Igor, a 7’8” tall Minnesota man and his super large size shoes

Igor, a 7’8” tall Minnesota man and his super large size shoes

Rochester : MN : USA | Mar 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM PDT
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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.

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