Elevator shoes

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Elevator shoes are shoes that have thickened sections of the insoles (known as lifts) under the heels to make the wearer appear taller, or "elevate" them as the name suggests.[1]

Unlike high-heeled shoes, the component of elevator shoes that increases the wearer's height is inside the shoe, hiding it from observers. An elevator shoe, like the platform shoe's heel can be made from different soles like plastic, wood, or rubber.[2] Shoes with thickened soles are also used in cases of orthopedic problems, although the term "elevator shoe" is not usually used for these.

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  1. ^ George Thosteson (24 September 1977). "Elevator Shoes A Boost". The Lewiston Daily Sun. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Rich,Sarah C. "How To Be Taller". Smithsonian Magazine.23 March 2013] Retrieved 10 September 2013

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