Tallest man in U.S. getting custom Reebok shoes

MINNEAPOLIS - The tallest man in the United States is getting custom-made shoes, thanks to Reebok.

Igor Vovkovinskiy traveled from Minnesota to Reebok's headquarters in Massachusetts for the custom fitting.

Vovkovinskiy is 7 feet, 8 inches tall.

He is originally from Russia, and was born with a pituitary gland problem that explains his height.

Vovkovinskiy says he has had 16 surgeries in six years to fix problems created by improperly-fitting shoes.

His shoe size is somewhere between 22 and 26.

After a prototype is developed, Igor will test out the shoes.

Then adjustments will be made and he will eventually have a new pair of well-fitting shoes.

Reebok says the project will cost between $12,000 and $20,000.

Reebok has made other over-sized shoes before, including a size 19 for former NBA star Yao Ming.

Reebok has also made a size 22 for Shaquille O'Neal.

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