When Tom Cruise [ Images ] arrived at the Tokyo premiere of Knight & Day' along side Cameron Diaz [ Images ] recently, he managed to match up the height of his 2 inches taller co-star. And now we can tell how.
At 5ft7, the actor, widely thought to wear inserts in his shoes, looked barely an inch shorter than his 5ft9 co-star, reports the Daily Mail.
The effect was heightened when the pair made clever use of a convenient staircase, with Cruise staying on step behind as they descended to meet the cameras.
The 5ft7 star has appeared as tall as his 5ft9 wife Katie Holmes [ Images ] on various occasions, sparking speculation that he wears shoe lifts.
These are inserts that can be placed inside shoes in order to discreetly lift the man's heel -- and, thereby, his height.
A more extreme alternative, the so-called ''elevator shoe'', sees the lift made an integral part of the footwear, allowing a man to boost his height by as much as four inches.
A full set of shoe lifts can cost 250 pounds, while a single pair of off-the-shelf elevator shoes will set you back between 50 pounds and 100 pounds, with bespoke pairs costing up to 1,700 pounds.
Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters