By Jihan Forbes. Photos: Courtesy of Twitter.
Rihanna's footwear designs for her ongoing Puma partnership are usually a major hit with shoppers. Who could forget how nuts everyone went over the creepers she launched with the brand, or those furry slides that were just about everywhere? Rih's success in footwear continued with the satin bow slides she put as part of her Spring 2017 collection, which are sold out in two of three colorways in women's sizes. Now, die-hard Rihanna fans have another drop to add to their wishlists.
According to Nicekicks, Rihanna is about to add to her range of footwear with – you guessed it – even more slides. At a Puma X Fenty pop-up in Los Angeles, shoppers got a preview of what's on deck for Summer 2017. Amongst the footwear offerings, (which included Riri's fur slides in a mint colorway and tie-up d'orsay creepers), the singer will also be releasing jelly slides.
From the photos, it appears the slides come in three colorways – pink, blue, and grey. But there's something else about the shoes that the eagle-eyed folks at Mashable and on social media noticed, mainly that they look a lot like the cheap plastic sandals popular in parts of Asia and other parts of the world.
The sandals can go for around a dollar a pair, and is just another in a long list of expensive fashion pieces that were inspired by cheap, everyday items. Balenciaga is selling a blue tote inspired by Ikea's shopping bags for a whopping $2,145. The label also offered "embroidered flat mules inspired by bedroom slippers" as part of its Spring 2016 collection, which many people thought looked similar to the sequin-festooned mesh "Chinese slippers" popular in the early aughts (don't front, you know you had a pair!) For Louis Vuitton's Fall 2007 collection, then-creative director Marc Jacobs dreamed up plaid shopping bags, which looked a lot like the nylon ones you can find in Chinatown or at the 99 cent store.
While we don't yet have a price point for Rihanna's latest slides, given that her bow pool slides are $90, we expect these new pieces to be priced similarly. But however much it costs, you know it's going to be a heck of a lot more than $1.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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