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General Height height: 7ft 6.5in (230 cm)

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jamie179cm says on 2/Sep/14
connor183 ok 6ft2 is perfect if you want to feel tall but my 6ft2 nephew wants to be your height maybe perfect height depends on a personal opinion
jamie179cm says on 2/Sep/14
Amaze also i think at 6ft1 some people might think Your a little too tall but at 6ft i doubt anyone would think that
jamie179cm says on 2/Sep/14
Amaze well im starting my height isn't all that bad i just what i need is 1.5 then thats perfect but 6ft1 could be perfect since im not 100% sure i should say between 6ft 6ft1
RobV says on 2/Sep/14
Darren510 You say you find it uncomfortable to wear elevators/lifts all the time. I wear them pretty much every waking hour and I can assure you 100% that I find absolutely no discomfort at all, but you DO have to make sure that what you are doing fits the feet and (with lifts) properly fits the footwear. Lifts that are too small skew your posture and comfort, lifts that are too big for the particular footwear, are painful and uncomfortable. They create pressure points.

Elevators should not be uncomfortable at all as long as you get the right size, and my own view on these is that you should go for quality and get a size larger than you normally buy.

It is trial and error but at the end of the day quite easy. But each different pair of shoes or boots will respond differently to lifts so it's a case of having a range of lifts and sometimes customising stuff yourself.
Amaze says on 2/Sep/14
6'2 is a good height for sure though. 6'2 and 180lbs looks good.

Stand next to these 6'2 guys and i still legit get towered. Hate that towering feeling
Amaze says on 2/Sep/14
@Connor183 i understand what you trying to say and you have a point there so i can agree. 6' isnt that far off 6'2 it is kind of near perfect only 2"/5cm off. So you think
1st place 6'2
2nd place 6'1
3rd place 6'0
Understandable and yeah i know 6'0 is just into tall zone like weak tall. You must feel me now at 5'8. I still think 6'0 is very good though. Its atleast minimum good
Zoro says on 2/Sep/14
How can you have a 2 inch boost just with normal shoes?

With my usual sneakers I go from 5'9.5 to nothing more than 5'10.25, and with my Air Max and a small insole only reach 5'10.75
It looks nearly impossibile for me to reach 5'11.5 without special shoes.

The bottom line is usually ppl get 0.5-1 inches more than barefeet, not 1-2 inches!!
Concerned 181 cm says on 2/Sep/14
I'd like to see a source for those US height statistics. I live here in California, and I have a VERY hard time believing the average is anywhere NEAR that low. Average height here seems to be 5'9-5'10, like nearly everywhere else in the US and first world in general...
Connor183 says on 2/Sep/14
Personally i dont think 6 foot is the perfect height, its good but no where near perfect, sure its a nice tall height but it's not enough for me, it just doesn't look that appealing or sexy on a man, i think 6ft 2 is much better because you can look solidly tall and stand out but not by much, and you can look broad, manly, protective and James Bond like, you will be very desirable to women, at 6ft 2 you can have it all which 6ft fails to pull off those features which is why i want to be 6ft 2 really badly, at 6ft i sometimes feel tallish or weak tall at times like when i come across guys who are to 2-4+ inches taller than me, but at the very most i feel quite tall overall, but at 6ft 2 you will never have to worry about appearing tallish/weak tall at times, 6ft 2 is def. the perfect height for a man and for women id say 5ft 9 range.
SAK says on 2/Sep/14
Darren7ft says: I'm 5'10 but usually appear anywhere from 5'11-6'1 depending on my footwear on any given day.
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We all wear footwear when we go out. So we all get a boost of 1or2". Only because you become 6'0 in shoes doesn't mean you are 6'0. Because a 6'0 guy will get close to 6'2.
Jon says on 2/Sep/14
@RobPaul Are my proportions strange? I'm 5'10 (178.1 cm in the afternoon), 190 lbs with a 10.1 inch head (This is accurate, measured it three times to make sure.), and a 32/33 sleeve length and 30 inch inseam. I think my stockiness makes my head look a bit slammer but my limbs look even shorter.
[Editor Rob: your head should look very large for your body because a true 10.1 (to chin bone) is near 99th percentile.

It is a disadvantage having a longer head because people are easily fooled, you only have to look at all the optical illusions out there and realise some of those elements apply to body proportions and height guessing. Part of it is a mental illusion or barrier. The eyes are focusing more on physical points like shoulders/chins/eyes and paying less attention to the thing that counts - the top of heads.

Even then, you can still get fooled by not knowing how much hair someone has or a hat adding extra height.]
Emmett says on 1/Sep/14
@Malik, no way man that's about average for a fully grown man. I'd say you're pretty tall for a 14 year old, but of course people grow at different times. I'd say the average for a 14 year old is about 5'6 or 5'7, but that's just a guess based on the fact that I felt a little short at that age at 5'4.
Concerned 181 cm says on 1/Sep/14
@Sam:

183 cm = 6 foot nothing, not 6 foot three. And yes, in the vast majority of places, you'd be tall even for a full-grown adult.
Lisa says on 1/Sep/14
@Chris: No, your hands aren't long for a guy your height. I'm around 5'10 and my hands measure over 19 cm.
Celebheights 188CM says on 1/Sep/14
Tallest US state: Minnesota (the average was like 5'11" at most however as it wasn't 6'0"+ like a bunch of individuals online proclaim)
Shortest states: Arizona (5'5" average), Florida (5'5"), California (5'5"), Hawaii, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Missouri, New Mexico, Louisiana, North Dakota, Alabama, New York and all of New England.
french guy says on 1/Sep/14
@Emil 182.5 cm


lol, i measured myself after a hard day at 182.4 cm, so i'm around 183 cm and i'm not a fool i feel about average or a bit above average ( i feel somewhere between the 60 and the 65th percentile) and i still think 183 cm is not a good height but it doesn't mean it's bad.
Darren510 says on 1/Sep/14
Yes for 6'1 I wear elevators. They aren't very comfortable either. I only wear them on days I don't have to walk too much or if I'm on a date with a tall chick. Usually i have a smaller lift which makes me appear a weak 6'0. they are fairly comfortable to. Some other guy here wears elevators on a regular basis. My hat is off to him for enduring it.
Amaze says on 1/Sep/14
6'0 looks good, plus your a strong 6'1 near 6'1.5 in shoes (186cm). It is near perfect. No body can call it too tall. And it never looks lanky either.but jamie tell me why you changed hehehe.
Amaze says on 1/Sep/14
@Connor183 yeah i was rounding it up but i get you

@jamie179cm you had 6'1 before, but what made the sudden change to 6'0? Whats made this happen tell me? Not going to disagree with you. 6'0 is a very good height, but what made this happen.
jamie179cm says on 1/Sep/14
connor183 it just that 6ft is definitely a height were your not too short or tall
Connor183 says on 1/Sep/14
jamie make your mind up man! i thought you said 6ft 1 is the perfect height!
Connor183 says on 1/Sep/14
@Amaze also 6ft 3 is 190.5cm, 191cm is 6ft 3.25
jamie179cm says on 1/Sep/14
guys im starting to think that 6ft is the perfect
Connor183 says on 1/Sep/14
@Amaze exactly 6 foot is 182.88cm, 183 is just a cm above it which is more like 6ft 1/8.
Kourosh177cm says on 1/Sep/14
Darren7ft
you are 5'10 and appear 6'1 with your footwear? you must be wearing elevator shoes
grizz says on 1/Sep/14
@Sam, depends on the country you're coming from. I was already your height at 15 and I was varely above average.
Scott says on 1/Sep/14
To be honest no one knows for sure when u have done growing. Some people might grow few inches after 18 some might not.
Amaze says on 1/Sep/14
@darren7ft lol mate 5'10 obliterates 7' in height. You gotta be realistic bro this aint a dream

