OK so one of the questions most asked about shoes that add height is: “Do elevators look normal?”…”Will I stand out in an odd way…will it be obvious?” In a roundabout way, a lot of questions centre on the thinking behind this question.
I have worn elevators for about 10 years and lifts for the previous ten. I myself wish I had known, a long time ago, a lot of the things I have told you in some of my articles over the past five years! And when guys ask questions, in essence they revolve around very similar issues – “can you tell I am wearing them? How much height can I gain?”. But also specifics like ‘detection on flights’ etc are common – the real thing with these questions is this: you cannot truly tell until you have tried them! And for someone like myself, once I did, I never looked back.
The cry is familiar: “I really want to try out elevators, I love the look of the GuidoMaggi ones, but I am not sure I dare take the plunge ‘just in case they are not right’. If it’s not right, I can’t afford to waste ‘that kinda cash’. What do you think I should go for first?”
Now here’s an issue that raises its head all the time when dating and particularly in online hookups. “Are you tall enough?” is the gist of it, stripped of its coyness. It’s an issue even for people who do not specify “I want a tall guy”, but it’s much more subtle than people realise and worth referring to here. It’s particularly interesting as the issue of height is almost never overwhelming and can be remedied by careful height addition. I know from my experience in what I do professionally, working in what is often called ‘the night time economy’.
How often have you said that about all sorts of things: personal stuff, work etc. There’s all sorts of reasons why you don’t do things, many of them good, or at least understandable. But at times you miss out unnecessarily. And that was certainly the case with me and elevators.
Last time I gave the story of three different contacts whose main concern had been avoiding detection. I speak to loads of guys and one of the things that comes through but almost unspoken is the incredible effect that adding height can have. I asked three of my contacts to tell me what it means being taller.
One of the things that concern most guys thinking of adding height is avoiding being detected. Over the past five years, more write to me about this than anything else. Clearly, ensuring that no one will ever know is a number 1 concern.
So, I’ve done the two earlier ages, now it’s on to adding height in your 40s and beyond.
Now I have mostly bought my elevators online…in fact, what am I saying: I have ALWAYS bought my elevators online, from my 4” Ischia to my 5” Shanghai to my 6” Hong Kong. But if I had the option, in the final analysis, I would just LOVE to be able to run riot in a shoeshop and check out the whole lot
Last time, I talked about adding height at the first stage when you might wish to be taller. Your teens and early 20s. Well, by your mid to late 20s, you have kinda worked out your style (or will do fairly soon!), the way you live your life…and how that affects the way you add height, and the degree to which you do it or want to. What are the upsides and downsides of adding height in that mid 20s to early 40s period?