 inches.
Animus said on 14/Jun/18
Rob, how much would these give: Click Here

Thanks in advance!
Editor Rob
That version of Air Max looks a 1-1.1 style
XoX said on 13/Jun/18
Is there any difference in height between reebok classic leather clip ele and ordinary reebok classics?
Editor Rob
Both are reasonably thick, I'd be surprised if anything between them.
Artrem said on 12/Jun/18
Hi Rob, what is the most comfortable elevator shoe height gain and still is unnoticeable?
Editor Rob
I think a safe gain is buying an elevator that gives overall 2 inches. It is much easier to walk about doing daily business than 2.5-3 range.

Also, since you are boosting your relative height about 1 inch over a normal shoe, it's not going to be as obvious to many people. Of course some will notice, but will they even comment?
zatox said on 12/Jun/18
hey rob how much does adidas yeezy powerphase give? im about to buy one if it has decent amount of boost
Editor Rob
They don't look that thick, not over an inch.
Andrew said on 7/Jun/18
How much would these give Rob?
Click Here
Editor Rob
I am not so sure on the barricade, they feel just over 1 inch but that's rough with no measurement.
franck said on 2/Jun/18
Hi Rob, do those Nike Shox add 1.4 inches (3,5 cm) in stature as you said in a video ? Click Here Thank you
Editor Rob
Yes they look the larger size of shox.
YESSSS said on 29/May/18
Rob, how much do these give (from balenciaga)
Click Here ?
Editor Rob
Possibly near 1.5-1.6 inches
Matta said on 29/May/18
Rob, What others thing do Actors and Famous people do too appear Popular and Good in term of appearance?

I know they wear elevator shoes, or shoes with lift...

Do you know any other things they do?
Editor Rob
Many will have veneers or regular teeth whitenening, lots have little cosmetic surgeries, beauty routines for skin etc.

Also you have activities they do to improve image - like attending events for certain causes or charities
undercover said on 28/May/18
hey,I've worn ≈2.25" lifts inside my shoes/boots for the past 3 years or so. In total with regular heeled boots and shoes I gain about 3 inches of height. Do you have have any recommendations of footwear that will look normal with the added height inside?
Editor Rob
I think it's hard because to get 3 inches needs the foot at a high angle. The custom elevators from any company usually are made to be a bit more discreet looking, but the taller you get, the more obvious it can become.

Of course to many people, even if they looked at your footwear they might not even realise there was something different about it.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 24/May/18
Rob, do you think shoes like these (where the soles are curved) give less height than what it appears on the outside? Click Here
Editor Rob
They aren't that far under the grey outsole really...still give over an inch comfortably.
Artrem said on 22/May/18
Rob does having a 2.5 inch elevator shoe cause you to have problems walking, or can be spotted?
Editor Rob
Some folk will notice you walk a bit different, but with practice you might become natural and find a more confident walk from wearing them.

Personally if I was ever going to wear them I'd set the limit of 2 inch to start with and after a year and feeling like I can walk comfortable at the elevated height, then try 2.5 inch.

It might not seem much, but the angle of the foot increases more and it will add a bigger level of difficulty and more strain to ankles the higher you go.
Matta said on 16/May/18
Rob its me again, Matta.

Would a 1.25 Heel Leather shoe + 1 inch foam Shoe lift = 2.25 Be good?

Would it be confortable and Unoticeable to people? 2.25 of total height?

So its 1.25 inch of boost over 1 inch shoe.

Thank you.
Editor Rob
These 1 inch insoles will be measured from the high point at the back of the lift...the actual lift itself might give 0.6-0.7 inch so overall about 2 inch flat.

You are getting roughly 1 inch over normal 1inch shoes...some might notice, but many won't. Only when you get into 2.5-3 will the percentage of people being aware 'you look taller' increases
Guanzo said on 11/May/18
Hello Rob, how much "HAIX AirPower P9 Desert" add?

Click Here
cmillzz said on 10/May/18
Rob, does the 2.5 inch model actually give 2.5 inches, or does it give more like 2.2-2.3 inches?
Editor Rob
I think it would still give a little bit less than the 2.5.
Ali said on 8/May/18
Hello Rob, how much lift would these Adidas trainers give, the sole is described as chunky. Could be more around 1.5 inches when including inner sole possibly. Any ideas Rob, or anyone? Many thanks.

