Tallest man in US in Mass. seeking shoes, normalcy

Igor Vovkovinskiy, of Minneapolis, right, currently the tallest man in the United States at seven feet eight inches, speaks with Trevor Kirby, center, a shoe engineer, at Reebok headquarters, in Canton, Mass., Thursday, May 3, 2012. Vovkovinskiy, who has a shoe size between 22 and 26, says he's had 16 surgeries in six years to fix problems created by shoes that didn't fit. Reebok is providing a pair of sneakers to Vovkovinskiy at no charge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

May 3, 2012 1:04:37 PM PDT
The tallest man in the United States traveled from Minneapolis to Massachusetts on Thursday for a custom shoe-fitting with Reebok that he hopes will help him live a normal life.