The Superbowl Halftime performance is one of the highlights of the year for anyone remotely interested in the entertainment industry. The show costs millions of dollars and is headlined by the music industry’s biggest hitters. This year, Rihanna performed the show, wowing fans with her stage presence, while also announcing her pregnancy. For us sneakerheads, the real star of the show were Riri’s red kicks. We knew the shoes would make a statement, and Riri went for it with a pair of chunky red MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon sneakers.
These are not your average pair of kicks. The shoes are a result of a buzzy collab between French sportswear brand Salomon and luxury fashion house Maison Margiela and had previously debuted on Margiela’s Fall 2022 runway. But why would Rihanna wear this particular pair of shoes? It’s no surprise that one of music’s biggest stars would sport a pair of sneakers, but as a footwear choice, it makes sense. The collaborative sneaker is a hybrid between a performance-ready shoe, with some serious style moves, bringing the best of both worlds to one stunning pair.
The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon shoe is perfect if you are looking to perform. While the gender-neutral shoe features a slip-on fit, Salomon’s traction and lug technology ensure that the sole gives serious grip. The shoe is built on Salomon’s Speedcross trail sunning sole, which provides traction for all kinds of terrain – yes, even on a levitating stage when the star was floating in the air.
As for the design, the shoe is everything you could expect from Margiela – it is bold and features a futuristic silhouette with a fire-red colourway. While the sole gives you all the support you’d need on a trail, the top makes the shoe the ultimate city sneaker with its urban vibes. The shoe can be worn as an everyday walking shoe, and the $360 price point means you could wear them every other day.
The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon Trainer is available at farfetch.com
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