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Rihanna knows a thing or two about "breaking the Internet" — well, her fans do anyway. When the singer launched her limited-edition shoe collab with Manolo Blahnik on May 5, Riri's devoted band of supporters managed to crash the micro-website set up for the launch over and over (and over) again in a matter of minutes.
The denim-heavy collection features six shoe styles, including the much-anticipated "9 to 5's"— the $4,350 thigh-high denim boots (with an attached embellished garter belt) of your dreams. Rih would probably wear them sans-pants like the true ass-less chaps that they are, but our managing editor proved that they look great worn over pants, too. J.Lo even sported a pair over a white bodysuit in her latest music video, "Ain't Your Mama."
There are 400 pairs each being sold in-store in New York, London, and Hong Kong, and Manolo is still taking orders for each of the shoe styles — which will come complete with a sketch signed by both Rihanna and Blahnik — online.
We've reached out to the Manolo team to see what went down and will keep you updated with the deets.
*Update: An earlier version of this article said that the shoes are sold out in-store, but a spokeperson for Manolo reach out and said that they are not.