Last Saturday, Cathy, Nathan, and I went to SM North EDSA’s The Block, 4th floor, to pick up a second pair of Bradford shoes. I present to you… Howard, a pair of first-class casual men’s shoes for Filipinos made in patent black leather with brown laces and orange trim. Comfortable and classy, the soles of these shoes make walking feel more like gliding on air.
In 2006, I bought a pair of phenomenal dress shoes called Adrian from the Bradford Shoes store at the 2nd floor of the Mall of Asia (above Ace Hardware). I bought it for one benefit: Bradford shoes made men taller! Hahaha! The shoes use AddHeight Tech, technology which adds up to four inches in height without the shoes showing it. (You be the judge; does the Howard look like it adds 3 inches to your height?)
It’s hard to find shoes for short men in the Philippines (I’m 5″6), so I thought long and hard before purchasing my first pair. It wasn’t cheap – the Adrian topped out at Php3,999.00, but what an investment! After almost a year of using the Adrian, especially when singing onstage at church, I have received countless compliments on how much taller (and thinner!) I look. And the quality of the shoes is obviously topnotch, so the shoes feel as good and sturdy as ever. (No mean feat, because I weigh more than 200 lbs; the fact it can carry my heavy bulk is testament to the quality of the shoe.) I fully intend to wear it until it falls apart, which I don’t think will happen anytime soon.
Choosing the Howard was a strategic decision; I wanted a pair of casual shoes that make me taller. Honestly, the photo doesn’t do justice to this particular pair of shoes. The leather is terribly comfortable, and the soles…! I can’t stop gushing over how comfortable these soles are.
If you’re a short guy looking for shoes that make you taller, visit the Bradford shoes website and see if there isn’t a style that strikes your fancy. There are more than 50 styles in dress, casual, even sport shoes, that all add inches to your height. Then swing on by either Bradford shoes branch in Mall of Asia or SM North EDSA and find out for yourself why I love these men’s shoes!