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Title: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on September 18, 2007, 07:54:41 AM
I know this topic has been posted before but I like to revisit it.

Like how tall are you.
How tall with lifts.
When did you start wearing it.
Etc, etc, etc.......

I was just above 5'2 and I wear lifts to about ~5'5.
I've been wearing it since maybe 21 ?? Thats been like 15 years.
I found out about it when some girl told me her BF stuff his shoes.
I can honestly say my social life got better after I started wearing lifts.(or maybe my confidence just got better).
When I don't have shoes on, I try wearing the thickest sandals possible.
And if someone make me take my shoes off before entering the house, well....I'm in trouble then.

I'd love to hear other people's experience with lifts.
I'd imagine when I'm done with the LL, the lifts will go away.
Then slowly, I'll sneak little by little into the shoes again.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shortay3 on September 18, 2007, 08:59:18 PM
I am a lift wearer. I confess.  ;)
Before I started wearing 2 inch lifts i was referred to as very cute or adorable. Now I recieve comments as such as that Im pretty or hot. It is just remarkable how even 2 inches can make such a difference of our self-perception and others perception of ourselves.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on September 19, 2007, 08:33:03 PM
Common people fess up.
I know alot more of you are wearing lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 19, 2007, 09:20:18 PM
I used to wear lifts, but only before my operation so that people wouldn't notice the difference so much  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Summer2008 on September 19, 2007, 10:28:19 PM
Right now, I wear shoe inserts that make me an inch taller, together with shoe heels that are 1.5 inches, for a total gain of 2.5 inches.

For an entire year of high school, back when I first "discovered" shoe inserts, I used to wear 2 inserts  :o in boots that had a 2 inch heel, for a total gain of 4 inches!   :o 8).   And I am a male, people.....   I tried to hide the fact that I was lifting by wearing baggy pants with a wide leg that covered most of my boots.   I have NO IDEA how I managed to do that for a full year!  Sometimes my friends would spontaneously decide to play basketball after school, and I would be stuck running from court to court in my 4 inch heels, playing through all the pain....   Oh yeah, and gym class was the worst... having to change from my 4 inch boots to sneakers with only 1 insert inside of them.  I looked a lot shorter during gym  ;)

Needless to say my feet rebelled after a year, so I gradually reduced the lifts to my current level.  I'm banking that the pain I experience during an LL operation would be less than the pain my feet would have to go through by continuing to wear lifts for the rest of my life. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NapoleanBoneApart on September 20, 2007, 06:06:19 PM
I have worn shoes that are made with two inch lifts that I ordered from Jago Europe Ltd. They are well made, fashionable and very comfortable which is a big plus and a lot cheaper than LL. Although I feel a bit more confident and social when I wear them, although I always have been pretty confident and social. I get compliments on my shoes from time to time and always laugh thinking "well...they are nicer than you know" There is a stigma attached to men wearing lifts much like there is a stigma attached to getting LL. It is quite unfortunate but heightism is a reality, albeit a relative one, that we most of us here have to deal with. The biggest criticism I get from the people that know I wear them are "Why aren't not happy the way you are?" To that I always retort with Chris Rock's line from Bigger and Blacker (sorry ladies):

"Look at you.You got on heels, you ain't that tall. You got on makeup, your face don't look like that. You got a weave, your hair ain't that long...Everything about you is a lie, and you expect me to tell the truth?"

All kidding aside, I don't see it as much being disingenuous but more of a choice in how one wants to be viewed...much like LL although less invasive :-P The way I see it is most women wear heels up to four inches and more with platforms so why should there be an issue for a guy to wear shoes with lifts? It is a pretty big and unenlightened double standard that a lot of men and women alike espouse. For me this really does bother me since it affects how I am perceived, so I just don't mention that I wear them. So until I bite the bullet with LL I will continue to wear lifts...disingenuousness be damned. Hell, I will probably still wear them after LL too ;-)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on September 22, 2007, 08:53:34 PM
I agreed.
I would be totally embaressed if people find out I wear lifts but its OK for women to wear high heels.
I've actually have had a couple of people asked me about my shoes but noone have asked me if I wear lifts.
Amazing considering I've been wearing lifts for about 15 yrs.
Actually I little sister said it out loud one time when I Mom keep saying how tall I look. I wanted to smack her  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bowed on September 22, 2007, 10:19:08 PM
Chris Rock is right - us women get away with a lot when it comes to beauty aids and enhancements.  It is an unfair disadvantage in that respect.  There's nothing disingenous about men wearing lifts...if it makes you feel more confident why not?  Just don't wear a toupee please...............we can spot that a mile away.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5foot6 on December 03, 2007, 07:10:54 AM
Well as a lift wearer here's my thoughts.  I'm 5'6" and a guy and I sometimes wear lifts that make me about 5'8"+ tall.  It's weird, when I first started wearing them none of the guys I know knew the difference.  It sorta bummed me out when I would be working out with one of my buddies or something and he would notice that I was taller than him or at least looking him eye to eye.  I think this may have had something to do with the fact that every male that knows me knows that I am really muscular and physically strong plus I have a brother that is big/tall and looks a lot like me so people especially my male friends tend to associate me with being taller.  All of this pissed me off a little but in a way it was really good because I never got asked any questions.  Now conversly to all this, it was totally different with women.  When I wore lifts more women approached me and talked to me and when I approached women they were more receptive.  Also, I had a few women who I knew tell me I looked taller which is probably the best compliment you can get from a women when your short and I can only imagine how much better it is after LL  Part of the increased luck with women may have been from confidence but a lot was due to the height increase.

With all that in mind here are some more things to think about:

1.  Once you start wearing lifts you will never want to take them off because it will make you feel like superman comming into contact with Kryptonite.

2.  They will make your feet and shins hurt all the time after extended use due to a change in your gait and weight distribution.

3.  There are no lifts for going to the beach or going surfing.

4.  You can't run in them or if your into martial arts like me you won't be able to practice with your lifts on.

5.  If your girlfriend asks you to take your shoes off when you go in her house and you have not told her about them, you better know how to levitate over to the nearest couch to sit down.

6.  Overall, after a while you will feel like a jackass because you will see random people who you are taller than and then realize that they are actually taller than you.

So overall, I think that lifts are good for special ocasions or dates etc. but not for regular use.  I do think that every one who is thinking of getting LL should wear lifts to get a feel for what the extra inches will do for them and to help aid them in the decision making process.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Penguin on January 20, 2008, 10:21:03 AM
Where do you buy lifts?
im 5'6
want to be 5'10

i am waiting to hear back for my first email to bentz for internal method.

Do lifts make you walk funny?
can anyone tell?
do you wear them after LL operation still?

NB


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Blueclipse on January 21, 2008, 02:11:37 PM
I didnt know about lifts until i read this forum, but i guess it makes no difference to girls who wear high heels ...

i used to wear heels all the time, and didn't like it when we went to the beach or bush walking or bowling with friends because i would have to wear my sneakers..meaning they will notice me being short...so i try to avoid it - howere i love doing those things..

so once i have my LL done i wont have to worry anymore

phew...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Summer2008 on January 21, 2008, 03:26:01 PM
Well as a lift wearer here's my thoughts.  I'm 5'6" and a guy and I sometimes wear lifts that make me about 5'8"+ tall.  It's weird, when I first started wearing them none of the guys I know knew the difference.  It sorta bummed me out when I would be working out with one of my buddies or something and he would notice that I was taller than him or at least looking him eye to eye.  I think this may have had something to do with the fact that every male that knows me knows that I am really muscular and physically strong plus I have a brother that is big/tall and looks a lot like me so people especially my male friends tend to associate me with being taller.  All of this pissed me off a little but in a way it was really good because I never got asked any questions.  Now conversly to all this, it was totally different with women.  When I wore lifts more women approached me and talked to me and when I approached women they were more receptive.  Also, I had a few women who I knew tell me I looked taller which is probably the best compliment you can get from a women when your short and I can only imagine how much better it is after LL  Part of the increased luck with women may have been from confidence but a lot was due to the height increase.

With all that in mind here are some more things to think about:

1.  Once you start wearing lifts you will never want to take them off because it will make you feel like superman comming into contact with Kryptonite.

2.  They will make your feet and shins hurt all the time after extended use due to a change in your gait and weight distribution.

3.  There are no lifts for going to the beach or going surfing.

4.  You can't run in them or if your into martial arts like me you won't be able to practice with your lifts on.

5.  If your girlfriend asks you to take your shoes off when you go in her house and you have not told her about them, you better know how to levitate over to the nearest couch to sit down.

6.  Overall, after a while you will feel like a jackass because you will see random people who you are taller than and then realize that they are actually taller than you.

So overall, I think that lifts are good for special ocasions or dates etc. but not for regular use.  I do think that every one who is thinking of getting LL should wear lifts to get a feel for what the extra inches will do for them and to help aid them in the decision making process.

Nice post... I enjoy hearing the perspectives of other people that wear lifts.  I just wanted to add some personal info. to each of your points:

1.)  Very true.  I almost never walk around in public without them on.

2.)  My feet feel like shi* after about an hour of wearing them.  I"ve had to bail out on many activities, such as hanging out with co-workers after work, because of that damn pain.

3.) I avoid wearing shorts, going to the beach, and sometimes the gym like the plague.  Luckily I have a pseudo-gym at home.

4.)  True, unless you're really young.  I used to play basketball (full-court basketball) with my lifts on, back when I was a teenager.. Your body can handle a lot more abuse in your prime years. 

5.)  Haha.  I've kept a girlfrield for over a year while wearing lifts.  Sometimes had to walk on my tiptoes until a couch was handy.  I never told her about them; but she wasn't retarded, so I'm thinking she knew but never brought the subject up.

6.)  I still think they have their benefits.  I was pretty damn depressed in high school until I discovered I could wear 2 inch boots with 1-2 lifts inside of them.  There was a palpable change in my confidence once I started doing this, even if seldomly people commented that I walked a little funny.  I was well-liked even before I lifted, but I needed that boost.

Another thing, I was one of the tallest kids until around the 7th grade (I had an early growth spurt)... So I know what it's like to be tall, and I want that back.....damnit.  :-[

I love all topics discussing the use of lifts..  Everyone's responses are welcome.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on January 21, 2008, 06:39:26 PM
Hehe!

Yes, wearing lifts can be addictive, but you'll certainly ditch them after your LL - you'll take long enough to adjust to walking normally, let alone on heels :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5foot6 on January 30, 2008, 09:41:58 PM
Good points Summer08. 

NB, you can buy lifts online or find a special store that sells them.  I recommend against it even if you do not get LL because of the long term effects on your feet/legs but once in a while they are a nice boost like for a speech, job interview etc.  You may walk funny at first but usually you can get used to it and people probably won't notice.  At first they will give you confidence but after a while they may make you feel handycapped so keep this in mind.

Good Luck


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BJ on February 24, 2008, 09:08:55 PM
   I myself have been wearing lifts since I was 19, and I have to admit that they make me feel like I can take on the world when I wear them, but make me feel even more so depressed about myself whenever I take my shoes off. When I have my footwear on, I'm around the 5-7-5-9 range (depending on what size lifts I have on, and if I'm wearing my elevator shoes, or boots for extra height), which to me is a pretty good height, and is what I'd like to be barefoot if I can ever find a way to hopefully have limb lengthening one day, and get rid of my short height once and for all. I even joke with people who know I wear lifts that I wonder if I should ever think about gluing my shoes to my feet (L.O.L.), as height really wouldn't be an issue for me if that was ever the case.

   I'll admit that wearing lifts isn't all it's cracked up to me, as they don't do your feet any favors, and they can mess up your feet almost as bad as the scam Kimi height increase insole, which I may add, actually tried using a long while ago, to hopefully make me taller. Still, wearing lifts does make it worth it for me, and helps make my height situation bearable to the point where I don't think about killing myself over it anymore, like I contemplated doing many years ago, when my height obsession was at it's worse. While wearing lifts does help, it's also kind of tough knowing that the height you get from them isn't real. Not wearing my elevator shoes, and lifts makes me feel as helpless as Batman would without his utility belt, even though doing so on the flip side, makes you feel so good being able to literally stand up to people, and not deal with everyone looking down at you all the time.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BJ on March 07, 2008, 06:59:13 AM
   Well I thought I'd let everyone here know that I finally got my soft plastic height increase insoles in, and I have to admit that my height is barely an issue when I wear them. They're definitely the best kinds of lifts I've ever had, and do seem to give me the height they're supposed to, and are much more comfortable, and wearable than the other kinds of lifts that I used to wear.

   I have to say that I felt on top of the world when I first wore them, and it also felt good that a friend of mine who's 6-3 (who coincedentally came over the day I got them in) didn't exactly tower over me like he did in the past. I'm between 5-8 to 5-10 with my footwear, which is just great, and is the height I've always wanted to be without shoes, which I'm hoping will still be possible before my life is over. I'm so thankful for my footwear, though I really hate having to take my shoes off more than ever now.

   Since I have sort of reached my goal height, I hope that I can finally put the thought of getting limb lengthening on the back burner, until I actually one day have a realistic chance of getting it. I'd still likely have it if it was either free, or if money wasn't an object at all. I also can't say for certain that I'd get it done, even if I had the money, as I do wonder if it would really be worth being 2-4 inches taller, over the many other good things I could do with the amount of money leg lengthening would cost, even if I know how much happier I'd be with myself, and life in general if I was taller for real. Thank goodness for elevator shoes, and shoelifts, as they're the only things which allow me to keep my sanity when it comes to dealing with my unfortunate short stature.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 174cm on March 10, 2008, 08:53:10 AM

And if they did notice and laugh at you, you just punch them in the head.

Only losers treat girls this way. Hope that you are only kidding  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on March 10, 2008, 09:16:50 AM
Im five foot 8 and a half and am currently wearing 3 inch lifts i even made a pair of 4 inch lifts by duck taping around 2 inch lifts and sticking 50 cent coins in between. They were real uncomfortable at first but after a few weeks my heels blistered up and could take it.

There is a huge benefit from wearing these lifts i went from "cute" to "hot". Its like wearing stilts at first but after a while you get the hang  of them and nobody notices. I completed a construction course in these lifts. I've danced while im off my tits drunk in these lifts.

how did i do it without anyone noticing?
By gradually increasing the size each year by an inch.

Chicks dont even notice when im in bed lol. it just doesnt occur to them.

And if they did notice and laugh at you, you just punch them in the head.

Well, chicks aren't going to notice because you are almost average height already.
If you're dating girls 5'5 and under, you are sizable taller than them with or without lifts.
Its the guys shorter than 5'5 wearing lifts will have much more problems when taking their shoes off.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: LL_MAN on March 16, 2008, 02:03:41 AM
Well I am still collecting money to undergo the surgery and of course I worry about this, especially my big brother is going to notice it and comment on it as he is a bit protective some times (and of course obssesive about height although he doesn't show it). My only solution is (I am aiming for about 6-8 cm)  to buy a pair of shoes with heel (hope ypu understand my English) and then have the heel empty. This way it will be as walking on bare feet while being only about 3-4 cm taller. Then I will "introduce" the rest 4 cm very slowly maybe during a period of one year.

SHOE EXAMPLE
                                         --/                        |
                        -----------/                            |   
----------------/                                             |
|                                                                   |
|________________________                            _|
                                       |   sponge in empty   |
                                       |__space___________|
sponge sticked with glue to the bootom of the heel and to shoe pad so when you take out your shoes nothing seems wired as the sponge raises again, but when you wear them the sponge will go down and make you like walking on your feet. Even if it is difficult I don't mind, I rarely walk as I always ride a motorbike.

What do you think will this work?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 174cm on March 16, 2008, 02:33:29 PM
What do you think will this work?

Sorry mate, but it sounds absolutely pathetic to me. Why on earth you need to do that? What if people find out ? Why dont you just buy one of those thing they call "elevator shoes" and wear it? If you worry too much about your brother finding out about it then don't worry about LL . LL is to please you and your life, not others ,no matter how they think or say about it.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on March 16, 2008, 03:48:01 PM
Well I am still collecting money to undergo the surgery and of course I worry about this, especially my big brother is going to notice it and comment on it as he is a bit protective some times (and of course obssesive about height although he doesn't show it). My only solution is (I am aiming for about 6-8 cm)  to buy a pair of shoes with heel (hope ypu understand my English) and then have the heel empty. This way it will be as walking on bare feet while being only about 3-4 cm taller. Then I will "introduce" the rest 4 cm very slowly maybe during a period of one year.

No! I'm amazed someone that is preparing to have LL is even thinking about this - you have a lot more important things to worry about. If you're that scared about it, then don't have LL. The whole point of doing LL is to be taller, it makes no sense to invest effort into trying to conceal it :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: LL_MAN on March 16, 2008, 11:46:03 PM
Well ok I understand that the fact that I want to hide it may sound wired to you but you have to consider an other thing, which is the fact that I don't live in America but in Ballkans! So still in some families here things are a bit how can I say "traditional" "old fashion" maybe. They will notice and comment even the most unimportant things let alone being 8 cm taller!!! What is more I have always been a "closed", lonely maybe, person so I don't really like sharing some personal stuff. In addition I am sure my family will criticise me, and will judge me for spending my money in such things, they will judge  me for the risk (actually they will go mad if I tell them before I do it), they already mention the fact that I am not yet married etc etc. So don't think of me that I am wrong in some way, I have to fullfill my dreams while still keeping a balance with the family and other people. Maybe it is hard for you to understand but if I openly annoncued LL then I would be a "super star" (in the negative meaning of course), lol, everyone would talk about me behind my back, they would put a "sign" on me, which I would have to carry for ever. Anyway I guess you can understand sorry for being so long!

As long as the effort is concerned I don't care at all if others will not notice my new height (in fact they will notice it but I hope they will just get used to it), the matter is that the reasons that drive me to LL will no longer exists and I will be more than happy inside me. So I strongly believe that it is worth the effort.

Good luck to you all!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 174cm on March 17, 2008, 03:10:48 AM
Strange. The number of people who come here to ask for "opinions" but just wanna hear what they want to hear, has increased alarmingly in the last 4-5 months. Is that just me seeing things differently after my operation or there is a "short person philosophy" ? Sorry I don't mean to offence anyone by saying "short person". I'm not that tall myself after the op. But even before the op, I was exactly thinking like that.
Just being curious  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BJ on March 17, 2008, 04:00:45 AM
   To LL_ MAN, I'm in the same boat as you, and I know how you feel about not wanting to broadcast the fact that you want to get limb lengthening one day, as it is a pretty sensitive subject to say the least. I'll admit that I myself am a bit more open about it, as I'm already letting my family members, and close friends know of my strong desire to really be taller for real, before I bite the dust, which would make my life complete in my opinion. As I said before, I thought that wearing my elevator shoes/boots, and height increase insoles would lessen my desire to have this surgery, but I think they made things worse.

   I'm saying that, because it just feels so great to be so close to average height with my footwear, and not having to for the most part, deal with many people towering over me, as well putting up with 13 year old boys, and many woman being taller than me as too, which is pretty devastating to say the least.

   I really want that to be the case 24/7, as nobody can't hide their true height without shoes everywhere they go (and I hate how I forced myself to be uncomfortable in making myself wear my footwear either when we have a lot of company over our house, or when I'm at the home of somebody else), and I feel so bad whenever I'm forced to take my shoes off, and realize how short I am without them. At least it's good knowing that there's at least SOMETHING you can do at this point about your height besides having surgery to correct it, even if it's of course not the real thing, which has helped me feel at least a little bit better about my height.

   As for you (LL_MAN) getting limb lengthening, where would you have it done, and how much money have you so far saved up for it, and would you still be willing to get it done if you possibly couldn't get the desired three inches or so that you want from just one operation? I for one, would definitely have to make sure that I got at least three inches out of it (which would make me around 5-8 without shoes, as that's an okay height in my book, and I live in the U.S.A. b.t.w.), because anything less than that would so not make it worth it, even if I may possibly lose more physical ability as a result, and would also have to deal with more pain, and a longer recovery time, which I'd be more than willing to put up with if it meant getting to my desired height, once, and for all.

   The pain would definitely be the toughest test out of so many things for anyone who's willing to endure L.L., though I think I could deal with it. I'm saying that, because I'm sure I'd eventually get used to it, and I also at one point had a very painful ear infection, which hurt so bad for two weeks, that I seriously thought I was going to die then. I also had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out too, which obviously hurt, though that pain almost felt like nothing after my bad ear infection, which helped me get through it, since the ear infection was definitely more painful to me, than getting the four wisdom teeth pulled out. Dealing with the pain from those things would make the pain from L.L. not seem as bad, though it pretty much depends on if you're a fast healer, and how much of a tolerance for pain you really have.

   Anyway, good luck with your quest to be taller LL_MAN, and I hope you can get it done, and have what it takes to go through with it, even if it may seem kind of weird to people who know you well, but know nothing about leg lengthening, how you ended up growing, which could be awkward. People even sometimes say to me how tall I look with my footwear on (which they don't know about), and ask how I "grew". Not everybody I come across notices this though, so you might get away with people not noticing you got taller (especially if you wear stuff which makes you taller, like I do), and it obviously won't have any effect at all on people who you see/meet for the first time after the surgery..

   Right now, only my family members, and one of my friends know that I wear lifts though. I do think those who know me well, but don't know that I wear lifts, obviously tend think that I do something weird to be taller than I am, but don't know exactly what it is, which is kind of fun seeing how perplexed they may be over you seeming to be a bit taller than they thought you were. Until you can hopefully get L.L., stick to your footwear like I do, and they're definitely a good holdover, until you can get taller for real, or if you want a "sneak preview" of how much better you life may actually end up being, if you gain 2-4 inches from limb lengthening.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on March 17, 2008, 09:23:13 AM
Strange. The number of people who come here to ask for "opinions" but just wanna hear what they want to hear, has increased alarmingly in the last 4-5 months. Is that just me seeing things differently after my operation or there is a "short person philosophy" ? Sorry I don't mean to offence anyone by saying "short person". I'm not that tall myself after the op. But even before the op, I was exactly thinking like that.
Just being curious  ;)

I totally agree, 174 - a lot of people are coming here and asking for opinions, and are then seemingly disappointed when they don't hear what they are hoping for - it's a reflection of the site now reaching a wider audience than the original 'hardcore' that made up the community. It only makes the opinions of those who really understand LL even more important ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 174cm on March 17, 2008, 12:24:44 PM
I totally agree, 174 - a lot of people are coming here and asking for opinions, and are then seemingly disappointed when they don't hear what they are hoping for - it's a reflection of the site now reaching a wider audience than the original 'hardcore' that made up the community. It only makes the opinions of those who really understand LL even more important ;)

Good old time when posters such as MysteryMan and C12 were still on board. I actually learnt a lot from those guys just by reading their posts.  :)
Having said that , there are plenty of other intelligent posts lately too. Only those who are in denial are not happy to hear the truth ...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on April 21, 2008, 10:33:17 PM
Im 21 years old and 5'5.5, and i started wearing lifts when i was 18, around about the time i started Uni and started going clubbing. Everyone on campus seem so much taller than people i was used to seeing walking around my local shopping centre!

I started off wearing half inch insoles, then moved up to 3/4 inch insoles, now im on 1 inch insoles. Its true once you go taller its hard to go back. The insoles i wear are soft so they absorb some of the impact when walking... i find hard insoles larger than 3/4 inches hurt my feet and my knee joints (after walking long distances). Although I can wear 3/4 insoles with no discomfort at all, hard or soft. 1 inch is large enough to give me a real boost but not such that it becomes obvious im wearing lifts. I dont agree with making yourself significantly (2 inches+) taller with lifts on a day to day basis, because your personality (confidence etc) may become dependant on them. But go ahead and wear them on a night out or a date, because its at those times you want to feel your best.

Wearing lifts is not something i want to advertise to everyone esp. my fickel friends, besides its no ones business but your own. I prefer lifts because i cant really afford elevator shoes and i like wearing designer/colourful (cool) shoes. ALL the elevator shoes i have seen have been terribly unattractive. I tend to wear insoles with boots, or trainers with deep soles because they fit better. No one knows i wear them, and YES my worst nightmare is tripping in a club and my insole flying out of my shoe infront of all my friends. Thats why i wear boots with laces. Glad i got that off my chest. Thanks for reading.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: daniel_svane on April 23, 2008, 06:57:34 PM
I have been stuffing my shoes with socks the past 4 months, which is as comfortable as getting a tooth ripped out every few days. I just ordered a lift though, think it was 1.5-2 inches. I had to do something drastic because of our "dress up in pretty clothes"-party we are having at the end of our year. My girlfriend will be wearing heels that night and will get taller than me, and I gotta fix that. Actually she already is taller than me, she just doesnt know xD


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on May 14, 2008, 01:49:31 AM
Yeh it is a bummer, when you take them off its like 'back to reality' but lifts are good for a night out clubbing or a bar, interview etc. Just to give you a little boost.. lifts always make me stand up straighter which cant be a bad thing! Ive never worn a lift larger than an inch tho' it would be too dramastic. Plus if i wear them too often (several hours a day) i find my knees hurt, but only if i wear a 1 inch lift. Harder lifts are less comfortable because they dont absorb as much of the force when walking, but they dont annoy my knees as much.. either way God only knows how some women wear 2+ inch heels on a daily basis, damn!!!




Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: daisy on May 17, 2008, 12:20:56 PM
I'm wearing lifts too, when I'm not in high heel...
I put in tenise shoes.
I bought few of them,
this are the best I choose:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEIGHT-INCREASE-insoles-heel-lifts-shoe-insert-TALLER-c_W0QQitemZ300217128978QQihZ020QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEIGHT-INCREASE-insoles-heel-lifts-shoe-insert-TALLER-c_W0QQitemZ300217128978QQihZ020QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goman on May 17, 2008, 05:09:18 PM
I was in denial about them--"they are for comfort", "they protect my joints"--but I wore inserts as well. ::)  Though I was never brave enough for more than 1/2 inch.  Is that still considered lifts?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on May 17, 2008, 08:59:34 PM
I'm wearing lifts too, when I'm not in high heel...
I put in tenise shoes.
I bought few of them,
this are the best I choose:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEIGHT-INCREASE-insoles-heel-lifts-shoe-insert-TALLER-c_W0QQitemZ300217128978QQihZ020QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HEIGHT-INCREASE-insoles-heel-lifts-shoe-insert-TALLER-c_W0QQitemZ300217128978QQihZ020QQcategoryZ63850QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Yes those are the same ones I have.
Mine is 1 inch plus the added insoles for another 1/2 inch.
I'll go for the .5 or 1 now, 1.5 will be beyond the comfort zone.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on May 20, 2008, 02:24:18 AM
I am definatley one who wears lifts. Im a 5'8 guy (5'8.5 standing perfectly straight) and rarely ever let anyone outside my family (even my good friends) see my true height, considering all of my friends are at least 5'11. In the summer I stuff my shoes with rolled up socks to boost me up to 5'9.5-5'10, and in the winter I either wear Timberland boots (make me 1.4 inches taller) or do the sock trick. I NEVER wear sandals in public.

I didnt know that you could actually buy shoe inserts/heels that make you taller until recently, so I just ordered four half inch heels off of Amazon.com to replace the rolled up socks! ;) Hopefully they are more comfortable.

All I know is I cant wait to have this surgery and hopefully be 5'11-6'. I truly believe that all my physical insecurities will dissappear, except for my short fingers!  :-\


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: LuckyNet on May 20, 2008, 05:56:32 AM
I am one of the guys who used to wear shoe lift, I found about it two years back, since then I never goes out without them, I'm 5'7 and used to wear 3 inches lift, and to tell the truth, it's uncomfortable at all and painful as well, maybe to me since I am used to walk a lot - and using lefts with walking is really a painful experience, you harm your feet and leg muscles.
Then after going through this experience, I really fed up from all of this lifts, and came to my mind why not check and search the internet for an alternatives for high increase, and here I found about the LL procedure.

Luckynet :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on May 20, 2008, 01:32:43 PM
I am one of the guys who used to wear shoe lift, I found about it two years back, since then I never goes out without them, I'm 5'7 and used to wear 3 inches lift, and to tell the truth, it's uncomfortable at all and painful as well, maybe to me since I am used to walk a lot - and using lefts with walking is really a painful experience, you harm your feet and leg muscles.
Then after going through this experience, I really fed up from all of this lifts, and came to my mind why not check and search the internet for an alternatives for high increase, and here I found about the LL procedure.

Luckynet :)

No wonder lifts were giving you pain, 3 inch lifts are huge! I wouldnt recommended going over 2. And i wouldnt recommend going over 1 inch if you had to walk alot on a daily basis. Save up, get LL!

I am definatley one who wears lifts. Im a 5'8 guy (5'8.5 standing perfectly straight) and rarely ever let anyone outside my family (even my good friends) see my true height, considering all of my friends are at least 5'11. In the summer I stuff my shoes with rolled up socks to boost me up to 5'9.5-5'10, and in the winter I either wear Timberland boots (make me 1.4 inches taller) or do the sock trick. I NEVER wear sandals in public.

I didnt know that you could actually buy shoe inserts/heels that make you taller until recently, so I just ordered four half inch heels off of Amazon.com to replace the rolled up socks! ;) Hopefully they are more comfortable.

All I know is I cant wait to have this surgery and hopefully be 5'11-6'. I truly believe that all my physical insecurities will dissappear, except for my short fingers!  :-\

Dont feel bad dude, im only 5'6 and all my friends are atleast 5'11. Even after LL ill still only be 5'8, but ill make up the rest in personality!! I wear Timberlands too.. But i prefer Rockports, theyre more comfortable, lighter, better quality and give you a slightly higher lift. Theyre also more discrete i find.  
P.g :o


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on May 20, 2008, 01:55:47 PM
Wow! 3" lifts? That's amazing!

However, it does show that you have a high level of determination as that can't be easy - and to be successful with LL, you need high levels of determination :)

MMT


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BJ on May 20, 2008, 08:34:13 PM
   Well I thought I'd let you all here know that I think I'm on the verge of giving up on ever getting limb lengthening, as the cost, pain, and inconvenience of doing so is just too much, and in the end, isn't really worth it for me. I also think about the recovery time, since the 6-12 month recovery process I'd have to endure would mean myself pretty losing 6-12 months of my life that I'd never get back. Everyone I know who I've told about leg lengthening has also advised me to not do it (including some of you guys), and that it's just not worth blowing so much money, and going through hell, and risking any potential complications just to be no more than 2-3 inches taller when all would be said, and done.

   Since I'm probably not going to do this as of now, there's something else that I'm going to do to myself, which I know will make me happy, and more confident with who I am. I'm not going to mention it here, but it's not any cosmetic surgery of anykind. I told you all here that I would just get plastic surgery to make me look much older (yes older, not younger!) than I am if limb lengthening wasn't a realistic goal for me, though I'm putting the kibosh on that idea too for the time being as well. I feel that doing the other thing I'll be doing to myself will make me happy enough to help me get over the other issues, and obsessions that I have about myself, and can also be what allows me to live a much happier, and beautiful life. I'm also hoping the change I'm about to make with myself will once again turn me into the happy go lucky, having fun every second day without a care in the world person that I was before the height obsession took over my life in the worst way, and at the worst time.

   As for my height problem, let's just say that it's been pretty much solved to an extent, and here's how! I found a website here at http://shopping.yahoo.com/s:Shoes:1561-Material=Lace:4168-Brand=Pleaser:4601-Gender=Men's which sells thick shoes, and boots, which can give you up to five inches. I bought a pair of four inch thick shoes from this site, and I used them with my two inch soft plastic lifts that I got on ebay a while ago. I'm around 5-11 with my new footwear, and what a huge (pun intended) difference it is from being a mere 5-5 without shoes! I thought I'd never know how good it would feel, or what it would be like to stand almost 6-0 tall, and my four inch thick shoes, and two inch lifts make me feel like I can take on the world!

   I feel more powerful than Superman when I have my new footwear on, and I hope that my my thick boots, and lifts, combined with what else I'm going to be doing to change something about myself that I've also never liked, can help me finally get over my annoying height obsession, and allow myself to live a much happier life. I also am confident that my footwear, and the change I'm going to be making with myself will help me not think about getting dangerous leg lengthening surgery ever again as long as I live! I'd even recommended that the rest of you here just get a pair of these shoes, or boots from the website I just posted in this message, and simply wear lifts forever, since doing this is so much cheaper, safer, and isn't risky, or really that inconvenient as leg lengthening surgery obviously is, not to mention that the height increase from these shoes/boots, and from lifts is instant as well, which leg lengthening isn't either.  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on May 20, 2008, 10:29:29 PM
I don't want to rain on your parade, but lifts really aren't the answer to anything... What happens when you take your clothes off? If you're naked with a girl, you can't wear lifts. Swimming? Sports? Visiting a friend's house when they ask you to take your shoes off? Just my two cents  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on May 20, 2008, 11:37:50 PM
I just don't even know where to start.
This guy need serious help...
Theres no way to get 6 inches on shoes discretely unless you are wearing shoes with the big platform that makes you look like a freak.

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/921462e45e.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on May 20, 2008, 11:39:25 PM
This works for some people, but it's certainly not a long term solution... I don't think that you could wear those to a job interview, or run for a tram in them :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on May 20, 2008, 11:51:01 PM
Crazy shoes  :o And ive never heard of mid-personality disorder... a good point you make tho' Mr X... people may notice you if you become taller but will only warm to you if you have a good personality. If your looking for the complete package that is.

If anything... shoe lifts are like a precursor to wanting LL (they were for me) because they enable you to live life a taller person, but they arent wearable all of the time... So the most determined amongst us, seek a permanent solution, a means to an end - that is LL!


Pg.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: osteo on May 21, 2008, 12:06:40 PM
Yeah that would be awkward, you would be proper fu8kd  :D

Lifts are good for Pre-LL surgery uncertainties. To see what it will feel like to be 3 inches taller among your environment and weather of not you are perceived differently or feel more confident about yourself. 

Off topic a little however, and this is not directed at you BJ.
I understand a lot of people get this surgery for help in attracting the opposite sex which confuses me, just because you are taller doesn't mean every girl is going to jump all over you, i'll be painfully blunt, if your ugly or have a mild personality-disorder around people before this surgery your still going to be ugly with personality issues afterwards and girls are still going to reject you.  :o

Haha - how true!
BJ: I think the euphoria you feel while wearing lifts will only make you want LL even more.  But it sounds like you really need to work on your self-esteem first before doing anything to yourself - be it LL or getting, ahem, surgery to make you look older.  B/c from what you've posted so far, it seems that you may still have self-esteem issues after a make-over and then you'll blame it on some other perceived physical flaw, then get surgery to correct it, then get into a never-ending cycle.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goman on May 21, 2008, 05:00:31 PM
Crazy shoes  :o And ive never heard of mid-personality disorder... a good point you make tho' Mr X... people may notice you if you become taller but will only warm to you if you have a good personality. If your looking for the complete package that is.

If anything... shoe lifts are like a precursor to wanting LL (they were for me) because they enable you to live life a taller person, but they arent wearable all of the time... So the most determined amongst us, seek a permanent solution, a means to an end - that is LL!


Pg.

ditto

You must already have in you who you can become, regardless of LL.  Your environment can only help you elicit this. :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goman on May 21, 2008, 06:08:13 PM
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 4 hopefulls need to be turned away from LL.  But looking at lifetimes, more than half of all people have an episode diagnosable as a mental disorder.  (This is because many people 'cure' or recover from their illnesses.)

"Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally.  An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older ? about one in four adults ? suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.  When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.  Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion ? about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 ? who suffer from a serious mental illness.  In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44.3 Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time.  Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity."  (NIMH, 2008)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on May 21, 2008, 06:30:48 PM
Mild not mid-personality disorder, i just meant someone who has a  problem connecting with and listening to people. Not someone with low self esteem issues that can be understood and treated.

