Takioullah had difficulties finding a pair of European size-58 shoes. He once asked a cobbler to make him a pair of made-to-measure shoes, but he was told that they would cost up to 3,500 euros. His orthopedicpodiatrist, Jerome Liegeon, fitted him with a specially made pair of shoes, specifically designed to support his weight.
Surpassing former record-holder, Sultan Kösen, Takioullah became the Guinness World Record-holder for world’s largest feet on a living person, on 24 May 2011. His left foot measures 38.1 centimetres, and his right 37.5 centimetres.