In an effort to bring you interesting topics and useful information about things that I consider surround men’s lifestyle, today I want to chat a little bit about why you might consider, or should consider, height increasing or elevator shoes.
I try really hard to bring you guys as much value as I possibly can by introducing you to a range of men’s lifestyle products and services that ‘I think’ might resonate with you. Sometimes, I’ll even experiment a little bit with video topics to get a feel for what you guys like the most, and what you want to see from me. For example, a while back I made a video about household tools every guy needs. Now, some of you may or may not know that I raced cars for a bunch of years a while back and even won a championship in 2006. I know my way around the garage pretty well, so for me, a topic like that was something I could speak about so I made the video. As it turns out, that video didn’t do very well at least in terms of views.
So, getting back to experiments, I take that information and I learn from it. At least at this point, you guys really like when I talk about clothing, so that’s what I’ll continue to do. But, don’t get me wrong, I will continue to sprinkle in other topics that I feel might resonate with you and solve some common problems. So with that, let’s dive in to today’s topic.
Now, just for the record, you’re perfect just as you are, and I’m not saying that you need to be 6 foot 4 to have confidence or to be valued any more than the next guy. Look, I’m 5 foot 9 and have an abundance of confidence in a lot of different areas of my life (in fact, sometimes overly confident). But, that doesn’t mean that on certain occasions, or sometimes, wish I was a few inches taller. I feel that a lot of guys on certain occasions wish they were just a few inches taller, and that’s why today we’re talking about elevator shoes.
Height increasing or Elevator shoes are not a new concept and they’ve been around for many years. They can be very useful, if designed correctly, for a lot of different guys for a lot of different reasons. I’ve seen the elevator pads that you insert into your existing shoes, but those can be super uncomfortable because the shoe itself wasn’t t designed for those types of pads and it places your heel at a super awkward spot. The shoe has to be designed from the ground up to accommodate for not only the lift, but comfort, style and your posture as well.
The shoes that I’m going to be showing you today are from GUIDOMAGGI. They supplied the shoes that I’ll be showing, and they’re also sponsoring today’s video. But even apart from that, I am extremely excited to be introducing you guys to these shoes. This company has roots in Italy that go back to after the First World War. These were back then, and still are, luxury handmade shoes using the highest quality Italian materials available. Its hard to stress enough the level of design and hand craftsmanship these shoes represent. And guys, make no mistake, these are luxury, handmade shoes and the price does reflect that. But after inspecting these shoes and wearing them, you can see the difference. I’m going to put a link to GUIDOMAGGI right here, and I highly encourage you guys to go see what they have to offer because I don’t think I’ve ever seen a niche company like this with as many different styles and options like they have. It’s absolutely incredible. You have to go see for yourself.
So let’s talk about why you might consider getting a pair of elevator shoes. So for me personally, I’m OK with my height. But that’s not to say that on certain occasions, I wish I was a couple inches taller. For example, when I go out with my girlfriend and she wears some nice heels, she’s maybe about an inch taller than me, depending on the heels of course. Sometimes, she won’t wear the really high heels even though she wants to, because it makes me look shorter. Now that’s not my insecurity or hers, it’s just that she’s being considerate and that’s great. What if all I had to do was throw on a pair of dress shoes and that problem instantly went away? How cool would that be?
Same thing applies for social events, important business functions, office parties, networking events or really any event where you feel like you could use a few more inches of height. I’m not saying this is something you would or should wear every single day, but you absolutely could if you wanted to. A big part of what drew me to GUIDOMAGGI shoes was that on most of their designs, you can hardly even tell they’re elevator shoes. Now obviously the height has to come from somewhere, and they have shoes that range from 2 inches of increased height all the way up to about 6 inches. Some of the shoes and boots do have a thicker sole, as well as the internal increaser, but for me the sweet spot is right in that 2 -3 inch range.
It’s one thing to talk about the shoes, but it’s another to show you what they look like on the foot, so click the video and let’s run through a few of the designs they sent me. First up is the Cornith model. It’s a leather double Monk strap shoe in this beautiful blue color that’s hand painted and braided. The leather sole is Blake stitched with added anti-slip rubber. This has got to be some of the softest leather I have ever felt in a shoe. I’ve been wearing these around and I’m super impressed. The best part, this shoe gives you 2.5 inches of additional height.
Next one is this brown suede Umbria model. I’ve probably been wearing these ones the most. Again, handmade with a leather sole, Blake stitch construction with anti-slip rubber and amazing soft brown suede. This is very comfortable shoe and it gives you an additional 2.5 inches of height.
One more that I wanted to show you is the black leather Toscana model. This is your classic black leather, cap toe derby, but this one has a very nice rubber anti-slip outsole and it gives you 3 inches of increased height. They also make beautiful loafers, boots and even sneakers and sandals, but I might save those for another video.
Gentlemen, like I mentioned earlier in this video, being a few inches taller isn’t going to solve all your problems. But if you already wear elevator shoes, or if you’re considering elevator shoes for the occasions or the reasons that I mentioned, I highly encourage you to check these out. GUIDOMAGGI has showrooms in Lecce, Milano, Tokyo and opening soon in Zurich. Jump over to their website so you can see the incredible selection they have for yourself.