Bizarre thing happens around the world. The one mentioned here will blow your mind and leave you hysterical. It is the story of the largest shoe ever ordered, produced, and delivered in the world! The fantastic thing is that the person was requesting it had no clue that it would make a world record. He unknowingly ordered the largest shoe in the world for him. However, his shoe size or foot size was just the same as a regular size.
The shoe owner
The strange tale began when Tom Boddingham ordered a pair of shoes online. When the order was delivered, Boddingham was in a total shock. To Tom Boddingham’s surprise, the shoe that arrived at his doorsteps was one like he has never seen before. The shoe he ordered was average foot size, but what he received was something huge.
Tom Boddingham had online ordered a pair of Gorilla style slippers for himself. He thought that he had ordered a pair of shoes with varying sizes. Tom had requested a size 13 shoe for his right foot and a size 14.5 for his left foot. But the shoe that arrived was the biggest shoe ever made in the world. He was wondering how he managed to ask for this shoe. And why had the company delivered it to him?
Size of the largest shoe ever
The shoe size that the company delivered to Tom Boddingham was 1450. It was like the size of a small car, and it was a perfect fit. Even the manufacturing company was wondering about the size of the shoe requested. They still manufactured it anyway and unknowingly became the manufacturer of the largest shoe ever produced in the history of shoes. The company took the order and worked on it in confusion. The manufacturers assumed that it could be ordered for a window display because a man with a normal foot size can never manage to wear it.
Unfolding the events
How all this confusion got created is another exciting thing to know! When Tom was ordering a size 13 for his right foot, and a size 14.5 for his left, he forgot to add a decimal, which became 145. He did not realize that he had made a mistake and accidentally missed a decimal while passing the order. Not just that, there was another error in the order. A zero also added at the end of the size, and it ended up as 450 eventually!
The Owner’s reaction
Tom Boddingham was surprised after the arrival of the shoes. On being asked what he will do with the largest shoe in the world now, he says that he might sell it away on eBay!