Click Here
Editor Rob
Don't think they are near 1.5, more 1-1.2 range.
Matta said on 8/May/18
Rob, What is the maximun Elevator shoe height that you should wear that Look Natural and uniticeable and that is confortable to wear in everyday life?

do you think its 2.5 inch of total height?

do you think its 2.0 inch of total height?

I think anymore than 2.5 and it start to become uncorfortable and noticeable to people.


Editor Rob
2-2.2 I think is a best option for anybody considering them. If you push it to 2.75 (at least a shoe giving that actual amount) then more people will notice the increase. With a 1-1.25 increase I think it's easier to handle.
Fouad El Yaouti said on 7/May/18
Rob is there any legitimacy in these shoes I've found on DonsElevator shoe website. They claim the shoes offer a comfortable flat fit while at the same time offering 3 inches of height.

Click Here
Editor Rob
The higher you go in height, the less comfort you will have...for 3 inch, its actually noticeable going from a 2-inch model.

Naturally 1-inch is more comfortable, 2 inch less comfortable, but enough to wear elevators regularly...when you push it higher, it's going to alter your foot position and ankle position, so naturally will be a bit less comfortable.

If I was wearing elevators on a day to day, I'd never wear any near 3-inch, I'd be content with a 2.2 inch model as it will give me a solid inch increase, while retaining an acceptable level of comfort.
cmillzz said on 3/May/18
Rob, do Don's elevator shoes run small or large? If I were to purchase a pair of Don's, should I size up or size down?
Editor Rob
I think the best thing is to do an exact foot measurement in length and include that in any order, because then they can match the closest shoe last.

But, since it's an expensive purchase, always give it good consideration first. I'd never recommend anybody to jump into owning 3-inch elevators. I'd start with low 2-2.25 style...
datguy said on 1/May/18
Click Here Hey Rob how much would you say these shoes give?
Editor Rob
Classic solid inch shoe.
Matta said on 29/Apr/18
Rob, Does wearing Big heel shoes(Like nike shox 1.4) Trow out body proportion when people look at you?

I got these converse all star(0.5 inches) , im 5foot10.5 When i wear them im 5foot11 with them. But I like wearing big heel shoe too feel taller againts other men. I wear them to feel taller than other men. But lately ive been thinking about body proportion.

When i wear Converse all star, I feel really on the ground, Its like i walk on the ground, i feel really Stable.

What do you think look better? Flat shoes(0.5) or kinda big heel shoe(Nike shox-1.4).

I must say that when i wear the converse all star its so confortable. I feel my spine line up straight. I feel really good, I feel stable when i wear them, But im only 5foot11 with them. Some men are taller than me, the 6foot+ Guys.

As when i wear nike shox im almost 6foot.

Is it better too Wear flat converse 0.5 or more heel. One thing im certain is that flat shoe is way better for the body, it doesnt put pressure on the spine. I feel like i walk barefeet on the ground with them.

What do you think?
Editor Rob
You should wear footwear that is comfortable, whether it's half inch styles or 1.3-1.5 inch.

A comfortable sneaker for one person can be an uncomfortable one for another, which is why I'd try on a lot of different sneakers to find the best fit.
HSom said on 18/Apr/18
Can you please clarify this Rob.
On Don's page if I select the 2.0" option for example, does it mean the height of the inside lift or the overall height increase? (insole 1"+heel 1")
I get the feeling 2.0" insole might already be too obvious.
Editor Rob
The Inches represent the overall amount the shoe will give (if measured at the back to the high point of the insole).
Lis said on 17/Apr/18
Rob how much height do you think these boots give Click Here thanks in advance!
Editor Rob
Could be 1.5 inch military style boots...would be surprised if less than that.
Eric R said on 15/Apr/18
Hi Rob,

How much do you think a pair of boots like these give?

