Watch: The American woman with the largest feet in the world
As per the Guinness World Records, a woman in Texas, Tanya Herbert has created a record by having the world’s largest feet on a living person (female).
As per the Guinness World Records, Tanya Herbert has the world’s largest feet on a living person (female) with her right foot measuring 33.1 cm (13.03 inches) and a left foot measuring 32.5 cm (12.79 inches).
Depending on the brand, Tanya’s measurements mean that her shoe size is a US women’s size 18 or a US men’s size 16 – 17.
Tanya is 6 feet 9 inches tall, so it’s not just her feet that are long. That’s only three inches shorter than Rumeysa Gelgi of Turkey, who is 7 feet, 7 inches tall, making her the tallest woman alive.
While speaking to GWR, Tanya said, “Growing up I was always the tallest around. My mom was 6 ft 5 in and my dad is 6 ft 4 in so I had no choice but to be tall. My parents gave me a very healthy self-esteem growing up so I didn’t think of being tall as a bad thing”.
“I never remember getting bullied or anything like that for my height. My friends actually took great care of me to make sure I was loved and liked”, she continued.
While talking about the difficulty she faced while finding her shoe size, Tanya said, “I would always wear tennis shoes or men’s loafers and they were not always the cutest thing when trying to dress cute for school!”.
“I would buy some of the largest shoes I could find online and manipulate those to extend them out a little longer and make them a little wider so that they would fit my feet”, said Miss Herbert.
She continued, “Being a world record holder may open doors that I may not have been able to get into beforehand. I want to be a spark to the shoe manufacturing industry”.