Attention, Ladies: Rihanna Can Show You How to Wear the Hottest Sneakers

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    Whether it’s the Air Jordan I or the XIII or the V, Rihanna is constantly bringing out Jordan heat. But the best part of her style might be her role as a trendsetter. Every girl nowadays wants to wear Jordans because they’re what’s hot and trendy. But RiRi has been doing it for a long, long time. She’s even been credited recently for being the sole reason why so many young girls wanted to get into Jays. As their idol, she paved the way for all of them to look fly in some sneakers.

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    Timberlands

    Rihanna has been one of the keys as far as bringing Timbs back to the forefront in 2014 and into 2015. Growing up, there was nothing hotter in hip-hop than Timberland boots. They were all I wore in high school. They disappeared for a while, but RiRi is bringing ’em back.

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    Nikes

    Isn’t this one obvious? Girls of all ages are wearing shoes like the Nike Roshe Run and RiRi is no different. But she had to go next level on us when she once showed off her love for the Nike Air More Uptempo, a classic from the 1990s courtesy of Scottie Pippen. While men everywhere love that shoe, let’s face it: It’s very clunky and cumbersome for a girl. Rihanna doesn’t let trends stop her, though.

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    adidas

    The girl loves her some adidas Originals. In 2014, no brand came more correct than the Three Stripes and part of that came about from the constant co-signs from celebrities like RiRi.

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    Puma

    Recently, RiRi left the Three Stripes to take on a new role at Puma as their Creative Director. No title was more fitting. The girl’s Instagram page is like an entry level class for newbies and wannabes on how to create a personal brand that defies the boundaries. She’s going to help push the company to take a swing at the big two in Nike and adidas. It’s a perfect match. She’ll make Puma cool.

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    Converse

    There isn’t a woman alive who consistently rocks Converse as well as Rihanna. With jeans or shorts, in a high fashion setting or just chilling with her friends, RiRi just gets it. The Chucks get more shine than probably every other sneaker combined on her Instagram.

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    New Balance

    Rihanna has even shown love to New Balance over the years. During 2013, she helped bring the New Balance 574 trainer to its current level of fame, and sales exploded in no small part thanks to her co-sign. Whether it was courtside at basketball games or just chilling out on the town, this shoe is a favorite for RiRi because of its simple style and muted colors, helping to give her a toned down look that she always kills.

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Rihanna is a style icon. It’s that simple. She sets trends. She improvises. She goes against the grain. And she doesn’t care what you or anyone else thinks. There are many other stylish women out there — from Serena Williams to Nicki Minaj to Maya Moore — but none of them are even close to that girl RiRi.

And right now, despite not releasing an album over the last two years, you could argue her star is shining brighter than it ever has. Recently, Rihanna bounced from adidas to take over a new role with Puma. She’ll be their Creative Director, where she’ll oversee just about everything involving the womenswear line. The fit is perfect; Puma is an older company looking to reestablish their footing in the industry next to giants like the Three Stripes and Nike while RiRi brings with her instant street cred and a thriving audience that views her as perhaps this generation’s biggest star. As a plus, Rihanna connects with teenage girls like no one else, and has found a way to appeal to men in more ways than one.

One of the most attractive aspects of her personality and charisma is the fact that she can look great in just about anything. Go through her Instagram and you’ll see her showing out in everything from Air Jordans to high-end fashion, from adidas Originals to Timberlands. There’s just no one like her.

So while we’re waiting on that next album to hit, we’re going to help out all of the ladies who need some tips on how to run the game. Thanks, RiRi.

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