Fenty Puma By Rihanna-Puma Running Shoes

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Performance vs Fashion 

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The hottest sneakers currently are both

The most coveted sneakers this year may be more suited for the runway than a basketball court.

Sneaker  lovers are being courted by an array of styles, celebrity collaborations, and innovative promotions as the billion industry sweats to win picky  buyers.

When it comes to the most popular shoes, celebrity and fashion often matter as much as function. Mega-star rapper Kendrick Lamar is collaborating with Nike. Producer and rapper Kanye West has a line of Yeezy shoes under the Adidas brand.  Fenty Puma By Rihanna, a sneaker partnership between Puma and pop star Rihanna, is among the hottest fashion focused shoes collaborations  at the moment.

Previously that boosted athletic performance were the sales champions just a few years back ,the all-stars this year are predicted to be sneakers focused  on style whle  improving a jump shot.

Fashion sneakers sales  are expected to grow 15% to 25% from last year, says  A.T. Kearney, a consulting firm.  Athletic sneakers sales “will see a downward dip, and their overall share of the sneaker segment will continue to decrease,” the consulting firm says.

 

 

 

A registered nurse in San Francisco who has been playing basketball since she was seven, still likes sneakers that have an athlete’s stamp of approval.

But, she says, “while athletes have been the pinnacle of advertisements for sneaker brands, the recent involvement of celebrities, especially musicians have propelled the popularity of sneakers by tapping into different demographics.”

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It’s a sharp contrast to the sneaker scene  when Air Jordan announced itself in 1985. The collaboration between Nike and legendary Chicago Bull Michael Jordan had tight grip on  industry sales and the cultural landscape for decades.Ever since then, players from Shaquille O’Neal,Kobe Bryant  to Le Bron James have had lucrative deals to propel their shoe own lines.

 

Rihanna rides a dirtbike on the runway at the FENTY

FENTY X PUMA collection

Rihanna rides a dirt bike on the runway at the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 10, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Brian Ach, Getty Images for FENTY PUMA By Rihanna)

However today, it seems  the Yeezy, rapper Kanye West’s sneaker collaboration with Adidas, that comes closest to the type of frenzy that greeted the original Air Jordans a generation ago.

Everybody  wanted to be like Mike .Air Jordan was and still is  the ultimate goal line for any partnership between an athlete or even a musician.

These days everyone wants to be like Kanye. Anyone who is interested in fashion, everyone who’s interested in looking cool, wants to look like Kanye, and that means copping  a pair of Yeezys.

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The Adidas brand  itself says sneaker fans aren’t so much choosing fashion over athletic performance, as they are demanding a blend of both.Fickle consumers want an authentic, high-performing product that does its job on the field or the court but they also want it to look great, says Simon Atkins, brand director for Adidas America, “The products and concepts and brands that have tapped into that are the ones that are doing the best.”

Adidas is leading the way. As of August, 2017 the brand had 11% of all athletic shoe market share, second only to Nike, according to NPD. And while sales of basketball shoes made by several major brands nosedived  in August, Adidas’ sales during that month rocked up by more than 40%.

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No matter, Nike, which became the standard bearer for partnerships between sneakers and athletes, says those relationships remain central to its  core brand.

Puma Drops Racing Inspired Latest Fenty Line

 2018 Summer Puma Fenty Shoe Drop

Fenty Puma by Rihanna latest collection motorsport meets  beach chic theme. Rihanna’s signature beachy and badass style, a vibrant, hybrid mash up of high fashion,  sports and beachwear. Laced up lingerie meets Masculine motorsport gear. Oversize and androgynous silhouettes are paired with sexy skintight swim wear.

Ahead of  summer, the vibes continued to be in full effect with daredevil detailing , bold branding and splashes of neon for those party nights. It is a collection born to hit the beach and ready to make waves.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ The second drop of the SS18 FENTY X PUMA collection featured a mix of sneakers, apparel and accessories, and is now available on eBay. The range features new styles including the women’s AVID in three new colours – black, white and safety yellow

 

 

 

If you consider yourself as a passionate online shopper like myself, eBay has amazing  deals on the best products.I hoped you enjoyed the article and if you have any questions about the Rihanna Fenty  By Puma shoes  article and want to leave a comment or   your own personal review,please leave a comment below .

Thank you,

Erick Darke

 

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10 thoughts on “Fenty Puma By Rihanna-Puma Running Shoes

  1. For someone who has never heard of these shoes, Your article has made me curious. And i find that theres more than enough info here to get me excited and wanting to buy myself a pair. Thank you for the insight, and if do decide to grab me a pair, I will definitely be going through this site.

    1. Thank you Patty for taking the time to read the article. Iam happy to provide beneficial info and to help you in any way .Take care

  2. This post was very interesting. I personally view sneakers for their functionality, but never realized their potential in the fashion world.

  3. Thanks for reading Jay .Happy to share a different perspective with you

  4. Rain

    I don’t wear sneakers, But I respect Rihanna and love what shes been doing! I love her makeup, so no doubt her shoes are gonna be great!

    1. Appreciate your positive feedback Rain .Agreed ,Rihanna is a really dynamic business woman

  5. Very funky and cool
    Love this post. Its full of great information and it is so up with the play
    Love it

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the post Vicki. I am pleased you enjoyed the article

  6. Every job I’ve ever had in my life allowed me to wear sneakers, so I a big sneakers-fan! I never thought much about sneakers as fashion though, but I do love Rihanna so I’ll be checking it out! Great post and pictures!

    1. Thank you for reading the article Sue.I appreciate that it provided a different perspective for looking at sneakers

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