Can Anyone But Rihanna Pull Off Wearing These Crotch-High Manolo Blahnik Boots?

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Rihanna is releasing another shoe collection (in addition to Puma), this time a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik called Denim Desserts, which debuts in the April issue of British Vogue.


See Rihanna in the Vogue photo above, living her life in what she says are her favorite pair from the collection, the crotch-high 9 to 5 Boot.

“Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots!” she tells the mag. “You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”


Here they are on their own, de-Rihanna’d.

The 9 to 5 Boot
The 9 to 5 Boot

Could you do it? The other stiletto designs are a little more understated but still bear the delicate mark of a Manolo shoe.

All six styles start selling on May 5 at Manolo Blahnik stores in London, New York and Hong Kong, running from $895 to $3995. So... most of us won’t be buying them.

Left: the Sea Salts; Right: the Rih-vis
Left: the Sea Salts; Right: the Rih-vis

Can’t say these designs excited me much, but maybe denim lovers will be ecstatic. At the least, you might get a selfie with Rihanna if she spots you in a pair.


“The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes,” she says, “I am sorry for that woman because I’m going to literally run after her, shouting, ‘Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?’ I’m going to have a moment!” Imagine Rihanna stopping you on the street and asking, “Who are you?”

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Images via British Vogue, Manolo Blahnik

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Only Rihanna’s pulling off those thigh highs. They only made 45 of them so some rich bitches will be coming to blows in those stores.

She does however need to save one pair to wear in the Desperado video. It’s needed. With the hat from the cover.

She wore the Sea Salts in the second Work video. No one was paying attention to her shoes though.

I keep hearing people talk about 6 pairs, but I’ve only seen 4. Wonder what the other two look like.: