Is there anything Rihanna can't make cool? The answer you're looking for is most likely "no." During her Fenty x Puma show during New York Fashion Week yesterday, the singer debuted high-heel flip-flops. Yes, you read that correctly: The shoe style we solely (ahem) reserve for poolside activities has made its way onto the catwalk in a very different form.
The fairly controversial shoe style has often been deemed too "ugly" to be worn outside of a holiday. But as history has proven time and time again, the most polarising footwear options are never far away from being deemed must-haves. While the jury will probably still be out for some of the fashion crowd, we guarantee that once they drop online, these will sell out immediately.
Keep scrolling for a full look at the Rihanna Fenty x Puma high-heel flip-flops.
We should have known that something spectacular was coming. Before the models even took to Rihanna's S/S 18 catwalk, there were a series of motocross bike stunts across mountains of pink sand. This extreme sports show was integral to the collection's theme, with plenty of references to surfing and biking throughout. But naturally the high-heel flip-flops are what caught our eye.
While from the front, you could be mistaken for thinking these are just your classic flip-flops, they really make an impact when you get a side view. With the slight platform and the chunky straps, these are the ideal shoes for the athleisure lover who doesn't actually exercise IRL (or is simply a massive Rihanna Fenty x Puma fan, of which there are many).