These people can also be prone to paranoia, depression and suicide and are not at all ideal candidates for any cosmetic surgery because its not dealing with the real problem at hand.

I am not referring to BJ either, i was speaking in general.

I guess then prospective LL patients should be aware of the irony, that is those mid-personality folk who may not consult others, and not think the process of LL through with regards to other peoples experiences and opinions... But on the bright side   ;D most of the LL patients on here, even prospective patients, all seem to be really postive-conscious and mindful people.. although there are exceptions  :-\


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on May 21, 2008, 06:46:21 PM
I can start posting now that I'm getting close to my surgery. :) My visa problems seem to be finally coming to an end...

I have been wearing lifts ever since I decided on undergoing LL, around 16 months ago. After taking the decision, I decided to gradually ''grow'' until I get to undergo the operation.

I went from quarter an inch to half to an inch to 2 and finally to nearly 3 now. Yes, 3 inches. I turned 20 a month ago so everybody thought I was just growing like the rest. The height I appear to be when I go out now, around 5'11", is the same I will hopefully end up with after the first operation.

It is not a fun experience. The lifts I have now are actually very comfortable and do not hurt much even with a 3-inch increase, but it takes its toll on your body if you walk a lot. It can also hurt a lot if the shoes are not comfortable and do not have enough space for the lifts. You really need a ''good setup'' to get away with it.

I gave up playing soccer because of it (something I sometimes regret since I was playing with a club here in Spain), and I limited my exercising to a home gym I bought and to running very late at night (12:00 AM on). However, lifts allow me to confident, albeit only when I'm wearing them. I thankfully have no other issues other than height so they really do make a difference.

Wearing lifts for an extended period of time is a stupid idea though. It limits you. It hurts.  And it lowers your self-esteem.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on May 21, 2008, 06:57:15 PM
I can start posting now that I'm getting close to my surgery. :) My visa problems seem to be finally coming to an end...

I have been wearing lifts ever since I decided on undergoing LL, around 16 months ago. After taking the decision, I decided to gradually ''grow'' until I get to undergo the operation.

I went from quarter an inch to half to an inch to 2 and finally to nearly 3 now. Yes, 3 inches. I turned 20 a month ago so everybody thought I was just growing like the rest. The height I appear to be when I go out now, around 5'11", is the same I will hopefully end up with after the first operation.

It is not a fun experience. The lifts I have now are actually very comfortable and do not hurt much even with a 3-inch increase, but it takes its toll on your body if you walk a lot. It can also hurt a lot if the shoes are not comfortable and do not have enough space for the lifts. You really need a ''good setup'' to get away with it.

I gave up playing soccer because of it (something I sometimes regret since I was playing with a club here in Spain), and I limited my exercising to a home gym I bought and to running very late at night (12:00 AM on). However, lifts allow me to confident, albeit only when I'm wearing them. I thankfully have no other issues other than height so they really do make a difference.

Wearing lifts for an extended period of time is a stupid idea though. It limits you. It hurts.  And it lowers your self-esteem.

First off 12345, good luck with your LL experience! :)

Secondly im impressed how you grew over a 16 month period by increasing lift height, that must have taken some consistency. Presumably then, you havnt told everyone your doing LL?!

I agree with your points about shoe lifts, its a love hate relationship. Dont get too dependant, and dont let wearing them limit your activities, which is what theyre going to do if you become dependant and wear them alot.

Its interesting that alot of people around 5'8 are opting for LL, which is interesting....  i guess it makes sense because at 5'8 LL will shoot you up into the 'average range' which is quite significant. Going from just below average to average, would be more profound than going from very below average to below average. Wouldnt you agree?!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on May 21, 2008, 08:16:12 PM
First off 12345, good luck with your LL experience! :)

Secondly im impressed how you grew over a 16 month period by increasing lift height, that must have taken some consistency. Presumably then, you havnt told everyone your doing LL?!

I agree with your points about shoe lifts, its a love hate relationship. Dont get too dependant, and dont let wearing them limit your activities, which is what theyre going to do if you become dependant and wear them alot.

Its interesting that alot of people around 5'8 are opting for LL, which is interesting....  i guess it makes sense because at 5'8 LL will shoot you up into the 'average range' which is quite significant. Going from just below average to average, would be more profound than going from very below average to below average. Wouldnt you agree?!

Thank you very much PG. ''Growing'' this way did take consistency, but it was not hard at all. I thought about it as part of the preparation. This way I'll avoid questions I don't want to answer and other things related to society's taboos.

Only one person knows I'll be undergoing the surgery. Others knowing about it wouldn't be the end of the world for me, but I prefer to avoid comments from the ignorant among us.  It is a lot easier for me to avoid post-LL questions as I've been living in different countries since I was 16. I haven't seen my family and best friends in more than two years and a half, so no explanations will be needed for them. You know, I'm young and I've just been growing.  ;)


Its interesting that alot of people around 5'8 are opting for LL, which is interesting....  i guess it makes sense because at 5'8 LL will shoot you up into the 'average range' which is quite significant. Going from just below average to average, would be more profound than going from very below average to below average. Wouldnt you agree?!

I agree. I think LL makes a huge difference in both cases, but it is true that a 5'8" person will receive more benefits after lengthening 3 or so inches than say a 5' one. The first will have the height ''issue'' completely destroyed and he'll probably never be de-valued or looked down upon because of his height, while the 5-footer may still face that and have some insecurities after the surgery. I also think many 5'8" guys are doing this because they are ''almost there'' if you know what I mean. Put on the 3-inch insoles and everything changes; you are now a person of a ''respectable'' height. How tall (or rather short) are you will not be one of the first things people notice about you. You have more space to stand out in other areas as height is not an issue anymore.

In any case, I think LL makes a huge difference for both very short and below average people. Same goes for people of average height as LL can make them stand tall, something society considers to be good.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BJ on May 22, 2008, 05:21:39 AM
   Wow jackolife, you're a pretty good guesser, as the shoes you posted in the picture are the ones that I actually ended up getting! They're actually not too bad, and aren't too tough to walk in, even with wearing two inch lifts inside of them. They're actually much easier to use, than the three inch elevator boots I used to wear, and don't scuff up floors like my boots did too, which is good. I have to say how awesome it feels to be able to walk in public, and not deal with people towering over me anymore, especially since I'm close to 6-0 tall with my brand new footwear. It does feel good that there's at least something you can do with about your height besides limb lengthening, even if it's not real. It's of course even worse when I have to take my shoes off now, since I go from being an inch or so above average height with my new shoes, to a little more than a few below, which I hate.

   Don't get me wrong, as I still hope I can increase my height for real one day, but I'm happy with being tall via shoes, and lifts until then, and nobody in public seemed to notice what I was wearing too, which was good. It was kind of funny with some of the reactions people I knew had when they saw how much I "grew" with wearing my platform shoes, and lifts, considering how tall I am with them, and compared to how short I am barefoot, and all. I of course had to let them in on the fact that I got thick shoes to make me taller, which is also pretty obvious when you look at what I'm wearing on my feet.

   I just have to be careful not to go someplace where I'd have to take them off though, especially with myself being too dependent on my footwear like I am. Wearing footwear which gives you a signifigant amount of height like mine does also isn't really the best way to pick up woman too, since it's pretty obvious that you're wearing footwear to make you a lot taller, and if you're more than a few inches below average height without shoes like I unfortunately am.

   In a way, wearing shoes, and lifts does sort of make you want leg lengthening more (with how good it feels to be taller when you have them on, especially if they give you six inches of height like mine do), but the bottom line is that doing do just isn't realistic for me at this point. Just about all of you here have told me that L.L. probably isn't a good idea for me, which I respect you all for, as I know you're all trying to help me, which is why I joined this forum. You all have said that height is probably the least of my worries too, and that the best I can do is to simply better my life the best I can, and not obsess over something that is not only a realistic goal for me at this point, but isn't something that I'm not sure I could honestly go through too. My current goal in life is to become the happy person I was before my height obsession began to take over my life, and not think about something that I really can't do a whole lot about right now.

   I'm pretty happy with my life for the most part now, as I have two jobs I like (and may even get another one in the future too), have a lot of videogames (which is what makes my life so great), many good friends, and also don't have too much trouble with getting girls as well. I even really think people in general need to get over the height issue when it comes to woman, since being short shouldn't hurt your chances of getting girls that much, if they like everything else about you, and all, and if you have good looks, and a fine personality too. I'll also be much happier when I make the major change with who I am that I'm soon going to do, which has nothing to do with my size, or looks in anyway, but is going to help me out a lot, and improve my self confidence in many ways, and hopefully help get over the height problem, and the other issues I have with myself as well.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tool on May 22, 2008, 10:28:40 PM
This guy made my day :D Better than the pot i smoked  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on May 22, 2008, 11:13:10 PM
Well, I hate to judge, but I suspect that BJ will come to a different point of view soon enough. It's simply impossible to lead a normal life wearing footwear like that.

It would just draw attention to you, and one disastrous encounter or experience will make you regret wearing them forever.

If you care about your height that much, then you really need to consider LL realistically.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: USC on July 23, 2008, 07:12:21 AM
I wear lifts aswell, I started wearing them in highschool.  Back then I wasn't aware of proportions factor so I stacked up pieces of paper and taped it together.  The result was half-assed shoe lift that gave me 3 inches increase and was heavy.  I would put them in my timberland boots and alltogather gave me a 4 inch increase to my 5'3.5 height and I felt like I was on top of the world.   This would normally throw me out of proportion but I was really into weight lifting, my muscles were well developed and this gave me a broader look that made me look more proportionate.  But my upperbody/lowerbody ratio was out of whack, especially because I have very short arms and I'm sure people noticed that. 

But yea wearing lifts suck, I could never wear shorts, they were a pain to walk in and they left me with no balance, and going to other people's houses and taking off the shoes are always troublesome, a lot of times I have to walk around people's houses on my tiptoes and thats a bitc*.  I'm still suffering through these symptons today, I hope to make enough money soon and receive the operation and get rid of these lifts forever. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on July 23, 2008, 01:02:56 PM
I wear lifts aswell, I started wearing them in highschool.  Back then I wasn't aware of proportions factor so I stacked up pieces of paper and taped it together.  The result was half-assed shoe lift that gave me 3 inches increase and was heavy.  I would put them in my timberland boots and alltogather gave me a 4 inch increase to my 5'3.5 height and I felt like I was on top of the world.   This would normally throw me out of proportion but I was really into weight lifting, my muscles were well developed and this gave me a broader look that made me look more proportionate.  But my upperbody/lowerbody ratio was out of whack, especially because I have very short arms and I'm sure people noticed that. 

But yea wearing lifts suck, I could never wear shorts, they were a pain to walk in and they left me with no balance, and going to other people's houses and taking off the shoes are always troublesome, a lot of times I have to walk around people's houses on my tiptoes and thats a *****.  I'm still suffering through these symptons today, I hope to make enough money soon and receive the operation and get rid of these lifts forever. 


The old tiptoe trick.... LOL


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on July 23, 2008, 05:41:23 PM
I see wearing lifts as a precursor to getting LL - it's a temporary thing, but once you get addicted to wearing them, you'll find it hard to stop and then you'll want a permanent boost - only LL can give that to you, unfortunately :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Americanpimp on July 23, 2008, 10:14:43 PM
       MMT is exactly right!  The lifts are very addictive. Once you've seen how good you look being taller, you'll want the height to be permanent.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jj on July 24, 2008, 08:48:52 PM
I see wearing lifts as a precursor to getting LL - it's a temporary thing, but once you get addicted to wearing them, you'll find it hard to stop and then you'll want a permanent boost - only LL can give that to you, unfortunately :)

I think you might be right, and ordered some a couple of weeks ago, that should be with me imminently.  I realised I was being stupid: deliberating to death over LL without knowing whether or not it would *really* make the difference that I was hoping (and have been hoping for years) that it would.  The only way of course to find out, is to get some bloody shoe-lifts.  I hate the idea, but then I hate the idea of breaking my legs because I'm too weak to accept the way that I (physically) am.  I'm quite ambivalent about their pending arrival.  Not excited, as one might expect.  Rather, a little circumspect, nay apprehensive, since whichever way it goes, I'm fooked.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: klitz on July 25, 2008, 11:12:01 PM
Just to be honest I am 5'3" Yes I do wear lifts with 3 inches lift I bought online couple months back. I started wearing them when I was going out with a girl that is about 1.5 inches taller than me, she did not know that. I had to hide them everytime she comes to my place. We already split up I guess part of it is being my height...Now that I read some wonderful diaries here It encourage me to think about LL...I have been stacking up ramen noodles to save money


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on July 26, 2008, 12:10:13 AM
Just to be honest I am 5'3" Yes I do wear lifts with 3 inches lift I bought online couple months back. I started wearing them when I was going out with a girl that is about 1.5 inches taller than me, she did not know that. I had to hide them everytime she comes to my place. We already split up I guess part of it is being my height...Now that I read some wonderful diaries here It encourage me to think about LL...I have been stacking up ramen noodles to save money

Yeah, lifts just make you want the height even more :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jj on July 28, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
Hmm I got my *cough* lifts today.  After being indifferent - or maybe ambivalent - about them for so long, that suddenly changed when the secretary brought over a couple of parcels for me, one of which I knew contained the aforementioned articles of, ahem, footwear accessory. 
Okay, I raced home after work (couldn't cycle quick enough really) and tore upstairs, and ripped open the parcel, stuffed them in my shoes, shoved my feet in my trainers (what was left of them), and...and...
well, inconclusive, I guess, because I've got no full-length mirror and I feel that I look very much like a 12 yo girl wearing her mum's 3inch stilettoes for the first time.  I.e., slightly odd, tilted forward and walking rather gingerly.
After some deliberation and hesitation, and one false start (whereat I retreated meekly back into my cave) I stealthily crept downstairs, and went outside, and wandered about a bit (not too much), trying to look casual whilst having a conversation on the old moby, carefully checking myself out every now and then via my reflection in the downstairs front window.  Hmm, inconclusive perhaps. But then, these are 2 inch *cough* lifts, I think, so I guess what could I expect?
Still, just looking at myself in the small mirror in my bedroom, I do feel that I look taller, and that's only 2 inches.  F****** hell, imagine how I'd feel with 4.  All the pain and hurt of my adult life, just lifted in an instant.
Holy f***.

Not sure why I'm wittering on about all of this; I guess because I've no-one else to tell LOL.

One thing I think is very true though is what MMT just said: lifts just make you want the height even more.  I think I've just had a hit of something that is highly addictive. Oh dear  :-\


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on July 28, 2008, 09:49:57 PM
Hmm I got my *cough* lifts today.  After being indifferent - or maybe ambivalent - about them for so long, that suddenly changed when the secretary brought over a couple of parcels for me, one of which I knew contained the aforementioned articles of, ahem, footwear accessory. 
Okay, I raced home after work (couldn't cycle quick enough really) and tore upstairs, and ripped open the parcel, stuffed them in my shoes, shoved my feet in my trainers (what was left of them), and...and...
well, inconclusive, I guess, because I've got no full-length mirror and I feel that I look very much like a 12 yo girl wearing her mum's 3inch stilettoes for the first time.  I.e., slightly odd, tilted forward and walking rather gingerly.
After some deliberation and hesitation, and one false start (whereat I retreated meekly back into my cave) I stealthily crept downstairs, and went outside, and wandered about a bit (not too much), trying to look casual whilst having a conversation on the old moby, carefully checking myself out every now and then via my reflection in the downstairs front window.  Hmm, inconclusive perhaps. But then, these are 2 inch *cough* lifts, I think, so I guess what could I expect?
Still, just looking at myself in the small mirror in my bedroom, I do feel that I look taller, and that's only 2 inches.  F****** hell, imagine how I'd feel with 4.  All the pain and hurt of my adult life, just lifted in an instant.
Holy f***.

Not sure why I'm wittering on about all of this; I guess because I've no-one else to tell LOL.

One thing I think is very true though is what MMT just said: lifts just make you want the height even more.  I think I've just had a hit of something that is highly addictive. Oh dear  :-\

Hey jj... for the first year of my wearing lifts I only used 3/4 inch lifts and then increased up to 1 inch which I have been using ever since, I very rarely wear 2 inch lifts... all I can say is- yes lifts are addictive but try not to get addicted to lifts that are 2 inches or larger because theyre just not practical for everyday use in my experience... maybe for a night out, but not every day, especially if the lifts are hard and of poor quality... youre also more likely to get caught out with larger lifts... which may or may not concern you... Anyway enjoy!

P.r. (formerly p.g.)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on July 28, 2008, 11:39:55 PM
Hmm I got my *cough* lifts today.  After being indifferent - or maybe ambivalent - about them for so long, that suddenly changed when the secretary brought over a couple of parcels for me, one of which I knew contained the aforementioned articles of, ahem, footwear accessory. 

Hehe! That's a classic lift experience.

I'm looking forward to hearing about more of your exploits - and the inevitable time when you realise that lifts are deadly, like when you go to someone's house and you have to take off your shoes, or when you're checking a girl and you take your shoes off and she goes all screw-faced because she wonders how you suddenly got shorter :)

Rule Number 1 for lifts: Make sure the chick takes off her heels before you take off yours ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: osteo on July 29, 2008, 03:50:39 AM
JJ - I know what you mean when you fear wearing lifts may be addictive.  Years ago, I used to put insoles into a pair of hiking shoes (I think only 1.5" insoles) and I loved wearing them around.  Especially b/c I was living in a house with a couple of guys who were around 5'10" and I was almost eye-level with them...I remembered not being ashamed to stand around during a house party b/c of the extra height.  It was such a euphoric feeling.  But then I had to face reality everytime I took them off - so I just did what I did w/ smoking...quit cold-turkey.  So, now for me, it's LL or nothing.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goman on July 30, 2008, 03:30:28 PM
I wish I could give you a high "20" for quitting cold turkey, Osteo.  (yes, that's fingers and toes)

I also wish I could explain what it's like to go from 1 cm insoles to 14+ cm leg extensions!!  Visiting childhood places is unreal--like I'm able to see the secrets of many things hidden from my view back then.   :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: osteo on July 31, 2008, 02:36:10 AM
I wish I could give you a high "20" for quitting cold turkey, Osteo.  (yes, that's fingers and toes)

I also wish I could explain what it's like to go from 1 cm insoles to 14+ cm leg extensions!!  Visiting childhood places is unreal--like I'm able to see the secrets of many things hidden from my view back then.   :)

I envy you


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goman on July 31, 2008, 04:45:38 PM
I envy you


Thanks, Osteo.  It was very difficult work.  At one point I put plastic jars in my hiking boots to try and lift myself as high as I could.   ;D  But just to test.

I pat myself on the back sometimes knowing I've spent about 10% of my life for LL, and that it has been the biggest of physical and mental challenges.


Title: 10mm
Post by: jj on August 07, 2008, 08:48:53 PM
Well, I started wearing some kind of what I guess is a lift of sorts on Monday (today is Thursday).
The 'lift' is actually one (the smaller) part of a two-part lift that I bought on ebay.  It is only about 1cm, maybe 12mm thick, and 10cm long, being the 'extender'
to the main lift which is probably about 2.5-3cm.
So, what has it been like with 10mm in my shoes?
Well, rather depressingly, it has made a massive, I repeat, massive difference.
I am so absolutely f**king (sorry) depressed that 10 f**king (sorry again) mm can make so much difference.
I am more confident talking to girls, to guys; my goodness. I already have noticed girls looking at me more.
If I'd known that such a small amount could make such a large difference I think I would have had LL years ago.
I really can't believe how different it feels just to be 10mm taller. 
In case you're wondering, I'm approx 172 barefoot.



Title: Re: 10mm
Post by: MMTA on August 07, 2008, 10:29:38 PM
Well, rather depressingly, it has made a massive, I repeat, massive difference.
I am so absolutely f**king (sorry) depressed that 10 f**king (sorry again) mm can make so much difference.
I am more confident talking to girls, to guys; my goodness. I already have noticed girls looking at me more.
If I'd known that such a small amount could make such a large difference I think I would have had LL years ago.
I really can't believe how different it feels just to be 10mm taller. 
In case you're wondering, I'm approx 172 barefoot.

Don't think of it as depressing - it's simply highlighting how much having LL is going to make your more confident and happy... Trust me, I was 173cm and now I'm 180cm and every time I walk into a bar I'm still grinning like an idiot :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jj on August 08, 2008, 10:59:41 PM
Thanks MMT, I guess that's one way of looking at it. I can absolutely imagine that I would be the same if I were in you (unlifted) shoes  :)

Was it you who had LL done when he was 36? 



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 09, 2008, 03:51:20 PM
Thanks MMT, I guess that's one way of looking at it. I can absolutely imagine that I would be the same if I were in you (unlifted) shoes  :)

Was it you who had LL done when he was 36? 

Yes. I was 37 by the time I had my rods out!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jj on August 09, 2008, 06:06:16 PM
Yes. I was 37 by the time I had my rods out!

You are my inspiration!   :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jj on August 09, 2008, 06:07:54 PM
Actually I would never have even considered Beijing until I read your diary.  I discounted going to China
as madness years ago when I read about it on randomhero's board, but I wish now that I hadn't been so hasty.
Could've done it years ago as it's so much cheaper.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jay_em on August 15, 2008, 12:08:05 PM
I'm just about to buy a pair of lifts.

Did others around you notice when you began wearing them?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 15, 2008, 05:39:45 PM
I'm just about to buy a pair of lifts.

Did others around you notice when you began wearing them?

It depends how high you go... They will CERTAINLY notice when you have to take your shoes off. The first time that happens to you, you'll be ready for LL ;)

Whether it is the gym, someone's house or just for fun, the first time you get busted you'll swear never to do it again :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Black_Star on August 18, 2008, 09:23:38 AM
Quote
It depends how high you go... They will CERTAINLY notice when you have to take your shoes off. The first time that happens to you, you'll be ready for LL

Whether it is the gym, someone's house or just for fun, the first time you get busted you'll swear never to do it again

I am about to get inserts myself and, after reading everyone's posts, I'm a little scared (not of LL but of the lifts themselves). Right now I'm nowhere near a position to get LL because I am 21 with very little job experience and just an AA (2-yr college degree for you non-Americans). I'm worried that by the time I am ready for LL, I will be unable to get it because of my career and/or possibly familial commitments. What is the typical reaction of people when they find out you are shorter than you appear and how does it affect their (friends, family, girlfriend/boyfriend's, coworker's) attitudes toward you? And how do most of you pay for such a surgery?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: LuckyNet on August 18, 2008, 05:20:41 PM
I was wearing 2" lifts since two years until my LL surgery, it was great at the beginning I gain more confident in my self, but afterward I've been busted several times without lifts in gym, friends house, and my house when some friends decided to surprise you, then I saw the ? in people face, they don't have to say it. This was the breaking point, where I have decided to do something about it and find something permanently.

To be honest I hated how the few inches can make the people look to you. Why? :'(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lenny on August 29, 2008, 02:28:36 AM
I around 5' 9 1/2" and started wearing lifts 4 or 5 years ago.  They make me around 6".

I never used to care about height at all.  I don't know how I suddenly became obsessed with it.  Now, I won't go anywhere without wearing lifts  :(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 30, 2008, 10:34:59 PM
I around 5' 9 1/2" and started wearing lifts 4 or 5 years ago.  They make me around 6".

I never used to care about height at all.  I don't know how I suddenly became obsessed with it.  Now, I won't go anywhere without wearing lifts  :(

Lifts are addictive - people who get them will almost certainly go on to consider LL because of the realisation that a few inches makes a BIG difference :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lenny on August 30, 2008, 10:42:50 PM
Lifts are addictive - people who get them will almost certainly go on to consider LL because of the realisation that a few inches makes a BIG difference :)
You're right.  I wish I'd never started wearing them  :(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: northstar on September 07, 2008, 10:14:34 PM
I have been wearing lifts for a while, almost one year. To be honest, I really hate these lifts. They keep making me feel somewhat uncomfortable  :'(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 07, 2008, 10:15:48 PM
I have been wearing lifts for a while, almost one year. To be honest, I really hate these lifts. They keep making me feel somewhat uncomfortable  :'(

Lifts are the starter - Leg Lengthening is the main course! ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on September 07, 2008, 11:18:44 PM
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 08, 2008, 07:39:01 AM
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.

Lifts are like Kryptonite :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lenny on September 12, 2008, 01:09:02 PM
Lifts are like Kryptonite :)
MMT, are you wearing lifts again?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 12, 2008, 01:56:26 PM
MMT, are you wearing lifts again?

No! Why on earth would I need to?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lenny on September 17, 2008, 08:36:29 AM
No! Why on earth would I need to?
I  don't know.  Maybe because you are thinking about going for another couple of inches and wanted to see what it felt like.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 17, 2008, 09:38:22 PM
I  don't know.  Maybe because you are thinking about going for another couple of inches and wanted to see what it felt like.

Oh, no. Lifts are not really useful past a certain height, but I've certainly stood on tip-toes :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MookieBlaylock on September 19, 2008, 10:22:13 PM
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.

LOL I totally feel you... I hate removing my man-heels in a public setting...



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MookieBlaylock on September 19, 2008, 10:32:52 PM
Oh to answer the thread,

 Yep, I've gone through lifts, or more specifically "height-increasing shoes" augmented with some modest lifts. Since most of the shoes are crappy made-in-chinas, they're falling apart something fierce. It's always something--the heels move around, the shoes stretch out, the insoles tear up. I tried putting super glue to stabilise the heels, and put some lambs wool in the toe box. I've replaced the insoles with Dr. Scholl's. It's become an absurd amalgam of shoe renovations. And the shoes never feel the same after each wear.

 Yeah, I f**king hate these things.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on September 25, 2008, 09:58:22 PM
Ya, had been wearing it for almost a year now. i'm 21 at the moment and turning 22 soon. I did many things like yoga and stretching exercises to increase my height. however, when i don't have the time for the exercises, my height would revert back to normal ><
that's why i had made up my mind to undergo LL sometime next year. I am currently around 5'3 bare feeted and i'm greatly not satisfied with this height.. i guess putting me to 5'6 is good enough as i'm an asian. Therefore, i still gotta live w/ my 1.3-4" lifts until i get my LL done next year. i'm opting for 8cm in the tibia just like Jack0life =)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on September 25, 2008, 10:56:53 PM
Ya, had been wearing it for almost a year now. i'm 21 at the moment and turning 22 soon. I did many things like yoga and stretching exercises to increase my height. however, when i don't have the time for the exercises, my height would revert back to normal ><
that's why i had made up my mind to undergo LL sometime next year. I am currently around 5'3 bare feeted and i'm greatly not satisfied with this height.. i guess putting me to 5'6 is good enough as i'm an asian. Therefore, i still gotta live w/ my 1.3-4" lifts until i get my LL done next year. i'm opting for 8cm in the tibia just like Jack0life =)

Welcome and good luck :)

MMT


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on September 25, 2008, 11:37:15 PM
Greetings MMT!~ i read about your diary and was glad that you're back to 100% now. it probably made you feel so much more confident after your surgery as you're 180cm now!! That was my dream height but i think i could only reach 5'6 realistically..its still good enuff as i'm an asian guy and many asian guys are around this height =). I just always wanted to be avg and not like super tall. for an asian guy, anything above 5'8.5 is considered tall. So i'm ok w/ my new height as long as my proportion are looking better :D. Right now, my legs are very short, so lengthening my tibia will make me way more proportionate. i really can't wait til i'm done school now. very excited indeed =)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: pawpaw on October 02, 2008, 08:18:47 AM
lifts..
i never really thought abt them...
i always wear slippers
and on presentation days i wear my dress shoes
i did not buy lifts
its just that the heel of my rockport shoes is like 2inches :o maybe around there , i dun wear them offen . like 10 times a year?
so i stood abt 1.775 with those shoes
it felt wunderbar , it felt great
i feel like i am infused with new found confidence
girls were commenting that how the hell i grew overnight
i told them i was all in the shoes, still i feel confident

they treat me with more respect even though they know my height is frm those rockport shoes

i think more height= confidence= more attractive to girls

after realising wat 2 inches can make a difference
i now going to try to be even more active,
i gonna try to grow another inch
and then i will lengthen at most 3inches
volia i will be 183^^ lol


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Treow on October 02, 2008, 08:55:23 AM
I never wore lifts . . . never even considered them. In fact, I wear Sperry Top-siders most of the time, flat boat shoes, basically. I have like three different pairs. Is this strange for someone who is planning LL in early 2009? I always thought lifts looked as uncomfortable as they looked weird. I can’t imagine women dig them much either . . . seeing your lifts pop out of your two-inch Kenneth Coles at some Japanese/Korean restaurant.
Losing three inches in three seconds flat . . .
I suppose short people had it made in the 70's, with the platform disco shoes. In the old black and white flicks, Frankenstein always wore platform shoes, strutting around two centuries ahead of his time. Frankenstein would have fared better in the twenty-first century, would have probably had CLL to reduce his height.
Oops! I drifted off topic as usual. Anyway, that’s all I have to say about flats . . . and lifts for that matter. The bottom line: it sucks living in a world designed for six footers, so it’s off to the bone breaker I go.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 08, 2008, 12:50:04 AM
Its scary when i measure my height after a long day.. i stopped doing yoga btw and my height is around 158.3cm at night, supposed to be 160cm before.. i actually got shorter over the years!!! =/


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 08, 2008, 12:51:05 AM
when i do yoga, my height was around 161-161.5cm at night. it makes a big difference. i was just doing the yoga sessions for a month and got those results.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lenny on October 08, 2008, 03:21:23 AM
I always thought lifts looked as uncomfortable as they looked weird. I can’t imagine women dig them much either . . . seeing your lifts pop out of your two-inch Kenneth Coles at some Japanese/Korean restaurant.
Losing three inches in three seconds flat . . .
what are you talking about, they don't just "pop out". 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bobslob on October 13, 2008, 12:39:49 AM
I've considered it, and I wear orthodics as it is, but the whole special shoe contraption and arthritis-inducing angle at which you have to stand makes me think it isnt worth it. Plus, once you have to take your shoes off inside a house, your secret is revealed.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on October 13, 2008, 01:14:55 AM
I havent left my house to go somewhere in public without lifts in my shoes in over a year. Everyone my age where I live is way taller than me and it feels horrible. Even with my lifts in, I still feel short sometimes. I cant imagine how people shorter than me deal with it.

Lifts are addictive - people who get them will almost certainly go on to consider LL because of the realisation that a few inches makes a BIG difference :)

Yes they are.

I around 5' 9 1/2" and started wearing lifts 4 or 5 years ago.  They make me around 6".

I never used to care about height at all.  I don't know how I suddenly became obsessed with it.  Now, I won't go anywhere without wearing lifts  :(

Yea, its kind of crazy how all of a sudden in your life the issue of "height" can almost consume you.

It depends how high you go... They will CERTAINLY notice when you have to take your shoes off. The first time that happens to you, you'll be ready for LL ;)

Whether it is the gym, someone's house or just for fun, the first time you get busted you'll swear never to do it again :)

Yea that happened to me a few months ago. It was me and about 20 other guys in my friends basement watching football, and I was the only one who kept their shoes on before they went downstairs (because I had lifts in). The house owner got kind of mad and forced me to take them off, so I ran to the bathroom and took my lifts out, and than took my shoes off while I was sitting on the couch. Than we all had to stand up and I felt so "exposed." It was one of the worst feelings Ive ever had and ever since then I have been dedicated to LL.

Yeah, I f**king hate these things.

Me too... I am so sick of wearing them and I cant wait until I dont need to.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MedStudent on October 13, 2008, 03:22:10 AM
"Even with my lifts in, I still feel short sometimes. "
are u kiddin me, ur 5'9 1/2 and even when u wear lifts u feel short....how can u not be satisified at 6' !??


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on October 13, 2008, 07:27:31 PM
"Even with my lifts in, I still feel short sometimes. "
are u kiddin me, ur 5'9 1/2 and even when u wear lifts u feel short....how can u not be satisified at 6' !??

Psychological issues is the answer ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 17, 2008, 09:18:37 PM
the best thing after LL is throw away your lifts. Never put them back on cause you'll want more and more height. this might be the mental cause that is pushing Jack on his 2nd operation as he kept comparing his height w/ soles to his future height (if he will opt for a 2nd LL operation).
In my case, i sometimes wear more lifts or less depending on where i'll go that day. But i can strongly suggest that wearing more is not necessarily better. Its like after i wear the most i could wear, i will see a new sets of people to compare my height to. Well i can't really say comparing it with very tall guys, but with taller girls! Everytime i see a taller asian girl after my lifts were on, i feel the need to do a 2nd operation eventhough i haven't done the 1st one. it's a sad trend because girls are getting taller and taller and we as guys do not like that.
I think when i finish doing 8cm (after surgery height, not lengthening), i'll be around 168-169cm. That'll be around 5'7 and i'll be very satisfy. I just hope there ain't alot of taller asian girls that is around my height anymore. Sure you'll see 1 or 2 once in awhile but its very depressing when you see a cute girl that is taller than you. I am asian myself and so far most taller asian girls are around 5'5. I just wanna be taller than most taller asian girls and i'll be satisfied and 5'7 seemed like a good number for me. =)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on October 18, 2008, 03:26:55 AM
the best thing after LL is throw away your lifts. Never put them back on cause you'll want more and more height. this might be the mental cause that is pushing Jack on his 2nd operation as he kept comparing his height w/ soles to his future height (if he will opt for a 2nd LL operation).
In my case, i sometimes wear more lifts or less depending on where i'll go that day. But i can strongly suggest that wearing more is not necessarily better. Its like after i wear the most i could wear, i will see a new sets of people to compare my height to. Well i can't really say comparing it with very tall guys, but with taller girls! Everytime i see a taller asian girl after my lifts were on, i feel the need to do a 2nd operation eventhough i haven't done the 1st one. it's a sad trend because girls are getting taller and taller and we as guys do not like that.
I think when i finish doing 8cm (after surgery height, not lengthening), i'll be around 168-169cm. That'll be around 5'7 and i'll be very satisfy. I just hope there ain't alot of taller asian girls that is around my height anymore. Sure you'll see 1 or 2 once in awhile but its very depressing when you see a cute girl that is taller than you. I am asian myself and so far most taller asian girls are around 5'5. I just wanna be taller than most taller asian girls and i'll be satisfied and 5'7 seemed like a good number for me. =)

Yeah, you're right.
I love my height when I go out with small lifts to give me ~172cm.
It would be my true height if I do femurs which is why femurs keep playing in my head.
I honestly don't know if I can get rid of it if I don't go for the 2nd LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Summer2008 on October 18, 2008, 05:29:07 AM
Yeah, you're right.
I love my height when I go out with small lifts to give me ~172cm.
It would be my true height if I do femurs which is why femurs keep playing in my head.
I honestly don't know if I can get rid of it if I don't go for the 2nd LL.

Would you consider wearing lifts after a second LL?  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Treow on October 18, 2008, 05:39:34 AM
Just a passing thought—

Generally speaking, South Koreas are a whole lot taller than the Japanese. I should have stayed in Fukuoka— felt ‘semi-normal’ there. I just got back from Starbucks downstairs, found myself standing shoulder to shoulder with most of the girls—raven-haired model types, the lot of them. Seoulites are actually quite tall. I felt like the average girl downstairs was my height, 164 cm. Though most were sporting heels— Koreans love their high heels. The heels actually lift them over me, which only makes it worse. I wear Sperry Top-siders, flat boat shoes. I just can’t wear lifts or those thick clunky-looking Frankenstein boots. I’m too self-conscious. I mean, everyone downstairs know how tall I am. I’m one of the few white guys that frequents the place. I mean, who would I be fooling— myself?

