Julie Felton of Ellesmere, Shropshire, in the U.K. holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest feet on a woman.
She said it’s been nearly “impossible” to find shoes that fit her feet, a whopping 15.5 men’s (U.S.); they each measure just over 1 foot long. Not only is it difficult to find shoes her size, it’s even more challenging to ferret out a stylish pair. But for her wedding last month, her significant other, Steve, wanted to see his bride walk down the aisle with confidence.
Few options were available, so he contacted the British shoe company Rainbow Club, which offered to make Felton a pair of custom shoes for the ceremony, held on April 20. Rainbow Club designed an ivory satin Mary Jane-style flat featuring crystal embellishments at the toe. She called them “the most beautiful pair of shoes” she’s ever owned.
Felton stands at 6 foot 5 and has always had bigger feet than her peers. In fact, her first shoes were an infant’s size 6 as opposed to the average size 2. At 16 years old, she said her feet were a mere size 11.
Felton hopes that the press surrounding her feet “brings attention to shoemakers that average sizes are getting bigger.” “It would be really nice one day to walk into a shoe shop and just pick a pair off the shelf and try them on,” she said, adding that the last time she was able to do so was as a child.
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