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When you find out that Shaquille O’Neal is over 7 feet tall, your first question is probably “what size shoes does he wear?”.
In fact, it’s one of the most popular questions about the former professional basketball player. Every time he appears on television, social media goes wild for his giant size feet.
After hearing the story of how Brittany Keith struggled to find shoes to fit her 13-year-old son’s size 18 feet, O’Neal came to the rescue.
He purchased ten pairs of shoes for the teenager, recalling how he had gone through the same difficulties as a teenager.
Shaquille O’Neal said that he was inspired to start looking into the prospect of creating affordable shoes after an encounter with a woman before an NBA game.
She rejected his offer of $1,000 before asking why no one tried to make shoes that ordinary people could afford. It was this chance meeting that caused him to turn his back on the world of lucrative brand collaborations and to instead focus on his Walmart line.
He also disclosed on social media that his father was a source of inspiration after the man reminded him that a basketball career could not last forever and that he needed a separate business.
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What The Future Holds
Thanks to his shoe lines and other investments, O’Neal now makes more than he did at the height of his NBA career. His business empire includes restaurant franchises, a partnership with Papa John, and fitness gyms.