But maybe lifts are no different than heels. They’re nothing more than an easy way of enhancing your visual field. The western world was scaled for that of a six-foot man: chairs, tables, couches, countertops, cars, motorcycles, the whole shebang. There’s no denying it. It’s a simple, overlooked fact.

My girl-friend is my height, but towers over me most of the time with her high heel shoes. She doesn’t care about height, believe it or not, doesn’t even know what heightism is probably. She says it’s personality that matters. Height is a passing phase, for girls in their 20’s. When they trip over the 30 LINE, their perception on mates change. They adapt, evolve— Darwin. In the end, they just want someone they trust and feel comfortable with. I guess after chasing six-footer playboys around for ten years wears them down in the end. There aren’t many singe white tall guys in Seoul. They usually get scooped up by the high heel princesses in Apgujeong or Gangnam. Though my tall American buddy just got the boot last month— ironically because of the ‘other’ women.

My girl-friend actually freaked out on me two weeks ago, after I told her about LL. She’s like, “What the [expletive]!? You have issues with your height!? I would never of guessed!?” I’m like, “Yep, but thank god it’s TREATABLE.”

For me, in the past, admitting to have height issues was synonymous with grazers on the Serengeti. The big lions up on the hilltop, looking for that one grazer with a limp. I had to appear strong with my friends, especially with my old fraternity brothers. My height was really never an issue with my buddies, though. It was always an issue with women— maybe not in the beginning or the middle, but always in the end. Height, or lack thereof, always came back to haunt me.

Back to lifts— what’s the best brand name out there? Maybe I should give them a try. But come to think of it, maybe I shouldn’t.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on October 18, 2008, 07:28:23 AM
Would you consider wearing lifts after a second LL?  ;D

Good question.
Hard to say really.
I did go from about 3" down to 2" now after the first LL.
And I only wear them when I go to special events like parties, bar, etc...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 19, 2008, 02:22:47 AM
Well i can imagine me being at around 170cm with shoes. I would be taller than 100% of my female friends and a bit above average for my guy friends. I had always been thinking what jack had thought, like why not get the most out of what you can get right? I really think i should burn away my lifts after my 1st operation. Jack, do you think at 169cm, i would be satisfy? I know if i do some yoga, i could get exactly to 170cm and with proper shoes, i am looking around 172cm with just one operation. sounds convincing to me  ;D
I guess i can't get away with one 8cm tibia LL operation! am looking forward to it in October 2008.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on October 20, 2008, 01:56:24 AM
Don't get me wrong.
I'm satisfy with my height now.
My point is that I have the mean to get taller now as in zero obstacle, so why not.
2-3 yrs from now, I might have a new career, have a GF or even married.
Once that happenned, I can forget LL.
Pretty sure you will be more than happy with 169cm.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 20, 2008, 08:18:52 PM
jack, how does it feel to be a short but good looking guy? I always thought if i wasn't good looking, i will not care about any of my physical appearances especially my height. After I put some lifts on, i start getting flirts from girls around me. (ya even my closer female friends started hitting up on me). Then i had this sense of insecure about my shoes and how i will need to take them off when i enter my friend's house.
Fortunately, i discovered www.makemetaller.org and this really changed my perspectives of life! I know I can still have at least 1.5inches taller than my lifted height. With just 1.5 inches and w/ proper shoes, i'm getting tons of attention from the opposite sex and i'm only around 5'4.5-5'5.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on October 21, 2008, 05:41:18 AM
Haha....the only time I felt good looking was when I was in VN.
Girls would straight out tell me I was good looking but I think its because I'm a foreigner more than anything.
Always been around Americans all my life so non-Asian females usually aren't attract to Asian males.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on October 21, 2008, 10:54:24 AM
Dude, you're a super-handsome chap, and don't you forget it!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on October 22, 2008, 03:14:09 AM
Well I used to only care about how asian girls look at me but lately, i'm more interested in girls of other ethnicity. I am small part portugese therefore i wouldn't mind having a portugese girl admiring me at times. It's just nice when you are taller and people actually notice you around. Especially if they see other good traits with you where they can never see before you gained the few inches.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: sticklit on October 31, 2008, 02:54:47 PM
what are lifts exactly ??? i wear gel insoles in my trainers because flat shoes really hurt when i wear them probally cause' im so used to boots!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on October 31, 2008, 03:40:37 PM
what are lifts exactly ??? i wear gel insoles in my trainers because flat shoes really hurt when i wear them probally cause' im so used to boots!

They are shoe inserts designed to increase your height by an inch or more to give the illusion of greater height :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on November 05, 2008, 03:42:43 AM
these stuff can be addictive. I recommend you wear anything that is between 1 inch - 1.5 inches. Once you used them, you'll never step out the door w/o them. =/


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: sticklit on November 06, 2008, 12:33:11 PM
They are shoe inserts designed to increase your height by an inch or more to give the illusion of greater height :)

ah, i see like very thick insoles


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on November 06, 2008, 01:46:46 PM
ah, i see like very thick insoles

More like a heel within a heel - normally they just sit at the back of the shoe:

(http://host2.clickandbuild.com/cnb/shop/shoe-inserts?imageID=59&op=imgLib-viewImage)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: user-x on November 13, 2008, 01:51:39 PM
these stuff can be addictive. I recommend you wear anything that is between 1 inch - 1.5 inches. Once you used them, you'll never step out the door w/o them. =/

Hello all
 
Most I ever did was to wear two pair of socks lol But er I don't think that makes any noticable difference haha.

Like what Bon said above, the problem is I'm afraid once you get used to them, then it becomes practically impossible to go outside without...And if lifts were really all it tooks, none of us would go through or would be considering LL...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: scormus on November 15, 2008, 06:49:49 AM
165 cm and wear lifts to look 170 cm (shoes actually add 7 cm total but normal shoes add 2 cm so I count only the 5 marginal cm)

It definitely makes a difference and I plan to slowly reintroduce the lifts after LL so that I am 171-172 cm in bare feet and an apparent 176-177 cm with the lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: nomorelifts on November 21, 2008, 03:35:56 AM
Hi guys. As my handle reveals, I am a "lifter".

I am 173 cm, with a wingspan of 185 cm and a broad and thick torso. I discovered lifts in 2006, and have been 2 inches "taller" ever since. The added height that lifts gives is psychologically addictive and eventually I found myself relying on it too much. I wanted a permanent solution and will be undergoing tibia LATN in Beijing in January 2009.

I look forward to contributing to this community in future and helping with any questions as best I can.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tbone on November 27, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.
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What????

You have to take your lifts off when you fly, why???

Because of security?

I am flying away to London with my fianc'ee over the weekend, I wouldn't want her to see.

Please, someone tell me this is not true!!!!

/Tbone


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on November 27, 2008, 11:19:07 PM
You don't always have to, but can definitely be told to take them off sometimes for security reasons. I got lucky in that I was never asked to take my shoes off during the two years I wore lifts, but don't count on it. Have a story ready, or better yet, explain the situation to the girl. She's your Fiancée man she's got to know a few things about you!  :)



 
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.
[/quot

What????

You have to take your lifts off when you fly, why???

Because of security?

I am flying away to London with my fianc'ee over the weekend, I wouldn't want her to see.

Please, someone tell me this is not true!!!!

/Tbone



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: nomorelifts on November 28, 2008, 02:56:11 AM
You see... now im going to the airport so I have to remove my lifts so for the next 24 hours im going to feel like a short arse. Damn.

Pr.
[/quot

What????

You have to take your lifts off when you fly, why???

Because of security?

I am flying away to London with my fianc'ee over the weekend, I wouldn't want her to see.

Please, someone tell me this is not true!!!!

/Tbone


I know how it feels dude.

During summer '08, when I left London Heathrow airport, everyone was required to place their footwear in a scanner before entering the departure hall. This happened before the baggage check (which takes place later, immediately prior to boarding) and was only required for departures, not arrivals.

This reinforced my desire to undergo LL. On a side note, do you plan to tell your fiancee about your height support? I'd imagine she'd come to know eventually.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on November 28, 2008, 03:03:53 AM
If you get caught wearing lifts you better just own up, because I cant think of a good reason why youd have lifts in your shoes. Luckily ive never been caught but I always take them out when going to airports etc. Ive gotten quite good at concealing them over the two years ive been wearing lifts. I only a one inch lift so its not really noticable to the extent people comment on my height when they see me wearing sandals. Personally tho' I cant wait to get rid!

pr  :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on November 28, 2008, 05:06:02 AM
This is news to some people ??
IN the US, we were usuallly required to take the shoes off since 9/11.
Then ever since the dude tried to light his bomb shoes on the plane, we are definately required to take the shoes off.

I almost got caught once.
Going through the metal detectors at a Washington museum, I wore boots with lifts and the detector went off.
The guy kept looking at my shoes and I thought he was going to ask me to take them off.
I was with friends and that would have been mebrassing as hell.
Ever since that incident, when I see metal detectors, I take my lifts out in case I need to take the shoes off.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: nomorelifts on November 28, 2008, 05:11:11 AM
This is news to some people ??
IN the US, we were usuallly required to take the shoes off since 9/11.
Then ever since the dude tried to light his bomb shoes on the plane, we are definately required to take the shoes off.

Yes it is. Most places I've been to (Asia mainly) don't require one to take their shoes off. I was aware that this happens in the US but wasn't sure about UK or Europe. But yeah it's definitely warranted due to current events. Best to just pack the lifts when flying. Or seek a permanent solution (LL).


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tbone on November 28, 2008, 05:57:05 AM
Thanks för telling me, but I think I just have to take my chances, hoping I won't have to take them off.

The thing is: my fiancee knows about me doing LL but she doesn't know about the lifts (I think?)

I will be doing LL in January next year, so the lifts are to make the surrounding used to my new height.

The lifts gives me approximately an extra 6,5 cm and it doesn't look strange.  I am wearing elevator shoes + a lose 1 inch sole.

Everyone here is right, lifts are a curse. Once you start wearing them, you're stuck!

I hate them!

/Tbone   


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: knightfall on November 28, 2008, 07:49:55 AM
I have no idea you guys manage to hide lifts for so long.

Don't you hang at peoples houses barefoot? When you go to beach?  I don't think you can play sport with lifts either?

Those reasons why I have never considered lifts at all.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: nomorelifts on November 29, 2008, 03:35:18 AM
I have no idea you guys manage to hide lifts for so long.

Don't you hang at peoples houses barefoot? When you go to beach?  I don't think you can play sport with lifts either?

Those reasons why I have never considered lifts at all.

It depends on the company. With my close friends whom I've known for 10 over years, I never use lifts. These are the same friends I play sports with, hang around at houses, etc. I only use lifts at work and on occassions i know there's a remote chance I might have to remove my shoes, I leave the lifts at home. That way there won't be an immediate discrepancy in height whenever I remove my shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on November 29, 2008, 06:03:09 AM
You guys will be surprised how many people know you are wearing lifts.
I mean, how do you know that they don't know ???
Its not like they will just come out and tell you cause they know its an embaressing subject.
I know some of my friends knew but they just didn't say anything to me.
My sister knew because one time my mom talked about how taller I am and she just blur out that its because of my shoes.
I'd bet more people knew but just didn't say anything.

Counter-strike talked about how hes been able to hide his lfts from his wife all these years but after telling her his plan to do LL, she told him she already knew.
I find it hard that your fiance doesn't know.
I'd be willing to wager that when you do decide to tell her, she already knew.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tbone on November 29, 2008, 07:33:11 AM
You guys will be surprised how many people know you are wearing lifts.
I mean, how do you know that they don't know ???
Its not like they will just come out and tell you cause they know its an embaressing subject.
I know some of my friends knew but they just didn't say anything to me.
My sister knew because one time my mom talked about how taller I am and she just blur out that its because of my shoes.
I'd bet more people knew but just didn't say anything.

Counter-strike talked about how hes been able to hide his lfts from his wife all th
ese years but after telling her his plan to do LL, she told him she already knew.
I find it hard that your fiance doesn't know.

Maybe you are right, she already knows. I haven't been wearing the lifts for that long, so I don't feel like I have got over the embaressment stage yet, not even with my fiancee.

However, tomorrow We will go to London for a couple of Days. I will give you guys a full report on the airport issue. Will I be able to sneak through or will I end up in total humiliation and embaressment?

To be continued....

/Tbone     
I'd be willing to wager that when you do decide to tell her, she already knew.




Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on November 29, 2008, 08:49:28 AM
ya one time i took a girl home and she knew it right away and commented on my pair of shoes being "weird" and "unnatural". lol
so after that time, she never find me and i was forced to do intense research on LL and that changed my perspective on life thereafter.   ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Swift on November 29, 2008, 11:24:06 AM
I've been wearing lifts for nigh on 20 yrs now on and off and nobody ever mentioned anything to me and I have had 2/3 long term relationships in this time! However deep down I reckon that it was common knowledge -just a gut feeling  ;)as I have always had to wear boots and took socks in or turn the boots on their side when entering friends houses and pray no one will pick them up!etc etc.

Until I found this site I thought that the amount of people wearing lifts was minuscule has 90% of guy's never bothered about their hts IE my bro is about 5' 5" shorter than me and he wears really flat shoes withno ht advantage at all!!.

As my business is shoe manufacture (i have my own factory in chennai India and am a shoe designer by profession) I have been reading and thinking about what has been said re this subject and in particular jacko life's posts etc which are always very informative.

I have been thinking wether it is possible for me to design a shoe whereby the heel lift would be actually concealed within a cavity in a say 1-2 inch heel . The lift could then be raised and lowered in and out of the heel as required , this would then alleviate the problems of having the lifts visible to the naked eye when they are removed. Reebok made an inflatable lining in a basketball shoe some yrs ago ??- an inflatable heel lift maybe??

Are their any thoughts out their on this ??? and has anyone any idea what the potential market size would be for this idea as considerable investment would be required to develop such a product.











Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on November 29, 2008, 11:53:35 AM
You guys will be surprised how many people know you are wearing lifts.
I mean, how do you know that they don't know ???
Its not like they will just come out and tell you cause they know its an embaressing subject.
I know some of my friends knew but they just didn't say anything to me.
My sister knew because one time my mom talked about how taller I am and she just blur out that its because of my shoes.
I'd bet more people knew but just didn't say anything.

Counter-strike talked about how hes been able to hide his lfts from his wife all these years but after telling her his plan to do LL, she told him she already knew.
I find it hard that your fiance doesn't know.
I'd be willing to wager that when you do decide to tell her, she already knew.



I agree! I have a gut feeling that my parents know and my sister.. im pretty sure my brother doesnt know otherwise I would of heard from him big time. When I take off my shoes I usualy place them underneath a table or put them in a bag so that theyre not too exposed or obviously keep them in my room out of sight... pretty sad really but Im not hurting anyone.

That reminds me... I need a new pair of lifts with all this walking ive been doing lately.. Ive started wearing lifts to the gym nowadays.. which Ive never done before - ever! but I wore them once to the gym because I went with a hot girl and now Im kinda stuck wearing them (but I take them out when I go for a long run).

Pr.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on November 29, 2008, 10:34:11 PM
people should invent a lift where you can stuff it into your socks and it should be shaped similar to the heels of your foot.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on November 30, 2008, 06:58:22 AM
I've been wearing lifts for nigh on 20 yrs now on and off and nobody ever mentioned anything to me and I have had 2/3 long term relationships in this time! However deep down I reckon that it was common knowledge -just a gut feeling  ;)as I have always had to wear boots and took socks in or turn the boots on their side when entering friends houses and pray no one will pick them up!etc etc.

Until I found this site I thought that the amount of people wearing lifts was minuscule has 90% of guy's never bothered about their hts IE my bro is about 5' 5" shorter than me and he wears really flat shoes withno ht advantage at all!!.

As my business is shoe manufacture (i have my own factory in chennai India and am a shoe designer by profession) I have been reading and thinking about what has been said re this subject and in particular jacko life's posts etc which are always very informative.

I have been thinking wether it is possible for me to design a shoe whereby the heel lift would be actually concealed within a cavity in a say 1-2 inch heel . The lift could then be raised and lowered in and out of the heel as required , this would then alleviate the problems of having the lifts visible to the naked eye when they are removed. Reebok made an inflatable lining in a basketball shoe some yrs ago ??- an inflatable heel lift maybe??

Are their any thoughts out their on this ??? and has anyone any idea what the potential market size would be for this idea as considerable investment would be required to develop such a product.


Man, inflatable lifts...that would be the best thing ever.
Deflate the lifts if you know you are taking your shoes off.
You might have something there....make one and I'll test it out for you   ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on November 30, 2008, 07:37:21 AM
I feel like a fake a$$ hole when I wear my lifts, which is almost always. But I feel short and kind of insecure without them, so its a lose/lose situation. LL is the only answer  :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tbone on December 03, 2008, 12:18:39 AM


Hi there people!

I am back home now from London. I had a great time there with my fiancee.

Maybe, just maybe, someone wonders what happened at the airport,was he totally humiliated or did he actually slip through without having to take the lifts off?

You really want to know?

Ok, here it is....

On the way to London, there was no need to take shoes off. I was so nervous before and I was so happy afterwards that I didn´t have to reveal my secret involuntarily.

However, on the way back I was shocked to see the people in front of me taking their shoes off at the securitycontrol. Luckily, I managed to slip out of my lifts without much notice. It was not much to it really.

My biggest problem with this whole airport thing is not that I would stand shorter than my fiancee without my lifts (I am actually a little bit talller than her) My biggest problem would be for her having to see my shoes in front of others in public.

I hate these shoes, and still I wear them.

I am not sure I will throw them away after LL. I might keep them, although I won´t need to be lifted more than 3-4 cm maximum. Today the shoes lift me approximately 6,5 cm.

My dream is to gain enough length so that I would be 180 cm. Realistically I think I will end up a couple of cm less than that, and that´s why I think I will keep wearing lifts after LL.

The future will tell.

Over and out

/Tbone





Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jamesB on December 19, 2008, 11:25:50 PM
Hi people, Its so good to know that Im not alone and that other people also wear lifts, I never thought that there would be so many people who infact do. Im only 1.66m tall. Ive been wearing lifts since I was 17, Im now 23.

I have enough money for LL but I know If I go for it, my company may fall during my absence. I hear 6cm of lengthning can be done in just 3 months and then you can leave the hospital. Does anybody know if this is true?

I didnt consider LL seriously until recently. I had a very embaressing episode outside a nightclub, I thought I'd share this with you guys, it may help you to avoid going through the same thing.
I went to a Nightclub with one of my close friends and the bouncer began searching us and when he got to my ankles he started running his hands around my shoe area and he started feeling my lifts- This is is the first time it has ever happened. He then asked "what is this?" and he asked me to remove my shoes infront of a line of people behind me, I didnt know what to do. My heart started racing and I felt nauseas at the thought that everyone would see my lifts and the embaressment I would suffer. i quickly whispered in his ear that it is to increase height but he didnt seem to understand, I then just tried to walk away but he demanded I remove my shoes, after much arguing infront of everyone he let me go and I ran back to my car and drove home, During the trip home I made a decision. I had to have LL or I could not go on and live my life to the fullest. I would always have to worry about my lifts being revealed. Ive been dating a girl for 3 years, even without my lifts I am still taller than her, but whenever I am around her I have got to wear my lifts, She is extremely beautiful and I'm afraid if she sees my real height she may dump me. Anyway guys sorry for such a long post. just good to know I can share this with people who can somewhat understand what it is like. God bless and I wish all of you could be the height you truely want to be. Nobody understands the pain of being short but us.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on December 19, 2008, 11:34:14 PM
What a story. Anyone who's worn lifts for a while can relate. I'm glad that you at least didn't have to face the embarrassment of taking them off in front of everybody.

Regarding taking 3 months off. Don't count on it as you REALLY can't predict how much this process will take, and small complications that add to the recovery time aren't uncommon. You need to be able to allocate plenty of time for this. Make sure your company is taken care off before undergoing the surgery.

By the way, how much increase do the lifts you use give you?

Good luck with everything!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jamesB on December 20, 2008, 11:38:23 AM
 Thanks 12345. Yeah I was relieved i didnt have to remove them, in this town news spreads like wildfire, so the whole city would have got to know.
The lifts I wear give me an extra 5 cm plus my shoes give me about another 4cm so with the lifts and shoes I am about 175cm. I cant wait for the day I can just throw them away. Their is so many things thats lifts restrict a person from doing, ie. going to the beach, wearing shorts and now even going to clubs or anywhere that you get searched.
My siblings tell me that I am crazy to wear lifts but they dont understand what a difference it makes. Before I started wearing lifts girls wouldnt be as interested in me. Now that I wear lifts I get the most beautiful girls and it gives me so much more confidence. If i never knew about lifts I wouldnt be as succesful as I am today because it has given me the confidence to interact socially and network and meet business people. It may sound a bit far fetched but those who wear lifts will know what I'm talking about, it makes a world of difference. I feel that I am trapped withing this short frame, as If im imprisoned and once I have LL i feel i will be set free.

P.s- Has anybody heard of the new technology that will be available in the future to increase height. I recall reading an article that said that doctors are working on something that could re activate the growth plates by tissue stem cell implants. If anyone knows anything about this please share.

Thanks


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: templedmdkrazd on December 20, 2008, 12:02:27 PM
im in the health field and anything dealing with stem cells is still 20+ years away even if they have the technology today. It has to go through rigorous testing before it reaches the public, and also the ethnics of using stem cells (some people are totally against it), and the cost...so it still a long ways to go


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: osteo on December 20, 2008, 04:03:17 PM
For those still in doubt of the positive effects a few inches can give a guy, here's an entertaining article about someone's experience wearing lifts:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-493488/The-shoe-lift-challenge-Eat-heart-Tom.html


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on December 20, 2008, 04:12:01 PM
Growth Plates and stemcells aside..! jamesB I liked your post... Thats the problem with lifts ugh! you can never truley relax when your wearing them because you never know if your going to be asked to take off your shoes... and we all no that theres no reasoning with bouncers/door men.. unless your going to a really nice club/bar where they may actually have more than one brain cell which doesnt have to be shared between their biceps and penis.

Ive never worn a lift larger than 3cm. Ive worn a 5cm lift around my house before but I find it weird and hard to walk properly because I misjudge the distance between my heel and the ground. Ive got a hot date New Years so I might try the 5cm lifts... fingers crossed I dont start tripping up when I get drunk!

Another question.. how could you go out with someone for 3 years and them not find out that your wearing lifts? Personally id have to confess before it got too serious..

Pr


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on December 20, 2008, 05:28:32 PM
im in the health field and anything dealing with stem cells is still 20+ years away even if they have the technology today. It has to go through rigorous testing before it reaches the public, and also the ethnics of using stem cells (some people are totally against it), and the cost...so it still a long ways to go

Yeah, some people are just dreaming about this - not at all realistic to think that some magic pill or injection for height increase will be available any time soon!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on December 25, 2008, 01:22:01 AM
james.. i understand you the fullest as i had just experienced this kinda thing.
I am quite short to begin with (5'3) and after my lifts i'm around 5'5 with shoes on.
I had many coincedence where i had to take off my shoes in teh public and it felt very embarassing. Finally, i had decided to go through LL next year. I can't wait for it to happen~  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on December 25, 2008, 04:02:38 AM
Another question.. how could you go out with someone for 3 years and them not find out that your wearing lifts? Personally id have to confess before it got too serious..

Pr

I was saying before.
You think people might not know you're wearing lifts but you'll be surprised that alot of them do.
Its not like they will just tell you they know you're wearing lifts cause they know its embaressing.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on December 25, 2008, 07:43:48 AM
Yea youd be suprised how many people know your wearing lifts. My last GF knew, even though she never said anything. She was always sticking her toes into my shoes when we were sitting down together and stuff, and I would lie about my height and say I was 5 10 but she always knew I was only 5 8. It never seemed to bother her though


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bmwcoupe on December 25, 2008, 09:39:07 PM
I wore lifts too when i was in high school/college... I am around 5-6' and with lifts I was around 5-9'...  the worst part is that  my legs are much shorter in comparison to my torso..  with lifts I atleast "felt" like a different person.. and my gf was the most b'ful gal in the school... I loved the feeling but then I was careful about taking my shoes off which kinda sucked... on the whole it wasn't a bad deal.. I wore it for almost 6 yrs and my knees felt the pain at times.. but wasn't too bad coz' I run a lot and have well developed leg muscles..but one fateful day, my foot developed a fracture coz' of hiking mishap and I had to wear a cast on my foot for almost 6 weeks.. needless to say i couldn't wear lifts...man!! i was in a different world now.. i noticed people looking at me and kinda wondering "why the hell does he look shorter"...it just sucked... well my foot recovered but was still too weak to bear the weight of heavy shoes and lifts..so I guess I got used to not wearing lifts... my "girl" graph took a bad hit :(...I never had to try hard to get a gal.. but now it was a different ball game....it's been few years since then and still dont't wear lifts... but at times I'll just flip in extra in-sole ( hardly 1 inch) ....but u know what... i relaise it's more in your head than anywhere else...i am not denying that with extra height we get more confidence and more attention.. but in the end it just boils down to your self image... that what rules what u can do and cannot do... i am short and my torso-leg proportion is also out of whack.. but I am athletic and good looking .. so i just pick right clothes and right shoes ( in fact I have started picking medium heel shoes like skechers)....learn to live with what you have ...lifts will take u nowhere in the long run coz' deep inside u know that u r not that tall..and moreover one gets too dependent on the lifts....then u try to restrict urself from doing other more fun stuff where u cant weat ur magic shoes....LL personally I think is very risky.. I am ready to spend all my money and even more for extra 3 inches but not on LL.... it can be very very risky.. I am happy for all those who got their LL done and are doing fine.. I guess I personally am into lots of sports and would never want that... easier said than done...but throw away ur insoles and lifts.. forget about LL.. and keep ur body in shape and pick the right clothes and shoes... improve ur inner self image.. forget about what other people think about you.. again ,easier said than done...but that will take u a long way... 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on December 25, 2008, 10:03:42 PM
Welcome, bmwcoupe - that's an interesting perspective you have :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jamesB on December 25, 2008, 11:27:48 PM
PocketRocket- Wearing lifts without her knowing for 3 years is a very difficult task, Before we make love I gotta slip them under the bed or go to the bathroom 1st and remove them. and you know what's quite a problem, its quite difficult to drive with lifts on because your foot isnt completely in your shoe and its uncomfortable to accelerate with it on,  and when your gf is in the car, you cant exactly take them off and put them on again.

PR- maybe your right, she may have a suspicion but i dont think she knows for sure because theres never been an incident where she could get evidence that I am infact wearing lifts, I just hope she never finds out, coz if she does I will be highly embaressed.

BmwCoupe- You're right in the fact that we should build on our personality and our inner attributes and we will rely less on lifts but you know we live in a very shallow fickle world where ones outter image matters more to people than anything else. I wish this was not the case but the reason most of us wear lifts is because we try to fit in and be on the "same level" as our counterparts, literally and figuritively. We feel more accepted being taller than shorter.

My mother knows that I wear lifts and she always tells me, "why dont you build on your personality and you wouldnt have to wear lifts etc etc" A person who is of normal height will never understand what it is to be short. She says that I am crazy to have LL because of the pain etc, But the pain of being short and the pain your feet feel wearing lifts is far more than LL.

You know its quite strange but my dad is also quite short but this has never bothered him, he exudes confidence and  is respected and well accomplished, he has never stood in a room and looked at somebody taller and was bothered by the fact that he was short. I wish i could be the same but it bothers me and I know I will never get over this so called complex I have about my height.

One more thing, I'd just like to know why most people travel abroad to have leg lengthening. If most of you here are from the US why dont you have it done in your own country instead of going through the ordeal of having an operation done so far from home. I know that it is offered in the US. I was so happy to hear the procedure is now offered in South Africa for cosmetic reasons-my country, so that means I dont have to go overseas to have it done.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on December 26, 2008, 05:16:31 AM
One more thing, I'd just like to know why most people travel abroad to have leg lengthening. If most of you here are from the US why dont you have it done in your own country instead of going through the ordeal of having an operation done so far from home. I know that it is offered in the US. I was so happy to hear the procedure is now offered in South Africa for cosmetic reasons-my country, so that means I dont have to go overseas to have it done.

Not to pick on you but if you had done just a little bit of reading, just a little, you would know why and not ask the question.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bmwcoupe on December 26, 2008, 07:26:29 AM
Thanks for the welcome MMT Admin.

jamesB: my dad is also v short and he never wears any heals. He has got really small feet and wouldn't select any pair of shoes that have more than half an inch of heal coz' he doesnt find them comfortable. I understand when you say that taller people might not be able to understand the value of extra inches, but on the other hand I know some guys who are very short and don't give a rats a## about their height. We all are part of this forum coz' we all have worn lifts at one time of our lives or are still earing them or had LL. So we all understand the pain you are mentioning. We all have this height thingy engraved in our self image and remain preoccupied with that. I personally have spent so much time thinking about it and wishing i was just 2-3 inches taller. But after years of thinking and wearing lifts, my height remained the same and I took even deeper fall when I couldn't wear lifts coz' of my foot fracture. Itz been couple of years now since i wore lifts regularly and trust me I still have to work on my self image at times coz in US average ht is 5-10'. Yes I  do get turned down my women  and people reglarly ask me how tall I am  , but I think these things don't bother me that much anymore. It's hard at times but I guess I am happier now coz' people like me or hate me for what I am. Earlier my height obsession was affecting my carrier and personal life big time. I just wasted days and months thinking about my height and working on lifts. Yes we want to accepted in this materialistic world...yes we all wish we were taller...yes there are so many advntages of being taller....yes it sucks to see a gal towering over u ...but if u dont accept urself..no one else will. I at times wear puma shoes with absolutely no heels and go to casual get togethers just to boost my self image. Pretty much everyone  towers over me but I enjoy the party more  coz' I dont have to think about my height. No one respects you if u dont respect urself coz u r short. It took me a long time and I still have to work on it coz' after wearing lifts u pretty much taste the blood :)... but i guess I am much better off now. LL would have been great great option if it was less painful and less risky. Yes, LL is a permanent soultion but dont jump into it if you are a faint heart. In US it costs around $100k and is not covered by your insurance if it is for cosmetic purpose. Therefore people travel abroad.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on December 26, 2008, 07:39:01 AM
the worst part is that  my legs are much shorter in comparison to my torso.. 

Thats a shame man because you would be perfect for LL

And that was a nice post man, I really enjoyed reading that. But With all the success stories and knoledge you can gain about it before its done, are you really too frightened by the risks of LL? Cause if you go to Serbia, China, or Germany, or even the United States, you are under the supervision of professionals who do this for a living. I agree in that its risky, but from what I've read/heard of Dr. Mitkovic in Serbia, I trust him. He even has his own medical school where he teaches students how to do everything he does. And Im confident that as long as I do EVERYTHING day by day that I'm supposed to do (stretching, pin cleaning, etc.) and keep in touch with the doctor about everything, than the risks are very minimal. LL is a business, and it wouldn't be running if people were losing legs for reason. You really loved the height increase for a long time, so do you think you would ever reconsider?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bmwcoupe on December 26, 2008, 08:02:25 AM
Hi Bo: Yeah I guess with my leg:torso proportion I would be ideal for LL :). My torso towers over quite a few people but my legs are too short :( and some people do notice the difference in proportion. Whenever i wore lifts , my legs  seemed in perfect proportion to my torso and no one would even think once that I was wearing lifts. I have heard good and bad stories when it comes to LL. I am really happy for all  those who got LL done successfully coz' we all know those extra inches would mean a lot. Everyone's body is different and reacts differently to change. I had small fracture in my foot, it healed well but even now and then ( v rarely) I would feel sharp pain whenever I stress the foot too much like  while playing tennis for long hours or lifting wt. So i guess I know my body might not take LL that well. And moreover I into sports big time and would never want anything that might inhibit me from doing that. I would love to be have longer legs coz' that would make my body structure proportional, but I guess I have accepted myself and moved on.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jamesB on December 28, 2008, 01:49:47 PM
sorry Jackolife even though height is a problem I dont spend my whole life reading about LL issues. I also spend my life doing things constructive.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on December 31, 2008, 08:49:55 AM
I'm in a weird situation as every part of my body is shorter than average.. I have very short torso, short femur and a bit below avg tibia. I guess when i do get my LL sometime next year or maybe even later, i would most likely be doing femur w/ Betz. I had always been thinking about tibia but i heard one can get more cm from femur w/ less complications. To be honest, i would love to do tibia as it would improve on my sitting position. (like when your legs doesn't touch the ground on higher seats  :'( )
I had been wearing 1.5 inches lifts with 3cm Nike Airforce sneakers. I am satisfied w/ this height but i know the sneakers give an above avg increase height over other sneakers. (usually sneakers gives around 2.5cm or less)
So now i can say i would be satisfied w/ at least 2 inches. better yet, i can do 8cm w/ betz and that is a little bit more than 3 inches. :P
i don't think i'll need anything more than 8cm as my body proportion is really bad. =/
hence, i really hope i could get away w/ 1 operation (either femur or tibia) for 8cm.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on December 31, 2008, 02:40:08 PM
I'm in a weird situation as every part of my body is shorter than average.. I have very short torso, short femur and a bit below avg tibia.

That's not weird, that's actually logical if you think about it - if you're smaller than average and have proper proportions, then all of your body parts should be smaller than average too :)



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on January 01, 2009, 08:28:12 AM
mmt, do you think i could pull of 8cm on femur w/o looking like an alien? I figured my femur is the shorter part of the 2. (tibia/femur)
Right now, i'm even thinking LON on tibia w/ betz but i would only do it if betz allows me to do at least 7.62cm. (exactly 3 inches)



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on January 01, 2009, 11:49:51 AM
mmt, do you think i could pull of 8cm on femur w/o looking like an alien? I figured my femur is the shorter part of the 2. (tibia/femur)
Right now, i'm even thinking LON on tibia w/ betz but i would only do it if betz allows me to do at least 7.62cm. (exactly 3 inches)



The only way to tell is to have a consultation with an LL surgeon and let them measure you up and tell you what will work best for you - he can measure the length of your bones, and then tell you what is best - there is no other way to tell really ;)

Good luck!

MMT


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on January 10, 2009, 09:21:17 PM
thanks MMT. I'm looking forward to have a consultation w/ either Betz or Xia in October. Hope everything will go well for me.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on January 27, 2009, 12:13:52 PM
Getting back to LIFTS, I thing it's very embarrassing. One time I was consulting a lawyer, and when he got up to shake my hand, I saw those "magic" shoes that make you +5cm taller, and you can clearly see that. EVERYONE knows that you are using one. In those websites they post pictures from an angle that don't seem that bad, but in person looks horrible! There is nothing worst than being short and people noticing that you have issues with that!

 The ONLY, and I mean the ONLY place you can use lifts (for a SMALL gain) is in a nightclub. A dark one and crowed, so they don't look at you from distance! Anyway, most people don't go alone in a nightclub, so your FRIENDS will see you have issues!

 USING LIFTS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK INSECURE! Don't use it please!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on January 27, 2009, 01:04:58 PM
Using lifts is not a permanent or a long-term solution and you may or may not find it justifiable, but I have to disagree with some of what Miknos said. No, not everyone will know you're wearing them. If you are to use those elevator shoes with huge visible soles and tank-like appearance everyone will definitely know, but if you use them with normal shoes the right way no one would.

Using lifts wasn't fun at all. It's frustrating, tiring, and very bad for your feet/legs. But it helped me cover up for my LL operation and spend the lengthening/consolidation period with the people I know with zero problems. Did I live a normal life with them? No, absolutely not. Was it a good move? Yes, absolutely. People thought I gradually grew and I'm having a much easier LL experience socially because of them.

