BIG SHOES

BY SWINEETHA DIAS WICKRAMANAYAKA
AN INDIAN cobbler wants a place in the Guinness Book of Records, after creating what he claims is the world's largest pair of shoes. At 3.71 metres and 1.13 metres wide, James Syiemiong is unlikely to find a customer, unless a yeti moves from the Himalayas to his home-district Shillong, in Meghalaya, south of Assam. He claims he was inspired to make the 100kg leather shoes, with the help of five colleagues, by the September 11 disaster, saying he wanted to put smile back on people's faces. One man who may not be amused is ...


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