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The biggest shoe Nike ever made was for an elephant. Why in the world would an elephant need a shoe? Because one of his legs was shorter than the other (cue squeal). The footwear company specially crafted the elephant-foot-shaped "shoe" (leather bucket?) to aid the uneven elephant. But is that more adorable than these nine adorable animals wearing shoes? [Racked]