How tall is Rob Paul

Rob Paul's Height

5ft 8 ⅛ (173 cm)

I created in 2004 as an entertainment site about Celebrity Height. I measure 5ft 8 ⅛in at night, which is usually about the height I am in most photos with celebrities. First thing in the morning, I measure around 5ft 8 ¾in. For some height-related videos check out my Youtube channel. As of February 2019 I measure close to 5ft 8.25 at lunchtime and in this Video you can see my current weight.

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Average Guess (429 Votes)
5ft 8.38in (173.7cm)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Feb/19
I stare at guys who seem to be around my height too, but only from the back, lol. I don't usually stare at them right in the face.

I'm a bit surprised that the amount of stares you get is based on your shoe selection. You probably won't be more than only an inch apart. (6'5" in casuals vs 6'5.5"-6'6" in boots) Goes to show how much an inch difference makes. I usually get around the same amount of stares whether I'm in canvas sneakers (6'6") or boots (6'7") though.
Sakz said on 21/Feb/19
@Tunman At around 6'4 you will definitely be very tall in the UK, since it's not regular tall as say 6'0 or 6'1. At those heights you will be described as tall but not very tall, since as you said there will sometimes be taller people about.
Sakz said on 21/Feb/19
@Lopesanno I can imagine. Those are normal problems to run into day to day at that height. Sure you get used to it but it's not ideal since the problems are still there.
Percy3468 said on 21/Feb/19
Hey Rob, 5ft 7 is considered short however it's only 2 inches below average. However 5ft 11 is 2 inches above average and is not considered tall. Why do you think this is.
Editor Rob
That is something I've brought up in the's true, the percentage who call 5ft 11 tall is far less than those who call 5ft 7 short.

Maybe the average height is skewed a bit in many minds. A large chunk lie so they many who think of 5ft 7 are actually think of a 5ft 6 person...
Tunman said on 21/Feb/19
5"could be more at the crossroads between solid tall and very tall/standout.Ultimately I would say that in my country (average youngster 172-3) you have to be 187-8 to start standing out,I mean being the tall man around,although in a crowded place you will definitely have to be 190+ to be the tallest.I think in US/UK once near 6'4 you might look very tall to most people because there is what 1% of the population taller than you?Having been in NY,Vancouver,Brussels and other west european and north american cities,6'2 seems solid tall indeed,it would be non sense to deny it but still it's part of the landscape almost everywhere you go,same way my 6'father feels in Tunisia,clearly bigger than most dudes,always described as tall but nevertheless quite rarely the tallest.
Jdubbz 6'4 3/4" said on 21/Feb/19
I usually get stares from very tall guys (6'3-6'6). They're also the only people I "stare" at, since it's interesting to determine if I'm taller, shorter, the same height, etc. They likely feel the same way.
Canson said on 20/Feb/19
@Christian: mostly kids and older people although I get some women that do as well but usually with their kids. It’s even more when I have thicker footwear. When I’m in flats or causal shoes that are 3/4” or less not so much
Canson said on 20/Feb/19
@Myself: only because there’s not much added benefit at that stage. 6’4.25 and 6’3.75 aren’t significantly different but at least at something like 6’3.75-6’4 I’d be under 6’5 in most shoes and even with Jordan’s probably right around the 6’5 mark if not a hair over. I think 6’5 in shoes is tall enough honestly.
Canson said on 20/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: Christian mentioned before that he’s close in shoes to hitting the top of the doorway counting hair in the AM at that height but I think at a low he’s probably ok although that’s around where it may start to taper off since anything above (197 range) you are gonna be near 6’7 with 1” shoes for a good part of the morning at least. At least if you’re only a solid 6’5” you’d likely just get 6’5.75 out of bed and be down to 6’5 3/8 after an hour assuming your loss is front loaded.
Lopesanno said on 20/Feb/19
@Sakz: Right, also other aspects of life aren't that easy. As you mention public transportation - that is a good example where both (health and convenience) come together: things like low bus ceilings or crowded trains are not nice when you are tall, but become a real issue when you also have physical problems. A real problem is asking for a priority seat because most people just perceive me to be a tall young man.
gino said on 20/Feb/19
hey rob Paul, what was your height at age 18
Editor Rob
I stopped growing by age 14!
Myself said on 19/Feb/19
I haven't thought too much about it, so I have a hard time recalling exactly which age group gives me the most stares and longest looks, but I think it's teens and maybe old people, most often.
The latter category because they usually were already shorter than nowadays average in their youth and have shrunk with age in addition to that, making the difference even more noticeable.
I don't know if there's a real difference between people in their 20s and 30s on this matter though.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Feb/19
I consider height that's 6 inches or more, in a particular region or country as "very tall". So where I live, the average doesn't seem more than 5'8.5", so I'd consider 6'2.5" as the start of "very tall".
okbymeman said on 19/Feb/19
Rob, you ever feel star-struck meeting any of these celebs? It must be routine for you at this point. Personally, as a big X-Files fan, I would have felt a little giddy standing next to Gillian Anderson the way you did.
Editor Rob
I was happy being the one taking the photos than being in them, which is why I can barely find any from my teenage years!

So it's strange for this site that I did begin become the face of it. I am not sure I would call it's definitely an enjoyable experience - I like watching other people get photos too, because there's a lot of happy people in these rooms. You might see me and the actor, but there's also others in the room too looking excited. Some do get nervous too.

Even I've muddled my words at times :)
CD said on 19/Feb/19
Rob if I’m 5ft 5 at my very lowest (after a shift in a warehouse) but hold 5ft 5.5 3 hours out of bed, is it best to go with my height as being 5ft 5 or just over it when claiming my height?
Editor Rob
It is really up to you.

If you say 5ft 5, nobody is going to think you are lower...if you decided to round upwards to 5ft 6, again, some might think you are shorter.

Saying 5ft 5.5 is fair too. It's what you feel comfortable saying.

I personally don't feel comfortable claiming a height I measure under, so I know I drop to around 5ft 8 1/8th and just claim the 5ft 8 if anybody asks.
Sakz said on 19/Feb/19
@Lopesanno Well I would argue 6'8 is 'extremely tall' with anything 6'9+ heading into giant tall territory, but everyone phrases them differently. From my own observations watching certain sports I've noticed people who are 6'4-6'5 and over tend to get injured quite often, mainly with back and knee issues as you mentioned. I don't personally know anybody as tall as you but I imagine it must be a nightmare not only because of the health issues, but even with things such as transport and clothing. As it's been discussed by many on here it's just not an ideal height unless you play a sport such as basketball, and quite regularly at that. At the end of the day though it can't be helped and all you can do is manage the best you can.
Csimpson6ft said on 19/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" yeah im just bang on 6'0, I wish I was taller though, it would be nice to be 6'2 or maybe 6'3, 6'1 would have also been ideal for me, I heard my potential height was supposed to be 6'0.5 but unfortunately I didn't quite grow that tall, I might buy some elevator shoes one day, I would definitely clear 6'2 wearing them.
Csimpson6ft said on 19/Feb/19
@Rob @Guru Guy @Bobby @Canson I could say I'm 183cm but basically that's still bang on the 6'0 mark anyway, yeah i'll just stick with 6'0.
Canson said on 19/Feb/19
@Bobby: yea where he is (at least if that were me), I would claim 183cm since it’s rounded to the nearest cm and even at 6’0 1/8 same thing
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Feb/19
Hey Rob!

😖 A year ago I was zonked out and having my hip replacement operation!
When I woke up, due to the epidural, I felt NOTHING!
Goel174.4cm said on 19/Feb/19
@ Rob,
Here is the recent national health survey report of UK(England) in 2017
Click Here
The average height of 16-24 year old men was 176.4 cm and for 25-34 year old men was 177cm and the overall average average was 175.3cm. But overall comparing to previous health surveys in UK, I am about 3cm less than average for young men in Uk.
Editor Rob
That's interesting that the average went down.

From 2016 16-24 (177.3) to 2017 (176.4)

And 25-34 from 178.4 to 177cm

From the sample size they used, that's fairly significant. The reason?

It could be just the sampling size was a bit lower for those subsets, or just a few more shorter people managed to take part, or maybe more immigrants who originated from shorter countries were included in 2017.

A sample size of 240 and 386 isn't huge really. If you look at the 90's the sample was far bigger. Maybe cost-cutting and not enough money to fund a bigger sample?

So the English average is still around 5ft 9 on the nose.
Myself said on 19/Feb/19
I don't see why you would want to be my height instead of yours though... it's not like at nearly 194 cm you would get many more disadvantages than 192.5-193 range I guess...
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Feb/19
Even if you were a solid 6'0 1/8" at night, claiming 8ths would be too meticulous. I'd highly advise against it. Rob's 1/8" over 5'8" but he never claims 5'8 1/8" to people, at least not from what I know.

But what age group do you get stares the most from? I mostly get it from children but usually not adults. I think part of the reason is because kids aren't used to seeing someone my height. It's not like I wear particularly fancy flashy clothing.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Feb/19
@ Nik - I hope I don't have it necessary to write a Part 2! 🕸️🕷️🐈

⭐️ The word 'critter' was first widely used in North America. I remember it being used to describe animals in 'The Little House on the Prairie', which is a fact-based account of a young girl growing up in the 1870's and 1880's in North America, not long after the American Civil War.

The word can be used to describe any animal, including insects, which ARE counted as animals. But then, so are we, and 'critter' can be used in reference to an unfortunate person or child.

Unsurprisingly, there is a film called 'Critters', which stars one of my horror favourites, Lin Shaye, and Ethan Phillips, who plays Neelix in Star Trek's 'Voyager'.

How about this for something funny? The second 'Critters' movie is entitled 'The Main Course'! Urghhh! Yuckety yuck yuck yuck! 😖
Canson said on 18/Feb/19
@CSimpson: it doesn’t make much of a difference where you are to be honest
Jdubbz 6'4 3/4" said on 18/Feb/19

My variance could definitely tighten over time. 6'4.75 has always been my ideal height so I'd be perfectly happy even if it didn't. I'd be ok with "textbook" 6'5 range like 6'4 7/8 at a low or even 6'5 flat since I'll still be under 6'7 in shoes in the morning. Strong 6'5 range like 6'5.25 - 6'5.375 would probably still have decent doorway clearance, but anything above that is pushing it. I used to view extra height as icing on the cake, but now it seems like more of a hindrance than anything.
Bobby 178cm said on 18/Feb/19

That's an odd claim though, even if you were that tall at a low, you'd still be better off claiming 6'0 unless you were like 6'0.25, then you could either round down and claim just 6'0 or round up and claim 6'0.5. I'd probably be more likely to claim 6'0, but say 184cm in metric, or 183/184 as a range.
Jake the Snake said on 18/Feb/19
Hey Rob 2 hours out of bed I'm 173cm bang on with a low of 172cm. I will claim about 5ft8. If I were to ever shrink to 171cm at a later age I would simply claim 5ft7.
Guru Guy said on 18/Feb/19
@CSimpson6ft, I'm around your height barefoot, 6'0 or a tad below in the evening. I just have a 1.3 ish lift to make me a good 6'1 I think.
@Tunman, I live in Canada where the averages are quite similar(near 5'10 for young males). A true 6'2 guy really looks kind of standout tall. 6'2.5 is definetely standout I think. 6'1 is classic tall.
Andrea said on 18/Feb/19
Although I would personally place the start of "very tall" more at 6'3 than 6'2 too, I'm sure there is a fair number of occasions where a 6'2 guy will look/feel very tall.
Lopesanno said on 18/Feb/19
@Sakz: Not only extremely tall get health issues because of their size. I know what I am talking about standing 6'8''. I am not even 40 and already dealing with some degenerative diseases which are quite common among people like me. On the one side it's hip and knee joints and the classical spinal deformations. On the other side also onset of circulatory problems (especially in the lower legs).

