New Shoes

A portrait of a giant's shoemaker


Director & Photographer

Johan Kramer

Th is music video for Travis is a documentary about a special German shoemaker.
The title of the song ‘New shoes’ inspired Johan Kramer to tell the amazing story of George Wessels, who makes large size shoes for the tallest people on earth.
Johan: “We worked in true documentary style and followed George in his daily routine and found out more about his craft, clients and compassion. We learned that most people who suffer from gigantism have serious health problems and can hardly move, let alone jet around the world…”
That’s why the shoemaker has visited lots of tall people regularly over the years, paying his own expenses and making the shoes for free.