Any self-respecting sneaker pimp is looking forward to Thursday, May 26. That's when Rihanna's new Puma Creepers arrive. If history is a legit indicator, and it usually is, I expect the three new colorways, which include an all-white leather pair, an all-black pair, and a maroon and green pair with the oatmeal rubber sole, to sell out faster than a Kylie Lip Kit or a Yeezy Boost 750 or a Rihanna x Puma fur slide. Previous versions of the Rih Creepers sold out on the quick.
While there are some pairs still available on third party sites, you need to set aside the time and the energy to do the research and to verify the authenticity, as well as extra loot, since the prices are usually jacked up. Initial reports suggested that the new Rihanna Puma Creepers would retail for $120 and were expected to go on sale at the usual hot spots, such as the Puma site. But the burning question is this: Are the Rihanna x Puma Creepers limited edition?
Well, details are a bit fuzzy. Women's Wear Daily had reported that Rihanna was responsible for increased Puma sales and that future drops of the Creepers, the slides, and the trainers could happen as often as monthly. The publication also exclusively (and separately) revealed that the shoes will be sold for $150 a pair and they will be exclusive to the Puma site.
Bustle reached out to Puma reps to inquire about whether or not the new Creepers are limited edition. We want to know if they are gone for good once they drop and sell out... since selling out is a foregone conclusion at this point. We will let you know if and when we hear back about possible restocks of the new Puma Creepers. We also asked about price and on-sale locations.
UPDATE: Puma PR reps got back to us via email on May 25 to confirm that the price of the sneakers is $150. Additionally, Puma.com will begin sales at 10 a.m. EST while Puma stores will open at 9 a.m. Retailers include PUMA.com, select PUMA Stores, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Opening Ceremony.
The sole and the silhouette add so much glam to these sneakers! As a sneaker devotee (not quite an addict), I cannot wait to shop these babies in three days!
These kicks are cool AF.
The black ones are calling my name... loudly.
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