Last night at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards, Rihanna was presented with the award for Shoe of the Year for the Fenty Puma Creeper.
The shoe has had incredible success since its launch in September 2015, selling out in hours every single time new pairs were released. Rihanna, of course, arrived to the FNAAs wearing a black and white pair of Creepers.
Rihanna is the first woman to win the Shoe of the Year award. Kanye West won the award for the Yeezy Boost 350 in 2015 and Stan Smith won for the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker in 2014.
In her speech, Rihanna said that the award makes her “proud to be a woman and proud to be a young woman from Barbados, especially.”
The singer and designer said she never expected people to love the Creepers as much as she does.
“I didn’t expect people to love it the way I do, and the way they’ve supported it means so much to me.” She also gave a shoutout to her fans and inspiration: “All the Creeper fans and all the kids in the street who inspire me by doing things their own way.”
Rihanna closed her ‘ANTI World Tour’ with an energetic show at the du Arena last night, as part of the F1 after-race concert series in Abu Dhabi.
The Barbadian singer, bathed in white light, kicked off the night with the sweet ballad Stay, which instantly had the crowd singing along. She appeared on a glamorous white-lit stage in a dazzling outfit flanked by dancers, before taking the audience from high to even higher as she belted out favourite early chart toppers “Umbrella”, “We Found Love” and “Work”.
Rihanna and her friends celebrated the final show backstage, where they took photos with celebrities Lionel Richie and Omarion. The entire crew signed an ANTI vinyl
In time for the holidays, there are new additions to Rihanna’s Fenty For Stance Holiday Collection! Head over to Stance.com/Rihanna for six new styles of socks.
Congratulations to Rihanna for winning 3 awards at the 2016 American Music Awards, and good job to the Navy for voting!
PUMA and Rihanna continue their collaborative campaign with a luxe rendition of the PUMA Creeper. The new sneakers come in new velvet installments just in time for the holidays, featuring a soft textile upper complete with monochromatic options, waxed laces, and metallic gold foil branding for a luxurious look perfect for dressing up or dressing down.
The Fenty Creeper’s appeal is based on its velvet exterior, which boasts handcrafted Italian craftsmanship, dropping in a trio of colors: black, burgundy, and a gray hue dubbed cement. A matching velvet dust bag will also come with each purchase.
On Nov. 29, Footwearnews be honoring Rihanna and Puma with the Shoe of the Year award at the annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York. Over the course of 2016, the Fenty Puma Creeper has churned up incredible demand and excitement for this fashion-forward, wearable sneaker.
The Rihanna Puma Creeper will be available on December 8th for $150 a piece at select Puma retailers and online at PUMA.com.