Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy has had 16 foot surgeries to fix problems caused by shoes that don't fit. A crew of technicians at Reebok headquarters in Massachusetts wants to design a pair that will fit the 7-foot-8-inch man. The custom-made shoes may wind up costing as much as $20,000.
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America's tallest man, 30-year-old Igor Vovkivinskiy of Rochester, received a much needed pair of shoes from Reebok Thursday. After 15 foot surgeries in the past few years, Vovkivinskiy was in a desperate need of custom-made shoes.
America's tallest man needs shoes
Igor Vovkivinskiy of Rochester stands 7 feet, 8 inches. The last time he bought shoes -- custom made by a German cobbler -- he wore size 26. But a series of foot surgeries in the past few years have changed the shape of his feet. He says he's down to his last pair and they're barely holding up. "Not having shoes has basically handicapped me, partially," he tells WCCO. Now some generous well-wishers are trying to help.
America's tallest man will get new shoes thanks to generous donors
A Rochester man who measures 7 feet 8 inches and desperately needs a new pair of shoes will finally get them. Igor Vovkivinskiy has raised more than $28,000, according to his website.
New Twin Cities company to create shoes for America's tallest man
The founder of Palidium, Inc. told WCCO he promised Igor Vovkovinsky a brand new pair of "state-of-the-art" size 26 shoes. The Rochester man, who stands 7-feet, 8-inches tall, will be the first person in the state to wear the new ZeroTie technology shoes available this fall. (Photo courtesy: Greg Smith)
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