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Sneaker News: See The First Official Shots From Rihanna's Puma 'Creeper' + Preorder!

While she’s been taking New York Fashion Week by storm, it’s Rihanna’s sneaker style that has been making us swoon all summer long. Whether jamming in the studio in streetwear favorites like Thrasher and W.I.A. or a late night NYC tattoo run, RiRi has demonstrated her distinctive approach to marrying high-low pieces with her sneak game. Always one to add a sportswear element to her ensembles, the 27-year-old is now launching her first collection, Puma by Rihanna, available today on Puma.com for presale. 01-rihanna-puma

We’ve seen the creeper-style sneaker-shoe hybrid on the superstar for quite a while (if you need a re-cap check out our favorite Rihanna Creeper style moments!) but now it is finally ready for the public. Available initially in black with a white Puma stripe and black sole, the first version is all punk everything. All-black and all-tan editions, both with gum soles, will be released on September 25th.

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Those currently in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week will also be able to grab a pair at a popup at 312 Bowery Street, between East First and Bleecker Streets, in Soho from September 15 to 17. The Puma pop-up store will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. on September 15, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 16 and 17. Limited pairs will be available for sale during the pop-up, and purchases will be limited to one pair per person. This will be the only brick-and-mortar store worldwide where consumers can purchase the black-white colorway early, as well the other two creeper colors from the September drop.

First Look: Rihanna Give Us The Creeps With New Puma Signature Shoe

German-based brand Puma landed gold when Rihanna signed on as their new face and Creative Director. Riri has done nothing short of generate tremendous buzz for the brand over the last few months and now, it seems Puma is finally ready to give us something to buy. Yesterday, via the @RihannaFiles Twitter page, we received our first preview of her upcoming Puma signature shoe. While the reveal is enticing, it only confirms what we've thought for months: Rihanna's gonna finally give us the creeps - BKA the Puma “Creeper.” Rihanna gets not one, but two shout-outs on the box—Puma by Rihanna printed in the upper right corner and FENTY printed across the bottom.

According to Foot Locker’s release date calendar, the shoes (which are based on an original design by Mr. Completely) will be dropping on September 25 in, wait for it, multiple colorways! While which color combos remain to be seen, one thing is for sure: we’re ready for all of them.

Sneaker News: Adrianne Ho and Aimee Song Help Launch New 998 Custom Options With New Balance

Images via New Balance New Balance continues to unveil new treats as they add to their custom options. Next up, the brand brings the custom good to one of its best silhouettes, the Made in USA 998.

Beginning June 8, the New Balance 998 will be available for customization via the brand's NB1 platform. Prices will range from $200-210 and will allow for up to 16 different areas to personalize. Mesh, suede, and reflective textiles will be among the first materials to choose from, while herringbone, nubuck, and Horween leather will be added seasonally.

To celebrate the launch, New Balance enlisted a handful of "influencers" — including Adrianne Ho, Aimee Song, Dan Trepanier, and Lou Delcy — to create their very own styles. Check them out below and look out for the 998 customs to launch next week.

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Snaps: Rita Ora x Adidas Team Up Again For The "Dragon Print" Pack

Tag team, back again. As adidas continues to bring joy to the world with their celebrity collabs, the brand links up once again with British stunner Rita Ora for even more gear/kick combos with the release of the Rita Ora x adidas Originals "Dragon Print" Pack. Due to hit retail and online shops at the start of next month, the collab finds Rita again bringing tons of color to a few signature silhouettes.

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Four pairs of kicks and one pair of slide each offer a different, yet familiar, feel. White bases and vibrant reds and pinks bring each silhouette to life and give a subtle nod to the region of inspiration.

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Get familiar with the Rita Ora x adidas Originals “Dragon Print” Pack below and via the official adidas site, and look for the entire grouping to be available on May 1st.

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Want Those New Yeezy Originals? Make Sure You Get adidas' New Sneaker-Reservation App

If NY is your stomping ground, the new adidas Confirmed App may just land you a pair of the Kanye x adidas collaboration sneaker over All-Star weekend. Yesterday, the brand launched the first ever sneaker-reservation app which is available on both Apple's App Store and Google Play. adidas Confirmed allows shoppers to select a special release sneaker and hold it for pickup at their local adidas retailer. One of the major benefits of the app, according to the company, is that customers can beat out spam and bulk reservations in addition to the geo-location-specific interface which allows the app to tell you if the shoe is in stock.

“We wanted to create a more elegant, safe and consumer-friendly way to launch marquee shoes to our most loyal customers,” said Simon Atkins, VP of brand activation, in a release. “We wanted an experience that would treat everyone fairly, allow instant confirmation of product availability and reduce long lines.”

Initially, pickup locations are only in New York, at Adidas stores and wholesale partners. The brand does plan to expand into other cities.

This definitely sounds promising! Are you excited about adidas Confirmed?

CNK: Air Jordan 1 KO "Royal"

Looks like Jordan brand decided to throw in another doozy following last week's release of the AJ 1 Retro "Chicago" KO High. The newly previewed Air Jordan 1 KO “Royal” will probably cause a similar stir as Jordan Flight Club releases first images of the Fall AJKO.

Does this land on your 2014 kicks you must cop list? Let us know in the c-section and stay tuned for more deets and more pics as they become available.