Short Guys Try Being Tall For The First Time


– This week I’m gonna become a big boy. I don’t consider myself
short, I’m just like small. I’m a petite man, bite-sized. – I thought about being
taller plenty of times. When I was a teenager, my mom would feed me like home remedies that were supposed to make me taller. – There was some element of being taken less seriously because I was short. Everything I said was just a silly, fun, little thing the little guy said. The only time I feel really short, is when I’m taking a photo
with a bunch of tall guys and then I’m just in the middle and then they’re like here. – I don’t really feel like bad about the height that I am but people look at tall
people differently. Assumed power and confidence, people listen to what you say. – When you’re short, you’re
perceived as less sexy. Being short, you’re more cute or adorable. – Sometimes being short makes me feel like I have to be submissive to somebody. – If I was taller, I would’ve had a lot more success with the ladies. It makes you think that anyone who’s taller than you is
off-limits for dating. – I mean, there are stats. They get paid more,
considered more attractive. I could sit here and tell you I don’t care and like most of the time I don’t, but yeah I wanna be taller. I’m a little nervous, maybe I look weird from down here. – I’m afraid people are gonna tell, like, “(laughing) why are
you wearing those things?” – I’m 5’5 and after this
week I’m gonna be 5’8. – I’m 5’7 right now, and with the shoe inserts
I’m gonna be 5’10. – I’m 5’7 and three quarters. This week, I’m gonna be
5’10 and three quarters. I’ll be taller than ned. Oh, this is the dream. – I’m 5’8 and I’ll be 5’11 for a week. – Imagine if you could have
that length other places. Time to get tall. Oh, it’s just a pad. – You can pick how much taller you wanna be by adding more. – It’s like Legos. – All of this is a lot. – You just slip in in. Normally my foot would go here, but with the padding, it’s here. – Woo, definitely gotta
loosen up these laces. It’s surprisingly comfortable. It’s like a pillow for your heel. – Oh, I feel like a baby a baby giraffe taking its first steps. – It’s cool to see a view from a little higher than I ever have before, besides from when I’m on a rollercoaster. – I feel like I can reach for the stars and I’ll grab them. I hope that I can walk normally. – I’m more self assured. I just feel like I don’t
give as many shits anymore. I’m a powerful tall man now. The world is mine. I won’t take these things out. (techno music) – Do you notice anything
different about me? How tall are you? – You’re taller now. – I had to literally
bring in the word tall. – Do you know anything different about me? No. I’m three inches taller. – Oh really? Maybe I’m just so short,
that everyone looks tall. – I didn’t wanna say, but I was gonna say you look a lot more fit. And I don’t know if it
has to do with the shoes. – What do you think about guys using that? – I think they should totally use it. I wear them to look taller too. Does it make you feel more confident? – It does. – You have this glow. Tall person and fit person glow. – Oh, you’re tall now. What’s going on? – Eugene, you stand up,
you tiny little man. Get over here. Oh you’re still
taller than me Goddammit. What are you doing down there? – Touching your feet
cause I don’t understand. – My head is still absurdly tiny. – You’re like a tall baby. Tall baby. – We are normally about the same height, and now you’re taller than me. Which I don’t like, because
everyone’s taller than me. (laughing) – My feet can barely fit in these shoes, I hate them so much. – Welcome to heels. – I go from here, to here.
– Woah. Wow. – It must be so disappointing for a girl or a guy on a date who
thinks the guy’s tall, right? And then just goes home
and takes off his shoes and then it’s like… – Just kidding. – Wait till you see
what’s in my pants, uh-oh. – What I love about these is that you can’t tell he’s
wearing anything inside. This just changed the game. We don’t need knee surgery anymore. – Hey Chris, what’s with the stilts? You look pretty uncomfortable, like a newborn deer, but standing you look great. – Saw 10 to 15 people I know, not one of them noticed me looking taller. There was one part where I was looking over a few peoples heads to see someone speaking at the front. That was kinda nice. I tried ducking down to see
what my normal view would be and I wouldn’t have
been able to see at all. – We’re the same height. – What? No we’re not, I’m
just not standing up straight. Are you wearing tall shoes? – I’m fixing a thing, because I’m tall. – Normally I have to stand on my tip-toes to put the dead batteries away but now… (laughing) – Even though no one notices, I have to admit that I
am starting to like it, the feeling of being tall. – There’s something that
changes our dynamic. – The way I’m interacting
with people is different, like, I’ve never been taller than you. – Eye contact feels a
little more intentional instead of just when we’re up here. – Yeah like how we’re talking, and now I’m like, “How’s it down there?” – I tried on this this shoe, this shoe, this shoe and this shoe, none of them work. The only one that I have
left is this high top. It’s hard to find shoes that work, because most shoes are not designed to accommodate heels
that go up three inches. – I did get some new shoes though, that make things way more comfortable. That said though, I’m pretty annoyed that no one at all has
noticed that I seem taller. – Hey, Keith. – Hey. – Because I don’t have my glasses on, I can’t really see super well. The shape that came in, I was expecting Zach to come in, but I’m like, “No that guy’s
way too tall to be Zach.”. It’s really working. – I just went to wash my hands and its like so much
further than I’m used to. – Someone was like stopping and asking me why I was walking so loud. This is how my feet sound when I am not walking with the heels. (quiet footsteps) And here’s how I sound with the heels. (loud footsteps) – Can we put on dating apps,
I’m like three inches taller? – Guys and girls who see
the shoes, wanna try it on. They wanna see how they
look and feel in it. – But I like you the way you are. – Do you wanna try it? – I feel a little bit taller but not significantly taller. – That’s a great point. – I have a wedding today and because I’m suddenly taller, my date gets to wear high heels, which she would normally
never do around me. That’s a plus. You happy to wear high heels? – [Zach’s Date] So happy. – So happy. – I like to go on walks on weekends. I did not wanna wear those
painful ass shoes today so I’m not, sorry. – I think these shoes
might be good for like events, if you know
you’re not gonna have to wear them for too long, just on days where you
have low self-esteem, because as much as I hate to admit it, it does add this spring to your step. I would definitely wear these again. I would say maybe once a week, maybe. – I’ve learned that I like the shoe pads in most out of all the guys. When I’m at my standing desk, it does help with my posture and makes me ready to start work. – I didn’t feel like it
helped me in any way. A big part of your height is shown in the shape of your body. Tall people just are tall looking and I’m not tall looking. – It feels cooler to be taller. I did like how I looked in clothes. I don’t think there’s
anything wrong with it. It’s something that maybe
I would consider again if the circumstance was right. If I’m dating a girl and
she wants to wear heels but she can’t wear them around me, maybe I’ll throw on some boost so we can both be tall that day. – I liked having a secret to see if anyone caught it. It was really frustrating when literally no one did. Height is not as important
as we think it is. I’m gonna be happy being
a short guy from now on. – I realized since most
people didn’t notice, all the confidence is very internal. It’s kinda like the Dumbo movie where he had the feather and it wasn’t the feather
that made him fly, it was him. – There are short people that seem taller because of their personality and there are tall
people that seem smaller cause of their personality. I think it’s really just about the way you carry yourself. A couple inches here or there, it doesn’t matter as much as the way you live your life does. I am both really appreciative
for the experience but I’m also glad I’m back to being me. (fun pop music)

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