Igor Vovkovinsky of Rochester, Minnesota, is 29-years old and stands 7’8” tall – his feet are of non standard shape. Unable to locate any shop that could give him a proper pair of shoes, he contacted Reebok.
It seems he is afflicted with a tumor in his pituitary glands – at the age of 7 he had ne to the USA from Ukraine with his mother and he was already over 6-foot tall.
Three years earlier, he had got a shoe from a German cobbler – it was of size 26.
Reebok listened to his tale of misery and finally said that they could give him a pair of made-to-order shoes but it would cost him $15,000.
Igor did not have that sort of money, so he created a website especially for this – through this website, he was able to collect a total of $26,000 from his well-wishers.