Lifts mean MANY restrictions, incredibly uncomfortable feet/legs, and a bigger desire to be taller. The end is either LL or some serious humiliation. I think they're only OK for several months if you plan to do LL; if you are not going to get permanently taller, forget them. Maybe 1-2 centimeters would be OK if that's the case but If you plan to use more than that permanently you're fighting a lost battle. A very foolish one actually.

 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on January 27, 2009, 01:09:10 PM
USING LIFTS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK INSECURE! Don't use it please!

I agree. I notice a lot of short/average guys I hang out with always wear dress shoes with heels, boots, or those nike running shoes with air bubble lifts, and they get very uncomfortable when they see me checking out their shoes. My friends/associations that I see regularly are starting to pick up on my foot wear also and it is getting kind of embarrassing because I know they know. I love winter because you can wear lifts in shoes that already have lifts without notice because your wearing pants. I'm getting nervous with summer coming up; I hope this is the last summer I have to go through at this height. I wore lifts last summer and I was constantly paranoid people would see; I'm surprised no one ever noticed.

Do any of yall wear lifts with shorts? If so, whats the total height increase (lifts + shoes) that you gain?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: aLx on February 03, 2009, 05:55:55 AM
Do any of yall wear lifts with shorts? If so, whats the total height increase (lifts + shoes) that you gain?

I used to wear 1" lifts under my Converses (high tops) with shorts. That way people cant really tell. If you have black lifts, it's really hard to notice when you take off your shoes also. :D My gf is just as tall as I am so having that extra inch really does help. When she wears high heels though... lol... I just accept that I'm short and move on with it.

In the winter I'd stick in an extra layer of Dr. Scholl's comfort inserts. They make walking in lifts a lot more comfy and make your lifts look virtually invisible. Just be sure to buy high top shoes or boots and get a size larger to accommodate for the extra padding. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on February 03, 2009, 08:13:28 AM
Getting back to LIFTS, I thing it's very embarrassing. One time I was consulting a lawyer, and when he got up to shake my hand, I saw those "magic" shoes that make you +5cm taller, and you can clearly see that. EVERYONE knows that you are using one. In those websites they post pictures from an angle that don't seem that bad, but in person looks horrible! There is nothing worst than being short and people noticing that you have issues with that!

 The ONLY, and I mean the ONLY place you can use lifts (for a SMALL gain) is in a nightclub. A dark one and crowed, so they don't look at you from distance! Anyway, most people don't go alone in a nightclub, so your FRIENDS will see you have issues!

 USING LIFTS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK INSECURE! Don't use it please!

Sorry but you couldn't be more wrong.
When you wear the proper lifts, its impossible for anyone to notice until you have to take them off.
I used to wear these hiking shoes that I put lift insoles in them and YES, it do look noticeable.
But then I got these dress/casual shoes that look perfectly normal with pants on.
They advertsie these as 2.8 inches but I measured them and its more like 2 inches.(so it basically give you 1 inch over people wearing normal shoes).
Its like the most comfortable lift shoes I've ever worn.
Its properly more comfortable than most regular shoes since it has padding for your heel and palm of your feet.

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Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on February 17, 2009, 08:26:32 AM
using lifts is a terrible nightmare after awhile.. i lost my social life completely since i can't join any of the house parties and my friends always think my excuses are lame.. It's getting on my nerves and i know nobody could understands me better than you guys on this forum.
Right now i can't convince anybody around me to believe LL is possible and is a viable option.. it's so sad when you're alone fighting this LL battle in the future.  :'(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on March 04, 2009, 11:13:51 AM
I hate lifts.... a cute girl asked me to join her in the shower - I had to decline... because I wear 3cm lifts.


Pr


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bo on March 04, 2009, 12:15:25 PM
This guy that hangs out with all the same people I do just found out I wear lifts (long story). We have never got along, and I am pretty sure he is telling all my friends and acquaintances, but they all know its really embarrassing for me so no one says anything. Hes like 6'2 and is an egotistical ba***rd and just loves making my life miserable in any way possible. Its horrible because I am too embarrassed to go out socially now.... I feel like everyone is laughing at me. I really don't know what to do; I hate this kid. Any of yall ever had experience with something like this?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on March 04, 2009, 12:40:30 PM
I hate lifts.... a cute girl asked me to join her in the shower - I had to decline... because I wear 3cm lifts.

That's exactly why lifts suck - although once you took off your lifts she took off her high heels, the differential may have been the same, but it's a confidence thing. Lifts are like Kryptonite eventually - your secret weakness!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on March 04, 2009, 12:41:58 PM
This guy that hangs out with all the same people I do just found out I wear lifts (long story). We have never got along, and I am pretty sure he is telling all my friends and acquaintances, but they all know its really embarrassing for me so no one says anything. Hes like 6'2 and is an egotistical ba***rd and just loves making my life miserable in any way possible. Its horrible because I am too embarrassed to go out socially now.... I feel like everyone is laughing at me. I really don't know what to do; I hate this kid. Any of yall ever had experience with something like this?

Really sorry to hear about this. It is the problem with lifts - they always screw you up and make things worse in the end.

I didn't use them much, but once or twice I came close to being caught out when going to people's houses and stuff. Lifts really a deadly...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ciao on March 04, 2009, 12:57:46 PM
I hate lifts.... a cute girl asked me to join her in the shower - I had to decline... because I wear 3cm lifts.


Pr

wow i don't understand ...
Is that the fear of her seeing you 3 cm less than you appear to be, or the embarrassment of being shorter than a girl ??

Because for the second thing, I can't really understand it for myself, I always found it is kind of exciting to date a taller girl than me, though now it s probably going to be rare  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PocketRocket on March 04, 2009, 06:59:14 PM
wow i don't understand ...
Is that the fear of her seeing you 3 cm less than you appear to be, or the embarrassment of being shorter than a girl ??

Because for the second thing, I can't really understand it for myself, I always found it is kind of exciting to date a taller girl than me, though now it s probably going to be rare  ;D


Its all about confidence, I might be able to get away with it but unless I was drunk the fact that I wear lifts takes the edge off my enjoyment. Ive been wearing lifts for so long now (never been caught, thank God - although it is only a matter of time) I just want to get rid.

I know that I could even confess to wearing lifts and she would still want to shower with me but I just feel like an ass...oh well, ill figure it out.


Pr


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ciao on March 05, 2009, 01:19:37 PM

Its all about confidence, I might be able to get away with it but unless I was drunk the fact that I wear lifts takes the edge off my enjoyment. Ive been wearing lifts for so long now (never been caught, thank God - although it is only a matter of time) I just want to get rid.

I know that I could even confess to wearing lifts and she would still want to shower with me but I just feel like an ass...oh well, ill figure it out.


Pr

yes confidence matters a lot ...
wearing lifts probably make someone feel like a fake. im glad i have never wore lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Growing on March 06, 2009, 02:44:46 AM
yes confidence matters a lot ...
wearing lifts probably make someone feel like a fake. im glad i have never wore lifts.


I have to admit that I'm barely aware that I'm wearing lifts.  Maybe I just have extremely comfortable ones?  But I certainly don't feel like a fake.  If girls can wear make up, high heels, etc to make themselves "more attractive"... well then I can wear shoes that give me an extra inch or two.

That said... nobody wants Clark Kent :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: brother11 on March 06, 2009, 05:56:43 AM
This guy that hangs out with all the same people I do just found out I wear lifts (long story). We have never got along, and I am pretty sure he is telling all my friends and acquaintances, but they all know its really embarrassing for me so no one says anything. Hes like 6'2 and is an egotistical ba***rd and just loves making my life miserable in any way possible. Its horrible because I am too embarrassed to go out socially now.... I feel like everyone is laughing at me. I really don't know what to do; I hate this kid. Any of yall ever had experience with something like this?

First, how did he find out?  Because was it an invasion of privacy?  Second, I think I might work with his 'Identical Twin'.  Third, you will survive this.  Fourth, resist the hate somehow, it's no good man.  This can be liberating and good time to be who you are.  Continue to do the things you know are right.

It is humiliating, but you're not doing anything wrong.  He would do this to an LLer.  He is the one that is wrong to knowingly embarrass you.  He is wrong to try and ostracise you from your friends and community.  Your true friends should recognize this and not want to hear him defame you. 

Depression has been described like a piling on until one collapses under the pressure.  So one by one you need to eliminate the things that bother you until you reach a level that you can handle.  Each stress reduction makes you better, stronger, thinking clearer, focused, goal oriented and an achiever again.  Hey you've been knocked down.  You only have one way to go, up. And all of us at MMT of course.

Time does heal wounds.

Brother11


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Pursuer on March 11, 2009, 08:50:17 PM
I disagree with the comparison of high heels and lifts. High heels are visible, lifts aren't. First are an obvious and apparent height boost, the latter is cheating.

That's why people wearing lifts will never have enough confidence to face people like the 6'2 idiot. In fact you are just asking for problems. But that's my opinion.

I do wear high heeled boots, for everyone to see. When someone asks me on rare occasions if I have some insecurities I reply: 'Yes, why? Is that a problem for you?' In a way that no one ever goes further.

Do not let your height control you. Thanks god for LL, though. I wish for everyone to tower above people who made fun of them all their lives for the rest of their lives. But don't return the remarks, be the bigger man.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on March 14, 2009, 01:44:20 PM
I got my lifts last wednesday and I think they´re great :)

I mostly wear them in my new work where nobody ever knew me before.

The first day I walked around the block and I think the´re rather comfortable really. I bought +9cm. Thats almost 3.5 inches I belive.
But when I measured myself without the shoes I am 173 and with them on I am only 180 but thats a whole new experience for me.

I brushed my teeth with them on and EVERYTHING seemd wrong for some reason. I had to bent down to reach for the toothpaste(it was in the sink). I have never done that before in my life. Such a little thing made such a difference and i laughed a bit.

If anyone founds out.... well. I could say that it is to correct my bow legs I now belive I have from reading a diary here.
I don´t really care for theese things. I always mind my own business and if someone else should do theese things I always encourage them and ask questions because I am interested in it.
One guy(my friends friend) lost his hair and had a surgery in Lund here in Sweden at the same place John Travolta had his surgery to get his hair back and I just HAD to know all about it. Then he seemed troubled and disturbed and did´nt say anything because maybe he was embarrassed. But when the others left the room, THEN he opened up for me and told me all about it.

Now with lifts on I cant wait to do the OP!  :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: M1986 on March 22, 2009, 06:28:33 PM
Nope, being a right under 5'5" guy, I think it would actually just be worse to fool people.  And fool myself, I would feel...like a phony.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: breakline on April 01, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
when i do yoga, my height was around 161-161.5cm at night. it makes a big difference. i was just doing the yoga sessions for a month and got those results.

Hey Bon!

What type of positions/stands have you tried? It sounds really interesting. Did you have a teacher or you did it on your own?

thanks


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on April 05, 2009, 12:26:46 PM
Some pictures of Sarkozy. I think he uses lifts.

When I see the top part of the feet standing out like that, usually I think there's some lifts "hidden".
(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/1296/slide_1296_19132_large.jpg)

And another funny picture showing the point I discussed in this same post. He is trying to look taller, showing he has "issues". In MY CASE, I prefer to look shorter in the picture, than somebody "catching me" doing that.
(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/1296/slide_1296_19329_large.jpg)



 Small observation: My sister and my ex-girlfriend (they didn't knew each other) used to move a little down when taking pictures with me. In my sister's case, she was trying to make me look better (or let's say normal) in the picture. But in my girlfriend's case, maybe she was embarrassed?
 When you see pictures of Pierce Brosnan, you can see he feels embarrassed of his wife:
(http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Universal+Pictures+Presents+Special+Screening+1mtdV0yeiYyl.jpg)

I'm a small guy, so I cannot "handle" a woman this size. AND if I could, probably I would keep her hidden away from family/friends and even my dog!

 Can't remember who was, but I red a very interesting thought here. Being short to woman, is the same as being a 150kg woman to the opposite sex. Maybe he is happy with her, but feels a little embarrassed to go in public (what people thinks)?

Sometimes a keep thinking.........Am I a bastard for thinking this way, maintaining prejudice?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on April 05, 2009, 06:04:36 PM
Sarkozy is such a knob!

Fancy standing on tip-toes for a picture like this... We all know that he's small, why draw attention to it by doing this? How embarrassing?

Being short to woman, is the same as being a 150kg woman to the opposite sex. Maybe he is happy with her, but feels a little embarrassed to go in public (what people thinks)?

Yes, you didn't say it quite right, but the point that short height makes a man as unattractive to women as excessive weight makes a woman unattractive to men has been suggested in a few studies.

Key factor in male attractiveness = height
Key factor in female attractiveness = size and figure


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Mad Max on April 05, 2009, 07:41:00 PM
When you see pictures of Pierce Brosnan, you can see he feels embarrassed of his wife:

That's never what love is about so I wouldn't make that assumption. She has a nice face and would probably be a nine if she lost the weight.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on April 11, 2009, 04:07:05 AM
Hey Bon!

What type of positions/stands have you tried? It sounds really interesting. Did you have a teacher or you did it on your own?

thanks

I just picked several out of the 100s of different positions you can have. Again, do it at your own risk.. if you stopped doing it for just a few days, the results would disappear and you would look like a freak again. I gained around 1.5cm in total and i was very satisfy with the results until i lost all those and had to face my social life being 1.5cm shorter again..


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NoTanAlto on April 11, 2009, 06:18:30 AM
I have never worn lifts but, when taking pictures, I would loosen my shoes and lift my heels up a bit inside my pants, so that I get an extra inch in pictures lol.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: aLx on April 11, 2009, 06:20:24 AM
I have never worn lifts but, when taking pictures, I would loosen my shoes and lift my heels up a bit inside my pants, so that I get an extra inch in pictures lol.

no shame in that. I actually do the same thing myself. I guess it's a coping mechanism for us vertically challenged people.  :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on April 11, 2009, 07:48:23 AM
Some pictures of Sarkozy. I think he uses lifts.

When I see the top part of the feet standing out like that, usually I think there's some lifts "hidden".


And another funny picture showing the point I discussed in this same post. He is trying to look taller, showing he has "issues". In MY CASE, I prefer to look shorter in the picture, than somebody "catching me" doing that.


 Small observation: My sister and my ex-girlfriend (they didn't knew each other) used to move a little down when taking pictures with me. In my sister's case, she was trying to make me look better (or let's say normal) in the picture. But in my girlfriend's case, maybe she was embarrassed?
 When you see pictures of Pierce Brosnan, you can see he feels embarrassed of his wife:

I'm a small guy, so I cannot "handle" a woman this size. AND if I could, probably I would keep her hidden away from family/friends and even my dog!

 Can't remember who was, but I red a very interesting thought here. Being short to woman, is the same as being a 150kg woman to the opposite sex. Maybe he is happy with her, but feels a little embarrassed to go in public (what people thinks)?

Sometimes a keep thinking.........Am I a bastard for thinking this way, maintaining prejudice?

Thats a whole lot of assumption based on pictures.
Pretty far-fetched to assume that Brosnan is embarressed my his wife.
He looks normal to me.

The only thing I would agree with is Sarkozy is definately wearing lifts.
You can definately see it as he has shoes with big heels on and probably huge lifts inside also.
But posting these pictures doesn't back-up what you said earlier.
You said "I saw those "magic" shoes that make you +5cm taller, and you can clearly see that"
I have lifts that are +5cm and you can clearly NOT notice them as I posted the pictures.
5cm is only 2 inches and only 1 inch higher than normal shoes  so you can hide as easily as normal shoes.
Its when people wear these outrageous +10cm shoes that are easily noticeable.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on April 11, 2009, 08:52:16 AM
Its when people wear these outrageous +10cm shoes that are easily noticeable.

 You are right. The "greedy" bastards are the one who @%#^! lifts reputation.
===========================================

That's never what love is about so I wouldn't make that assumption.

 I wish I could think that way. Maybe I'll go to hell (or banned for this forum for being a troll). Who invented the phrase "pretty from inside" was a very ugly person. The same with "don't worry about what people thinks about you". Who invented the second one was a whore.

 Pierce Brosnan thinks the same way about you. He loves her (believe me, no matter what). But what about she? If I where the wife of an ACTOR (who appearance is so important), I would care myself a little for him. Maybe this is love too.


She has a nice face and would probably be a nine if she lost weight.

 The same If I where 6ft. I would impregnate the world! I could make so many children traveling around, that I could enter war with China or India!

 What's more funny about all this stuff...... It's more likely I'll reach 180cm (from 164cm) than she losing 150kg.
 I am not religious, but maybe God made me short for being so superficial? ::)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Mad Max on April 11, 2009, 07:00:34 PM
Who invented the phrase "pretty from inside" was a very ugly person. The same with "don't worry about what people thinks about you". Who invented the second one was a whore.

 Pierce Brosnan thinks the same way about you. He loves her (believe me, no matter what). But what about she? If I where the wife of an ACTOR (who appearance is so important), I would care myself a little for him. Maybe this is love too.


 The same If I where 6ft. I would impregnate the world! I could make so many children traveling around, that I could enter war with China or India!

 What's more funny about all this stuff...... It's more likely I'll reach 180cm (from 164cm) than she losing 150kg.
 I am not religious, but maybe God made me short for being so superficial? ::)

I have no idea what Pierce thinks. I just wouldn't assume he was embarrassed by her simply by looking at the picture. He seems to have the same expression in most pictures.
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7569/80948120.jpg) (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=80948120.jpg)

If you ever get into a relationship make sure the girl knows she'll be out the door if she puts on weight like Pierce's wife. I'd love to see her reaction.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bruce on April 11, 2009, 07:31:26 PM
If he were embarrassed I'm sure he wouldn't be with her. The guy loves his wife, whys it so hard to believe? Most normal human beings wont throw their wives or girlfriends "out the door" because they gained some weight.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on April 11, 2009, 09:17:02 PM
If it bothered him, he wouldn't be with her...

She's mother to his children and still looks beautiful to me - physical attraction is important to get you into a relationship, but there are more important thinks once you're in one ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on April 11, 2009, 09:51:55 PM
You guys are right, she has a pretty face and nice body.......... after 20 beers!


 Try mixing love and sexual attraction with THAT.

I bet she didnt look like that when they met.

What a brave man...


(http://www.superphotospace.com/images/thumb/pierce_brosnan02_4790c79731d0a-t.jpg)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on April 11, 2009, 10:32:53 PM
Miknos, please stay on topic - your views on women are not really of much interest to us, nor are they related to the topic.

More importantly, your views are offensive to women!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Mad Max on April 12, 2009, 12:00:22 AM
I bet she didnt look like that when they met.

That's the same girl standing next to him in the pic I posted...except it was 12 years ago.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on April 13, 2009, 04:21:10 PM
Now I´ve been wearing them for just about 1 month and I still think they´re great and comfy. A bit warm when the sun is up but they have air-condition at work. They are +9cm and sometimes people look down and I come to think of my shoes for 1 sec but anyway, who really cares for theese thing about one another?

If I should caught my co-worker with shoes like mine it would probably sound like this: "Wow, they look really nice!"

But they´re not ment to be running in thats for sure....


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ghost Writer on April 15, 2009, 12:24:34 AM
I've recently joined the lift-wearers club, as well; though I don't wear them to work or anyplace where I might be discovered.  I've tested them while out running errands, and I have to say the increase is noticeable (roughly 2.75" with shoes and lifts combined).  It's hard to be believe such a relatively small increase in height can make such a difference.   


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on April 15, 2009, 01:51:20 AM
I've recently joined the lift-wearers club, as well; though I don't wear them to work or anyplace where I might be discovered.  I've tested them while out running errands, and I have to say the increase is noticeable (roughly 2.75" with shoes and lifts combined).  It's hard to be believe such a relatively small increase in height can make such a difference.   

Yes - imagine how life is for me now that I am 6.5cm taller than I was in my bare-feet :)

Lifts just set you up to enjoy LL even more, by teasing you with the potential!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ghost Writer on April 15, 2009, 02:46:05 AM
Lifts just set you up to enjoy LL even more, by teasing you with the potential!

Yes, it's quite a tempting carrot that's dangled once one has experienced the extra height.  Then it becomes a matter of figuring out how to make that potential a reality (as you have).  I'm seeing myself reclining in a bed, with frames on my legs, in a certain Beijing hospital in the not-too-distant future. ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on April 15, 2009, 08:34:25 AM
I'm seeing myself reclining in a bed, with frames on my legs, in a certain Beijing hospital in the not-too-distant future. ;)

Look forward to hearing about your experiences when you finally take the plunge!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Pursuer on May 26, 2009, 03:01:45 AM
Quote from: MMT
Lifts just set you up to enjoy LL even more, by teasing you with the potential!
Only sky is the limit! ex-LLers would probably love to have a small LL procedure every year ;)

I was wondering if there were some lift users who have spent a considerable amount of time trying different brands and types of shoes and could advise on the best ones for work, dance, sports, shower.. share their opinion about comfort vs height - what's the highest lift that's considered unnoticeable.

And what interests me the most: Did you ever take serious dance lessons in them?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Michael on May 30, 2009, 07:29:29 AM
I discoved shoe lifts and elevator shoes when i turned 19. Im currently still 19 and turning 20 in june. Im 5'4 and i wear 3 inch shoe lifts in my air forces which make my 5'7 and in my timberland boots that when i was measured in school in them brought me up to 5'8 .5. I would definately agree with alot of the previous post that it definately makes you feel better and more confident, atleast it did, now after maybe a year it starts to make my depressed at times because i know im lying to myself. But im dependant on them, i just cant go back to being 5'4 in public and being overlooked and made fun off. Going to college this fall was the first time where i wasnt look at as the short guy for a change. I dont wanna wear lifts forever, and i dont wanna be 5'4 for the rest of my life.  ll is the only option, and i know it wont be a walk in the park but at the end of the day, i just wanna be happy. Growing up i always ask my dad "when am i going grow?" and he would be like "you're going grow,it will happen" and then give me a bunch of examples of people who recieved late growth spurts. But it never happen and its depressing and i've cried many nights over my height, and many nights prayed to be given more height. I just dont wanna have this pain anymore. I've told my parents about it and even though my mom doesnt think its really that important, she supports me and loves me and wants me to be happy. My dad on the other hand is strongly against it and constantly preaches that height doesnt matter and gets angry during many of the conversations. He just doesnt understand what im going through, nor does any other man in my family. They are all over 6 foot tall. However back on subject, i wear lifts and wont stop until the day i do this surgery.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on June 01, 2009, 08:32:49 PM
Fully support you Michael!!! This is what everybody around me thinks about this surgery.. they think height is not important and cutting your legs just for that is stupid. I think they will never understand my pain of being short..  :'(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: will59 on June 02, 2009, 08:42:04 AM
I don't wear so called "lifts" but recently I have been stuffing the bottom of my shoes with cloth to give me about an inch boost; even that feels amazing. It makes me wonder who else I know that wears lifts, I'm sure there's a lot of them out there


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Michael on June 04, 2009, 04:10:52 AM
Fully support you Michael!!! This is what everybody around me thinks about this surgery.. they think height is not important and cutting your legs just for that is stupid. I think they will never understand my pain of being short..  :'(

appreciate it man, its nice to see somebody can understand where im coming from. I look forward to the day i'll be able to confidentely throw my lifts away and put on a pair of shoes and shorts and walk around in a public setting and not feel self conscious. Although it might be tempting to wear a modest 2 inch lift in my timbs occasionally, even after the surgery that would bring me up to 5'10 after a 4 inch increase from dr betz, but im strongly doubting it. I just wanna overcome this and be happy. Im planning to once again and try and discuss this with my pops,hopefully my message will work. this aint  about women or respect, it really comes down to one thing which is my HAPPINESS. i wouldnt be willing to go through a 1 year surgery for a woman, or there approval. fuc* them! This is about me,and this is for me.....


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on June 04, 2009, 06:58:12 PM
appreciate it man, its nice to see somebody can understand where im coming from.

That's exactly why this forum has been created - it's important for people to have a safe secure place to discuss the issues affecting them. I'm glad that it works for you ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: oracle03 on July 15, 2009, 11:00:17 PM
I wear 1-inch lift insoles from constep -- the hard foam ones. they are comfy but don't have any of the "give" that makes you walk funny.  They are the best I've used.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: ShootingFor6 on July 16, 2009, 11:01:33 AM
I wear 2" lifts occasionally. The darn things intensified my desire for LL, after experiencing how it felt to be taller. I hope to shred my lifts to pieces soon. ;D

Yes. I was 37 by the time I had my rods out!

Awesome! I'm 36 too. Will be arriving in Beijing next week on 23 July. I'm pretty excited ... and nervous! 8)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on July 16, 2009, 12:13:41 PM
Awesome! I'm 36 too. Will be arriving in Beijing next week on 23 July. I'm pretty excited ... and nervous! 8)

Good luck - I'm sure that you'll have a great experience! MMT


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: midget on August 25, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
I have to also admit to wearing lifts for the last 8xmonths or so ;). I found them on the internet after google searching some celebrity heights and saw an advert.

They take me from a morning barefoot height of 166cm to 173cm or so. For my job they give me more confidence and since starting to wear them my sales technique, and closing rate performance has dramatically improved. I wear a casual/sporty pair as well now plus my dress formals for work. Both gain me approx 7cm or so. :)

Midget


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Whistler on August 26, 2009, 02:22:31 AM
Im 21, and 5'7" and only recently have become height concious.  I have decided to start wearing lifts in my shoes (only an inch), and to order some custom dress shoes with a lift, and I just want to say to all the people that feel they are a fraud for wearing lifts, compare this to women, and it's an absolute joke!  Women have all of these and more to enhance their image:

Fake nails + nail paint
High heels
Gel cups + push up bras
Make up to cover blemishes, enhance natural features, hide fine lines, cover bags under eyes
Hair extensions
"Spanx" to tighten gut
There is even padded underwear!

My belief is that if someone finds out that I'm wearing a lift, I'll just admit it straight up.  Theres no need to be embarrased about enhancing your image.  My ex girlfriend if I were to rate her in the morning compared to when she goes out...  She might have went from a 5 to a 7 or 8 with all her various enhancements.  How is that fair?  Why is it that basically any average woman can become hot if she wants, and men have to be basically born perfect.  All that garbage about personality is ridiculous, I'm only realizing it now.  Women seem to be more shallow than men.  The funny thing is I'd kill to be 5'9", 5'10" barefoot, but even that is too short for some women who claim "my man is "5'11 minimum".  Haha whatever though, I don't want anyone that shallow anyways, Im perfectly happy reaching 5'9" in footwear.  I just wanted to let people know they shouldn't be embarassed to wear lifts, and if some woman says "are you insecure about your height" just say yes, are you insecure about you bad skin/small breasts/weight/whatever else shes trying to enhance...  Haha that will shut her up. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jack0life on August 27, 2009, 02:57:54 AM
Im 21, and 5'7" and only recently have become height concious.  I have decided to start wearing lifts in my shoes (only an inch), and to order some custom dress shoes with a lift, and I just want to say to all the people that feel they are a fraud for wearing lifts, compare this to women, and it's an absolute joke!  Women have all of these and more to enhance their image:

Fake nails + nail paint
High heels
Gel cups + push up bras
Make up to cover blemishes, enhance natural features, hide fine lines, cover bags under eyes
Hair extensions
"Spanx" to tighten gut
There is even padded underwear!

My belief is that if someone finds out that I'm wearing a lift, I'll just admit it straight up.  Theres no need to be embarrased about enhancing your image.  My ex girlfriend if I were to rate her in the morning compared to when she goes out...  She might have went from a 5 to a 7 or 8 with all her various enhancements.  How is that fair?  Why is it that basically any average woman can become hot if she wants, and men have to be basically born perfect.  All that garbage about personality is ridiculous, I'm only realizing it now.  Women seem to be more shallow than men.  The funny thing is I'd kill to be 5'9", 5'10" barefoot, but even that is too short for some women who claim "my man is "5'11 minimum".  Haha whatever though, I don't want anyone that shallow anyways, Im perfectly happy reaching 5'9" in footwear.  I just wanted to let people know they shouldn't be embarassed to wear lifts, and if some woman says "are you insecure about your height" just say yes, are you insecure about you bad skin/small breasts/weight/whatever else shes trying to enhance...  Haha that will shut her up. 

Good post.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: halon83 on August 27, 2009, 04:00:31 AM
although i applaud your honesty i still would not have ever admitted wearing lifts to anyone because of the attached stigma.

unfortunately any feminist will tell you that this is a mans world and after hundreds of years of evolution we have still inherited the same natural traits:

                               - women are expected to be beautiful
                               - men are expected to be providers
 

so when you see a women wearing high heels, society deems it normal she is "enhancing" her beauty.

For a man it is seen as more vein to make himself more attractive as if he is "concealing" his true stature.

Society has always society has always praised and respected men of greater stature because they are seen as more powerful and therefore greater providers.



On the contrary it should be argued when men go out and have limb lengthening its not to look more "attractive" but to be seen as more powerful and thus greater providers but no guy would ever want to admit that, which is why LL remains so secretive especially for men.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: barca2009 on August 28, 2009, 07:04:32 PM
hey everybody
i just wanted to let you know that i wear lifts everyday, 1 inch insoles that make me 5'10. i dont wear more than that because i think if i take them off in public it will be noticeable so i dont go beyond that.  But i just want to let you guys know that its ok to wear lifts, because society has given more respect to taller men more appraise more beautiful girls, and its unfair for guys who are below average because we were born that way, yes we might be more better looking more nicer better personalities, but for women they wont ever go out with a guy shorter than them. sad truth=(
but hey we have the right to be happy, and whatever it takes to accomplish that even if it means surgery or whatever then do it.
but i think if you have a gf and she doesnt know u wear lifts and she finds out and leaves you, then my guess that girl never loved you

so for me a girl will love me for who i am and not my height
so just be happy guys


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: leonard on August 28, 2009, 09:01:10 PM
Great posts Jack0life and barca 2009!! You guys are so right!!!! Lifts, LL whatever makes one feel better or good is OK.

If you wear lifts to be average or close to average where is the crime? My ex girlfriend had tiny breasts and was only wearing push up bras. When I met her I thought she had big tits. I found out later they were rather tiny. I loved her nonetheless!!

Yes women often are much more shallow than men. Thats my experience. Sad but true. But the media portrays it the other way around!!! That we men are shallow because we want a hot chick. We are genetically programmed to fall for beauty.

If you wear lifts and the woman falls in love with you and finds out later that you are a bit shorter so f**** what?

It's like barca2009 said: if she finds out and leaves you because of the lifts you got rid of one shallow b****!




Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: will59 on August 28, 2009, 11:13:46 PM
In my opinion, lifts are completely WORTHLESS unless you actually plan on getting limb lengthening. I occasionally wear lifts, but if I didn't have the option of getting this operation then I would just forget about them and just be me to the fullest. But since I can get taller, I wear lifts just because I know it's not out of my reach to be that much taller.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 28, 2009, 11:49:41 PM
I agree with Will58, the prolonged use of lifts is dangerous and short-sighted:

1. They may actually make you shorter by compressing your tendons;

2. You cannot keep your shoes on forever - some people expect you to take them off in their house, and do you never plan on going to the beach? Going bowling? Cycling? Not much of a life if you cannot do ordinary things.

3. You will become reliant on them, and will avoid situations where you cannot use them, which is even more damaging than the neurosis that led to you wearing them in the first place!

 ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dshojaei on August 29, 2009, 03:30:31 AM
I just got my first pair of lifts last week. Im 5'7 and i purchased some that 2.5 So pretty much a bit more than a inch taller with shoes on. The shoes i got are from ToTo and you cant even tell the difference. I can even wear these shoes with shorts and nobody can even notice. This might be because they are sneaker style. Im sure you can tell more in boot lifts. And also i guess because its only really a 1.5 inch lift taller. But im alrdy noticing things like a stain that is on top of my fridge. I couldn't even see it before!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: midget on August 30, 2009, 10:08:50 AM
I just got my first pair of lifts last week. Im 5'7 and i purchased some that 2.5 So pretty much a bit more than a inch taller with shoes on. The shoes i got are from ToTo and you cant even tell the difference. I can even wear these shoes with shorts and nobody can even notice. This might be because they are sneaker style. Im sure you can tell more in boot lifts. And also i guess because its only really a 1.5 inch lift taller. But im alrdy noticing things like a stain that is on top of my fridge. I couldn't even see it before!
I wear the same brand lifts as you dshojaei! One pair I have give around 2.5" extra height and the other pair about 3" or so.
MMT is right in saying prolonged use isn't good for the spine or your legs as I noticed "all over" body aches when I wore my casual wear lifts for about 9hrs or so while on holidays earlier this year. Now I only wear them for short periods.

Midget


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tooshort on August 31, 2009, 01:51:13 AM
I have the worst of a lot of worlds.

1. I'm a 23 year old guy and I stand 5'4" on the dot in the morning barefeet.

2. I eat a lot but have a high metabolism and am probably one of the smallest guys on the planet. I weigh 106lbs without clothes on. Yep, you read that right. Well less than the average WOMAN. About the weight of a 12 or 13 year old boy. And I'm WHITE and I live in the United States.

3. I have small hands, small feet, a 33" chest or less I believe, 26" waist, etc.

Basically, I'm a runt, but I do have a really good-looking face and I don't appear as small as I am. No one would guess me to way below 120lbs and maybe even look 130lbs depending on what I wear.

4. Surprisingly I have managed to have 2 girlfriends, 1 girl I dated for a few months, and 3 other girls who lasted for one date. They were 5'4", 5'2", 5'6", 5'7", 5'7", 5'5".

5. One of the 5'7" girls was the one who I dated for a few months. You might ask, how did he do that? Well, it would have been impossible without lifts. She even mentioned that there are a lot of awesome guys at her college but they are just too short and that she absolutely couldn't date anyone shorter than her. I knew then I could never tell her the truth, but I also knew that wearing my 2" boots plus 1" lift inside to take me from 5'4" to 5'7" was my only fighting chance, but wow, the PAIN to make things work. I'm good at being secretive, but you can only do so much. Can't ever just run around the house and be free, have to be so careful with what I do, have about 50 percent less fun, can't do a bunch of fun activities with the lifts, etc. It's a nightmare.

6. What would you guys suggest. I can't afford LL anytime soon, not even close, so not even worth mentioning, but what would you guys do as me:

1) Regular shoes (don't see this as an option being 5'4")

2. Wear my boots with heels that make me 2" taller. Now I can wear these boots all day long and feel great because that's just how big the natural heal is. So they take me from 5'4" to 5'6" which is like night and day, but boy, when out in public, it's amazing to see that even standing at 5'6" how many girls are considerably taller than that and how pretty much every guy is, especially white guys like myself. I feel like a TRUE midget at 5'4" and at 5'6" I feel like a semi-midget, but

3. I have 1" inserts that I can put into my boots which take me to almost 3". Somehow the difference of going from 5'6" to 5'7" is HUGE. Girls that won't take to you at 5'6" will possibly consider you at 5'7". I just think 5'6" and below just tends to look short whereas 5'7" doesn't necessarily look short. It looks shorter than most guys, but a 5'7" standing by himself just doesn't look stumpy and short. I mean it's only 1" behind 5'8" which is definitely not short and 2-3" behind 5'9-5'10 respectively, which isn't all that far away. I mean it's far, but not crazy far.

4. It's come to the point where I can't bear the thought of not wearing lifts when I'm going out in public. The pain can become pretty darn bad, but the pain of being midget like short is far worse. I just don't want to develop any problems. Honestly, if I knew I wouldn't develop any problems, I would always wear them in public if it was only temporary pain.

