Posts Tagged ‘Tom Cruise’
Cruise, 5’7, and Diaz, 5’9, posed for photos together and, while he is shorter, the difference was far less the 5 inches it theoretically should be, even with Diaz slightly slouching. Cruise’s boots appear to have a one-inch heel on the outside, but his knees are at about the same height as Diaz’s.
How’d he do it? Inside lifts? Scroll and decide.
From the wonderful people at RackedLA
Friday, April 9, 2010, by Lisa Boosin
When you think about it, science and technology have done a pretty good job of mitigating any real or perceived flaws in person’s physical appearance. Getting rid of acne, having thinner thighs, growing thicker eyelashes…sadly, there’s not a lot of help for the height-challenged.
At 5’9″, we don’t fall into that category. Though admittedly, as teens, we longed to be 6′. 5’9″ may be tall for a chick, but it’s not extraordinarily tall. Though we’ve successfully scaled many of the body-image issues of our younger years, we do still occasionally think, “A couple of extra inches would be nice.”
Enter Lift Kits. Yes, the same brand worn by Tom Cruise, Jeremy Piven, and Shia LaBeouf.
We are suckers for the novel, so when these came onto the radar, we were elated. Lift Kits makes an assortment of rises for men and now for ladies, too: you can gain anywhere from .5″ to a full two inches. Our package came with the full range of inserts. Naturally, we went right to the turbo-charged two-incher.
Our first instinct was to cram them into a pair of stilettos. Like, duh, if you’re going to go for it, you might as well GO FOR IT. But the inserts proved to be too chunky. After some trial and error, we traded down for an inch and a half lift. We tried on at least five pairs of shoes to get a good fit, including ballet flats (no), Pumas (no) wedges (no), engineer boots (close, but no), and finally found comfort in a pair of Loeffler Randall boots with a sliver wedge. For the higher lifts, the boots are a better choice, since the added insole can make your heel slip out of your shoes.
We walked around our neighborhood for about an hour. The shoes were still a bit on the snug side, but not bad. Like an extra-blimpy cushion insole, which did feel kinda nice on the feet. We went into a few shops on Vermont, even ran into a friend and chatted for a while. We wanted to blurt out, “So do you notice anything different?” But no one said a thing.
It’s possible that we’re not the best qualified to write this post. The Lift Kits were both functional and comfortable, but we didn’t notice an overwhelming infusion of self-confidence—like the kind we get when we don a mega-pushup bra or something. Height isn’t the same issue across the genders—after all, short or petite women are often seen as being cute, more delicate or even more inherently female. But we suppose for the average guy (who clocks in at 5’9″) or his smaller counterparts, the extra inch or so could make a world of difference.
We invite you to find out for yourself: we have four spare pairs, and we’d like to put them to good use! Drop us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll hook up the first four responses.
· LiftKits [Official Site]
· All Racked Giveaways [Racked LA]
Ladies have depended on padded bras, Spanx and platform shoes to help flatter their figures for years and now guys are getting in on the action. Hollywood hunks such as Tom Cruise, Shia LeBeouf and “Entourage” stars Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly are wearing LiftKits shoe insoles to get an extra two inches of height ($20-$25; myliftkits.com).
Audrina and model Derek White were spotted lunching together recently at L.A.’s Breadbar. “It had a bit of that awkward first-date vibe, but there were definitely sparks,” says a source. But there’s a catch: Derek is Audrina’s ex Justin “Bobby” Brescia’s BFF. Awkward!
Derek, who is set to appear on The Hills, has an interesting claim to fame though. He cocreated the line of shoe lifts that Tom Cruise wears in his shoes!
Style secrets for men
Ladies have depended on padded bras, Spanx and platform shoes to help flatter their figures for years ó and now guys are getting in on the action. Hollywood hunks such as Tom Cruise, Shia LeBeouf and “Entourage” stars Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly are wearing LiftKits shoe insoles to get an extra two inches of height ($20-$25; myliftkits.com). Click here to read the entire article.
In the August 24, 2009 edition, In Touch Weekly writes:
Women have a number of style secrets from Spanx and padded bras to platform shoes in their getting-dressed-up arsenal. Now Tinseltown’s leading men are catching on. Tom Cruise, Shia LaBeouf and Entourage’s Jeremy Piven, Rex Lee and Kevin Connolly have discovered a discreet way to add a little lift to their look, thanks to LiftKits shoe insole. With the offer of up to two extra inches of height, this is one of his style secrets I just might steal!
As reported by the allaboutheight blog on August 18, 2009
As reported on FashionRules.com on March 09, 2009:
You’ve probably read stories that tell you that guys like Tom Cruise and David Spade – not exactly the tallest guys in Hollywood – stand on apple carts or platforms when acting opposite tall ladies like Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman or Charlize Theron. And let’s face it – how is a guy of normal height supposed to deal with ladies wearing 4 and 5 inch heels for the last few years? They say women are okay with towering over their men – but we’re always wondered how the guys feel about it.
Now we know. Three (smart) Hollywood guys just invented a great product to level the playing field, called Liftkits (MyLiftKits.com) For somewhere between $15.00 dollars and $35.00 depending on the style of the insert, men can now be a full 2 inches taller. Like every other beauty product, LiftKits became hot by being on the celebrity circuit – and actors were grabbing them at one of the Oscar gifting suites like free botox. There are hi-top and lo-top models, they fit right into any men’s shoe, and allow the average guy to now be the longer, leaner guy – which gives him the advantage in the job world, the dating world – and what other worlds matter? You can buy them on the site, and as women who love to wear Louboutins, we are all in favor of guys grabbing these!!! They’ve got to be more comfortable than 4 inch high heels. And they’ll even make you look better in your clothes. But you might need to wear longer jeans!!
As posted on vivaciouslychataigne.com as the fashion find of the week Vivaciously Chataigne writes:
Ever want your man to be taller than you in heels? Well, I uncovered the secret to his new stature with the unique insoles called LiftKits.
This new vivacious find was founded by three Hollywood guys on the mission to grant average men a step up. LiftKits give men the ability to naturally and comfortably increase their height up to 2 inches. It’s been proven that taller men are more successful. Now little men can use lifts for heading out on a Saturday night to pick up the ladies or stand taller at an important job interview.
I discovered this new sensation at the LRG- Creative Recreation Gifting Suite at Sundance 2009 and LiftKits proved one of the more popular booths. Becoming quick favorites with actors like Tom Cruise to celebrity DJ’s such as DJ Irie. LiftKits are quickly becoming a celebrity must-have. I hope they sent a pair to infamously cute, but vertically challenged Kevin Connolly.
You may think that these are a cheat for little guys to hit on you, but face it woman have push up bras, SPANX, fake eyelashes and hair. Everyone cheats a bit and height doesn’t matter when you lying down…
Ever wonder how tall your favorite celebrities are? We’ll be publishing more of these from time to time.
Tom Cruise 5′ 7 ”
Robin Williams 5′ 7 ”
Dustin Hoffman 5 ‘ 6 ”
Al Pacino 5′ 5 1/2 ”
Seth Green 5 ‘ 4 ”
Dudley Moore 5 ‘ 2 1/2 ”
Danny DeVito 5 ‘ 0 ”
Drew Barrymore 5 ‘ 4 ”
Mena Suvari 5 ‘ 4 ”
Jodie Foster 5 ‘ 3 1/2 ”
Reese Witherspoon 5 ‘ 2 ”
Kristin Chenoweth 4 ‘ 11 “