If you’ve been anywhere near Instagram, a magazine or a party recently, then you already know about these PUMA Creepers — part of Rihanna’s best-selling collaboration with the sports apparel brand.
The 2016 “Shoe of the Year” is a certified phenomenon, sold out around the world and on the wish-lists of both sneakerheads and fashion fans alike. And while it may have seemed like a strange silhouette at first glance — Really? How chunky is that sole? — it’s become one of the easiest-to-wear new releases in recent memories (take that, Yeezys).
Combining the classic PUMA sneaker with the mod-ish Creeper silhouette popularized in the late 50s and 60s, Rihanna found the perfect middle ground between fresh and retro. And while her PUMA Creepers first gained popularity with women, this latest release makes them a must-have for men as well.
An elevated take (quite literally) on your everyday white kicks, these PUMA Select x FENTY by Rihanna sneakers feature a white leather construction with a contrast color stripe and platform rubber soles. A full leather sock liner, contrast color heel detailing and laces over a logo-branded tongue complete the look. The white leather is slightly distressed in some parts for a “cracked” effect, though the overall aesthetic is still slick and clean.
Though it has a raised sole, this pair of Creepers functions just as easily as any other go-to pair of shoes in your rotation. Pair them with jeans or shorts for the summer, or wear them with your favorite sweats for a presentable casual look. Beat them up and let the “cracking” really show, or keep them pristine and white to maintain the minimalist look.
Get your piece of this exclusive collaboration before it’s sold out. If past releases are anything to go by, these PUMA kicks won’t be in stores for long.
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