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241 users: 4.3 / 5
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Casual
Collaboration: Rihanna
Collection: Puma by Rihanna

Verdict from 6.8 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • According to a remarkable amount of consumers, the Fenty Avid are incredibly comfortable.
  • “These are my favorite pair to wear,” said one tester.
  • A high number of online reviewers said that they would gladly recommend the Puma Fenty Avid.
  • Some online commenters praised Rihanna for yet another successful release.
  • The image on the brand site does not do the shoe justice for how immensely marvelous it looks in real life.
  • One purchaser mentioned that these are worth every penny.
  • A customer was pleased that this trainer is a testament that it doesn't need to cost a lot for one to be stylish.
  • A buyer highly commended the unique style of the Fenty Avid from Puma.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A fashionista who prefers the colors of her outfits to match well together said that she finds it quite challenging to style this shoe because of its weird colorway.
  • Before breaking it in, the strap of the Fenty Avid tends to rub the Achilles.

Bottom line

Though not a line from Rihanna's songs, two becomes one in the mid top Puma Fenty Avid. Its unique style is highly reflective of the artist's creative and fashion side. Aside from its summer-ready exterior, these trainers also boast of the interior for being comfortable and cushy on the inside. For only $130, one doesn't need to spend a lot to achieve Rihanna's distinct style

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Despite having a cut-out on the upper to exude that sneaker-sandal vibe, the Fenty Avid still ensures that the feet are secured with its toggle lacing system, bungee-inspired laces that are easy to adjust through its barrel-style lock.

The reinforced pull tabs on the heel and collar make the easy slip-on wear feasible. Moreover, the collar stretches to provide the users with more ease when putting on the shoe. Those wanting to avail these sneakers can choose from women's sizes running from 5.5-10.5.

If you have been a big follower of the pop star, you would probably know that her works are all far from ordinary. The Puma Fenty Avid sports a unique silhouette, a part-sneaker and part-sandal, apt for the summer season. The overall look of the shoe captures the athleisure trend while still giving some pizazz on an outfit.

Coming in five striking colorways-- Black-Limepunch, Bay-Cherry Tomato-Vanilla Ice, Limepunch-Black, and Vanilla Ice, users can have the option to go for neutral or head-turner colors. To give attention to the shape of the sneaker, it is ideal to pair these with leggings or shorts.

Since the start of the collaboration of Puma and Rihanna and with her position as the Creative Director of Puma, the multi-faceted artist still offers an out-of-the-box creation that never fails to surprise and excite its fans. Constructed with mesh and nylon upper, these sneakers are built with Puma's AVID tooling, modeled after a running shoe but tunes in that look for summer. Though it may seem all over the place, surprisingly, it all works well from looking at the overall look of the shoe and each detail that it presents.

The music, fashion, and footwear industry, over the years, has proven that although each is of separate and strong identities, it can merge to create a fusion of creative and ingenious products. After the successful series of Kanye West, here comes Rihanna, one who for so long dominated the music industry but is also known for her flair for fashion.

First released in December 2014, the collection was named Fenty x Puma, named after the singer's last name. This line became the perfect opportunity to reveal Puma's rebranding strategy. Rihanna was able to capture the female market. Eventually, Puma appointed her to be the global ambassador for Women's training and Puma Women's Creative Director.

Rihanna's Fenty line expanded into an enormity, providing a different range of goods aside from sneakers. If there is one thing that is consistent with her, it is the fact that she continues to excite her fans with every collection she releases.

  • The rubber outsole, a trail-inspired feature, sports an aggressive tread, which offers stability and traction.
  • The Puma Fenty Avid is sold for $130 at the brand's site.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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