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Life's too short, but you don't have to be...
Just bought yourself a pair of shoes and not sure how long they’re going to last? Or have you ever had that slight feeling of heartbreak when a tiny of dirt lands on your crisp white shoes? Well at Altitude, we care about your shoe maintenance just as much as what shoes are perfect for you! From height to style, keeping them clean and fresh is just as crucial.
Although most shoes only last a year, with proper care and polish, you’ll be able to keep your shoes as good as new! We researched and narrowed down the top 5 shoe care kits for you:
1. THE DAPPER CHAP BUFF (£13.94)
The Dapper Chap Buff and Shine shoe polish kit comes with 2x clothes, 4x brushes, a black polish and a neutral polish inside a leather compact travel case that is easy and stylish to take around with you. As Valentine's day is just around the corner, this would be the perfect gift for your man!
2. KIWI (£7.50)
With Kiwi’s instant wax shine liquid, it provides your shoes with instant shine and long-lasting waterproof protection for leather shoes. It comes in brown, black and neutral with a built-in durable two-layer sponge. It has a controlled dosage that buffs as you apply the polish which makes shoe care easier and hassle-free!
3. RENAPUR (£12.00)
Renapur leather balm contains natural ingredients such as Beeswax, Carnauba wax, Avocado Oil and Jojoba oil, which is used to treat smooth leather furniture as well as shoes! It is used to not only nourish the material but is also used as a water resistant conditioner.
4. COLLONIL (£5.95)
Collinil Leather Gel provides long lasting waterproof protection that is suitable for all leathers, suedes, nubuck and textiles. Its versatility and compact packaging makes cleaning all the more easy and affordable! Collinil product range also includes ‘Carbon Pro’, which is a high-performance water resistant shoe care.
5. WOLY (£3.92)
Starting from £3.92, Woly shoe cream has an in-depth effect that penetrates into leather for cleaning, care and conditioning without damaging the leather while removing stains.
Our team at Altitude have recently read a Reddit forum on things men would do if it wasn’t so “feminine” or socially “unacceptable”.
While we celebrate the great achievements women have fought hard for in society, we couldn’t help but wonder the many things women can enjoy that men are still questioned for. Such as height increasing shoes for men - although most brands have not caught up with the conversation yet, Altitude have always aimed to bring people together and help achieve great heights.
Reading through the forum it’s interesting to see the number of comments that expresses men’s interest in sewing, laser hair removal and the curiosity of wearing yoga pants! And speaking as a woman myself, I do feel blessed to have the option of rocking a pair of long yoga pants while matching a blazer and flats aiming both comfort and fashion.
One commented, “My girlfriend bought me a pair of running tights to keep me warm in the winter (i work outside) and i love them. Wear them around the house all the time. So. Fucking. Comfortable.”
So our point is this: if it’s acceptable for your loved ones, if it’s comfortable for you and you love it. Embrace it! And own it!
2016 has been a year of celebrating the classic kicks. From the rebirth of the Stan smiths and Nike bringing the “Back to the Future” shoes to life. Here to reminisce the incredible year that we’ve had, Altitude Shoes decided to give incredible deals on our most popular shoes of 2016!
(Our January sale is for selected items/sizes only - so please fill in this form HERE for a chance to get your hands on your favourite shoes for 30%OFF as soon as possible!)
First off, the Wanderer. If you are a fan of the clean white shoes, similar to the Stan Smiths but also looking for an extra height with quality leather, the Wanderer is perfect for you. It is a versatile shoe that looks great whether you’re going for the smart or casual look. The Wanderer is also flexible for both summer and winter styles and it’s simplicity allows you to match with your clothes for a variety of occasions. From simple Khaki chinos with a plain white T-shirt to Navy ankle cut trousers with white shirt and blazer, 2016 brings an incredible year of matching smart-casual ensemble with simple trainers.
Another great casual sneakers are the Racer and Rider. While the Wanderer is more flexible for all seasons, the suede touch on the Racer and Rider shoes focuses more on winter/autumn style. It works perfectly with a long straight-cut or skinny dark jeans added with a navy jumper. For the regular high ankle sneakers, the slightly extra coverage makes it is easy for legs to look shorter. However, the added 2.5 inch height gives consumers an extension of the leg making our customers look taller and slimmer in the Racer sneakers.
In addition to the Racer and Rider, Breeze is another high-top sneaker that has become increasingly popular for its breathable material. It comes in black, brown and white, with a 2.5 inch heel. To those of you who have got “work on fitness” on your New Year’s resolution would find this shoe perfect! It’s rubber grip bottoms works great as an athletic shoe, as well as for fashion, and provides a little bit of ventilation during a vigorous workout.
A popular trend has men soaring to new heights. Height increasing shoes in the UK are a popular choice for men who are short in stature. They can add anywhere from 5 – 9 centimetres to the height of the wearer. Besides adding height they also look stylish and fashionable. The man who is looking for bit more height will want to purchase several pair of height increasing shoes.
Men in any career field can benefit from stylish height increasing shoes. They are available in a variety of colours that match the perfect suit. Black Italian leather shoes that every man would be proud to adorn. In addition to black, brown, grey and blue are also good options. In addition to pairing these shoes with a business suit, there are many that look great for every day wear. Consider a pair of blue or tan high top suede shoes for casual occasions. Bring out your fun side with red shoes.
