Sneaker pimps are lovingly eyeballing Thursday, Sept. 29 on their calendars. That's the date the original Rihanna Puma Creepers will return in four classic colorways — black with a tan sole, black and white with a black sole, white with a tan sole, and tan with a tan sole. The classic Rihanna Puma Creepers will be available at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT via the Puma site, at Puma stores, and through other retailers, such as Six: 02 and Madison.
These were the kicks that started it all. They sold out upon launch last year. While the brand and singer have dropped subsequent colorways in the past year, such as the all-black, the all-white patent, the green-with-maroon-stripe, and the burnt orange camo, fashionistas and sneaker lovers such as myself have been hoping, wishing, longing, and praying for an encore of the originals. We're getting that much-desired reprise on Sept. 29.
In the interest of planning ahead and budgeting, how much are the original Puma Creepers?
Well, the shoes aren't yet posted on the Puma site, so Bustle reached out to Puma reps to inquire about the exact price. But if history is any indicator, the classic Rihanna Puma Creepers will come with a $140 price tag. That's how much the Rihanna Creepers by Puma have cost in the past.
Update: Puma reps got back to Bustle via email to confirm that the shoes are indeed $140 USD. They had no information regarding restocks at this time.
Here is a screenshot of the Creepers from the Madison site. Previously, Puma PR reps confirmed to Bustle via email that Madison, which has physical locations in Los Angeles along with an online boutique, is an official Puma retailer. The store has the OG pairs listed as $140. The kicks are currently marked as "sold out," which should be the case until the shoes go back on sale on Thursday morning.
BTW, I expect the sneakers to eventually be stamped as "sold out" again. I predict the shoes will sell out within an hour of going on sale, if that.
The Creepers remain a super snazzy silhouette.
There are two black options.
The contrast of the thick, tan sole and the white sneaker is bangin'.
Tan-on-tan, baby! Monochromatic is in, especially if you pair these shoes with an all-black outfit.