There are quite a few tools that can be used to increase your height without taking medications or herbal supplements. Shoe lifts also known as footwear lifts is one good technique to increase height. These lifts are detachable height-increasing insoles that are put inside the shoes. While 0.5-2.5 inches are comfortable enough to increase the height, inserts more than 3” are quite uncomfortable for the wearer. However, it must be noted that height lifts should not be confused with heel lifts. While heel lifts are for especially designed for people with different length of legs some people use shoes lift as heel lift. Both men and women wear can use shoe lifts to resolve their height problem.
Unlike in the past, manufactures now make different kinds of insoles and shoe lifts to go with different footwear. From full, half to detachable insole – all are now made available. Full-insole is designed to support the full foot. Since the grade increases gradually from front to the back, it is the most comfortable kind of shoe lift insert. Half-insole on the other hand supports only the heel. Though this kind of sole is less comfortable it is more adaptive and can be put on very light shoes. Then there are detachable insoles with multiple layers generally two or three where wearers can alter the height of the insole according to their personal preferences. Interestingly, both full-insole and half-insole can be made detachable insole.
Four types of materials are used in elevator insoles, wood, hard-rubber, soft-rubber and gel. Presently, out of fashion, wood was once used in heel lifts because of its hardness. Off late, hard-rubber is mostly used in heel lifts. People prefer hard-rubber to wood because the hardness is between wood and soft-rubber. Besides, it is also a cost effective option. However, the most common material used in elevator insoles is Soft-rubber. The only problem faced in case of soft rubber is the smell. People opt for soft-rubber because of its softness. The most update to date material for shoes lift is Gel. Made up of low class silicon gel, they have a little petrol smell while it is new. But it is the most comfortable material for shoes lift and no doubt the most expensive one.
People prefer to wear elevator insole to elevator shoes because elevator insole is cheaper and easy to adapt with normal shoes. There are several online stores where one can find lots of different kinds of lifts and insoles that can be used for any kind of shoes.