Guinness book of world records for shoewear

Largest Shoe Attempt Text The largest shoe measures 5.50 m (18 ft 0.53 in) x 2.11 m (6 ft 11.07 in) and is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.17 in) high and was unveiled by the Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp (Netherlands) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2010, in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. Further Info The largest shoe is an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star equivalent of a UK size 845. A Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 was used as a model for the largest shoe.

Largest Shoe
Who: Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
Stats: 18 ft 0.53 in (5.50 m) x 6 ft 11.07 in (2.11 m) and is 9 ft 6.17 in (2.90 m) high.

The largest shoe is an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star equivalent of a UK size 845. A Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 was used as a model for the largest shoe.

 

The Most Expensive Shoe  
Who: Jason of Beverly Hills, a California-based custom-jewelry retailer
Stats: $2 million

A pair of one-of-a-kind men’s smoking slippers were created, encrusted with more than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds, individually set onto white gold and a Tom Ford sole. The total carat weight comes in at a whopping 340 carats. 

 

Largest High-Heeled Shoe
Who: Kenneth Cole and Jill Martin, USA
Stats: 6-ft.-5-in. long, 6-ft.-1-in. tall

On Nov. 10, the black-and-white ankle-strap shoe broke a record held since 1996. The lug-sole heel was a Kenneth Cole style built in super-size dimensions as part of a month-long project initiated by TV personality Jill Martin, in partnership with KCP and the Garden of Dreams Foundation in New York. 

 

Highest Shoes Commercially Available
Who: James Syiemiong, India
Stats: 20-in. heel and 17-in. platform

The shoemaker from Shillong, India, nabbed the honor on Feb. 1, 2004. The towering ankle boots were made for the now-defunct website Boldnbootiful.com. Syiemiong, who also broke a record for cracking the most number of joints in his body, told press at the time he wanted to travel to Italy to improve his techniques or open his own footwear institute.

 

Oldest Footwear (Dated Directly)
What: Fort Rock sandals, USA
Stats: 9,300-10,500 years old

The sandals were first discovered by archaeologist Luther Cressman of the University of Oregon in a cave in Fort Rock, Oregon, in 1938, and have held the record since that time. The shoes are made of sagebrush and likely worn by native North Americans. They are currently part of the collection held at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

 

Largest Sneaker Collection
Who: Jordan Geller
Stats: 2,388 pairs

The 2013 Guinness Book listed Geller’s kicks collection as the largest, with 2,388 separate pairs. However, that year he opened a museum in Las Vegas, the Shoezeum, to show off his stash and actually displayed 2,504 pairs. Among the items in the exhibition were every pair of Air Jordans ever made, Marty McFly’s Nike Air Mags from “Back to the Future” II, Nikes inspired by Van Halen and a game-worn pair signed by Michael Jordan.

 

Largest Feet Ever
Who: Robert Wadlow, USA
Stats: 47 centimeters

“The Giant of Illinois” from Alton, Ill., was not only the tallest man ever (at 8 ft. 11 in.), but he also had the largest feet, wearing U.S. size 37AA shoes. His record has stood since June 27, 1940. Wadlow’s growth was credited to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland. In 1936, he gained fame while touring with the Ringling Brothers Circus.

 

Most of the Guinness Book of World Records listed are courtesy of Footwear News, including the Most Expensive

Details of the Largest Shoe and the image are courtesy of Time.

 

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