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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
i dont see how the photo of tom cruise shows any platform shoes. those are regular high end italian shoes with a 1 inch heel. all my shoes have those that are dress shoes. ??
Tom's shoes have internal lift, either in construction or using insertable insoles. This is the way it should be done, and the lifting is beautifully concealed. The look of the shoes is right. His shoemaker definitely has skills. I can't tell if these are shoes or ankle boots, but they were exceptionally well done. Clever too was the use of a buckle to draw the eye away from any lift concealment. In the close-up on the right it seems harder to detect the internal lifting. Look at the heel arch at the back of the shoes above the heel. It is rather long, yet the heel itself is proportionately 'normal' looking. Whoever made those shoes/boots for Mr. Cruise is a master. Even under scrutiny, these pass with flying colors (imo). Were I in need, this is exactly how I would want my shoes & boots done.
post #32 of 55
Another idea. Hope Svenn's taking notes.
post #33 of 55
An SF-approved, iGent solution... a top hat and a cane to help you stand upright.

post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
Tom's shoes have internal lift, either in construction or using insertable insoles.
This is the way it should be done, and the lifting is beautifully concealed.
The look of the shoes is right. His shoemaker definitely has skills.



I can't tell if these are shoes or ankle boots, but they were exceptionally well done.
Clever too was the use of a buckle to draw the eye away from any lift concealment.
In the close-up on the right it seems harder to detect the internal lifting.
Look at the heel arch at the back of the shoes above the heel. It is rather long,
yet the heel itself is proportionately 'normal' looking.
Whoever made those shoes/boots for Mr. Cruise is a master.
Even under scrutiny, these pass with flying colors (imo).
Were I in need, this is exactly how I would want my shoes & boots done.
I agree, those probably have at least the 1.5 inches I'm looking for without making a huge gaudy heel. The only give-away if there is one is the overly long arch around the achilles' heel you described.
post #35 of 55
Is obama wearing parachute pants?
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Is obama wearing parachute pants?

This wasn't funny the first time, which is why no one answered you the first time.
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This wasn't funny the first time, which is why no one answered you the first time.

Is obama wearing parachute pants?!?
post #38 of 55
Those boots Tom Cruise are wearing don't look normal to me. First thing I noticed was the awkward standing-on-toes posture he has in that photo, like he was wearing high heels. I'm sure those shoes do for his ass the same thing high heels do for a woman's, giving the game away.
post #39 of 55
Seems like elevator shoes don't increase your height enough to make a real difference yet they scream "try-too-hard".
post #40 of 55
It's all about perception and inner security of a person.
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post #42 of 55
Chelsea boots with cuban heels are a respectable option.
post #43 of 55
You'll find elevator shoes commonly worn by floor traders, of all sizes, at the various financial exchanges; where it pays to be seen.


post #44 of 55
Just thinking outside the box... Get a bespoke Swedish upper garment made to conceal the neck rings, Svenn, and no one will be the wiser. I'd guess this could take a few years or so but you sound young so there's plenty of time.
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Those boots Tom Cruise are wearing don't look normal to me. First thing I noticed was the awkward standing-on-toes posture he has in that photo, like he was wearing high heels.
I can see that, though I think if his jeans were longer it would be undetectable. Who knows how many inches of height he has there, I guess someone could look up his and that woman's to get a rough guess... but hopefully it's significantly more than the 1 inch or so i'm looking for.
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Just thinking outside the box... Get a bespoke Swedish upper garment made to conceal the neck rings, Svenn, and no one will be the wiser.
I hate to dampen your spirits cgardel, especially because you're having so much fun on this thread, but those hill tribe woman actually have just pushed down their collar bones rather than actually elongate the neck (it's a common misconception, don't worry). Anyway, please carry on...
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