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Ballet-Inspired Sneakers

The New Creepers from Fenty Puma and Rihanna Look Like Ballet Slippers

— April 27, 2017 — Pop Culture
After releasing a number of new Creepers, such as the sleek black and white leather versions and the velvet holiday pack, Fenty Puma and Rihanna have teamed up again to offer fresh versions that's perfect for summer. In addition to the new Creepers, the brand recently came out with the Jelly Slides and the Mint Fur Slides.

Unlike the other Creeper models, the latest version leaves most of one's feet exposed, making them best suited to consumers who are in warm and dry climates. On the backs of the heels, large laces are featured, so that they can be tied up the legs to look like ballet slippers. Corresponding with the dancer-inspired design are two neutral feminine colorways: light pink and beige.
Trend Themes
1. Ballet-inspired Footwear - Create footwear designs that take inspiration from the elegance and femininity of ballet.
2. Exposed Footwear - Design shoes that expose most of the foot, catering to consumers in warm and dry climates.
3. Lace-up Heels - Incorporate large laces on the back of heels to create a ballet slipper-inspired look.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Innovate within the footwear industry by creating ballet-inspired shoe designs.
2. Fashion - Explore the use of exposed footwear in fashion, especially in warm and dry climates.
3. Athleisure - Combine the elegance of ballet with the comfort of athleisure by designing lace-up sneakers.
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