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High-end elevator (height increasing) shoes- do they exist?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Svenn, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Svenn

    Svenn Well-Known Member

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    I want a shoe with maybe an inch and half more height than average, but all the height increasing shoes I've found on the net are sweatshop junk that's really uncomfortable, or the heel of the shoe is usually obviously way too big. I'm sure these higher end elevator shoes are more comfortable: http://www.tallshoes4men.com/height_.../Products.html, but they still got that heel thing going which i'm sure clanks like a runway model or will make me look like a latin disco guy.

    Anyone know of any perhaps bespoke shoe makers that don't have these problems? Ideally it be better if the bridge of the bottom of the shoe was brought down a bit, making the heel less conspicuous but not necessarily shorter.
     
  2. onix

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    I dont have an answer for your question, but just for my curiosity. How tall are you that you have to use such type of shoes?
     
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    Are there no decent shoe manufacturers that cater to this demand?
    Also, I would think that a nice dress boot could conceal the lift somewhat better than a shoe.
    I found nothing decent looking on a quick Google image search.
     
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    Are there no decent shoe manufacturers that cater to this demand? Also, I would think that a nice dress boot could conceal the lift somewhat better than a shoe. I found nothing decent looking on a quick Google image search.
    A boot's not an option because i'm wearing them with a suit. It is odd that no manufacturers cater to this demand.... 1.5 inches taller than normal isn't even a true elevator shoe... it's bascially the equivalent of a hiking boot. Maybe I should check out some bespoke shoe makers in Hong Kong (I'm going to Chan's there anyway)?
    I dont have an answer for your question, but just for my curiosity. How tall are you that you have to use such type of shoes?
    I was hoping this thread wouldn't go down this path, but I'm 5'11''. Sure it's cool to be taller, but more importantly the slanted sole also helps with my posture and this type of shoe visually elongates my legs as well.
     
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    I was browsing ebay for wingtips and found a nice one by accident. I saw a picture that looked nice, and when I read it was an elevator shoe, decided not to buy it for that reason. It will look like trying too hard. You can wear certain boots with suits, by the way.

    You're 5'11" though.
     
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    I'm 5'11''.
    Jesse Livermore, who stood 5'11", wore bespoke elevator shoes with 1" lifts, just to be 6 feet tall.
     
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    Svenn Well-Known Member

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    ugh, the mods really should prevent people who joined last month from posting crap on threads... seriously dude, go have fun on some teenager forum or something.
     
  12. eightysixed

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    If you're referring to those images I posted, I did that to illustrate what not to do regarding these sort of shoes as others do notice. By the way, I see that you've asked about this before. I'd stay away from the platform shoes, son. Not a good look.
     
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    Consider breast implants instead.
     
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    Perhaps new shoes aren't the answer but rather, some great clothes and the right attitude. [​IMG] [​IMG] This is a man who towers over his peers. He needs no funny shoes.
     
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    A boot's not an option because i'm wearing them with a suit.

    [​IMG]

    I've been proudly wearing dress boots with suits for years. Is there a sartorial rule that I wasn't aware of? ... On second thought, I don't think I care if there is.

    That said, if you can get over the "not with a suit" thing, the original advice of a boot being a better concealment is sound (although, lucky me, at 6'3" I don't wear them for height).
     
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    since you are talking "high-end", have you approached any of the bespoke makers and see what they can do to help you?
     
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    I wear these about 4-5 days a week. They raise me up about 3 inches and make me move faster. Surprisingly, they do not affect the length of my penis. You can get them bespoke as well. [​IMG]
     
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