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Lea Saw These Sneakers on the Train and Was Reminded of How Much She Wants Them

Shout-out to the stylish woman wearing them on the 6 train!
Fenty x Puma Bow Sneakers in Purple, $155, available here.

Fenty x Puma Bow Sneakers in Purple, $155, available here.

I'm about to utter a phrase that has seldom been said by any New Yorkers ever: The MTA actually made my day better. Let me go a step further: It made my day better by getting my train stuck in a tunnel.

I'm going to allow you a moment to stop reading and gasp. Get it out, and then come back when you're ready.

Now that you've got that out of your system, allow me to explain. When my train halted in a tunnel for an inexplicable reason the other day (literally, I couldn't tell you what the person over the intercom said for the life of me), I had a chance to really take in my surroundings instead of just impatiently listen to my podcasts until my stop. It was then that I noticed a young woman in Rihanna's Fenty x Puma lavender bow sneakers.

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Now, by this point, need I remind everyone of what a big fan of Rihanna I am? So, there's no need for me to say  — though, I will anyway — that these shoes were on my radar since their launch in 2017. But for the past couple of years, I've been so engulfed in all things Fenty Beauty, that I almost forgot about what a connection I feel toward these sneakers. And the best part is now that the dust has settled for some time, I can happily grab a pair in my size because they aren't all completely sold out.

So, thank you, mystery woman on the train, for reviving my love of the Fenty x Puma bow sneakers! And begrudgingly, thank you, MTA — this one, single time.

Fenty x Puma Bow Sneakers in Purple, $155, available here

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