Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gift Ideas for a Boyfriend - Guidomaggi Luxury Elevator Shoes Review

Not sure what to get your boyfriend this year? We've all had this problem! It's nearly my man's birthday and I wanted to get him a unique gift - you know, something elegant, stylish, luxurious yet manly at the same time. It's hard to find something special out there because when I ask around for gift ideas,  everyone suggests the same things - socks, ties, watches, video game consoles, wine and so on.

After looking at many different gift idea suggestions, I decided that I'd look online for luxury height increasing shoes for men because I saw a few reviews online. The idea of elevator shoes is super unique and fascinating, because it's basically about creating a pair of high-quality shoes for men that will make them taller and more confident but at the same time remain completely invisible and unnoticeable. It's like heels for men- only more subtle and hidden, and a lot more necessary for shorter guys who want to match their girlfriend's heights!

I was able to order my man a pair of gorgeous luxurious Guidomaggi elevator shoes just before his birthday. I totally fell in love with these dark grey loafers at first sight. Guidomaggi is a highly reputable elevator shoe company which has a long history of creating the finest, most luxurious and well-designed tall shoes for men. Their shoes are all handmade from the finest leather in Italy and are all stitched by hand, which means that their shoes are not the usual "Made in China" shoes you get in the market.

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Here's the million dollar question- for the price of these shoes, are they worth it? They arrived well within a week of ordering as they ship worldwide via expressed delivery, which certainly impressed me as I had quite a short time to get a present in time for my man. Here's my completely honest review of Guidomaggi and this pair of elevator shoes that I got which arrived last week. 

Quality and Stitching

First of all, these Guidomaggi loafers are possibly the most beautiful shoes for men that I've ever seen. The quality is also one of the finest that I've laid eyes upon, as the shoes are stitched by hand all throughout the bottom and on the sides. The upper is made from extremely smooth and soft dark Italian grey leather, which has a matte sheen that gives off an aristocratic and elegant vibe. The inner soles are made from Italian leather too, which matched the outer design of the loafers. 

The leather finishing means that this Guidomaggi shoe is arguably one of the best height increasing shoes that you can get for a man because of it's quality and finishing. It looks great on camera, and even better in real life! According to my boyfriend, the shoe feels extremely solid and sturdy when he wears it, and he said that he gets a lot of questions asking where they're from. 

Design

Guidomaggi shoes are famous for their artisan qualities and luxurious designs, and I was blown away by how good the loafers looked both on camera and in real life. As you can see from the photos, each part of the shoe is meticulously designed and stitched together. The loafers had little front details which made it look really classic but also unique at the same time. I love how the loafer looks from the side, where you can see all the little details and stitching going on. This is definitely a loafer that will refine even the most casual of outfits! 

Guidomaggi's shoes are definitely a high-end investment, so the design is really important because of what you're paying for. If you need a gift idea for a stylish man, then these shoes are definitely a great choice since it's beautiful, classic and also sophisticated at the same time! 

Height Increasing effect

The Guidomaggi Lubiana loafers that I got had a height increasing effect of 2.6 inches (7cm). This may seem a lot, but it actually doesn't look like a lot when you wear it. This is because 7cm isn't actually that much if you account for the natural height increase that most shoes already give. However, the insoles that come with the shoe (which are fully removable) actually give a comfortable and solid uplift which gives your man an extra boost in height. 

My boyfriend definitely loved his Guidomaggi shoes - he was already 180cm to begin with, but when he wore these shoes he became 187cm, which was literally the most perfect height for a girl to hug and take photos with! The best thing about getting elevator shoes for your boyfriend is that he'll love it so much that he won't want to take it off! 

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A twirl of the Guidomaggi shoes 

Noticeability

One thing that guys may be hesitant about is that they're worried about whether the insoles are visible from the outside or not. It's one thing to buy a cheap pair of elevator shoes which are poorly made and shows the elevated heels clearly. But it's another to get a pair of Guidomaggi shoes which are extremely well-crafted and exquisite. 

Again, I was impressed that the Guidomaggi shoes didn't seem obviously elevated, and that the insoles were extremely well-hidden inside the shoe. It did not stick out from the sides like many other brands of elevator shoes! The loafers that I got for my boyfriend were really discreet, and as you can see above, the insoles don't look at all noticeable. 

Comfort and Fit 

My boyfriend is an EU 43 and I chose his normal size for the shoes. Guidomaggi shoes does fit true to size, and when the shoes arrived they fit quite snugly onto his feet. I think the leather loosens up after a few wears, so initially the shoes may feel snug but they're actually quite comfortable once you settle into the shoe. I'd recommend everyone to get their true size for these lovely loafers.

As to the comfort, it's surprising how the Guidomaggi soles feels when compared to other height increasing shoes. I was initially worried that the shoes will feel too uncomfortable for my man but he told me that they felt really good on his feet. He wore them to work and didn't complain of pains at all! I wish women's high heels were this cozy! 

With the meticulous attention to details and the impeccable finish, I'm not really surprised that Guidomaggi has transformed the world of elevator shoes into something more. I think their shoes would make excellent gift ideas for a boyfriend or husband, or even a friend who's in need of an extra few inches. 

Best of all, height increasing shoes aren't just for short men! They can be for tall men who want an extra confident boost or an added advantage in that crucial job interview. Guidomaggi is one of the best shoe brands I've ever bought, and I definitely recommend them to you guys! 

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Unboxing my awesome Guidomaggi Loafers! 

For those of you wanting to see these Guidomaggi shoes in real life, Guidomaggi opened the first Luxury Elevator Shoes Showroom in the world in the Milan fashion district situated in Via Fiori Chiari, 18.

Check out Guidomaggi's Italian boutique- www.guidomaggi.it

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