height-increasing shoes or shoe lifts (devices you place in your shoes to elevate your height). I’m going to tell you right now, that this may be the worst thing that you can do.
One reason why is that a shoe lift will elevate your heel, but will not elevate the front of your foot. This can not only lead to walking awkwardly, but can place a uncomfortable and unwieldy weight shift on your entire body and in no small part on you spine. It’s simply not conducive to your spine-lengthening regimen.
Another reason why shoe lifts and platform shoes are probably not the best idea is that they are often very obvious (many times very obvious to everyone except the poor wearer). More often than not, guys that go for these kinds of shoes achieve nothing more than looking like a ridiculous looking man in heels. Nothing more.
Instead of special-ordering expensive shoes that may cause you to look awkward and even foolish, select shoes that are complimentary to your wardrobe instead. If you want to opt for shoes with thicker soles (usually shoes that are more like boots) then that is fine, as long as you use discretion. Bulkier style shoes can make your feet appear to be not so small as well. Focusing on shoes that have a slightly thicker-appearing sole as well as clean, smooth lines will go a long way for completing most looks.
Finally, always match your shoes to the color of your pants as much as possible. Tennis shoes are the obvious exception; however for dress shoes this can provide a much cleaner, less broken silhouette that is one more way that your form will appear taller.