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Life's too short, but you don't have to be...

  • Average height of Fortune 500 CEOs: 6'2"
    Doug McMillon of Walmart: 5’9”
    Matthias Müller of VolksWagen: 6’2”
    Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway: 5’10”
    Tim Cook of Apple: 6’3”
    Bob Dudley of BP: 6’3”
    Bill Gates of Microsoft: 5’10”
    Sundar Pichai of Google: 6’3”
    John S Watson of Chevron: 6’4”


    Based purely on statistics in the average height for male CEOs of fortune 500 companies, it becomes evident that tall height does play a key trend in business leaders.


    With such findings, height also influences the way we naturally perceive leadership and power. Whether we’re at a networking event or at an assessment centre with peers whom you’re competing with to get the same job - you can’t help but make the assumption that the taller individuals stand a better chance, given their stronger and more superior presence. Not only that, but taller people are more noticeable than shorter people, allowing them to own the room.

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  • Women of Reddit: To ditch or not heels for men

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    We recently read a forum on Reddit that stirred conflicting arguments that was raised by a women asking if she should ditch her high heels as she feels bad that her boyfriend would be shorter than her in heels.


    One of the comments that came up put us at a bit of unease. “If your boyfriend has expressed insecurities about his height before, then you’d probably wanna skip the heels” - quoted a woman.


    Absolutely not. Ladies, we say if you love the heels, keep the heels.

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  • Top 5 Fashion Tips to Look Taller

    Fashion_Tips1. Wear vertically-oriented patterns


    If going horizontal widens and going vertical lengthens, then it also applies to styling. The patterns on your clothing guides the viewers accordingly and creates an illusion to how you want to look. Therefore the best choice when it comes to shirt patterns is vertical stripes. The thinner and narrower the stripes, the slimmer and longer you look.

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  • Legacy, Power and Marching forward


    Stand strong • Let yourself grow • Reach new heights

    As recent Political debates and protests have demonstrated, standing up for what you truly believe in is as important to your world as it is for the greater good of our society.

    To commemorate the legacy of Former President Obama we remind ourselves of his words “Change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it”.

    Therefore, in order to make things happens and to get things done, we must take a strong stance and continue to reach new heights.

    Altitude Shoes not only supports your soles but also the weight of your worries, aspirations to grow and determination to succeed. Whether you're at work, with your friends or on a date: our product range aims for provide the best comfort and boost of confidence. We are passionate in bringing style and smiles on your face.

    The key is support: It’s what we provide and it’s what we all need.

    Stand strong and Keep marching forward.

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  • 5 Best gentleman's shoe shine products


    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:

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  • Reddit reveals 'feminine' things men wishes were more socially acceptable


    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.

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  • New Year's SALE 30% OFF


    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!)

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  • Buy More Than One Pair

    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 ( 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.

  • Many Versatile High Heel Shoes

    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 ( 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.

  • Ask for a lofty gift this Christmas

    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:

    Happy shopping!

  • From top to toe: How to wear men's dress shoes

    So you want to look smart, but you're not sure where to start?  Or maybe you're already a fashionable fellow, looking for a few tips on wearing dress shoes.  Either way, take a look at this week's blog.

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  • Not too tall, not too short, just right: How do you measure up in a relationship?

    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

  • Tall tales about Napoleon: Not as short as you may have heard

    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

  • Top Tips for Wearing Loafers with Style and Flair

    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.

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  • History of the Loafer: A Comfortable, Stylish Walk Down Memory Lane

    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

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