Tom Cruise’s Waist Illusion Tricks Over The Years Make Him Taller – Footwear News


Tom Cruise is literally at the height of his career. The actor ignited social media last night with a torrent of comments about his height when he was seen oddly taller than ever alongside Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in London at the premiere of ‘Top Gun: maverick”.

Cruise, who is 5ft 7in, was nearly nose to nose on the red carpet with 5ft 9in Middleton in Prada’s suede cutout pumps set on 3in stiletto heels – increasing Middleton’s height to 6ft from above. What a party for the action star.


Tom Cruise and Kate Middleton at Cannes 2022.

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So how did Cruise seem to catapult nearly 4-5 inches higher? Wearing patent leather shoes that incorporated a stacked heel, it looked like he added nearly 1.5-2 inches to his frame. According to some observers, the remaining 3 inches needed to reach Middleton’s height could be due to the riser insoles, which usually support about 1.5 to almost 3 extra inches, although they should coordinate with the silhouette of the shoe. for a secure fit.

With or without them, Cruise has walked alongside actresses dressed in high stiletto heels for years, adopting clever style tricks for an illusion of great height. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with embracing your true height, but Cruise has a habit of looking deliberately taller — he probably thinks it’s a figure-flattering figure that gives confidence to his steps.

In effect. He mastered this height hack through subtle poses that were carefully coordinated with the right clothes and shoes.

Cruise’s ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, who is 5-foot-10, was perhaps the toughest of his red carpet partners, but together they erected it masterfully throughout their marriage.

Just look at their arrival at the opening of the Herb Ritts Exhibit on October 22, 1992. The couple posed their heads close together, Kidman’s head tilting lower towards him to deflect the obvious height difference. Meanwhile, Kidman chose a modest little heel over Cruise’s taller Cuban heel. Nailed it.


Tom Cruise height, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the opening of the Herb Ritts exhibition on October 22, 1992 Credit: Ralph Dominguez/MediaPunch /IPX

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the opening of the Herb Ritts Exhibition on October 22, 1992.

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Tom Cruise tall in heels, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the opening of the Herb Ritts exhibition on October 22, 1992 Credit: Ralph Dominguez/MediaPunch /IPX

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the opening of the Herb Ritts Exhibition on October 22, 1992.

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But mistakes can be made. Months earlier, on Jan. 18 at the Golden Globe Awards, Kidman, with an arched back and positioned with a mile-long gap between their faces with his chest at his side, made the contrast obvious — even in her tiny heels — as Cruise’s length dwindled.


Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 18, 1992 Credit: Ralph Dominguez/MediaPunch /IPX

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman at the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 18, 1992.

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During his wedding to Katie Holmes, who is 5-foot-9, there were plenty of challenges on the red carpet despite the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ star being 1 inch shorter than Kidman. But unlike Kidman, Holmes didn’t often embrace kitten heels — she preferred stilettos around 4 inches. But, leaving a little space between their bodies and Cruise in front of her as they walked hand-in-hand at the 2007 Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf, Germany, height differences were minimized as much as possible.


tom cruise height, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the Bambi 2007 in Dusseldorf.  Photo by: SCHROEWIG/RR/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the Bambi 2007 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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The simplest trick used by Cruise is to draw attention upwards through pattern and color. Alongside her 5ft 9in co-star Cameron Diaz at their ‘Knight and Day’ premiere on July 23, 2010 in Bordeaux, France, Cruise chose an ice blue striped top with dark wash jeans and dress shoes stacked heels. Her pose – a recline while positioning herself partially forward beside her – elongated the body as she leaned over and placed one foot behind her.


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Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz arrive at the screening of James Mangold’s film ‘Night and Day’ (‘Knight and Day’) at the CGR cinema ‘The French’ in Bordeaux, France.

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At the premiere of “Knight and Day” in Seville, Spain on June 16, 2010, he literally kicked things up a notch with heeled boots that added about 2 extra inches. They looked almost even as she stood in 4 inch heels.


Actor Tom Cruise, right, and Cameron Diaz pose during a photocall for the world premiere of their new movie

Tom Cruise, right and Cameron Diaz pose during a photocall for the world premiere of their new movie ‘Knight and Day’ at the Lope de Vega theater in Seville, Spain on Wednesday June 16, 2010.

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It’s not often that Cruise gets the chance to look taller than his leading ladies, but he did it next to his “Top Gun: Maverick” co-star Jennifer Connelly, who is on a high foot. equal with him corresponding to 5 feet 7 inches. Even with Connelly in heels, he managed to earn a pretty generous boost above her during the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. As seen in her pose, Cruise diminishes the appearance of her width by standing beside her and positioning her body at an angle as she stands upright and straight ahead. Stacked heels also helped.


Tom Cruise Tall, Tall, Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise pose at the photocall for 'Top Gun: Maverick' during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on May 18, 2022. Photo by: Boesl/Image - alliance/dpa/AP Images

Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise pose at the photocall for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, May 18, 2022.

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