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Monster Slippers Company's Giant Slipper Shipment Seems Like A PR Stunt, But We Think It's Kinda Cool (Photo)

10/26/2011 04:05 pm ET | Updated Dec 26, 2011

They don't call it Monster Slippers for nothing.

A British man who ordered a pair of beast-themed slippers was recently shocked to discover he had mistakenly been shipped a size 1,450 shoe.

Because of his mismatched feet, Tod Boddingham requested one standard extra-large slipper, equivalent to a size 13, and one custom designed size 14.5 slipper.

But when his order arrived, Boddingham found himself standing before a shoe he could practically live in.

"They messed up and didn't notice the decimal point," Monster Slippers explained on the company blog. "So here we are with a blinking great slipper that's equivalent to a size 1,450! That's a stonking XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL."

Pretty shocking, but is it just an enormous PR stunt?

The Guardian seems to think so. After some digging around and several attempts at reaching Monster Slippers as well as their media relations team, the newspaper discovered the Twitter profile for Monster Slippers employee "Joe Jennings and his remarkable similarity to Tom Boddingham."

That Twitter profile has since been removed, according to The Guardian.

The company, however, insists that that a misplaced decimal point led their factory manager in China to assume that the order would be used as "a sample for a shop window display.”

Regardless, Boddingham -- whoever he is -- seems amused by the giant shoe.

"I reckon I must be the owner of the biggest slipper in the world," Boddingham told The Telegraph

"I'm going to sell it online and if I can make a few quid out of it then all the better."

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