As a part of her ongoing Puma x Fenty collab, Rihanna is dropping jelly sandals, confirming that the shoe of your childhood is officially back, baby. Of course, the '90s style is getting a chic upgrade in a slip-on style (instead of those strappy jelly cage sandals), but slides are decidedly old school in their own way, too. So basically, they're everything you could want in a nostalgically stylish shoe.
RiRi's new jelly slides were revealed at a Puma x Fenty pop-up shop in LA. Nice Kicks got the exclusive, and according to them, we can expect the shoe for Summer 2017, just in time for jean shorts and pool days galore.
Now, just like with any jelly sandals, I have some concerns. First, are these going to give me blisters like a mother, or rub my feet raw? Second, what happens if a rock gets caught up in there? Third, do I even care? I mean, it's Rihanna. It's nostalgic. What could be better. Plus, you can make them less hellishly uncomfortable with a pair of socks — I know, sounds like the ultimate fashion faux pas, but if it's good enough for Rihanna (on more than one occasion) then it's good enough for me.
No word on the price yet, but it appears they come in light pink, powder blue, and charcoal gray (my personal favorite). And just like her much lusted-after Puma x Fenty velvet creepers, I bet you these '90s-inspired shoes will sell out faster than you can say Furby, Nokia, or Ring Pop. So once they're officially released, act fast.
Here's a look at the shoes, courtesy of the Nice Kicks content director:
Geometric jelly perfection, right?