5. Lack of height and weight for men (being 5'4", 106lbs) means that it's impossible to achieve my dream of being an athlete, it means even in the business world that I'm going to have a MUCH harder time being taken seriously. I've had GIRLS TELL ME to my face that I'm an awesome, amazing guy with a great personality and super cute, but that I'm just not tall enough. My dad is 5'7" and about 5'8.5" with his shoes on, so he's NEVER experienced the problems I have.

Heck even if I was 5'6" without shoes, I'd just plop on my 2" natural healed boots and be 5'8" and be done with it and never worry about my height again, but 5'4" barefoot is an extremely difficult height to work with.

Even if I was 5'5" without shoes I could be 5'7" with my boots without any enhancements. I know that it could be worse, but it sucks because I have so much to offer girls. It just sucks so much that height is so important because let's say I have a house and have a girl over and we are just there together and she's say even 5'8" and I'm 5'4" and we just run around the house and act silly and make love and goof around and watch movies, what does it really matter? I honestly don't know if a woman would care so much what my height was if it was kept in private, but I don't think they can bear the thought of being out in public with a short man.

I don't even know where I'm going with this, but I had to vent somewhere. What does a guy like me do who's good-looking in the face but is 5'4" and 106lbs. Wear the 2" boots and forget about lifts? Wear the lifts in the boots on occasion, I just don't know.

It sucks because believe it or not in the business world and in life I'm a SUPER confident guy, it's not that I hate my height, it's that society doesn't take you seriously even if you're super confident, and they'll attribute that confidence to something else. If only short and tall and everything in between could be looked at as a way to differentiate human beings instead of a disadvantage.





Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tooshort on August 31, 2009, 01:57:33 AM
I guess my overall question to the above rant is would having 2" heeled boots + a 1" lift have potential to hurt me? If so, I'll just wear my 2" boots and accept that I'm a midget because I do enjoy playing the sports I can, I do enjoy like being active, that extra inch is amazing, but at the same time, it takes so much enjoyment out of life that it's hard to even put into words the things that I've not been able to enjoy because of the lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tooshort on August 31, 2009, 02:01:07 AM
One last thing, it just makes me so jealous seeing guys of normal height just walking around in the MOST COMFORTABLE shoes in the world without a care in the world with shorts on on a girlfriend and just being able to enjoy all that life has to offer, while I have to bear constant pain just to have a fighting chance of finding a girl, but that I can barely have any fun with at all and can't be my true self with.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 31, 2009, 03:06:38 AM
I don't even know where I'm going with this, but I had to vent somewhere. What does a guy like me do who's good-looking in the face but is 5'4" and 106lbs. Wear the 2" boots and forget about lifts? Wear the lifts in the boots on occasion, I just don't know.

Hey, dude.

Venting is part of the process... you can vent as much as you like here - it's all part of the service ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tooshort on August 31, 2009, 03:56:56 AM
MMT, you know what's crazy? What bothers me 100000000000000000 times more than my height is my lack of weight. I workout, but it doesn't look like it. If I actually weighed between 120-130lbs instead of a mere 106lbs, I probably wouldn't be on here complaining. I don't even feel like I can wear a t-shirt or that I'll come across looking like a boy. Even in hot weather I have to wear something that makes me look heavier. It sucks :( I tried everything to gain weight too, but it just isn't happening. Every girl I've dated always says, you're sooo tiny. A LOT of girls will consider a shorter guy if he has a muscular, slightly husky build and a good-looking face like me, but when you're my size, you get all the negative comments. I would say the girls I've been with hate my lack of weight more than my height because even if I'm taller then them, I always weigh less. I can't believe I weigh that of a child and am 23. It's disgusting.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tooshort on August 31, 2009, 03:58:19 AM
I can't even pickup any of the gf's I've had. It sure makes you feel like a man :(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on August 31, 2009, 10:53:33 AM
Take anabolic steroids and your problems will disappear in a matter of weeks.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 31, 2009, 11:13:27 AM
I can't even pickup any of the gf's I've had. It sure makes you feel like a man :(

It does, but as you get older, other things will compensate, such as your obvious intelligence, energy and passion.

Certainly, your height and size put you at a disadvantage, but don't do anything crazy like follow Caveman's suggestion, but that might help you to bulk-up, but would open-up a whole world of other problems for you...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: will59 on August 31, 2009, 01:25:44 PM
Take anabolic steroids and your problems will disappear in a matter of weeks.

Yea and your balls will shrink to the size of peanuts and your future sex life will diminish greatly


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on August 31, 2009, 02:02:09 PM
Yea and your balls will shrink to the size of peanuts and your future sex life will diminish greatly

That obviously doesn't bother Caveman! ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: miknos on August 31, 2009, 04:04:10 PM
Risk of side effects for a small amount of testosterone (for a month) is minor. You don't have to take steroids for life.

 People here in forum are "LL experts" not "steroids experts", so let's change the subject since I am not trying to change people's perception about (anabolic) steroids. See if your palm is hairy (too much masturbation).


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Chri123 on August 31, 2009, 04:23:35 PM
If he says his weight bothers him way more than his height then anabolic steroids are a reasonable option, they're childs play compared to LL.  Anyways, tooshort you wouldn't need steroids at this point.  You say you have done everything to gain weight but if you haven't actually gained it, then you are doing something wrong.  It's possible for every human to gain weight with a caloric surplus.  I also have a super fast metabolism and its incredible how much I must eat while weight training to put on the pounds.  It's hard but it can be done, and its much much easier than LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: airmaestro on October 30, 2009, 09:00:40 PM
Hey to tooshort, I was in your position too (still kinda am  :D) I'm about 5'6, used to weigh around 115.  I couldn't gain weight, even though I "thought" I was trying very hard.  But like Chri123 said, it is possible for basically every human to gain weight.  I started taking taking weight gainer shakes (750 cals.  per serving, tasted pretty good too) in the morning and at night, along with normal meals throughout the day.  After about 3 months, I was a pretty muscular 140 lbs.  Our small frames exhibit musculature alot better than taller guys so that works in our favor.  Let me know if you wants specifics of brands/proteins I take.  I know it can be frustrating but the added size definitely helps boost the confidence.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: airmaestro on October 30, 2009, 10:03:57 PM
I have a two part question.  I'm looking to buy a pair of 1 inch insoles to put in my boots.  What would be the best choice? I'm not into buying elevator shoes as I am a avid sneaker collector and am very picky about what sneakers/shoes I wear.

Also, would an inch be very noticeable? I see you guys talking about getting embarrassed to take your shoes off and not going to houses where you have to take them off.  Is the fear that people will look inside your shoes and see the lifts or just that people will notice the drop in height? I would think that most people would guess the height discrepancy came from the normal height increase that shoes give.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: upinthesky on November 13, 2009, 03:26:30 PM
Even one inch is noticable and makes a difference.

I guess it's not important if other people see the lifts when you take your shoes off. You can always tell them that you have an orthopedic problem. However, the sudden "height loss" is irritating when you take them off. Most probably, that's why people don't take off their shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on December 05, 2009, 09:57:49 PM
Hey Bon!

What type of positions/stands have you tried? It sounds really interesting. Did you have a teacher or you did it on your own?

thanks

I did tons of positions actually. It would usually last me for an hour or a bit more in the morning. However, those exercises includes a mix of stretches (very important), kicking and skipping. Also, I had to eat healthy (cutting on fat) and drink plenty of liquid. I could feel i grew quite fast during the first month and then I stopped and lost ALL the height I gained!!! And no, I didn't had a teacher. I just look up forums and blogs for the exercises. ;P


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: HilDog on December 06, 2009, 07:42:48 PM
Take anabolic steroids and your problems will disappear in a matter of weeks.

Take some deadly nightshade and this forums problem should be gone in a matter of hours...

I recently measured myself again.  Shoes off I am about 172cm which is a tad under 5'8".

I was considering getting some caterpillar or Timberland boots to wear, something with around 1.5" heel, I think that would do the job admirably.  I'm 19, so I would say there is a small chance of me maybe growing 1 or 2 cm in the next couple of years.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BizzyBoy on December 11, 2009, 01:48:31 PM
5'8 is my height barefoot
With regular snickers probably 5'9
But what do I do I take it to the extreme
I wear sneakers with a big sole (air max 95)or boots(Acg boots check the thickness of it guys probably give you guys 2+ inches!)
N I stretch a lot.  Including my spine. ( door gym)
This the extreme part. . . . . huh  :-[
I put extra cushion in my sneakers (socks or something)and it gives me a heel like affect
Not comfortable at all but after all this I should be around 5'101/2 to 5'11 I can't seem to reach 6 and 5'11 is with the biggest boots I can find.
Outside its all good n dandy but once I get home and I take off my massive footwear bamn! My LL is gone. . lol


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MMTA on December 11, 2009, 07:08:05 PM
I put extra cushion in my sneakers (socks or something)and it gives me a heel like affect
Not comfortable at all but after all this I should be around 5'101/2 to 5'11 I can't seem to reach 6 and 5'11 is with the biggest boots I can find.
Outside its all good n dandy but once I get home and I take off my massive footwear bamn! My LL is gone. . lol

This should help you to understand how just two inches of extra height can have an amazing difference - imagining being as tall as you are with your 'lifts' and then being able to wear your Air Max? That's why it is nuts when people talk about doing 10cm. You just need 5cm to make a BIG difference :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jailair on April 05, 2010, 10:05:41 PM
YES,...

 3 cm and I hate them....


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: nachx on April 08, 2010, 06:07:18 PM
This should help you to understand how just two inches of extra height can have an amazing difference - imagining being as tall as you are with your 'lifts' and then being able to wear your Air Max? That's why it is nuts when people talk about doing 10cm. You just need 5cm to make a BIG difference :)

Yes, I made mockups of me with "only" 5cm and put them side to side, and man, I looks like a different league.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 59 2 511 on April 24, 2010, 01:11:44 AM
LIFTS ARE BAD FOR YOUR SOUL!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tomas170cm on April 29, 2010, 12:18:56 AM
I MOST definitely agree with you on that MMT. I feel great even in my 1-2 cm shoes :)   5 cm is more than what you had before.
But I think people not only want to make a difference for themselves but also to the outside world. And to the outside world, if you are coming from 5'5 to 5'7, or 5'7 to 5'9, you are still not considered tall. And thus people go for more cm to reach that goal, so they can be deemed "worthy" to society's eyes... and women (oh those damn women and their 5'10 minimum  :D).

To answer the thread question: NO, never have and never will wear lifts! I can't believe that people can get away with 5 cm shoes! How is that even possible? It must feel like you have mini-stilts under your feet.

This should help you to understand how just two inches of extra height can have an amazing difference - imagining being as tall as you are with your 'lifts' and then being able to wear your Air Max? That's why it is nuts when people talk about doing 10cm. You just need 5cm to make a BIG difference :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 59 2 511 on April 30, 2010, 02:10:51 AM
oh those damn women and their 5'10 minimum  :D). 
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5'10" minimum? try 5'11" or even 6'0" minimum!  :( :'( :-[


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: six-one-dream on May 03, 2010, 08:19:13 PM
I wear normal insoles -- Dr.  Scholl's Tri-Comfort Orthotics Inserts.  I love the comfort, but I hate how they are grey so people can see that there is something in your shoes when you take them off.  I have been thinking about buying like 10 pairs and dying them in the washer with black dye.
I am not sure how much height I gain from them.  I would rule out anything about half an inch, but without them I feel short. . .  er. 
5'9. 5" here, 5'11" even in normal shoes with my insoles.  Close to 6' with hair.  ;) In the morning I am 5'10. 25".  I temporarily shrink to 5'9" after weightlifting though.  For some reason possibly because I am slender -  about 160 pounds, people see me as shorter -- like 5'8-5'9 even though they see me at 5'11" in shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Vato on June 24, 2010, 02:29:00 PM
I am wearing insoles with elevator shoes . .  and on average i am adding 6 cm to my height .  and also i do not look like clumsy when i walk.  I walk as normaly as with normal shoes.  But u have to get used with elevators, it is alittle bit uncomfortable at the beginning


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bigbaddom on June 30, 2010, 10:40:15 PM
im 5"5 without shoes 5"8 with shoes!! haha yes i buy height tall shoes and stuff them right to the top! noone at my school has noticed, i think its quite obvious but i guess if you know it would be!

People do comment on my shoes, not because it looks like my feet look wrong, but becuase i wear 'big bulky' shoes but you know what? I DONT GIVE A SHITE! it helps my confidence soooo much im only 17, i consider myself quite good looking as well so teh more girls i can pull the better! :)

and for this year i will do my very best to keep my shoes on, and i socialise a lot so it just makes it harder but i prevail! :) even at a beach. . .  yes i wear my shoes! ha sad but i feel people look down at you. . .  ha. . .  in more than one way :( so yea!! :P my life summed up for you guys :P


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Thix on August 05, 2010, 08:10:34 AM
I'm 5'4" without insoles and 5'7" with them; not that I wear three inch ones, the ones I used are 2. 5 inches, but the shoe padding or whatever is about half an inch, so it's a three inch gain.  It's surprising how much of a difference three inches makes. . . I wear them with Hi-top converse.  They are comfortable- hard to get used to at first but it's not noticeable if you're wearing them.  I don't suffer any pain if I wear them for extended periods; I guess I'm lucky, probably something to do with my flat feet.  To be honest though, I've started getting sick of them; whenever I have friends over, I'm always stressing, thinking things like "will they notice if I take my shoes off?" In the back of my mind.  So, I got fed up and just told them that I wear insoles.  And they didn't care, at all.  Which is great, because now I can actually relax and enjoy myself when they're over.  I still wear them when I go out though.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Andrew from NZ on August 05, 2010, 09:50:22 AM
I'm 5'7" without shoes and I have considered lifts. . .  The only problem I have is that once you put on lifts, you never want to take 'em off, lol 8)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5footeightish on August 14, 2010, 10:38:42 PM
I completely disagree with this.  Take for instance a guy who wears lifts to get from 5' 6'' to 5' 9''.  At least in terms of attracting women, plenty of women are 5' 5'' - 5' 6''.  To many, a 5' 7'' guy will seem unacceptably short (maybe he will even seem to them to be the same height).  A 5' 9'' guy, while certainly not tall, has 3 or 5 inches on these women, and as a result they might not rule him out automatically.  I have a family member who explicitly told me this when she was describing a date she was on -- she was a little disappointed he wasn't "super-tall," but at 5' 9'' she was still willing to consider him.

For me, the downside of lifts is that (1) you need to take them off in some social situations (e. g.  the beach, a friend's house), and thus you can either limit your social life or take the risk of suddenly being 3 inches shorter, (2) they're uncomfortable and I've read they can do long-term damage to your foot, and (3) you can never be sure that people haven't figured out you wear them, since that's not the sort of thing most people feel comfortable bringing up, and (4) it can make you feel like a phony, i. e.  someone who is trying to fool people.  So overall, I think it's probably a bad call to use them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5footeightish on August 14, 2010, 10:39:55 PM
Quote from: Tomas170cm link=topic=598. msg36716#msg36716 date=1272500336
I MOST definitely agree with you on that MMT.  I feel great even in my 1-2 cm shoes :)   5 cm is more than what you had before. 
But I think people not only want to make a difference for themselves but also to the outside world.  And to the outside world, if you are coming from 5'5 to 5'7, or 5'7 to 5'9, you are still not considered tall.  And thus people go for more cm to reach that goal, so they can be deemed "worthy" to society's eyes. . .  and women (oh those damn women and their 5'10 minimum  :D). 

To answer the thread question: NO, never have and never will wear lifts! I can't believe that people can get away with 5 cm shoes! How is that even possible? It must feel like you have mini-stilts under your feet. 


Oops, I thought I was quoting the above post in my last reply.  Apologies for the confusion!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: lb on August 23, 2010, 11:26:33 PM
you can get them on ebay
i got some and nobody noticed but its good in the buildup to LL
 as people will get used to you being that height in lifts and probably
wont notice if your trying to hide it


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: emouse on August 29, 2010, 09:50:50 PM
Are there any shoes that maybe just gives 1 - 1. 5 inches? Nearly all shoes seems to be 2-3 inches and look really bulky and uncomfortable.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TallManComing on August 30, 2010, 02:25:17 AM
I'm 5'5.  I wear 1 inch lifts everywhere.  On dates, I wear 3. 5 inch elevator shoes that bring me up to 5'8. 5.

I don't like wearing them, but I'm so short, that I'll probably still wear them after I get LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: emouse on August 30, 2010, 10:01:41 AM
Quote from: TallManComing link=topic=598. msg38511#msg38511 date=1283135117
I'm 5'5.   I wear 1 inch lifts everywhere.   On dates, I wear 3.  5 inch elevator shoes that bring me up to 5'8.  5. 

I don't like wearing them, but I'm so short, that I'll probably still wear them after I get LL. 
Where did you get the 1 inch lifts from?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TallManComing on August 31, 2010, 12:22:40 AM
You can buy inserts from increasingshoes dot com.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: manitakay on September 01, 2010, 11:03:13 AM
yo nunca me he puesto suplemento,pero lo que si hice fue dejar de usar calzados planos......


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sharpie on September 09, 2010, 04:19:39 AM
What lifts are the most comfortable?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Vato on September 09, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
sharpie. she most comfortable are elevator shoes and if u want to get even more taller u can buy silicon insoles and put into the elevator shoes. but in reality there is no chances u can gain more than 3 inches height from barefoot.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Moshe on September 27, 2010, 03:34:02 AM
never wore lifts and never will. I'm 5'6, so I do alright.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dcheng on December 23, 2010, 08:40:53 AM
I don't even know lifts' existance before I stumbled upon this forum! So what's the most atheletic looking lift? Do you guys know how much a lift does a pair of Nike Shox make you taller?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: South Paw on December 31, 2010, 02:37:43 PM
I confess to wearing 1. 6 in shoes lifts ;) my confidence is greatly boosted with them in. I just worry about going to someones house and taking them off. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on January 29, 2011, 01:26:33 PM
I got my 11cm-shoes yesterday - they look horroble.  :-[


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: galaxystar on January 29, 2011, 06:39:09 PM
I got my 11cm-shoes yesterday - they look horroble.  :-[

LOL...I nearly spit my coffee. I had quick image in my mind of you first opening your box of shoes and then trying the rediculous looking shoes on. Sorry I'm in a strange mood today.




Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Apotheosis on January 29, 2011, 06:42:48 PM
I used to have some pretty obnoxious shoes that were supposed to make you 7-8 cm taller, but I didn't ever wear them. Not even once. They looked completely ridiculous. I couldn't imagine shoes that add 11 cm.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: galaxystar on January 29, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
I used to have some pretty obnoxious shoes that were supposed to make you 7-8 cm taller, but I didn't ever wear them. Not even once. They looked completely ridiculous. I couldn't imagine shoes that add 11 cm.

He's probably already destroyed then by now. :D



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on January 30, 2011, 11:24:23 AM
It´s impossible to walk in them. Why even make them when nobody can walk with them(11cm-shoes)??

I´m returning them today.
They even have 14cm hikingshoes  :o

6 or 7 is just about enough. Think I got carried away... Well, you must learn something new everyday  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: galaxystar on January 30, 2011, 07:38:33 PM
It´s impossible to walk in them. Why even make them when nobody can walk with them(11cm-shoes)??

I´m returning them today.
They even have 14cm hikingshoes  :o

6 or 7 is just about enough. Think I got carried away... Well, you must learn something new everyday  ;)

Yes, return the shoes back...you wouldn't want anybody to ever find such shoes in your closets. :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on January 30, 2011, 10:08:08 PM
Yes, return the shoes back...you wouldn't want anybody to ever find such shoes in your closets. :)

One friend of mine found them(my old 9cm) one time and his first reaction was: Dude, awsome shoes. Theire sick, but still look like a regular shoe. Can I try them on?

Hrrmmmm, errrr. I need them because of my bow legs - and I think that they are to small for you I mumbled.

That friend is 189cm by the way....


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: ShortMan655 on February 22, 2011, 02:55:06 PM
The most I've ever considering wearing is a 1" lift.  Most shoes do about that by default, however since everyone typically wears shoes, I might order a pair of 1" insoles.  Obviously that is not a huge increase, however that is also good because if I'm wearing some 2.5"+ inserts or shoes, and I have to take them off... lol that difference will be very noticeable. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: lb on April 19, 2011, 08:24:52 PM
Sorry mate, but it sounds absolutely pathetic to me. Why on earth you need to do that? What if people find out ? Why dont you just buy one of those thing they call "elevator shoes" and wear it? If you worry too much about your brother finding out about it then don't worry about LL . LL is to please you and your life, not others ,no matter how they think or say about it.

exactly right 174..who cares what people say,do it for yourself,like i did


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: aznboy on May 09, 2011, 10:46:58 PM
A lot of lifts advertised for 3 inches height increase but it actually only have about 2 inches height increase.   The 3 inches is just the heel's height.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: basoon on May 18, 2011, 06:46:50 AM

im 5'10 at the moment and usually only have 1 inch lifts plus my shoes that usually add around an extra inch so it looks natural and not too obvious.

I think the most you should ever go up in terms of lifts is 2 inches.   Anything more than that you are only going to embarass yourself more in front of people around you because it will only bring you more attention , and not the good kind.   I've seen people in subways and at work where these overly ambitious guys would wear 4 inches and higher lifts, and it just looks plain obvious.

its even sillier when i see people with custom elevator shoes that does not match their regular outfit and only makes their shoe stick out like a sore thumb.  People that tend to wear lifts get so excited and want to keep increasing their lift height will only look worse for you in the future. 
 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: bugsy on May 27, 2011, 06:19:34 PM
hi basoon,

I am with you.  I only wear 1" because anything else would be too obvious. . .  plus i make sure i get shoes with decent size soles that are a lil larger and I am about 179 -180 without them.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: fivetimes on May 30, 2011, 07:38:49 PM
Hello everybody,

This is a very interesting thread. 
Last year I bought elevator shoes from USA (I live in London UK).
The overall lift is about two and a quarter inches.

They really make me feel great.  make me feel ten foot tall and I feel the difference especially in the way girls react to me in clubs or bars or pubs.

So as not to rely on them, I only wear them about once a week on a night out, and never wear them to work.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: creyente2011 on June 14, 2011, 03:20:27 AM
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Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on June 14, 2011, 03:45:50 AM
fivetimes, you and i are the same i bought tallmanshoes casual range, 2.4 inch lift, they are great, they feel normal and you can wear them all the time, and no one suspect and you can wear normal trousers or jeans.

any more than 2 inch then you are wearing formal type shoes which will not match your attire and the lift is too high, you need to wear longer trousers and you also walk funny.

but im not sure it is healthy to wear those lifts all the time, and also the shame when you take them off and lower yourself 2 inches is maybe too high for some?

i might go shoe shopping to see if i can find regular shoes that maybe give you an inch of height, that might be more acceptable  ^_^


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: vbnmrty on June 27, 2011, 09:35:32 PM
Never worn them. . . they are bad for your back. . . .


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TallManComing on June 30, 2011, 01:32:40 AM
Never worn them. . . they are bad for your back. . . .

You're a girl. No reason for you to wear lifts, you have heels.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on July 03, 2011, 06:23:45 PM
I usually wear shoes with lifts which is about 5cm (2 inches).
Noone has ever noticed my shoes because they have insoles and 5cm aren't so much.

I have also wear shoes with 7cm lifts with the same results, and my walking was good, not perfect but neither noticeably bad.

However, my shoes are from an experienced in elevator shoes brand (I'm sure that most of you already know it as it is the most famous), other elevator shoes look really bad even with 5cms lifts.
It may be a bit expensive but it is worth the money.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TallManComing on July 06, 2011, 07:13:32 PM
Where do you get your lifts? I've tried out lifts from richlee shoe and several chinese companies and the shoes look ugly and clunky.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on July 12, 2011, 03:05:01 AM
tallmensshoes look perfect in casual range.

there 5.2 inch (actually 4 inch) boots are also very comfortable indeed.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on July 12, 2011, 04:23:19 PM
Where do you get your lifts? I've tried out lifts from richlee shoe and several chinese companies and the shoes look ugly and clunky.
Bugarri shoes my friend.

Absolutely the best elevator shoes in styl and quality although they are a little expensive.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: basoon on July 12, 2011, 05:12:42 PM
All these sites seem to add a minimum of 2.5 inches which is too much for me.  Does anyone know a site that has like 1.5 - 2 inch elevator shoes ?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on July 12, 2011, 09:58:12 PM
All these sites seem to add a minimum of 2.5 inches which is too much for me.  Does anyone know a site that has like 1.5 - 2 inch elevator shoes ?
Bugarri has shoes with about 2 inches sole, but believe me, even 2.5 inches aren't so much and noone ever has noticed me.
Also, soles tend to become smaller the more you wear the shoe, so after 6-7 months, a 2 inches elevator shoe would have become about 1,5.

My opinion is that the most height you can gain from a show without been noticed, the best it is.
And 6-7cm aren't noticeable in good brands like bugarri and also there isn't any problem with walking.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TallManComing on July 13, 2011, 02:45:07 PM
Bugarri shoes my friend.

Absolutely the best elevator shoes in styl and quality although they are a little expensive.

Much appreciated.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on July 13, 2011, 05:39:54 PM
ok, what you have to keep in mind is that all these shoes that say they do 2.4 inches increase it is actually only 1 inch increase over a normal shoe.

keep in mind most shoes add an inch anyway, so its like a regular shoe with a 1 inch lift in them!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 3in on July 14, 2011, 03:07:39 AM
The best elevators out there are Don's. www.tallshoes4men.com


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: basoon on July 14, 2011, 03:51:43 AM
The best elevators out there are Don's. www.tallshoes4men.com

whoa, those are some serious cash for these shoes.  With that kind of price, i could just spend that kind of money on prada/ gucci shoes and put lifts in them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on July 14, 2011, 08:51:12 PM
The best elevators out there are Don's. www.tallshoes4men.com
Very expensive and I don't believe they are better than bugarri.
I don't know about quality, but in styling bugarri wins easily.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: tanktics on August 11, 2011, 05:21:48 AM
I'm lifted at 2. 6inchs right now.  The reaction I've been receiving from women (5'5. 5" real height) has been amazing compared to before.  Its making me seriously consider going all the way to 6 ft or so.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Zakm3 on August 13, 2011, 03:47:59 AM
Hi, Im zakM3.  I started using lifts 3 years ago and it pushed up my confidence levels to the roof for what extra i was gaining in life.  Now i feel it was the worst thing i could have ever done because it made me end my relationship with my ex because I kept it a secret from her and when she found out she wasn't fussed at all.  But i felt so short n worthless and my confidence was all in the lifts.  I'd cry n moan to her every morning and ask her what does she see in me because i really began to think this.  .  She always thought im saying this because i dont want to be with her anymore and im jus using a excuse.  At the end our relationship finished and it left me hurt/scarred.  I cannot go anywhere without wearing them and also dont go to peoples houses who say take your shoes off.  I dont want to suffer humiliation anymore from people for being short and want LL surgery to overcome this problem.  It will benefit me so much to be atleast 2inches taller.  I would love the LL procedure done.  If people knew really what i go through everyday they would realise why i would want to go through such pain.  I dont want mental pain anymore i want physical pain that only lasts for a while to make me taller and be taller forever.  Also I'd like to note since i started wearing lifts i started losing hair and 3 years down the line my hair has receeded so fast from the stress and negative thoughts that were always running through my head.  3 Years ago my head was full and always had a perfect trim with people complimenting my du's.  But now?? i look 30 LOL but I wouldn't mind being a taller bald man.  Anyone that can advise me can you contact me, Thank you.  Also I've read diaries from people who had procedures done from Dr Ghassan Salameh and sounds pretty good to me as I also love the middle east.

Anyone out there that can help me??? Please someone. . . . . . . .


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Shortlegs on August 16, 2011, 09:00:16 PM
I am currently 1m71 tall. I use 5cm lift which makes me become 1m76 with shoes =)) its not comfortable but it definetly makes me hotter s I acceptep it. the only uncomfortable thing is that I need to take them off when I play sport and people like WTF, y suddenly u become so short when you play sport. lmao


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: connorfigs on August 19, 2011, 10:06:04 AM
I wear lifts that give me about 1. 5 extra inches of height.  I can feel a major difference from just wearing those, so I can't imagine being 3 inches taller.  I really hope I can get LL so I can never wear them again and walk around in sandals.  That would be awesome. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: iotp on August 20, 2011, 07:00:21 PM
I'm about to order new lifts :) , feel kind of "different " without them . . . . . . 

Have anybody got a good lifts ?? I used a quite good one , that's starts with 2 or 2,5 cm and You could increase to 4cm but It was their time to go. 

Now I'd like to get more comfortable one but I'll order a pair of my old one as well. . .  and we'll see which are better :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: aegsch on September 02, 2011, 09:26:23 AM
My normal shoes/dress shoes give me about 1. 5inches and my lifts give me 2 to 3 inches.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Simpleguy on October 04, 2011, 09:43:54 AM
I used to wear 1. 5 inches lift back in high school.  It was beginning of junior year when I started wearing them and people actually thought I got taller, lol.  But I was always afraid when my friends would come over to my house because I'm vietnamese and for vietnam tradition, it's a must to take off shoes in the house.  Well whenever my friends came over I would take off my shoes and always try to hide them cause I was afraid my friends would see the lifts and I always wondered if they ever noticed a height difference when I took them off.  But it seems like none of them realized it or they just don't want to bring it up to not embarass me.  I always felt like a fool after I take them off, lolz. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on October 30, 2011, 12:13:28 PM
Does anyone really walk in to a home and keep theire shoes on?

Then you have to clean everyday.

I have never seen anyone just walk in without taking off his shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on October 30, 2011, 12:25:14 PM
Does anyone really walk in to a home and keep theire shoes on?

Then you have to clean everyday.

I have never seen anyone just walk in without taking off his shoes.

In my country it is very rare for a guest to remove your shoes when you walk into  home.
I've done it only 2-3 times in my whole time and even though I wear about 2inches heels, nobody noticed it.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: SysOp on October 30, 2011, 01:59:18 PM
In America, most people wipe their feet before entering a home, but still leave their shoes on. It is only common to remove your shoes in the households of newer immigrants with that tradition from their country or families with older roots in the far east where it is a tradition.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sweden on October 30, 2011, 03:19:07 PM
Allright then. I stand corrected.

Then it comes to my mind: Who wants to have shoes on for a whole day really? That person must have some funky smelly feet.
Of course it is a bit embarrassing removing 10cm shoes, but when I have to I just put them as far away as possible.

People with theire shoes on, do they put theire feet up on the table while sitting in the couch?

What about rainy days?

6 more months, and then I´ll throw my Bugarrishoes away forever.   :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Apatik1 on October 30, 2011, 04:22:58 PM
I'm from Quebec, Canada and we usually just leave our shoes at the door before entering to not make a mess. But if it's a beautiful day (no rain/snow/etc.) then I might keep them on if I was let's say chilling outside and needed to go take something inside.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kamui on October 31, 2011, 12:27:52 PM
I just wanted to point out here, that I also wear lifts which makes me 5 cm taller.  But instead of putting them into the shoes, I'm wearing it under my "second" socket.  Which allows me to even walk in other peoples houses and stay tall with these lifts even without the shoes at all.

The trick at it is just to wear longer Jeans to cover up the back side of your foot.  A bit strange and desperate, I know.  But you have to admid that this is also creative :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: basoon on November 26, 2011, 02:26:13 AM

Haha, ive actually tried this where i put wear really thick knee high socks and then roll it down above my ankles when stuffing my socks, so that ways it wouldnt look as suspicious having this really bulgy thing sticking under my feet.

I've actually learned about this from a longtime friend and i never even suspected that he wore lifts during highschool. When he use to come over to my home where we had to take our shoes off, he would always leave them on until i had to remind him multiple times to take it off especially since we had white carpets.  And Every time we were playing sports the kid always fell clumsily and screwed his shoes up.

Then i learned he wore a lot of lifts thats why he constantly fell playing sports and had f'cked up shoes in short periods of time  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: LeJon on November 26, 2011, 09:55:43 AM
I don't wear lifts at all except for using high heel businessmen shoes during some occasions.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5f6 on January 03, 2012, 10:22:36 AM
Nope, never wore lifts in my life. . .  I'll be real worried if someone told me to take my shoes off when entering there home lmao


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on January 03, 2012, 03:18:06 PM
I've used both lifts and height increasing shoes.  Although they do provide added height they are uncomfortable. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: SpaniardManlet on January 03, 2012, 03:24:20 PM
Nope, never wore lifts in my life. . .  I'll be real worried if someone told me to take my shoes off when entering there home lmao
i think the same. that would be too embarrasing. Also i think that it can be addictive, and them whem you have to go out without your lifts because of some reason, you'll feel worse.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jwow on January 06, 2012, 08:41:08 PM
Never wear lifts in my whole life, but maybe I will seriously consider it.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on February 08, 2012, 08:29:56 AM
I wear them - special shoes that have the height built into them but look like normal tennis shoes.  They bring me from 5'7" to 5'9. 5" approximately.

I plan to continue wearing them after I have LL, partly because I've become used to the slant they provide and partly because it would be cool to stand 6 feet tall.  If anybody judges me for wearing them I really don't care - I plan to be completely open with everybody about my LL and anything of that nature.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on February 12, 2012, 08:16:39 PM
Wow, look at these: http://www.tallmenshoes.com/elevator-shoes-k511615.html

5.2 inches taller - seems like an instant way to experience life after LL


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on February 12, 2012, 09:35:34 PM
@Dryani- I OWN A PAIR OF THESE MONSTROSITIES AND THEY ARE SO UNCOMFORTABLE! They are heavy, bulky and I feel like Herman Munster when I wear them. Further, one cannot walk naturally in them and have their normal gait.

They are also very loud!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on February 17, 2012, 05:04:07 AM
yeh i wear them, hard not to really. I usually only wear them when i go out with jeans so u cant notice them. Id rather wear them then receive insults like i used to when i didn't use them. No one really notices because most of the guys i hang out with are around 6 foot.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on February 17, 2012, 05:35:25 AM
There is nothing wrong with wearing lifts. Should girls feel ashamed for wearing makeup? Should they feel bad for wearing padded bras? Should people feel ashamed for throwing out their glasses and getting contacts.

Wear lifts with pride. I stand nearly 3 inches taller with my shoes that I get from tallmenshoes.com. They look good, they're comfortable, and so far they're holding together pretty well. If someone has a problem with your height when you take them off, then maybe they deserve a short guy's foot up their ass.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on February 17, 2012, 06:57:46 AM
Dryani- I'm loving your chutzpah buddy!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on February 19, 2012, 02:14:12 AM
There is nothing wrong with wearing lifts. Should girls feel ashamed for wearing makeup? Should they feel bad for wearing padded bras? Should people feel ashamed for throwing out their glasses and getting contacts.

