‘They called me the Jolly Green Giant’: Woman taunted for having size 10 feet starts shoe business for big footed girls
16:24 GMT, 4 April 2012
She was continually teased for her towering physique and large feet, and some even likened her to the gargantuan cartoon character the Jolly Green Giant.
But now 40-year-old Louise MacLellan, who stands 6 foot tall and wears size 10 shoes, is having the last laugh, running her own business to help other big footed women.
After being made redundant last year Louise decided to open a shop stocking shoe sizes eight to 11 and spent months scouring Europe for feminine designs, as for many years she was forced to wear clumpy and masculine footwear.
Bigfoot: Louise (wearing a pair of red shoes) stands 6 foot tall and wears size 10 shoes
Entrepreneurial spirit: Louise says she has always dreamed of opening her own shoe shop
Lou Lou Shoes opens tomorrow more information can be found at www.louloushoes.co.uk.