This 6-foot-10 high school freshman literally couldn't find football shoes big enough to fit him until Under Armour offered to custom-make them
· · Apr 1, 2023 ·

6' 10" as a 14-year old high school freshman!

Our boy here is on the fast track to being an unstoppable tackle for the Detroit Lions in a few years.

But before that, he needs a supply of custom-made shoes big enough to fit his giant feet. And he finally found some.

A 6-foot-10 high school freshman — with record-breaking size 23 feet — met with Under Armour for custom shoes on Sunday.

Eric Kilburn Jr., a 14-year-old football player at Goodrich High School in Michigan, went viral after he and his family told The Flint Journal earlier this month that they've exhausted multiple avenues trying to find him shoes that fit.

Incredibly, Kilburn and his family met with multiple shoe brands to try and arrange a custom shoe for the young athlete — and yet all the companies declined.

You'd think that would be a pretty easy call to make: They'd help this kid get some shoes, and they've get plenty of good press to boot. Win-win all around.

Thankfully, Under Armour took on the job. As one of the directors of the company's footwear division said when meeting with the high school freshman:

"This is my biggest foot ever, that is for sure."

Lest you be tempted to crack wise about this, it's worth pointing out that, for Kilburn, this is no laughing matter. He literally has no other options once his current shoes get too small. The kid is gigantic.

And his relief is palpable. As he put it, he's been "worried for so long what I would do if I grew out of [size] 22′s."

"It means everything to me, just having shoes that don't cause blisters or just pain on my feet would mean everything. It would mean the world."

Everybody wins — except, of course, the running backs who get in this kid's way.


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