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Wadlow's shoe (US size 37 AA) compared to a size 12 Wadlow belonged to the Order of DeMolay , the Masonic-sponsored organization for young men, and was later a Freemason . By November 1939, [11] Wadlow was a Master Mason under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F. and A.M.


Robert Wadlow’s shoe size was a whopping 37AA (The letters indicate width – A is narrow while E is wide). His feet were 47cm or 18.5 inches long. His shoes, which were custom made for him, cost US $100, a large sum of money back in the 1930s. In 1937, his shoes were provided free by the International Shoe Company.


Here are all the facts about the tallest man that ever lived; his height, shoe size, and cause of death. Bio And Early Life. Rob was born in Alton, Illinois on the 22nd day of February 1918 to Harold Franklin and Addie May Wadlow as Robert Pershing Wadlow. He is the oldest of his parent’s five children.


On Feb. 22, 1918, a perfectly normal 8.7-pound boy was born to Harold and Addie Wadlow of Alton, Illinois. By his first birthday, Robert Wadlow weighed 45 pounds and stood 3 feet, 3.5 inches.


Wadlow agreed, and became the face of the company, promoting the brand, and receiving all of his specially-made, size 37AA shoes free of charge. When he wasn’t traveling the world, selling shoes or participating in sideshows, the tallest man in the world enjoyed a quiet life. His friends and family remembered him as mild-mannered and polite ...


GUEST: This is a shoe that belonged to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history. He's in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was a shoe he gave to my grandfather in 1934.


Robert was the first born of Addie and Harold Wadlow. Later the Wadlow family grew with the addition of two sisters, Helen and Betty, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Jr. Despite Robert's size, all of his family members were of normal height and weight.


Rare color footage of the tallest man in medical history, Robert Wadlow (1918-1940), who stood 8 feet 11 inches and weighed 491 pounds. The footage appears to have come from the 1930s.


At 10, he’d reached a height of 196 centimeters (6’5″) and a weight of 95 kilograms (210 lb). His shoe size was 17.5. Try finding shoes of that size at a local store in 1928. Robert joined the Boy Scouts at 13, becoming the world’s tallest Boy Scout at 224 centimeters (7’4″). He required a specially made uniform, sleeping bag, and tent.


His shoe size was a huge 37AA (47 cm long), he had an arm span of 2.88 m (9ft 5.75 in), and his hands measured 32.4 cm (12.75 in) from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. Robert's peak daily food consumption was 8000 calories - more than three times the amount recommended for average-sized males.