Mum goes viral after trying to sell giant shoe in her garden for almost £12,500

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A SCOTS mum has gone viral after putting up for sale a 3ft high training shoe for almost £12,500.

Julie Johnson put the giant Converse hi top, which has been in her West Lothian garden for eight years, online without much explanation.

Many viewers were amazed by the sight of the out-of-place right-footed shoe in her Livingston garden.

Even more were stunned by the £12,345 price tag the 40-year-old was asking.

The operations manager advertised the shoe earlier this week, writing: “Quite unusual & not sure of value. Needs a wee bit TLC but is always commented on.

Mum goes viral after trying to sell giant shoe in her garden for almost £12,500
The shoe initially appeared on the Facebook page for £12,345

“Very heavy, will need at least two strong people to move and a van.”

The pictures show the 3ft by 5ft 8ins shoe sitting in Julie’s front garden.

Willie Stewart said: “For that price you’re wanting to wear it surely?”

Twitter user @AdamHatesLife said: 12,000 quid f*** me man.”

Stephen Scott said: “£12,345 for that – am wanting it delivered.”

Blair Welsh said: “You’d think for that price you’d get the pair eh?”

Others simply pitched in with jokes.

Mum goes viral after trying to sell giant shoe in her garden for almost £12,500
One user said: “12,000 quid f*** me man”

One user said: “Aww there’s my shoe, knew I left it somewhere last Saturday night.”

Another commented: “A van? You’ll need a damn arctic to uplift that. Hey where’s the other one? What size is it? I’m an eleven, will it fit? Did you kill the yeti you took it from?”

After finding out the shoe was for the right foot, a third user said: “Damn I was after a left.”

Today, Julie explained the mystery of the shoe – and its price tag.

Julie said the Facebook selling page needed a price entering so, unaware of its value, she simply typed in the numbers one to five.

She said: “I only ever intended to get £25-£30 from it as I wanted it away since I’m moving house.”

Mum goes viral after trying to sell giant shoe in her garden for almost £12,500
Julie later explained the mystery behind the asking price

“However after my daughter Cody rang me and said I went viral, we’re having second thoughts about selling it.”

Explaining how the shoe ended up in her Livingston garden in 2010, Julie, who works for retailers Schuh, said: “Schuh had it advertising people to come in to one of their London stores.

“The main Schuh warehouse is in Livingston and they decided to transport it back to there. There was a raffle for the staff.

“The lady who won it saw how disappointed I was with not winning it and a year later offered it to me. It’s been in my garden ever since.”

 
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