Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Height Increasing Altitude Shoes

Are Height Increasing Altitude Shoes comfortable?

Of course – Height Increasing Altitude Shoes will add inches to your height while providing total comfort for the heel, arch and ball of your foot. Each pair of Height Increasing Altitude Shoes is made from high quality leather or suede (or high quality material for casual shoes) to ensure a good fit, while the Altitude Shoes HQHI (High Quality Height Increasing) Insoles ™ allow you to wear your shoes all day in complete comfort.

Will Height Increasing Altitude Shoes make me walk differently?

Altitude Shoes HQHI (High Quality Height Increasing) Insoles™) absorb impact, allow air circulation and provide a natural instep, so your gait and posture will not be affected. In fact, it may be improved.

You may need to get accustomed to the higher position of your foot to begin with, but this is only temporary, and you’ll be enjoying the taller, more successful you in no time.

After experiencing Altitude Shoes (like many others have – see Testimonials), you may never wear your old shoes again!

What are the benefits of wearing Height Increasing Altitude shoes?

Better Posture

The insoles of our shoes provide support while allowing a natural instep so that your posture is not compromised. Altitude Shoes also allow you to achieve the ideal alignment of the spine (posture starts at the feet). This in turn helps to increase your height by allowing you to stand straighter and not slouch forward.

Increased Confidence

Standing taller may have the added side effect of increased confidence. See our customer Testimonials for more on this. Also note that there have been numerous academic studies which show the benefits in health, wealth and attraction of increased height (see directly below).

Career and Financial Success

Arianne Cohen, author of The Tall Book, says that tall people are 90% more likely to ascend to the CEO chairs of Fortune 500 companies.

Similarly, in the international bestselling book “Blink”, Malcolm Gladwell states that 58% of the CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies are 6 feet or taller. 58% is over 4 times the percentage of American men that are 6 feet or taller when compared to the general population. This is an over-representation of 400%! Coincidence? No.

Other studies confirm that being taller leads to career success:


Academic studies, newspapers, journals and other highly reputable sources confirm that taller men are more attractive to women. See, for example:

Wikipedia also attributes male height as being one of the main determinants of physical attractiveness: Wikipedia on Height and Physical Attractiveness.


Society has accustomed us to linking taller men with success and confidence. Taller men often get the girl, the job and the promotion among other rewards (see links above for academic and practical evidence). Consequently, being taller drives your image in this direction.

Will anyone know that I am wearing Height Increasing Altitude Shoes?

No! That’s the beauty of Height Increasing Altitude Shoes. You’ll be taller, feel more confident, be more attractive and no one will know why. Height Increasing Altitude Shoes do not stand out in any noticeable way like cowboy boots, platform shoes or any other height increasing alternative.

Do I need to make alterations to the length of my pants?

Not necessarily. If your pants are slightly longer than what you would normally wear with your old shoes, then this will help to make your Height Increasing Altitude Shoes look more like normal shoes, but most people will not notice anyway. If you have extra height increasing shoes however, you may want to increase the length of your pants slightly to accommodate for the extra height. This comes down to personal preference.

Are the height increases mentioned on your website accurate?

The numbers on the Height Increasing Altitude Shoes website are accurate. The shoes themselves can be tested with an accurate ruler. It is possible that the height increase may be slightly lower if your body weight causes the soft material in our Altitude Shoes HQHI (High Quality Height Increasing) Insoles™ to compress a little. That being said, this compression effect will not have a dramatic effect.

Is it possible to modify the height increase of certain shoes?

It is not possible to change the height increase level of a particular style. The inner sole is fixed in the shoe, but can also be taken out. Please note that we do not take responsibility if you take it upon yourself to personally remove the inner sole of any Height Increasing Altitude Shoe.

I wear wide width shoes. Do you have these types of shoes in stock?

Unfortunately, we only manufacture shoes in medium width. We may manufacture wider width shoes in the near future depending on demand, so keep checking the website for information. 

Delivery FAQ

How long will it take for my shoes to arrive?
Given that the shoes are made-to-order, the delivery of the shoes would take longer than most shoe retail companies.
Free Delivery will take 10-15 working days. 

Where will my shoes come from?

If we have your shoes in stock locally, we will ship them to you directly. If your shoes were out-of-stock locally, they will be express couriered to you from our International Design Centre, at no additional cost to you, and as part of our 100% focus on customer service.

Can I track my order?

Yes you can. As soon as we dispatch your shoes via our couriers (usually within 24 hours of you making your order), your package is allocated a specific number which can be checked online. We use either DHL, Fedex, EMS, RPX or UPS as our preferred couriers, depending on where you are ordering from. If you have made an order and want your courier number, please request it via our Contact Us Form and we'll get it for you ASAP!

Can you deliver internationally (to any country in the world)?

We sure can. And delivery is ALWAYS 100% free. When it comes to delivery and reach, we can do anything. It's part of our fantastic customer service, of which we are very proud.

Ordering & Receiving FAQ

What methods of payment do you accept? 

Since this is an online store, we accept payment via credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express). We don't accept telephone orders, fax orders, or letters requesting to buy Altitude Shoes. If you don't know how to order, you can follow our step by step guide to how to order, or contact customer service.
When will I receive my order?

Your order will be shipped out shortly after purchase, and you should receive your order within 10-15 working days. This takes longer than most retailers given that our shoes are made-to-order. 
What will the package I receive look like? All packages are received in a discreet manner. Packages will be arriving from “Altitude Shoes Inc.” wrapped in plain paper. International packages are shipped with a customs declaration of contents as “Men’s Footwear”. 

Do you have a catalogue?

Altitude Shoes is an online retailer and we believe that the internet offers a far more economical and environmental friendlier alternative to a paper catalogue. As a dynamic and fast changing company, we are always innovating, so new models arrive frequently. Consequently, our website is updated constantly and by simply visiting our website, you can see the most up-to-date Altitude Shoes available.

Returns & Exchanges FAQ

What is your return policy?

If within 14 days of receiving the item, you are not happy with your purchase, we will refund your full purchase amount. The shoes must be returned in new condition in order to be returned or exchanged within the 14 days of receiving your purchase. We must receive the return at our warehouse within 30 days, along with the receipt and completed returns form. Postage and packaging of returns is paid by the customer.

My shoes are already starting to show signs of deterioration and I’ve only had them for a little while. Can I return them?

At Altitude Shoes, we guarantee a high quality and stand proudly behind our products. When your shoes show unexpected signs of premature deterioration, you may return them to us and we will try to have them repaired and sent back to you in new condition. Otherwise, you will receive a full refund minus shipping in the following amounts: 100% refund after one month of usage, and 25% less of that for every month thereafter. Refunds will only be granted if the shoe maker agrees that deterioration was caused by normal and not excessive or unreasonable usage. Refunds can also be used as a discount on future orders.