Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma cleated creepers dazzled fashion lovers everywhere when they first premiered this season. And now, the coveted shoe is getting a whole new upgrade that’s just as lustworthy as you’d expect.
Last week, the singer released a photo to Instagram of the new Ankle Strap Creeper. As the name suggests, its most notable feature is a thick ankle strap. The strap is emblazoned with the Puma logo and also appears to have a Velcro component to help it stay on. And as far as the rest of the shoe goes, it features a leather exterior and a stacked cleated heel.
From what we know so far, the shoe comes in three different styles: a black version with a red platform, a black version with a black platform, and a new all-white option (which FentyxPuma shared to its Instagram account yesterday).
Fans will recall that Rihanna and her team teased the kicks back in March when their Fall/Winter 2017 collection showed in Paris. They were announced as part of the brand’s Fenty University range, with obvious nods to a collegiate theme. A press release also added that “new evolutions of the infamous Puma Creeper were reimagined with stacked soles and ankle straps.”
We know what you’re thinking: These shoes are cool AF, but how exactly can I pull them off? Never fear, we’re here to tell you that they’re actually so versatile! There’s no doubt the laid back shoes will add a sporty touch to any ensemble. Try pairing them with a mini skirt or even strap them on over skinny jeans for a streamlined look – because yes, that’s totally going to be a thing.
The amazing new version of the shoes will officially be available in stores and online Sept. 8. Eager to get your hands on them first? Rumor has it they’ll drop around 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, since that’s when Puma launches usually occur. And if Rihanna’s previous launches are any indication, we’re sure you’re going to want to act fast; the shoes are destined to sell out in no time.
While you await the new release, there’s plenty of other options from the brand to drool over. The suede cleated creeper is available in a stunning burnt brown color, making it a perfect option for fall. We also love the Clara Lionel creeper – not only for its classic look but because proceeds from every sale of the shoe go to an amazing cause. And if you’re obsessed with the strappy look, check out the creeper sandal from Riri’s summer collection, which features a bow on the toe and some sweet ankle ties. The best part? Since they’re now off-season, they’re up to 30% off at select retailers (yes, this is the perfect excuse to add them to your shopping cart).