I have to say, my first impressions of this forum are not good. Back to r/MFA I go!
If you think that $200 is "extremely expensive," then there is probably nothing that that this forum can provide for you.
Why not just be short gracefully - you will be way more conscious of your height than anyone else. Men who obviously dye grey hair or try to wear clothes that are too tight just look like they're overcompensating - you'll look better with a good pair of well made shoes than a pair of ugly shoes that make you a little taller!