Because of his US size 26 feet, Jeison Orlando Rodrguez Hernández of Maracay, Venezuela, was presented with a new Guinness World Records certificate today.
Since 2014, when his right foot measured 40.1 cm (1.31 ft) and his left foot reached 39.6 cm, the 22-year-old has held the record for the Largest feet on a living person – male. Jeison contacted Guinness World Records through our Facebook page, and an official adjudication and photoshoot for that year’s book was arranged.
Four years later, Jeison’s feet have grown to a staggering 40.55 cm (1.33 ft) and 40.47 cm (1.32 ft) respectively.
Lucia Sinigagliesi, a Guinness World Records adjudicator, stated: “We’re delighted to meet Jeison here in Germany and to award him a Guinness World Record. He broke his own record in 2015, and coming to Germany was the ideal opportunity for us to join him and hand over his certificate in person.”
Jeison with adjudicator Lucia
Jeison, who stands 7 ft 2.6 in (220 cm) and enjoys basketball, was overjoyed to receive his new shoes and Guinness World Records certificate:
“It was never easy to find shoes in my size. I was 16 years old when I first struggled to find my size. Guinness World Records taught me to value myself more, particularly the size of my feet. Today, I’m proud to have the world’s largest feet.”
Jeison realized his feet were bigger than his friends’ around his ninth birthday. They would frequently compare sizes, with Jeison always coming out on top.
However, he was frequently teased about the size of his feet.
He couldn’t find shoes in his size in his hometown of Maracay, so he had to make do with sandals made of old tires and fabric until expert shoemaker Georg Wessels offered to help.
Jeison has to get his shoes specially made