Sakz said on 15/Feb/19: I think you hit the nail on the head there. It looks cool to a lot of people from the outside but if they were to actually reach that height they'd experience all the negatives, with the main being the health risks it can put you at. I remember watching a documentary about extremely tall people and it was quite amazing to watch especially at a very young age.
Canson said on 18/Feb/19
@Christian: I rank 6’4” as number one only because of where I fall now but I do agree somewhat. I would even rather be just 6’3.75-6’4 or a solid 6’4” at a low versus 6’4.25-.3. But After 6’4 I would say 6’3 and 6’2” over being 6’5” or more. And I agree with the comment about the stares etc. I get them too. I’m also asked because of how I’m built if I played or still play Ball
Csimpson6ft said on 18/Feb/19
Rob could I get away with claiming 6'0 1/8 or should I just stick with 6'0?
Editor Rob
I would stick with 6ft...
Nik said on 17/Feb/19
@ Rob - How tall is Ed Balls?
Editor Rob
Could have been 5ft 11
Nik said on 17/Feb/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Your animal story is very interesting, I look forward to reading part 2!

I also like the word critter! 🕷!
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Feb/19
@ Rob - Oh yes, cats absolutely love spiders, first to play with and then to munch up! What's the point of eating them? I mean, they can't be very filling or have much taste, if at all! My cats are well-fed, but still they go looking for 'extras'.

I've never thought twice about fishing a spider out of the bath, and I don't understand why people have phobias about them. But having said that, if I come across maggots, that's it - you won't see me for dust. I screamed the place down when I was staying at my Dad's one time because one of the cats, probably Choccie, the huntress of the three, had caught a mouse and the flies had got to it before either of us had shovelled it into the bin (my Dad!) or buried it (in my case!)

My Dad came out to see why the hell I was screaming like that. I said, "I feel like fainting at the sight of maggots, so don't laugh!"

He suggested that Choccie cleared it up, but next time I went into the conservatory, the carcass had magically disappeared!
🐭 😱 😽
Editor Rob
It's bizarre that the tiniest creatures can result in humans becoming quivering wrecks at times. Phobias of spiders, moths etc are quite common.

For Jenny, it's mice. Resulting once from waiting for the Bus at the town centre and seeing rat scurrying close to her...that put the fear into her.
Myself, well I'm not fond of flying creatures either. One time opening the bathroom (6 x 6 ft) and being confronted by a flapping pterodactyl...well ok, a crow, but that scared the **** out of me!
Canson said on 17/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: I’m a bit shorter but I only vary about 1.9 on a normal day if I don’t hit the gym or stand long. I’m thinking you may end up more like 6’4 7/8 perhaps
Tunman said on 17/Feb/19
Rob,did you notice how the fact of standing right behind someone can alter our perception of his/her height
I took 4 examples of 4 different persons I know well so was able to stand close to them both in front and behind
Person A:most likely height:about 5'8 flat from behind about 5'9
Person B: probably 5'5.75-6 from behind no more than 5'5
Person C:Probably around 5'8 from behind only 5'7
Person D:around a strong 6'1 from behind over 6'2
Since I'm used to stand close to them I would be surprised their actual height would be much different from what I mentioned yet I wonder why there are persons who look shorter and others taller when you don't see their face?thanks.
Editor Rob
Yeah, if you don't have facial points to glance at, sometimes it might be harder judging height for people. There's always margin of error with guessing height. The more you observe different heights (ones you have measured), the better you can become.
Sakz said on 17/Feb/19
@Canson Yeah I completely understood your point and mines was just a general assessment. It really depends on how tall you've become used to being. If I was around your height I probably wouldn't want to be much shorter either simply because I'd be used to it. With that being said though I would only stretch to 6'4 if I was thickly built because with my current slim build I'd probably look lanky. For me that is also a factor because certain builds can compliment certain heights better.

@Tunman Compared to the overall UK average (which is reported to be 5'9) you can argue it is standout. I would say at least 6'3 though if you factor in the 5'10 average for younger males.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Feb/19
I don't have an issue with people looking at me for a couple seconds either, but what can be a bit bothersome is when they stare at you for several seconds like they're seeing an alien. Most adults don't do that, but when I'm around kids and teens it often happens.

@Canson and Sakz
Any height above 6'2" or 6'3" isn't practical for daily life IMO. I ranked 6'4" as #2, but now I changed my mind. 6'2" is preferrable over 6'4" for me now.
Csimpson6ft said on 16/Feb/19
@Guru Guy It depends on your height barefeet and how tall you are from morning to evening, but yeah you might be 6'1 or just under it at the absolute minimum, you should measure yourself barefeet and find out.
Csimpson6ft said on 16/Feb/19
Hi Rob ive just found out that my height at night has been consistently at 5'11 7/8 even on a active day from a few hours of walking, i dont seem to dip under the mark at all and i am measuring myself correctly, we stop shrinking at night right? so i guess 5'11 7/8 is my normal low height, what would make me shrink to my absolute lowest? maybe weight lifting or something?
Editor Rob
If that's your normal low, then you are basically a six footer. I wouldn't even hesitate in saying six foot if anybody asks your height. Just don't claim 6ft 1 😉
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Feb/19
Hi again Rob!

Here is another animal story:-

Last night at around 3 o'clock, I was both commenting and watching 'Blackadder'. Suddenly, there was the most almighty great noise coming from the room next door and I went to investigate what could possibly be causing it. Two lamps were over and there were bits of clothing all strewn about the floor. I knew it was down to the cats, but for that much turbulence to be going on, I thought one of them had come in with a bird perhaps, because all the little mammals will still be in hibernation.

I watched the cats' eyes as they followed something round the room. Then it turned out to be an average-sized spider, and luckily for the little octoped, I was able to scoop it up and take it to the safety of the garden! Had I not been able to catch the frightened critter, I dread to think of the state of the place come the morning, not to mention one of the cats would probably have eaten the none-too- substantial snack!

🕸️🕷️👋 "There there, little spider, all better!"

Cheers Rob and all of you!

Editor Rob
Ha, cats love spiders...I don't mind them either!
Tunman said on 16/Feb/19
Rob, 6'2 a stand out height?You once thought it's tall but not very tall.It's nothing exceptional roughly 4"taller than the average youngster.I mean in my country the average young dude is 5'8 and 6'flat is hardly standing out more like 6'1-2 so maybe more 6'3-4 for US/UK?Obviously I'm just stating my personal opinion
Editor Rob
I think I would begin to class it as a kind of stand out, but obviously not as much as 6ft 3-4 men look.
Canson said on 16/Feb/19
@Sakz: admittedly, it is a lot as I’ve said before that I’m happy that I’m not any taller than 6’4”. But what I was trying to say was that 6’5” isn’t terrible height in comparison with something like 6’7 or 6’10 etc. even 6’6”. But I’d choose 6’3 or 6’2 over 6’5”. To be honest 6’1” and 6’0” are not far off in my list of preferred heights as you get those benefits. I only chose 6’5” over most (other than 6’2 and 6’3) because I’m 6’4 as is so going from 6’4 to 6’5 isn’t much whereas anything less is different for me. I would go 6’4 then 6’3 then 6’2. Then 6’5. And I’d take less than 6’2 down to about 5’11 before I chose 6’6”
Redwing said on 16/Feb/19
Hi rob how tall do you think fighter Israel Adesanya is?
Editor Rob
I suppose I could give him a page.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 15/Feb/19
Lol just measured and its actually 6'2.25-2.5
Jdubbz 6'4 3/4 said on 15/Feb/19
@Canson: out of bed is a hair over 197, like 6'5.6 (I have issues measuring that precisely, lol). I wouldn't mind less shrinkage/variance, but I think 2.1cm is about right for a weak 6'5 guy.

@Editor Rob: Growth at 21/almost 22 is quite rare isn't it? Statistically, would it be on the other end of the spectrum compared to someone like you who attained their maximum height at 14?
Editor Rob
It's probably roughly the same percentile who stop at 14 as who stop at 21-2
Guru Guy said on 15/Feb/19
Just wearing my normal lift that gives 1.25 inches or so, I think I get up to at least 6'2 in shoes. Can I claim 6'1?(given most shoes are 1 inch or below?)
Sakz said on 15/Feb/19
@Fred456 For me it would be at least 6'3 if you combine the young males who average 5'10 and the older people. I can see why some would argue 6'2 aswell though so it's quite subjective.
Sakz said on 15/Feb/19
@Canson For me personally even 6'5 is too much and doesn't really provide any added benefits, but at least it's a manageable height in most situations. Regular tall heights like the ones you mentioned won't really provide any disadvantages but they're tall enough for a lot of people, which is why they seem to be preferred. That reminds me I remember asking a friend of mine (who's probably 5'4-5'5) how tall he would have liked to have been since he wasn't happy with his height growing up and he said 6'4. My brother who's around 5'6 said my height would be ideal for him so yeah it really does vary.

@Jdubbz 'I think it's one of those heights that sounds good in theory, but sucks in practice'.

I think you hit the nail on the head there. It looks cool to a lot of people from the outside but if they were to actually reach that height they'd experience all the negatives, with the main being the health risks it can put you at. I remember watching a documentary about extremely tall people and it was quite amazing to watch especially at a very young age.
Ashlion said on 15/Feb/19
Rob just asking that if a person taller than you and you want to compare with him how much tall. So what is best options to compare with him far away or close plz reply rob
Editor Rob
I think when close up, it is easier within 3 foot of somebody. You can use your eyes to get a rough idea, like if you were looking at his mouth you might be near 3 inches smaller (assuming his eye-top of head looks average and not very long or very small)
Myself said on 15/Feb/19
I'm getting the same impression, even though I do see 178-183 cm guys in the University, I still see a huge amount near or below 170 cm.
Myself said on 14/Feb/19
I don't really know, I don't see an issue in people looking at me, it would only motivate me even more to workout and take care of myself, not like I wouldn't nonetheless though.
Myself said on 14/Feb/19
I'm 192.6-7 cm at a normal low, while 192.3-4 seemed to be my ultra low after 19 hours up and a good 1 hour walk with back pain. I expected to be lower at an ultra low, but maybe in the last month I've grown, I'm unsure because I rarely measure now.
I'm not sure you can gain height by hanging on a bar, unless your posture is completely terrible. I heard and even got told by a doctor that hanging on a bar is not good for the discs, it really puts you at a risk, so I don't know...another doc though advised me to do it, so I'm pretty confused.
Terrence565 said on 14/Feb/19
Hi Rob,putting lifts in my sneakers I'm exactly 6ft 3/190.5cm. Would I come across as 6ft 2in/188cm guy?
Editor Rob
Yes, quite easily. Unless you had bad posture or extraordinary low eyelevel.
Jdubbz 6'4 3/4" said on 14/Feb/19

I agree with 6'2.5 being the start of stand out tall. At least that's when I start noticing people's height. Here's how I classify heights in the US:

Canson said on 14/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: At that age I’m surprised. I weigh 218 currently. I have a pretty muscular build but lean muscle and am not real thick for a 6’4” guy. I am about perfect build wise not extremely muscles but do have good sized arms and very little body fat. I’m at 10% or under now a days I believe. I hope for your sake that you don’t grow any more either. 6’5 flat isn’t a bad height but if I had to choose between that and 195 I’d take the latter. What is your out of bed height now a days? While not completely accurate if your variance is high it may indicate to an extent that your low may increase. I would suspect that you’re probably 197 out of bed or a hair less 6’5.5 if you’re coming out to 6’4.75
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Feb/19
@ Rob - Oh, we get plenty of bold-as-brass foxes round here as well! My Dad had a visitor fox for a while, who would turn up at pretty much the same time every evening for his din-dins! Dad even had a name for his fox.

I'd feed them myself, but wouldn't want to endanger my cats just in case there was an aggressive oddball fox amongst the pack!

They have every right to eat though, and I don't think it would have been too much trouble for the van driver to have got off his butt and neatly removed the tasty morsel of meat so that the fox could have curled up and gone to sleep with a full stomach! Live and let live!

c-mo said on 14/Feb/19
that being said ...I would take only 6'0 over 5'10-5'11 because there are a decent amount of tall men around nowdays and because women love their heels so much . otherwise from a pure aesthetical point of view 178-180cm looks the best to me
Goel174.4cm said on 14/Feb/19
Heyy, I love Budapest and want to visit there once. How would 174.4 cm guy feel at your country
Short,or Average?
Jonas 90 said on 14/Feb/19
Mr. Rob, My tall in the morning is 190.3 CM and in the evening the length is between 187.6 and 188.1, the shortest length is 187.2 CM Do you know as long as 187 or 188 please.
Editor Rob
It's ok to claim 188.

