A Rochester man who measures 7 feet 8 inches and desperately needs a new pair of shoes will finally get them, WCCO reports.
Igor Vovkivinskiy, the tallest man in America, has raised more than $28,000, according to his website.
"Thank you so much to everyone who made this donation drive happen!! I cannot believe my eyes at the amount and the generosity of the people. Thank you all," Igor Vovkivinskiy writes.
The last time Vovkivinskiy bought shoes -- custom made by a German cobbler -- he wore size 26. But 15 foot surgeries in the past few years have changed the shape of his feet. Reebok told him it would cost $15,000 to make him a new pair that fit, so he launched an online drive to raise some money.
WCCO picked up his story ...