One question I often get (and think about myself quite a bit) is based on wearing elevators with shorts. In fact it seems to me that guys ask slightly different questions but in the end really want to know one thing – ‘bearing in mind they are more exposed, what can I get away with in terms of height addition in my footwear when I want to wear shorts?’ Often guys fear suddenly going from days and nights wearing 3” or 4” elevators and suddenly BANG - down flat in Converse or Vans. “Aaaargh, suddenly I look SHORT”. And they do not want to stop wearing shorts even if it is just occasionally.
And this goes back to my lifestyle points when considering how high someone can and should go. Lifestyle counts for a lot, as I have said, when deciding how much you want to add regularly – lifestyle means ‘are you always playing sport?’, are you someone who wears shorts on every day possible even the cooler ones at the cooler time of year? Or does that have no attraction to you at all? If you are someone who plays sport all the time then my suggestion is that you get yourself some elevator sneakers asap because these (and their added height) will form the basis of how you operate and your height addition at all times. I have some interesting contacts through height addition and one is a sportsman who has told me, to my amazement, that in a couple of very height oriented sports in America, some top players actually wear added height as a matter of course! I was astonished – how do they move around? Now of course they do not clump around the pitch in 5” elevators but what appears clear is that they can manoeuvre very easily in a couple of inches added height and indeed do just that! In fact in some sports there appears to be a tad-off with the added height actually having some pluses. That’s obvious in basketball for example. In fact if you look at standard sneakers, there are many that add 1.5” or about 4cm, anyway. In fact this is what I used to do – I would buy the standard brands’ highest and add a bit. But at the end of the day there is just nothing like something made to order and designed to fit your foot properly with added height – and it is here that sneaker elevators really come into their own imho. They add 2” to 3” in height without looking in any way artificial – with your foot, and boot top, fully exposed there is no room for doubt at all (and there HAS to be no room for doubt). They just look normal. Added height in your standard non-elevator sneakers is fine if they are covered by pants, but there is such a small limit in them if you go above adding an inch. I think there is a simple answer here for almost every guy other than someone into high fashion – it is all about wearing sneakers/trainers and restricting yourself to a max height. However much height you add in your normal routine.
Firstly let me say it is very very possible to wear 4” and even 5” elevator boots and shoes on nights out or at work and then drop a couple of inches wearing shorts with lower elevators. You will be amazed at how no-one notices. In fact if you wear elevators every day (or most days) and like to wear shorts on occasions, then I think you NEED to have some elevator sneakers to at least make sure you do not lose too much height. I am certain there will never be any type of elevator that will gain you 5” with shorts – it would just be too obvious and exposed. 4”? Well there are really superb sneakers like the GuidoMaggi Sochi or Austria or California which have 4” versions, but these are hi top and really imho more suited to wear with longer pants. Things like the Ohio or Alexander, come in much lower (2” to 3”), and they are very easy to wear with shorts and totally undetectable.
And this is the key – be prepared to drop a couple of inches if you wanna wear shorts occasionally, but that is WAY better than suddenly dropping more or losing all of your new height! And as has always been my experience, no-one ever notices.