It's also fine to claim 187 as a modest figure.

If you don't like the idea of measuring under a mark, then round down to nearest. The minority do that, the majority might round up.
Peyman, 5'10.25" said on 14/Feb/19
Myself said on 10/Feb/19
When you measure yourself normally, are your feet quite close together?
@ myself
yeah, I,m quite sure about the measurement. but I think stretching and hanging can help me add another 0.25in cuz the difference between two measurements is significant.
but who cares about that slight amount :)
Fred456 said on 14/Feb/19
Hey Rob and everyone else, how tall is stand out tall in the UK. Personally I believe 6ft 2.5in is the start of stand out tall.
Editor Rob
6ft 2 becomes quite a stand out height I feel.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Feb/19
That's interesting. Here's how I would say the best heights are for each category:
acting 6'1"
politics 6'1"
bodybuilding 5'11"
modelling 6'0"
basketball and volleyball 6'6"
most non-basketball and non-volleyball sports 6'2"
race car driving 5'7"
equestrian 5'3". I would add more but I can't think of any at the moment.
Jdubbz said on 13/Feb/19

Seems like it. I've been getting aches in my legs similar to during puberty, and my low was 6'4.75 yesterday. At this rate I'm very likely to hit 6'5 flat, but I really don't want to grow anymore. I already feel somewhat weird compared to when I was 6'4.25-6'4.3 not long ago. How much do you weigh and what is your body type btw? I used to be ok with my appearance, but at 210lbs I'm starting to look pretty lanky.


You definitely need the right appearance and personality to pull it off. I can't imagine what life must be like for a 7'0+ introvert who hates attention. I'd especially feel like a freak around short women. There is such a thing as too tall and 7'0 is way beyond that threshold. I think it's one of those heights that sounds good in theory, but sucks in practice (unless you're in the NBA or something).
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Feb/19
Hey Rob!

I can hear an owl in my garden! It's hooting its little heart out, and I love the noise. There aren't many owls round here at all and the only time I actually caught sight of one was one was in the first hour of the year 1970. I heard it hooting, opened my Mum's bedroom window and there was this colossal great big bird staring back at me with huge eyes! It's only because I've seen the size of a wild owl that I'm not fearing for its safety, what with so many cats around!

Good night! 🦉 "Hoooooot hoooooot!"
Editor Rob
I rarely see owls, but foxes are more common as I said around these parts. The other day a van couldn't move and I went out to see and this fox was staring the van driver down...there was a big chunk of meat on a bone near the wheel of the van and that fox wanted it!
Canson said on 13/Feb/19
@Christian: I get my fair share of Stares but because of how I’m built and with good posture. And I’m an inch shorter than you being 6’4 vs 6’5. I’d hate to be 6’7 or 6’8”. As for 5’11 I’d take that over a lot of heights much taller than I am now. I def would take 5’11 over 6’6”. 6’5 is a tossup but I’d take my current 6’4 over 5’11”
Canson said on 13/Feb/19
@Sakz: I agree and don’t see any benefits of anything really over 6’5”. Really if you’re 6’2-6’3 you’re comfortably tall but each has his own preference. I prefer 6’4” since I’m already that but I would rather be a solid 6’4” at a low versus 6’4.25 or even fall into the 6’3.8-6’3.9 range possibly which would keep me right at 6’5 in shoes and not the fraction over
Sakz said on 13/Feb/19
@Canson Yeah unwanted and unneeded attention I would say.

@Myself How tall are you?
edwards said on 13/Feb/19
yes i also personally think that 5'11 is great dosent sound that great when you compare it with 6 or over 6.but i personally think it is good height.
viper said on 13/Feb/19
Hell I get stares occasionally at 6-3
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Feb/19
I'd take 5'11" or 6'0" range as ideal if I was a professional bodybuilder or a male model. I've heard that 5'11" is the most proportionate and aesthetic height for a man.
Matt99 said on 13/Feb/19
@Canson it was a joke.
c-mo said on 13/Feb/19
Bobby 178cm said on 9/Feb/19

C-Mo's ideal is basically 5'11. My ideal is 6'1 in truth.


I would take 6'0 over 5'11

I would take 6'0 over any height . I think a solid 183-184cm with good proportions and a mesomorphic build where you also can become very heavy (if you want) without getting too fat is the perfect size for a man


Mileno5'9" said on 11/Feb/19
I agree c-mon I'm a big fan of 5'11 too. I consider the best height in terms of proportions etc. A real 5'11 guy is tall without doubt and I'm sure guess at 6'0 from most of people.
@c-mon We are identical man. I'm closer to 5'10 than 5'9. 178.3 right after bed strong 176.6 at lunch.


hehe cheers mate

I think you are a little taller than me in midday - evening because I am very heavy for my height and when I am active I fall pretty quickly to 176cm

and yes 5'11 is great ! but 6'0 is the best . I dont think 5'11 is tall though . it is upper end of medium . some people would see you as tall at 5'11 but it really isnt "tall" . however it is one of the best heights a man can be for sure


Peter 180cm said on 12/Feb/19
Honestly now i guess the ideal height for a man is 180-185cm. Basically anywhere in that range is tall enough and has no disadvantages whatsoever!I mean im like 182 in shoes and never feel short or even just average..


thats what I am saying since years :)

the very best height is around 183-184cm at night with a broad frame , good proportions , mesomorphic build . cant get better than that

you are never too tall
you are never too short . the only scenarios where you might feel "too short" would be if you are surrounded by men who are all 6'4 / 6'5 and over or where all women around you are over 5'9 with big heels ....which are very unrealistic cases

a decent amount of people will see you as tall or at least tallish at this height . but you still dont tower over average height men . your height will not define you ! thats pretty important for me . I wouldnt want to be "the tall guy" the whole time or stick out among my friends like a street lamp

you can date short women without them looking like kids next to you
you can date average height women who will look good next to you
you can date tall women because you are still comfortably taller than them . keep in mind that you are easily 185cm in shoes so even a 175cm woman with 10cm heels wont be taller than you and 175cm is a tall height for a woman

you can become a runway model at this height

fighting/selfdefense : even though height and size are not the most important factors and even though there are a lot of short and skinny men who can beat tall and heavy guys it is definitely a factor still . I mean if you are lets say 170cm and 60kg and have someone in front of you who is lets say 193cm and 110kg then even though you can still win you definitely are at a disadvantage in reach and weight no question . but if you are 183cm and 90-100kg you wont be in a disadvantage . you also are tall enough to not suffer from reach disadvantage but short enough to be still quick and agile

that being said I think my height is very good for fighting . some of the best fighters are/were in the 5'9 - 5'11 range

Daniel Cormier is around 177cm and is heavyweight champion in mma
David Tua is 5'9 or 5'10 max and beat many tall men and was a great boxer in the heavyweight division
Mike Tyson = 178-179cm
Rocky Marciano = 178-179cm
Fedor Emelianenko at 181cm

but at the same time you have mutants like anthony joshua and deontay wilder etc. lol
edwards said on 12/Feb/19
@ vegas great pic bty dude,in that photos taker looked near 5 inch or atleast 4.5 inch taller than the hhh,given that taker has huge forehead,that puts taker to 6'7 back then.he maybe 6'6 now
Liten said on 12/Feb/19
Rob/others, what do you think about the height of today's youth? I mean who born after 1995.
In my experience this generation are shorter compare to previous. Lot of teenager cant reach their father's height. For example I was born in 2001 I'm 5'9 (5'9.25 after a good sleep) and I'm taller than most of my classmates and students. And my country's avarage height is 5'9/5'9.25 (this country is Hungary).
My father is around 5'10 5'10.5 I have not reached his height.
I won't grow any more.
Editor Rob
I think in the UK, the average young 19-20 year old still seems near 5ft 10, I am not sure there is any drop-off though. Some countries over next few decades might stagnate and regress a bit, whilst others catch up.
Canson said on 12/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: are you still growing?
Sakz said on 12/Feb/19
@Jdubbz People basically look at you like you're a freak. I've got no idea why anyone would find that ideal, apart from the fact that people probably find it cool to absolutely tower over everybody and attract unnecessary attention.
Myself said on 12/Feb/19
Yes It's true, even though height is one of the first arguments people bring up with me, it doesn't become as persistent as with somebody much taller, and it would get really irritating. I think I would resort to wear a t shirt with something like "Yes, I am X'X" - stop asking" hahah
Canson said on 12/Feb/19
@Matt99: height shouldn’t determine Bobby’s self esteem. Acceptance of who someone is is what builds their self esteem and to give Bobby credit he seems to have accepted his height now
Peter 180cm said on 12/Feb/19
Honestly now i guess the ideal height for a man is 180-185cm. Basically anywhere in that range is tall enough and has no disadvantages whatsoever!I mean im like 182 in shoes and never feel short or even just average..
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Feb/19

Maybe you have the personality for it, so that's probably why your ideal is 6'7"-6'8". I don't really have that kind of personality, so that's why I don't wish to be any taller than I already am. I already often get more than enough stares when I'm in public at my height, especially when I'm around kids and teens.
Canson said on 11/Feb/19
@Sakz: I’m constantly asked mine especially when I’m in Timbs or Jordan’s. It does get old and it’s not like I go around seeking the attention as Is
Mileno5'9" said on 11/Feb/19
I agree c-mon I'm a big fan of 5'11 too. I consider the best height in terms of proportions etc. A real 5'11 guy is tall without doubt and I'm sure guess at 6'0 from most of people.
@c-mon We are identical man. I'm closer to 5'10 than 5'9. 178.3 right after bed strong 176.6 at lunch.
tree said on 11/Feb/19
Rob did 6ft6 Ali baba recently comented here?
His name is still mentioned by other visitors but the man himself didn't comented for a year plus,just wondered if he still comments.
Editor Rob
I haven't seen him post for a while now.
Jdubbz said on 11/Feb/19

Sometimes, but overall I’d say no. UK has a slightly higher average than the US, but even here I see plenty of guys over 6’3 and under 6’5.
Jdubbz said on 11/Feb/19

I’ve seen videos of 7’0+ guys (one was 7’2) walking in public, and they got an unreal amount of attention. Not just glances and stares, but double takes. As in, people who passed them looked back several times again. Now 218cm and 200-203cm are two very different things, but even at 6’7-6’8 you’d probably start to get similar reactions. Personally, I’d hate that.
Jdubbz said on 11/Feb/19

I’d go as far as saying that legit 7’0 guys can’t get muscular naturally. At that height, they pretty much need vitamin s lol
Jdubbz said on 11/Feb/19

To Bobby’s credit, he does live in an area with an average of 5’8.5. I see plenty of guys well under that every day, so I wouldn’t discount his experience. Towering is a very subjective thing too. I’m around 195cm and I feel like I tower over anyone 6’1 and under, so maybe Bobby feels like he towers over under average but not necessarily super short guys.
Peter 180cm said on 11/Feb/19
@ Bobby 178cm I feel tallish sometimes at 182-183cm in shoes or at worst 181.5 but generally i just feel above average really.Around the elderly though i always feel on the taller side.
Sakz said on 11/Feb/19
@Myself But then you'd also constantly get asked about your height. It'd probably be the first thing anyone brings up and talks about which would be annoying because there are more important things you could discuss about a person. It's just not practical as a day to day height as cool as it may seem from the outside. Richard Osman (who is 6'7) mentioned how his height is always brought up day to day, and I imagine it must be frustrating because it can cloud other aspects of a person. I can't imagine what it would be like at 7'0.
tree said on 11/Feb/19
U guys knew folks were so tall 30 000 years ago? 1:10 Click Here
Editor Rob
I wonder in the future with ever-increasing populations, whether this will have an effect on height, as resources and scarcity begins to impact.
Canson said on 11/Feb/19
@Bobby: gotcha. Yea I knew yours was 6’0-6’2.