@sam 183cm is just 6ft or 6'0. 6'3 is 191cm.. You could be 6'2 or 3 fully grown if ur lucky
Chris says on 1/Sep/14
Is a hand length of 18 cm long for a height of around 6ft?
Darren7ft says on 1/Sep/14
You are right Rob I am not 7ft. If I could be I sure would though. I'm 5'10 but usually appear anywhere from 5'11-6'1 depending on my footwear on any given day.
[Editor Rob: if people stick to their own height, it's a lot easier for everyone.]
Sam says on 31/Aug/14
Hi, I just turned 15. I'm 183 cm tall or 6 foot 3. Am I tall for my age?
Concerned 181 cm says on 31/Aug/14
Emil and Jamie growing 1-1.5 inches after 18 makes me think I still have some hope of hitting the all-important, life-consuming, absolutely necessary, you'll-never-have-a-life-at-all-without-it, six foot mark. My doctor estimated my full adult height at 6'1, but here I am, a few months away from my 18th birthday, still barely over 5'11. I guess we'll see if that estimate was realistic in my next check-up.
Crypto139 says on 31/Aug/14
Hey Rob I have a question to ask. Is a sitting height of 87 cm short, average, or tall for a guy of about 170 cm? Also the guy has a large butt, although, he is not too big at 150 lbs. Just want to know.
[Editor Rob: I've not looked at sitting height for a fair while, so can't comment on that without finding the data again.]
Jeff says on 31/Aug/14
I had my height measured by the BOOTS UK height/weight machine this year. With tape measure I am 6ft on the dot.

With the Boots height machine I got 5'11.6 (no shoes) after a half marathon in the middle of the day - is it ok for me to just round up and say 6ft when people ask my height?!
Amaze says on 31/Aug/14
@malik yeah i'd say you are tall for a 14 year old.

@176cm
yeah 5'8 or 173cm. hmm you were 173 and got to 176? that's a strong solid 5'9". tbh I wouldn't even mind that I just wanna be taller. that's a legit alright height I wouldn't complain at. that's average too. I will make sure to know and track my real height always. I won't get lost in my hopes of becoming taller and I will let nature do its thing yeah. thanks a lot man
Caesar says on 31/Aug/14
@truth178cm
That doesn't matter. As long as their height doesn't decrease the mean average increases.
Think about it: If 1000 kids have an average of 180 cm some of them will be below the norm and some of them above but even if say 100 kids are late bloomers and grow from 170 to 175 the average will increase because the total height that used to be a total of 180 000 cm is now 180 500 cm. Divide that by a thousand and you get 180.5 cm instead of the original 180 cm.
Scott says on 31/Aug/14
Is a 25cm head length consider long
[Editor Rob: it should be in the 95th+ percentile range.]
Amaze says on 31/Aug/14
@aaron183cm both of you did well I guess. had a short mum and you ended up lower range tall/and she highest average.

@truth yeah 6'3 range is defo lower very tall range
Emil 182.5 cm says on 31/Aug/14
French guy,
I'm starting to wonder if your eyes are at the same level as your chin since you believe 183 cm is below average lmfao
176 cm says on 31/Aug/14
Amaze, you are 5'8 right?

I was the same height at 17 and you can probably expect a good 1-2 CM at least by 19. It happened for me and I didn't really try or do anything different.

Just make sure to always know and keep track of your real height. Do not get lost in your hopes of becoming taller and just let nature do its thing, okay?
grizz says on 31/Aug/14
@calvin, perfect height is the 186-188 cm range IMO, while I find 183-185 and 189-191 cm tolerable.
Kourosh177cm says on 31/Aug/14
truth178cm says on 30/Aug/14
Koroush I am 177.5-178cm at my lowest and 180cm flat out of bed

basically you are 0.75 inches taller than me. I'm 178cm out of bed and my lowest is 176.4 which makes me strong 5'9 and weak 5'10er.
truth178cm says on 31/Aug/14
@caesar Not everyone, who grows late, happens to turn taller than average, therefore the average does NOT increase.
truth178cm says on 31/Aug/14
@caesar Not everyone, who grows late, happens to turn taller, therefore the average does NOT increase.
truth178cm says on 30/Aug/14
@Ron 6ft3.5 is upper tall/lower very tall.
Aaron183cm says on 30/Aug/14
@Amaze

One sister. She's pretty much average height at 5'4 3/4"
Malik says on 30/Aug/14
I under 14 and a half and I'm just about 5,10". I'm assuming that's above average for my age.
Amaze says on 30/Aug/14
calvin imo I agree with jamie179, 6'1 is ideal. after that is up to you, but I put 6'0 after at 2nd place, then 3rd place 6'2. all heights are very very good.
truth178cm says on 30/Aug/14
@Koroush I am 177.5-178cm at my lowest and 180cm flat out of bed.
jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14
calvin imo 6ft1
Amaze says on 30/Aug/14
yeah ron 6'3.5/192cm is very tall. it's more than just tall. very tall. and you are young, 25 is young.
jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14
Ron rutherford yes i consider anyone under 40 young im 25 aswell yes 6ft3.5 is really tall imo
jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14
Ron rutherford yes i consider anyone under 40 young im 25 aswell yes 6ft3 is really tall imo
Caesar says on 30/Aug/14
@truth How does it not make sense?
The average height increases as long as men keep growing when they stop growing so does the average. A minority of boys enter puberty late and continues to grow after 19 because of them the average height increases slightly until 21 for men at a slow rate, It doesn't increase after 21 and so it's logical that by 21 years of age almost all men have reached their final height.
Ron Rutherford says on 30/Aug/14
Im 25. Am i still young?? Also is 6`3.5. Tall?? Plz respond to both
Kourosh177cm says on 30/Aug/14
my parents
mom peak height 5'2 now 5'1
my father peak height 5'10.5 now 5'9.5
my oldest brother 5'8
my second brother 6'0.5
me 5'9.5
truth says on 30/Aug/14
@Caesar That does not make sense, the amount of people growing after 18 will not affect the average, because the same amount has stopped growing before 18, so it balances out really and it does not increase.
new guy says on 30/Aug/14
@dan I'm 16 and 3 months old and my mom height at her prime was 5'5 and my mom said my dad was 5'6(never met him)she also said he had a small size 8 feet. I'm 5'10.5-.75 at my lowest and I have a size 10 shoe and still growing.
Novak says on 30/Aug/14
Is it possible for a 6foot guy weighing at 130pounds to look 6foot1
Lamont Lovebuckle says on 29/Aug/14
Ok thanks jamieorr4
dude says on 29/Aug/14
I'm 6'1 and 185lbs and I look skinny.. Well, I've got a beer gut so I guess the weight is there.
Calvin says on 29/Aug/14
Hey guys, what would you consider the 'ideal height' for men?
Kourosh177cm says on 29/Aug/14
truth
im same height as you but i weight 63 kg 145ibs. i look skinny and slim i need to put on some weights.
Amaze says on 29/Aug/14
@Connor183 come on! Do it :P i nominate you. xD

