Rihanna may seem on a slower pace, musically speaking, but nothing stops that pretty head from banking every chance she gets! Her latest fashion foray with Puma seems to be making quite the waves worldwide as her recently released Puma Fenty sneakers sold out in more or less 3 hours after the launch!
Part of what is believed to be a more extensive range, the Puma Fenty Creepers were released in three colors, all suede, with a thick crèpe sole on September 25th with a price tag of (only -_-) $120. Three hours later, all online stocks were sold out and the shoes were overpriced-ly ($180)available on eBay.
Back in 2014 when Puma announced that Rihanna was their new Creative Director for the Women’s section, I thought a smirk was appropriate. As long as the big name is riding the high fame waves, big $ will quickly enter the brand’s accounts. Rihanna took her mission seriously and released a new line of products with the label Fenty by Rihanna as she declared:
‘I… wanted to dig into their archive and give classic silhouettes my own spin. […] It’s great to find a brand that celebrates strength and individuality.’
Not all sneakers aficionados may agree, but the new sneakers do have quite a magic appeal – the simple design, the suede uppers, the creeper pumped-up soles, everything works lovely for this interpretation of the classic Puma Original sneakers. As a fan of the latter (my Adored Husband has a pair he wears for years now, gum soles with burgundy suede uppers) I can’t stop but dream of all Rihanna’s Fenty Creepers in my closet!
They’re simple, they go with everything, they have this amazing minimalist design to them – the only downside is the price a bit over-the-top for a pair of suede Puma sneakers and the fact that they’re pretty much sold out worldwide. Unless you want to pay double for a pair should you find a reseller who still stocks it… I’m not going to willingly encourage this type of commerce. Just yet (loosely translates through ‘I don’t want the Creepers that badly. yet.’)
Despair not, though! Surely there will be more in the near future as Rihanna has been seen wearing a white pair and a gray one of what we now know to be ‘Fenty Creepers’ and a furry slipper on the cover of Fader October 2015. What do you think about the new redesign of the Puma original suede sneakers? Would you wear the Fenty Creeper sneakers? (images kicksonfire, puma, fader)