@Myself: I’m a bit indifferent to the attention that I get. I honestly get tired of being asked how tall I am especially if it comes to situations like ones Greg Christian and I have mentioned where perception is off and I have to straighten someone out on it because they think I’m taller than I am
edwards said on 10/Feb/19
@c-mo yes dude thats upto you,it depends on person tho,but personally i would taker 6'1 over 5'11
Gerard 321 said on 10/Feb/19
Hi Rob, would you describe a 6ft 1 flat guy as being a tall man? In the UK
Editor Rob
Yes, he will be almost universally viewed as a tall man.
Luis9 said on 10/Feb/19
Hi Rob, in the UK would 6ft 3in/190.5cm be enough to frequently be the tallest guy around in most settings outside of sports/basketball/wrestling.
Myself said on 10/Feb/19
When you measure yourself normally, are your feet quite close together?
Canson said on 10/Feb/19
@Christian: I’m thinking 3.5 CM is possible. I never actually measured in them properly. I just assumed that I’d be 197 range in them as I would be. Even in Jordan’s I’m still pretty close to 197 as I’d be very upper 196 maybe 6’5.5 if I’m at a 6’4.25 low
Canson said on 10/Feb/19
@CSimpson: I think a 7 footer could look decent if they have the physique. Problem is obtaining that is difficult. And there are too many obstacles along the way and even after arriving at that such as hitting your head and not being able to fit in a vehicle or on an airplane or a bed perhaps
Bobby 178cm said on 10/Feb/19
@Peter 180cm

People in Toronto are hella short, that's why. :P Even on campus, I feel above average. I can't imagine how you feel being basically around an inch taller than I am. How does it feel to hit 6ft in shoes? Does it feel tall to you? I feel quite tall when I hit 5'11+ with shoes on in the morning.
Matt99 said on 10/Feb/19
@Bobby I bet your self esteem is well high. Imagine you at 6’1, you’d feel like a king 😉
Mileno5'9" said on 10/Feb/19
@Peyman yes same. It's normal being taller on one foot. I'm 1 cm taller when I stand on one feet 178.7 cm morning and 177.7 on both
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Feb/19

I'd imagine that a pair of Timbs adds no less than 1 3/8". Of course not all footwear give exactly based on how they look from the outside, but Timbs look thicker than something like Jordans or most other types of bball shoes. Not only that, but some styles of boots have a hidden layer of insole that give more than what they appear.
Peyman, 5'10.25" said on 10/Feb/19
@ Rob,
sth interesting I've noticed recently is, that we measure significantly taller when standing on one foot.
I mean I can easily measure 180 or 179.8 on one foot the same time that I'm only 178.
is two centimeters difference normal?
I'm also a solid 181 out of bed standing on one foot.I hardly can measure 180 when I stand on both feet.

so almost two centimeters at night an a solid 1cm in the morning.
is it the same for everyone?
AndrewV said on 10/Feb/19
Rob, what would you consider "tall" and "short" for young men in the US and UK?
Editor Rob
Once you hit 6ft, that is going to be a big jump in 'tall descriptions' compared to say 5ft 11...similarly at 5ft 8 you will be called short at times, but just one more inch towards 5ft 7 will see a jump in how often you are thought of as short.

Similarly push it another inch both ways and the percentage will be high 90's for how 6ft 1 (tall) and 5ft 6 (short) are considered in general.
Myself said on 9/Feb/19
I mean, I'm kinda used to getting looks very often and occasionally short time stares, so it would be just a big exaggeration of this if I was like 7 ft.
Editor Rob
Some people may not have the personality for a tall height.

When you are 10 inches taller than the average (or shorter) people notice it a lot more. This is something even Jenny picks up on - she isn't as observant about height as me, but she says to me sometimes when a 6ft 5 or 6 guy has walked by, "Did you see how tall he was!"

And if Jenny is seeing or thinking that, many others at 6ft 5 or taller you have a helluva lot more eyeballs will be on you in public.

Some love that of course!
Peter 180cm said on 9/Feb/19
@ Jdubbz Probably. Well it's definitely enough for most women anyway same as my height.
Bobby 178cm said on 9/Feb/19

C-Mo's ideal is basically 5'11. My ideal is 6'1 in truth.
Bobby 178cm said on 9/Feb/19

Actually, you'd be surprised how many men I tower on a daily basis while on the commute. It's a disturbing amount.
Peter 180cm said on 9/Feb/19
@ Bobby 5'10 You'd be close to 6 feet in the morning with boots on-how's that towering lol?! To me it feels neutral now really unless i'm the one being towered xD! I used to feel good when i was younger with that but now it doesn't make any difference really-i only pay attention to character.
c-mo said on 9/Feb/19
@edwards . I just like 5'11 more than 6'1 for some reason ....imo it looks more aesthetic . 6'1 is an awesome height especially with the right proportions but it can look a little too "long" in my experience . but maybe I would take 6'1 with perfect proportions over 5'11 . not sure . I am a big fan of 5'11 either way


yes I am . well I am actually a little taller than 5'9 . I am 5'9.25 at . fresh out of bed I am 178.2cm and 177cm in the early hours but fall to 175.8 - 176cm after a few hours

so I am rather a 5'9.5 guy or a strong 5'9.25 guy

I listed 5'9 the way it should be imo . it is a decent/okay height but not as good as the ones which I listed above it
Canson said on 9/Feb/19
@Christian: I’ve never accurately measured in Timbs but I’d say 1.25-1.5”. I would’ve guessed that theyre similar to a pair of Jordan’s at least a regular pair of Timbs would be. Maybe 1 3/8” vs 1.2”. I can’t see above 1.5” tho
Csimpson6ft said on 9/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" I think a 7'0 guy or girl can at least still look good at their height though like if they have great proportions and they look like they are healthy and taking care of themselves, but yeah I have to agree though 7'0 does have more disadvantages than advantages.
Canson said on 8/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: I’d say a normal pair add about 1.25” or 1 3/8”. Maybe a full 6’6 with the orthopedic at 6’4.5 barefoot perhaps 1/8-1/4” over if they add any more than that. Some boots are higher but normal timbs not sure
Jdubbz said on 8/Feb/19
@Peter 180cm:

I can't imagine that he towers over many men, but I guess 5'10 is still enough to tower most women.
Allikma said on 8/Feb/19
Ey Rob. 5 hours on my feet I'm 176.2 cm. What should I claim?
Editor Rob
Go with 176cm I'd say!
Canson said on 8/Feb/19
@Myself: it’s all good. No problem with wanting to be taller but eventually After you stop growing you will see that you’re happy with what you have. But Some never do when in reality they need to.
Canson said on 8/Feb/19
@C-Mo: you ranked 5’9” that low? Aren’t you 5’9”?
Sakz said on 8/Feb/19
@Bobby Of course there were much taller people if you go by history, but I mean in the here and now 7'0 is a giant. Something like 8'0 for me would be like an ultra giant rather than just a giant, but yes from a historical point of view 7'0 isn't anything special. As for the average in Spain, if I had to take a guess I would have put it somewhere around 5'8 but I didn't pay attention to height at the time so my perception could be off. I was also probably focusing more on the shorter people rather than taller so that could alter it a bit.
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 8/Feb/19
@Peter 180cm

Standing on my own I feel like a tower, especially in the morning with boots on. Yeah, I know it's perception but it's nice a feeling being a lot taller than someone, especially another guy. With women it just comes standard to tower most of them.
Sakz said on 8/Feb/19
@Canson I'm not surprised, considering you're about 7 inches above the average. 6'4 in most places isn't a common height at all and a lot of people will argue it's very tall. I completely get where you're coming from with the topic of towering and as Christian said it wears off once you get used to it.

@Csimpson6ft Honestly even for something like wrestling it would be more of a disadvantage, since you'd have to bend a lot for your opponent and executing certain moves can be harder. The wrestlers I've seen at that height tend to be quite slow and sluggish, and their general moveset/technical ability is quite limited. For something like basketball it would prove a big advantage though purely because it's a sport where height is a huge factor.
Csimpson6ft said on 8/Feb/19
Hi Rob, just wondering wheres Alex and Dmeyer? I've not seen any comments from them for ages now, have they stopped visiting the site now?
Editor Rob
Dmeyer has posted the odd comment now and again in the last year, but I haven't seen alex around here for a couple of years.

People move on, lose interest in a site or the topic...many in the past who visited regularly probably haven't been here for years, or maybe don't comment but still pop by once in a while.

It's the same with working on websites. I churned them out like nobodies business from 2002-2005 but lost interest in them all, and settled on one which involved numbers, being able to offer my opinion on the topic and photos/videos etc, and also allowed some interaction with visitors.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Feb/19
I don't own Timbs so I have no idea exactly how much they give, but I would imagine a good 1.5" range. But I prefer to wear medium or thin soled shoes (although not too thin like 1cm). Anywhere between 0.6"-1.1" is the best for me. Wearing shoes that are too thick just feels a bit unnatural IMO.

For every advantage there is of being 7 feet tall, there are like 10 disadvantages. Like Canson said, it's not a good height, and I don't mean that to disparage any 7 footers out there. It's not like they chose to be that tall.

I've always imagined places like Spain to be shorter than places like the UK. Southwest Europe is the shortest region of all Europe.
edwards said on 8/Feb/19
@ c-mo dude why would you choose 5'11 OVER 6'1?
Peter 180cm said on 8/Feb/19
@ Bobby 178cm At your height you can only "tower" short people which means under 170cm obviously so i don't think it feels THAT exhilarating LOL it's just that a regular height like yours short people might feel being towered because they're actually short xD. It's only a matter of perception really.
c-mo said on 7/Feb/19
my top 10 heights :

1. 6'0
2. 5'11
3. 6'1
4. 5'10
5. 6'2
6. 6'3
7. 6'4
8. 5'9
9. 6'5
10. 6'6
Myself said on 7/Feb/19
I guess I'm too obsessed about being taller right now, which sounds kinda ridiculous considering my height... it's also probably due to the fact that I've not been this tall for too long yet.
Yeah I think your friends have a more objective opinion about being that tall, unlike many younger guys that may not see the full picture yet.
Ashley086 said on 7/Feb/19
Hi there Rob, apparently in the US/UK only 8-10 percent of guys are 6ft 1 or taller. However why does it seem like there are so many tall guys on TV, sports etc.
Editor Rob
Being tall in Sport can be advantageous, so I think you find a lot more taller sportsmen compared to the national average. TV and Film do have a fair amount of taller actors too, maybe there is some bias towards more leading stars of shows/films to be on the taller side.
Karim675 said on 7/Feb/19
Hi Rob, how much height do most shoes/trainers add for men's footwear.
Editor Rob
There's great variety to footwear, but I think the average I'd put at just under 1 inch. Low sneakers or shoes are 0.4-0.5, medium about 0.75-1.1 and large over 1.1 to 1.5. Humungous are 1.5-2, more like cowboy heels then.
Bobby 178cm said on 7/Feb/19

What did you feel the average was when you were walking around in Spain? I felt the average height in Greece for guys was around 5'8, to be honest. But, height percentiles place it at 5'9.75 or right about 5'10, which is my low height. I felt above average though among native Greeks my own age.
Jdubbz 6'4.5" said on 7/Feb/19
@Canson: how much height do Timbs add? I normally wear nikes that give 1.25 inches as well as an orthopedic that adds 1/8 - 1/4th of an inch to help w/ flat feet. So throughout the day I’m a bit over 6’6 in them and at night I’m 6’5 7/8 - 6’6. Would I be 199cm range in Timbs + orthopedics?
Bobby 178cm said on 7/Feb/19

In Alien Covenant, and this relates to height actually, the human explorers enter the ship of the supposedly extinct Engineers or as they are called, Mundus gubernavi (Universal Pilot) and they see these giant spacesuits along a corridor and they remark, "They were giants." By the way, a standard Engineer was at least 9'0 (274.3cm) or 2.74m tall. So, they were generally even taller than this as well. Imagine someone like Robert Wadlow, and you've got yourself a typical Engineer.

Just throwing that out there because you mentioned the word giant regarding someone who is 7'0. So, imagine someone 2ft taller than that.
Matt99 said on 7/Feb/19
@Bobby I just think it’s all an ego thing alongside the insecurity, a reassurance. It’s okay to feel that way dude, but at 5’10 I don’t think you’d tower many people, yeah maybe 5’6 and below but that’s it really.
Csimpson6ft said on 7/Feb/19
@Canson But 7'0 can also be good for wrestling since your shorter opponent would be having a hard time to reach to hit you in the face but then again they could still strike you in the stomach and other body parts, but it can make your opponent feel intimidated due to your gigantic height, so i guess that's at least 3 advantages or maybe 2 1/2.