Today’s man wants choices. They need more than two pair of shoes. There are both casual and dress occasions that require appropriate attire. Whether at the golf club, the board meeting, or the sports bar, a man needs his shoes to reflect his personality. They should not only look fabulous no matter what he is wearing but they should also be comfortable.
When a man is short in stature he may think that his shoes have to have high heels, tall insoles, and that means uncomfortable shoes. That couldn’t be further from the truth with height increasing shoes in the UK (http://www.altitudeshoes.com/). These shoes are not only stylish but they are also comfortable. A man can easily wear them throughout the day without his feet hurting. When shoes make a man taller, look amazing, and are comfortable, why wouldn’t he want a closet full of them? Height increasing shoes are a valuable purchase for the man who is not as tall as he’d like to be. They create an increase in stature which in turn increases a man’s confidence. They look trendy and sophisticated when matched with either causal or dress attire. The man who fills his closet with these shoes will be the envy of every event that he attends.
Men’s high heel shoes are very stylish, masculine, and fashion forward. They are specifically designed for men who are short in stature. They are also designed to go with all of the activities that a man might have on the schedule. A man who isn’t quite as tall as he’d like to be, can fill his closet with many versatile choices of footwear.
Men’s high heel shoes are perfectly made for the businessman who goes to work in a suit. A conservative black slip on or lace up is perfectly paired with black slacks, a black jacket, and a tie. The shoes are also designed for the more casual male who prefers a fun shade of blue or tan. These shoes can be bought as a high top athletic shoe or an ankle boot. Either one makes an amazing choice. For the single man who has a date and wants to appear taller, there is a great pair for him. A denim blue casual suede lace-up shoes look great with a pair of denim jeans. The short man can impress his date with his sense of fashion when he wears any one of these sensible men’s height enhancing shoes.
Men’s high heel shoes are available in a variety of sizes. Choose from many different shoes that will add from two to four inches of height. The height is creatively hidden within the shoe. They are also made with comfort in mind. There is no reason to purchase height enhancing shoes that aren’t comfortable. If the men’s high heal shoes aren’t comfortable, versatile, or fashionable, they will just sit in the closet remaining unworn.
Height enhancing shoes should also be affordable. Men who want shoes that make them look taller also want shoes that are affordable. Having a variety of shoes for different occasions is important for not just women but also for men. From the office to the bar, men need choices in footwear. When a man finds the brand he loves, he will stick with it. That is why these men’s high heel shoes (http://www.altitudeshoes.com/tall-men-shoes/shoes-with-heels.html) are a great choice. The gentleman can fill his closet with a pair for every occasion and know that he will be comfortable and impressive wherever he goes.
With the festive season fast approaching, many husbands, boyfriends, brothers, sons and friends will be asked the impossible question: "What do you want this Christmas?".
Panic not. This year, why not ask for a new pair of Altitude Shoes? They will make a great investment to your wardrobe, are stylish and comfortable and - even better - will add height to your stature.
But we aren't the only ones who think these are a great gift. Our shoes were recently included in a gift guide, which you can view here: http://www.rebateszone.com/holiday-gift-guide-30-gift-ideas-for-men
At Altitude Shoes, we’ve blogged previously about the ideal height difference in a relationship and were interested to find this study recently conducted by YouGov (July 2014), which researched men and women to find the heights that they felt were ideal or acceptable for a romantic partner, compared against actual (self-reported) average heights. Wanting to keep our readers informed, we’ve outlined the findings below. Continue reading
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars. Although British propaganda of the time promoted the idea that Napoleon was short – and this belief prevails even today – his height was actually “average” for the period. Continue reading
As a shoe, the loafer straddles the realm between dress and casual, allowing many a man to comfortably smarten up a pair of shorts for a summer picnic, or dress down a suit, achieving a effortless and fashionable result. Due to the casual history of the loafer, it is unlikely to ever be considered a truly formal men’s shoe. But by following a few simple pointers, you can be sure to pull off a stylish ensemble with comfort and flair.
Throughout time, loafers have adorned the feet of royals, been improved by Norwegians and popularised by Europeans and Americans alike. But where does the loafer come from? Let us walk you through its evolution from humble house shoe, to casual outdoor shoe, to "perfectly acceptable with a suit" shoe. Continue reading
Society has accustomed us to linking taller men with masculine qualities such as success, ambition and confidence. Taller men often get the girl, the job and the promotion among other rewards. Why? Because height is an indicator of good genes and this helps in the worlds of dating and business where people judge you and make assumptions about you based on how you look and dress. It is not fair, but it is reality. Continue reading
Although catwalks typically feature hulking men that passed six feet in their teens, fashion icons come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they are barely over 5ft and sporting height increasing shoes or whether they are just a few inches shy of 6ft, men take inspiration from all corners when it comes to their personal style. Here, we take a look at some of the pint-sized icons who have created their own fashion niche and inspired men everywhere.
In the grand scheme of things, height compatibility might not seem like the most important thing in a relationship. However height is often a key feature in what we judge to make a person 'attractive', and men and women alike are often turned off by a large disparity in height. Because of this, men and women tend to have ideas about what is the ideal height and the ideal height difference between them and their perfect partner. This is especially apparent in people who markedly above or below average height. Continue reading