I have never been very concerned about being short, 5' 4" to be exact, except when forced to guard a 6'6" guard on the basketball court when my coach insisted on playing strict man to man. Yet, I always dressed to make myself look the best: monochromatic colors, no cuffs, longer pants lengths, slimmer tailoring, vertical stripes, short rises etc. However, I never gave much thought to footwear. SF has made me so obsessed with shoes, that I have been studying what short a dude's footwear appears the most flattering. Contrary to most SF aesthetic, I have come to the conclusion that elongated, Italian lasts provide a certain panache for us crotch starers. What is the consensus out there? My Grenson's,, Church's, Tricker's etc look downright stubby! That is not a good look!