Men buying pink women's shoes

May 24, 2004 at 9:03 PM

MILWAUKEE, May 24 (UPI) -- Pink is the hot color in hip-hop and urban wear for men, but finding pink shoes in men's sizes is almost impossible to find in the United States.

"It's the hot thing to have," said Curtis Jackson.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday Jackson joined dozens of other men in a long line at 8 a.m. Saturday outside the Finish Line at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., to buy a pair of large pink women's shoes.

Lady Foot Locker store clerk Frank Cunningham is getting tired of disappointing women who want pink for their size 11 feet.

"I have to say, 'Ma'am, we don't have your size. We sold it to a young man,'" he said.

Several famous men have been seen in pink this season -- Ashton Kutcher wore a pale pink suit, Larry King wore pink suspenders and Clay Aiken wore pink shoelaces.

But hip-hop style experts said pink's popularity can be traced to rapper Cam'ron, who wears signature pink jumpsuits, pink minks and sold a pink Range Rover on eBay for $160,000 last month.

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