Wear lifts with pride. I stand nearly 3 inches taller with my shoes that I get from tallmenshoes.com. They look good, they're comfortable, and so far they're holding together pretty well. If someone has a problem with your height when you take them off, then maybe they deserve a short guy's foot up their ass.

i know what you mean, girls wear extensions for their hair and eye lash extensions, push up bras to make them look like they have big boobs. Shortness is still in the ok to make fun of category.

funny story i met this girl at a club and she invited me over her house the next weekend and i couldn't even recognize her lol. She wasn't wearing makeup and was wearing plane clothes it was a bit of a shock as i had this memory of her in my head of what she looked like that night and she looked nothing like it


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: GROWtallORdieTRYING on February 19, 2012, 10:20:30 AM
lol i plan on lengthening femour first and adding the amount i would be doing for tibia via lifts so i will be transforming from my starting height to the height i will achieve after 2 ll operations in only a few months :), that way i wont have to explain growing 2 times only 1nce and my femour to tibia ratio will be correct from after the first surgery as the tibia will be lengthened via lifts.

after the tibia surgery i will throw away the lifts, or atleast not wear them for the time being, i honestly dont think i will need them so ill just stop wearing them.

as for the time being i wear lifts only to work and no where else, i guess i just accept that people will be biased and i just will accept it, but as for work i dont want to risk work oportunities or fail interviews or have a lack of respect even to a slight degree from colleges. so i wear lifts at work as i feel it is more important. as far as in every day life anyone who does not act like im a god can fuk themself :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on February 19, 2012, 10:46:57 AM
i got these nice business height shoes from ebay, i think there from korea. While im still pretty short with them on at least i get a bit more respect as you say. When i wore normal work shoes
work colleges would make short jokes from time to time. But like you i dont want to have to wear shoes everywhere and would love to be able to walk around in some thongs without feeling so short


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: PerfectBreak on February 19, 2012, 12:15:32 PM
The problem with the lifts is that they are uncomfortable to wear and probably not good for posture etc in the long run. Buying business shoes at my young age is a little inappropate, not a lot, but that plus people can see that I'm obviously compensating. I dont like that mix. The most ideal for me would be a casual shoe that is comfortable to wear and that gives you as many cm as possible. I have not find those yet, i you have any tips let me know :(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on February 19, 2012, 12:20:29 PM
The problem with the lifts is that they are uncomfortable to wear and probably not good for posture etc in the long run. Buying business shoes at my young age is a little inappropate, not a lot, but that plus people can see that I'm obviously compensating. I dont like that mix. The most ideal for me would be a casual shoe that is comfortable to wear and that gives you as many cm as possible. I have not find those yet, i you have any tips let me know :(

well i only wear them to work, i guess it depends if u went to a private school or something you could wear them. it depends on what type of shoes u have for lifts, as smaller type shoes not as in the size of the shoe but the design are less comfortable with lifts. But if u have a chunkier shoe say some nikes there ok


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sketch504 on February 19, 2012, 01:25:52 PM
Quote from: PerfectBreak link=topic=598. msg52716#msg52716 date=1329653732
The problem with the lifts is that they are uncomfortable to wear and probably not good for posture etc in the long run.  Buying business shoes at my young age is a little inappropate, not a lot, but that plus people can see that I'm obviously compensating.  I dont like that mix.  The most ideal for me would be a casual shoe that is comfortable to wear and that gives you as many cm as possible.  I have not find those yet, i you have any tips let me know :(


You should try Cole Haan Conners they look real good for many occasions.  SN: if you wear lifts they fit perfectly. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on February 19, 2012, 01:51:11 PM
The problem with the lifts is that they are uncomfortable to wear and probably not good for posture etc in the long run. Buying business shoes at my young age is a little inappropate, not a lot, but that plus people can see that I'm obviously compensating. I dont like that mix. The most ideal for me would be a casual shoe that is comfortable to wear and that gives you as many cm as possible. I have not find those yet, i you have any tips let me know :(
You need Bugarri shoes (google it to find more).
I used 3 different shoes from them and they were very very stylish, and also gave me 2 inches and sometimes 2,5 (if I wear a small insole also).

By far the best elevator shoes for me, although after my LL I don't think I'll use them again.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on February 19, 2012, 11:09:27 PM
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/asia-focus_2196_116275368)

These are the shoes I wear every day. 3 inches of lift and they're comfortable - plenty back-of-heel support.

I have noticed that my feet get tired after walking a lot in them (probably because of the angle), but for normal everyday use they work great. Nobody would suspect that they were different from normal shoes unless they saw me step out of them.

After I get LL I will still wear lifts to achieve 6 feet, but I'll be reducing down to 2 inch lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: GROWtallORdieTRYING on February 20, 2012, 07:27:39 AM
dyrani what is the name of the shoes and where can i buy some? online?
thank you. currently i just add 1.5 inches of lift to my shoes in question.

after i lengthen my femour i need to start wearing 3 inch lifts, so that the veiw piont of everyone who sees me will think i only increased on height only 1nce, then after i lengthen my second time for tibia for 3 inches, i will then throw my 3 inch lifts out.

so i will go from 5"7 - 6" in 1 trip and after the second trip i will just substitute the 3inches of lift for 3 inches of tibia :) ,explaining why i grew 2 times might make things complicated to people :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on February 20, 2012, 11:36:46 PM
Hi GrowTaller, I bought my shoes from http://www.tallmenshoes.com/cwalking.html for $60. However, I believe that Tallmenshoes is a re-seller, so you should be able to find those same shoes on other sites as well. I do recommend tallmenshoes though, they were prompt in shipping and I had no problems the 3 times I did business with them.

I really think that it is better to buy shoes that were built to increase your height instead of putting lifts inside your shoes. The reason for this is that when you put lifts in your shoes, you take away a lot of your heel support. Shoes that are designed to boost your height will still have plenty of heel support and are much more comfortable in my opinion. Also, there is no obvious insert inside them when you take them off - the shoe itself doesn't look like it would add any height. You wouldn't know until you tried it on.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on February 21, 2012, 10:51:25 AM
I've also used Tallmenshoes and they are a reputable company. Just be sure to not go overboard and get those 5 inch increasing boats. I learned that the hard way.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 08, 2012, 03:01:55 AM
I've been wearing lifts since 2002.  Hate every second of it.
Hate the damage it does to my shoes. 
Hate that it limits which shoes I can wear.
Hate the way I walk in them(The more inches you go the more you walk like a disabled person. 
Hate the pain in my feet. 
Hate the fear of being found out.
Hate having to replace them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on March 08, 2012, 03:07:08 AM
Sound just like me, I can't only wear shoes that will support them.
Also u fear that someone will look at ur shoes and find out
Then everyone starts bagging u out


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MasterHY on March 08, 2012, 07:03:13 AM
I've been wearing lifts since 2002.  Hate every second of it.
Hate the damage it does to my shoes. 
Hate that it limits which shoes I can wear.
Hate the way I walk in them(The more inches you go the more you walk like a disabled person. 
Hate the pain in my feet. 
Hate the fear of being found out.
Hate having to replace them.

word to the motha! this should be made into a rap song on mmt. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: goal15cm on March 08, 2012, 09:37:26 PM
Lol


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on March 13, 2012, 09:38:56 PM
I've been wearing lifts since 2002.  Hate every second of it.
Hate the damage it does to my shoes. 
Hate that it limits which shoes I can wear.
Hate the way I walk in them(The more inches you go the more you walk like a disabled person. 
Hate the pain in my feet. 
Hate the fear of being found out.
Hate having to replace them.

Most, if not all, of these problems can be solved by simply buying special shoes instead of normal shoes with lifts. They're really not any more expensive, and I've become completely accustomed to walking with a 3 inch lift. Nobody will even know the shoes are different unless they try them on - they don't even arouse suspicion if you look inside them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shoryuken on March 14, 2012, 12:46:06 PM
It doesn't help when u want to wear nice brand shoes


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 14, 2012, 12:59:02 PM
If I ever get LL once its all over I'm going to burn my lifts and drop 400 on a pair of nice shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 14, 2012, 01:08:42 PM
earl25, Amen to that brother. I cannot wait to burn my elevator shoes. Oh the pain they've caused to my back and feet. It will be a happy day when I no longer need to wear/use them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 14, 2012, 02:52:03 PM
Quote from: Dookieman link=topic=598. msg54074#msg54074 date=1331730522
earl25, Amen to that brother.  I cannot wait to burn my elevator shoes.  Oh the pain they've caused to my back and feet.  It will be a happy day when I no longer need to wear/use them. 


I thought special elevator shoes didn't cause as much pain as lifts in regular shoes.  I was going to switch.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 14, 2012, 09:24:53 PM
earl25- It all depends on the shoe and amount of lift inside. I was over zealous when I first started wearing elevator shoes and went for the clogs that claimed to give 5 inches of height. Not only was that claim false but the shoes were these huge boats. I experimented with a few different brands, heights and at one time even went with a lower height show with a lift inside (bad choice). I eventually went to a 2.3 inch elevator shoe and that seemed to work better on my feet.

BTW, I have flat feet so that may be why they hurt in both elevator shoes and lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 14, 2012, 11:42:30 PM
When I first started wearing lifts  (that cursed day in 2002)I went with a 2. 5 lift  and had to wear boots pretty much all the time.  I also had to buy one size larger to fit the lift.  The lift  plus the bigger size caused me to walk like a mentally disabled person(my dad kept telling my mom I need physical therapy or something).  At the end of the day my feet killed and I would have these sore red spots on my feet.  I then decided  it's just to much.  Now I wear a 1 inch lift.  Its not so bad.  My walking is better but if I weight to long in getting a new lift my foot veers to the inside. 

I might try elevator shoes  to see if it makes it better.  atleast I can wear my actual size shoe.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 14, 2012, 11:53:41 PM
Ha Ha I know exactly what you meant about walking like a disabled person. And yes, I also had to wear boots so that I could wear lifts.

There is a company that does custom made elevator shoes. I've had a pair made by them and they are absolutely the best! They even do consultations over Skype and if something doesn't fit right, they'll keep trying until they make a pair that does.

http://www.donsfootwear.com/


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 15, 2012, 11:25:24 PM
I googled elevator shoes. Seems like they pretty much all come from the same manufacturer  just diff places sell them. How are the sneakers?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 16, 2012, 12:39:30 AM
Try Don's footwear at the above link I provided. They can do custom elevator shoes. I've used them and they are top notch.

I've never used elevator sneakers as I'm in a suit most of the time. I use lifts when I'm in casual clothes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: earl25 on March 16, 2012, 01:01:13 AM
Try Don's footwear at the above link I provided. They can do custom elevator shoes. I've used them and they are top notch.

I've never used elevator sneakers as I'm in a suit most of the time. I use lifts when I'm in casual clothes.

Can you wear elevator sneakers to work out?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Arche on March 16, 2012, 01:06:59 AM
Hey Dookieman, thanks for the link! I'm gonna save up for a pair of 1 inch lifts, nothing too extravagant lol


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 16, 2012, 02:17:16 AM
Leave it to Arche to proved us with humor! LOL

Hey, if you're going to wear elevator shoes why not have the best? I've tried all those other places and their products made my feet hurt like a mutha. This other place was professional and nice enough to not charge me when the first pair they made for me didn't fit exactly right.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Arche on March 16, 2012, 03:13:28 AM
By "best" if you mean having an elevator shoe that increases my height by 2 or more inches, than thanks, but no thanks! I don't want to have people noticing something weird when I'm asked to take my shoes off. I don't want to worry about people thinking I wear lifts either. The idea of lifts or even elevator shoes is a huge turnoff for me, and I don't know why!? I just feel like I'm faking it, and I want to be tall (I should say taller) on my own accord.

It's a really personal thing. I just despise people who try to cover things up, like girls who wear too much makeup. I can come to terms with a 1 inch lift, but that'll even take up some heavy consideration.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Arche on March 16, 2012, 03:14:19 AM
I just noticed in my other post I said 1 inch LIFTS....I meant 1 inch elevator shoes!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 16, 2012, 04:50:31 AM
I looked like a flipping idiot in my first pair of elevator shoes. I'm 5 ft 7 and out of the blue showed up to work one day standing close to 5 foot 10! What's worse is that they were big, bulky, and made weird sounds whenever I walked. I made up some story that they were supposed to help my flat feet but I don't think anyone bought it.

I experimented with a few other pairs but the all hurt like hell. I then moved to lifts which were a bit more comfortable and more versatile because I could move them to different pairs of shoes. However, whenever I visited family or one of my Asian friends I had to remove my shoes so I was back to square one!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Hendrix on March 27, 2012, 09:04:27 AM
I would wear lifts occasionally but now I really don't anymore.  I love the increased height but I just feel like a joke going outside knowing that I am not really that tall.  Plus, people probably don't pay attention anyway.  I mean sure you are less intimidating if you are short but other than that nobody really thinks about it.

If I were going on a date or trying to pick up girls then you would have a reason for wearing lifts but other than that they are pretty much useless, and even then they would make  me feel like a prick.

I want to be naturally tall which is why LL has become a personal goal for me.  I am relatively young so completing this task would give me the rest of my life to live as a tall person.

I am just glad enough being short can be fixed.  I am also grateful for everything that I "do" have.  I take things as they come, and if I don't like would I get, I do my best to change it.  Height has become one of these things.

~Hendrix


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 5f6 on March 27, 2012, 02:23:35 PM
I wore lifts in my brothers wedding last week  ::)

I put 1.5inch lifts inside my socks (I cut it out and used paper tape, it looked really natural) and 1inch ones in my shoes so it wouldnt look wierd when I took them off, but it felt great! However a little uncomfortable...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on March 30, 2012, 09:22:27 PM
Honestly, I think that we can realistically get away with 1.5 inch shoes (maybe even 2 inches). I personally wear my comfortable 3 inch shoes cause I don't give a fk what people think about it lol.

My point is that people expect shoes to raise you up a bit no matter what. My regular tennis shoes have a sole that is about an inch thick. Get regular shoes that have a 1.5 or 2 inch thick sole and I'll bet that people will write off the height difference as "normal shoe increase".


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on March 31, 2012, 01:31:39 AM
Honestly, I think that we can realistically get away with 1.5 inch shoes (maybe even 2 inches). I personally wear my comfortable 3 inch shoes cause I don't give a fk what people think about it lol.

My point is that people expect shoes to raise you up a bit no matter what. My regular tennis shoes have a sole that is about an inch thick. Get regular shoes that have a 1.5 or 2 inch thick sole and I'll bet that people will write off the height difference as "normal shoe increase".

Agreed, as long as you don't go overboard like I did with my first pair of elevator shoes (5 inches), you should be fine. I currently have lifts, elevator shoes, and have even wore lifts inside my elevator shoes! However, for comfort and a natural looking gait it's better to stay with a 2.5 inch elevator shoe or a 1.5 inch lift inside regular shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: GROWtallORdieTRYING on March 31, 2012, 02:56:45 PM
i never used to wear them and was always against them for my own reasons. however i started using them when going for job interviews then oviously while i worked for thoose companies, then it just kept increasing, only recently i have started using them alot. exept around family.

i am 170 cm 5"7

so with a normal shoe i use 1.5inche lifts. i can tell that the discrimination has completly stoped. i know girls would still prefer a height taller than this cause their picky liddle bitches lol but at least at this height the discrimination is zero i think at 5"8.5 discrimination disapears you still are looked at as like small but its only subtle and they at the same time dont look at you as small wierd but my advice is hope  to get to 5:8.5 with lifts and then enjoy life without discrimination untill you get ll. trust me i notice a massive difference.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: pattymatty on March 31, 2012, 03:49:37 PM
I haven't worn lifts but I have worn heels. I stopped wearing them for a while because I always trip. One time I landed on my face and no one actually helped me up! I scraped my knees badly and I had to limp for a few days. Anyway, after that I decided not to wear those shoes anymore. I also stopped wearing heels because I really can't run or walk fast on them, and it's hard to walk if the road is sloped, like in San Francisco, CA, plus my feet hurt after only an hour or so. I do notice that a lot of people compare their height to me which is annoying. There's this one woman who calls me petite, even though she's just a few inches taller and makes it a point to mention that every time we see each other. I wanted to tell her that she is only a few inches taller than me but at least twice my weight, but of course I can't be as rude as her, so I just ignore her. I also had a classmate from high school who keeps reminding me I used to be the tallest girl in class every time we see each other. In one of my first jobs, there was this guy who noticed my boots with three inch heels and asked me if I wear those to cheat and pretend I'm taller than everyone - out of the blue! Also when I went to visit a cousin of my partner, all she said to me was that the heels of my shoes are thick and made me taller. I was wearing those shape up sneakers and I was thinking, "Really? That's all that you can think of saying to me?" Anyway, after I'm done with LL, no need to wear thick heeled shoes or high heels ever!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on April 09, 2012, 03:37:58 AM
Hey Patty, I just wanted to say that I personally don't think that society disfavors short girls. I honestly don't care weather a girl is 4'10" or as tall as me - it just doesn't make a difference. Every guy I've ever talked to has felt the same way - they simply don't see height when they look at a girl. Guys will sometimes joke about a girl's height, but this is nearly always just flirting, or a symptom of their own feelings about their own height.

I'm not going to say that LL isn't for you, because this is all about how we feel and not how others say we should feel. I just want you to know that in my experience and honest opinion, female height is a very small factor in the minds of most people (the exception to this being when a girl is too tall).


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Redemption on April 09, 2012, 03:53:45 AM
Dyrani is right, short girls in no way at all should feel insecure about being short.

For guys, we can only date girls shorter than us or else society would look at it weird and personally it would make me feel better if I were taller than my girlfriend but I would still date a girl taller than me. Don't know if she would want to date me though because she is just going to think she can find a taller guy out there. The thing is, for guys, a lot of girls don't look at you twice if you are short, I have experienced it first hand. You feel like a total joke when trying to pick up girls. Some girls have been really upfront about it and literally said you are to short to date for me. I sucks!

But I couldn't imagine a guy saying she is to short for me to date. For girls the insecurity is when you are too tall, but honestly if it makes you feel better about yourself then go for it. Some of my friends work out everyday and have huge muscles that aren't even attractive to most girls, literally like their whole body is full of veins and muscle and it looks nasty! But that is how they personally want themselves to look like so in the end it is whatever makes you happy!  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on April 09, 2012, 06:16:39 AM
I have a female friend who is 5 ft 8 and blonde. She's confided in me that she's jealous of short, cute girls. Now, she will date shorter men but says that she wants to feel small the same way petite girls do around their men. Go figure!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 12345 on April 09, 2012, 05:13:38 PM
I have a female friend who is 5 ft 8 and blonde. She's confided in me that she's jealous of short, cute girls. Now, she will date shorter men but says that she wants to feel small the same way petite girls do around their men. Go figure!

I dated a 5'8'', beautiful blonde (when I still had the fixators on the tibias!) who would've preferred to be shorter. She almost never wore heels because of that. I found it especially interesting because both of her parents were 6' tall (yes, the mom, too), and her siblings are 6'4'' giants. However, my last girlfriend, 5'10'', simply loved her height, and when going out, she always wore heels that put her at my height with lifts, which is my ''natural'' height now.

From my experience, saying that height completely doesn't matter for a female is wrong. My longest-lasting relationship was with a 5'4'' girl. She's the only one who knew about my leg lengthening plans, and so we talked quite a bit about height. In university, she's been feeling belittled because of her height, especially when it comes to formal meetings and presentations. And she doesn't love it when other girls keep talking about how petite and cute she is. She feels that they don't take her seriously because of her size. That said, she'd never even think of LL, and she's hot the way she is.

Height discrimination is also true for girls, but it's different and a lot less restricting, I think. My preference? I don't know if my journey with height has anything to do with it, but I prefer taller girls. Most guys I know don't care much about a girl's height, but they all can appreciate a beautiful tall girl. They're the ''model type''.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on April 09, 2012, 09:54:11 PM
I dated a 5'8'', beautiful blonde (when I still had the fixators on the tibias!) who would've preferred to be shorter. She almost never wore heels because of that. I found it especially interesting because both of her parents were 6' tall (yes, the mom, too), and her siblings are 6'4'' giants. However, my last girlfriend, 5'10'', simply loved her height, and when going out, she always wore heels that put her at my height with lifts, which is my ''natural'' height now.

From my experience, saying that height completely doesn't matter for a female is wrong. My longest-lasting relationship was with a 5'4'' girl. She's the only one who knew about my leg lengthening plans, and so we talked quite a bit about height. In university, she's been feeling belittled because of her height, especially when it comes to formal meetings and presentations. And she doesn't love it when other girls keep talking about how petite and cute she is. She feels that they don't take her seriously because of her size. That said, she'd never even think of LL, and she's hot the way she is.

Height discrimination is also true for girls, but it's different and a lot less restricting, I think. My preference? I don't know if my journey with height has anything to do with it, but I prefer taller girls. Most guys I know don't care much about a girl's height, but they all can appreciate a beautiful tall girl. They're the ''model type''.

Great points because discrimination respects no colors, social class, or sex.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: pattymatty on April 12, 2012, 05:21:53 PM
Hey guys, thank you for all your posts. I agree that girls don't get treated as bad as guys when it comes to heightism, though it is also true that it exists for girls. Guys tend to be laughing stocks when they are short, and I guess for girls, it's not as bad, but they aren't treated as seriously as they want to. I have decided if I'm already in India and doing it, to aim for 3" that Dr. Sarin said is the maximum I can lengthen. Right now, my aim is to be as flexible as I can. I told myself I need to be able to do a split. I'll even post a pic here!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on April 12, 2012, 06:12:58 PM
Hey Patty, you might have it a bit easier than us guys. As a girl, you are naturally more flexible, and I believe this will make leg lengthening easier for you, as well as possibly increasing the amount you can lengthen in one procedure.

A quick search yielded this explanation:
"Girls are more flexible than guys because we produce higher amounts of estrogen. Because of this hormone, female connective tissues and cartilige stay softer so that the hips and spine can conform to the task of carrying a baby."


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: GROWtallORdieTRYING on April 12, 2012, 06:26:21 PM
true on that 1, girls being more flexible. however..... the downside is that your starting height is also an indication for how much you can lengthen as shorter limbs can only be stretched a certain amount, so a 5"0 girl will still not be able to lengthen as much as a 5"7 man, but your statment is accurate for a gy and girl assuming they are both the same height.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on April 12, 2012, 07:48:15 PM
Hey guys, thank you for all your posts. I agree that girls don't get treated as bad as guys when it comes to heightism, though it is also true that it exists for girls. Guys tend to be laughing stocks when they are short, and I guess for girls, it's not as bad, but they aren't treated as seriously as they want to. I have decided if I'm already in India and doing it, to aim for 3" that Dr. Sarin said is the maximum I can lengthen. Right now, my aim is to be as flexible as I can. I told myself I need to be able to do a split. I'll even post a pic here!

Any time you choose to do the maximum, allow yourself more time for distraction. You are probably going to be limber enough, but if you distract slower, you cause less trauma to soft tissue thus allowing you to go farther..... many patients have gone too far too fast and have suffered for it. You will think you are prolonging your LL by going so slow but in actuality, you are going to have a much easier time and recover much faster, so your total time will be less and with less complications.

Slow is smooth... and smooth is fast.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dryani on April 12, 2012, 08:05:59 PM
Any time you choose to do the maximum, allow yourself more time for distraction. You are probably going to be limber enough, but if you distract slower, you cause less trauma to soft tissue thus allowing you to go farther..... many patients have gone too far too fast and have suffered for it. You will think you are prolonging your LL by going so slow but in actuality, you are going to have a much easier time and recover much faster, so your total time will be less and with less complications.

Slow is smooth... and smooth is fast.

That is a good point. Perhaps I should distract at .75 mm per day instead of 1mm per day?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on April 12, 2012, 08:42:37 PM
That is a good point. Perhaps I should distract at .75 mm per day instead of 1mm per day?


Probably closer to .65mm but yeah you have the idea... just watch your X-rays and go just fast enough to outrun pre-consolidation.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Transformer on April 13, 2012, 05:25:59 AM
By "best" if you mean having an elevator shoe that increases my height by 2 or more inches, than thanks, but no thanks! I don't want to have people noticing something weird when I'm asked to take my shoes off. I don't want to worry about people thinking I wear lifts either. The idea of lifts or even elevator shoes is a huge turnoff for me, and I don't know why!? I just feel like I'm faking it, and I want to be tall (I should say taller) on my own accord.

It's a really personal thing. I just despise people who try to cover things up, like girls who wear too much makeup. I can come to terms with a 1 inch lift, but that'll even take up some heavy consideration.

Thats exactly how I feel about lifts. I would never wear them. But I've noticed, guys who are between 5'6-5'8 won't wear them. It's usually 5'6 and under guys who wear them. And that's okay but still faking it like you said.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Transformer on April 13, 2012, 05:28:26 AM
I looked like a flipping idiot in my first pair of elevator shoes. I'm 5 ft 7 and out of the blue showed up to work one day standing close to 5 foot 10! What's worse is that they were big, bulky, and made weird sounds whenever I walked. I made up some story that they were supposed to help my flat feet but I don't think anyone bought it.
I experimented with a few other pairs but the all hurt like hell. I then moved to lifts which were a bit more comfortable and more versatile because I could move them to different pairs of shoes. However, whenever I visited family or one of my Asian friends I had to remove my shoes so I was back to square one!

haha


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on April 16, 2012, 02:33:51 PM
Thats exactly how I feel about lifts. I would never wear them. But I've noticed, guys who are between 5'6-5'8 won't wear them. It's usually 5'6 and under guys who wear them. And that's okay but still faking it like you said.


Legendary American actor John Wayne stood 6 ft 4 and wore 3-4 inch lifts because he wanted to appear larger than life in public.  >:(

Screenwriter William Goldman, in his Adventures in Screen Trade book: Which Lie Did I Tell, comments that "Movie stars are short...You see, stars have lifts in their boots....They have lifts in their shoes, their loafers, their slippers. I know one who has lifts in their socks. But no one has figured out a way to put lifts in their feet (yet)"


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on April 16, 2012, 03:52:37 PM
Legendary American actor John Wayne stood 6 ft 4 and wore 3-4 inch lifts because he wanted to appear larger than life in public.  >:(

Screenwriter William Goldman, in his Adventures in Screen Trade book: Which Lie Did I Tell, comments that "Movie stars are short...You see, stars have lifts in their boots....They have lifts in their shoes, their loafers, their slippers. I know one who has lifts in their socks. But no one has figured out a way to put lifts in their feet (yet)"

There is a thread on this forum that injects something into the feet to gain 1-2cm or something.. MMT said he would do it but I think he has not.... there are some who have though. I guess that is one way of putting lifts in your feet.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on April 16, 2012, 10:39:32 PM
There is a thread on this forum that injects something into the feet to gain 1-2cm or something.. MMT said he would do it but I think he has not.... there are some who have though. I guess that is one way of putting lifts in your feet.

I am familiar with that thread. MMT took the plunge in Beijing and gained 3 inches. He is very happy with this new height. This may sound funny but I'd rather do LL than inject something into my feet.  :P


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Redemption on April 17, 2012, 06:23:23 AM
I am familiar with that thread. MMT took the plunge in Beijing and gained 3 inches. He is very happy with this new height. This may sound funny but I'd rather do LL than inject something into my feet.  :P

Im with ya man, having lifts injected into the bottom of your feet can throw off a lot of the dynamics of walking and getting around plus it will look very peculiar.

No, I'd rather do LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: newuser1 on May 06, 2012, 10:21:07 PM
I wear started wearing 2. 5 inch insoles, but it was a little difficult to walk in them, so I switched to 1. 5.  It's a little easier if you get a slightly bigger shoe size.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 07, 2012, 02:24:39 AM
Newuser1 - I am a recover lift and elevator shoe wearer. You are right, bigger shoe size is the key to comfortably (or as close to comfortable as one can get) with lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 13, 2012, 02:45:11 AM
I had an event the other night so I broke out the good ole elevator shoes. The funny thing about the shoes is that they advertised 2.5 inches of increased height. However, when I put them on and measured myself, I was only an inch taller!  :P

I also had to make sure that I walked slowly so that my gait did not look mechanical, and so that I didn't fall and bust my ass on the sleek carpet. Cannot wait to get LL and throw those damn shoes away!  :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: stevie on May 17, 2012, 02:36:47 AM
Where do we find these shoes?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 17, 2012, 02:58:16 AM
Stevie Tallmenshoes.com is one place. If you want more high-end elevator shoes look up donsfootwear.com They can even do custom made elevator shoes. There is also the Richlee shoe company (low-end) and Bugarri shoes www.bugarrishoes.com

Hope that helps!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: elevatorshoes on May 17, 2012, 03:48:45 AM
Most Shoe lifts are designed to just squish down so they fit in your shoes ( and also to expire after 2-3 months so you need to buy a new pair)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 17, 2012, 07:49:48 AM
elevatorshoes is right. Lifts wear out after a few months because of body weight constantly crushing them. Funny, I'm packing for a business trip to Hong Kong right now and found a pair of lifts in my suitcase! LOL


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: stevie on May 17, 2012, 08:17:11 AM
Thank you, Dookieman.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 17, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
Hey Dook. After your LL, you should have a pair of those put in a glass case and keep it just for laughs. ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 18, 2012, 01:51:25 AM
LMBO!!! That is a good idea. Keep it in a safe place right next to my college diploma and Milli Vanelli album! LOL


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Redemption on May 20, 2012, 12:09:26 AM
LMBO!!! That is a good idea. Keep it in a safe place right next to my college diploma and Milli Vanelli album! LOL

Hey Dookieman, when stores advertise elevator shoes on their website and they say a 2 inch increase, does that mean 2 inches including the heel? So overall you are going to be 1 inch taller than you would have? Or do they mean a two inch lift embedded in the shoe not including the heel?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 20, 2012, 04:01:37 AM
I think it's two inches including the heel. They have a slanted thing inside the shoe that puts your heel up. And, looking at the shoes I wrote about above, the heel is also kinda big (I just noticed that). I was wrong however, I had some one measure me with them on again I was 5 ft 9. So, a two in increase.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 20, 2012, 04:18:07 AM
LMBO!!! That is a good idea. Keep it in a safe place right next to my college diploma and Milli Vanelli album! LOL

Great. You had to mention Milli Vanilli.... now I am singing "Blame it on the Rain" in my head..... thanks a lot..... a lotta guys on here are probably saying Milli who???

So you were 5'9" with them on, that is only about 1" more than a regular shoe?? doesn't seem like it's worth the discomfort for only an extra inch???


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: RDenmark on May 20, 2012, 09:25:59 AM
There is plenty of nike sneakers which has a good lift in them! :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 20, 2012, 11:29:52 PM
Great. You had to mention Milli Vanilli.... now I am singing "Blame it on the Rain" in my head..... thanks a lot..... a lotta guys on here are probably saying Milli who???

So you were 5'9" with them on, that is only about 1" more than a regular shoe?? doesn't seem like it's worth the discomfort for only an extra inch???

Yes I was 5 ft 9 but honestly I felt a lot taller in them so I'm changing my plea, this pair of elevator shoes are not so bad.  I wore them in Hong Kong this past weekend and for anyone who's been there, there is a lot of walking involved. Granted I had to be mindful of my gait but other than that they were fine. I was amazed at the height difference. I went from being one of the shortest people there to about average. Basically, I didn't feel height challenged with them on. So, to answer your question, the discomfort was worth it.

"GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE....OOH OOH OOH, I LOVE YOU!"


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: shortymcshortshorts on May 25, 2012, 06:36:20 AM
Wellll
Im trying to get lifts and am wondering which would be the highest i could go for daily use and walking? I walk a lot so i wouldnt want killer lifts lol.

And also, would lifts make my legs look longer, im kind of self conscious about how short my legs are. . .   :(


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Redemption on May 25, 2012, 07:17:42 AM
Wellll
Im trying to get lifts and am wondering which would be the highest i could go for daily use and walking? I walk a lot so i wouldnt want killer lifts lol.

And also, would lifts make my legs look longer, im kind of self conscious about how short my legs are. . .   :(

I would imagine that lifts would make your legs look a little bit longer because if you are wearing pants but I think that any lifts over 2 inches will be detrimental to a natural gait.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 25, 2012, 10:38:28 AM
You know lifts fit inside the shoes so I'm not sure if they make my legs look any longer. Remember, we all want a decent sized lift but they have to be able to fit comfortably inside our shoes. Imagine walking and your foot popping out because it isn't far enough down into the shoe. Boots are very good for lifts but again they can be uncomfortable if the top of your foot begins to hit the inside of the shoe.

As Redemption stated too much height does mess with your natural gait. The pair of elevator shoes I wore in Hong Kong were only 2 inch but it totally changed my stride. You are wearing heels so that kinda throws everything off.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 25, 2012, 12:39:19 PM
Wellll
Im trying to get lifts and am wondering which would be the highest i could go for daily use and walking? I walk a lot so i wouldnt want killer lifts lol.

And also, would lifts make my legs look longer, im kind of self conscious about how short my legs are. . .   :(
For daily use and relevantly normal walking, you shouldn't go over 2 inches (lifts+shoe, not only lifts because that will mean 3 inches at least in total which is too much).


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 25, 2012, 11:28:14 PM
Exactly Bodybuilder! The thing about lifts and elevator shoes is that you will not walk as you normally do. The more height the more uncomfortable they get. This is akin to the way women say they are in "killer heels", the same rings true for men who wear lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bulldozer on May 25, 2012, 11:46:29 PM
After LL i am 176.5cm at night (5'9.5) and i went to the local orthopedic shoe specialst who has designed me 1.5cm lifts that dont ware down over time, that fit perfectly under the main addidas insole that comes with the shoe. This takes me to 1.80 in trainers (small and comfortable lift that nobody would realise as it hidden under the shoe insole) and i think this is the minimun height u should not consider LL, as with a small amount of lift you really do feel on a level field with 50% of men here in the UK. The shoes look great and have high backs, so if any1 is interested i can send pics of them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 26, 2012, 01:53:48 AM
HELL YES WE WANT TO SEE PICS!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kevlar on May 26, 2012, 02:49:08 AM
Once I started wearing lifts I would never go out without them. . .  they're a blessing and a curse at the same time! :-\


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 26, 2012, 10:01:25 AM
Very good point. They hurt and are awkward but the height increase you get with them is like magic.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 26, 2012, 05:11:34 PM
I have never tried lifts, but I have bought shoes that were a size larger than my normal size 10 and put extra padding ( Dr.Scholls orthotics and air pillows), this gave me a boost and it was sooooo comfortable! It's worth trying ..... and cheap too!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Vato on May 26, 2012, 06:51:35 PM
when i walk in normal shoes I am 5'7 )5'6+inch.. and when i walk with the elevator shoes plus half inch lift, it adds 6 cms to my height and i feel tremendous difference standing at 5'8.5.. Also i want to mark out that elevator shoes which are advertised to give you 2-4 inches height increase, in reality are giving max 6cms real height gain.. so when you are wearing 3.6 inches elevator shoe and are thinking that u have added almost 9 cms to your height you are wrong...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kaizen on May 26, 2012, 11:17:35 PM
I like to have comfortable shoes, the most I ever get is around 1.5 inches with the type of shoes I use along with a dr.scholls insole lol. Damn it's going to feel good to stand around 5'8.5 after first surgery! Wont be the shortest one always.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 26, 2012, 11:29:02 PM
Vato is right. I discussed exactly what you said early in the thread.

Kaizen, how much longer until your surger?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kaizen on May 27, 2012, 02:43:51 AM
Vato is right. I discussed exactly what you said early in the thread.

Kaizen, how much longer until your surger?

I'm catching the plane to India on Monday at 12:30 pm....the time is finally here, been a very long month. Will get there the 29th and hopefully have surgery the 31st.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 27, 2012, 03:19:53 AM
I'm catching the plane to India on Monday at 12:30 pm....the time is finally here, been a very long month. Will get there the 29th and hopefully have surgery the 31st.

Good luck buddy... I know you have prepared very well and I look forward to seeing how well you fare......


For anyone who doesn't know this about Kaisen, he has been on a rigorous stretching program and can palm the floor standing on 5 inches of floor mats!!


