When BadGirlRiri sent models down the runway for her Fenty x Puma show at New York Fashion Week, they were every inch the rebel squad. Think cropped lace-up sweatshirts, oversized hoodies, and platform creepers that wouldn't apologise for stomping on any acai bowls in its way. Reclaiming the fitness realm (think one infested with coconut water chugging yogis) with a big dose of street cred, Rihanna certainly gave critics something edgy to look at for her debut role as Creative Director for Puma's womenswear.
Remember the sneaker with the unorthodox high-tongued silhouette? It has crossed over from the runway and gone straight into the Puma store at VivoCity. Dubbed 'The Trainer', these bad-ass kicks available in black, red, or white, feature an upper woven from Ariaprene — an advanced form of neoprene — that allows for a secure yet breathable fit.
You might think that mobility has been sacrificed to make way for the shoe's high tongue, but The Trainer surprises with a pivot that allows for 360-degree movement. A full-length flex groove and additional heel thickness helps to support any fancy footwork you're looking to execute.
30 pairs of The Trainer are retailing exclusively at the Puma VivoCity Store. Tel: 6376 8090