I wouldn't say its a bad height on here if I were you (or outside of this site) because some posters who visit celebheights may suffer from giantism and it might offend them by saying 7'0 is a bad height, no offence to you im not attacking you or anything, just saying thats all, I know you aren't being nasty by saying that, but to be realistic being 7 feet tall is not easy at all and it does have a few disadvantages, so i can see where you're coming from.
Csimpson6ft said on 7/Feb/19
Hey Rob this is random but I watched your how to guess height video again and I noticed you started it off with the stadiometer headpiece at exactly at the 6ft mark, I guess thats how tall I would look next to you if we met in person?
Editor Rob
Yes roughly, the platform on the stadiometer isn't that thick, though it is still a fraction which means if I stand off the small platform beside the stadiometer I will look a fraction less.
Sakz said on 7/Feb/19
@JustForFun I went to Spain a few years ago but didn't really pay attention to height, although I do remember feeling on the tall side at around 6'1 when walking about. The average is reported to be around 5'9 which is the same as the UK where I live.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Feb/19
I would choose to be 7'0" only for one day if I had the choice, just to see how difficult it would be. But permanently, absolutely not.

Exactly. I was never really obsessed with the feeling of towering over people, but even if I was, it would've worn off by now, since I've been this height for years. And even at my height, I often get asked about height and the subject of height comes up a lot, so you can just imagine how often it would be brought up if you're 7 feet tall.
Canson said on 6/Feb/19
@Sakz: towering over everyone is not really appealing to me. I’m not gonna say not appealing but it’s not something I care about. But because I’ve always been tall. But it’s more being accustomed to it so I’d take 6’4” over any other height. That’s very close though meaning 6’3 is very tempting and appealing to me as is something like 6’2.5
Canson said on 6/Feb/19
@Myself: they are good people meaning my friends and mostly humble. But they aren’t joking. They would trade for that as the 6’6 and 6’7” guy both hate their heights. They tell our 6’3 friend the elder statesman of the group at 60 that they wish they were his height. The 6’5 doesn’t as much but he said he would rather be my height at most. But it comes up because the 6’7” guy and I went to college and played ball with another guy who is at best 197-197.5 and claims 6’7 still today. When he has come down to visit he has said in public that he is 6’7” and calls my 6’7 friend 6’8 even 6’8-6’9 before and me either 6’6 or 6’5-6’6”. He brings the other two guys to 6’7” or 6’6/6’7 for one just to match him because they’re close in height with him one about CM to half inch taller 6’6-6’6 1/8 the other CM ish shorter 6’5.25. He’s been scolded numerous times by my 6’7” friend and me because we know him but the other two didn’t go to college with him. I honestly don’t care to hang around him much not just for that but other reasons but that contributes to it. The 6’6” guy also gets on him and calls him out. The only one who hasn’t done it much is the 6’5er but when he first told him he was 6’7” he said to me and one of them that he didn’t look any taller than he was maybe half inch or so and that’s because of footwear. The guy is close to 6’7” in basketball sneaks but that’s it. My 6’3 friend who is a bit more reserved as he is older even called him on it and said dude you’re not 4” taller than me. He even said don’t try it I was measured in the Military (he was not active duty however) and has been 6’3” ever since
Canson said on 6/Feb/19
@Sakz: people already ask me mine all the time. But because I’m built like a basketball player and very athletically built. Doesn’t help that I wear Timbs and Jordan’s some days. It’s typical to be asked when out at night. If I’m in that thick a footwear I may go with 6’4 and a bit but if I’m in a causal shoe and usually am 6’4.25 at that stage I’d only be around 6’4 7/8 or 6’5. At that point I say I’m 6’4” as that’s how I would look. But man at 6’7 it would suck big time as it would be more of that plus the problems
Canson said on 6/Feb/19
@CSimpson: I hate to say it but it is a bad height to tell you the truth. If you aren’t playing pro ball there is nothing positive about being 7’0”. Even then it’s still not ideal as a lot of smaller players have just as much success and longer life spans.
Myself said on 6/Feb/19
I bet if you were 6'1 you would have wished to be 1-2 inches taller though.
Mr S said on 6/Feb/19
Hi Rob, I have a question. I'm 30 years old and since the age of 17 I've measured around 5'9.5" in the evening, (a few mms more, or less, depending on activity level.)

However, recently I've measured myself and had my height taken by a height/weight machine and both times I've come out at 5'10". I started swimming a few months ago and have heard that can cause height increase.

What is your opinion on this? I think it's very strange to increase half and inch in height at age 30.
Editor Rob
It's something that you could check by redoing a measurement at home with a tape measure about the same time you do one on the height machine - that way you can find if they are roughly the same.

It might well be swimming has helped you maximise your posture and you can look and measure taller.
Bobby 178cm said on 6/Feb/19

I would throw in 5'10 because it's close enough to 5'11, and a well proportioned and well built 5'10 man can give off a tall looking appearance.

Also yeah, I don't want to sound like I'm insecure or pretentious, but I love that towering effect I have on people. It's pretty exhilarating.
AndrewV said on 6/Feb/19
@Bobby 7'0" will always look extremely tall in any country, regardless of proportions.
Sakz said on 6/Feb/19
@Bobby A 7 footer will look very tall well proportioned or not. That's giant level of tall after all.
Sakz said on 6/Feb/19
@Myself So you wouldn't mind people staring at you in public? Or constantly asking your height if you were 7'0?
Guru Guy said on 5/Feb/19
Hey Rob when I'm in my shoes with lift I get up to 6'1-6'1.25 when walking around, however there were a few guys I passed by recently who looked to be 6'1 or even a bit under who looked to have a slightly higher eye level than me(I seemed 0.25-0.5 inches shorter). Maybe my perception is just off?
Editor Rob
Judging an object (or eyes) to be above or below your own eyelevel can be difficult for many people the closer to their own eyelevels it half inch or so.
Csimpson6ft said on 5/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" 7'0 would be an appealing height for a basketball player though that's for sure! But yeah I can imagine life as a 7 footer would be quite difficult, a lot of ducking under doorways, trying to find clothes your size and fitting in cars and planes would be quite a pain, I'm not saying it's a bad height or anything and it actually can have some advantages yeah, but living with being such a tall height isn't that easy, but im sure many short guys would rather swap their heights for 7'0, some might anyway.
Sakz said on 5/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Yeah when people say that being tall is an advantage it doesn't necessarily mean very tall, since there is such thing as too tall for many people. Regular tall like 5'11-6'3 as a rough example is more than enough for most people, as it will provide all the advantages of being tall without the disadvantages.
Sakz said on 5/Feb/19
@Canson Exactly all the factors you mentioned are pretty much why being that tall would be pointless. Interestingly I'm in the middle of the two heights at around 6'1 so I would definitely not want to grow another 6 inches. In your case you're around 3 inches away from it so it wouldn't be as big an adjustment for you as it would for me, but it would still be a big enough leap since you'd suddenly find yourself in the extremely tall range. The only appealing aspect in most people's mind would be the feeling of towering everyone, but I think even that would wear off eventually when you attract a lot of attention and people constantly ask about your height.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/19
@ Canson - 😂😹😬🙊

Of course I am!
Myself said on 5/Feb/19
Maybe your friends are just humble when talking about that and in reality wouldn't trade their height for 6'3.
Yeah I see the disadvantage in dating as being the biggest one, at those heights, but I still wouldn't mind giving it a try to be 7 feet over being "just" 6'2. I'm not convinced that seats, doorways and clothes would be so much of a problem though, you get used to it.
One of most irritating things would be people taking selfies next to me without my consent, hahah
And about the "2 meter" thing, of course I was talking about claiming it in Europe as being advantageous, but yeah in USA 6'7 doesn't sound as good.
JustForFun said on 5/Feb/19
I would say 6'1 is enough and I would not choose any taller than that. Elegant, tall and confortable taller than 75% maybe 80% of men. You look tall and good next to a girl etcc. 6'1.5 barefoot absolute max and never higher than that. I'm around 5'10 and I'm pretty average in Spain. When I see a real 6'1" man looks tall not only for me but comparing him to others.
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 5/Feb/19

I'd definitely take 6'2 over 7'0, but a well proportioned 7'0 can look very tall.
Redwing said on 4/Feb/19
Hi rob, 20 cm comes 1 cm below my hairline; I’m about 186 cm tall. Will I appear shorter than I am and is my head bigger than a guy of my height? How big would my head be? Asking because I’m insecure.
Editor Rob
You potentially have a 9.75-10 range head, but hairlines can vary...many are on average in 4cm range, but you could have 2-3cm or even 4-6cm..
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Sandy: you’re quite tall as well!
Chris5674 said on 4/Feb/19
Hi Rob would you say 0.25inches difference is noticeable. Or would u say it's negligible?
Editor Rob
It depends on how hard you are looking for it. Mostly, it will be indistinguishable to the vast majority, but if you put 2 people back to back with same posture and same hair, you could probably spot the difference, though I could still see many struggling with it. Push the difference to 0.5 - 0.75 and it will become much more clearer.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 4/Feb/19
I don't see how 7'0" would be anymore appealing than 5'7". 5'7" is below average, but at least you wouldn't stick out when you're in public, plus you'll have zero problem with clothes, car and plane seats and doorways. Even dating is better at 5'7" than 7'0", as the ideal height difference in a relationship is around 5 inches, and obviously more women will be 5'2" than 6'7". Most women in their right minds would rather date a 5'7" guy than 7'0", unless if she was a giantess herself.

And speaking of advantages, while it's true that being tall is an advatange, it'll give you an advantage only to a certain point. The taller you are than 6'3", the more disadvantages you'll start to have. At 6'7", there are just more disadvantges than there are advantages. But we'll have to agree to disagree.
Randomdude9099 said on 4/Feb/19
Hi Rob,

Obviously I hope from my name you know by now I am another guy obsessed with height,

I measure in barefoot at just slightly over 6'0 at night and just under 6'1 in the morning, and to be honest some days I just claim my 6'1(morning height) I know some say night height is your true height and many will argue that your mid day height(average of the two normally) is your true height,

so why are you choosing your lowest height, you are being quite harsh on yourself lol I believe you would be in every right to claim 5'8 3/4 because you do see that in the morning.
Editor Rob
Given that I wake up quite early most days, I am much closer to 173 than 174 even at 10-11am. If everybody went with morning height I would claim 5ft 8.75.
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Bobby: lol yea 7’0” is entirely too much for me.
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Myself: not sure how I would view that. I guess because I’ve been taller than most of my peers and people my age for the majority of my life it wouldn’t be an issue or matter of wanting to be taller or tower. At 6’4” that’s enough for me. I doubt a flat 6’5” is that bad since I’m that out of bed but anything higher I wouldn’t want. I think if you were those heights you mentioned 6’7+ it would be very problematic being something like that. It may appeal at first but I bet if you were for a long time it won’t. My 6’6 and 6’7 friends say it to me all the time that they wish they were my height or even as tall as my 6’5.25 friend. But they said the same as Christian that 6’3” is probably ideal for a male
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Sakz: you raise an interesting point. I don’t know what I would take between 6’7 and 5’7. At least it is easier to gain height at 5’7” if I had to wear some thicker footwear than it would be to cut myself down from 6’7 to 6’6 or 6’5”. That’s all I can say. In addition although 5’7” may be perceived as short it’s easier to put on muscle and comes with fewer inconveniences in life. The only drawback I can think of is that most guys just Long for being taller as that’s a male thing and I get it but it isn’t the end of the world since it’s still taller than the average female. 6’7” on the other hand causes problems. Doorways are generally 6’7-6’9 so you’re going to constantly duck and may even bang your head at times. Not to mention legroom on planes and finding clothes and vehicles that fit would be an even bigger challenge than some of that already is at 6’4”. At least my legs while long aren’t to a point where i have too many issues in vehicles. I have been able to drive something like a Corolla before luckily as a rental although I typically get a midsize car as a rental and my 535 BMW is enough room for me
Littlelee168cm said on 4/Feb/19
I agree peter180 I was a bit immature with the saddos comment. Everyone has a difference of opinion and were all different shapes and sizes. Would be boring if we are all the same. And I can understand why most men would wanna be taller especially as woman tend to prefer men of six foot. Luckily I'm gay and my partners the same height as me so never felt the need to wanna be tall or ever taller than I am now
Myself said on 4/Feb/19
Yes, imo the taller Is the better in almost any case. And I won't lie to myself and others trying to be humble and to conform to what others think.
Yes, I would rather be a giant than be just tall, because I bet it's not that hard to make up for the disadvantages. It would motivate me even more to workout harder, having more strength potential. Never saw a giant WSM, right? Well...I would have considered trying to become one.
Height is always an advantage, and even though yes, taller than like 6'4 you won't get much more credit for each additional inch, you still are more advantaged in many cases, without having done anything for it. I'm not against easy advantages, even though as I said previously, my opinion will probably change in the next years, but we'll see.
If you want to make me a diagnosis, you can tell me directly next time though.
Editor Rob
I think the lists of Top 10 heights shouldn't be viewed as having dishonourable intentions, but more of people's 'Ideal' heights.