@kourosh oo 5'9.5. 177cm. Thats an okayish height. And in shoes you become 5'11 or 180cm. If i was you id probably tell people i was 5'10 if i reached that height. Thing is i still wanna be taller than that. Yeah i should be taller. 6'-6'2.5 range omgomg ideal

@aaron183 yeah your mums quite short but your dads lower end tall. You did quite good to reach 6'0. Any bros or sis? How tall are they? Normally with parents like yours i see the boy becoming 5'8-10 if you know what i mean. But u did well
Caesar says on 29/Aug/14
Most people don't grow after 18 but statistically the average height increases until 21 so by 21 basically all men ahve stopped growing.
Amaze says on 29/Aug/14
@truth yeah i agree. Because im only 5'8 125lbs isnt that skinny. Im just skinny. If i was taller like 5'10 or 11 then id be very skinny.

You are average build yeah. 73/4 kg at 5'10 is slim
Aaron183cm says on 29/Aug/14
@Dan

my mom is 5'1" and my dad was 6'0" in his prime. I'd say I did pretty good to reach my dad's height considering how short my mom is. My doctor used to say I'd grow to be "at least 6'1" but that never happened, although I can technically measure near that first thing in the morning. Still, I think 6'0" is pretty good and I shouldn't complain.
Connor183 says on 29/Aug/14
Amaze I don't think I could do the Ice bucket challenge! I'm too much of a wimp! LOL :D
Crash says on 29/Aug/14
@French guy

Your link is broken, but it appears to be a UK growth chart. On the UK growth chart I remember growth being 0 by 18.5 years; after 17 it was only 1cm, and only a few mm left by the 18th birthday. Then it was completely done by 18.5.

I'm sure I've seen other charts where it was some months short of the 18th birthday as well. Seems to me that the average range is 17-19, with anything before/after that age range being significantly less common.
Steve (5'10) says on 29/Aug/14
I think 6' to 6'4 is perfect male height range. Men in this range attract more women, get better paid jobs, better treatment in general and can still fit in most places. Men who are over this range start getting a bit too tall.

If you type 'tall guys' into Google, this is the first result: Click Here which pretty much confirms my above comments.
truth says on 29/Aug/14
@jamieorr4 its ok do not worry too much I was not waiting for a response, thanks anyway.

@Amaze 5ft8 and 125 pounds is definately skinny, but not very skinny or anything. I am 160-165 pounds (673-74kg) and 5ft10 (177.5cm) and consider myself average build.
Kourosh177cm says on 29/Aug/14
amaze you are going to be taller than 5'8. When i was your age i was a weak 5'8 at age 17. Next year at age 18 where i started to hit my puberty i was over 5'8 slightly. From 19 to 21 i grew 1.5 and i ended up as 5'9.5 guy. i look 5'10 with any type of footwear but sure at end of night i drop to 176.3 to 176.4 cm which is a 5'9 1/4. i'm neither happy nor upset with my height
TJE says on 28/Aug/14
Rob, does weight play a role in the height decrease over the course of the day?
[Editor Rob: I don't think it really would, unless it is very large amount of excess weight...then maybe it could have a bit of effect on how fast you shrink because the stress on the spine is more than if you were average weight.]
Amaze says on 28/Aug/14
@crash does anyone ever call you skinny at 6'1 and 145lb, and do all people think your generally slim? what do you think a good or perfect weight is at 6'1? Ronaldo is your height and 180lb and hes got a good build, and have you watched/seen friends? what would you describe ross as?

your very lucky lol. and at 125lb and 5'8, am I skinny or very skinny? am I near slim in ur opinion
Amaze says on 28/Aug/14
a few days ago I filmed my friends do the ice bucket challenge
my friend 5'11 125lb, looked very skinny
but my other friend who was 5'11 140lb was slim and not scrawny and long at all,
15lbs made a big difference (they are both cousins)

im 125lb and I don't look that skinny at all
Amaze says on 28/Aug/14
at 5'8 I still can't reach my kitchen/dining room's top windows. you have to be atleast 5'10 to reach it. but I wish I had everything in direct view plus went Tesco today and although I can reach the top shelf its a bit high up in a 5 ft 8 guys view if youknow what I mean, I could reach it but I wish it was infront of me like I could see it right infront instead of looking up. and sometimes I wish I could look over it. like you know at Tesco and stuff etc imagine looking over the top shelf and seeing whos there. but I wonder how tall you would need to be for that? right now I really feel bad for shorter guys and sad
Dan says on 28/Aug/14
Reading through the comments, I thought it would be interesting to see how our heights compare to those of our parents. Did you get bonus inches or were you short changed?

For me my mum is 5'7 and my Dad 6'2. I'm 6'1 which is a good height, although slightly gutted that I never reached my Dad's height! Rather annoyingly too, have a couple of mates at or near my height whose parents are shorter than mine.
De says on 28/Aug/14
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jamieorr4 says on 28/Aug/14
truth sorry i didn't see your comment until now so you think 6ft2 is the perfect height ok
jamieorr4 says on 28/Aug/14
truth sorry i didn't see your until now so you think 6ft2 is the perfect height ok
Crash says on 28/Aug/14
afflictus, you have a point, but those processes continue even beyond 21 so it's a bit of an odd age to choose even if referring to maturation in other ways. It always struck me as weird that they went with an odd age like 21 rather than an even one like 20, and considering that 21 used to be a more significant age it got me thinking.

Seems to me it's just based on the old age of adulthood, which was 21 in the past. Maybe 100 years ago it might have been right, what with people beginning puberty much later than they do today. Today adulthood is 18 in the majority of places and coincidentally it's about the average age to complete growth in height today. Makes me think it's not so much a coincidence that they decided to grant the privileges of adulthood at an earlier age and as they noticed people were maturing (physically) earlier, they decided to bring the age more in line with the body.

But nothing special starts to happen to your bones after 18; they just continue the same process that they have been doing since childhood, which is just getting denser. That and muscle are still increasing naturally until mid 20s. So although your height might not increase after 18, your body is still developing in other ways, but this continues even past 21.

I'm 99% sure now that the myth wasn't such a myth in the past and it's something of an anachronism these days.
Zoro says on 28/Aug/14
How much should someone stretch while measuring his height? (obviously taking for granted that the top of your head must always be parallel to the floor)
french guy says on 28/Aug/14
according to every growth charts i read, males stop growing at 19 years old, and the growth between 17 and 19 is negligible.


