Largest feet: Jeison Rodriguez breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
MARACAY, Venezuela -- Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez, a 20-year-old man from Venezuela has broken the Guinness World Records world record for the largest feet; his right foot measures 40.1cm (1ft 3.79in), and his left half a centimetre less; he takes US size 26 shoes, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez has broken the Guinness World record for the largest feet. His right foot measures 1ft 3.79in (40.1066cm) and his left, 1ft 3.59in (39.5986cm).
Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest feet on a living person are 40.1 cm (1 ft 3.79 in), right foot, and 39.6 cm (1 ft 3.59 in), left foot, belong to Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez (Venezuela) and were measured in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela, on 6 October 2014. Jeison Rodriguez measures 221 cm (7 ft 3 in), is 19 years old and lives in Maracay with his family.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Most feet and armpits sniffed, set by Madeline Albrecht who was employed at the Hill Top Research Laboratories in Cincinatti, Ohio, USA, a testing lab for products by Dr. Scholl. She worked there for 15 years and had to smell literally thousands of feet and armpits during her career. She has sniffed approximately 5,600 feet and an indeterminate number of armpits. Stepping into a whopping shoe-size of 59 by European standards, 25 in the UK, Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez overtook the previous record holder and world's tallest man, Turkish farmer Sultan Kosen (shoe size of EU 57, UK 22).
But Rodriguez is no shorty himself, clocking in at 7ft 2.61in stacked on top of his massive paws. Kosen, for his part, is 8ft 3in tall.
"Since I was 14-years-old they made my shoes out of trousers material, which only lasted two or three weeks, so sometimes I would go barefoot. These are the sorts of things I would go through. I would look at other people and say, 'how I would like a little pair of shoes'," said Rodriguez.
The youngest of four, Rodriguez grew at a normal rate until he reached 10-years-old, when he jumped from size 38 to 46 (5.5 to 12 in UK sizes) in less than a year. During this time, Rodriguez began to battle strong headaches and joint pain, leading his parents to seek medical attention.
"They sent him to do a scan and that is when they realised Jason suffered from an overactive pituitary. We all have that gland, but he had premature growth which sped up his growth," said Rodriguez's mother, Amalia.