Friday, May 04, 2012
Vovkovinskiy: Long tall in Reeboks
Igor Vovkovinskiy is the tallest man in the US measuring in at 7 feet 8 inches. The big man needs to have his clothes bespoke and that includes his shoes (size between 22 and 26). For years he has had to put up with ill-fitting shoes that have led to serious medical problems with his feet and legs. Even after numerous surgeries, Vovkovinskiy is often in such pain that he rarely goes outside. Recently was fitted for his first pair of custom shoes made for him by Reebok. After the company heard of a social media campaign to raise money for new shoes, they offered to create a custom pair free of charge. A Reebok spokesman said the equipment to make Vovkovinskiy’s shoes has to be custom-made and cost between $12,000 and $20,000 to manufacture one pair of shoes.