Biggest Foot in the World
Have you ever wondered why feet are important for every human? Oftentimes, our feet is neglected because we tend to focus too much on our face and body that we don’t realize the significant role our feet is playing on our daily lives. We can function properly using our bottoms. We can walk, run, drive, play sports and move around from one place to another through our lower extremities. More importantly, theyprovide a good foundation for our body every time we make a movement. Hence, it is imperative to take care of them by giving it all the necessary care it needs.
But imagine if you have the biggest feet on the planet – how will you even take care of it? Let’s take a peek at Brahim Takioullah, present holder of the record for the biggest feet in the world.
Quick Facts about Brahim Takioullah
Born on January 26, 1982 in Guelmim, Morocco, Brahim Takioullah is also the second tallest living person on the planet with a height of 8 ft, 1 inch. He suffered a massive growth spurt, making him grow 3 ft in just a year. When he was 18 years old, he was diagnosed with acromegaly or a medical condition wherein the anterior pituitary gland of a person produces excess growth hormones even after puberty.
He studied geography and after graduation, he was brought to Paris in 2006 for treatment in order to reduce his tumor which affects his pituitary glands. At present, he lives in Paris, France.
Brahim and His Big Feet
29-year old Brahim is currently the Guinness World Records holder for having the largest bottoms on earth. In fact, his left foot measures 1 ft, 3 inches or 38.1 centimeters in length while his right foot is at 1 foot, 2.76 inches.
Because of his status, Brahim has a hard time looking for a pair of shoes, European size 58. Unfortunately, there is no shoe store that neither keeps nor manufactures a shoe size that big. He also inquired about made to measure shoes wherein he was charged 3,500 euro or US $5,270 for a single pair alone. Fortunately for him, his orthopedic podiatrist Jerome Liegeon gave him a specially customized pair of shoes that he can use everyday which is also designed to support his weight.
Brahim, at Present
Despite his condition, Brahim is now enjoying his newfound fame. Although he cannot stand up straight in the house shared with his mother, or has difficulty commuting and going to places without attracting too much attention from the public, Brahim remains positive and good-humored about his condition. As a matter of fact, he is even willing to pose pictures with people and politely answers them when asked about his condition.
Someday, he hopes to drive a car that is fit for himself and at the same time, he also dreams that his world record holder status will attract donations and get him all the help and treatment he needs in order to address his condition.