Keep us posted!!  ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 27, 2012, 03:33:42 AM
I remember that! Kaizen is Plastic-man! Wait, I just dated myself.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kaizen on May 27, 2012, 03:45:41 AM
Haha, yeah I'll let you guys know how I'm doing every now and then. Once I get settled in, I plan on figuring out a safe workout routine over there to keep me busy.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 27, 2012, 01:58:27 PM
Guys, have anyone tried nike air max 2012?
I love these shoes and I want to buy a pair of them.
Have anyone measured how much height increase do they offer (without any added lift)?
I guess about 3cm, like my old nike air max, but I am not sure.
Not that 1cm means anything to me after LL, but I am curious,


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 27, 2012, 04:10:18 PM
Guys, have anyone tried nike air max 2012?
I love these shoes and I want to buy a pair of them.
Have anyone measured how much height increase do they offer (without any added lift)?
I guess about 3cm, like my old nike air max, but I am not sure.
Not that 1cm means anything to me after LL, but I am curious,

No but Sketchers  has some work boot ( or hiking boot) looking things that really make a difference. I wore stuff like that when I had my construction company and they made a huge difference and were very very comfortable.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on May 27, 2012, 04:11:47 PM
I remember that! Kaizen is Plastic-man! Wait, I just dated myself.


Hahaha. Isn't it kind of funny that he was called " Plastic Man"..... plastic doesn't even stretch! ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 27, 2012, 05:56:14 PM
No but Sketchers  has some work boot ( or hiking boot) looking things that really make a difference. I wore stuff like that when I had my construction company and they made a huge difference and were very very comfortable.
Really?
How much do you think they add?

However, sketchers are good and comfortable shoes for everyday, but they don't have the "space" design of a blue-black pair of air max 2012.
This is why I love these shoes so much. ;D
Anyone who owns a pair of them, please inform me how much height increase do they offer.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: RDenmark on May 27, 2012, 06:41:42 PM
Guys, have anyone tried nike air max 2012?
I love these shoes and I want to buy a pair of them.
Have anyone measured how much height increase do they offer (without any added lift)?
I guess about 3cm, like my old nike air max, but I am not sure.
Not that 1cm means anything to me after LL, but I am curious,

I wear the new Air Max 1, if that is the 2012 you talk about. It's an amazing shoe and I am 176-177 in them, and I am 173-174cms tall.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 27, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
I wear the new Air Max 1, if that is the 2012 you talk about. It's an amazing shoe and I am 176-177 in them, and I am 173-174cms tall.
So they add about 3 cm's as I thought.

Thank you Rasmus for the feedback!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kevlar on May 28, 2012, 09:14:16 AM
Guys, have anyone tried nike air max 2012?
I love these shoes and I want to buy a pair of them.
Have anyone measured how much height increase do they offer (without any added lift)?
I guess about 3cm, like my old nike air max, but I am not sure.
Not that 1cm means anything to me after LL, but I am curious,

I copped these with metallic volt colorways last year they give exactly 3.6cm!  ;D
Love hitting the gym in these!!  8)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: around7 on May 28, 2012, 12:28:16 PM
I copped these with metallic volt colorways last year they give exactly 3.6cm!  ;D
Love hitting the gym in these!!  8)

They are very unconfortable, very hard... But they increases your height about 3,4cm. Normal shoes increase about 2,5cm.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: systematic on May 28, 2012, 01:11:53 PM
I can't imagine wearing lifts because just the thought of having to take them off and look like an idiot would scare the shi* outta me lol. . .


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on May 28, 2012, 02:47:56 PM
HA HA they have both pros and cons. Funny but I know what you mean. I've went to the homes of co-workers and had to remove my shoes. I went from around 5 ft 10 to 5 ft 7. That was embarrassing.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 28, 2012, 03:48:36 PM
I copped these with metallic volt colorways last year they give exactly 3.6cm!  ;D
Love hitting the gym in these!!  8)
What is this?
Something added or a model of air max 2012?

If they give 3,6cm it is an excellent add for a normal and very comfortable shoe like that.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: around7 on May 28, 2012, 06:13:39 PM
What is this?
Something added or a model of air max 2012?

If they give 3,6cm it is an excellent add for a normal and very comfortable shoe like that.

Nike shox and some others give you 3,4cm to 3,6cm... But they are hard.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on May 28, 2012, 08:52:34 PM
Nike shox and some others give you 3,4cm to 3,6cm... But they are hard.
I already have a pair of silver nike shox.

I think they are very comfortable like most of the nike shoes I have.
I used to wear them in the gym and I never had any problem with them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kevlar on May 29, 2012, 01:29:53 AM
What is this?
Something added or a model of air max 2012?

If they give 3,6cm it is an excellent add for a normal and very comfortable shoe like that.

nothing added I measured the outer sole of my air max 2012, Placed a ruler next to it. It says 3.4-6 cm. But from the looks of the air max without measurement it looks like 3cm but it gives a bit more (including the insole that come with the shoe)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Kevlar on May 29, 2012, 01:45:49 AM
They are very unconfortable, very hard... But they increases your height about 3,4cm. Normal shoes increase about 2,5cm.

To each his own i guess, It depends on what you mean by normal? Most Nike shoes range between 2cm to as much as 3.6cm!
Some of my shoes I measured (without lifts):
Timberland = 3cm
Air max 2012 = 3.4cm (Since they are design for running, I find that they are extremely comfortable)
Air MAX 95's = 3.4cm
Nike Shox = 3cm
Air Force 1 = 3cm
and the list goes on.... Air Jordans, Lebrons, Kobies, Air Max 180............... ----->

so I'm guessing these shoes ain't "normal" since they are above 2.5cm!  :D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on June 04, 2012, 12:04:25 AM
Elevator shoes give you a double increase. You get the extra cm(s) in the bigger heel plus a lift inside the shoe. However, it may be more comfortable and less conspicuous if you just put a small lift inside a pair of Air Max etc.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 6ftby2014 on June 04, 2012, 04:01:13 AM
I have found that I get an extra .5 inch to an inch just by walking more upright and paying attention to my posture.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on June 04, 2012, 03:42:41 PM
Good posture is an imperative! And yes, by controlling one's posture you will get a nice boost of height.

Funny story, my daughter had a ballet recital tonight so I got all dressed up in my elevator shoes. I walked into the venue with swag and confidence that only a few extra inches can give. All of a sudden I spot former NBA player Marcus Douthit there. Dude is 6 ft 10!!!! Granted, I don't wanna be that tall but I could've given my elevator shoes the night off!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on June 13, 2012, 03:26:36 AM
Today I had a meeting so I broke out the trusty elevator shoes. I really like this pair because they are broken in and put me at a height of about 5 ft 10. However, once my driver dropped me off I noticed that it was raining like crazy. So, in order not to fall and look like a complete idiot, I had to take these little tiny baby steps. It was bad because cute women began to stare at me. Oh well, I'd rather walk slowly than bust my you know what on the concrete!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: REBUS on June 25, 2012, 03:51:00 AM
I have noticed that shorter women discriminate against height more than taller women.  I have much better chances of dating a 5'7 5'8 girl than a 5'2 girls.  I am 5'7 and with elevator shoes I am 5'9.  I have two dates with two different women, one 5'9 and one 5'8.  Both taller than me. I told them I am 5'8 (I am 5'7) and with my shoes I am 5'9. The funny thing is they don't even seem to mind it (so far). I rarely get to date girls that are 5'2 or 5'3. I dont know why.  I know studies show shorter girls discriminate more though.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on June 28, 2012, 07:29:25 AM
An article today said that actress Blake Lively only dates tall men. I'm okay with that as I neither find her talented nor attractive. However, I do take issue with what she said.

http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_story.aspx?Section=Movies&ID=ENTEN20120207836&subcatg=MOVIESINDIA&keyword=hollywood&nid=237083

"The 24-year-old actress - who is believed to be dating actor Ryan Reynolds - would feel like "the man" of the relationship if she romanced someone shorter than her own 5ft 10in."

So I guess what she's implicitly saying is that men under 5 ft 10 aren't deserving of her or her respect. I know some one this forum will just file this under "Oh well she's one of those shallow Hollywood types." However, things are not that simple. She is an actress with a following and influence. Her words and actions carry a lot of currency.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Seabourn on June 29, 2012, 02:00:54 AM
Quote from: Dookieman link=topic=598. msg61288#msg61288 date=1340868565
An article today said that actress Blake Lively only dates tall men.  I'm okay with that as I neither find her talented nor attractive.  However, I do take issue with what she said.

hxxp: movies. ndtv. com/movie_story. aspx?Section=Movies&ID=ENTEN20120207836&subcatg=MOVIESINDIA&keyword=hollywood&nid=237083

"The 24-year-old actress - who is believed to be dating actor Ryan Reynolds - would feel like "the man" of the relationship if she romanced someone shorter than her own 5ft 10in. "

So I guess what she's implicitly saying is that men under 5 ft 10 aren't deserving of her or her respect.  I know some one this forum will just file this under "Oh well she's one of those shallow Hollywood types. " However, things are not that simple.  She is an actress with a following and influence.  Her words and actions carry a lot of currency.

Yes, but most women are under 5ft 10in.  I think it goes without saying that women generally want men who are taller than they are.  Blake Lively has said before that she's insecure about her height and sometimes she feels like a "man" or even a "tranny" because she's so tall.  Dating someone shorter would just feed those insecurities.  If you read the full article, it talks about how she likes men who can cook and dress well too.  You think just because she says these things that women will just start looking for the perfect man according to Blake Lively? No.  Every woman has her own taste and definition of who or who isn't "deserving" of them. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: elevatorshoes on June 29, 2012, 04:27:32 AM
I make 4 and 5 inch Boots, but only because of the demand for them. I make them in the military boot style so they can be strapped to the ankle and leg and so they still look normal.

The Taller the insert the harder to make. sob sob.

Anyways. Do you think a man can get away wearing The ladies wedge sneakers below? ( they are about 4 inches inside I would say) Its hard to have the best of both world and to still make the shoe look normal.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ii1q7dkO1qbobcxo3_1280.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ii1q7dkO1qbobcxo1_500.jpg)

Here is what I made. and that only has 3 inches inside.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yhb9FjwMs5M/T-0eVPNkxbI/AAAAAAAADOY/nhWIijyb03c/s1600/hike.jpg)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Transformer on June 29, 2012, 06:47:25 AM
I never saw the point of wearing lifts or elevator shoes, as soon as you take them off, you'll feel short again. It's a temporary escape. It's better to walk around in flats or sandals as a reminder and a drive to make that escape permanent with LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on June 30, 2012, 02:25:32 AM
Don's is a great brand and makes some quality shoes. I've worn them before and they were honestly the most comfortable elevator shoes I've ever had.

I understand the point that you are short once you take them off. However, for those moments when I'm at business meetings etc, I don't leave home w/o my elevator shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: josh87 on June 30, 2012, 07:33:51 PM
damn just yesterday I got caught with lifts        --------_________---------, i had a perfect run of 10 years (RIP)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Transformer on June 30, 2012, 07:41:17 PM
damn just yesterday I got caught with lifts        --------_________---------, i had a perfect run of 10 years (RIP)

That must of been embarrassing lol


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: josh87 on June 30, 2012, 07:43:19 PM
lol it was at least a 1 inch insole, i had dropped it.  At least I can say people was drunk already, but i just feel like ------___-------, that


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on July 01, 2012, 01:11:53 AM
WTH? How did you get caught. Please share your experience.


Title: LL in Australia
Post by: MichaelS on July 13, 2012, 01:47:17 AM
Hello, I am new to this website and was wondering if there are any other Australians out there who are considering or have already undergone LL surgery? I understand you cannot get it done for cosmetic reasons here in Australia and have to travel over seas to find a surgeon that will operate. 

Mike


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Near on July 16, 2012, 11:03:40 AM
Been wearing 2'' lifts for around a year now; never leave the house without them :P I know some people might find that a little sad, but the confidence boost makes it worth it for me.  All my mates know I wear them and I'm cool with that; they make the odd crack at them every now and again but that's what mates are for ;)

Quote
Hello, I am new to this website and was wondering if there are any other Australians out there who are considering or have already undergone LL surgery?

Yup, Aussie over here :) Won't be getting it done for a quite while (about to start raising the money), but once that's sorted I'll be up with Dr.  Xia


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: BlondeSwede on August 28, 2012, 06:32:29 PM
Quote from: josh87 link=topic=598. msg61378#msg61378 date=1341085399
lol it was at least a 1 inch insole, i had dropped it.   At least I can say people was drunk already, but i just feel like ------___-------, that

Are you embarrased about being short?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tallersoon on August 30, 2012, 06:52:06 PM
I bought my shoes from www. tallmenshoes. com
I have the TOTO - A8301 - 2. 8 Inches Taller (Black)
They are very nice looking for office work professional look.
They are suppose to make you 2. 8 inches taller but like you guys said, it includes the heels plus minus for the compression. 
I am 5'4 and am 5' 6" with the shoes on.  They are nice looking and pretty comfortable so I wear them to work with my dress pants.
The only bad side to it is that my dress pants almost always cling on to the back of the shoes so I always have to be worried about it.  ::)
I tried longer and shorter hem's on my pants and it still does the same.  It is better with a wider dress pants but then I look shorter if I wear baggy clothes.
Does this happen to anyone else?
I'm not embarrassed to be short at all.  I may get a little depressed at times at peoples short remarks and jokes but I try to brush them off and will retaliate with my LL when I come back taller than they are. (Cause and effect)
I would be embarrassed if someone found out I had lifts on! lol

I'm 5' 4. 25" and my goal(my dream) is to be 5' 7" with LL.  Then I will be 5' 8" with shoes.  My winspan is 5' 9".




Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on August 30, 2012, 07:19:24 PM
on those shoes you should be 5 5.5", they make you 1.5" taller than regular shoes.

you need to try the advertised 4" ones they sell on tallmenshoes as trainers CALDEN - K33291, they just released them so i hope to give them ago, they should make you 2.5" taller, it helps disguise yourself more because people don't even see a formal wear heel, going further down on the radar:)

if you want formal go donsfootwear vercelli, it is the only make i have seen that offer an advertised 4" that looks good.

yeah you need boot cut or relaxed jeans to wear these, otherwise the back heel shoes, yes even on the 1.5" heel lifts, making straight cut jeans longer doesn't help because they are not wide enough to cover the heel and the mid front of the shoe as the shoe is just generally BIGGER than regular shoes.

I'm 5 4.5" as well, I hope to get to 5 6.5" with one LL surgery in the next few years.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on August 30, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
TallerSoon: The only bad side to it is that my dress pants almost always cling on to the back of the shoes so I always have to be worried about it. 

I so know what you mean! I used to wear suits to work everyday and I hated it when my pants would get stuck in the boot! Not a good look.

AsTall: yeah you need boot cut or relaxed jeans to wear these, otherwise the back heel shoes, yes even on the 1.5" heel lifts, making straight cut jeans longer doesn't help because they are not wide enough to cover the heel and the mid front of the shoe as the shoe is just generally BIGGER than regular shoes.

You have this stuff down to a science my friend!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on August 31, 2012, 11:44:09 AM
When I first got them I wore about 3inches in my shoes.  It was very uncomfortable and hard to walk in, but I endured it. 
I wear shoes like these:
(http://hxxp: cdna. lystit. com/photos/2011/08/16/river-island-black-river-island-leather-hi-top-trainers-product-3-1644203-356348983_full. jpeg)
I always sized up short people, but everytime I did with the lifts, I just felt more sad because I also picture myself without them and compare the differences.  So now I only wear an inch. 
Height without shoes (night) - 5'3" (160cm).  Height with lifts - 5'5" (165cm). 
A few girls from my school commented on my late growth spurt LOL.  A week later I stop wearing lifts and it seems like they've lost interest in me again. 


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on September 08, 2012, 08:13:56 PM
Wow, look at these: http://www.tallmenshoes.com/elevator-shoes-k511615.html

5.2 inches taller - seems like an instant way to experience life after LL

i have those, PLEASE understand they make you 3 inches taller than a regular pair of shoes, the advertised gain isn't the actual gain due to your weight.

also i recommend donsfootwear fossato boots, don't buy those ones they are cheap, and since these are 3.0 inch lifts you walk very strange and you can't wear those boots inside.

I would stick with these

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/elevator-shoes-k33291.html - 2.5" increase

or these

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/f19723.html - 1.5" increase.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on September 09, 2012, 12:02:30 AM
AsTall is on point here. One does not get the advertised height because of the way the foot is positioned inside the shoe, and the decompression of body weight. Also, I can tell you from experience that you don't want to choose too high of a shoe as it will totally throw off your gait.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: ciekiu on September 19, 2012, 03:36:19 PM
I'm 5'6'' tall.  Got my first lifts yesterday, from tallmenshoes. com, standing 5'9'' with them.  The treatment that I now get from people is a lot friendlier than before.  Not as good as some 6'0'' would get, but way better than 5'6''.  I'm also considering LL surgery within the next few years.  Height equals money :-)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on September 19, 2012, 04:07:46 PM
@Ciekiu - Congratulations on  your purchase. I can still remember how good I felt when I laced up my first pair of elevator shoes. I must admonish you to be careful. You may get drunk on height and want to try out shoes with even bigger lifts!  ;)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on September 19, 2012, 08:38:43 PM
yes everyone treats you differently taller, i once wore the 3 inch ones (advertised 5.2") boots from tallmenshoes.

everyone at work was surprised by my height gain and was very reactive over me gaining 3 full inches over night!

everyone treat me different going from 5 4.5 > 5 7.5


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Zombikiller on September 19, 2012, 09:38:37 PM
I wear lifts when im out and about.  The lifts themselves only add 3cm plus the thickness of the shoe sole im at least 5cm taller and it always feels great.

I think a LL increase of 5cm and id be happy enough which would put me at 180cm but id probably get greedy and want 7cm and say im 6ft (well, 1cm off hehe)

 ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: josh87 on September 20, 2012, 03:41:55 PM
Are you embarrased about being short?

yes I am embarrassed of being short.  As I nearly what someone would call a midget or dwarf.  I'm only 5'1 here.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: kusop on September 20, 2012, 07:19:56 PM
yes I am embarrassed of being short.  As I nearly what someone would call a midget or dwarf.  I'm only 5'1 here.

man dont worry.
with 2 LLs u can reach 5'8 and all those who call u midget will be stunned and jealous.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: josh87 on September 20, 2012, 08:24:32 PM
man dont worry.
with 2 LLs u can reach 5'8 and all those who call u midget will be stunned and jealous.
:-\ that's too much, I would look worse than what I look right now


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: kusop on September 20, 2012, 08:24:56 PM
yes I am embarrassed of being short.  As I nearly what someone would call a midget or dwarf.  I'm only 5'1 here.
btw what ethnicity are you??


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: RDenmark on September 20, 2012, 10:12:20 PM
I feel you Josh, it sucks being short. Are you sure the height wouldn't outweight the proportion issues you would get? Have you thought about arm lengthening? I know there is a few on the forum that has been looking into it? 5'8 is a decent height, you could become even taller with lifts on. I'm 5'9 and I can definintly tell you that it's a decent height if you live in non scandinavic countries!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: josh87 on September 20, 2012, 11:35:06 PM
I'm mexican.  No my arms are pretty decent length.  My legs and torso are what I have trouble with.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on September 22, 2012, 02:32:14 AM
I'd like to share with you guys this pic.
On the left is 167cm (dream LL height) and on the right is no shoes 160cm
(http://i.imgur.com/Lb046.jpg)
note: I don't actually wear much when I go out. I'd probably only wear an inch.
So if I was to get LL in the tibias of 7cm, would you people say I don't look proportional?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Transformer on September 22, 2012, 08:23:47 AM
I think you would look fine proportion wise and longer tibs makes one appear taller than if you were to do femurs


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on October 27, 2012, 05:19:42 AM
I've never worn lifts.  Where can I get some good ones from? And are they noticeable? Can they be worn with any shoes?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: kusop on October 27, 2012, 09:13:09 AM
I've never worn lifts.  Where can I get some good ones from? And are they noticeable? Can they be worn with any shoes?
dont use it man.
I started using it and cant get rid of it. I am scared of being too short again. its ridiculous, i wish i never heard of lifts, now i am too dependent


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on October 27, 2012, 02:49:20 PM
Quote from: kusop link=topic=598. msg67502#msg67502 date=1351329189
dont use it man.
I started using it and cant get rid of it.  I am scared of being too short again.  its ridiculous, i wish i never heard of lifts, now i am too dependent

But I plan on getting LL surgery within the next year.  Are lifts noticeable.  How many inches do they give you?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Quixotic on October 27, 2012, 03:10:05 PM
A 5'6" boy came back after the summer holidays one time and was suddenly taller than me.  He claimed he grew nearly 4 inches in that time.  He went around boasting to all the people that called him small before that he was nearly as tall as them.

Needless to say, the abuse he got when he had to take he shoes off to get changed for sports was borderline awful.  Because he was still 5'6", but had 4 inch lifts.  We wouldn't have minded if he hadn't squared up to every guy who teased him before and aggressively attacked them for all the abuse he got before.  But for some people, the fact that he had the nerve to  call himself taller because he was wearing lifts was just disrespectful, and they just laid into him further.

He still wears them.  He got a girlfriend out of school who was 5'7".  When people at my school found out about this, they messaged the girl asking if he had ever taken he shoes off - she said no, but she didn't think it was anything weird.  The next day, when he came round, she asked him to take off his shoes. I think you can guess what happens next.

I would have sympathy for him, but the first thing he said to me when he came back 4 inches 'taller' was that I was a 'F***** midget' when I was literally a cm smaller than him.  It's not like I was one of those people who called him small before anyway - I never talked to him. 

Whenever anyone asks how tall he is now he always says '5'10"', which is ridiculous.  And he can't get away with it forever.  He's living a lie.

By all means, wear lifts if you plan on doing ll.  If you don't, I seriously reccomend you don't - all it does is paper over the cracks.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on October 28, 2012, 10:02:02 PM
Can anyone suggest some lifts that are comfortable and would give at least a 2 inch increase. I am new to lifts and I'm assuming they are insoles placed in whatever shoes you're wearing, true?  ??? I'm looking for something comfortable that wont give me a awkward walk.

Thanks


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on October 28, 2012, 10:07:57 PM
well shoe lifts and elevator shoes are sometimes called the same thing.

you should buy elevator shoes anyway.

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/k232inta1.html

this is THE BEST pair that will give you 2" more height than a regular shoe.

do not go for the casual range they offer, they are not comfortable, sneaker/sporty is the best, they have the most cushioning.

I have worn the 2.5" version of that shoe, people say I look like I walk normally, but no it does change my gate, i'd say the 1.5" version allows you to walk 100% comfortably.

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/elevator-shoes-3313.html < 1.5" version here.

conversely when i wear the 3.5" boots people notice I walk strange, but it is not noticeable at 2.5" even though I feel I walk wierd


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on October 28, 2012, 11:29:35 PM
well shoe lifts and elevator shoes are sometimes called the same thing.

you should buy elevator shoes anyway.

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/k232inta1.html

this is THE BEST pair that will give you 2" more height than a regular shoe.

do not go for the casual range they offer, they are not comfortable, sneaker/sporty is the best, they have the most cushioning.

I have worn the 2.5" version of that shoe, people say I look like I walk normally, but no it does change my gate, i'd say the 1.5" version allows you to walk 100% comfortably.

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/elevator-shoes-3313.html < 1.5" version here.

conversely when i wear the 3.5" boots people notice I walk strange, but it is not noticeable at 2.5" even though I feel I walk wierd

I have many shoes. I'm kind of a shoe fetish guy. I'm really looking for something to put into my loafers and dress (formal) shoes. I dont care about using them for sneakers because I only wear them when I'm working out.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on October 28, 2012, 11:31:54 PM
well you can use lifts then but the gain you get form them isnt that much, there just isnt much room in regular shoes to lift you up, maybe you can get 1" more out of lifts but than the shoe regularly gives but i doubt you'd get 2" unless you bought a large boot a bigger size up or something.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on October 29, 2012, 06:54:59 AM
I've been wearing lifts since 2002.  Hate every second of it.
Hate the damage it does to my shoes. 
Hate that it limits which shoes I can wear.
Hate the way I walk in them(The more inches you go the more you walk like a disabled person. 
Hate the pain in my feet. 
Hate the fear of being found out.
Hate having to replace them.

Why does it limit the shoes you can wear?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on October 29, 2012, 07:00:04 AM
A 5'6" boy came back after the summer holidays one time and was suddenly taller than me.  He claimed he grew nearly 4 inches in that time.  He went around boasting to all the people that called him small before that he was nearly as tall as them.

Needless to say, the abuse he got when he had to take he shoes off to get changed for sports was borderline awful.  Because he was still 5'6", but had 4 inch lifts.  We wouldn't have minded if he hadn't squared up to every guy who teased him before and aggressively attacked them for all the abuse he got before.  But for some people, the fact that he had the nerve to  call himself taller because he was wearing lifts was just disrespectful, and they just laid into him further.

He still wears them.  He got a girlfriend out of school who was 5'7".  When people at my school found out about this, they messaged the girl asking if he had ever taken he shoes off - she said no, but she didn't think it was anything weird.  The next day, when he came round, she asked him to take off his shoes. I think you can guess what happens next.

I would have sympathy for him, but the first thing he said to me when he came back 4 inches 'taller' was that I was a 'F***** midget' when I was literally a cm smaller than him.  It's not like I was one of those people who called him small before anyway - I never talked to him.  

Whenever anyone asks how tall he is now he always says '5'10"', which is ridiculous.  And he can't get away with it forever.  He's living a lie.

By all means, wear lifts if you plan on doing ll.  If you don't, I seriously reccomend you don't - all it does is paper over the cracks.


there is only one 4" lifts I have seen

was he in this one?

https://www.bugarrishoes.com/index.php?collectionID=1731&page=collectionDet&offset=1#.UI4pTcXtQaA

advertised gain is 5.5", actualy gain vs regular shoe is 4.0"

Note: I am in talks with allan from donsfootwear and he is going to make a 4.0" version of the fossato boot, he may even make a 4.5" version later, bringing me to 5' 9"


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on October 29, 2012, 08:26:32 AM
I haven't purchased any of these but here are some cheap elevator shoes that are fashionable.
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_nkw=height&_sacat=93427&LH_BIN=1&_ssn=multicasual3237&_odkw=&_osacat=93427&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Bon on December 27, 2012, 02:47:14 PM
yeah it sucks cause i can only wear boots w/ my 4.5cm lifts. i think that's the most i would go and nothing more. w/ proper boots i'm standing at around 5'6.5-5'7. which by all means is decent enough for me as my starting height is 160cm. lol. thinking about getting nicer shoes more specifically sneakers w/ the same added amount. if i can walk comfortably in those i don't think i'll need LL. com'on! make more nice shoes for us shorties! haah


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NaughtyGuy91 on December 27, 2012, 10:01:45 PM
Ihv never tried lifts but i wear high ankle Nike sneakers(315-122-607). . they increase my height by about an inch. . i would like to try out converse/sneakers with about 1. 5-2 inches elavation. . that would put me at about 5'7" :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Jenkejones on December 27, 2012, 10:20:10 PM
I wear these sketchers:

(http://i49.tinypic.com/146uiq.jpg)


I put one insole in them as well, increases my height 2 inches.

No one ever suspects anything because sketchers are a common brand name here in the states.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on December 27, 2012, 10:52:04 PM
(https://www.bugarrishoes.com/images/W_image_resized/8523.jpg?boga=52ieabfsh1)

get a solid 4" out of these vs. regular flats, 5" vs barefoot height.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NaughtyGuy91 on December 28, 2012, 10:03:36 AM
ATATAW Sounds real sweet :) But doesnt it bother you when you have to take off your shoes infront of others(spclly when on a date)??


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on December 29, 2012, 02:45:44 AM
I just work around it, straight to bed/sofa.

well I get more out of these than 1 LL, I will always be in lifts, even if I do 2 LL, it will just be 2" max.

Need to get used to them, and the plans to dodge around the height loss.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MilitaryGuy on December 29, 2012, 03:00:38 AM
I'm about 5'5 1/2.  I wear lifts that were marketed to be 3 inches, but, after I measured them, they come out to be about 2 1/2.  But 5'8 is better than 5'5 1/2 so I'll take it.   ;D


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on December 29, 2012, 05:44:12 AM
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/asia-focus_2242_7859254)

these are my favourite 2.5" from tallmenshoes calden sneaker range.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on December 29, 2012, 06:03:00 AM
(https://www.bugarrishoes.com/images/W_image_resized/8523.jpg?boga=52ieabfsh1)

get a solid 4" out of these vs. regular flats, 5" vs barefoot height.

I have a pair of these and I call them my Herman Munster or Frankenstein shoes. They are very heavy and make a clog sound when I walk.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on December 29, 2012, 06:09:29 AM
umm weren't those the tallmenshoes calden range that you bought?

these are VERY different, they are not like the other ones.

I had all 4 calden 5.0" ones (3.5" taller vs regular shoe)

and I know bugarri does 3 5.0" ones

this is the 5.5" one, its 10x better than those ones.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NaughtyGuy91 on January 01, 2013, 08:13:48 PM
These are i the sneakers i use (http://i47.tinypic.com/efi3ac.jpg)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TheGreatOne on January 01, 2013, 08:25:25 PM
Here are mine:

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2yx5evl.gif)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TheGreatOne on January 01, 2013, 08:27:01 PM
These are i the sneakers i use (http://i47.tinypic.com/efi3ac.jpg)

Where do you order Nike ones from and how many inches do they give you?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NaughtyGuy91 on January 01, 2013, 11:13:34 PM
I bought a couple of pairs from a Nike showroom close to my place..these arent as good as lifts as they dont have insoles..theyl giv you a max increase of an inch


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Fiveeight on January 02, 2013, 03:32:42 AM
(https://www.bugarrishoes.com/images/W_image_resized/8523.jpg?boga=52ieabfsh1)

get a solid 4" out of these vs. regular flats, 5" vs barefoot height.

Five inches??? Really?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on January 02, 2013, 04:56:06 AM
Mine do make me taller but I'm not sure if they make me 5 inches taller. I have two pairs  and they are both very big and loud. Another challenge with them was trying to be discreet while wearing them. I wear suits for work and they just didn't look right with them but, they looked a lot better when I wore jeans.

Astallastheaverage- We have a store in the mall here that also sells them. I'm going to see if what they have is any better than the other two pairs I own.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 02, 2013, 05:09:01 AM
you have a walk in store?

I have only seen 3 online outlets that do "extra heightening boots", tallmenshoes, donsfootwear and bugarri shoes.

they started to make them in 2010, the calden ones look bad, give 3.5" vs regular flats (4.5" vs barefoot)

donsfootwear ones look great, they make 2 models.

bugarri make those, they are the best.

increasing shoes (constep) also make ones like these but they are impossible to walk in, maybe you have those ones.

you are probably thinking of these
(https://www.bugarrishoes.com/images/W_image_resized/8535.jpg?boga=844sxy8648)

bugarri sell 3 like these, and calden/tallmenshoes sell 4 like these, they make you 3.5" taller vs flats, they are horrible looking, the bugarri 4.0" one looks 10x better and 100% "normal" like doc martins.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on January 02, 2013, 08:59:54 PM
Five inches??? Really?

The pairs that I have look exactly like this.

Oh yes in El Monte, California there is a warehouse where I would sometimes go to buy lifts. I've tried almost every brand out there but found most pairs uncomfortable. So, I went to a walk in store to discuss best heights, how to walk in them etc. Here in the Philippines, there is a store inside the Mall of Asia that sells elevator shoes.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 02, 2013, 09:32:32 PM
well I have those and they are NOT heavy.

they are very light, as light as the sneaker lifts I have.

on the sound they make, its just the same sound doc martins make as it has a boot sole.

they look fairly normal in comparison to most boots.

not sure on the ones you have, maybe they differ somehow, does it say "bugarri" in the inside of the shoe, because they do on mine.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 03, 2013, 12:11:12 PM
Ok I just want to confirm I was wearing these shoes again today.

they are the lightest shoes on the market, it's like walking on feathers, they are just like wearing regular flats, I am not kidding here.

you should give these ones a go.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Dookieman on January 03, 2013, 09:51:06 PM
That sounds great. I'll take your advice and get a pair or two.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dice1985 on January 04, 2013, 02:18:09 PM
no i never did actually i used to wear flat shoes all the time ,till 2 years ago started to wear nike air max it increase my height by an inch this is the last one i got i have about 5 of them dif styles

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2lo55zq.jpg)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dgdts on January 15, 2013, 07:12:19 AM
i tried a pair of 1 inch lifts today. i couldn't stop my heel from slipping. i tried the heel lock lacing technique and it helped a bit but i do not understand how people can walk around like this.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on January 15, 2013, 10:53:32 AM
i tried a pair of 1 inch lifts today. i couldn't stop my heel from slipping. i tried the heel lock lacing technique and it helped a bit but i do not understand how people can walk around like this.
It's very uncomfortable. It won't do any good if you're trying to dance. Some people, once they experience shoe lifts, they get hooked on to it and won't go anywhere else without them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 15, 2013, 12:03:24 PM
this is incorrect.

seriously 0.5-1.5" are easy to walk in for 8+ hours and you can dance in them etc.

it is 2.0-4.0" that are hard to walk in and not good for dancing.

ask any girl about kitten vs stelleto heels they will say its hard to dance in the latter.

but you should be fine with elevator shoe with a gain of 3" (actual is 1.5") for dancing, running etc.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on January 15, 2013, 12:13:15 PM
I'm not saying you can't walk in them properly, you can. I'm just trying to say that they're not comfortable vs a normal pair of shoes to do things. I'm not old enough to own a car, so I don't have the luxury of walking in the lifts for a short period of time. I rely on public transport + walking


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 15, 2013, 12:19:03 PM
I believe elevator shoes are much more comfortable than lifts, I think they have proper heel support.

try this dgdts & NBW

http://www.tallmenshoes.com/k3312.html

that will give you 1" of height vs. flats, saying things like "how can someone walk around like this" in reference to 1" lifts is silly, it is 100% easy.

and I walk around in 4" lifts for an hour and 2.5" for an hour, you cannot run in them, but they are certainly walkable.

I have been on nights out in clubs with 3.5" lifts as well, for a good treck, it's not that tough, girls are in high heels, they are 10x worse as there is little support for them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: NBW on January 15, 2013, 12:58:33 PM
1.5" I can do. 2" is hard for me. It doesn't look natural when I walk. It looks like I'm struggling to try and walk as normal as I can without messing up the walking pattern.

thanks for the suggestion though. You should become an online shoe elevator salesman


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: AsTallAsWomen on January 15, 2013, 01:38:43 PM
here is my description of the type of shoes you get in the market now, and how well you can walk in them, I have tried them all so I know what it's like to have each gain.

Type of shoes

0.5”- 1.5” can be had in sneaker/formal wear, and can be worn for 8 hours with 100% ease and you can run in them.

2.0” - 2.5” are available in sneaker/formal wear, and can be worn for about 30 minutes with 70% ease and you cannot run in them.

3.5” - 4.0” can only be had in “boot form” (aka big soles) and can be worn for about 30 minutes with 70% ease and you cannot run in them.

Note: Usually boot form doesn’t look that great, most attire is designed for sneaker/dress; you can get away with boots if the height is really needed, unfortunately most boots are generally seen as being socially unacceptable to wear inside and you ideally cannot get married in them.

note: these are the actual gains, so the 2.5" is an elevator shoes with an advertised gain of 4.0" etc.

with that being said YOU DO walk normally in all of these, I have tested them with my mum and asked if if I walk wierd in these? and she said NO on the 2.5" ones and NO on the 4.0" ones, you do not walk weird so you needn't worry about that.

and you really should be able to walk in these for hours, even the 4.0" ones, women are way worse off in heels than you are in elevator shoes, elevator shoes are like a wedge heel with even more support, to compare them to high heels it is like they are beginners heels.

also I have seen 5 year old girls in high-ish heels (2") with less support than elevator shoes, come on guys, man up!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dgdts on January 17, 2013, 05:25:10 AM
too bad i already bought 4 pairs of shoes just last month. maybe next time. they do have my size, which is rare. so thats nice.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sharpie on January 17, 2013, 12:19:32 PM
Do lifts not make you feel fake? I want to be comfortable barefoot at my height, around any person at any time


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Sharpie on January 17, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
(http://bestshoelifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/imagesCA5WFJ35.jpg)

I've been rocking these lately


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: dice1985 on March 03, 2013, 09:32:49 AM
(http://bestshoelifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/imagesCA5WFJ35.jpg)

I've been rocking these lately

hahahaha


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Agrios on March 13, 2013, 11:07:16 PM
I'm 5'10 and I wear 2. 5 inch lifts =P

I think I started wearing the lifts about a year ago.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Captain America on March 14, 2013, 01:46:14 AM
(http://bestshoelifts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/imagesCA5WFJ35.jpg)

I've been rocking these lately

Did ATAW loan you those?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: uprising on March 23, 2013, 12:02:21 AM
Mainly just think soled boots


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Need2BTaller on March 23, 2013, 12:32:12 AM
Did ATAW loan you those?

