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Rihanna wins Shoe of the Year title

Published 05/11/2016

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Rihanna's Fenty Puma line is flying off shelves as she earns new acclaim for her designs.

Rihanna's new Puma sneakers have landed the fashionable R&B star the Shoe of the Year title.

Footwear News bosses, who host the annual 'Shoe Oscars', announced the Umbrella singer's Fenty Pumas by Rihanna had won the coveted award on Friday (04Nov16).

"In my wildest dreams, I never would have imagined an honor like ‘shoe of the year’," Rihanna said in a press release. "It means so much to me to make a mark like this in the shoe and sneaker industry and to have so many people share my love for the creeper."

Rihanna's funky take on the 'creeper' has become a huge hit among trendy celebrity A-listers and fashionistas - Gigi and Bella Hadid, Future, Lena Dunham, and Jessica Alba have all been spotted wearing the shoe of the year. Now available in four colours - black, white, natural and black and white - the women's Fenty Pumas have consistently sold out each time another colour was added. The Puma website currently has the $140 (GBP114) items available in only one colour - black and white.

Footwear News officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Rihanna will be available to attend their Achievement Awards ceremony on 29 November (16), although the busy Work hitmaker is due to appear in her native Barbados the following day. Past Shoe of the Year winners include Kanye West for his Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker with Adidas.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is currently in New York City filming the new Ocean's Eight film with co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson and Damian Lewis. The heist movie, directed by Gary Ross and produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, is set against the backdrop of the fabled annual Met Gala in the Big Apple.

Rihanna was spotted on the Ocean's Eight set on Tuesday (01Nov16) sporting faux dreadlocks for the film and another of her hot items, the oversized half-zip faux fur pullover hoodie with elongated sleeves and a front kangaroo pocket. The hoodie which retails for $1800 (GBP 1454) is already sold out on Puma's site.

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