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Amaze says on 28/Aug/14
oh aflictius I understand. I get what your trying to say.
jamieorr4 says on 28/Aug/14
Lamont Lovebuckle i would say 6ft3 is tall for a man or maybe really tall
afflictus says on 27/Aug/14
17 and still growing. My dad didn't stop till he was 20-22 and he is 6'6". And that "men don't stop growing till 21" is actually true. Maybe not height wise, but it is a fact that the male skeleton is not fully developed at 18. After 18, your bones stark to thicken and that is when a lot of guys put on weight. And your brain is not fully developed till your 25.
Amaze says on 27/Aug/14
@aaron183cm you must be happy about that lol. yeah that kind of growth can happen after 18. that was a finisher for ur height
Amaze says on 27/Aug/14
what has stunted my growth apart from my scoliosis must be the lack of sleep. all those late nighters on cod and fifa defo took an inch off. nutrition probs another few cms. if only I had delorean...
truth says on 27/Aug/14
@T1000 interesting...thanks for that link, it shows that 4th year high school statistics can come in handy studying height :D
Aaron183cm says on 27/Aug/14
I grew 1/4 inch when I was 19 (almost 21 now). It's not much but it took me from 5'11 3/4" evening height to my now legit 6' evening height. I think for most people any growth after 18 is going to be negligible at best.
Amaze says on 27/Aug/14
Crash i agree man. It does
"Oh your body grows until 21"
Someone said 25 and stuff etc
No way
It ends at 18-19
20 it has defo stopped.
Too much bs going on
I hate false hope
Amaze says on 27/Aug/14
@smash i. Say around 6'

Your mother is not short. 5'3-4 for a woman is not short. 5'4 is avg. So is 5'3.
5'2 is short
5'2 and below.
jade says on 27/Aug/14
im 17 and 176 cms , will i grow any taller ?
T.1000 says on 27/Aug/14
@French The tourists whom you saw in Paris aren't good representantives of the norwegian height distribution as a whole due to small sample size. Plus there aren't that many countries in the world that average 180cm+ except very few places. So 180 cm average shouldn't be taken for granted.

@truth
you are right. check this info: https://www.ssb.no/a/histstat/tabeller/4-22.html
only 24.7% are 185 cm +.
Late 187cm says on 27/Aug/14
@ grizz

My teenage years were similar. I wouldn't advise it, but it's hard to know if it made any difference. I'm about 7cm taller than my brother who had a much healthier lifestyle than me during his teenage years.
truth says on 27/Aug/14
I fully agree Crash, people need to stop spewing BS about growing till 21, I only know 2 guys who have stopped now at 21-22, most are done at 16-20, a lot even 13-15.
grizz says on 27/Aug/14
@Smash, you're still young. I think you'll hit strong 6ft, maybe even 6ft 0.5in.
Just take care of your body, do sports, rest and eat well.
truth says on 27/Aug/14
@Ceasar Any evidence? Usually the mean collerates to the average, so it is measured within each year. So at 19 height is not going to increase (unless before/after if you are a late/early bloomer) and it is not more than 180cm.
Crash says on 27/Aug/14
Caesar that's false, the average age is generally around 18 to stop growing. So that height chart can be taken to be average heights for 20+ as well, in fact if you look at the chart you can see that the curve has become flat by 19.

Growing until 21 isn't so common, it's a myth that all men stop growing at that age, or even that it's the average age. It's about as common as growing until 15, it happens occasionally but not too common. Certainly not the majority of the time like you would believe if you just spent 5 minutes on Yahoo Answers lol

This grow until 21 thing needs to die already. It gives way too many guys false hope.
grizz says on 27/Aug/14
I was just thinking...
Throughout puberty I treated my body badly. I slept 5-6 hours a day (studied a lot), worried about school throughout day and night(I still have nightmares),I was always slouching (hence mild lordosis), my nutrition was poor (instead of protein-rich food like eggs and milk, I mostly ate cookies and chips). In my mid-teens I had a ridiculous diet that made me drop to 155 lbs (my normal weight was 180).
Oh, and I was too lazy to do sports. 2 years of gym is everything I did during puberty.
Is it possible that I have lost 1 inch due to these external factors?
Lamont Lovebuckle says on 27/Aug/14
Is 6`3 tall for a man or average??
Caesar says on 27/Aug/14
@truth The growth chart ends at the age of 19.
Usually the mean height increases up to 21 so the average may really be 182.
truth says on 27/Aug/14
@french guy Seems pretty accurate to me, conscripts measure 179.9cm at 19 and 180.9cm the other, so about 5ft11 or 5ft10.75-5ft11.25. I dunno why you think they are taller than this, 25% over 185cm is still quite a big amount IMO, it is the same in my country and I see a lot of guys 190cm+, roughly 10% of them.
Smash says on 27/Aug/14
Hi guys, I've had some really strange growth patterns and
I'm wondering if you guys could tell how tall I'm going
To be and when Ill stop. I use to worry I'd be to short as my family are really
Small, but now I'm worried Ill end up a giant.
14.5- 180cm ( all measurements were taken at night)
At 14.5 I noticed I was quite tall for my age and wanted to
Reach 6ft badly, but for 6months I didn't grow at all so I
Suspected I was an early bloomer as my mother was 163cm and
My dad was 176cm and I thought I was lucky to that height at all
15 - Just after 6months I grew 0.5cm and I thought that was it for me
15y and 2mnths- 182cm After not checking my height for a couple of mnths one day I decided to measure Myself again as my friends thpught I had grown and I was 183.5 cm in the morning and 182 at night.
This made me realise I may not have finished growing.
15.5 182cm Once again I hadn't grown for a wile and I thought I'd probably only grow
Another 0.5cm at best.
15( 7mnths)- 182.5cm at night - 184cm in the morning
- I just grew 0.5cm again in 3wks and now I'm really interested in how tall I'm going
To be again as I was certain I wouldn't reach 6ft and now I have. I'm also worried that
I may end up super tall as I have now found out my deceased Granother
Was like 5ft 10 1/2 or in comparison a 6ft 4 or 5 guy
I am also the first person to reach 6ft on my fathers side that we know of So I'm pretty
Sure my heights not from him
Grandfather- 5ft 4
Uncle 1- 5ft 7
Uncle 2 - 5ft 8
Dad - 5ft 9
Male Cousins are both 5ft 6

My mum is short as well at 5ft 3 - 4 and I thought I had no tall relatives
As the men on her side are around 5ft 9 to 5ft 11 and the girls 5ft 3 to 5ft 5
Until I was told my grandmother who died before I was born was 5ft 10 and a half
Does this mean I'm going to end up a giant?
I know this is boring for you guys but I interested and was hoping that someone had
Similar growth patterns when they were younger so I can predict my height?
french guy says on 26/Aug/14
so the norwegian boys is only 181 cm (180 cm at night) and only 25% is 185 cm or taller?
It seems pretty low, scandinavian tourists whom i see in paris are tall.
jamieorr4 says on 26/Aug/14
Amaze sorry i really Don't remember when i start puberty
Amaze says on 26/Aug/14
jamieorr4 oh I see. that's given me hope for 5'10.5 then. are you a late bloomer or normal bloomer. when did you hit/start puberty. I think I started in year 7. if I hit your height I would love it
jamieorr4 says on 26/Aug/14
Amaze i might have be 5ft8 at 17
Hh says on 26/Aug/14
I went to the doctor in june and i was 5'9(176 cm) then i measured myself at home in august and i was 5'10(178cm.4).I don't knnow how i suddenly grew 2 cm in 2 months.Btw i pressed a roomspray on my head while facing towards the wall.
Is this method of measuring accurate?
And do you think i still have some growing left and will i be at least 5'11-6'0 tall?My elder brother,19 is 182 cm tall.So do i still have some hope?
truth says on 26/Aug/14
@Riidd it is possible, but the odds are more against then for you at this point. At most a few mm or 1-2cm max at this point where on average young men stop at 19.
Connor183 says on 26/Aug/14
Ok Rob if he does come to my house i will do just that.
Amaze says on 26/Aug/14
@Connor183 lol yeah dw mate im fine, little keyboard warriors roaming around here aha.

