Leg length discrepancy

February 10, 2018

We have helped many customers with a leg length discrepancy of up to 8cm.

For most, the difference in leg length is only 2cm or less, in which case our shoe lifts can solve the issue. We sell 1.2cm & 1.6cm shoe lifts and provide free delivery Australia-wide. Simply insert one shoe lift into the shoe of the shorter leg and the difference in length is either completely gone or significantly reduced. If the difference in leg length is up to 4cm, insert two of our shoe lifts into the shoe of the shorter leg. To accommodate two shoe lifts, the shoes need to have a high back or be boots. This is a simple and cost effective way of solving minor leg length discrepancies.

For people with a leg length discrepancy of 5-6cm, our elevator shoes can help. We provide free delivery Australia-wide. You'd need to select from our shoes that offer a height-increase of 7.5cm or more. All you need to do is take out the large height-increase insole inside the shoe of the leg that is longer. It's glued down, but it can be removed. Once done, you'll find that it will be quite loose as there is empty space inside the shoe. Insert a thin insole for comfort and tighten the laces. If the shoe is still too loose, take the shoes to a shoe repairer and have them unstitch the upper leather from the outsole, trim the upper leather, and restitch it to the outsole. This will make the shoe a snug fit and comfortable.

For those with a leg length discrepancy of 6-8cm, please follow the instructions in the paragraph above. With the selection of shoes, you'd need to select one European size larger and purchase a pair of 1.2cm or 1.6cm shoe lifts to insert into the shoe of the shorter leg. The larger shoe size will allow for the extra shoe lift to fit inside the shoe without your heel slipping out.

If you're purchasing shoes from us with the intention of altering the shoes, please note that we can't accept any exchanges or refunds once the shoe lift insole is removed. For that reason, it may be best to keep the shoes in new condition and take them to the shoe repairer to make sure that they are able to unstitch the upper leather, trim it, and restitch it to the outsole. Many customers have had this alteration done, but it's best to double check with your local shoe repairer to make sure they can do it. The job should cost around $80.

Most people with a leg length discrepancy don't know about our elevator shoes or shoe lifts, and have shoe repairers add a large external heel to their shoes. This can cost $40-60 and is not a stylish or comfortable way of solving the issue. Our method is much more discrete and comfortable, so please consider our range of Leg Length Discrepancy Shoes

Please contact us if you have any questions.



Size Guide
Millimetres 235 240 245 250 255 260 265 272 280 288
EURO 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
US 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 10 10.5 11 12
AUS/UK 4 4.5 5.5 6 7 8 9 9.5 10 11

Measure the length of your feet in mm, with your heels against a wall. 

For increased accuracy, ask for assistance when measuring. 

If you have broad feet, we recommend selecting one EURO size larger than your measurement.

It's common for one foot to be slightly longer than the other. For example, if your results are: right foot (254mm) and left foot (257mm), then we recommend size 42.

If unsure about sizing, we recommend ordering one EURO size larger and a set of 1.2cm Ezylift Insoles. These shoe lift insoles can be inserted into your JENNEN shoes if there is a little extra room inside, or into your regular shoes for extra height and cushioning.