For this site, I am trying to view height in an impartial way and showing that famous people (like us regular folks) come in a whole variety of sizes.
Sakz said on 4/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Fair enough. Yeah muscle building is also a factor since shorter people generally build it faster than taller people, in which case a range like 5'9-6'2 may be more ideal. In terms of aesthetics, I guess you don't want to look too tall or short which is why anywhere around 6'0 seems to be preferred in that regard.
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Christian: 6’3” is the ideal height for that reason. But I think 6’4, a solid one, is just as good. You don’t have much more at that height than at 6’3” in the way of problems but I do agree for practicality 6’3” could be better of the two. I think a height like 6’2.5 or 6’2-6’3 is approaching very tall but still practical height. I don’t see why many people if not already very tall like you Jdubbz me or Myself would want to be a height like 6’5 or above. I prefer 6’4 only because I’m accustomed but if I were shorter I would likely take 6’2 and 6’3 ahead of 6’4 and 6’5
Sakz said on 4/Feb/19
@Littlelee168cm Well I would take something like 5'7 over anything 6'7+ because that's just too tall for day to day life, and you don't have to deal with all the problems including with your health. Then again, I could probably get used to it so it all depends really. I've even stated quite a few times that personally I don't consider 5'6 to be as short as most people do. Sure it's below average, but I have a brother around 5'6 and honestly I don't look at him and think you are quite short. Anything below 5'5 would fit that category better for me since I have a relative around 5'3 and he definitely looks short. 5'6 is a regular height so you're not going to be standout short. It's just about accepting your height but mainly getting used to it, which is why most people on here don't want to be a lot shorter or taller than they are.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Feb/19
@ JDubbz- You really are a tall fellow! I'm only a little bit smaller than your Mum! It's quite amazing how parental heights differ! 😁👌😂
edwards said on 4/Feb/19
@ rob first question is like you said in the past,the average height for the guys in 18 or in the 20s specially younger generation is 178 cm or 5'10,but personally i think its 5'9.5 for what i have seen .are they rounding or what,even height percentile shows that average height for younger guys is 9'5.5 in us/uk? another question is why is 6 feet so over rated height and 5'11 is so underrated? i personally think 5'11 is desirable height,good looking guys like david beckham,brad pitt and dicaprio falls in 5'11 range?dont you think 5'11 is desirable height,i know its not good height when you compare with over 6 feet?
Editor Rob
The last time I viewed the National Height survey, it broke down heights into groups, and definitely the average for 18-30 range was near 178cm...that will be on average say a mid-day measurement, standing very tall under a stadiometer.

It is interesting when you change height by 0.75 inch, how can feel different. I have a pair of Clarks winter shoes that give near 1.25, they definitely make me feel closer to the average than when I wear say a pair of thin sneakers.
edwards said on 4/Feb/19
@ Christian 6'5 3/8" yes dude,yes i totally agree with you.i was also going to tell the same.5'11" is a pretty good height if you want to be tallish without being legit's one of the most underrated and undervalued heights.6 feet is probably most overrated one.Most 5'11" guys will just round up to 6'0"it is uncommon for folks to round to nearest inch or tell an inch or so more than their measured height.
Peter 180cm said on 4/Feb/19
@ Littlelee 168cm Keep it real homie, your opinion counts just like everyone else's but saying "saddos"?? LOL! My ideal height range is 180-190cm-anything taller is too tall and shorter simply not aesthetically enough but that doesn't mean that height itself defines you! If you feel happy at 168cm that's great for you, afterall it's only a characteristic of ourselves as a whole and not the Be-it-All! ;)
Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Christian: you said that well about naive and subscribing to that mindset. I have a friend who is much shorter than me that has that mindset. I used to say 6’4.5 and he would tell me I’m 6’5”. Even brag about it to people for no reason. I even said I’m not 6’5” but then he measured me and was 6’4 1/4 I believe so he said okay 6’4”. He is an older guy too with that naive immature way of thinking that taller is better. He does the same to another friend who really is 6’5” (6’5.25) as well always talking him up over his height. I even said before why is he so obsessed with bragging about height and why does a guy who is 50+ years old behave that way
edwards said on 4/Feb/19
bobby 178cm dude i personally think 7 is not that great height unless you are in some sports.but for some it maybe great height tho.i think person can suffer from some side effect if they are 7 or over.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Feb/19
That's why 6'3" is the ideal height for me. It's the perfect balance of being very tall without being too tall. A 6'3" guy will get described as "very tall" sometimes whereas 6'2" or 6'1" guys aren't usually tall enough to get described as that. But on the other hand, clothes, doorways and car and plane seats are much easier to manage at 6'3" than 6'5"+.

Why would you take 6'11" and 7'1" over 6'2"? I guess different strokes for different folks, but I've never heard anyone say that around 7'0" is a desirable height. I'd much rather be just average like 5'9" than 7'0", even though it's not in my top 10 list.

And maybe it's because your country uses the metric system so everyone claims in cm, so that's why saying 2m is simple and memorable. In the US, people here claim in inches, so saying 6'7" (2m) isn't any simpler than any other height. Plus, saying x'x" is a lot simpler than saying "1 meter and xx centimeters".

That's a good question. That didn't really come to mind when I came up with the height list, so I'll just say for any build. I guess if I was a pro or even a serious bodybuilder, I would pick 6'1" as the ideal because 5'10"-6'2" is the most aesthetic height range from what I've heard.

So you would take 7'0" over 6'6"? IMO 6'6" is tall enough to be considered "super tall" without having to suffer like a 7'0" guy would. Even 6'7" or 6'8" is a better alternative than 7'0".

I agree, 5'11" is a pretty good height if you want to be tallish without being legit tall. This is why it's in my top 10 height list. And you're right, it's one of the most underrated and undervalued heights, along with 5'10" and 5'9". Most 5'11" guys will just round up to 6'0", so 5'11" is often overlooked as a good height unfortunately.

"2 meters" may sound impressive on paper, but the negative outweighs the positive in my honest opinion. Most people who would take 6'7" as the number 1 ideal height are either probably egocentric narcissists who feel the need to tower over everyone just so it can make them feel good, or naive about height and subscribe to the "the taller the better" mindset, without realizing the various negative aspects of that height. Of course, not everyone who prefers 6'7" as number 1 is that way, and I don't mean any offense to anyone here. But I'd much rather take 6'3" than 6'7", even if it means seeing a few guys taller than me occasionally.
Bobby 178cm said on 3/Feb/19

I only threw in the 7'0 mark because there are actually people who can grow to be that tall that don't suffer from Gigantism such as Shaquille O'Neal for example. So, that's why I say it's the epitome of tallness, like the max you could get without suffering any prolonged side effects. It would likely suck being that tall because the world is built for people closer to the 6'0 mark, but I wouldn't have said that 7'0 is freakish.
SnerhagAip223 said on 3/Feb/19
Editor Rob, do you think it is possible for the head to grow in size in the early 20's? If yes, how much?
Editor Rob
I don't think it will grow much in length after 20, but it might have some areas which change a bit. Your 20 year old skull might not be the same as when you are 50, some small differences might occur with ageing.
Myself said on 3/Feb/19
Surprised that people, expecially taller ones, don't want to be below average? Tell us what's so appealing in being 5'7.
Littlelee168cm said on 3/Feb/19
I'm sorry if I offended any of you I don't dislike any of you. Your just stating your ideal heights. And why when your mostly over 6 foot would you wanna be under 6 foot? Still I'd rather be the height I am than any other
Littlelee168cm said on 3/Feb/19
True though shouldnt have called you saddos but let's face it you'd all rather be 6ft 8 than 5ft 7 or shorter. I wouldnt wanna be half an inch taller personally. I wouldn't have a top or bottom 10
Bobby 178cm said on 3/Feb/19

Unfortunately, the sad truth is that no guy wants to be under a certain height. I would say maybe 5'8 as that height still looks average in terms of proportions. If I were extremely tall and had to be shorter, I probably wouldn't choose to any shorter than I am now, which is right about the 5'10 mark. I think 5'10 is a decent height and it can look tallish based on proportions and footwear. LittleLee168cm just happens to be below average for a guy, and I guess he feels personally affronted that our top 10 doesn't include a stature under 5'9.
Myself said on 3/Feb/19
Yeah i do feel like a "freak" sometimes aswell (even though i don't have such an elongated look and probably look similar to an average person in terms of proportions, but i'm not sure), i quite rarely see people even about 180-183 cm, let alone taller...Sometimes i think the average in my area is like 170 cm, that's weird.
Even though i would like to be a full 6'4 at the lowest (as a realistic goal), i still don't think it makes much of a difference from what i'm now at, compared to average; i almost never see people even close anyway...
Yeah, i sometimes do admire that "normal" feeling aswell, because of its unusualness for me! (at least in terms of height) But i still would rather keep admiring that feeling from time to time, than being shorter and admiring the "tall" feeling.

Btw i think one of the reasons why i get misguessed so much may be due to the fact that i have a rather short neck (not an inexistent one, just on the short side, even though my friend joked about it calling me "no neck" hahah), not too thin either (16.5 inches at cold last time i measured), meaning my shoulder level could be slightly higher than that of an average person of my height.
Alternatively the average could be really close to 5'7 and people just have a hard time guessing a person being so far from it.
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Sakz: agreed there is no such thing as a perfect height. It’s tailored to each individual
Csimpson6ft said on 3/Feb/19
@Littlelee168cm there is no need to be so rude to people, you should be careful about what you say, Rob could ban you for insulting people.
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Csimpson: I didn’t take any offense to it honestly. And he didn’t go any further with the comment so I don’t think it was meant to be an attack. I never even responded to that. But I do appreciate the compliments however and all of your support.
Sakz said on 3/Feb/19
@Edwards Yes it's the same for me although it can vary depending on where I am.

@Timothy Yeah with an average of near 5'10 around 6'1 would be the start of tall.