@Ridd well yes, some users have, some have just grown 1cm and some havent at all

Jamie you were 5'7 at 16 right(same as me at 16)
What were you at 17?
18 you were 5'9..
19 5'10.5!
Imagine if i got this hehehe
Connor183 says on 26/Aug/14
Well it's good for me that the Bo-Gee-man doesn't live in the UK! my 14 year old bro is still growing! and he desperatley wants to be 6ft! but anyway im sure the little girl is safe with you Rob, if he does come to the UK Rob what can i do to protect my bro from the Bo-Gee-man?
[Editor Rob: have a screenshot of celebheights on his door, that'll scare him off.]
Connor183 says on 26/Aug/14
Amaze says on 25/Aug/14
@Connor183 trust me mate, I agree. people like that should not come on this website. thanks for sticking up for me though, you said nice things and you were on point. GOONGI is the one crying now. haha :)

Well thats what friends are for right?, im glad you feel i helped you, are you alright after what happened with that GOONGI guy? (what a stupid name) i feel sorry for you mate.
Riidd says on 26/Aug/14
Hey everyone, just asking that is it really possible to grow about 1-1.5 inches after 18? or at least minimum of an inch?
184cmsharkz says on 25/Aug/14
Hi Rob,

Do you think that 184cm is closer to 180cm than 188cm in terms of how it looks to other people who are shorter.Hope that you understand me, my english is not that good.
[Editor Rob: not sure about that one, maybe because 188 is more stand out and not as common as 184, then maybe more people would think 184 men nearer 180 than 188.]
Amaze says on 25/Aug/14
@Connor183 trust me mate, I agree. people like that should not come on this website. thanks for sticking up for me though, you said nice things and you were on point. GOONGI is the one crying now. haha :)

@cilic
you will get away with it with girls for sure
jamieorr4 says on 25/Aug/14
Amaze yes ignore GOONG his immature
Connor183 says on 25/Aug/14
[Editor Rob: let's say 6ft 2 :) I think it would be a perfect height for this site aswell (getting photos).

G became that which he fears - the Height boGeyman. A creature who crawls the streets of New York at night, lurks in shadows and jumps out at strangers screaming 'I'm 5 F***ng 8'...

heck, I have a niece who actually is scared of him - I told her, when you go to sleep at night, this bo-Gee-man comes and tries to steal your height...I know, I'm cruel!!! Look at her Fear as she asked me to make sure she didn't shrink!]

XD hahahahahahahahaha Rob you are awesome at making G jokes! you are so funny!
[Editor Rob: Connor it is no laughing matter for the little girl!!!...imagine at her age I showed her a picture of the Bo-Gee-Man: Do Not Click if you have a Nervous Disposition]
Connor183 says on 25/Aug/14
@Amaze ignore him mate he's an idiot.
jamieorr4 says on 25/Aug/14
bran i can't remember how tall i was at 16 probably about 5ft7
Amaze says on 25/Aug/14
@Dan 185cm I think you are 186cm. you are a solid 6'1.
Amaze says on 25/Aug/14
@GOONGI you little troll. Quit the BS and grow up. I'm 5'8.. I was 5'4.5 like 3 years ago.. What do you do all day? Go on websites and try to insult people? You fail at life brah. "My inferior presence" i for sure am a better human than you and more people like me and would prefer me on this site over immature people such as yourself. Troll.
Emil 182.5 cm says on 25/Aug/14
Philemon,
You have a descent chance to reach 179-180 cm
Connor183 says on 25/Aug/14
GOONGI says on 23/Aug/14
HAHA Amaze you midget stop crying about your inferior presence. How tall are you, 5'4". GOONGA

Shut up! >:O, leave Amaze alone he is'nt a "midget" at all, he's 5ft 8 that is not short at all it's barely average, i bet he's offended now by what you just called him! and actually he was talking to me not you! what gives you the right to just but in n pick on him and call him names for no good reason?! he wasn't crying" about anything! all he was saying was if he would grow a bit more he would be happy but he's not upset about it, he's fine with his height, seriously whats he ever done to you to deserve that?! >: (, and i bet because the reason you was picking on him is cos you're jealous! for all we know it might be actually you who is a midget, dont you ever pick on him again i dont take kindly to name calling, i hope you are happy with yourself jerk !
Emil 182.5 cm says on 25/Aug/14
@Dan 185cm
You're a solid 186 cm guy
Cilic says on 25/Aug/14
Hi everyone, if I am 185cm out of bed and 183cm at night and I claim to girls that my height is 185cm, will they know that I am lying, or will I be able to get away with it since I wear one inch sneakers as well? Really hope to get some responses on this. Many thanks.
new guy says on 24/Aug/14
Rob I turned 16 in mid may and I'm 5'10.5 I wanna be 6'1 flat or more is possible. Ive grown 3 inches at 15 and I dont think I'll stop growing out of nowhere after 3 inches growth
[Editor Rob: you might still have the potential, so keep up your eating/sleeping and some exercise and see what happens!]
dude1e says on 24/Aug/14
Ccan anyone help if I'm 184cm what would my shoulder height be please help
Josh says on 24/Aug/14
Rob if you could be any height, what would you choose?

I'm guessing 6'1 or 6'2?

I'm just speaking hypothetically, I get that you probably are happy as you are. So another way to ask it would be what do you consider the perfect male height?

BTW, the on going Glenn jokes are hilarious.
[Editor Rob: let's say 6ft 2 :) I think it would be a perfect height for this site aswell (getting photos).

G became that which he fears - the Height boGeyman. A creature who crawls the streets of New York at night, lurks in shadows and jumps out at strangers screaming 'I'm 5 F***ng 8'...

heck, I have a niece who actually is scared of him - I told her, when you go to sleep at night, this bo-Gee-man comes and tries to steal your height...I know, I'm cruel!!! Look at her Fear as she asked me to make sure she didn't shrink!]
grizz says on 24/Aug/14
@Dan 185 cm, neither. You should say 186 -for the most of that you're around that height.
JohnGB says on 24/Aug/14
@Philemon
Maybe you will grow up to 3 inches to 6', or maybe you won't grow at all. If you feel you've been a late bloomer then there's more chance you will continue to grow. If you shot up in height early on and haven't grown much recently, there is much less chance.
cole says on 24/Aug/14
Some poor misinformed soul posted this on tumblr:
Click Here

Lots of diabolical estimates there, but Tom Felton at 6'1 has to be the worst lol.
grizz says on 24/Aug/14
@Philemon, depends on many factors? How tall are your parents? Did you experience any growth spurt till now? If you have a well developed beard already, your growth is over.
truth says on 24/Aug/14
Philemon at 17 if you started puberty at an average age (12-14) you are done or at best you will grow up to 2-4cm. If you are a late bloomer (15-17) you can grow more.
Connor183 says on 24/Aug/14
Philemon says on 24/Aug/14
Hi I'm a 17 year old weigh at 134 pounds and I am 5'9 (176CM) how tall will I grow?

