Know what's hotter than the new generation of Rihanna x Puma Creepers, which is her third drop so far and includes an all-white leather pair, an all-black suede pair, and a maroon and green pair with that instantly recognizable oatmeal gumsole? Oh, just the reactions to shopping the shoes on Twitter. Customers, members of the Navy, and sneaker fans did not hold back when it came to expressing themselves on social media regarding their frustration and elation about tryna buy the new Rihanna Puma Creepers.
There seemed to be more customers venting about not nabbing a pair, as opposed to shoppers celebrating having purchased Creepers.
The $140 shoes went on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 26, and were made available at the Puma site, at select Puma stores, and they were also due to drop via Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. The shoes didn't delay in selling out, firmly establishing the Rihanna x Puma Creeper as the sneaker of the summer of 2016 and perhaps beyond.
Puma PR reps told Bustle in an email that the shoe is "a limited release, like other Creeper drops before it." The reps also told us that "restocks are not planned. Should it happen, press and consumers will be informed."
So that's the marketing and publicity rub on the Creepers.
But what about the shoppers? What did they have to say about the new drop of Puma Creepers?Let's cycle through the emotions... after we remind ourselves what all of the fuss is about.
This! Everyone wants a pair of RiRi Creepers and Puma making them incredibly difficult to get only further increases the desire for these kicks. You always want what you can't have, be it in life, love, fashion, or footwear.
One more look at the much-desired shoe.
Now, the tweets.
Puma PR reps told us that the shoes were also coming to Nordstrom. However, this pre-10 a.m. ET tweet indicated a change in the on-sale date for this retailer.
I know it's tempting to be like "Needs vs. want" here but your closet needs cool shoes and your feet need cool kicks. End. Of. Story.
Nothing says "I love you" like shoes.
Not everyone, actually! I got two pairs.
Thankfully there are plenty of crying emojis to help convey the point.
What an effective use of Rih's music!
I totally get the frustration, but this was to be expected.
This is a legit question.
Sigh. That is seriously frustrating.
Oh no! A bday ruined?!
They were gone with quickness.
Let's hope the Puma powers-that-be and Rihanna see the reaction and do whatever they can to force a restock.
Because they are hot!
Congrats to everyone who nabbed a pair.
Images: Courtesy Puma (2); Puma/Instagram (1)