On standard boots the height is 16.5". Talls measure 18.5" The height is measured as if you put a yard-stick inside the boot. Note, the two-extra inches for our Tall height boots is sewn on with an extra-band. Normally, all our police boots come solid black. However, you can order a two-inch wide photo-luminesent top band on any model. Note, some options are extra charge.