If your'e 176cm 5ft 9.25 now then perhaps when you turn 18 maybe you will grow to177cm, almost 5ft 10.
Amaze says on 24/Aug/14
@philemon you are a solid 5'9.25. you are pretty slim too at 134lbs/60kg/9.5 stone. you could have stopped growing, but maybe you could grow to 178 or 5 10
Philemon says on 24/Aug/14
Hi I'm a 17 year old weigh at 134 pounds and I am 5'9 (176CM) how tall will I grow?
Philemon says on 24/Aug/14
Hi I'm a 17 year old weigh at 134 pounds and I am 5'9 (176CM) how tall will I grow?
wondering says on 24/Aug/14
If I am 189.5cm in the morning and 187.5cm at night what height should I claim? At the moment I'm going with 6'2/188cm? Any thoughts on what I should claim?
Amaze says on 24/Aug/14
@Emil i just turned 17 3 months ago. I'm a solid 5'8 like rob. Yeah i do still have hope left. I would love to be your height or even a bit taller hehe.

I had a very good dream last night. I was 6ft0-2 range. I dont know which one of the lot but i felt solid tall hahaha. It felt nice being tall in a dream wish it came to reality. I was walking around and everything i was looking down on/room looked smaller haha
Dan 185cm says on 24/Aug/14
if i'm 187 cm in the morning but 185.5 cm at night,which one is my real height? should i say i'm 187cm or 185.5cm?
GOONGI says on 23/Aug/14
HAHA Amaze you midget stop crying about your inferior presence. How tall are you, 5'4". GOONGA
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 23/Aug/14
Hey Rob if you took a photo 2 two 5ft 8in guys if the 1st 5ft 8in guy wore flat shoes and the 2nd 5ft 8in guy wore Cuban heels is it possible for the 1st 5ft 8in guy can look 5ft 7in and the 2nd 5ft 8in guy too look 5ft 9.75in camera angels can make some people look shorter and taller.
[Editor Rob: of course, there are always some factors that can change heights or suddenly make the difference greater than it really is.]
Kourosh177cm says on 23/Aug/14
French Guy
New Zealand
T.1000 says on 23/Aug/14
growth chart norway boys!
Click Here
Anon183cm says on 23/Aug/14
Does anyone else find it annoying when most of your friends are about 1-2 inches taller than you? I find it frustrating, I am always looking up very slightly at them. I am a legit 6'0 they're all 6'1-6'2. It's also strange since the chances of being friends with so many people who are that height range seems small.
dude1e says on 23/Aug/14
5ft on a 6ft person?
Connor183 says on 23/Aug/14
Emil 182.5 says on 21/Aug/14
But I aint gonna change my username, although it sounds a bit stupid

Well it's up to you but i would change the 182.5 bit to at least 182.9 if not 183, im not forcing you to change it but you clearly are 6ft not 5ft 11.75.
Emil-solid6'0 says on 23/Aug/14
Amaze, how old are you?
I can tell you that I was 5'11 at my military check at 18 so you still got hope, mate :)
@Rob, I changed my username from Emil 182.5 is it ok?
[Editor Rob: you can call yourself anything you like within reason, although if I ever see a new visitor with the name 'Glenn-solid 5'8' they'll be getting banned!!!]
Cilic says on 23/Aug/14
Are guys able to get away with claiming morning height to girls since our footwear will give us back an inch which is what we lose throughout the day
RobV says on 22/Aug/14
On my last post, of course I should have added that I sometimes make clear I wear the thin insoles to divert attention form the fact that I wear bigger lifts as well!
Amaze says on 22/Aug/14
Tbh 5'9 is the bare minimum. Jamieorr4 was 5'9 at 18, he could have been like 5'8 at 17 like me for example. Then he grew to 5'10.5.
Amaze says on 22/Aug/14
@connor183 yeah lol. Heres how i think of it
Grow to 5'8.5 - ok bare minimum NO one can call me short lol.
Grow to 5'9 - ill be happy. Turned out avg
Grow to 5'9.5 - a bit happier
Grow to 5'10 - i'd be very happy
Tbh i doubt i will grow over 5'10 max but if i did id be very happy and thrilled. Being 5'11 would be something very very lucky like a miracle etc xD
Concerned 181 cm says on 22/Aug/14
If the myth about girls never wanting to get with any guy less than 6'0 and CEOs not wanting anyone among their ranks less than 6'0, then this world would look like a different place, because the average CEO height is 5'11, and less than one fifth of males are 6'0 or over. Unless those guys are solely the ones who are reproducing, and yet somehow the average stays 2-3 inches below 6'0 anyway, something doesn't add up.
Connor183 says on 22/Aug/14
@Amaze im pleased for you mate, i hope you will grow to 5ft 9 like you wanted. .' )
new guy says on 22/Aug/14
6-6'2 are perfect male height you look better in clothing.You look more attractive to girls and you will be taller than almost all of them even with high heels.anything under 5'8 is when you should start worrying about height
french guy says on 22/Aug/14
Kourosh177

Where do you live?
Bran says on 22/Aug/14
@ JamieOrr Thats quite an impressive gain after 18th birtday 1.5 inches but it isn't as uncommon as people think. If someone in your situation never got measured at both times they would probably never realise they had grown. I think average males done by about 18-18.6 months so there must be a good 50 % who pick up height in the that range but by 19-20 i think it becomes quite a small minority. How tall were you on 16th birthday if you dont mind guessing or recolating on it, or your growth chart if you find time, would be interesting.
RobV says on 22/Aug/14
A further point on the fear about being discovered if you wear lifts. I openly make clear I use those very thin insoles, you get them in chemists/drugstores everywhere. Not raised lift type of things to add height, just a kind of slim quarter of an inch soft pad to fit in the whole of the shoe. The purpose being really to indicate that I like to wear something in my shoe for comfort. It diverts any attention away from any possible idea that you use lifts. I have never had any problems with people realising - my elevator boots are even easier, but I would advise anyone buying these NOT to leave the firm's name on the sole or inside where visible - scratch it off and/or stick another name on! - it just leaves too much to chance.
Amaze says on 22/Aug/14
my growth plates are still open after an x ray apparently. got some growing left still to do. I probably won't be finished for a while then
Kourosh177cm says on 22/Aug/14
Ally thanks for your sympathy and support. But this is not me its the society that downgraded me , made me less of a man and led me to lose confidence. What did you except when height is becoming the most important factor to describe a man. Look at this way, i was in interview and i just realized the company set height requirement which means if you are less than 6'0 tall you cannot be sales manager, CEO or head of department. Because company needs a tall bloke to represent their company and must be a person whom to be taken seriously by others. In dating woooow i think everyone knows whats the story there. Women wouldnt even given a second thought on man below 6'0 or hell even 5'11. because most women where im living are ranged from 5'6 to 5'9 and they easily can tower over me with high heels.my brother is 184 cm tall which is over 6'0. When we went to the bar, almost 9 out of 10 girls checked him out and came to him said hi. no girls even notice me because my brother was the alpha male so lucky for him. i dont want to be bothered about my height, but the way what society throws at me it makes me sad and force me to avoid people and be on my own. i dont want to be obsessed with my height but people and society making me to be it. i was thinking of leg lengthening last year but my mother stopped me and changed my mind.Yet im still thinking of doing it to be at least be as tall as my brother.
i didnt choose to be this height i had no control over it. Its not fair to discriminate people based on the things that have no control over them. sorry i talked too much.
jamieorr4 says on 21/Aug/14
Amaze i guess 5ft11 could be better than 6ft5 but sometimes i would rather 6ft5 than my own height
Emil 182.5 says on 21/Aug/14
Alright, Connor
I'll consider myself 6 foot tall then ;)
But I aint gonna change my username, although it sounds a bit stupid
Amaze says on 21/Aug/14
Jamieorr4 i agree with you on everything except 5'11 over 6'5. 6'5 is a bit too tall in my opinion but still not a bad height. Yeah for sure 5'9s better than 6'6 though
jamieorr4 says on 21/Aug/14
Amaze and Connor183 you are both lucky because i live in the North of England which is colder than the South of England
RobV says on 21/Aug/14
@ Anon I completely agree that you should always have some sort of story in reserve - 'I need these for comfort/my heels rub & blister' - if you wear lifts, just in case. And yes you should not assume that there is any guarantee that a close partner will be totally oblivious. But an inch extra is really very unlikely to be noticed. I have done it with 2"+ lifts etc since I was 19 and have just never had anyone ever realise. I even take my boots off at the airport when I am with someone, and I realise it seems weird but no-one notices, a girl/a mate/whatever. I often wonder whether it is because I am already 6'2" but I think it is also because it is only in situations where people are specifically focussed on height that they really take note. Otherwise, posture and shoes and perspective just make everyone's heights always seem so varied (the kind of thing people mention when they refer to the heights of stars on here - different shots that seem to make them look radically taller/shorter).

Surely the real problem is only when it is focussed on - stood back to back no shoes kind of thing. Just avoid that, has been my motto.
Ally says on 21/Aug/14
Kourosh177cm come on man, don't be upset, your height is normal. If you wear thick shoes you'll be around my height, which is not bad at all I think. My friend is just 165 cm and he is not really handsome, but he had like 10-12 girlfriends. All he needs is just confidence. Being tall doesnt mean that u can get any girl u like, I know many tall guys and most of them suck, cant even talk to girls. So, dont worry too much bro, you're not short, not very tall, you're fine. Don't pay attention to people that are taller than you, im sure that there are more people who are shorter than you. Be confident!
Mr.Average says on 21/Aug/14
RE: This article Click Here , most of the comments sound like they were written by shallow 17 year old girls. I wouldn't worry too much about what people have said on there. I'm sure in the real world girls don't actually think THAT brutally! Ouch.
truth says on 21/Aug/14
Jamieorr4 well, to me: 1st 6ft2, 2nd 6ft1, 3rd 6ft0, 4th 6ft3, 5th 5ft11 6th 5ft10 7th 6ft4 8th 5ft9 9th 5ft8 10th 6ft5 11th 5ft7 12th 6ft6 13th 5ft6 14th 5ft5 15th 6ft7 16th 5ft4
Connor183 says on 21/Aug/14
Im 6ft and a 1/4 and i feel my height is reasonably decent, i like my height but im still a little dissapointed with it, 6ft is good and all but 6ft 1.75-6ft 2 range is way better, id class those heights as the ideal and perfect range for men, for women id say 5ft 8.75-5ft 9, btw dont correct me saying im wrong it's just my humble opinion, at 6ft i only feel fairly tall but not that tall, i wish i could be taller, (without lifts, elevators or trainers).
jamieorr4 says on 21/Aug/14
new guy im the same height as you but atleast you can still grow because im 25
RobV says on 21/Aug/14
@ all comments saying that it is guys who are between 5'7" and 5'10" who are most obsessed with their height. Well I take your point, and if you are in that group and on this site I understand why you might think that. But actually I find that it is guys over 6' who are most aware, and certainly who comment most.

With me getting to 6'5"+ in my footwear, the guys who check out my height most and say "Wow how tall are you?" or who clearly are aware of my height, are all in the 6'-6'3" range.

I think the truth is that height is an issue for most guys in some way. A tall guy can get put out by being towered and it is an issue, guys who are, say 5'10" want to be 6', shorter guys would like to be a few inches taller. Etc. It really is a case of how you deal with it.

I just got into using lifts (and more recently elevators as well) to deal with the fact that I am well above average height at 6'2" but wanted to be a tad taller.
jamieorr4 says on 21/Aug/14
Amaze i have change my opinion bit im starting to think 6ft is better than 6ft2 mainly because of my nephew and starting to think 6ft5 is better than 5ft11 ok this is what think top 10 heights imo 1st 6ft1 2nd 6ft 3rd 6ft2 4th 6ft3 5th 6ft4 6th 6ft5 7th 5ft11 8th 5ft10 9th 5ft9 10th 6ft6
Kourosh177cm says on 21/Aug/14
rob, i have a slim frame. do you think that would give illusion to people im smaller or shorter than my actual size?
[Editor Rob: there's lots of factors. The fit of your clothes can help aswell, but a slim frame and smaller than average head is an advantage at times in creating a visual illusion.]
jamieorr4 says on 21/Aug/14
ok so i know some woman considered me tall but do you think some man would considered tall me like short man? tall woman don't considered me tall my brother in law dad considered me tall because he thought i was 6ft
Kourosh177cm says on 21/Aug/14
Dear rob is it true some people appear shorter or taller than their actual heights in pictures?
Because me and my friend are same height but i appear shorter in pictures and he appears taller. why is that?
[Editor Rob: maybe he has loose posture or just his proportions (head size/body shape) can make it appear he's shorter?]
Kourosh177cm says on 21/Aug/14
Zoro Says on 20/Aug/14
cause you feel "almost there" majority of ppl are so close, but they still taller;

Thats true zoro thats where i get mad and upset about my height.
Cilic says on 21/Aug/14
Are guys able to get away with claiming morning height to girls since our footwear will give us back an inch which is what we lose throughout the day
Anon says on 21/Aug/14
@ Robv. The comparison you make with height and bodybuilding is a good one because they are both 'ego' related, and both the perceptions of height and muscle size can be distorted and easily influenced by the opinion of peers or society.

@ X5. Each to their own, if you want to embark on lift wearing and you enjoy doing it then why not. Robv makes an interesting point about insoles and it's true that most people won't notice if you wear them. The only thing I would say is despite it being true that women are less likely to notice lifts than men, if they are your close relatives or long term partner, or if they are someone that knows what your normal height looks like then it is more likely they just might notice, it's only a slight risk, but you shouldn't think everyone will be oblivious to it. And if someone does notice worst of all if it's your girlfriend then it could come across as being insecure to them. In that case it is advisable to wear elevator shoes instead of insoles or just pass the insoles off as 'comfort cushions for your shoes' if someone asks - (supposing they are made of silicone or gel) ..then you have a backup story which covers you. You can also get special shoes for walkers that have 1.5 to 2 inch heels which are specifically designed in order to cushion the feet for comfort. Unfortunately such is the culture we live in that women are accepted for being a bit insecure and are allowed to wear large high heals, but it's frowned upon for men to wear insoles. Confidence trumps everything in women's eyes. Still. Once a man gets to 6'0 he no longer needs to even consider wearing lifts in my opinion. Why would you want to be taller when you are already tall? One height will always appear better compared to another height depending on the height of the individual viewing it right? And that's what is significant ..especially if we are talking about the already tall 6'0 and over range.

