Teenager with size-28 foot finally gets shoes that fit

A Michigan teenager, who was once the world's tallest teen, according to the 'Guinness Book of World Records,' finally got a pair of customized shoes to fit his size-28 foot.
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A Michigan teenager, who was once the world's tallest teen, according to the 'Guinness Book of World Records,' finally got a pair of customized shoes to fit his size-28 foot.

Credit: Tim Boyle

Credit: Tim Boyle

A Michigan teenager, who was once the “Guinness Book of World Records” holder as the world’s tallest teen, finally has a pair of customized shoes that fit his size-28 foot.

Broc Brown, 19, towers above almost everyone at 7 feet, 8 inches tall, and struggles to find affordable shoes and clothing in his size, MLive.com reported.

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"I just have to try and figure it out," he told the Michigan news outlet.

Brown suffers from Sotos syndrome, a genetic condition also known as cerebral gigantism, that causes physical overgrowth during a child’s early years, but is “normally not a devastating condition,” according to Sotossyndrome.org.

Brown's family said it's hard to find shoes that fit the tall teen. That's where San Diego-based Feetz stepped in. Feetz, using an app that measures people's feet, uses 3-D printers to make custom shoes.

Company CEO Lucy Beard delivered a pair of custom shoes last week to Brown in his favorite Chicago Bulls black and red.

The teen's first words after seeing the huge sneakers: "Whoa," MLive.com reported.

“Heck, I don’t like them. I love them. Thank you.”

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Anyone can get a pair of customized shoes from Feetz for between $99 and $250.

Brown might set another world record. Beard said his shoes are definitely “the world’s largest 3-D printed shoes.”