Holy sh!t just saw this and is cracking up...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: URaiseMeUp on March 30, 2013, 07:36:19 PM
I have 2 separate pairs from Don's that are really incredibly well made, but I just don't wear them enough to warrant what I spent on them.   Height increase is for real though.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: a1_z1 on March 31, 2013, 02:11:40 PM
The problem with lifts....in my opinion, is that after a while almost everyone suspects it. No matter how much you hide it.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: aim11 on April 09, 2013, 12:18:00 AM
Has anyone bought shoes from increasing shoes .  com.   They had a pair i thought looked good but ive heard they fall apart easily and they scam u out of ur money if u try to return them.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Tallersoon on April 22, 2013, 05:02:52 AM
Do lifts not make you feel fake? I want to be comfortable barefoot at my height, around any person at any time

Yes, I stopped wearing them for now but most of the time felt like Clark kent hiding the shoes or keeping them on all day in the house when I have company. Making sure I remove the lifts if we are drinking just in-case I pass out on the couch and someone removes my shoes cause I'm asleep. Always on the back of my head.
Afraid to take them to a club in NYC and you get patted down and sometimes they make you take your shoes off, that would be embarrassing.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: EricCartman on April 27, 2013, 12:33:05 AM
Actually I have a pair of insoles and a pair of elevator shoes: I don't feel a real disconfort with them, but I'm conscious that they solve the problem only apparently.  By the way, this is actually the only solution I can afford. . .  maybe in the future I'll consider a surgery, if it is possible.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Joker on June 03, 2013, 10:10:55 AM
Anyone and everyone in the market for elevator shoes should know that they are not alone in their quest to be a few inches taller.  Any simple Google search will tell you that A-list actor Tom Cruise and superstar producer Simon Cowell are avid users of elevator shoes.  Size really does matter in this world and if there is something that can be done to increase your height, you should seize the golden opportunity and make it happen.



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: jenslarsen on June 03, 2013, 12:04:26 PM
Anyone and everyone in the market for elevator shoes should know that they are not alone in their quest to be a few inches taller.  Any simple Google search will tell you that A-list actor Tom Cruise and superstar producer Simon Cowell are avid users of elevator shoes.  Size really does matter in this world and if there is something that can be done to increase your height, you should seize the golden opportunity and make it happen.



Looking at the posting history of Joker, I smell subtle advertising...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Apliph on June 03, 2013, 10:32:46 PM
I heard a lot of people have knee and back problems from wearing lifts.   I stay away from them and just wear normal dress shoes and deal with being short instead of having knee and back pain.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: john_r on July 30, 2013, 06:20:47 AM
I have two pairs of shoe lifts, one is for casual and the other one is for formal events.  I also have a pair of rubber shoes to get those feet more relaxed when I needed it to.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: theuprising on August 29, 2013, 09:29:17 AM
If orthotics counts then yes, give about 1 inch height.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Messi88 on September 01, 2013, 12:20:35 PM
After LL surgery I will never wear lifts again.  It will be great to wear shoes without putting lifts in them, FREEDOM AT LAST!!

I would still be about 5-6 cm taller as well, the lifts I wear are only about 1. 5 cm(about 4 cm with heel), but It's amazing what such a minimal lift can do for the confidence.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TomD on September 01, 2013, 06:30:56 PM
I have tried putting socks in my shoes to add 2 inches to my height. It makes a huge difference. However, its embarrassing when you take your shoes off you have to make sure you do it in private.

About 6 months ago I bought 3 inch lifts and wore them all over the place. They made me 5ft 10 and my confidence was enormous for the time I wore the lifts in my boots.

However, its a lie .Every time I took the boots off it revealed my lie to myself and just reminded me I was not 5 10. I was 5ft 7.

The LL is going to solve all these issues permanently.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Andre01 on September 02, 2013, 04:01:24 AM
I am still puzzled by ppl who say they gain 3 inches from lifts.

I have 5 cm lifts that give me 3cm gain at most. The reason for the actual gain being less than the maximum (heel size of the lift has been discussed before).

It seems the most I can gain from lfts is 5cm.
This ofcos excludes the gain that we get from shoes (2-3.5cm)

So when you guys say u gained 3inches are you saying you were38inches taller than u would be without the lift in the shoe (i.e. shoe only with no lift)


I cant think of a normal boot that would even fit a foot plus a 7.5cm material at the pivot point of the foot.

By the way, the 3cm that I get from the lift is a world of difference. I cant imagine how I feel being 12cm after LL :D

My housemate is an inch taller than me. And with my big boots and lift that give me 7cm all together from barefoot, I feel like I am almost towering him lol.  LL is going to be a life changer  yeaaahhhh hhooooo!!!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: TomD on September 02, 2013, 05:46:43 AM
I am still puzzled by ppl who say they gain 3 inches from lifts.

You need high boots like 'army boots' type thing. High ankle supports so you can cram your foot in and just loosen the laces. Trust me, I had to figure it all out but I did it.

 :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: thetallerman on September 02, 2013, 06:34:30 AM
My personal way of wearing lifts and keeping it pretty secretive is to use high top shoes and then putting in an inch and a half lift, I actually made it myself.  This works like a charm.  I folded paper into tiny squares and cut them out, stacked them and then duck taped it, a simple and easy 1 and 1/2 inch lift hahah :D

With normal shoes the lift pushes your feet almost all the way out but high top shoes give you a ton more space without having to resort to boots.  And it makes your increased height gain look totally natural from the outside, unlike boots where people know those give you an added boost, just my two cents.

This is probably what I'll continue to wear as I convince people that my 3 inch gain (soon to get from the precise 2 :) ) is from a late growth spurt, as I'm only 22!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: a1_z1 on October 08, 2013, 01:34:09 AM
My personal way of wearing lifts and keeping it pretty secretive is to use high top shoes and then putting in an inch and a half lift, I actually made it myself.  This works like a charm.  I folded paper into tiny squares and cut them out, stacked them and then duck taped it, a simple and easy 1 and 1/2 inch lift hahah :D

With normal shoes the lift pushes your feet almost all the way out but high top shoes give you a ton more space without having to resort to boots.  And it makes your increased height gain look totally natural from the outside, unlike boots where people know those give you an added boost, just my two cents.

This is probably what I'll continue to wear as I convince people that my 3 inch gain (soon to get from the precise 2 :) ) is from a late growth spurt, as I'm only 22!

here is another way - use high tops and than fit a smaller size shoe HEEL inside the high tops ....cool eeh !
having said that people who look for this can spot it cause you walk slightly different plus you can see that something is off, if you know what I mean.Nothing beats just being taller I guess.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: migja on December 15, 2013, 05:52:25 PM
I've been wearing lifts since I was 17. . shortly after I first "realised" I was short, it started with a bit of tissue and then when to insoles.   Lift-wearing pretty much dominates my life and I wouldn't dare be seen in public without at least a 1 inch lift in my shoes/socks and maintain perfect posture at all times.   I even hate to walk around barefoot around the house alone my dissatisfaction with my height and short legs is so profound, and so this need to be taller is pretty extreme.   In formal socials I boost the height up as much as physically possible in my shoes (maybe as much as 3 inches in a good heeled boot to scrape 6ft).   I get assumed to be 5"10-11 in day-day life but obviously I know it's a lie.   Sometimes I have issues with heel pain and I know I'm doing myself harm long term, which is a constant worry but I can't stop. . . I can't wait until I am able to have limb-lengthening, I am 23 now and this has gone on for long enough, and a highlight from the outcome will be the freedom to able to wear whatever footwear I like (and lack of), and actually to be about the height I've been portraying to people all these years.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: verbalhermanmunster on December 31, 2013, 02:41:12 PM
I was always short all the way through school and high school and it never troubled me at all, as I'd never known any different it was never an issue.  And then when I got to 15 and 16 I began to shoot up.  But still I was never seen as tall and always thought of myself as below average, however I soon became intrigued with it and began to hate the fact that I always seemed to be hovering around other guy's shoulder-height and also hating the fact that girls would often seem to be less keen on me due to the fact I was often shorter than the other guys around and sometimes shorter/or the same height as them.

I never wanted to know my height but then at the age of nineteen I measured myself and found myself to be 5'9 which I accepted, although as with most of us I wanted to ideally be about 6'2.  Anyway a few years later and I broke my ankle while at Uni, so after that there was a lot of physio and I was measured frequently and found myself to always be between 179 cm and 181 cm so about 5'11.  Clearly I had had another late growth spurt.  However even now when out and about I feel on the shorter side when compared to most men. 

I work in a supermarket and am often having to stand by those self-service machines to keep an eye on them.  While I'm there the public are always walking past and I usually find myself shorter than male passers-by (although mostly the younger ones as often older ones will have lost height).  In fact there are at least 3 female regulars who are between 6'2 and 6'4 (and that's in normal shoes).

I also remember once standing at a really busy bar while having a night out at uni and looking round to find out of this cramped place I was easily one of the shortest.  The general population definitely seem to be getting taller.

 So recently I bought a pair of shoe inserts which probably, taking into account compression, give me just under an inch to half an inch of height.  Unfortunately they won't fit in my work shoes but it's amazing just how much it makes a difference!

I don't know whether it's a psychological thing but lifts really do lift you it would appear.  So yeah at 5'11 I shouldn't feel short but I definitely feel below average, for a guy to break the 6 foot barrier seems so common now.  In fact with my close male friends I think the heights are about 5'7, 5'10, 6'1, 6'1, 6'1, 6'2, 6'2, 6'3 and even 6'6. 


I also notice a few comments about the embarrassment of taking off lifts while playing sport for example.  Unless you are wearing 5 inch lifts I very much doubt anyone will notice.  I play a lot of 5-aside football and everyone is far too concerned on the game to notice something like that.  I know this for a fact because my 5'7 friend wears 3 inch lifted shoes (I'm only one who knows this) and whenever he takes them off to put his football trainers on no one bats an eyelid.

As for when you have to lifts off to enter someone's house you should just lower your posture, lean against something or hunch slightly until you can sit down.  Often people are far too interested in what they are doing or in what they want to talk about to notice.  I think you can get away with 3 inch lifts before taking them off gets suspicious, just remember to hunch your posture slightly when you take your shoes off and then after a minute or two no one will really notice.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: SysOp on December 31, 2013, 05:32:49 PM
What country are you from? Like many men who don't like their height, you seem to focus only on those taller than yourself. I'm sure there are women who are 6' 2" - 6' 4", but depending what country you are from those women are only 1% - 3% of the population. You don't seem to focus much on the women who are 5' 1" - 5' 7" which are between 60% and 70% of the female population.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: EricCartman on December 31, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
At 5' 11'' the problem is probably just psychological. 5' 11' men are tall in every country (except in Northern Europe and Netherlands). You can start to see CLEARLY that someone is taller/shorter than you just if the difference in height is about 3 cm.
Thanks to God I've noticed that my friends' average height is about 5'8'' (from 5'7'' to 5'9''), so in lifts I'm not greatly shorter than them and women are generally shorter than me :)
The problem is that lifts act like a toupee for bald people: they work well, but when you don't have it the incantation disappears...


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: groove311 on January 01, 2014, 03:18:27 AM
At 5' 11'' the problem is probably just psychological. 5' 11' men are tall in every country (except in Northern Europe and Netherlands). You can start to see CLEARLY that someone is taller/shorter than you just if the difference in height is about 3 cm.

If you're +3 SD meaning 6'2"+ and you feel average then you're psychological 100% anyone can tell that however I haven't seen many short folks here who are at -1 or -2 or -3 Standard deviations and say I'm fine with my height. That's why we're all here, we're together in this.
I noticed some being -2 SD feel quite short but not very short So it turns out for most, it turns out the research to be true.

an example
-1 Standard deviation = I feel somewhat short, definitely below average and 2 inches would put me at average height
-2 SD i feel quite short possibly very short but never average and one LL surgery of 2-3 inches will put me at average height
-3 SD i feel like im the shortest guy in the room or wherever i walk inside and 2 LL surgeries would put me at average height


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: groove311 on January 01, 2014, 04:36:07 AM
Thanks to God I've noticed that my friends' average height is about 5'8'' (from 5'7'' to 5'9''), so in lifts I'm not greatly shorter than them and women are generally shorter than me :)
The problem is that lifts act like a toupee for bald people: they work well, but when you don't have it the incantation disappears...
it doesnt mean because you're below 5'7" your chaces of having a girl of a partner is low.
in fact there are definitely guys slightly shorter than 170cm who dont have a problem with women, specially when they have other qualities like
charisma, looks, education, things like that.

if u like a little height, make it up with something big.

do u think being 5'7" is lacking height big time if u have other qualities like good looks and education personality etc?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: verbalhermanmunster on January 01, 2014, 12:54:17 PM
I'm from the East of England.

 Out of curiosity if you were say 5'11 how tall would someone be for it to feel like you came up to their shoulder? Would it be about 6'4. 5 or 6'5?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: thetallerman on January 28, 2014, 05:22:02 AM
I am still puzzled by ppl who say they gain 3 inches from lifts.

I have 5 cm lifts that give me 3cm gain at most. The reason for the actual gain being less than the maximum (heel size of the lift has been discussed before).

It seems the most I can gain from lfts is 5cm.
This ofcos excludes the gain that we get from shoes (2-3.5cm)

So when you guys say u gained 3inches are you saying you were38inches taller than u would be without the lift in the shoe (i.e. shoe only with no lift)


I cant think of a normal boot that would even fit a foot plus a 7.5cm material at the pivot point of the foot.

By the way, the 3cm that I get from the lift is a world of difference. I cant imagine how I feel being 12cm after LL :D

My housemate is an inch taller than me. And with my big boots and lift that give me 7cm all together from barefoot, I feel like I am almost towering him lol.  LL is going to be a life changer  yeaaahhhh hhooooo!!!



I totally understand your confusion, I bought two packs of lifts stacked them together in a pair of boots and the total height gain was a little over 4 inches, 1 inch from the boots and 3 inches from the lifts, however I don't count the 1 inch from the boots because EVERYONE is wearing shoes and could have up to an inch on their normal shoes anyways. So when I use these megalifts (as I call them) in my boots and measure myself, I measure at about 5'11 and I then subtract an inch because that's what the boots naturally give, so my apparent height is 5'10. My real height is 170cm / 5'7.

So that's it man, put on the shoes with the lifts, measure your height in the shoes, and then subtract the amount of height the shoes add usually between .4" to .75" on normal shoes or an 1" or so on boots.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: thetallerman on January 28, 2014, 05:23:37 AM
and 3 inches is definitely possible it's just not always comfortable, but I wanted to know what the height felt like so I cushioned it with various squishy pads under my toes so that it feels good lol :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: arnold on February 20, 2014, 06:18:15 PM
Avoid Lifted shoes at airports.   :) hxxp: edition. cnn. com/2014/02/19/us/airline-security-threats/

"The U. S.  government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. "


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on February 20, 2014, 07:27:20 PM
I wear lifts for about 3 years!! Im glad that torture is over!! I definitely recommend them thou!! Btw, people never notice the increase of height even when I used elevayed shoes with 10cms lifts.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: a1_z1 on February 21, 2014, 12:05:22 AM
I wear lifts for about 3 years!! Im glad that torture is over!! I definitely recommend them thou!! Btw, people never notice the increase of height even when I used elevayed shoes with 10cms lifts.

people know - especially if they are more than say 2.5" or so. They will pretend not to notice or something like that but especially girls (most girls know all about heals) etc , they know.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on February 21, 2014, 03:34:03 AM
people know - especially if they are more than say 2.5" or so. They will pretend not to notice or something like that but especially girls (most girls know all about heals) etc , they know.

it is a valid point but it is your assumption and speculation, maybe this happened to you I really don't know. From my personal experience, they never noticed it, i met lot of girls with it, went out in dates, had a girlfriend, visit my relatives, family etc. Even with my ex girlfriend she never noticed it, maybe i really knew how to hide it pretty well, neither my best friends noticed it))) Even when I had fights with my ex and she would try her best to hurt me this subject never came up. BTW, I always used pants with wide end on the bottom, i never used skinny pants. I agree there are some shoes that are pretty loud and obvious but I never bought those!!! People notice the obvious, but there are some pretty good shoes out there that you can't really tell even with 4" or 4.5"... Now, the worse that happened to me when using lifts was: when i was invited to a house and I had to take off my shoes!!!! i had always to come up with some excuse not to come in the house hahaha, I only told my mother and my sister, and they said they only noticed something was different, that i look better, but they couldn't tell what until i told them, they were amazed, and my mom is the kind that notice even if I gained or lost 2 pounds. I really believe girls or whoever do not notice lifts if you know how to wear them and if you dont buy the obvious freaky shoes. But again this is only my speculation and what I can tell from my experience. Maybe everyone is my life is an excellent pretender and girls were ok with my lifts, as they let me in their life in sexual and romantic level, that's something I will never know.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on February 21, 2014, 03:41:40 AM
Avoid Lifted shoes at airports.   :) hxxp: edition. cnn. com/2014/02/19/us/airline-security-threats/

"The U. S.  government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. "

it is funny story))))
once they were checking my bags at JFK when coming from an international flight. The security saw my shoes and looked at them then took only one my shoes with 4'5" to a special scanner, then she brought it back, well this happened to me about a year ago, maybe things have change now since then


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: a1_z1 on February 21, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
it is a valid point but it is your assumption and speculation, maybe this happened to you I really don't know. From my personal experience, they never noticed it, i met lot of girls with it, went out in dates, had a girlfriend, visit my relatives, family etc. Even with my ex girlfriend she never noticed it, maybe i really knew how to hide it pretty well, neither my best friends noticed it))) Even when I had fights with my ex and she would try her best to hurt me this subject never came up. BTW, I always used pants with wide end on the bottom, i never used skinny pants. I agree there are some shoes that are pretty loud and obvious but I never bought those!!! People notice the obvious, but there are some pretty good shoes out there that you can't really tell even with 4" or 4.5"... Now, the worse that happened to me when using lifts was: when i was invited to a house and I had to take off my shoes!!!! i had always to come up with some excuse not to come in the house hahaha, I only told my mother and my sister, and they said they only noticed something was different, that i look better, but they couldn't tell what until i told them, they were amazed, and my mom is the kind that notice even if I gained or lost 2 pounds. I really believe girls or whoever do not notice lifts if you know how to wear them and if you dont buy the obvious freaky shoes. But again this is only my speculation and what I can tell from my experience. Maybe everyone is my life is an excellent pretender and girls were ok with my lifts, as they let me in their life in sexual and romantic level, that's something I will never know.

I know all about the wide pant bottoms and shape of shoes etc etc. I know. To some girls, especially when they are dating you for a while height or any physical attributes is a non issue. Anyway we can agrue about this all day but I still feel that people do know, why would they tell you that they know. If the heel is within reason than maybe not but anything more than say 3" changes even the way you move around (just enough). The girls that are into fashion know all about this.
LL is the best route.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on February 21, 2014, 12:39:57 PM
I know all about the wide pant bottoms and shape of shoes etc etc. I know. To some girls, especially when they are dating you for a while height or any physical attributes is a non issue. Anyway we can agrue about this all day but I still feel that people do know, why would they tell you that they know. If the heel is within reason than maybe not but anything more than say 3" changes even the way you move around (just enough). The girls that are into fashion know all about this.
LL is the best route.

good point! so one tip for people who want to use this shoes, start with small heels, it does change your way of walking but only until you master it like i did, plus if you do it gradually start maybe with 5cms heels for maybe few months until people you know get use to your new height and you get your walking straight, then you can increase another 3 then 4 or even 5cms. yeah i guess we can argue about this all day))))agree to disagree ;) ;) ;)?? Im sure there are some people that can notice it like maybe you and me)))) when I came to do my LL i met people and I told them I was wearing shoes with isolated heels and they didn't believe me until i took my shoes off and they saw how short i got and i literally show them the heels inside the shoes. but again maybe they pretended all lol i guess ill never know)))


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Greek-Semidget on March 08, 2014, 08:45:33 AM
I am almost 16 years old a solid 5'8 i always felt a bit short so I made my own 1 inch lifts  8) from sport shoes. I wear them inside my shoes sometimes, well I look better cause i am 1. 5 inch taller than barefoot which goes me to a pretty average height. The only person who noticed the difference in my height was my gf who is 5'6. 5 and we always had an eve contact and now boom i was 8cm taller than her  ;D .  Anyways i will be wearing then when she is on 4 inch heels when we have only 2 cm difference.  :) I mean 1 inch makes a huge difference. I want to become a ll patient, dont care about pain, risk and effort i had precocious puberty and i was alwas taller than my peers so i know that feel bro. 6cm with donghoon lee in 2-6 years will be great for me :D. I mean i wont be considered short anymore and thats great!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: RBmo on March 26, 2014, 05:23:12 PM
I'm 21 and have been using 3" lifts on a daily base for about 2 months now.
I have to walk around 3-5 km daily to my college but I have gotten used to lifts by now, the 5"7-5"10 boost is enough for me to feel almost no pain ^^.

Kind of like the lifts and the attention I have been getting because of them :).  Lifts will do fine for now and maybe in the far future some LL.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on March 26, 2014, 07:35:22 PM
I'm 21 and have been using 3" lifts on a daily base for about 2 months now.
I have to walk around 3-5 km daily to my college but I have gotten used to lifts by now, the 5"7-5"10 boost is enough for me to feel almost no pain ^^.

Kind of like the lifts and the attention I have been getting because of them :).  Lifts will do fine for now and maybe in the far future some LL.

good!)) you are taking the smart steps!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: elevatorshoes on June 07, 2014, 07:10:33 AM
Well.. Here is the lifts that I make. Even if its just for the music, haha. 2.8 inches is the final pair. I would just like to say that I've not advertise them for -3-4 years now.  just make the occasional pair for folks that's interested. I would rather that they buy my shoes ;)  Stay Well, Stay Happy! From the Don!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6RiwgNb2oc


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: duncangunit on July 13, 2014, 03:28:03 AM
Short answer: I did wear lifts 2 years ago but I have not worn them since a year ago (haven't done LL yet)

Long answer: Usually I don't feel the need to wear lifts because I get used to "how to talk to tall people". With people 3-4 inches taller than me, stand straight and bend my head back a bit. With people 5+ inches taller than me, stand straight, bend my head back, spread my legs apart a bit for balance and lean backwards. It's a little uncomfortable to talk to people 5+ inches taller than me because I feel like a kid due to the height difference...but like all things, I just get used to it after a while. It's quite funny actually sometimes when very tall people cannot hear me they will "half kneel" and lean 60 degree forward to position their ears next to my head. At least then I know they are trying to hear me? :P

Anyway, usually I don't feel short hanging out with my colleagues because I am used to it, but when I go party/clubbing with friends, I would get that distinctive feeling of being "short", the feeling that I am inferior. Mostly this feeling is driven by comments by girls that would wear heels when we go party/clubbing. "Oh wow I didn't know you are so short!" or "I can't hear you now I am on my heels".

I always hated parties because of these comments, until I discovered lifts. Two years ago, I used to wear lifts that are about 3 inches high for special occasions. No cliche intended, but it was "a whole new world". People who noticed my height change at parties joked that I wear "heels", which then I would say "You can wear lifts too! I just want to get some slightly fresher air up here". I wear lifts at parties until I begin to feel a strange sore on my calves. I am sure there are some lifts out there that won't cause sore calves, but it was then that I thought to myself, "I lived 20+ years with my current height. What's the harm to live another 2 years being short as I save up for LL?"

And so, that is why I wore lifts 2 years ago but I have not worn them since a year ago.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MiracleGrow on October 23, 2014, 05:51:06 AM
Anyone know of any good elevator shoes that are under $60 US, comfortable, very casual, and add at least 2.4 inches? Also, I wear size 11 US and it's ridiculously hard to find elevator shoes in this size since most people who wear elevators have smaller feet than this.

For example, bugarri's only go up to size 9.5 US  :'(

Most importantly, I want to shoes that won't even suggest that they may have platforms inside! The more discreet the better!

Help much appreciated!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Body Builder on October 23, 2014, 10:42:47 PM
Anyone know of any good elevator shoes that are under $60 US, comfortable, very casual, and add at least 2.4 inches? Also, I wear size 11 US and it's ridiculously hard to find elevator shoes in this size since most people who wear elevators have smaller feet than this.

For example, bugarri's only go up to size 9.5 US  :'(

Most importantly, I want to shoes that won't even suggest that they may have platforms inside! The more discreet the better!

Help much appreciated!
There are no shoes with all these characteristics.

The best you can do is to add 1 inch insoles to a normal shoe which is about 1inch, so you'll have about 2 inches gain.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: MiracleGrow on October 24, 2014, 06:12:32 AM
There are no shoes with all these characteristics.

The best you can do is to add 1 inch insoles to a normal shoe which is about 1inch, so you'll have about 2 inches gain.


Thanks for the advice. I'll take a one inch gain over nothing any day. I definitely feel a height difference over my normal height in shoes, even with just one inch of lifts added in.

I do have 4 inch lifts but, sadly, they look very strange and unnatural on my feet. Anyone paying attention to my ankles would probably be able to figure out what these particular shoes were intended for.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Rgkey on November 04, 2014, 03:02:50 AM
Anyone know of any good elevator shoes that are under $60 US, comfortable, very casual, and add at least 2.4 inches? Also, I wear size 11 US and it's ridiculously hard to find elevator shoes in this size since most people who wear elevators have smaller feet than this.

For example, bugarri's only go up to size 9.5 US  :'(

Most importantly, I want to shoes that won't even suggest that they may have platforms inside! The more discreet the better!

Help much appreciated!

those 9.5 us,, are more like 11.5 hahaha,, trust me they are a lot bigger than 9.5 at least 2 more size


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: puala on November 08, 2014, 02:09:38 AM
First time I wore lifts was when I added 2cm of socks inside my shoes, and my shoes were already 1.5cm thick so 3.5cm in total. That day when I walked into uni I got noticed A LOT more. One day you're unnoticed the next day girls are looking at you with a smile and your starting to have livelier conversations with friends. Especially one super hot greek girl was standing around and staring at me like she had a massive crush, not a sight I've seen in ages. It's crazy how 2 cm has such a difference!?!

I only use 1 cm nowadays because more than that just destroys my toes and I dont think I give much of a shi* about what girls think any more, too many failed relationships I'm not even gona try.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: srimech123 on November 08, 2014, 01:49:40 PM
First time I wore lifts was when I added 2cm of socks inside my shoes, and my shoes were already 1.5cm thick so 3.5cm in total. That day when I walked into uni I got noticed A LOT more. One day you're unnoticed the next day girls are looking at you with a smile and your starting to have livelier conversations with friends. Especially one super hot greek girl was standing around and staring at me like she had a massive crush, not a sight I've seen in ages. It's crazy how 2 cm has such a difference!?!

I only use 1 cm nowadays because more than that just destroys my toes and I dont think I give much of a shi* about what girls think any more, too many failed relationships I'm not even gona try.

What is your current height?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: puala on November 08, 2014, 06:47:33 PM
167 when I stand tall but normally around 166cm


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ashton on November 09, 2014, 05:44:21 AM
I can openly confess. . .  I do wear them every now and then. .  for gud 2 inches.

Bt they are f***ing painful for me. .  and once i take off my shoes evrytime it gives me an empty and shallow feeling that y t f*** m I short . ? 

Being short is painful. . . !!


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lootkf on November 30, 2014, 06:43:29 AM
Can you "get away" with 2. 5" elevator shoes (basically the equivalent of a 1. 5" shoe lift inside of a normal shoe with a 1" heel area). 

Like if you were to take the shoes off around people, would they "consciously" notice the height decrease enough to suspect you, or would they just chalk it up to a "typical height decrease" that comes when you take off your shoes.

This is important since I need to know the max I can get away with.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Ashton on November 30, 2014, 12:37:56 PM
Can you "get away" with 2. 5" elevator shoes (basically the equivalent of a 1. 5" shoe lift inside of a normal shoe with a 1" heel area). 

Like if you were to take the shoes off around people, would they "consciously" notice the height decrease enough to suspect you, or would they just chalk it up to a "typical height decrease" that comes when you take off your shoes.

This is important since I need to know the max I can get away with.

U hv to undrstnd ..Fr 6.5cms of permanent height ..Limb lengtheners spending 100,000 dollars approximately.

2.5 inches is 6.5 cms approx and tht i a gud difference to be noticed quite easily..


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Lootkf on November 30, 2014, 06:34:10 PM
Quote from: Ashton link=topic=598. msg102115#msg102115 date=1417351076
U hv to undrstnd . . Fr 6. 5cms of permanent height . . Limb lengtheners spending 100,000 dollars approximately.

2. 5 inches is 6. 5 cms approx and tht i a gud difference to be noticed quite easily. .


Yeah but you have to account for the fact that everyone wears shoes with about a 1" sole, so it's only a 1. 5" increase relative to everyone else.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: a1_z1 on December 15, 2014, 12:34:09 PM
Yeah but you have to account for the fact that everyone wears shoes with about a 1" sole, so it's only a 1. 5" increase relative to everyone else.

well said. Also heels can be spotted by someone who knows what they are looking for or suspect. LL is always better.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: mathilde1987 on January 28, 2015, 09:06:11 AM
Hi guys, I am wearing height increasing shoes for ages and I am really satisfied.

Don't be ashamed to wear them, they are looking like normal shoes, c'mon! You can browse different websites and models.  I was satisfied with Bertulli brand, but there are so many others.  Don't hesitate and try.  If you don't like them you can always send them back and you will have your money back as well. 

Just in case you want to see what I am wearing:  hxxp: www. bertulli-shoes. co. uk



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: K01 on April 17, 2015, 01:55:19 PM
I don't understand why, but apparently I can't open any new topic. 

So I'll post my question in here, since it's related.

What are the best lifts to use? I'm not looking for elevator shoes, just for proper lifts that won't hurt your feet.  I've been using some for the past months, wearing them time by time, but they're pretty uncomfortable.  I think that "UPS" is the brand.  That's what it's wrote on the insoles.

I found this on the web and it seems pretty good to me, even though it's a little expensive: hxxp: tinyurl. com/mqfgh59

Have you guys ever tried them?

Or maybe you've got something to advice?

Thank you


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: wish177 on June 13, 2015, 02:52:24 PM
I know this topic has been posted before but I like to revisit it.

Like how tall are you.
How tall with lifts.
When did you start wearing it.
Etc, etc, etc.......

I was just above 5'2 and I wear lifts to about ~5'5.
I've been wearing it since maybe 21 ?? Thats been like 15 years.
I found out about it when some girl told me her BF stuff his shoes.
I can honestly say my social life got better after I started wearing lifts.(or maybe my confidence just got better).
When I don't have shoes on, I try wearing the thickest sandals possible.
And if someone make me take my shoes off before entering the house, well....I'm in trouble then.

I'd love to hear other people's experience with lifts.
I'd imagine when I'm done with the LL, the lifts will go away.
Then slowly, I'll sneak little by little into the shoes again.

Sorry just wondering, are you male or female? And if you have done LL, does anyone notice your proportion?
I am about 160 cm tall and I am planning to do 13-14 cm LL with 2 operation's


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: zeo on June 14, 2015, 08:56:03 AM
Sorry just wondering, are you male or female? And if you have done LL, does anyone notice your proportion?
I am about 160 cm tall and I am planning to do 13-14 cm LL with 2 operation's

Lol dam he wrote that in 2007, I doubt he's still on MMT.
But yea here is Jacks's diary if you want to check it out
http://www.makemetaller.org/index.php/topic,257.0.html


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Camoflazh9306 on July 24, 2015, 03:57:17 AM
Nope.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: david_uk on October 29, 2015, 09:04:29 AM
I've been using height increasing insoles for years and this is the major problems that I can list:
   
- It is not DISCREET when the shoes are taken off.

- Uncomfortable/painful if worn on a daily basis for more than 1 h, especially with max height (3"-4"). 

- Bad for your feet if used daily on a higher increase (2.5"-4")

- To achieve more height (2"+) you need to stack/glue layers up that is messy and unstable.

- Adding 2"+ insoles can make the whole shoe quite heavy.


Can you relate to theses issues or is it just me?


Again, some of the problems can be solved with elevator shoes. HOWEVER, they don't solve some one of the major issues - discreteness (especially when shoes are taken off). Also, they create other issues - the selection of designs is still very limited to this day and most of the designs are ugly and/or it is obvious from the outside that it is an elevator shoes. This obviously defeats the purpose of it all.

What I'm really surprised is why nobody in the world has come up with some innovative solution to this issue. The market and demand seems to be there as I found almost 40 makers of elevators shoes and more that 20 makers of insoles.


What are you thoughts and experiences?


David


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: emilylj on November 06, 2015, 03:34:21 AM
Now wear elevator shoes is a fashion trend,if you want,then you can.

as you know,elevator shoes is a special shoes for men,which can make men look taller 2-5 inch taller instantly and invisibly.it is like women high heel,wear it,you can as the same or more taller than her.

You also know that I working in a elevator shoes factory.we make elevator shoes 20 years.every year,we export more than 120000 pairs shoes to US,France,Belgium,India,Chile.... from the date,you will know that there have many person wear elevator shoes

If you want to buy elevator shoes or do elevator shoes business,you can contact us,we will offer you the factory price and make a lot of money,big chance,don't miss it:(http://www.chamaripashoes.com) ,email:gzhjdao@gmail.com



Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: david_uk on November 06, 2015, 10:01:42 AM
emilylj, you are representing Chamaripa, is that right?

I only tried one pair of elevator shoe (from Don) so I'm not an expert, but my experience is that the shoe in the photo can appear as a nice design and as a normal shoe. However, if you want to have 3" increase then once the shoes gets made with that height it doesn't look any longer like in the photo. Also, from my experience, if I spend shopping around I can find a nice looking normal shoe and using the lift inserts myself I can achieve the same up to 3" increase. So in this case it is the best of both worlds and elevator shoe defeats the purpose.

Again, this is based on one elevator shoe make and one model. Please tell me if I'm missing something here.

Below is the link to the photo where I have two shoes, one normal with an insert and the other is the elevator shoe.

http://imgur.com/uLH8tnu


They both have the same around 3" total increase and in terms of comfortability I would argue my DIY shoe is more comfortable an natural.

As for the looks, I will leave it to judge it for yourselves :)


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: CarlJohnson on February 14, 2016, 09:57:11 PM
guys is it possible to wear 2inch lifts in the nike air force 1 shoes?


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: Nerdz92 on February 20, 2016, 01:36:24 AM
guys is it possible to wear 2inch lifts in the nike air force 1 shoes?

No. Anything over 1 inch is too much for any shoes. I wear high top shoes and add only 1 inch insoles.


Title: Re: Did you or are you wearing LIFTS ??
Post by: 10Inches on September 03, 2017, 07:53:43 AM
Wearing lifts is another reason to do LL.