I've also brought this point up about the Netherlands before in a previous post ..the tallest country in the world they may be, but in my opinion they are not as heightist as many other european countries are. Maybe because they have too much height and they know it. Here in the U.K and I'm sure in the U.S as well, people are more shallow about height than the Dutch. I'm 184cm and I never had any problems attracting Dutch girls when I lived in The Netherlands, I'm now in a long term relationship with a Dutch girl. Not one person mentioned my height negatively. I'm also alright looking but I'm not exactly Leonardo DiCaprio. For any guy that likes sweet decent girls then they might be interested to know that there are lots of Dutch girls in rural Holland that are crazy about horses and horse riding, and as everyone knows it's better not to be too tall if you like riding horses. Guys that are 5'10 and 5'11 will not struggle to attract these average height 5'7 to 5'8 Dutch girls. And they are possibly the most beautiful girls in the world, don't believe me? Visit the rural Netherlands (anywhere but Amsterdam) and you will quickly realise that nearly every girl is slim and beautiful. The first time I visited rural Holland I was hooked. And what's more they all speak English very well so you don't need to learn any Dutch, although memorising a few Dutch phrases might help you endear to them.
Bob says on 20/Aug/14
How tall could I be? My dad is 5'6. My mom is 5'1. I'm currently 16 and 5'7.25 (171cm) barefoot. I also started puberty at 13 and never had a growth spurt. My 14 year old brother (an early bloomer) is more puberty mature than me (He shot up to 5'4 at 11 years old). He is now 5'7.5 barefoot and his growth plates are still open.(X-ray)

Could I possibly be 5'10 or at least 5'9.5?
new guy says on 20/Aug/14
I dont feel short in school or in stores im 5'10.5 and 6 feet in my shoes and im barely 16.All the guys on the site who complain about being 6-6'2 must not be cause all my friends who are 6 feet love their height
truth says on 20/Aug/14
@Emil I know a 5ft5 dude who thinks I am 6ft0-6ft1, I am 5ft10 at low by the way lol.

Also the lowest I have been guessed was 5ft8 by some women (women and short men have the most terrible guesses). But more or less 5ft10, followed by 5ft11 and 5ft9, which are quite near or accurate.
Connor183 says on 20/Aug/14
@Emil 182.5 cm your'e not 182cm you are 6 foot!
Amaze says on 20/Aug/14
Jamieorr4 hey bud
Im curious to know now what you think the perfect height is.
Can you write it
And then write top 10 heights etc in your opinion
Amaze says on 20/Aug/14
@emil thats funny lol
If i wake up at 175, then if i get in my trainers ill be 178 for awhile or a strong 5'10! Then ill go down to 176 after an hour or two - solid 5'9. Connor if you wake up and put trainers on your 6'2.
Emil 182.5 cm says on 20/Aug/14
Grizz,
I met a dude once around 1.57/5'2 who thought I was 6'5 lmfao
Zoro says on 20/Aug/14
Kourosh I'm practically same height as you, 177.9 right out of bed and I end the day usually at 176.3
I live in north Italy and feel overall solid average, but among young males (18-30) I am maybe a little under, like the average is 1cm above my height, while when I was in south Italy I felt solid average even between youngsters

Btw I agree when u say that men between 5'7/5'8 to 5'10 are usually the most obsessed with height, maybe 'cause ppl under that mark recognize themselves as short, accepting this fact and focusing on more relevant things, managing to forget about height
In fact for me the most frustrating phase of my growth was when I went from 170 to 175, 'cause you feel "almost there", majority of ppl are so close, but they still taller; and also 'cause I spent so much time from 5'7 to 5'9, at least 2 years (before that my growth was way faster)
Emil 182.5 cm says on 20/Aug/14
@Grizz
People usually estimate me around 185-86 cm :-). When I tell I'm 1.82 they get rather shocked lol
cole says on 20/Aug/14
@Emil 182.5cm: 182,5-6 cm is nearer 183 than 182 cm, so you can claim 183 cm.
jamieorr4 says on 20/Aug/14
Kourosh177cm your welcome mate(:
jamieorr4 says on 20/Aug/14
Kourosh177cm your welcome mate(:
Connor183 says on 20/Aug/14
@Emil 182.5 cm says on 20/Aug/14
Hehe thanks for the words, Connor :).
However, it might be a bit of a stretch if I claimed 6 foot, unless you consider yourself a strong 6 foot.. Connor, your absolute lowest is my usual low, right?

Yes im a strong 6 footer, i measure 183.5cm, 6ft 0.25 in midday and usually just 183cm at worst but sometimes it can be 182.9cm though it's quite rare for me to measure just flat 6ft in the evening but 183cm is usually my normal low, i think it's fair for me to go with 6ft 0.25 since im only 5mm under it at worst, if someone was to ask how tall i am id say "6ft and a quarter" or 6ft and a bit" or "just over 6ft" and yes my absolute lowest can be 182.5-182.6cm but thats also rare for me to measure that low, you are just six foot not over it nor under it.
Amaze says on 20/Aug/14
@truth im the same as rob strong 5'8 barefoot yeah i could say 5'9.5 in shoes

@powerla
5'9 tall? You from asia?
poor says on 20/Aug/14
187~88cm is very very good height imo..
it's a male models height..perfect height for tenis, soccer, etc sports..
I think 188cm male, 174cm female is perfect height..
powerla says on 20/Aug/14
in my country (average 170-172cm)
150cm dwarf
155cm very short
160cm solid short
165cm short
170cm average
175cm tall
180cm solid tall
185cm very tall
190cm basketball player
truth says on 20/Aug/14
@Amaze If you are over 176cm flat in sneakers you can say 5ft9.5 in sneakers 5ft9.25 is only 175.7cm so 175.5cm not a full 176cm. Depends if you are more 172.5cm ( a flat 5ft8) or 173cm (5ft8.25 or a strong 5ft8) like Rob.
JohnGB says on 20/Aug/14
Emil182.5 says on 19/Aug/14
@Rob
If I measure 184.3 out of bed, 183.3 midday, usual low 182.5-182.6 cm and Extreme low 182.1-182.2 should I just claim 'weak' 6 foot?
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If on an average day you are only 2-3mm below 6ft at worst, then I don't see why that doesn't count as a normal 6 footer. I am approximately the same height (184.5 - 182.5) and I consider myself 6ft, since in the mid afternoon I walk around at exactly 6 feet tall. To claim otherwise seems just wrong.
jamieorr4 says on 20/Aug/14
Amaze yes im about 182cm or 183cm in shoes
grizz says on 20/Aug/14
Emil 182.5 , you can easily claim 183 cm. 182.6 cm is closer to 183 cm than 182. Plus, I bet many people are mighty surprised when you tell them 182-they always picture you as someone who's at least 6ft1, right?

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