A Romanian shoemaker is promoting social distancing with his latest innovation: a pair of "size 75" shoes that are each about 2 1/2 feet long.

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Grigore Lup, a cobbler from the city of Cluj, said he was inspired to create the long-nosed leather shoes when he saw people failing to follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lup's shoes, which are available online for roughly $115 per pair, are each about 2 1/2 feet long and are listed as a European size 75.

The shoemaker said the shoes are designed so two people facing one another would be forced to keep a distance of about 5 feet.