Shoe Hacks to Make You Look Taller

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

We think it’s only the fairer sex who relish in the act of “height boosting” for nights out about the town, but what about the guys? Below we‘ve got the top tips and tricks to help you men look taller!

Check out our shoe page right here to find the perfect elevator shoe for your “tall guy” situation!!

1.) Wear Elevator Shoes

Quite the obvious answer for a site such as this, don’t you think? Well, our biases are backed up with tangible evidence that has us recommending elevator shoes even more so. In this article, we discussed elevator shoes and their practicality when it came to wearing them for office interviews.

They’re not only an effective shoe that can provide you with a varying height gain between 1-6 inches, but these days, to put it frankly...they’ve just gotten to be that much better looking, and discreet.

Like gaming laptops back in the day, with all that inbuilt “portable horsepower” - this ultimately was made at the expense of their ludicrous design and chunky build (to be able to accommodate so much power.)

But have you seen the latest gaming laptops out there today? There’re insanely gorgeous, sleek, and fast - all the while still providing you with all the power you could ever need, on the “go” - best of both worlds.

The same meandering reasoning can be extended to elevator shoes.

The modern elevator shoe is sleek, grounded, and (here at Don’s) is built from the ground up, not only allowing for an increase in height but better posture, firmer heel counterpoints, wider toe box area, etc… AND no one call tell their actual elevator shoes anymore!

Like we said - best of both worlds.

Don's Footwear recommends: Polgato III

2.) Opt For Formal Shoes With Heels

But what if you lack the funds, don’t have access to, or are still unsure as to the awesome benefits of elevator shoes? Well, that’s okay too! Because the next best thing you could do is opt for heeled shoes.

But what do we mean by heel shoes? Well to put it in clearer layman’s terms - roughly speaking - we mean office shoes. And unlike the nuanced mechanics that make elevator shoes the ultimate best (for good reason), “office shoes” are more commonly available, suit many budgets, and isn’t as big of a “taboo” step to veer in - because I mean; who doesn’t already own at least a pair?

Just make sure you purchase a heeled pointed toe shoe. The pointer the better, gentlemen.

Round or square toes can appear to shorten the foot, whilst their pointier counterparts will visually lengthen your bottom half - foot, leg, and all.

Don’s Footwear recommends: Formal Wholecut

3.) Wear Thick Cushioned Shoes

But as readers of more couth tastes, as much as we like formal shoes, not every occasion will warrant the use of one - and some places you’ll look ridiculous wearing formal shoes. This is why you need to diversify, and wearing thick cushioned soles will do it best.

Walking or running shoes will suit you optimally, as by design there’re made to combat the repeated trauma one will usually have when covering great distances on foot.

More cushioning = thicker soles

And they don’t even have to be all that costly, or complicated. Such decent examples would be ones such as the Non-Slip Running Shoes by Feethit, or the Orginal Grand Knit Wing Tip sneaker by Cole Haan.

The shoes selection above - whilst designed for other uses - naturally will provide you with enough lift to secretly aid in your height! Who knew!

Don’s Footwear recommends:

Check out our shoe page here to find the perfect elevator shoe for your “tall guy” situation!!

4.) Use Shoes With Short Necks

This piggybacks off of previous points and is one tip that you needn’t pay too much attention to, as most shoes will fall under this point naturally.

If you’ve noticed most business shoes or athletic shoes are by design situated below the ankle - which is a good thing.

Low-top shoes show more ankle, unlike high tops and/or boots - which if worn can appear to shorten the leg, as the collar and topline will rise above the ankle bone.

So opt for “short neck shoes!”

Don’s Footwear recommends: Winston

5.) Insoles

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again...

Insoles work - just make sure it’s only a temporary solution, otherwise you’ll be in a world of “calf musculature-ankle sprain, and calcaneus” hurt.

You can read our in-depth opinion on insoles and shoe lifts right here.

However, if you must indulge in your “wilder whims” the least we could do is help you do it as best (and safe) as possible.

So below is our top recommended shoe insoles to help you look taller.

Best insoles to make you look taller


Adjustable 5-layer height insole option by Dr. Foot

      • Features a “5-layer removable design”
      • Is made from a washable silica gel
      • Suits both sexes
      • Adjustable up to 1.2 inches in height


3 Layer Air up Shoe Lift by QUXIANG

      • Features inbuilt air cushions
      • Removable soles
      • Stellar reviews

Check out our shoe page righthere to find the perfect elevator shoe for your “tall guy” situation!!

Bonus tip.) Homemade shoe lifts

But life is a cruel mistress, and so what if you don’t have the funds to even consider such options?

Well in that case Don’s Footwear still has you covered!

Check out this infographic step by step article right here on how to make your shoe lifts at home!

Best shoes that make you look taller (Don’s Recommendations)

Here at Don’s Footwear, we got you sorted on providing for you the best shoes that will make you stand stall, indefinitely!

All options below are designed with a low feature short neck design, whilst some also are embedded with our proprietary midsole technology, which you can read up on here.

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