Man ordered a size 14.5 but got a size 1,450… Tom Boddingham received this a gigantic 1,450 monster claw slipper […]
Man ordered a size 14.5 but got a size 1,450…
Tom Boddingham received this a gigantic 1,450 monster claw slipper from a Chinese manufacture who missed a decimal point in his order.
The 27 year-old from Ilford, East London takes a size 13 right shoe size while his left is slightly bigger and measures 14-and-a-half.
But when he ordered his custom-fit slipper, manufacturers in China misread size 14.5 and accidently made one that’s a whopping 7ft long – size 1,450, or XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL.
A company spokesman for Monster Slippers said sorry to Tom, from Ilford, East London, and explained the mistake occurred because of a “translation error”.
They said: “We have given our apologies to Mr Boddingham and we are now making him a replacement slipper using the correct dimensions.”
A spokesman for the Hong Kong factory said the unusual order did not give the workers paws for thought – because they just assumed that the slipper was a giant prop for a shop window display.