Manistee, Michigan: Robert Wadlow's Shoe, Statue

Mementoes of the World's Tallest Man, on display in a local shoe store.

Snyder's Shoes

Address:
397 River St., Manistee, MI
Directions:
Snyder's Shoes. Downtown, on the south side of River St. just east of Maple St.
Hours:
Store hours. (Call to verify)
Phone:
231-723-3383
Admission:
Free.
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Statue and shoe.

Robert Wadlow's Shoe, Statue

Robert Wadlow's shoe and life size statue are on display at Snyder's Shoe Store in Manistee, MI. Manistee is the town Robert visited in 1940 to be the grand marshall of the 4th of July parade.

While in Manistee he developed an ulcer due to his leg braces rubbing, which led to an infection and the ultimate demise of the "Gentle Giant." Many of the towns residents still fondly remember meeting him on his final journey.

[Mary, 04/21/2008]

July 2012: Photo added. Another Robert Wadlow shoe for the public to enjoy. We can visualize a new town entrance sign (if they ever put us in charge of such things): "Welcome to Manistee, Birthplace of the World's Tallest Man's Fatal Ulcer!"

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