@Jdubbz Lol I can't pick a specific height let alone with the fractions/decimals, but anywhere from 5'11-6'2 is ideal enough for me. I can't rate one over the other because they're all regular tall heights so it doesn't really make a difference to me. Reading through other people's lists though it seems the very tall people are content with being that tall, while people above average would like to be slightly taller so they are in the tall range. People in the regular tall range (6'0-6'2) seem content with their height, which shows nobody wants to be much taller or shorter than they are.
Jdubbz said on 3/Feb/19

Don't be like that man
SnerhagAip said on 3/Feb/19
Rob, have you ever measured your face width?
Editor Rob
I asked Jenny to check my skull width and it was just shy of 15cm, although I don't know just how accurate it was. I checked hers too and thought it was quite similar to mine.
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Christian: I typically can hem down to a 35 from a 36. But in some cases I can wear a 36 as well
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Jdubbz and Christian: the other piece of it is Toyota’s have always seemed to be roomier than Honda’s. The new Accord looks a bit bigger in the body than the Camry but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Camry is roomier in terms of legroom and the Accord May have more headroom now a days. I drove the current Camry that Christian has when my wife had one as a loaner and it was roomy for me. It had more room than my 535 has. Her Highlander also has more room and her Murano did as well. I find my car roomy enough but when someone is behind me in the backseat it can probably be a bit tighter. If we go out with friends or family and they ride with us we take her Highlander and I drive. Same with a long trip, we take hers since mine is manual and she isn’t very good at driving it in the event that she may want to go somewhere on her own while we are gone or in the even rarer event that we switch along the way
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Jdubbz and Christian: the other piece of it is Toyota’s have always seemed to be roomier than Honda’s. The new Accord looks a bit bigger in the body than the Camry but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Camry is roomier in terms of legroom and the Accord May have more headroom now a days. I drove the current Camry that Christian has when my wife had one as a loaner and it was roomy for me. It had more room than my 535 has. Her Highlander also has more room and her Murano she had before this did as well.
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Bobby178: I don’t know, Bobby. 7’0” is too tall and that’s hazardous height. Something like 6’6” or maybe 6’7” will have drawbacks and he very inconvenient but it’s not as severe as something like 7’0” because you would have the health risks as well. I think safety net is 6’5 or less but really unless you’re playing pro ball there’s no need to be anything more than maybe 6’2-6’3”. I like 6’4” because I’m accustomed to it but I’d be fine and wouldn’t complain if I were to drop to 6’2 or 6’3 either. I’d rather either of those height than 6’6 or 6’7.”
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Christian: yea in my case I would. 6’5 isn’t that bad when I wake up but I don’t maintain it long enough to tell but I do wear boots some days and it’s similar feel to being 6’5 barefoot since I’d be up around 197 or maybe a hair more depending on the style of the boot even at 6’4.25-.3. But a barefoot 6’6 is too much to me. I’d be ducking under doorways in a lot of shoes
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Tunman: I can see why Christian would take 6’6 over 6’1” or 6’0” because he’s accustomed to being almost that tall and he’s a little over 6’5 waking up to 6’6”. I chose 6’5” over 6’2” on the list although I’m not sure which I would go with in reality. I wake up to 6’5 in the morning so it’s not much more than I am now at 6’4.25-.3 at a low. But I would probably say that 6’4” solid is the most ideal height and 6’3 right behind it. After that I’d say 6’4-6’4.5 range like I am now
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Jdubbz: I’m good with something like 6’3 7/8 or even a full 6’4”. Where I am now is fine but I would like to get down to a solid 6’4” more so. I mentioned coming down lower just so I’m close to the 6’4” mark for the majority of the day versus over the mark like I am
Csimpson6ft said on 3/Feb/19
@Canson you don't come across as the superior type at all, it annoys me how many people think very tall guys are full of themselves and that they think they are better than everyone else when that's not necessarily always the case.

You seem like a very genuine nice guy to me, anyone who says differently I would just ignore them if I were you, they don't know you.
Jdubbz 6'4.5" said on 3/Feb/19

Very well said; anything in the 6’4-6’5 range is a damn fine height imo. In fact I think it’s the ideal tall height, where we’re a lot taller than regular tall guys but not extremely tall to the point that it looks weird. Those in the high 5’ and low 6’ range say that 6’4 or 6’5 is getting too tall, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way most of the time. It also helps that some of the most prolific NBA players of all time are our height 🏀. Occasionally I feel like a giant, but for the most part I love it. Maybe 6’7 and 6’8 guys feel the same about their heights and say 6’10 - 7’0 is when it gets too tall lol
Littlelee168cm said on 3/Feb/19
And what would your bottom 10s be then? I'm guess all 5'7 and under? What a bunch of saddos
Jdubbz 6'4.5" said on 3/Feb/19
@Sandy Cowell:

You are very similar in height to my mother who is 5’2.25. Firmly in the average height range for a woman 👌
Jdubbz said on 3/Feb/19

I don't think people can collectively agree on a perfect height, but on an an individual level I think we all have a very specific range we'd like to fall into. For me it's 6'4.75-6'5, Canson's is 6'3.75-6'4, Christian's is 6'3, Greg's is 6'2, etc. If you could choose any height, what would it be?
Jdubbz said on 3/Feb/19

IDK, something about "2 meters" just sounds more impressive than 18x or 19x cm. The latter heights are much more practical, but a legit 2 meter guy can call himself extremely tall everywhere in the word except maybe the Netherlands or the Dinaric alps. Despite being in a huge university in a fairly tall city in the US, the tallest guys I typically see on a daily basis are your height or at the very most 6'6. 200cm+ is just a different league of tall. I wouldn't want to be that height since it's basically 6'7 and comes with a whole bunch of disadvantages but I can sorta see the appeal.

@Myself: Even at 6'4.5, I feel very tall in public and often tower large groups of people. It makes me feel like a freak at times if I'm being totally honest. I see taller people from time to time, but far fewer compared to when I was 6'3 or even weak 6'4 range. Being 6'7 or 6'8 is exponentially more "freakish" than 6'4.5, and sometimes it feels good to be somewhat normal. I don't think you can feel normal at those heights unless you regularly hang around NBA teams.
edwards said on 3/Feb/19
@ greg yes dude,i totally agree with you but i personally think 5'11 is so underrated height,its only an inch away from 6 feet and any solid 5'11 guys can easily be guessed as 6 feet,i personally think that 6 feet is so overrated height.i dont wanna sound daft but personally i think 5'11 falls in tallish zone,i know its not that tall but probably a tall one.ideal height depends on person'for some it maybe 6'4,for some it may be 6'5,6'3 and even some prefer 5'11 and so on so on.i also prefer to be 6'1 since i am only 6,yes i also feel taller than 8 out of 10 men. @ sakz yes man i agree perfect height depends on person and there's no specific perfect height rather there's personal perfect range is anywhere from 180-190 cm.ofcource it depends on persons
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Feb/19

My real inseam is actually similar to yours, about 39. But obviously I don't wear 39 in pants. I wear 37. (Often I buy 38 and hem down an inch) But to answer your question, not really. If I adjust the seat all the way back of course, I don't have issues with the legroom.


It's interesting that you prefer 5'11" over 6'6", especially for a tall guy like yourself that's accustomed to being tall. I prefer 6'7" over 6'0" at my height, only because I can get accustomed to 6'7" a lot better than 6'0". But one isn't really preferrable than the other IMO.
Canson said on 2/Feb/19
@Greg: I definitely don’t feel superior. But I would take 6’4 over almost anything else. 6’3 is a close 2nd though and I wouldn’t be upset if I were that either
Canson said on 2/Feb/19
@CSimpson: yea 6’2 was good. I think up to 6’5 is good but push comes to shove 6’4 is where I’d prefer to be
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/19
@ Jdubbz - Where is my height though? It isn't exactly non existent!

I am a tall 5ft1.75! 😤
Bobby 178cm said on 2/Feb/19
Hey Rob, quick question, would you expect a 5'10 guy to have a 5'4 nose level? When I look at a measuring tape, 5'4 is generally where the tip of my nose is.
Editor Rob
About 5ft 3.5-4 range would be common. If it was 5ft 4.5 for instance, that would mean a high eyelevel or a button nose.
Bobby 178cm said on 2/Feb/19
Here are my top ten heights (in no particular order of preference)

1. 6'0
2. 6'1
3. 6'2
4. 6'3
5. 5'11
6. 5'10
7. 6'4
8. 6'5
9. 5'9 (With good proportions, it can be a stellar height)
10. 7'0 (Yeah, I think 7'0 would be the epitome of the tallest height a person can reach without suffering any side effects from it)

I would personally take something from 6'1 or 6'2 but would be happy even be 6'0 flat. Of course, I'd even take a stronger 5'10 or a flat 5'11. I think if I really had to choose if I had a genie from a lamp scenario, and my first wish was to grow some more, I would pick to be 6'2.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 2/Feb/19
My top ten heights are:

1. 6’1.5”
2. 6’2”
3. 6’1”
4. 6’0”
5. 6’0.5”
6. 6’3”
7. 6’2.5”
8. 6’4”
9. 5’11” range
10 6’3.5”
Kevin said on 2/Feb/19

6'1-6'1.5 is a fantastic height. I'm 6'0-6'0.25 which is good but sometimes feels like being a "fake tall" guy when there's a lot of younger people around. Just an inch taller would be perfect.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 2/Feb/19
@Sakz average for young white guys is 5'9.5-5'10 though(I notice this in Canada as well where i live) so i think to always be considered tall, its 185 cm(your height) and up.
QM 6'1, yes 6'1.5 is ideal tall! Its also kind of standout tall too
edwards said on 2/Feb/19
@sakz dude yes thats all i was going to say.6 also falls in somekind of tall category.maybe it aint that tall but probably its tall.personally i am also 6 and fell taller or i am taller than 8/10 men i encountered everyday.
Myself said on 2/Feb/19
It's much more immediate and people wouldn't ask twice (happens quite often) because it would be more easily remembered by them. Also when saying "1 meter and ninety-X" it feels very specific and people could possibly become more curious, maybe even bringing up more often the height argument (speculation), while "2 meters" sounds much more casual (an useful characteristic when asked often) imo. And i just personally like rounded numbers; for example to me saying 1.90m/190 cm sounds much better than 191-199.
I also personally prefer to talk in a pretty casual way usually, and "2 meters" is much easier to throw out there (other than it being the height i would personally choose).
Fredricks said on 2/Feb/19
Rob, I am 18 years old and my height is 176.8 cm at night, how is my height in UK around the guys my age?
Short, Average or Lower Average?
Editor Rob
Compared to the general population, it is still a comfortable average range...but as an 18 year old, the average nowadays for that group is in 178cm I'd still call you within average for 18.
Sakz said on 2/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8" Just out of interest would you still rank 6'3 and 6'4 high if you were thin and appeared lanky? Are you basing it on how you're built now or just for any build? For me that would play quite a big role when ranking those heights.
Sakz said on 2/Feb/19
There's no 'perfect' height really. If we're talking ideal for day to day life then fair enough but even then I'd specify a range rather than singling out a specific height.
Csimpson6ft said on 2/Feb/19
@Bobby He could be either a strong 6'2 or a weak 6'3 then in that case, I guess the footwear you both wore was similar then?
Tunman said on 2/Feb/19
So you like 6'6 more than 6'1?I guess it's hard to find a consensus on the subject though I can understand this because you're much closer to the former mark.In the end,it depends more on the perception of everyone as to what he likes to do with a given mark.Personally my best mark would have been maybe near 6'2 because you have all the good sides of tallness without inconvenients as to clothes,cars,health(joints,bones and so on...)as compared to 6'5-6+.6'1 and 3 are also good but that's the max desirable for me.But as I said it's very possible I would have had another opinion if I was your height.
ax said on 2/Feb/19
Rob, you look like Paul McCartney with beard :D
Editor Rob
I'll take that! ☺️ Certainly a lot better than when a friend saw me with a big beard and said I now looked like a member of the Taliban! 😲

A true story - big Rose (niece) when she was young (1-2) cried every single time I came to visit 😭...Jenny would walk in the room, and Rose would be looking beyond her, hoping this bearded creature wasn't there. 🧔
Myself said on 1/Feb/19
My preliminary top 10 is:
1: 6'8
2: 6'7
3: 6'6
4: 6'5
5: 6'4
6: 6'9
7: 6'11
8: 6'3.25
9: 7'1
10: 6'2

I know i will probably grow out of it in the next years though, i hope at least xD
Jdubbz said on 1/Feb/19
@Natty: It's tall, but certainly not very tall imo.
Jdubbz said on 1/Feb/19
@Canson: One thing I will say about the '18 accord is that the passenger seats are roomy enough. It's just the driver's seat that is a bit of an issue for me.
Jdubbz said on 1/Feb/19
@Canson and Peter 180cm:

I got the accord early last year when I was ~6'3.75. Legroom was borderline at the time, but like Canson said I felt like I could manage. Other sedans I test drove weren't much better. I've grown about 2cm in my legs since then, and that 2cm seems to have been enough to push the legroom from borderline to uncomfortable. Like you said Peter, being able to fit into the vast majority of vehicles is one of the biggest benefits of being average height.

