Thursday, March 29, 2012
Big Feet scores a pair of shoes on the internet
Igor Vovkovinsky, is 7 feet, 8 inches tall with feet to match (size 26) but the tallest man in North America cannot afford to buy a pair of shoes to fit him. The 29year old lives in Rochester, Minn., and has had 16 operations on his feet in the past 5 years. Reebok said it would cost $15,000 for custom-made footwear which Ivor could not afford. What to do? Well he started a website asking the public for help and low and behold raised more than $36,000 (at the last count). Now a spokesperson for Reebok said the company is looking forward to helping Vovkovinsky and will cover the cost.