Normally when we hear the phrase “slip on sneaker” visions of infant booties and shoes for the elderly dance in our head. All that changed as soon as we laid eyes on a pair of fabulous sneakers that leave the bunny ear method of tying your shoes completely in the dust. Behold the newly launched Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Sneaker.
We first caught wind of these stunning sneakers when we read this awesome article by Erica Gonzales on Harpers Bazaar, “These are the New Fenty Puma by Rihanna Shoes Dropping Next Week.” As soon as we saw the Marie Antoinette-inspired satiny sneaks in army green we were sold, but excitement quickly turned to despair as we began to worry about the logistics of our purchase. Are these dashing sneakers going to be prohibitively expensive and unavailable? We began to hedge our bets and to temper our expectations. Chances were high that they were going to sell out ridiculously fast (just like a Riri concert) and we’d be left wondering what might have been if only the slip on sneakers of our dreams had made it in our closet. Basically we were on the verge of resigning ourselves to the fact that we were about to end up like a teenager pining over puppy love.
Then we stumbled upon Sneakersnstuff. Sneakersnstuff’s sole mission is to snag hard to find sneakers (…and, presumably, stuff). Not only does Sneakersnstuff stock hard to find kicks, they also offer unique collaborations you can’t find anywhere else with sneaker brands like Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Tretorn, Lacoste and Reebok.
Sneakersnstuff was started by a dynamic duo, Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson, in one of our favorite cities, Stockholm. With amazing restaurants like Daniel Crespi‘s Pubologi and a museum dedicated to a 17th century ship museum that’s practically straight out of the Pirates of the Caribbean what’s not to love above Stockholm? It really should come as no surprise that we’d find a sneaker shop we love in Stockholm too.
Once we logged onto Sneakersnstuff’s site we realized that the hip kicks came not only in an army green color called olive branch, but also in pretty silver pink, lovely sweet lavender and even a cream version. Sadly the pink wasn’t available in our size, but it was a bit like love at first site when the lavender sneaks popped up in the “you might also like” section. We were smitten.
Pricing-wise the Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Sneaker runs $159 (prices in U.S. dollars) and shipping to the United States was an additional $10. The Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Sneakers are definitely pricier than our usual kicks (white low top Converse Chuck Taylors for the record), but not as wallet wrenching as we had braced ourselves for.
Our sneakers arrived right on time and just as pretty as the pictures. We loved the fact that Puma popped a pretty black velvet shoe bag in the box too. Now we just have to keep our new Pumas clean. Given the shiny material we’ll have to figure out how to spot clean them since chances are high that dirt is probably going to be as attracted to these satiny shoes as we are.