Sneaker Style Profile: Rihanna
Brand of choice: Air Jordan, adidas Originals
Staple pair: Air Jordan 1
Surprises: New Balance 574
She's sexy and she knows it, and she looks finest when her little feet are swimming in some big ball boots. Rihanna is the most influential spokeswoman for women's sneaker fashion in the world, just by virtue of her being stupidly famous and loving sneakers. Beyoncé ain't repping laces and Air-injected midsoles like this, Rihanna runs the tomboy fashion game, even if some folks reckons she's just a style biter of her less prominent contemporaries. In an article in SF issue 30 about Jordans, two sneaker experts raised the 'Rihanna effect' of masses of girls getting into Js because their idol wears them – her Instagram posts and papparazi shots have plenty of pull. She's given the Three Stripes shine too, often slipping into fresh adidas Originals wears, and was even credited with spurring on New Balance's recent resurgence. It is our great pleasure to present this gallery of Rihanna flexing in some of her hottest foot finds, enjoy!