Jeison Orlando Rodríguez Hernandez, a 20 years old man from Venezuela, recently got his name added to the Guinness Book of World Records for having the biggest feet in the world. With a shoe size of 26, his feet are a a whopping 16 inches long!! The previous record holder, Sultan Kösen, has feet that measured “only” 14 inches, which means that Jeison’s feet are an impressive 2 inches longer than the second biggest feet in the world! However, Sultan still holds the record for the tallest living man because his height is 8 feet and 2.82 inches, while Jeison’s height is “only” 7 feet and 2.61 inches, or over a foot shorter.
Since he was 14 years old Jeison would wear shoes made out of cloth because his feet were already too big to fit into even the largest shoes available. Unfortunately they would get torn off in just a few weeks and many times the only option he would have is to walk barefoot. In a recent interview with “NowThis", he said, “These are the sorts of things I would go through. I would look at other people and say, ‘How I would like a little pair of shoes’."
Nowadays, Jeison’s shoes are made by a German shoemaker who specializes in making shoes of irregular sizes. In fact, it was the shoemaker who submitted Jeison’s measurements to the team of the Guinness Book of World Records.