Shoe lifts, or height increasing insoles, are a great way for shorter men to discreetly add a few extra inches to their height. They’re typically available in a range elevations — starting as low 0.6 inches and going all the way up to 3.5 inches — and feature cushioning to keep you comfortable all day long. While these insoles can be worn inside many sneakers, boots and dress shoes, it’s important to note they may not work with certain low top styles depending on the amount of elevation you choose.
To help you find a pair you love, we’ve rounded up some of the best shoe lifts for men out now. Read on to shop them all.
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1. Mendez Premium Height Increase Insole
This form-fitting insole offers up to 1.5 inches of height and comes in a .75-inch length style for less bulkiness inside shoes.
Pros: It’s made with soft microfelt and pressure sensitive foam that’s also absorbs shock. The insole itslef is one inch tall, but comes with a half inch base stacker for added height if that’s your preference. They’re one size fits all.
Cons: It’s on the more expensive end.
2. Intlmate Height Increase Insoles
This style is available in heights starting at 0.6 inches for slight elevation and a super natural look.
Pros: Available as separate units in sizes 5 to 9, these insoles come in three different heights (0.6 inches, 0.8 inches and 1 inch) at an extremely affordable price. An air cushion and EVA materials provide a cushioned ride underfoot. Perforations on the toe help keep feet dry and prevent shoes from smelling, while the units are machine washable for easy maintenance.
Cons: Sizing runs small. This option may be flimsier than other styles on the market. 1.6-inch height option is not available as advertised.
3. Burlingham Shoe Lifts
Burlingham’s shoe lifts offer 1.25 to 2 inches of extra height, depending on your preference. An air cushion design helps absorb shock while the material of the insole is moisture-wicking.
Pros: These can be cut to fit your specific size.
Cons: These are only available for men’s shoe sizes 6.5 to 9; some men may find them to be too narrow to accomodate their feet.