So you go to the mall and buy a pair a $200 sneakers.
Sure, you love your Jumpman’s, Yeezy’s, etc – but let’s be real.
The two biggest influences to make someone want to lace up these type of sneakers fall into these categories:
A. Breaking necks in public.
B. Girls love fresh kicks.
The dilemma: If your M.O. is option B and you’re lackin’ in height, not even the freshest pair of sneakers can save you.
Even if you’re above the average male height of 5’9”, a pair of retro Jordan 1’s has such a thin midsole, it’s still selling you short.
From scientific data by some of the top scholars in the world, it’s a fact how important a role height plays. For instance, a study from Duke University showed for every inch below 5 feet 10 inches tall,a man has to earn $30,000 more to be seen as equally appealing to women in the dating market.According to an online dating survey conducted by Yahoo, 70% of women say that wouldn’t hook up with a guy shorter than her.
Not only does height dramatically impact a man’s dating life, it can have a dramatic effect on one’s financial earning and job success. A study at the University of Florida found that for every inch of height, a professional can expect to earn an extra $789 per year.
And if you’re thinking this is only the case for the extremely height impaired, think again. The Australian National University reported, “the average man of about 5’10" gains an additional 2 inches in height, he would be able to earn an extra $950 per year”.
You don’t need Marco Rubio’s high heeled boots or have the special effects of a Tom Cruise film in order amplify your height. Nor do you want to attend a nightclub during the summertime, wearing a pair of Timberland boots with a chunky midsole – so what do you do?