Click Here
Editor Rob
Without looking at the description I would have said the sole was more 1.1-1.2, but it says 1.25...I'm not convinced it is quite that thick. Might be 3cm though and they rounded it to 1.25 inches.
reterer said on 15/Apr/18
Hey rob, is there any difference between reebok classic leather clip ele and ordinary reebok classics? They seem to have differet soles. Sorry for my english
Editor Rob
I'm not sure there looks much between them, I'd be surprised if there was anything noticeable..
NangaParbat said on 14/Apr/18
Hello Rob :) Thank you for your previous answer. I have another one: if I wear Nike Roshe Run instead of flatter shoes like Vans, will people notice I am taller? Or it is such small fraction that they will not even pay attention? I am having an "inner conflict" lol lately. I feel very comfy with vans and all stars (thin shoes in general) and sometimes I have the sensation that I look and walk taller (due to my trousers falling better on the shoes and better posture); on the other side, I know that actually I am taller with Roshe Run but when I look myself in the mirror I see my legs shorter and when I walk it's not so comfy. What's your opinion about this mess? Lol Thank you in advance!!
Editor Rob
Well, when I wear a thinner sneaker like a half inch style out and about I can notice the difference between a thicker 1.25 inch sneaker. It's not much, but some might notice it...I'd say the majority probably don't.

If it was a change of height by 1.5 inches, I think a far greater proportion might realise something was different and maybe that's the most they think about it!
Anthony089 said on 13/Apr/18
Hey Rob how Much height does regular Sandals giving you I'm 186cm with sandals on
Editor Rob
Under an inch, like 0.75 might be a common range
Rem said on 11/Apr/18
Rob, how much do work boots give? Do you think 4 cms sounds right?
Editor Rob
Yeah, that's a common range...
Thunderfin said on 7/Apr/18
I'm 5'11.5'' but always wanted to be 6'2''-6'3'' so I'm trying to find myself a pair, too. I'm 19 so hopefully I can grow a bit more and break 6'. The hard part is finding elevator shoes my size -- not too many websites sell them in size 12/12.5.
Mike59 said on 6/Apr/18
Hi, Rob. My wingspan is about 5'9.5''. Approximately what's the maximum amount of lift I could wear before it becomes noticeable to strangers that my arms are not proportionate? I know it depends on other factors, but since my wingspan and preparations are very similar to yours, what would you recommend to someone who wants to appear as tall as possible?
Editor Rob
People won't pay that much attention to your arms...they are more likely to spot a funny walk first, which is why I'd just stick to 1-1.5 lifts on top of a basic 1 inch shoe.
Moheez Iqbal said on 2/Apr/18
Rob, feels more than inch the shoes makes me about 177-178cm roughly stood next to my friend who's 6ft2 I'm up to his nose lol
rlvp85 said on 2/Apr/18
Hello Rob, thanks for your responses. I have another question for you. I recently bought these shoes online and they are about to be delivered to me: Click Here and Click Here Can you please give an estimate of how much they add?
Editor Rob
They both look under 3/4 inch...more towards a half inch range I'd say.
Moheez Iqbal said on 1/Apr/18
Hey,Rob how many inches does Nike air flight classic white give also size 10?
Editor Rob
I've seen that model but wasn't able to get a good idea, it felt roughly an inch...but I'd be surprised if it was over.
NangaParbat said on 1/Apr/18
Hello Rob :) I would like to ask you a thing: for you is it possible that wearing flatter shoes (Vans type) makes your legs appear taller? I noticed that when I wear this kind of shoes, my trousers/jeans fall better and lower on the ankles and give the appearance of longer legs, as opposed to when I wear AirMax or "higher" chunky sneakers. I am 172cm, good body proportions but slightly torso dominant. Thank you and Happy Easter !!
Editor Rob
I suppose if your trousers brush against the ground with some sneakers rather than ruffle up, it might actually help appearance of slightly longer legs. There are certain types of trousers/pants I've noticed which have low crotch and high ankle heights which are terrible for making a man look 2-3 inches shorter in photos.
NangaParbat said on 1/Apr/18
Hello Rob :) I would like to ask you a thing: for you is it possible that wearing flatter shoes (Vans type) makes your legs appear taller? I noticed that when I wear this kind of shoes, my trousers/jeans fall better and lower on the ankles and give the appearance of longer legs, as opposed to when I wear AirMax or "higher" chunky sneakers. I am 172cm, good body proportions but slightly torso dominant. Thank you and Happy Easter !!
rlvp85 said on 1/Apr/18
Following the previous question, your estimate is on point, because I measured myself with them on, I got 180.5-180.7, 12 hours out of bed. At that time, I was at my lowest height, i.e, 179-179.1. You are very good at estimating height and shoes height. Any tips for me to get good at estimating shoes height only by glancing at them?
Editor Rob
I have looked at a lot of sneakers and shoes and measured them, so it's easier to get an idea in person of what 1/2 inch or 1 inch looks like, or 1.25 inch...

