Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Creeper wins Shoe of the Year and here’s how to get a pair

Seriously, Rihanna can do no wrong. Her latest achievement? Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Creeper won Shoe of the Year from Footwear News, and you basically cannot get your hands on a pair. The women’s styles have been selling out pretty fast. On Puma’s website, you can still get the Rihanna Creepers in black on black, which is a definite toss up: better to have any pair at all or the killer tan ones? So many decisions. If your feet are on the bigger side, there are men’s sizes left on Puma’s official page, but otherwise you’re stuck trolling the internet for a pair (pro tip: the sneaks run a little small, so size up because it won’t be easy to exchange them for what you really want).

Now, in addition to being just amazing at pretty much everything she does (like wearing underwear as outerwear and stealing wine glasses), Rihanna’s Creepers will go down in footwear history. This is the 30th year Footwear News has held awards, called the “Shoe Oscars” by those in the know, but this is only the third year “Shoe of the Year” has been awarded. Last year, it was Kanye West’s Yeezy Boosts and before that, Stan Smith for his iconic Adidas kicks.

This year, some of the other winners are Designer of the Year Paul Andrew, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Aldo Bensadoun, Icon Award winner Iris Apfel, and Hall of Fame inductee Linda Fargo, of Bergdorf Goodman. It’s a pretty high class crowd to be included in.


Rihanna told Footwear News, “In my wildest dreams, I never would have imagined an honor like Shoe of the Year. It means so much to me to make a mark like this in the shoe and sneaker industry and to have so many people share my love for the Creeper.”

The first line of the Fenty x Creepers by Rihanna sold out in three hours. They’ve been restocked, but seriously, you sort of missed out if you don’t already have a pair. That being said, there are other sneaks with the Creeper sole out there that can pass and give you the same look (tiny ankles, long legs, just like RiRi), but don’t try passing them off as the real thing, because sneakerheads will know, and you’ll only embarrass  yourself.

It all depends on how important it is to you to own the ones designed by Rihanna herself. If you search, you can find some on the interwebs, but it’s going to take a little patience and couple hundred dollars. Good luck (and get out of my way, please).