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Of Course Rihanna's Thigh-High Boots Crashed Manolo Blahnik's Website

Rihanna in the "9 to 5" boots from her latest collab with Manolo Blahnik.
Rihanna in the "9 to 5" boots from her latest collab with Manolo Blahnik.
Vogue UK April 2016. Photo: Craig McDean

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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.