I had to do this if I want to be fair for celebrities I meet, I wouldn't want to be estimating their footwear to be much less or more than they actually are.
Daley said on 1/Apr/18
Hey Rob.

Which shoes should guys below average height avoid in order to not make themselves even shorter? I'm 5ft7.5 myself in the morning and I was wondering if mid to high top shoes are actually good for me. I would like to not cover my legs that much and I thought that shoes like Nike Air Force 1's Hi aren't that good either. What do you think about Vans Sk8-hi? I like them but I usually cover them with pants so they dont take legs.
Editor Rob
The Air Force 1 Hi Tops will give a good 1/2 inch more than the vans hi-tops.
Adrjan said on 1/Apr/18
Hello Big Rob,
How much can Nike Air Max 90 give?
More than 3 cm (im from EU and don't use inch sorry :()

Best Regads.
Editor Rob
Some variations of the air max 90 can give 2.7 up to 3.2cm
rlvp85 said on 30/Mar/18
How much do you think this crocs sandals give? see: Click Here
Editor Rob
I doubt more than 0.7 inch, because of concave shape of heel part, maybe 0.6-0.7
Tran said on 29/Mar/18
Hey Rob, I noticed that Vans in size 41 EUR(8.5 US, 7.5 UK) give 2.5cm in height. I had them in size 40 but they were too narrow and the heel was 2cm. Do you think a size 40.5 give 2.5cm or do they make the heel a little thicker only after size 41 for better balance?
Editor Rob
The outsole of the traditional vans is thicker than the insole (which sits a fraction lower). It's always one of those sneakers that looks thicker on the outside but doesn't give that much height...
Bootking said on 23/Mar/18
These fashion army style boots give some serious height, im not sure exactly but im positive they seem like 1.75

Click Here
Editor Rob
All depends on how high the insole is...if thin then not much over 1.5, if a little 1/8th to 1/4 range, then possibly near 1.7 inch.
Ferdinand said on 22/Mar/18
Hi Rob,

How much height would you say 3.1 inch Dons give (without mid-sole tech)?

Editor Rob
They won't give 3.1, but a fraction under 3 inches.
zell said on 22/Mar/18
hey rob how much does adidas ultraboost add?
ajs1 said on 21/Mar/18
I have driven with them on, @kyle2729. Mine are about 4.5 inches.
kyle2729 said on 21/Mar/18
Hello, just curious is anybody here drives with elevator shoes on. Thanks.
Matta said on 20/Mar/18
Rob what shoes and boots give 1.5 inches and more? I know cowboy boots have alot of height.

Im trying to find shoes online that give 1.5 inches and up but not elevator shoe.
Editor Rob
A lot of Caterpillar/Timberland styles might get you near 1.5, just shy of it. There are thicker models of these boots, like a 'tackhead' model which is 1.6 inches.
Walter said on 20/Mar/18
People must have realistic expectations for mens elevator shoes, I mean even women high heels need a giant platform for them to be able to give an actual 3 inches, so most elevator shoes in fact only give around 2.3-2.5, and a lot of that height comes from the actual heel and not the insert,(so theoretically you would appear an inch taller than normal since people would see the heel on the shoe). So buying elevator shoes that advertise ridiculous height boosts(3+) won't even give anywhere near that. So I advise to get them around 2.5 so you can actually walk in them and not look like you have a weird sliding gait where it looks like you have a broken foot since the distance between your actual leg and the bottom of the shoe would look ridiculous. And an extra tip for those cheap Chinese inserts, they are pointless since they measure from the back and greatly depress when you wear so they barely give an inch and with every step you take if feels like your sinking in the ground because they squish so much.

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