Rihanna is back in London this week, but she’s taking a respite from crazy Tom Ford boots and Manolo Blahnik heels and opting for a pair of comfy, casual Balenciaga Arena Leather Sneakers instead. She was recently photographed hanging out with fans in her designer sneaks, right outside her London hotel. If you, like me, were completely unaware that Balenciaga even did sneakers, there’s good reason – these are men’s shoes! Rihanna actually owns at least 2 pairs – she’s also worn these sneaks in black in the past. You can pick those up for $495 at Mr. Porter.
Celeb ladies in men’s kicks has been something of a trend this summer – we spotted Amy Poehler in a pair of Nike hi-tops last month. We also caught Khloe Kardashian in what I suppose are technically unisex Timberland boots. If you’re a fan of the classic sneaker, check out our top 10 designer sneaker recommendations for this summer!