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America's Tallest Man, Igor Vovkovinskiy, Needs $16K For Shoes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Lagana
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America's Tallest Man, Igor Vovkovinskiy, Needs $16K For Shoes

America's tallest man has a big problem: He can't find shoes that fit.

Even worse: He says he's been told that getting a pair that properly fit could cost as much as $16,000.

He's Igor Vovkovinskiy and Guinness World Records declared the 7-foot, 8.33-inch paralegal student from Rochester, Minn., to be the tallest man in the U.S. back in 2010.

At the time he received the honor, he was proud, telling reporters, "It feels good to finally have proof that I am the Tallest Man in America. Everyone is always asking me if I'm certain that I'm the tallest and I was never able to prove it. Now that I have this certificate to hang on my wall, I could finally show it!"

These days, he'd rather have a pair of decent shoes in his closet than a plaque to hang on his wall.

"Guinness never contacted me after I got the certificate," he told the Huffington Post. "That was two years ago. I have one pair of shoes and they're more like shapeless clogs. There's no grip, no support."

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