I’m ashamed of myself for sharing the purchase link for the Puma Rihanna Fenty Slides earlier today. On my way home from work, I stopped by the mall to pick up some shoes, and decided to quickly scan each store for any sale items; that’s when I spotted the Rihanna slides and got a good look and feel at them. And my initial reaction was: the silly slides aren’t even worth $25, and I’m being generous.
They are lighter than Styrofoam, flimsy and give you absolutely no cushion, I feel like they would get crushed if someone 150lbs or heavier were to put them on. They have a cheap fabric that goes across the forefoot with a ridiculous bow on it. I can understand paying $40 for a pair Jordan slides ( at least they facilitate the blood flow and are kind of cushiony). These puma X rihanna slides are worthless, I even asked the employee at the store if they were worth $90, her response was
they ain’t worth it, its just because it’s Rihanna
I know many will say to me, why do you care, it’s our money , we are entitled to do whatever we want with it. What made me mad is that how does pair of slides become more expensive than the New Balance 247 ( priced at $80), and even worse more expensive than a pair kids Jordan 3 Cyber monday ( on sale for $79) and all because they bear the name of Rihanna. The more I live, the more I realize how frivolous, shallow, foolish, asinine and absurd we as humans are. We want to fit in so bad that our brains and reason get tossed in the garbage can, and we allow ourselves to live in a fantasy world that is never fulfilling. I’m not saying don’t buy shoes or material stuff but when it gets to the point where you’re willing to spend top dollars on a “supreme brick”, that’s when you realize , your mental faculties are drawing near negative infinity. Enough with the rant…at then end of the day it’s your money , buy what you want or desire.
Brands like Adidas, Puma are only popping now because of their ties with celebrities like Kanye west, Rihanna etc.. Take away Kanye or Rihanna in the picture and both brands will not be as relevant within two years.
Once again, these puma rihanna fenty slides should probably cost $19.99 and I would love to see them at k -Mart, Rugged wearhouse or Ross in the weeks to come.