@Christian: Do you have similar issues with legroom in your Camry? I remember you saying that you have a 37" inseam.
Jdubbz said on 1/Feb/19
@Christian: My top 10 heights would be:

1. 6'5
2. 6'4
3. 6'6
4. 6'3
5. 6'2
6. 6'7
7. 6'1
8. 6'8
9. 6'0
10. 5'11

I agree that heights above 6'7 become quite freakish, but I'd still prefer anything up to maybe 6'8 over heights under 6'0.
Greg said on 1/Feb/19
@Christian 6’5 3/8ths I would rank my top 10 as follows.
1. 6’2
2. 6’1
3. 6’0
4. 5’10.5-5’11
5. 6’3
6. 6’4
8. 6’5
9. 6’6
10. 6’7
Greg said on 1/Feb/19
@Justforfun I wouldn’t say Canson feels superior at 6’4 and change, he’s a pretty tall dude I think some guys do think they get more respect/attention for being tall which is true but at the end of the day there’s many tall guys all over the world.
@Canson yeah I guess so I mean I wouldn’t mind being tall but probably not 6’4 type of tall. That’s good though that you have a successful long marriage. Girls do like tall guys and yeah the taller you get the cons outweighs the pros.
@Edwards yeah strong 5’10/weak 5’11 is a good height I’m taller than a lot of guys I see but also see a decent chunk taller than me. In America you start to feel tallish at 5’10.5+, yeah in shoes im 5’11 and basically 6’0 in my boots I feel comfortably tall when walking around. Well I would prefer to be 5’11-6’2 like strong 5’11 range. 6’3 is alright but doesn’t give you any more benefits than 6’2 does. I have several friends in the 6’3 range while that height is nice I think one doesn’t need to be taller than say 6 ft 1-6 ft 2 mainly because you would be tall but not tall enough to standout. Yeah I get what you’re saying. This is all opinion based as some guys might argue they want to be 5’5 and don’t care about height as much.
@Thehugeshrinker sounds to me like you are trolling i’d Like to see you make a measurement video to back up that claim 😂 nobody really loses that much over an inch.
Canson said on 1/Feb/19
@Just For Fun: for sure! At 6’4.25 I’m content. Really I wouldn’t want to be any taller at all but what Jdubbz is isn’t much different. I like where we are because we can still claim 6’4 as well even he can since he’s half inch over tops. I’d be ok with 6’5 but I’d say where Christian is 6’5.25-3/8 is tops. That’s manageable but 6’6 I don’t think
Canson said on 1/Feb/19
@Myself: yea in my case since I claim inches and feet it wouldn’t make a difference not being able to go with 2M. But I also have taller friends who look borderline freakish like Christian said. To be honest I have a friend Christian’s size that I wouldn’t trade with either. He’s 6’5.25 at a low daily. To me ducking under doorways is a big deal and I have great posture now. Not so sure I could have that if I were any taller than what I am now maybe absolute most if I were 6’5”. But to be fair I did want 6’6 when I was a kid but I know now that Jordan wasn’t really 6’6 barefoot and that type of height is too tall imo
Canson said on 1/Feb/19
@Christian: for me I would say

1. 6’4”
2. 6’3”
3. 6’5”
4. 6’2”
5. 6’1”
6. 6’0”
7. 5’11”
8. 6’6”
9. 6’7”
10 6’8”

To be honest i would take 5’11 over 6’6” being it’s easier to gain height than to lose it. If I wore boots and maybe orthotic I would get closer although if I feel the way I do now I would claim 5’11” if that’s what I’m closest to at a low. As for 6’2 and 6’5 I’m not sure there. I could go either way. But being I’m accustomed to what I am now at 6’4.25 so 6’5 wouldn’t be that much more so that’s why I went with it first but that’s where I draw the line. I would go less after 6’5”
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/19
@ Canson - Bless you! xxx
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/19
@ Canson - Thanks for that! I'm listening to King Crimson and it's quite. quite beautiful!

Lots of love

Sandy xxx
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Feb/19

Sorry but "2 meters" just doesn't roll off the tongue well like "1xx cm" does. It sounds kinda freakish. I can understand it sounding simple, but there's nothing really cool about it IMO.
Sakz said on 1/Feb/19
@Edwards Personally I'd say it's 'solid tall' since 6'0 I would say is the start of tall. 6'1 and 6'2 are both solid tall heights based on the average being around 5'9 in a lot of countries.
Csimpson6ft said on 1/Feb/19
Just wondering Rob, have you grown your beard back? Or is the clean shaven face going to be your new look now? I missed your big thick beard that you used to have, I envy yours it really suited you, I hope mine grows like yours in the future.
Editor Rob
To be honest, I was attracting too many female admirers when I was in beast-mode 😽😹

I have just been keeping 5mm length in recent months, but BBR (big bearded rob) may well return with a vengeance!

I would say some people might have better growth in 30's than early 20s, though length can hide patchy areas.
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 1/Feb/19

I was definitely looking below his mouth, at his chin area in fact. I didn't feel like he towered me though. I guessed him 6'2 to 6'3 though.
Csimpson6ft said on 1/Feb/19
@Christian 6'5 3/8 out of those heights I would definitely pick 6'2, I'd love to be that height.
QM6'1QM said on 1/Feb/19
I always wrote about my perfect height, it's always been 6'1.5 (about 187 cm). I'm, literally, 1 cm shorter this and feels myself absolutely great. I can buy 1 cm in addition, but no more. All taller than that are just meaningless for me.
My top 10 chart of heights:
1. 6'1.5.
2. 6'1.
3. 6'2.
4. 6'2.5.
5. 6'0.
6. 6'3.
7. 5'11.
8. 6'4.
9. 5'8 (pretty aesthetic, especially with long legs and thin body).
10. 5'10.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 1/Feb/19
I think that every different lifestyle has a different ideal height, along with it being perceived by cultural and environmental standards. For instance, if you are 5’9”-5’10” in India, then your height will look get the women gazing upwards on the higher pedestals on most dating resumes. While in the Netherlands, the height that would be the best puff of fresh air in a giant box of sfor hits would be 6’3”-6’4 in the Northern section of it, and 6’2” in the southern section being the mark of the summit of gorges of attraction that stands tall the most.

I think in America, 6’0”-6’3” is the general accepted range to get classified in this category. As Canson suggests though, I think that 6’4”-6’5” is a good height. On the flip side of the chart, I also wouldn’t complain about being 5’9”-5’11”, lol.
Csimpson6ft said on 1/Feb/19
Hey Rob, I just watched some of your videos again like the incredible shrinking man and the miracle growth etc funny videos lol 😂, I also even watched your bust a gut measurement video again, I always wondered which was really the correct way to get measured, do you consider the bust a gut measurement to be cheating or is it actually valid?

If it is and assuming I also gain 7mm from a busting a gut, I could claim 6'0.25 in that case, anyway whats your take on this?
Editor Rob
It's a tricky one, because for some it might be 1-2mm, others 5-8mm difference.

Personally I feel standing tall like you are at a military parade waiting for the Queen to walk by is a fine stance, but is breathing in and maxing every last mm possible wrong?

You know I'd forgot even what the hell Shrinking Man was like, there are a few jokes in there, but I am not happy about being documented on video at 4ft 3 and a half though 😡 You just know in 500 years time, the one clip that will be left in existence of me and celebheights will be that part of the video 😄
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/19
Mmkay! This is cause for a genuine 'Thank You!'

You have created a page for the 'Blackadder' cast, which is reason for a serious amount of excitement!

One who's missing is Patsy Byrne, who played the delightful 'Nursie'! I found her to be five six, but I don't believe it!

We have also to add Adrian Edmonson to the 'Blackadder' cast! He was a wonderful German. 😂😂😂

"I'd like to know why you find ze toilet zo amusing? To us, it is a mundane and functional item. To you, it is the basis of an entire culture!_"

Say zo more! I'm off upstairs to retrieve my 'Blackadder' collection!

PS Thanks!
Editor Rob
I'd forgotten Adrian was in it, but I watched a clip just now and remembered the fact, I will update Adrian's page today with a little photo.
Colberto said on 31/Jan/19
Hey rob I will shorten this for u as much as possible. What is the rob Paul listing for me. I am anywhere between say 186-187cm. I think I can be around 6'1 ¼", 6'1 ⅜" thats just if you see me walking around I have excellent posture so I may be standing around that. That zone is when I am not trying to stand tall. Past couple drs appointments I have managed comfortably at 6ft 1.5in 186.5cm and thats after around 6-8 hours. I would say 6'1 ¾" anywhere around that is a late morning or afternoon range. I wouldn't go under a 186 range at all. I wouldnt go under a 187cm range for lunch. If I face the stadiometer I am comfortably around 186.5cm-187cm can even stretch to a 6'1 ¾" zone. With my back up against it more of a 186-186.5cm zone. Waking up I am around a 189cm range. My average throughout the day is in the 6'1 ¾" range like 187.5cm or so. 186.5cm is a very fair figure I would be around even after 10+ hours.
I would say you are 5'8 ⅜" I say 174cm is a lunch range for you.
Editor Rob
There's a distinct lack of 6ft 1 and 3/8th gentlemen on the site, so I could give you that....come back when famous to remind me of this fact 😉
Canson said on 31/Jan/19
@Sandy: Thanks and enjoy!
Myself said on 31/Jan/19
Wow...I have a hard time understanding that...I would take 6'5.5/6'6 or even 6'7 any day over my height. I would have loved to claim "2 meters", so simple, clear and "cool" at the same time; and I don't think being that height would be so much more disadvantageous compared to 6'3-6'5. Ducking under doorways is not so much of a problem imo. Even at my height I instinctively slightly duck when passing below a doorway that is 2-3 cm taller (than me + shoes). I used to keep my pull up bar at a height of 189 cm on the doorway for a long time though, that's why I probably tend to duck more than I should.

Maybe I will grow out of this belief though :)
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jan/19
@ Canson - I was actually due on the 14th, so something tells me that I was quite determined to be an Aquarian! I'm appropriately nutty enough!
JustForFun said on 31/Jan/19
@canson I just can say.. well said. The most important is feel good and have confidence. If you have good proportions and you are muscular you can look very good. I said 6'1 is the most I would choose maybe because I'm a weak 5'10 guy but If you are proportional and have good muscles maybe 6'4 could be an absolute height I would choose. Overal 6'1 is tall and 6'4 is the limit of being very tall. Over 6'5 you are a tower. 5'11 6 is tallish
Canson said on 31/Jan/19
@Peter180: Jdubbz short of being a multi millionaire couldn’t request an Accord with more space as they all come the same way. Manufacturers allow for customizing but it’s not An everyday option and not something really available for a common person due to the price. I know Shaquille O’Neal does that but he can afford it. If Jubbz had that type of money he would be purchasing something much more expensive and much nicer although the Accord is a nice car. He’d be into a vehicle such as a Mercedes or a Maybach an AMG etc. it’s alsi possible when he test drove it that he thought it would fit him better or that he could get around it driving it. I know lots of people in my lifetime that may buy for what the car gives them for the price if it’s all that they can afford at the time
Csimpson6ft said on 31/Jan/19
Hey Rob any new plans for this year? Do you think you will make more YouTube videos? You haven't made a new video in ages, I always like watching them. 😊👍
Editor Rob
While I still try to reply to the odd comment on youtube, I don't know about uploading any videos. I will try to update with nephew/niece height to show their growth though.

As for the site, I am trying to keep it ticking over.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 31/Jan/19
@Canson and Jdubbz

I'd prefer 6'4.25" over 6'1" too like you guys do, but 6'1" is a pretty cool height as well. I'd choose 6'1" over 6'7"+, as I believe that 6'7" is starting to get borderline freakish. This is how I would rank my top 10 preferred heights. What about you guys?

1. 6'3"
2. 6'4"
3. 6'2"
4. 6'5"
5. 6'6"
6. 6'1"
7. 6'7"
8. 6'0"
9. 5'11"
10. 6'8"
Peter 180cm said on 30/Jan/19
@thehugeheightshrinker That's not possible man. You need to remeasure yourself properly in the afternoon with no shoes on. 5cm shrinkage is impossible unless you have some sort of back problem.

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