Remember those pesky stiletto "sneakers" that had their moment a few years ago? Well, Rihanna just may usher in their comeback via her role as creative director at Puma. There was plenty of footwear to discuss at her Fenty x Puma Fall 2016 showing this past weekend (like her signature creeper styles), but those heeled sneakers, called the Formstrip stiletto bootie, took a majority of the spotlight. Could you hear our audible groan?
It's certainly a "love it or hate it" sort of style and its revival has been attempted before. Jeremy Scott trotted out an over-the-knee version, created in collaboration with Adidas at his fall 2014 show.
Lucky for us, there were clothes and lots of them. According to a press release, "[Rihanna] challenged traditional male and female silhouettes and blurred the lines between genders that are often times too rigid for her fashion tastes." So, we can wear our boyfriend's pants, basically? Win.
The gender equal silhouettes equated to oversized, cozy-looking gray faux fur hoodies; tear-away anoraks; and laced-up track suits in black and white. See more in the gallery below.
Don't get to excited just yet, though. You’ll have to hang tight until September to buy these looks . The wait won't be as long for the next round of Creepers, however, which hit stores in May. The Fenty Trainer will go on sale even sooner, February 26, the same day that Rihanna's Anti World Tour tour kicks off. As for those sporty stilettos, brace yourself for the possible redux of one of the dark moments in sneaker history.